Just a few days back, I had seen a kid play with a ballon...while the rest of the kids around him were busy with their video games and internet, this one was blissfully unaware of anyone but him and the ballon..The sight of that kid still fills me with joy and I just wanted to capture that on paper...having no balloon stamp wasn't going to deter me...I've got this beautiful stamp from Michele...she is one generous and wonderful person...she sent me a box ful of stamps she wasn't using and it was a huge box...Thanks Michele.
And also having the perfect sentiment stamp was just a bonus...since my brain was fixated on Susan's challenges..I decided to go with it. This is for the OLW#4, to use one ribbon, on your one layer card.
There isn't much to describe in this card..Since it was a solid stamp,I used my water color crayons directly on the stamp, spritzed some water and stamped it. The ribbon was glitterified just a bit...and the sentiment is from Stampin Up! delight in life.
I also took my Sharpie and drew around the heart image.
Once I was done with this card, I knew I wanted to do one more...I had seen this beautiful way of folding ribbon on many blogs, but the one that made want to really do it, was this card on Ayana's blog..First of all, I love her name, and her blog is such an explosion of color...colors that I wouldn't dream of using, she uses in such a wonderful way...
So I thought of using ribbon as the stalk and then adding the flower, problem! I didn't have a large flower, or a smaller ribbon. So in the card, the stalk looks ginormous and the flower, tiny! I'm a perfectionist. Its all about giving a finishing touch or proportion to the card. But for this once, I let it slide.
I made it at night, and waited to take pics in the morning. When I get up, my DH tells me, that brown trunk thingy on your card has opened up...uh! oh... well, so much so for all the effort. Fortunately, I was able to put it together again..
Colored it with watercolor pencils and outlined with grey pencil.
So that's it from me now. Have a great weekend everyone!!
Cast of character:
Heart stamp by Posh impressions
Stampin Up! Delight in life
Brilliance graphite black ink
Flower stamp by Autum leaves
Fabercastell watercolor pencil
Signo uniball silver glitter pen
Just a note- Stamping bella stamp.