Friday, March 16, 2012

Violin Birthday


After violin lessons this week, my daughter came home a bit upset because it was her teacher’s birthday and we didn’t have anything for her. Her teacher didn’t tell us it was her birthday and it was a big one – 80!  She’s an amazing lady, still teaching kids violin and playing in orchestras herself.

Well anyway, I had only just bought this stamp of a little violin girl.  I thought it would be cute to put on some cards for her at some stage.  I just didn’t realise how soon I’d need them.  I’m so glad I bought her when I did!

This is the birthday card I made for her.



I used this week’s sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for my inspiration.  I’ll admit I had a bit of trouble with this sketch at first.  I kept trying to put ribbon where the horizontal line on the sketch is and tried turning the sketch too but I wasn’t happy with it.  But I finally thought to have the sentiment in that spot instead of ribbon and turned it into a square card – and it worked. Yay!


I have decided to make my daughter’s teacher a series of cards all using this violin girl stamp but in different colours and designs.  She does appreciate my cards and I think this will be a useful gift. I don’t have time to make many for her though unfortunately. Perhaps I could make her some more during the year?


Ingredients :

Stamps :  Violin Girl (MFT), Perfectly Penned

Card : black, textured basic grey, neutral dsp stack, x-press it

Ink : memento black, stazon

Other : rhinestones, nesties, big shot, copics


I will post some of the cards I make for her over the next few days.




  1. Kathy, this is beautiful, and very fitting for your daughter's special violin teacher. I just love your use of grey, and your colouring is gorgeous!

  2. She's adorable, Kathy! I love how the neutrals really allow her to shine too!

  3. Adorable Image, perfect for her teacher! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  4. This is totally adorable and beautifully coloured.

  5. Wow .... this is just adorable Kathy ... I love this sweet lil image and I am loving watching your copic colouring ....fantastic!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  6. Oh my gosh! This is so nicely done! Love your coloring, too. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  7. Hey Kathy - your colouring is amazing (again) - she's such a pretty image and well fitting for your daughter's violin teacher! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.


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