Thursday, September 24, 2020

Seize the Birthday Challenge #200!


It's the 200th challenge for STB!  WOWIE - fun times!  There are even many prizes available.  The only catch, you need to use the normal "optional" topping.  The topping is be inspired by the above graphic.  You can be inspired by anything that grabs you - color, balloons, etc.

Naturally, in my case, I was inspired by the entire graphic.

I water colored my panel, found a close font for birthday in the Simon Says Birthday Celebration set, and used a couple of the retired balloon die-namics for the balloons.

A fun card for me to make.  I always like to be inspired ;).

Okay, it's your turn.  Pop on over to read the official rules at Seize the Birthday Challenge #200, along with seeing how the prizes might be won.  And, of course, have fun creating!



Thanks for stopping by~

36 comments:

Barbara said...

You and I had very similar inspiration for this challenge. I love your take so much more. I love that loose background and the die-cut balloons. They really look appealing.

Joyce said...

I see how you were inspired by all of the elements in the graphic. What a fun and festive card.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Balloons are always fun on a birthday card. This really is for sure.

Colleen said...

Vicki, I love all the colors of our graphic as well. We were definitely thinking along the same lines...hmm, is it two great minds think alike? LOL Anyway,you captured almost exactly the entire graphic, love it!

Lisa K said...

Gorgeous background! Super birthday card.

Nancy said...

Great job capturing the graphic with your watercolored background! Love the lowercase birthday font too! Pretty card!

Darlene said...

Hi Vicki! This is AWESOME! What a fabulous background and your balloons look real! GREAT job and wonderful inspiration! I sure hope I get time to join in the fun!!

JoAnn said...

Very pretty card Vicki. Those balloons look great with your background. A perfect take on our graphic.

Lisa Elton said...

I love the way you were inspired Vicki, you nailed this! Fantastic card!

Lindsey said...

Love the perfect shading on your balloons! You took the StB graphic and achieved a bold and beautiful card - so well done!

Donna3d said...

What a great colorful birthday card, Vicki! Definitely see the influence of the logo.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Beautiful water-coloured background and I love the softly coloured balloons!

Chandhini said...

Love the water-colored background. The ink blending on balloons is fabulous.

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous. Love the white corner you left on the coloured panel. Very pretty. Hugz

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful big birthday balloons layered over your beautiful inspired background Vicki!

Helen said...

Delightful card, Vicki. Like the watercolored background. The balloons are a great way to say "celebrate". tfs-stay well.

Cathy said...

Love the watercoloured background and those balloons look like they are glowing, gorgeous card, Cathy x

Lady Joyful said...

This is so pretty! I love how the balloons stand out against the pretty background. - Charlotte/Lady Joyful

craftydonna57 said...

so pretty love the card

Blankina said...

yeah the 200th challenge, love the watercolour background on your card and I will join the challenge too..and wow fab prices to win this round, hugs Blankina

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is so pretty, what a great card, love that you have been inspired by the whole graphic. Its such a beautiful one, hopping on by via Seize the Birthday, Hazel xx

TaeEun said...

You've recreated the challenge graphic perfectly in your card! And the balloons look fabulous!

Ana artdiary said...

Your watercoloured background is stunning! Love your card!

Maria Helena said...

Lovely Background!

Ashwini Rao said...

Oh wow!! That's exactly the same as the logo!! But you've also stepped it up a notch -what a beautiful watercolored background, and skillful shading on the balloons too! Absolutely love this!

Suzanne H said...

I love the watercolor background! And your balloons look translucent, great techniques.

Christine said...

You did a fabulous job of making the balloons look dimensional, and the background is beautiful!

KerrynM said...

Love your card and fantastic Watercolor background

KerrynM said...

Love your card and Watercolor background

Rosali B. said...

I can definitely see how you drew inspiration from the challenge graphic - so beautiful what you made with it!

Sherri Thacker said...

WOW! Your card looks almost exactly like the graphic. Love it!!! So pretty!!

Marianne said...

A great take on the graphic. Your balloons look amazing!

Fonda said...

I love the background you made for your card. Watercoloring is so fun, isn't it!

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the net site f your background Vicki and your balloons look almost real! Vicky x

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous card, Vicki! I love the soft colouring on the balloons. Great take on the logo.

Glenda J said...

Great watercolour background and fun balloons.