Sunday, November 11, 2012

Thanks for the lift...

Hello (again) Blogger friends!

As promised, I'm popping in with creation #2 of 3 produced on a very productive Saturday!

If you'd like to go in order, check out the first card.

For this card, I tried something that I usually feel not-so-sure about...Masking.

Most of my attempts at this beautiful technique usually come out leaving a LOT to be

This card, on the other hand, quickly stole my heart.
So ignoring the tad bit of ink bleeding, this card has become one of my favorites!
This was my first time using my Papertrey Ink "Up, Up & Away" stamps and die. 
Boy, oh boy, how I love it!

I masked the sky area using neon pink post its, which ended up being a not-so-great idea because it bled a little. I colored the blue with a Copic marker and stamped a couple clouds from the set.
I didn't really care for the clean edges of the clouds, so I tapped a Q-tip in my ink and softened them and created a couple of them free hand. I used the same stamp and soften technique on the sun.
I heat embossed and used colored pencils to create the hot air balloons. A sentiment from the set and a sprinkling of tiny rhinestones completed the card.

Do you love it as much as I do?
(I really hope so...)

This creation is a submission for 2 challenges:
CAS(E) this Sketch #5

The Play Date Cafe #157
 (Yes, I know there's no blue in this scheme...but I couldn't help myself! Hope I still qualify)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Please take a moment and join me...I love making new friends :o)


  1. Your masked background is amazing! Such a wonderful card, LoVe it!
    Thanks so much for sharing at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!

  2. Such a happy card Simaryon! So glad you played along with us in this week's CAS(E) this Sketch!

  3. I love productive days - and clearly you were productive!! Awesome! Your masking is spot on perfection and absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS(E) This Sketch - we're so glad you did!

  4. this is so pretty and i really love the background! great image and sentiment :) Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
    -Rachel w k