Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Baby Balloon Bouquet

Hi there!  This week, Creative Inspirations Paints has a challenge about "Balloons."  I pulled out a Stampin' Up! set that I have barely used, Crazy for Cupcakes, and found a balloon there.

I used the masking technique to create my bouquet, and when I was finished with the masks, I stuck them to the inside of the stamp case, for another time.

Sometimes it's tricky to get a good photo of the beautiful shimmer.  The pink balloon doesn't look like it does in real life.  It's not quite this bright and intense:

The curlicue border and sentiments are SRM stickers that I won recently.  This is the first time I've ever used  SRM.  I love the stuff!

Hope you get a chance to play with us!  Some info-to-know from Creative Inspirations Paints blog:  Each week you will be given a challenge to find inspiration in/from what ever the challenge theme is... you can be as literal or abstract in your inspiration as you want....Just make sure you can tie it back to the theme! Challenge closes at 6:00pm Eastern on Saturday.

The rules can always be found by clicking the tab "Challenge Rules" at the top of the page.
You do not need to use the Creative Inspirations Paints in your project, however, if you do, tell us which colors you used, and your name will go in the drawing twice! Each month, one person will win 5 jars of paint in the colors of their choice. The winner will be randomly drawn from all the people who have played that month, so make sure to join in on our challenges each week!

Thanks for visiting me today!

Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes - SU
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Other: corner rounder punch - EK Success; We've Got Your Border (sentiments, curlicue) SRM Stickers; Blush, Sage, Light Purple, Mellow Yellow, Sea Foam paints - Creative Inspirations Paints
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Jennifer said...

Cute card...been trying to work on my masking. Still need practice =)@

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Larissa Heskett said...

This is SO cute!! I LOVE the Masked Bouquet!! Such a creative Idea!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Donna B. said...

Super cute card Colleen! I'm impressed with your masking ability and wish I had some! I've recently discovered stickers and how fun and easy they are to work with. That one is a great sentiment.

Jackie Rockwell said...

Glad you took the second photo so we could see the pretty shimmer. It's so tricky to photograph the sparkle a card has sometimes. Really cute card!

Unknown said...

this is so sweet! i love how you've continued the loopy strand from the balloon string into the border sticker. i have some srm stickers, but am at a loss as to how to incorporate them...i'll have to remedy that tonight. some serious crafty time has been scheduled :) by the way, the photo of those lush hydrangeas takes my breath away everytime i visit your blog...perfection! have a wonderful day! :)

Pauline said...

This is adorable! love the bouquet of balloons, some fantastic masking here!
I know what you mean about getting around to favourite blogs, time gets eaten away, especially now with end of term music and dance shows, just got the sports days to go, whooppee!
And I find the DT commitments leave less time for joining in on favourite challenges. Hope you are all well xx

Annette Allen said...

love this...those balloons look amazing...great masking and love all the loops in the strings...cute..

Emily Keaton said...

This is really cute, Colleen! You did an awesome job with your masking. I could have sworn that bouquet was stamped that way and not just a single balloon stamped over and over! Love that SRM sticker--lucky you to have won some! I've been thinking of getting some for a while now. I'll have to keep my eyes open for how you use yours as inspiration!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! So fun! This is a perfect card for a baby! LOVE LOVE LOVE those colors and balloons:)

Anonymous said...

How fun! I know someone who is having twins and they are not telling anyone what they are. This might be a fun card to make for the shower present in either yellow or green or blues and pinks. Wish we could really see the shine on the baloons - it has to be pretty cool to see the difference in colors. Fun card! I really like that sticker border too!

Chris R. from Iowa

Benzi said...

Cute, cute the curly sticker at the bottom and the way you did the sweet sentiment.

Bonnie said...

What a pretty balloon bouquet! I save my masks too 'cause I hate cutting them out.

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