Friday, 16 August 2013

Sparkles Monthly 'Up, Up And Away' Challenge

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
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.


Rossella said...

Great project, thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday this week
Rosie x

Meggymay said...

A wonderful card, love the scene you created. Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.

Dee's Craft Room said...

Lovely card, who doesn't like hot air balloons? I really like your sky paper too.

Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Unknown said...

I love the dimension you created with the clouds and the balloons. Fantastic job!!

Thanks so much for joining us at Perfect Sentiments. Please join us again, I'd love to see more of your work.

Perfect Sentiments DT

Claire said...

This is a lovely design Kim. Hugs, Claire x

Sue B said...

Oh this is fab Kim!! I love the big sky background - it really gives a sense of space and freedom… the balloons and clouds are wonderful !!
I love your shoe below too - it's awesome!!!
Hope you are well hun…. the weather has been horrible here today… but it was lovely yesterday!
Take Care
Big hugs
Sue xxx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Super card Kim, love the beautiful background paper and the fabby balloons, it's a very clever design.


Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is super, what a great card, We have had a strange day weather wise, Sunny and rainy!!! Hope alls well, Love Hazelxoxo

Billie A said...

Great card and love the colors and the depth. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our anything but a birthday card challenge.

Billie A

Valerie-Jael said...

This is a gorgeous, summery scene! Thanks for joining us at TIOT! Valerie

Karon said...

Fabulous card, love the hot air balloons. Thanks for stopping by :-)

Janice said...

What a super card Kim with a lovely bold design, love it, Jx

My name is Cindy said...

Great card, absolutely perfect for the occasion!! I really like the font you have used, very simple but effective. Thanks for joining us atTioT Cindy

Mau xx said...

No wonder you liked the end result Kim, Its Gorgeous! I love the depth to it all.
Huge Hugs mau xx