Saturday, June 15, 2019

Dies R Us Challenge Time

Hello All...
YEP!  It's time once again for a new challenge
at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.

And, the theme is:
 The possibilities are endless when creating a card
using this as the theme!
However, one thing came to mind for me today and that is seeing
the hot air balloon in the sky ... not something you see every day!  LOL
But beautiful when you do!!

Here are the dies I've used today:
Sue Wilson Sentiments - Have a Nice Day

After die cutting my balloon panel, I then took a piece of white card stock
the same size and added some Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks.
I actually just sponged on what was left on my various colored sponges
that I use for my oxide inks.  

Then glued the white panel atop my inked background panel.

I thought this pretty floral paper from a 6x6 Prima paper pad
called 'Hello Pastel' would make a nice backdrop since the colors all seemed 'right'!   
A scrap of pink card stock (from the scrap box) was used
as a partial matting and then after going 'in search of' a sentiment
to be used, I found this die by Sue Wilson that I thought would be PERFECT!

I do hope you'll come join in this fun challenge and
if you need more inspiration ... be sure to pop over and see what 
our design team has created for you!

Hope to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by ...
As always ...


  1. Wow. This is brilliant. Your sponged background is perfect behind the balloons and clouds. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. Your card is lovely and it reminds me that I see a hot air balloon several times a year. I think it must be someone close by because sometimes it will fly over my house. Yes they are beautiful but a mode of travel I think I will pass on! LOL!

  3. Yes, hot air balloons in the summertime is something I never would have thought of. Your card is so pretty and I love how you added the color to the background. So dreamy! We have a hot air balloon festival in August that's always fun to go to.

  4. I love, love, love this card, Darlene! The design and colors are beautiful. Makes me feel like I'm watching an air balloon show. So pun intended.

  5. Beautiful card. Diecut of balloons is new to me. I never came across it and loved how you used it. Thanks for taking time and commenting on my blog.

  6. Brilliant card, love the different colours and blending of the balloons!

  7. The sponged panel worked beautifully behind the balloon panel. i love how it came together with the sentiment and decorative paper. Somhow I missed this die.

  8. Beautiful! The sponged background works perfect for that stencil, and the balloons look so soft and pretty!

  9. This is just gorgeous, Darlene! LOVE your sponged background and it's perfect for the hot air balloons! Fantastic card!

  10. Such a lovely card!! Love those hot air balloons in soft pretty colors! Very beautiful design paper, too! And, a perfect sentiment for your wonderful card!!

  11. That scene you made with the hot air balloons is so gorgeous and I can just imagine what a wonderful thing that would be to see in person. So glad you shared this. I love it.

  12. Oooooh, I LIKE it! You just keep outdoing yourself, Darlene. This is so beautiful! The soft blending of color... sigh... Wow!

  13. Cool die but even better was your inking behind it, love the shading and great sentiment.
    I have been to one balloon festival and it is really something else!

  14. Super jolie. Je l'ai vu sur le blog Dies R Us.
    J'adore les mongolfières, nous avons le Mondial Air Ballons dans ma région.
    Je rêve de monter dedans...

    So beautiful. I saw it on the blog Dies R Us.
    I love hot air balloons, we have the Mondial Air Ballons in my area.
    I dream of getting in ...

  15. Love, love the pretty inking behind the hot air balloons.. a fabulous card!!

  16. Such gentle and serene colours. Loving the way the parachutes sit on the sponged paper. Super card.

    Thank you for your kind words on my card,



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