Thursday, May 24, 2012

Aim HIGH Kid!

Hello Friends!  Welcome to the May Waltzing Mouse Blog Party!  This month's theme is Felt or Cozy Fabrics and I am so looking forward to see Everyone's fabulous projects!

For my card, I opted to use felt and stamps from my current favourite WMS set Half-Pint Heroines, with a lot of fussy cutting ;)  I would love to ride in a Hot Air Balloon someday - it would be so awesome and fun!  Till then, I'd have to rely on my imagination... to create the scene for this card  :)

First, I stamped all the images (hot air balloon, clouds, bird and the girl) on white cardstock using Memento Rich Cocoa except the clouds, where I used Memento Summer Sky.  I also die cut the little house and trees using white cardstock. Then I coloured all the images with Copic Markers, here are the markers I used - Hot air Balloon - R43, R35, R46; Basket - E31, E33, E35, YR20, YR21, YR23; Clouds - BG10 & B0000; Bird - E33, E31, E01; Girl's face - E50, E01, E11; Hair - E11, E13, E15, House - R01, R02, R14; and the Trees - YG21, YG23, YG25, E13.  Next, I stamped the balloon again on patterned paper and paper pieced the panels as shown.

For the landscape, I used two colours of felt, and die-cut them with Wonky Scallop border. I adhered the felt to the cardstock and arranged all the elements as shown.  I added some Baker's twine to connect the hot air balloon to the basket. The sentiment was stamped using the new Memento Teal Zeal (love this colour!) and I popped it up on a strip of the same blue paper.

Would you believe that the inspiration for this card came from the WMS Sketch by Lynn this week?  It was certainly with some added imagination on my part, LOL!

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Here's another look at the card;


Thank you so much for stopping by.  Be sure to check out the Fabulous projects on Claire's blog from all the WMS fans participating today.

Have fun!
Kary

Products used: Waltzing Mouse Stamps Half-Pint Heroines, Memento Rich Cocoa, Summer Sky & Teal Zeal, Copic Markers, Green felt (2 colours), Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Gina K Cranberry Tart cardstock, Patterned papers from Echo Park's Summer Days 6x6 pad, MFT Wonky Scallop border Die-namics, Memory Box Modern Landscape die, The Twinery Baker's twine - Lemon Drop.

32 comments:

Julia Aston said...

Love your pretty felt fields and the wonderful papers on your hot air balloon Kary! what a great scene!

Joyce said...

This is such a fun card. We have hot air balloons over our house all the time, and I have never seen such a cute one. I love your felt cut hills.

Deborah Frings said...

Kary - this is fantastic! I love the paper pieced hot air balloon. I know what you mean about going for a flight :)

I really like the depth you've got with the rolling hills and trees. Brilliant work.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Kary - this is amazing...the entire card is a wonderful sight to behold, and your felt hillsides are incredible...such a great way to incorporate your felt into this FANTASTIC project.

Jeanne J said...

Kary - Boy are you ever rockin these new sets - can't wait to get my hands on mine. Your coloring is beautiful and wow - that lush green felt background - just perfect for the beautiful scene you created. This card just screams FUN!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I adore this, Kary! The felt background is just adorable and you're doing amazing things with those new stamps! Can't wait to get mine!! :)

Marybeth said...

This is just the best little happy scene ! Wow you did a wonderful job on this sweet card ,Kary! Love all the bright colors and details you added to this one.

Cathy Weber said...

Kary this is beautiful! The felt hills are just the beginning, the perfect coloring and shading of the balloon is fabulous and also the stitching you did on this one. That little touch of twine to tether the balloon was so smart. Beautiful card today.

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Oh Kary - another FABULOUS card with those heroines. I've ordered them but they are not here yet - you make me desperate for them (-:
LOVE your style Kary!
Hugs, Karin

Sharron said...

OMG, you make me want to rush & use the balloon! Your card is just amazing--SO adorable! The felt landscape is wonderful and I love the details & colors on your balloon! Cute idea to use the twine too!

Bumblebee said...

The felt hills are lovely, and your colouring is just stunning! This is such a lovely card!

Kim said...

So clever and those felt hills are just so inviting and perfect for a back drop of your hot air balloon, so beautiful.

Asha said...

Wow! Clever use of felt, Kary! Stunning card. Thanks for sharing,

Anne-Elise said...

Oh, Kary! Your card is beautiful! Love the green felt hills and the balloon of course!!

Claire said...

What a fantastic card! Those felt hills look amazing and that balloon is just gorgeous with all those bright colours

Renee said...

Let me just say that the scene you created here is just stunning!!
LOVE that balloon...
it looks amazing in those papers!!
And the hills...
OMGoodness...
everything is just GORGEOUS!!
An amazing card...
I just die! :)

Katie Gehring said...

Oh my heck- this is one AMAZING scene- love the coloring, the felt hills, well everything really! Beautiful!

Jan Garber said...

Clever idea to use the felt for the hills! Great colors!

Kelly S. said...

Oh.my.word. ((GASP)) Kary! This card looks like it should be in a card museum, hee! It almost looks like a painting! The coloring is awe-inspiring...but those HILLS! So much dimension, and I just love the little house and trees! This card is perfect in scale. Yes that sums it up. I think it's just a perfect card! A+++++++++ :)

MaxineD said...

Kary this is a stunner - love your colouring and the way you have used the felt and paper piecing.
Blessings
Maxine

Kim C said...

Hey Kary! I must say that this must be one of my favorite cards from you!!! Love how you used the wonky border to create the background like the hot air balloon is over the flying over the trees!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE...

Craftilicious said...

Simply stunning - love the creative use of the dies :-D

Edna Morrisedie said...

Seriously cute and gorgeous use of colour and elements, thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Seriously cute and gorgeous use of colour and elements, thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Adorable card Kary! Love the sweet scene you've created! So out of the box and creative!

Kim Duran said...

Oh my paper piecing loving heart! I am in paper piecing heaven looking at this card! I can tell you really put a lot of love into creating it. I am completely amazed! It is adorable in every way. So glad you played along with us this week at Waltzingmouse. Wonderful job!

Jean Martin said...

Great paper piecing! Thanks for playing with us at WMSC! :)

Savitri said...

Wow, this is pretty amazing and fun!! Awesome job with that sketch!!!

Charmaine Stack said...

Kary, this is FANTABULOUS!!! I love it. You are great at design and shading and colour coordination and this is just such a cheerful card! Makes me smile!

Lisa Arana said...

oh.my.gosh! this is adorable, sweet and so fun. fabulous card.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love all this amazing coloring and seriously, in awe of how you used the sketch (it stumped me!).

Lori said...

This is fabulous! Love the scene you created--from the coloring to the paper piecing to the layered felt hills!

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