Friday, June 4, 2010

Up, Up & Away



The Free 4 All Challenge at SCS was to create a card for a boy...big or small. I needed a birthday card for a younger brother, so went with a summer scene of hot air balloons. Annually, near my hometown in Ohio, there is a gathering of dozens and dozens of hot air balloons that create a great show in the sky with their myriad of colors! I paper-pieced these images and started gluing the DP down before I remembered I had wanted to zig-zag stitch the hills! :-( Oh, well, there's always next time.

STAMPS: 3 different Verve sets: Up, Up & Away (balloons), Big Wish (sentiment), Let it Shine (sun)
PAPER: Citronella DP by K&Co, Pumpkin Pie, White
INK: Versafine Onyx Black
ACCESSORIES: Vintage button (PTI), Fancy tag die, CB, Grosgrain ribbon, Oval punch (SU)

11 comments:

Betty Wright said...

Adorable and fabulous, Wanda! Love your created scene!

Edna Morrisedie said...

I the feel of your flowing hills, sunshine and adventure via balloons, I wish I was sitting in one of those right now, as opposed to freezing my little fingers off in my creative space.... lovely little creation Wanda, thanks for the escape!

Kerri said...

I adore this, Wanda!!! How colorful and FUN! LOVE the hills and your paper piecing looks fabulous!

Bonnie McLain said...

I love this... it brought back memories of going to a Balloon festival about 15 years ago... there were over 200 balloons that went up.. and all within a hour.. wow... it was so very exciting...we totally enjoyed the experience... so many wonderful ones... some very creatively created.. like houses, and all kinds of things... so much fun... so your card is not only outstandingly GREAT... it is also a vacation trip in mini version.. thanks for the diversion....love it.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great card! Love those images and colors. :o)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Just love the overall cheerfulness of this wonderful card!!

Julia Aston said...

Love those rolling hills -the fun sentiment framing and great hot air balloons Wanda - a great masculine card!

Francie G. said...

What a colorful happy scene you have created, Wanda! Just love this. Beautifully done!

maryr917 said...

I loved your card when I saw it on scs-this is a great masculine card. you have created such an awesome scene with dp-the paper piecing on the balloons looks fab

Peggy said...

What a bright and beautiful scene you have created! Wonderful for a masculine card!

jdmommy said...

I love the fancy tag you added and the button on the sun! How bright, colorful, and just plain fun!!