Wednesday, June 12, 2013

simply wonderful

my card today is fun! i have had this idea for a while now (some of it!), but finally made it come to life late last night! :) i was inspired by the challenge at CAS(E) this sketch! it totally fit my vision and helped me get the card from my head to paper! :)

i used three stamp sets from mama elephant for this card: sunny skies, cosmic stars and smitten! :)

i stamped the balloon part of the hot air balloon with picked raspberry distress ink onto water color paper. once it was dried, i colored over some of the pleats of the balloon with a darker pink from my inktense pencils and blended it in (evvvvvveeeer so carefully! ha!) to add a hint of dimensions of color.
the girl (virgo for you astrology lovers!) was also watercolored with the inktense pencils. i cut slits of her hair so the basket of the hot air balloon could be 'behind' her hair. that whole little scene was popped up for dimension! :)

the clouds were made with this cloud die from taylored expressions. i used the negative and main cut! i just off set them and added some washi behind it to add the feel of warm sunny rays!

so that's it! i'm totally hoping to get inky today too...fingers crossed i can! :)


  1. Too too cute! The yellow cloud peeking through is genius.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!

  2. GET OUT! I loooooooove this card-- TOO clever! LOVE the little girl in the hot air balloon (great combo of stamps!!)!! And I LOVE the split sky-- AMAZING card! FAB!


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