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Monday, September 14, 2009

Birthday Wishes from Under The Sea...

My youngest daughter turned 3 today!!! She is an Ariel fanatic, she just loves that mermaid, so I decided to make her an Ariel birthday card. Of course, I don't have any Ariel stamps, so I had to think. I GOOGLED 'Ariel Line Art' (cause if you google Ariel images, or Ariel clip art it's all in color), and adjusted the size down until it was small enough for my card front. I printed it on cardstock, and colored it in. This card is SO simple, I probably shouldn't blog it here, but it goes to show you don't have to go all out to make a nice card! I knew that Tara would want to keep this in her room and play with it, so I did not want any embellishments on it that would come off.

This is not the best pic, I remembered to snap it right before giving it to Tara, so there was no time! However, the bubbles have Crystal Effects on them, as do Ariel's eyes. The coloring is actually a lot more detailed than the picture shows. This image was colored with Sharpies 36 Color Collection! Her hair has NO lines at all, I was amazed, it took some time to color, as I don't have the fine point Sharpies, but this looks great for what I used. Frosted Lace Stickles were used on her tail.

And here is the best picture by FAR!!! My little angel SO excited to have an Ariel birthday card!

CS is SU and DCVW White Core
Ink is Sharpie, and a couple SU markers
Image is digital and I can email to you upon request.
Big Shot was used with a bubble texture plate on the green.
Sorry for the bad pics and quick post. This week is just starting, we still have Chloe's birthday at home, a small family party for both kids, a friend's kids birthday party Friday, beach trip to pack for this weekend, I am on preschool snack duty all week, and the house is getting dirty, it's freaking me out. I am a neat freak who loves to clean, so needless to say, no more stamping till I catch up on cleaning!

13 comments:

gale said...

That is so cute. Your dd is adorable!! Happy Birthday to her!! What a great idea to use clipart for a card.

scubasubie said...

OMG That is an awesome card! A friend of mine would die for that card - she LOVES Little Mermaid. I like the coloring too.

Deb S. said...

What an adorable card, and how sweet your little one is! Hope she enjoyed her birthday!

Louise Forsyth said...

This is adorable, totally brilliant idea and I LOVE the colours.

Cassie_lu said...

great job coloring and boy does she looked excited

The Mama Monkey said...

This, my friend, is ALMOST as cute as your darling daughter!!!

Jen said...

Look at your beautiful baby! I absolutely love the card! Great job, friend!

Have fun at the beach this weekend!

scrappinmominky said...

This is cute. Looks like you stamped it.

Jenn Embry said...

Ooh, I love it! What a creative way to get an Ariel card.

Traci said...

Cute card! Great idea to google for an image! Great job coloring. It looks like your daughter adores the card!

Deb said...

Precious Card! I just love it. My granddaughter loves all the Princesses of Disny especially Aurora-Sleeping Beauty but Ariel runs a close second. Beautifully colored. Great Job! Love the idea of how to google a disny lined item.

jennifer said...

She is so adorable, all excited about that darling card! That is the perfect card! Happy belated birthday to your little one :) Good luck on the cleaning! I'm in the same boat, but here I am blogging, lol!

CathyRose said...

The card and your little angel are just too precious for words!