Thursday, March 31, 2011

In My Beautiful Balloon....A Moxie Fab World Challenge

I don't know why I am crafting right now. The baby didn't sleep at all last night, and Dylan came home from school mid morning not feeling well, but when I saw this challenge over at the Moxie Fab World, I just couldn't resist playing along. It's all about hot air balloons, and there are some mighty cute cards along with some super fun images....so go check it out!

I only had one problem. I do not own one hot air balloon stamp. Not one. I know this might come as a shock to many of you who know of my stamp collection, but there ya have it; and item I do not own. How in the world was I going to play along with this challenge?So as you can see, I had to get a little creative. Or inventive, as Cath said on the challenge post! Usually when I have to get inventive with something, it takes me a while to come up with what I want to do, but this time around, I knew exactly what I wanted to accomplish.

Over the past couple of days, I have been really into stamping in a rainbow spectrum of colors. I have seen this tactic many different times on various blogs and in magazines, but never really thought of it as my style. But the other day I tried it, and I loved the result that I had (I have several 'rainbow' cards to post over the next number of days~!) so I thought I would give it a try for this challenge with the balloons. I love how it turned out!

I even braved the POURING rain to take the picture outside.....I only will o that for cards that I really love! Otherwise they have to wait for a nicer day!

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!

Supplies:

Circle Circus Stamp Set by Stampin UP

Sentiment by Rosie's Roadshow

Cherry Cobler, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Certainly Celery, and Tempting Turquoise Ink by Stampin Up

Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black

Whisper White and Basic Black Card Stock by Stampin UP

Black Divine Twine by Wisker Graphics, Rhinestones by Stampin Up, Corner Chomp, Dimensionals, Two Way Glue Pen

12 comments:

Karen B. said...

Hope your boys are better now...
Your card is so inventive and clever, the implied rainbow is even better.

Shazi said...

I love how you used the circle stamps as balloons. So creative!

Jocelyn said...

I love how you made balloons without a balloon stamp or paper! The rainbow scheme is awesome--I love rainbow cards! Hope your boys are feeling better.

Carolyn said...

Pretty card! I love those balloons!

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Jen W. said...

This rocks! I love rainbow cards too and your little balloons are too cute!

Beate said...

Amanda, your card looks wonderful! Like your rainbow colored balloons.
Hugs and smiles

onecraftymama said...

I love it all - the rainbow, the twine 'handles' (guideropes? Agh, whatever you call them!), the awesome sentiment...gorgeous!

Kelley Eubanks said...

This is super cute Amanda!!

Alanna Harris said...

this is stunning...love the sentiment!!

veronica said...

cute! love all the colors.

Cath said...

Hey Amanda! 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! :)

Opus36 said...

How very creative of you! I would have never thought about doing this! Wonderful job!