"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Saturday, January 28, 2017

happy birthday...

Hello!!  Had sometime today for crafting and got a couple of cards made so I'm sharing one of them.  This card is for the current Freshly Made Sketch and the Essentials by Ellen pin-sights challenge.  I will also be adding it to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.  I pulled out my EE Up the Happy stamps and dies to create my card.   I pulled different colors from the inspiration photo and did a little bit of watercoloring with the balloon and clouds.   Once they were dry I die cut them with the matching die and then got to work putting together the layout.  I made a minor change to the sketch by having the strip underneath the circle instead of on top because it didn't look right with the clouds.  The sentiment is actually from the EE set Lovely.  Before adhering the balloon I added a little bit of string to the back.  Still feeling a bit rusty after having not made anything for over a week, but I really like how this card turned out!  ETA:  adding this to the current Less is More challenge to use a balloon on your card.


Hope you have a wonderful day...
Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI kraft, white, Stamps:  Essentials by Ellen; Dies:  Essentials by Ellen and A Jillian Vance Design; Inks:  VersaFine Smoky Gray and Onyx Black; ZIG clean color markers; white twine;

15 comments:

Greta said...

Wow--amazingly creative use of the sketch, Rosemary! Gorgeous, modern card!

Valerie Nolan said...

Stunning card Rosie and would be absolutely perfect for the challenge over at Less is More, go for it!

http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/challenge-313-balloons.html?m=1

Esther said...

What a fab card! Such a gorgeous contemporary design, really light and fresh in feel. I love how you've approached the sketch, and of course it's perfect for our balloon challenge too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Kathyk said...

Such a fab and cool make

Kathyk

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Great take on the sketch, Rosemary! Just love the clouds & big circle behind the balloon!!

Anita in France said...

Light, airy and deliciously dreamy, Rosemary ... love the contrast of the bright pink balloon against the soft blue sky! Hugs, Anita :)

jenn shurkus said...

this is so pretty!! Thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!

Petra Swart said...

Love your pretty pink balloon floating between the clouds, Rosemary!!!! Such a great take on the sketch!!!
Hugz

Cécile RIBON said...

Totally love this! Those clouds and the balloon are a so sweet!This is a brilliant take on the sketch. Thanks for sharing it at Freshly Made Sketches.

Sarah Gray said...

I love the pop of colour from your pink balloon against the light and airy skyline - so pretty! Great to see you at Less is More this week :)

Lisa Elton said...

This is sweet! Love the pretty little balloon floating among the clouds!

Karren said...

What a fabulous card! Great take on the sketch and the pop of color from the balloon is perfect! Great to see you again at FMS, Rosemary.

TK said...

Whimsical and fun! Great card...

Sharon said...

Gorgeous card Rosemary! I love how you interpreted the sketch elements with clouds and a balloon and the colours suit the whole scene perfectly. Such a happy card! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Less is More. xx

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Such a sweet and pretty card! Love your take on the inspiration pictures. Thanks so much for playing along with Essentials by Ellen January Pin-Sights Challenge, hugs, Karin Åkesdotter www.instagram.com/peppermintpatty42/