Saturday, June 3, 2017

Sailing the Skies in a Hot Air Balloon

Happy weekend, y'all!  I missed a couple days posting this week (sometimes Ryan throws me a curveball and won't nap for as long as I want him to) so here's a bonus Saturday post!

I did my first new catalog order on June 1, and aside from new Designer Series Paper I only bought two stamp sets.  And one of them is a background stamp.  So for a bit here I'm going to concentrate on playing with the stamps I currently have...I still have a bunch of current stamp sets even with the catalog changeover.  And some of them I haven't used hardly at all, so this is going to be fun :)  (Le'ts not be coy, I can't wait to get the two stamp sets I ordered...and that awesome new paper!)

So anywah, here's a new card with Lift Me Up and the coordinating dies.  I don't think I'd used that ornate balloon die before, isn't it gorgeous?  Still had the watercolor paper out, so I did (another) watercolor wash for the sky behind my balloon.  The clouds are die cut out of Shimmery White paper and the balloon is Gold Foil, with Night of Navy and Powder Pink backing.  This card should have taken me like 15 minutes to make (maybe a little longer?) but the kiddo woke up and so it sat half-done on my desk for most of the day yesterday.  But we got there in the end!

I used the sketch from Inkspire Challenges:

And the color challenge from Color Throwdown:

As I said, I used Night of Navy, Powder Pink, Gold Foil, and Shimmery White for my colors.

So my Saturday plans include going for a run and then doing a few errands.  Maybe laundry.  Oh yeah, it's the glamorous life here.  If I'm lucky maybe I can work on some scrapbook pages...or else I'll be binge watching The Flash with the hubs while the baby naps :D

Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Lift Me Up
Ink:  Night of Navy
Paper:  Powder Pink, Night of Navy, Shimmery White, Watercolor Paper, Gold Foil
Accessories:  Up & Away Thinlits, Dimensionals


CCsMom said...

Very pretty card. I like the colors!

Anonymous said...

Love your Lift me up-ballon! Very pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Inkspire me.