Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Sisterhood of Crafters - Up! Up and Away!

Hello Friends and welcome back!
Today is a new challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters
and Vickie is our hostess.  The theme she has asked us to follow is:

(anything that flies)

Looking through my dies & stamps I discovered this Cheery Lynn Designs
'Hot Air Balloon' die (#B360) that I've never used ... so here we go . . .

I wanted to bring full focus to my hot air balloon so simply
created a background using Tim Holtz distress inks,
a pine tree stamp (Stampscapes) which I merely stamped
the tops of the trees to give you an illusion of HEIGHT
and added a few ducks for DISTANCE (another Stampscapes stamp).


 Hot air balloon are always so colorful and beautiful
so today I decided to paper piece my balloon using a scrap
of designer paper that was laying on my work table.
(Love when I can use up some scraps!)

I have a stamp set that a bought a long time ago that
had 'flying' type images & sentiments that I
had in mind to use for the sentiment ...

NO!!!  Drat!!

But I did spot a sheet of Cloud9 simple sentiments
hanging on my peg board and thought this
sentiment would work just as well.  Hope you like it!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and
please come join in our challenge fun at
The Sisterhood of Crafters!!

As always . . .

Recipe:Papers:  White cs, Black cs, Goldenrod cs
Dies:   Cheery Lynn Designs 'Hot Air Balloon' die (#B360)
Stamps:  Stampscapes Pine Row (150E), Stampscapes Ducks in Formation (027A)
Accessories:  Tim Holtz distress ink (Broken China & Stormy Skies), Versafine Onyx, Mememto Bamboo Leaves, Large sponge daubers, Cloud 9 Simple Sentiments,


Diane said...

Fabulous hot air balloon Dar and that paper is a perfect design for it!! I guess we both read thew challenge the same way, but at least you have birdies (wings) on!!

Lia said...

This is gorgeous Darlene! I love the colour of your 'beautiful balloon'!!
Lia xx

Karin van eijk said...

beautiful done Darlene

Gr Karin

Nancy said...

Drat indeed, Darlene! I just went through the same aggravation searching for something in my craft room! Could we have too much stuff??? haha
It's a beautiful card! I LOVE your geese formation! I see that in my sky every day! :o)

Vickie Y said...

Love the sentiment! It goes perfectly with the gorgeous hot air balloon. Beautiful card, Dar.

Conniecrafter said...

Love the pattern in the balloon and the way you stamped the trees and birds round out the scene perfectly! Don't you hate it when you know you have something and can't find it, you will when you don't need it :)

Donna Phelan said...

Oh isn't this FUN! Love the scene you created in the sky and below. Perfect V pattern of birds and your tree line looks awesome!

Olga Jewell said...

Gorgeous as always!!

Leslie Miller said...

Just happened to have a hot air balloon die you hadn't used yet, huh? Oh, the things we have in our stamp rooms! Love how you created your scene, and the sentiment is perfect for it. I recently went on a similar hunt in my stamp room. I did all that clearing out and reorganizing and it should have been easy to find this item, but somehow it was in a totally illogical place. Well, at least I found it. said...

Well this is just too cute! I would love to come take a tour of your die domain! I've been cleaning in my craftroom but so far I haven't found a hot air balloon die!

Terri's Cards N' More said...

Beautiful background and love the hot air balloon die. Really gives me the fell of flying. Great job.