Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Balloons


It jumped out at me. It literally jumped out and said, make me! The colors. The design. The angles. The shapes. Every little thing about that picture spoke to me. And I wanted to recreate it.

Do you see it? Can you spot the picture amid the amazing lot of photos from the inspirational challenge piece at Off the Wall Craftiness?


My colors are *slightly* off but was super excited that my card came out somewhat like the picture.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Tempting Turquoise) SU, (Velum)
Stamps: (Sophie's Sentiments) Lawn Fawn
Ink: (Pixie Pink, Only Orange, Summer Sun, Tempting Turquoise Pigment) SU
Other: (Thread)
Tools: (Circle Punch) Creative Memories

46 comments:

  1. Karen, the inking on the balloons is perfect! They really look like they could fly away!

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  2. This just makes me smile Karen! Those balloons are perfect and you captured that photo perfectly!

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  3. Such a whimsical card...I love it! GREAT take on the inspiration!

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  4. So beautiful! Love the colours and the inking on the balloons and everything! :)

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  5. This is so great Karen. I just love how you even gave the balloons their little tie-offs with strings. Great interpretation. So glad you shared it with OTWC.

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  6. What an amazing, literally take on that balloon pic!! Love it!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  7. So unique and perfectly cute! The shading on your balloons is fabulous.

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  8. Great card. Lovely n perfect take on the Balloon photo.

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  9. SO cute! I love that you added the tiny star for the ties at the bottom. Your card is fun and fresh.

    {can't wait to see your PCD release next month...}

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  10. Yeah got literal take, I think it's great and very festive.

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  11. This is artistically gorgeous. I love the way you have coloured it. Wonderful piece

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  12. Just beautiful! Don't you just love it when it just comes to you and works out like you had planned. Doesn't happen to me very often, but when it does, pure joy. Love how you incorporated the colors in such a unique way, you are just fabulous

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  13. Karen,
    I am not sure how you made this fabulous card. Wow! The balloons seem to be see-through. This is perfect!
    Brandi

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  14. Love those balloons! They look so sheer! I love the little detail of where the string connects to the bottom.

    Saw that your "love notes" project won on the May Arts blog! Congrats! (:

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  15. Beautiful!!! Sooooo BEAUTIFUL!!!!
    There is something very comforting and soothing about your card. The colors are gorgeous and I love how you left it without a sentiment. This card could say just about anything you want it to say. It's perfect!

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  16. Love, love, LOVE!!! This is perfect, Karen!

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  17. Holy ballons batman! I love what you did. I don't even know how you got them to look SO realistic! Fabulous job.

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  18. Wow, Karen! This card is simply moxie fab! :)

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  19. I think a tutorial is in order for these amazing balloons!!!!!!!

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  20. WOW, I'm speechless, Karen! I agree with Jing-Jing. Please do a tutorial for this!! I would love to know how you made those balloons and attached the tiny strings.

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  21. what awesomeness!! karen, you keep amazing me with your stunning cards!

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  22. Totally awesome! I love the design and inking on the balloons.

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  23. So so so LOVE this card!!! Thanks for playing over at OTWC this week!!!

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  24. This is very cute, love the colors and I love the string you used to tie the balloons off!

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  25. You completely amaze me! Seriously! Thank you so much for sharing this inspirational beauty with us at OTWC and Good Luck!

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  26. I love these as well, Jing Jing is right we need a TUTORIAL! Like NOW!! ;-))

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  27. somewhat like the inspiration pic? it's like the perfect artist's rendering....! BEAUTIFUL!

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  28. My oh my! What a gorgeous card! An exact reproduction of the inspirational photo!

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  29. Wow. your card is just like that picture. They will fly away in a second. Gorgeous.

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  30. Just fabulous! Your card couldn't look more like that picture. :)

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  31. Just fabulous! Your card couldn't look more like that picture. :)

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  32. wow! i adore this, Karen. love the angle of the balloon. reminds me when we were kids, we used to look up at things more and with a different angle, too. love love love this!!

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  34. I was so inspired by your balloons that I had to draw some myself and of course I linked back to you! :) Thanks for the inspiration! Have a lovely day!

    http://mrsprickig.blogspot.com/2011/02/hade-en-ide-med-pastelliga-ballonger.html

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  35. This is ground-breaking! I see a new trend starting from this! Way to go, Karen! It looks super nifty and you're right about those colors!

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  36. Oh, Karen, you totally captured the balloons in the inspiration photo!! So light and cheerful and free!!!

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  37. Saw you on the Moxie Fab World today and had to come check this out. WOW! You captured those balloons perfectly. A stellar creation. :)

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  38. This is beautiful Karen! Hooray for the Moxie Fab nod!!

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  39. Gorgeous, Karen! You've created so much depth, and the translucency is amazing. What a beautiful card!

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