15 March 2013


Another post, whew!!!!!! I can't be well LOL.

I have to do 11 family birthdays this month and this is one of them.  I'll show the rest in later posts.

This is a for a dinosaur mad great nephew, there are so many images of dinosaurs, but I found this on Elizabeth Dulemba's colouring pages and loved that she called it "Aspotosaurus", so included the name on the front of the card.

I happened upon Colour Throwdown's colour mix for this week so used that as my base colours. I added Pink Petticoat's Little Dots paper and linked it to the spots, coloured the dinosaur to match and shaded him, then used PP blossom tree as I thought it quite prehistoric in this instance. The flowers are PP gingham, I added a wood overlay by Marisa Lerin onto the tree, don't know why, I just liked it.  The background I made and coloured to match the tree, but was lightened, I added texture to the background.  The "spot" font is EwieD.  The bird also has PP chevron paper added to the wing.  I have done all this in Photoshop.  The "Aspotosaurus" is 3D'd and so are the flowers and the 5. It's on an 8 x 8 card.

I am entering the following challenges

http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/color-throwdown-233.html  CTD 233

http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/challenge-33-numbers.html  Number on card (Yep)

http://just-add-ink.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/just-add-ink-157.html  Just add Green (Yep)

http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/childs-play.html  Make a card for a child (Yep)

http://paperprettiesblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/paper-pretties-wednesday-challenge_13.html  Create you own background paper (Yep, although it is pale)


Pat K said...

Wonderful card with such a cute dinosaur. I'm sure your great nephew will love it. Pat K x

Shirley Young said...

This is bound to be a winner with Alfie. The wood overlay on the tree looks really effective.

Nikki Spencer said...

My Grandson would love that Dinosaur Faith! What a sweet birthday card for a little person, l especially love those gingham blooms and cute little birdy! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Jenny said...

Goodness that's a lot of birthday cards to make!!! Love this one, you've made that dino look very cute :0)
Jenny x

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Faith you are a whizz with Photoshop - I don't even understand your description of how you made it, lol!

Christine Blain said...

That is a very sweet spotty green dinosaur, Faith! Such a cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week.

Qie said...

Nice and cute. Love the color. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar.

NickScrapShack said...

This is so cute - love it!

Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week! Good luck!

Bonnie said...

What a cute dinosaur! He's sure to be loved!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Your grand nephew is going to love this card! This is totally beautiful - what a fabulous dinosaur image! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

Wanda Cullen said...

Absolutely adorable birthday card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Color Throwdown!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Faith your little dinosaur is so cute and Thank you so much for the kind words at my Paper Tulips Tutorial
Sharing one of my dinosaur cards :
Dinosaur pop up card tutorial

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Faith, I love what you did with him! What a sweet card for Alfie. I'm going to feature your creation in my March 26, 2013 Coloring Page Tuesday newsletter. If you or your followers are not subscribed, you can do so at http://dulemba.com/index_ColoringPages.html . Keep creating! :) e