Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Life is a Beautiful Ride - Try Stampin on Tuesday #417

I am enjoying doing the challenges at Try Stampin on Tuesday or Not, and I particularly enjoyed this one as I was able to use a watercolor background I had made last week.

This week the theme of the sketch challenge is vacation fun.  I have always wanted to go up in a hot air balloon so this would be a perfect activity for a vacation.

Because i needed the height of  the card for my hot air balloons I turned the sketch on its side.

Last week I was in a "making backgrounds" mood, and one of the backgrounds I created was a watercolour wash on watercolour paper which was covered with wrinkled plastic wrap until dry.  The colours I used:  Gorgeous grape, Calypso Coral and Old Olive.  I loved the result, and today I used this background to create this card.

As much as I hated to, I cut the background into a 4 by 5 1/4" piece and this was cut into three 1 1/8 by 5" pieces.  But before I did this I stamped some trees on the bottom using the tree stamp from "Waterfront" using both Old Olive and Mossy Meadow inks as well as some small balloons floating off in the distance and some birds in the sky.

These three strips were evenly spaced and adhered to a Mossy Meadow background.  This in turn was adhered to a Ricotta Rose card stock base.

After applying a strip of Vellum card stock across the middle, I added 2 balloons I had stamped and punched out from the remnant of the watercolour background.  The baskets from both balloons, and the banner was also punched using the new Hot Air Balloon punch.  All edges were sponged with Basic Gray card stock to give them more definition.  The front balloon only was adhered using dimensionals. Clear wink of Stella was applied to each balloon.

The sentiment was die cut with a layering square die, matted with a Mossy Meadow slightly larger scallop square and added at an angle (as if it were attached) to the red balloon.  A bow made from two strands of Old Olive Baker's twine was added to the top corner of this square.

Wouldn't that be a wonderful ride on your vacation?

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Above the Clouds, Waterfront
Inks:  Basic Gray, Black Memento, Real Red, Blueberry Bliss, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow
Papers:  Watercolour wash background on watercolor paper, Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Ricotta Rose,Vellum
Accessories:  Old Olive Bakers twine, Dimensionals, Layering Square Dies, Hot Air Balloon punch, Clear Wink of Stella


Heather said...

What a gorgeous scene! Love the background - such a wonderful setting for those shimmery balloons! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

Tracy Grauer said...

Your background scene is beautiful! The hot air balloons are perfect with it. I hope you can someday ride in one! Thanks for sharing.

Fiona said...

Such a gorgeous card and I like the way you've turned the sketch on its side. That background is just perfect for those balloons - thanks for joining us at TSOT this week.

Donna Scholz said...

Maria - beautiful creative card! You might have hated to cut your gorgeous watercolor background, but I think using it in the three-panel format enhances it even further!!! Great take on this week's Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at TSOT!!! -Donna