Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Enjoy the Ride

I've found a home for the hot air balloon I initially made last week to use on my Daring Cardmakers Balloon-themed card.  I had to make one in brighter colours because the first attempt didn't show up on the background I'd made.  I could never be accused of forward planning, eh?
Anyhoooo.  I realised the balloon would work perfectly as one of the "circle" elements on the current Sketch File LO, so here it is - and this time I stuck to the same paper collection to ensure everything went together nicely!
The Sketch
 I did away with the usual card blank and used the large circle to make a circular, rocking card.  A bit of "poetic license" taken to use the balloon as the smaller circle on the LO, and the 2 clouds as the larger one in the foreground - well, sketches are all about interpretation, I reckon! 
February Sketch

 I used:
Circular card blank made using XCut Giant Circles die set
Papers;  "Glistening" 6x6 paper pad (Authentique)
Hot Air Balloon and clouds from "Build a Scene set" (XCut)
"Enjoy" die by Sue Wilson
Striped circle embellishments (XCut Tiny Circle Punch)
Toning flat-backed pearl 

The trick with these cards is to get them to stand up straight when you want them to - so there's quite a few bits of chipboard "ballast" hiding beneath the clouds and the 3 domed circles to balance out most of the elements being towards the right side of the card.
That's it for this time, thank you so much for visiting, I hope you'll take a minute to leave a message :)


Angela Dodson said...

ohh love shaped cards and the balloon is such a great feature nestled amongst those clouds. Great interpretation of the theme :) x

Cathy Clowes said...

Fabulous card Kathy. A beautiful design and lovely colours. Cathy x

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

love this image, the layout and the papers you put together. Great job

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a gorgeous card I love the design. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Laine said...

Such a fabulous and fun creation Kathy.

Sylvia Ames said...

Love the interpretation of the sketch, fabulous card love the papers and colours.

Sylv xx

Angelnorth said...

Fun card (although maybe anybody in the balloon would prefer something more stable?!) - glad you found a lovely home for the extra balloon!