Saturday, April 16, 2011

Across the Miles


My little nephew is getting big-it warms my heart that he is so healthy and alert! His eyes follow his mama everywhere she goes...he looks, and looks and looks some more around. His little legs are getting the cute little creases. Skype has to be the best invention around. How I wish I could have held him when he was tiny, but I'm so very looking forward to the few short weeks when I can hold him for real, possibly even get cherish the coveted smile he might bestow upon me.


Going for a soft and warm feel-good feeling for Moxie Fab World's In My Beautiful Balloon Challenge, I drew and watercolored my hot air balloon and stitched the image onto a clear card base, to represent/replicate the balloon floating.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (So Saffron) SU

Stamps: (Up, Up and Away Sentiments) PTI, (The Birds and the Bees) WPlus9
Ink: (Bashful Blue, So Saffron Pigment) SU, (Antique Linen Distress) Ranger
Other: (So Saffron, Sahara Sand Markers) SU, Acetate, Watercolor Paper, Thread

38 comments:

  1. I've got a far away nephew too - couldn't live without the Skype!
    Love this Karen - your watercoloring and stitching are beautiful!

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  2. Wowsers! The card is so dreamy!! When I first saw the picture, for a second I thought it was floating (despite that little thing called gravity :). The colors are spectacular!

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  3. Karen- this is awesome! I love your watercoloring, and it was very clever of you to use the clear card base!

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  4. You always inspire me with acetate, someday I'll give it a try. I'm sure the little guy will be as precious in real life as he is on skype.

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  5. Love the subtle shading of the balloon. I can totally see it taking off...up up and away!

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  6. Fab use of acetate, Karen! Love the idea of that dreamy balloon just floating freely :D
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  7. Love the soft & dreammy effect, Karen! Hope you will get lots of smiles from your nephew when you do get to hold him.

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  8. Oh...fast forward to Memorial Day Weekend for you Karen! There's nothing like cuddling with a new born...and your card is soft and gorgeous...like a warm cuddly little one.

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  9. CLEARLY this is an outstanding balloon card :) Oh Memorial Day eh?? I can't wait either and I don't have baby nephew to look forward to!!! hee hee... we got SNOW last night... it's almost all melted...

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  10. Love your balloon drawing and the watercolor. Such a soft and subtle effect, and the clear card base adds to the lightness. Beautifully done!

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  11. Karen your talent is amazing, and I wish I had a just a tad of it!!! I wish for you to touch that sweet bundle real soon! :-) you rocked this Moxie fab challege!

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  12. Wow, you drew this?!! I love the soft, dreamy feel of this beautiful card!

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  13. You are a wonderful sketcher, Karen! You should be designing your own stamps. ;) I love the soft effect of these colours in combination with the acetate.

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  14. So beautiful! You drew this! Wow! You are so talented!

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  15. I love that balloon image! Love your soft colors and the "floating" aspect!

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  16. Such a fab hot air baloon... i love the way you have coloured it.. it has such a jaded lovely look.. Gorgeous work Karen :D

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  17. Ohhh...this is fab. I love the watercolored look and you know me I love a card with any kind of stitching!

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  18. fabulous drawing, karen--you just amaze me--you are so talented! love the clear base idea, too:)

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  19. Karen, you never cease to amaze me! This card is stunning! Your artistry is incredible and the watercolour is so beautiful. Thie stitching adds the perfect touch. :)

    Enjoy seeing your nephew!

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  20. How absolutely fabulous is this?! I love that balloon, and what is funny, it looked like it was floating when I first saw it because of the clear cardstock! Too fun Karen!

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  21. This is so beautiful. I just love how the center of the card looks like its floating. Gorgeous!

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  22. Gorgeous! Plus the fact that you drew it?!!

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  23. Excellent take on this challenge Karen!! Love the color and the "effect". TFS :)

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  24. A beautiful card, such a soft dreamy feel to it and I love the see through base :)
    Jenny x

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  25. That balloon looks so dreamlike! What an amazing artist you are!!!

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  26. such beautiful water coloring!!

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  27. Stunning, Karen. So soft looking!

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  28. this is amazing, Karen- another Moxie Fab creation, no doubt! I am excited for you to snuggle that sweet bundle...!

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  29. wow! you are so amazingly talented, Karen!! LOVE your hot air balloon. love the unique angle. fabulous card. love love it!

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  30. This is so beautiful!
    Also, just saw you're going to be designing for CAS-ual Fridays - congrats!

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  31. Yo nailed this one, girl! I had to look twice as it really does look like it's floating. Gorgeous! ;)

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  32. GORGEOUS! such a pretty, soft card!

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  33. Hey Karen! Thanks for linking this up to the In My Beautiful Balloon Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  34. So dreamy indeed! Clever use of the acetate and those soft colors! :)

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