Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Ocean Party Invites

Howdy bloggers and bloggets! My fabulous and faithful friend Paula encouraged me to dust off the cobwebs on the old blog and link up to Simon Says Stamp this week for a chance to win $50 towards their products. I haven't gotten to make many cards lately, (Ok, ok...NONE) but since I just finished creating custom invites for my son's 3rd Ocean Splash birthday party, I figured it would count for an "anything goes" challenge. My son loves dolphins, sharks, octopi, and whales (orcas are his FAVORITE) so I drew up a relatively simple and childish sketch of his favorite sea creatures throwing a third birthday for a fish (who seems a little nervous about it).  After pencil sketching, then outlining, I colored the image using my trusty Copic markers and boy am I rusty! Once I was finished I merely scanned it into my computer and used the JPEG to create an invitation in Word.  I ended up using the original image as decoration at the party, and all my boys love it so I count it as a success. Of course, they are only 4, 3, & 1...but that's ok.  They're my biggest fans.

Thanks for stopping by!

Here's the link to the challenge if you want to enter today!


  1. Your party looks AMAZING and I am in awe that you drew the invitation! If I could draw like that I wouldn't own so many stamps! I'm so glad you blogged!! Love you!

  2. Super cute invites! Great design and fab coloring!! The entire party looks amazing!! So FUN!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  3. Wow, you're an amazing illustrator Alyssa! Fabulous invitations. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!