Sunday 15 February 2015

Newsprint balloon

I'm popping in for a very quick post this evening, as we have enjoyed our traditional Valentine's day Venison dinner with the Culinary Consultant today. We didn't get to enjoy our traditional dinner yesterday on V-day as we were off to a wedding. 

I loved this week's ColourQ challenge, and wanted to create a card for it. I was not only inspired by the colours but also by the balloon theme in the inspiration picture, so I chose to use my lovely Tim Holtz balloon stamp. I stamped onto real newspaper and paper pieced the balloon part of the image. I wanted to keep the card really minimal so the beautiful stamp would be the main focus, and I think it turned out quite nice, although I only had a short time to spend in the craft room today. I would also like to link up at Fashionable Stamping where the theme is Black and White with a hint of red, Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges where the theme is Up In The Air, Sweet Stampin' where the theme is inspired by a song (Frank Sinatra - Come Fly With Me) and last but not least Lil Patch of Crafty Friends where Anything Goes. 

Card: Coloured 240 gsm kraft card black and ruby red, 300 gsm white card
Paper: newspaper
Stamps: Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Remnants CMS130
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Colouring: Copic R240
Other: Stampin' Up Hello You thinlits die


Arielle H Gordon said...

Beautiful job, I love that image!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card and great song choice, thank you from the crew at Sweet Stampin'. Debbiex

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Beautiful card - what a fabulous image against the newsprint!

Jen Mitchell said...

Beautiful card! I love how you stamped the image on actual newsprint! I have to buy the fake stuff! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

Kim Heggins said...

This is just one fabulous clever and just so fun. Thank you so much for playing along with us at ColourQ, hope to see you again next week;


Such a great CAS card and fab stamp. Your 'song' choice is perfect for our challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, such beautiful stamping and I love the pop of red. Thanks so much for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this time
Claire xx

Rebecca Wong said...

This is stunning! Fabulous piece of art work. Thanks for sharing in Open Minded Crafting Fun challenge.
Rebecca, DT

Paddington fan said...

Love your card design and the fabulous hot air balloon. Thanks for playing along with our 'inspired by a song' challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week and good luck, love Jacky x

Unknown said...

Absolutely fantastic CAS card! I love your paper pieced balloon and red text! Thank you for sharing with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, Good Luck! Hope to see you back again soon!

Hanne, DT

Lynne said...

Super creative card - thanks for joining us at Open Minded Crafting Fun and good luck!