It's hard to believe another week has rolled around already. The summer school holidays will soon be over and then it's back to school for me. So, I'm making the most of my crafting time and was delighted with the sketch that Amanda has for us at As You See It this week.
I've mentioned before the big box of Stampin' Up stuff I got last week. Well, I'm still working my way through it and the sketch for this week seemed a good chance to give the new Balloon Celebrations (and co-ordinating punch) their first outing - literally straight from the box!
Here's the sketch for this week.
It was really the way the image goes upwards moving from larger to smaller that made me think of the balloons and of moving the colours from dark to light as well.
To get the gradients of colour, I used diluted Elegant Eggplant ink onto water colour paper in various concentrations then stamped and punched the balloons from that. The top balloon is made from diluted Perfect Plum on water colour paper.
The greeting, also from the Balloon Celebrations set, is gold embossed to match the balloon bling. The little gold star outlines, stamped in gold ink, are also from the same set. The background is Island Indigo using the grunge dots from the new Timeless Textures set. They're a pleasing middle ground size that will fit well with the fine dots and large dots in Gorgeous Grunge.
You have until 11.55pm Wednesday 27 January (PST) or if you are in New Zealand, you have until 8.55pm on Thursday 28 January to get your entries in, so why not join in the fun this week at As You See It?
Card: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, scrap of Perfect Plum, water colour paper
Stamps: Balloon Celebrations, Timeless Textures
Inks: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Island Indigo, gold versacolour, Versamark, Tuxedo Black
Other: Balloon Celebrations punch, gold embossing powder, dimensionals