New Year balloons

Hi there everyone!

For this card, I finally inked up the gorgeous balloon background stamp from Create a Smile stamps. I’d wanted this stamp for a while and was so pleased to see it in stock when I placed an order with them earlier this month.

Anyway, I embossed it with white embossing powder and then set to colouring! I decided to try out the ‘Stained Glass Watercolour’ technique Jennifer McGuire showcased a few weeks ago. I decided to use distress markers. Not sure if it was me, but I found it quite difficult to move a lot of colour and went back to a number of balloons several times until I was happy with how they were looking… I have a few Tombow pens so I may try with them….

Once I was happy with the balloons, I had to cut the watercolour panel. I was a bit hesitant because I often change my mind about the design of a card when I’m assembling it….. However, I was following a sketch, so bit the bullet and cut! I ended up making a birthday card with the other half.

I layered my panel onto some coloured card and finished off the card with a Hero Arts sentiment stamp.

I’m entering this into the current Freshly Made sketches challenge and also the current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge .

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

6 comments

  1. Lovely panel of balloons, colored so elegantly. Great design! Thanks for sharing your awesome work with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Happy New Year! hugs, Maura

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  2. The balloons look great! They really look like they are floating through that panel of paper! What a great card to celebrate the new year. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  3. This is beautifully done – I love the dimension you got on each balloon with this technique! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  4. Love your balloon panel works brilliantly for the sketch.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    luv
    Debby

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