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)

5 comments:

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 :)