Thursday, 29 May 2014

Art Tuesday(ish): Birthday cards

I know that it's not Tuesday, but here is some art regardless. These four are birthday cards I've made for friends/family from over the past year or so. 

A birthday card for my sister's seventeenth (May 2013, that was.) Do any of you watch Jenna Marbles? 
"Kermit says, 'I didn't like that, but at least I got to eat a Ritz cracker!" 
Me and her both find that pretty hilarious. Hence the card. If you don't watch Jenna Marbles ... just appreciate the Ritz crackers! 

A card for my friend Colette's fifteenth (April 2013, that was.) I very much doubt this will apply to really any of you at all, but .... did you ever study Latin with the Cambridge Latin Course? If so, you may remember King Cogidubnus ... ;)
I imagine that right now you're looking at your screen thinking "what?". So just, um, appreciate this drawing of a BC British king.

Card for my friend Chloe's fifteenth (March 2014). This one, at last, has no hidden meaning. It is just fashion accessories. I was quite proud of how it turned out :)

This one was for my dad's sixty-second (October 2013), which we celebrated in Roses, Spain along with my own fifteenth birthday, two days before. I was SO pleased with this card ... it was so simple! Literally just watercolour. I know this picture is badly lit, but do ya see the rainbow effect? Do ya?? :D
Ooh and guess what book the idea came from? Why, the Usborne Book of Art Ideas, of course! Many, many, MANY times have I spoken about that book on this here blog. It is my favourite. Ever.
Hope you like these cards, and a tutorial for the rainbow tree may be coming soon ... but not on this blog! I'll say no more about that for now ... ;)

Emily x


  1. Those are fun Brithday cards.
    Thank you for stopping by ( I was wondering about you other day that how could I follow your blog but here I just found your blog) Thanks Emily.
    I hope you have wonderful day and looking forward to visit you here.

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Delvalina, I'm so glad to have found your blog! :) x

  2. WHOA. Did you DRAW that Ritz cracker box?! If so, that is EPIC, and so is the sketch of King Cogidubnus. I'm taking a two year Latin course, but it's not with Cambridge, it's with Seton Home Study. Latin is such a cool language!

    Anyway, I love your blog! Feel free to stop by my little corner of the blogosphere at :)


    1. Thank you! It took a long time -_- I remember I was doing it in the school library after an exam and I'm sure several people walked past wondering what on earth I was drawing Ritz crackers for .... !

      Thanks so much! I'm on my way :D


    and, ooh a TUTORIAL on the rainbow card?? could it be..?

    1. Well I guess that's the question we're all asking ourselves .... lol NOT. But thanks!

      Yes *ahem* I'm about to email you ...... ~dons the cone of shame~


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