Wednesday, 22 April 2015


As it's been a whole week since my last post have dashed into the craftie space  to do a mega quick upload and a promise that I will be back tonight to visit everyone.
It's just been such a busy week and of course the weather has been so nice so in between collecting teddies that have been thrown from prams we have spent a little time outside planting a couple of pots.
I made this last week for the LIM challenge and here I am on the last day for linking in uploading it!
I had a little play with some more inks for the background, after seeing something similar on Pinterest - just sponging with Spun Sugar for the top of the sky then Squeezed Lemonade and graduated down with Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint.
Used some old foliage stamps inked with Peeled Paint on the bottom.
Mounted it onto black card.
the balloon was a download which I fussy cut and decoupaged, coloured with promarkers.

The 'clouds' sadly are not very good! Have been meaning to buy a cloud die for a long time and never got round to it - so it was a printed download and freehand cut!

Doesn't look too bad in real life I suppose!
Sentiment stamped onto bottom of white card and the balloon centrepiece added.

Other Challenges -
Simon Says Stamp - CAS
Tuesday Throwdown - Up in the Air
 Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - The letter 'B'
Thanks for looking - I'll be back later for a stroll around Blogland - have a great day. x


Sue said...

Just the day for flying in a balloon Viv. Love your card.
Enjoy the sunshine x

Gerrina said...

Beautiful background-scene and oh I do love balloons (even in pink...) Hugs, Gerrina

brenda said...

Love your colour palette Viv and super inkiness.

Caught the news last night (been trying to avoid it since Sunday) and it was sooooooo depressing, they listed six who seem to be on their way, I recon at this rate Brendan will be calling up you and I.

B x


Fabulous and wonderful card Viv
Dianne xx :)

Doreen said...

Just gorgeous,love the design and

Chrissie said...

Super card Viv, I love the transition of colour!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Very pretty summer scene, I can picture myself in the meadow admiring the balloon.

Love and hugs

Jacee said...

Lovely design Viv
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Carole said...

This is lovely Viv...real crafting...I love your background. As the card says Perfect!!

Kathleen said...

Great card and lovely colours.

Kath x

Meggymay said...

A beautiful scene, can imagine the peace and tranquility.
Yvonne xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Viv, I like the scene you have created
Kevin xx

Jackie said...

Superb card Viv, looks so peaceful :o)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, adorable card.

Heather said...

A fabulous card Viv, a lovely scene with gorgeous blending and beautiful stamped foliage and great balloon among the clouds!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant colours used here and love CAS creation.xx
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Canonbury creations said...

Fabulous scene Viv, beautifully inked!
Val x

Pia S said...

It doesn't look bad in the photo either:) but a card certainly always looks better in real life.
Beautiful work using your inks!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

A gorgeous scene and stunning inking Viv
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Susan said...

Viv, your sponged inking looks fabulous! Your freehand cut clouds add character to the card...well done!

MaryH said...

That background is marvelous with the great sponging. You've blended these colors so seamlessly. Love the grassy look on the ground, and that balloon just looks like so much fun. Love your color choices too! TFS & Happy coming wkend. Hugs

Darnell said...

Well, first off, I love that sediment!! (Can you tell me who makes it? I'm sorry if you said and I didn't spy it.) Secondly, great sponging, Viv! I adore your pretty pink sky! It's perfect for your handmade clouds and awesome balloon! Enjoy the weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

Michelle said...

A gorgeous card with lovely colours.
Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
Hope we see you again and good luck.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Desire Fourie said...

Wow this is a stunning CAS design. Just love the shading around the balloon.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Anne said...

Fab scene you created Viv, love it!
Problems with people throwing toys out of prams?!... Hope all is ok with you x
Thank you for joining us at Less is More
Less is More

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! Your scene is absolutely stunning!! I love that hot air balloon!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Tuesday Throwdown Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member


Beautiful work honey. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion challenge.
Naz xxx

Jingle said...

Absolutely beautiful card! I love this! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!