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)