I have been wanting to participate in more challenges and decided tonight was the night. I searched up a few of my favorites and decided on The Color Hues and Freshly Made Sketches.

The Color Hues colors for this challenge were Turquoise and Coral - two of my favorites and the sketch challenge looked like it would work for the idea that was brewing in my head.

I love the bunny in the Birthday Wishing Stamp Set from Colorado Craft Company and have been wanting to try the storybook coloring with it. I chose two light grey Copic Markers (N0 & N4). It's so easy to do that I think I'll be pulling out some more stamps to try it on. I love the look - perfect for clean and simple cards.
The image only has one balloon but I wanted two so I stamped the image onto the panel then stamped the balloon portion again onto some scrap paper. I stamped it twice and used Coral Cabana and Aquatini ink from Catherine Pooler Designs to color them in. Instead of using a blender pen to add color I just swiped the ink pad across the balloon then cut it out and added it to the panel. I added a swipe of grey Copic Marker along the bottom for a bit of shading then drew in a balloon string with a fine tip marker for the second balloon.

The sentiment is from the Happy Birthday Many Ways Stamp Set from Catherine Pooler Designs - one of my favorites for birthday sentiments. I heat embossed it with white embossing powder onto black card stock.

The panels are cut with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Stackable Dies. I used the second largest one from the large set for the top panel and the largest one from the small set for the bottom panel.
A little bit of Tea Rose Copic marker (93) for the nose and the ear and this card is done.

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Amy O said…
This guy is adorable! And I love the pops of color the balloons provide. Thanks for celebrating this milestone sketch with us at Freshly Made Sketches!
Linda Callahan said…
Oh I love this birthday bunny! Adorable card...and I love that you added the extra balloon! Pretty clean design! Glad you joined us for our 500th!
Susan Powell said…
Thank you Amy and congrats!
Susan Powell said…
Thank you Linda and Congrats!
Karen said…
This birthday bunny is also a favorite of mine. Your coloring is beautiful, and the second balloon was a great idea! Love your CAS card; thanks for joining us at Color Hues!
Lindsey said…
This is beautiful! What a great way to colour the balloons - I'll have to remember that. ;) So glad you picked Color Hues as one of your challenges to play with!
Nancy said…
I am so in love with this CAS and fabulous card! What could be better than bunnies and balloons. He is one happy bunny that looks like he is boasting about his balloons. Thanks for choosing Color Hues as one of your challenges to join!
Susan Powell said…
Thank you Lindsey :)
Susan Powell said…
thanks so much Nancy :)
Jen Timko said…
I love you clean and fabulous take on our sketch. Fantastic! So glad you joined us for our 500th sketch celebration at FMS!
Susan Powell said…
Thanks so much Jen :)
This is such a fun and gorgeous CAS take on the sketch. This bunny makes me smile and I love the happy colors. Congrats Susan and thanks for joining us for this 500th celebration at Freshly Made Sketches.