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

Friday, February 24, 2017

you brighten...

Hello!!  Stopping in with a bright little card for several challenges.  I was really intrigued by the whimsical inspiration photo at Time Out and the image that really jumped out at me was the hot air balloon.   But I thought I didn't have a similar image so I was going to use some images from the February My Monthly Hero card kit.  Then I remembered the fun Hero Arts stamp set called Happy Birthday.  The set was made for Operation Write Home and includes the hot air balloon image.  I stamped that image on watercolor paper and then colored it with the ZIG markers you see in the photo.  Once the image was dry I trimmed it out.  I did end up using things from the My Monthly Hero kit to create the background and for the sentiment.  I used Salty Ocean distress ink and some positive image clouds to create the sky.  Once the sky was finished I trimmed down the panel to correspond with the Freshly Made Sketches layout.  The hot air balloon was adhered along with another cloud image that is in the Happy Birthday stamp set.  I colored that with a light grey ZIG and added some of the same color (watered down) to the other clouds.  Made a little mistake in that I adhered the panel to my card base before I stamped the sentiment, but I was able to fit it with my Memento Tuxedo Black ink pen.  I'm also going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.

Wishing you a wonderful day...
Supplies:  Cardstock:  white, Ranger watercolor paper; Stamps:  Hero Arts; Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black, Smoky Gray, Ranger Salty Ocean distress ink; Watercolor medium:  ZIG clean color markers; Hero Arts stencils

9 comments:

Valerie Nolan said...

Fun card, brilliant colours. The way you display it all now is such a good idea Rosie!
Val x

Lisa Elton said...

I love the shape of that hot air balloon! This is delightful Rosemary!!

Anita in France said...

What a fabulous scene, Rosemary ... that hot air baloon is so charming and whimsical ... and your colouring is fantastic (as always!). Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Petra Swart said...

A lovely take on both the photo and the sketch, Rosemary!!!! Love the bright colours and the sweet scene you created!!!!! Wonderfully done!!!!
Have a great weekend!!!
Hugz

Greta said...

That photo inspiration was so busy I couldn't even look at it, but you've used it for a really neat card, Rosemary! Love the coloring & the background is perfect!

Karren said...

This is such a fun card! The balloon looks fabulous!

Gayatri said...

Beautifully coloured. Awesome card. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

Jill Vickers said...

I just love this - the scene is so beautifully coloured and I love how you popped up a few elements to create some dimension! Thanks so much for playing along with us at TIME OUT! Jill

sandie said...

Congrats on winning our random prize at Time Out, see blog for details x