Sunday, September 26, 2010

Up Up and Away


When we were on vacation in August I spent some time coloring in the evenings when we were watching a movie, or after the kids had gone to bed.  I think I had a bunch of markers out and saw this type of color combination together and liked it, so I picked this fun balloon image colored it up, but I didn't put it into a card for a while.  I knew I wanted to order the PTI clouds die for the card...and that cute die just came this week. 

I'm especially proud of the coloring on this one...I just took my time and love how the depths came out in the balloons.  I also added a light touch of BG01 and BG0000 on the bottoms of the clouds to give them a little definition too.   Copic colors are W2, W3, W7, R14, R27, R29, and BG72, BG75 and BG78.  W2, W3 are really good matches with Sahara Sand paper.  


Of all the new Spellbinders Die, I wasn't so sure about this Labels 14, and yet it's the one I really am enjoying the most!  I decided to trim the edges on this one to fit inside the patterned paper, and then added some piercing for definition.  Otherwise it's pretty clean.  I know that I need more masculine cards in my stash and this one will fit the bill. :)

I'm off to recover a bit...we took our High School students for a retreat this weekend in the mountains.  What a great time we had together!  But now I could use some sleep.....and tomorrow it's laundry!  That never ending chore!

Recipe:  Stamps:  PTI Up and Away, Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  Flourishes Classic White Cardstock, Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade DSP, Sahara Sand;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels 14 Nestabilities, PTI Clouds Die, Dotted Wavy Border Punch, MFT Die Namics Ric Rac border and grossgrain texture plate, Piercer, Copic Markers, Dimensionals

10 comments:

GLENDA BROOKS said...

What a wonderful color combination. I would have never thought of that one! Your coloring blended nicely, I always have trouble with that. Great job all the way round!

Emily Keaton said...

Beautiful!! I love how you used all of your elements together. Great colors--love that cloud die :)

Marisa said...

Totally adorable card, Christine!! Love the balloons and colours you used.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how fun Christine!! Love your coloring and color combo!! Gorgeous layout!! The clouds add such dimension.
hugs,
Chris

KarinsArtScrap said...

hi christine
this is a colorful and beautiful card.

greetings karin

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful and so fun with the balloons. Your coloring is wonderful Christine and I like these clouds. This just makes me smile.

Renée said...

You did a BEAUTIFUL job colouring, Christine! Love the colours!

Linda Carson said...

Quite delightful! Love your choice of colors!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

WOWWWIE! I love these colors too...and the shading is amazing!

Broni said...

Oh how I love this!! Beautiful colors and you really rocked all those dies on this card!!