Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sunny Day Balloons (JAI 21)

This week's challenge at Just Add Ink is this very versatile sketch:-

The team have provided lots of great inspiration with cards, scrapbook pages & a journal!  :)

I have rotated the sketch 90 degrees & changed the straight lines to wavy ones.  Here is my card:-

The balloon baskets have been stamped with versamark & chocolate chip ink & then clear embossed.  I have coloured in the gaps of the basket design with brown pencil to make the baskets look more solid.  I have also glazed the balloons, raising the main balloon on dimensionals & raising the rolling hills below on dimensionals to create depth.  Here is a side on view:-

This card is for a male birthday (in September - how organised is that???) so I kept away from girlie colours & made the sun rays pointy instead of scalloped.  The rays were made by punching 3/8" squares & attaching them to the back of the circle:-

I am really happy with the finished card.  Thanks JAI!  :)

Edited (17/06/2010) to add:

The lovely ladies at JAI made this card a top pick, thank you!  You can check out the other top picks here & lots of the fabulous entries in the slideshow here.

Card Components
Carkstock:  Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Summer Sun, Certainly Celery
DSP:  SU Holiday Treasures
Stamp Sets:  SU A Little Treat (Big Balloon Basket), PTI (Sentiment & Small Baskets)
Inks:  Chocolate Chip & Versamark
Other:  1.3/4" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Small Circle Punch, Small Square Punch, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals, SU Stampin Pastels (Chalks)


Paula Fuller said...

This is gorgeous. Love your sun tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

Susan Joyce said...

Really cute, I like how you have used the Designers papers for the balloons. and made the sun.

Danielle Daws said...

WOW!! I absolutely LOVE your glazed balloon!! It looks brilliant!!

Christine Blain said...

Well, Danielle virtually took the words out of my mouth, LOL. So, I'll just say I LOVE your card; love the muted colours, and your super-clever techniques. Fantastic, Helen.

Lynne Armstrong said...

Another fantastic card Helen :) Love it! Congratulations on your Top 5 pick...it's well deserved. Hugs :)