It's my last challenge as a DT member at AI Factory today although I may well be popping back as a Guest DT every now and again. The 6 months has gone so quickly and I have had the opportunity to work with some fabulous images and a very talented DT, some of whom are also going to pastures new.
There are going to be some changes to the blog and the site will be moving in September so in the meantime we are having a month long challenge for August and it's a real easy one so......
We were given a number of fabulous images to work with but in particular I chose this fabulous balloon image as this coming Sunday, as long as the weather holds outs I will have one of my lifelong wishes fulfilled to actually go up in a hot air balloon !!!! (can you imagine me running round soooo excited like a bloody big kid!!) My wonderful hubby surprised the hell out of me on my Birthday last September by handing me an envelope with 2 'flight' tickets in it for a Virgin balloon ride. Therefore, how could I not make this card? I shall be giving it to him to thank him for making one of my dreams come true.
This amazing image is available as a freebie in the store too so head on over if you want to float away with it too :)
For my card I used a scalloped edge card blank and put a mat of sky blue card onto it. The DP is from a Dovecraft First Edition pad called Up Up And Away and I loved the scrolly shapes in the background and though they looked a bit like clouds. I tore the edges of the cardstock (ooh the pain, I'm sure I heard it cry.....LOL) and used 2 different shades of ink to distress the edges.
The balloon image is have decoupaged to high heaven. There are four layers at it's thickest point and plenty of foam squares were used in the construction I can tell you. It is coloured with Promarkers and I thickened the ropes on the balloon with a pen to make it easier to cut out. I have purchased some of the fine nibs for the Promarkers and was able to draw a criss cross pattern on the basket, you would never be able to do that with the normal nibs. A fine nib also came in handy for the red stripe on the sentiment ticket which is a freebie from Netty's Cards.
I would just like to take this moment to thank Mia & Tammy over at AI Factory for giving me the opportunity to be on their DT and to wish my fellow teamies the best of luck with their future endeavours.
So peeps, get your cards into this latest month long challenge over at AI Factory and with such an easy theme I'm sure it will be very popular.
In the meantime, please, Please, PLEASE keep your fingers crossed for me that the weather is nice enough for my balloon flight to go ahead on Sunday morning. However, don't let it stop you crafting OK!!
Tools - 3D Foam & Scissors, Promarkers, small ink pads
Techniques - Decoupage & Distressing
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-
- Allsorts #114 - Free & Easy
- Crafts & Me #46 - Anything Goes
- Crafty Ho's - Anything Goes
- Digi's With Attitude #32 - Anything Goes
- For Fun Challenges - Anything Goes
- Here Come The Boys #7 - Travel
- Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
- Paper Sundaes #80 - Clouds & Skies
- Sew Many Challenges #62 - Anything Goes
- Some Odd Girl - Thankyou Card