Thursday, April 28, 2016

A Load of Hot Air

It's a lovely bright and sunny day here - but where did the "warm" go?  The last few days have been really chilly and we've even had hailstones and the odd flurry of snowflakes - it's the end of April, for goodness sake - a couple of weeks back I was sitting outside in the warm sunshine!

It's the last week for the April LO from The Sketch File Blog. Next Tuesday there'll be a new LO to play with, so here's my last card for the current one

The Sketch File Blog

This time I've mirrored the LO and used a stencil to create the circle background.  I overlapped that with another stencil for the clouds, then used the little balloons in place of the swirls and some trailing bunting for the horizontal strip

White card for card base plus extra for die cutting balloons and bunting
Circle stencilled in Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
 (Tim Holtz)
 Clouds stencilled with White Sparkle Medium
 (Imagination Crafts)
Large circle from Basic Circles - Crafters Workshop - 6x6 
Clouds from Garden with Watering Can - Tando Creative - 6x6

The large balloon is die-cut from white card, then the pieces inked with Cats Eye ink pads (Colourbox)
The small balloons are punched circles, inked then trimmed to shape with scissors
Hot Air Balloon die set - Joanna Sheen "Signature" dies
Punches EK Success and X-cut

The bunting is hand cut from scraps of the inked card

That's it for this time, thank you for visiting, I hope you'll leave a message :)


Gwyneth said...

Your card looks fab. Love the hot air balloons and the clouds.

Cathy Clowes said...

You're right about the weather. I've just put the heating on! Your balloon card is fabulous, I love the bright colours and background. Cathy x

Linda Simpson said...

Heating has been on here too! I can't believe how cold it has got. A beautiful card and love the air balloon.
Linda xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

Kathy very beautiful card
Gr Karin

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a stunning card I love the balloons and the sky. Yes it is cold and sunny it is so weird. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Dawn Lancaster said...

Such a fun card! I had a flight in a hot air balloon a few years ago & it was amazing!
Dawn xx