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Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Suzanne, Happy Birthday to you!!
The Color Me Creative Design Team has a secret!!! Today we are hopping along to wish our fearless leader, Suzanne Dean, a VERY happy birthday!!! Suzanne is the owner/creator of the Color Me Creative site and, as many of you know, teaches her Copic classes online and on the road! She is one busy momma and we thought we'd take time to wish her a happy day and hope she gets to sit with her Cherry Coke and donuts (ya, a fave combination of hers!) and relax a bit today and enjoy the hop!
Each of us decided it would be fun to remember Suzanne today in "typical Suzanne" style! Our creations will either help remember a "funny travel moment" with Suzanne or... share a secret about Suzanne. Ha!!! Bet she didn't see this coming!!! LOL. Here is what I created ....
If I could colour half as well as Suzanne (or had half her energy) I would be amazing! Her skills are just fabulous, but more than that she is such a happy and fun person to work for, full of life (a little bit crazy – in a fab way!) and you always feel that seh cares about each and every person in her team. We all love her!
So this card is for you Suzanne and is now winging its way over to you from the UK. I chose this Copic girl from Saturated Canary, one because she’s holding a Copic but also because she reminds me of a post I read on your blog recently about not wanting to get older, you joked about using Copics to colour your hair (this post here). Suzanne you will never look old, you always look so glamorous. I cannot imagine you ever needing to colour your hair but if you do I’m sure you can probably find a few Copics to do the job for you! I made sure this girl didn’t have a grey hair in sight! Never fear though, no matter how you age you will always be a Copic angel in our eyes lol
So a bit more about my card.. Starting out with my patterned paper from Basic Grey Picadilly I chose my Copic colours as shown below and set to work. I am really pleased that I now pick up my Copics with confidence, instead of being in fear of them. Yes, I have a long way to go, I have no idea to colour ground for example lol, but I was scared of these what I used to call ‘overpriced felt pens’!! (Sorry Suzanne, I would never dream of saying that now lol) Suzanne, your classes have given me the confidence to play around with different ideas so instead of them being pretty to look at they now actually get used (which means I can justify buying more lol) Thank you for being such a great teacher!
See that little mark on my fairy’s leg, well I did that on purpose to make it look like she’d made a mess when she was colouring in… Seriously?? Na, I messed up! I had coloured the whole image and then dropped my open Copic marker onto it. Shock, horror!!! After two hours of colouring her in I just didn’t have time to start over. Ssshhh, don’t tell anyone, they’ll never notice!!
I used this sketch over at I Heart 2 Stamp.
I have to be honest it’s taken me a very long time to pluck up the courage to even enter a card over there, have you seen the amazingly talented designers they have?!!!! As I went to link up I realised I had missed the deadline, oh well lol. Still a great sketch though!
Now hop on over to the rest of the DT's sites to see what they are sharing about Suzanne. ;-) If you missed any stops then just pop back to Tina’s blog at the top of the list and work your way from there.