Thursday, March 8, 2012

Inspiration to Create Birthday Cards

I'm a greeting card collector. I love browsing the aisles of greeting cards and over the years I have found many favorite greeting card artists that I LOVE.  My most favorite is artist: Masha Dyans. We used one of her card designs as inspiration to create watercolor birthday cake cards. I love her designs.  They are simple, unique and whimsical. Who wouldn't be inspired by this delicious rainbow birthday cake?

Here is a collection of some of our birthday designs we did in Masha Dyan's style.  We used watercolor paints and folded card stock to create the cards (you could use any type of paper).  Before we began, I explained to my daughter that an artist designed these cards just like we did when we were drawing owls. We often have this discussion and she always asks me if an artist designed something.

This is my favorite one by C.  I love the expression and movement in her beautiful birthday cake.

Here is one of mine.  I like mine, but feel I need to put a little more life in it as compared to C's card above.  Children always have more expression in their art work and that is why I love children's art!

Here is just a sampling of Masha Dyan's work that I have collected.  Isn't it FABULOUS?  If you want to check more of her work out go to her site here.  She has a facebook fan page too here.  Besides greeting cards Masha also does home decor and apparel.

Most recently I found out Masha has done a children's book too called: Razzle-Dazzle Ruby.  Here is a video preview of it and I can't wait to see it in person!

Happy Birthday to all my friends and family with birthdays coming up! (You might just receive on of these cards.) The more I look at Masha Dyan's work I am inspired. 

What Artist(s) Inspire You?


  1. Wow! Beautiful! I've never heard of Masha Dyans before, her work is lovely. I'm off to browse through her work! :)

  2. It is such a great idea I love it! Masha Dyan's work is trully inspirational!

  3. Even I have not heard about Masha Dyans! Just now browsed her collections! They are so beautiful!
    C's art looks like a wonderful modern art. You are right kids art is amazing. I love your card too! Beautiful