Good morning all, what happened to the weather? we had such a lovely day yesterday taking Harley to a parrot sanctuary and small animal zoo in glorious sunshine and today it is yuck as Harley would say with really heavy rain bursts.
Anyhow today see's the start of a new challenge over at Sparkles Monthly and this month we are challenged to 'Up, Up & Away' so we want to see balloons either the party popping type or as I used hot air balloons. As soon as I saw this challenge I knew this was the card I was going to make. The reason for it is because when I did a craft fayre a few weeks ago I was asked for a Bon Voyage card which I didn't have and the lady quoted 'I would prefer a hot air balloon as these always appeal to my friend to be the perfect way to set off for unknown territory' and I have to agree that kind of appealed to me too, not that you would get me into one mind you lol.
We have a great sponsor this month in Crafty Ribbons who are offering the prize below.
Ok so this was the easiest card to make and the whole thing was created on my cameo using the print and cut feature with a filled pattern. The sky background is a patterned paper named clouds5 that came preloaded on the silhouette software and I just created a 5.5" box to place it in. I then added the balloons and clouds from the Hot Air Balloons file from Miss Kate Cuttables, printed this as one layer then just cut out around the square edge. Next I printed and again cut the balloons and clouds so that I could pop them up at different levels trying to make the balloons and clouds look like they were at different heights and distances. The sentiment was just typed by myself and then offset before cutting around. I inked all the elements and that is all there was to it. Super quick and easy to make but I quite like the effect.
6" Square Scalloped Card Blank - Natalie & Amy
All White Card - Rymans
Die Cuts - Hot Air Balloons #40586 Miss Kate Cuttables
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink
Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Crafts & Me - Anything Goes
The Perfect Sentiment - The Great Outdoors
Try It On Tuesday - Create A Scene
Crafty Boots - Die Cuts
Make My Monday - 3d Elements
Aud Sentiments - Not A Birthday Card
Thanks for stopping by, see you all soon.