Saturday, September 1, 2012

Spoketacular Birthday

Hello Crafty Friends,

Hope all is great! Today is my youngest brother's birthday. Happy Birthday Bro'! {plays song "1st of tha month" in the background since that's his favorite song for hist birthday lol}He turned 21 today- of course to me he's still a little kid.... heehee I'm the oldest of them all. We always sort of called him my mom's birthday present because he was born the day before her birthday. I bought this stamp one because it's cute, second it was on sale 40% off, third because I knew I needed a "bike" stamp and fourth I know I'll be making him "bike" cards for him to give out. My brother
co-manages a bike shop in Richmond, Calif. named Richmond Spokes or some call it The SpokeShop. Photography, bikes and gardening are my brother's LIFE!!! I'm so proud of him doing many positive things in his life and for the community we grew up in.

Well I wanted to make him something that was simple yet have nothing "girly foofoo" heehee as we crafty ladies tend to do.
The stamp is from: Penny Black # 2881J Hedge Delivery
(I didn't know this was a Berkeley, CA 
company which is very close to our city about a 15-20min drive

The sentiment was just printed out, no special inks or lining up.
I added gray brads since bikes have all of these special "Machine Screws" 
with socket heads instead of your typical Phillips or slotted screws.

I colored my image with Spectrum Noirs on a this Adirondack Alcohol Ink Cardstock.
They took a while to blend but there was no bleeding or smearing which was awesome for me since this was the first time using this paper. Oh yea, I stamped and colored on the shiny side
(It looks just like shiny photo paper to me...)

Well that's all folks. Enjoy your 3 day weekend if you have a one that long and if not- have fun anyway ;)

Thank you for visiting. 

-Katya Bess

Challenges I've entered:
Put a Stamp on it - NO DIGIS allowed this week.

Cards for Men

feature modes of travel in your colored image/s


  1. This is gorgeous...fabulous image and

  2. Darling, and perfect for a young man! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge, Katya!


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