Friday, 12 April 2013

Up, Up and Away


Last week on a rare sunny day, two hot-air balloons flew over our village at the same time. I love watching them fly over - not sure if I'd want to be in one though.

The inspiration for this card comes from these challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More - we get quite a lot of balloons flying over in the summer, especially if the weather is good!


CAS(E) This Sketch #23 - the sentiment tags are supposed to represent ballast bags.  Just use your imagination for the diagonal stripe - the implication is there.  A sort of Join The Dots from tags to cloud.

CASology:


And Play Date Cafe colours:


Images are from Hero Arts CL646 Happy Birthday.  Hot-air balloon was also stamped onto patterned paper and pieced.  Both images were masked and the card was sponged with Tumbled Glass distress ink.  Sentiment from Waltzingmouse Stamps Say It Loud, stamped in Memento Paris Dusk.

20 comments:

  1. Your placement of the tags actually creates upward movement of this - it's amazing how a small detail like that can make such a big difference. My inlaws went on a balloon trip in Scotland on one of their 'big' anniversaries - they loved it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

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  2. ...and also with CAS(E) This Sketch!

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  3. I'm with Ardyth, you've got the floating/flying movement off pat, Shirley! If you get the chance, jump in that basket ... I'd recommend a balloon flight to everyone, it's just such a calm, gentle and 'other-worldly' way to see the world! Anita :)

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  4. Awesome paper-pieced balloon!! Love your beautiful CAS style ... and gorgeous papers. And LOVE the way you've done the sentiment - so fun! Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Loll xx

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  5. I agree with Ardyth, the swaying tags do give the feeling of upward motion...very cool! I also adore the lovely patterns on your balloon and the subtle shading in the sky. Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

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  6. Well, gosh. I don't usually read the other comments, but this time I did and I have to say the ladies in the balloon above me put it better than I could have! Well done to them and well done to you, Shirley, for this floating masterpiece!!

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  7. Love your card! I can definitely see how the tags create movement and work so well with the sketch...love your charming hot air balloon, too!

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  8. this card is good stuff...pinning!

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  9. Fabulous take on all the challenges and I love the paper piecing! Thanks for playing along with CASology and CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

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  10. Such a fun card and I just love your awesome paper pieced balloon!
    Thanks for sharing at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!

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  11. Shirley those banners are just fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

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  12. What an adorable card! I love it, I have to admit I have a "thing" for hot air balloons. :]

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  13. WOW! What a fabby card-really clever,i like it a lot :)
    Nessa xx

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  14. Fantastic card. Love the paper piecing. Beautifully made.
    Thank you for playing along with the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge.
    Florence x

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  15. Gorgeous card Shirley and I also love your balloon xx

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  16. Everything about this card is perfect. The paper piercing is stunning. I am so in love with that combination right now! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  17. Super cute card! Love your paper piecing and how you did the sentiment! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe.

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  18. Popping back to congratulate you on the HM win over at CASology, Shirley! No surprise!!

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  19. HM at CASology for this delicious drifting delight, Shirley ... fab ... congratulations!

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  20. I love your paper pieced hot air balloon! Someday I would love to go to a balloon festival and hopefully get the chance to take a ride. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M

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