Monday, November 29, 2010

Playing with Pigs

A little while back my niece asked me if I would design her 18th Birthday invitations - the only brief she gave me was that they had to be pink and glittery! My niece is a real "girly girl" - yes, pink is her favourite colour, she loves and teaches classical ballet, is very much a fashionista etc etc. However, she has the most unusual pet - no cute kittens or toy poodles for this girl - she owns a "black" miniature pig!!

This is Miss Kara  - my nieces pet pig! - and this is the card I made for her birthday next weekend.

Of course Tilda with Piglet  (from the Magnolia 2009 So Jolly & Under the Mistletoe Collection)  was the perfect choice of stamp for my card, but I actually found it a little difficult to colour in! I think my pig blends into Miss Tilda's clothes a bit too much??? - I did add some highlights to the clothing with a white gel pen to give them a bit more definition, but I'm not sure it helped? Apart from that, I think it turned out ok.

Copics Used:
Skin - E00, E51, E21, R20
Hair - E37, E35, E33
Hat/Socks/Vest - RV10, RV21
Pants - B93, B95, B97
Pig - C3, C5, C7, R20

I outlined my pink areas with a pink ( Blossom) Spica pen. I cut my "18" from the  Quickutz Blossom Alphabet Set - coloured it with RV10 & RV21 and also outlined it with the Blossom Spica pen. The pink cardstock is from Creative Memories and called "Pink Lemonade", the blues are "left-overs" from my stash, so I am not sure of names. The sentiment I typed up on the computer using the font Pharmacy. The white lace tag is from the Martha Stewart collection.

I promised I would do some baking for the party too - so next on my agenda I am making some cup cakes - and I'm going to decorate them up as pink pigs - found a simple little recipe here at

oh and this is my niece - if she braided her hair into plaits - she could almost pass as Tilda LOL!!


Barbara (Jamie) Gudermuth said...

What an adorable card! I certainly don't see anything wrong with your coloring. It's just so creative and absolutely charming! Great job! Your beautiful niece actually does look a bit like our charming Tilda...


Barb Hardeman said...

The card is adorable. Your coloring is wonderful and the white highlites really does make some definition. How wonderful to make a card for your niece that is all about her beloved peg! Love the way you this the 18! Looks fantastic...

Michelle said...

Hi Chris your Card is gorgeous!!!! I love it!!!!! The Stamp is so cute!!!! CHeers Michelle

Karen said...

This is beautiful!!! It turned out so adorable!! : )

Rene said...

What a pretty girl! Happy birthday to her...she will LOVE the beautiful card you made!
Rene :D

charlene said...

What a cute little card for a very pretty girl you did a great job !

Leslie Anne Avila said...

You've done a fantastic job. Thanks so much for sharing your talent.
Hugs to you~
Leslie Avila

Sandy said...

oh my gosh - my comment just disappeared - Your card is beautiful -- I love the colors and I love the pig and he is almost as cute as your neice!

Unknown said...

This is a gorgeous card Chris! I love her pet pig! My brother had a pet pig...but not a miniature. He used to take it for walks around the block...until it got too demanding and now it lives out on Mum and dad's farm...its name is Missy and she is now massive! Thanks for your kind comment on my video.
Alicia xx

Pen to Paper said...

Chris this is so cute!!!!! And that piggie is so adorable!



Only By His Grace said...

Super card Chris. Your niece will love it. Colored beautifully.
Hugs Maz