"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Hey there!! Hope everyone has all their Christmas preparations done and are finding time to make a card or two. I found some time to make a card for a few challenges that are running right now: Freshly Made Sketches,Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge and Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights challenge. Inspired by the colors from the Pin-Sights challenge I did some stamping and masking with my EE Up the Happy stamp set to create the balloons in the background. Once the stamping was done I water colored them with my Daniel Smith water color palettes from Simon Says Stamp. Three additional balloons were stamped, colored and then die cut. I arranged the die cut balloons on the background balloons and then stamped the strings (rather badly I might add, lol). The die cut balloons were then adhered and a little twine bow was added to the strings. I then did a light wash of blue around the balloons so they look like they are floating in the sky. I matted my little panel with black cardstock and as I set about assembling things per the sketch I realized that I didn't really have a good place for the sentiment other than on top of the balloons so that's where it went! The sentiment is from the EE Lovely stamp set. I added my strip of black cardstock, the panel and I was done.
Have a wonderful day and Merry Christmas!!
Supplies: Cardstock: white, black and water color; Stamps and dies: Essentials by Ellen; Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black; Water color medium: Daniel Smith; white baker's twine