Saturday, August 15, 2015

Floating Along..........


It is time for Challenge#31 at CCC Digi Creations, with the theme of 
Anything Goes.
One of our sponsors this round is Oak Pond Creations

I used this Hot Air Balloon image.

I printed it out in three different sizes, and coloured the images with my prismacolor pencils

I really enjoyed these images with the attention to detail on them.

I cut the background with a stitched rectangle die, and then used Lindsay's Miracle powders, blue perfect pearls spray and gold perfect pearls powder to colour the background, before painting the clouds with white perfect pearls.  This resulted in a very subtle sheen, most noticeable under electric light. 

I mounted the two smaller balloons straight onto the base, but popped the larger one up on foam tape.

The sentiment was stamped and embossed with silver on the base of the card.
The finishing detail was the washi tape with the birds on a wire - I couldn't resist them, and it added a wee bit of humour to the card.

I am linking this to:
(the stitched rectangle die is new)

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  1. Brilliant creation, love the image, colours and design...hope you are enjoying the weekend.xx
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  2. very pretty Maxine. Lovely card.

  3. Beautiful Maxine!! I love how you used the different sizes to create the illusion of depth! Wonderful bold and beautiful colours too, love it! hugs :)

  4. Love these hot air balloons. The little line of birds added the right touch too. Very pretty card Maxine.

  5. Oh this is a wonderful creation Maxine! So pretty!
    Happy Sunday to you!

  6. What a gorgeous card, and a wonderfully embossed sentiment. Thank you so very much for stopping by to share your awesome cards in our challenge this week. I'm so grateful that you do. I've always wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride, but just never had gotten up the courage to do it. This makes me think about it again.

    Thanks again for joining us. Have a wonderful week!
    Word Art Wednesday

    P.S. if you are interested in another fun challenge, we would LOVE to have you join us at CropStop.

  7. Hi Maxine, trying to do a little visiting catchup this evening. I really like the effects you've achieved with this digi. The different sizing added so much interest, and I love your pearly clouds. The shimmer is very noticeable. I'm not familiar with the 'powders' you mentioned, but I'm loving the colors you've used to make these hot air balloons so bright & cheery. Using the P/pearls on the background was a good idea too, so TFS that one. The stitching on the mat adds even more texture to an already dimensional card. TFS & Have a great wkend. Hugs

  8. Love these colorful balloons & the dimension you have created, Maxine.

  9. Love this card Maxine - the added dimension works so well with the Hot Air Balloons and the washi tape is perfect! {{{hugs}}}

  10. Fab make. Thanks for joining us in use something new challenge at Polkadoodles
    Anjie (DT)

  11. Unlike Karen I have never wanted to go a hot air balloon ride. We have a big HAB show on Labor Day and it is quite a spectacle. I like your embossing of the sentiment and the balloons are really looking great. The sizes give depth to the card. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 196th challenge.
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  12. The embossed sentiment is quite lovely. The balloon sizes give great depth. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 196th challenge.
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  13. A Great card, love the added birds too. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  14. Oh be still my heart - this is amazing Maxine! What a deligjtful card so light and airy and fun! TFS!

  15. A beautiful project, Maxine. The balloon really look light and floaty ;) Thanks for playing along with Polka Doodles Use Something New challenge.
    x Asha (DT)

  16. Stunning creation thanks for joining the use something new fun over at Polkadoodles and good luck.
    Anita (DT)

  17. So cute and sweet card. Thanks for joining us in our Use something New Challenge at Polkadoodles Hugs Agnieszka DT

  18. Love your coloring on these hot air balloons. Fabulous card!

  19. Beautiful.. Thank you for joining our 38th challenge at Art by Mi Ran challenge blog.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. Good luck at the draw..


  20. Nice card! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too! Angie- DT/Owner

  21. Such a lovely card and love the many colors. I'm so happy you joined our Challenge last week and would like to invite you to join us again with our Challenge this week at Word Art Wednesday. Just want to share God's Word to you coming from 1 Peter 1:24-25 which says, "For, "All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever." And this is the word that was preached to you."

    Have a blessed day!
    JO ANN

  22. This is a lovely make and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for sharing it with us over at Use something New at Polkadoodles

    Jenny x
    Polkadoodles DT

  23. Lovely project .... Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

  24. Such a beautiful cards, I love the design! Thank you for joining us at the Craft Stamper Challenge :-)

  25. Gorgeous creation... thanks for joining in the TIMI challenge!

    xxx Ellie Knol xxx


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