Sunday, May 24, 2020

'The Sky Is The Limit' graduation - TGIFC265

Happy Sunday, and to my American friends, Happy Memorial Day weekend!  Our weather is gray today, and yesterday we got quite a bit of rain.  Hoping for some peeks of sunshine later. No matter the weather, there's always plenty to be done inside the house...including making cards. 😉

I'm playing in another challenge today:  TGIF Challenges - Theme Challenge: Travel.  #TGIFC265
I picked a hot air balloon as my mode of travel for this graduation card.  It's headed to a family friend who is graduating from high school soon.

Inspired By Stamping The Sky's The Limit hot air balloon and sentiment stamps; Impression Obsession Mortarboard and Scroll cap die; Papertrey Ink Clouds 1 and 2 die; pearls; Gina Marie Designs Flower Pleated Lace Nested Rectangles die

The pale blue damask patterned paper is old, from Stampin' Up!, and obviously stands in for my sky.  The mortarboard cap has a tiny pearl on the tassel, adding a bit of 'class' (get it, class?  I have corny puns!).

Thank you to the team at TGIF Challenges for hosting such a neat inspiration challenge this week!

Check out what my daughter, Kerry, and I did last night.  We did Bob Ross Painting!  We watched Bob on Netflix, paused the show at various points along the way, and tried to follow Bob's example.  His canvas was like 2 ft x 3 ft, and ours are tiny 5" x 7" canvases.

It was my first time doing a Bob Ross painting, and Kerry's second.  She has inherited the gift of painting from my dad, and from her paternal grandmother.  I love how her mountains, water (check out the tree reflections!) and sky turned out!  My one giant cloud is not ultimately what I was going for, but I thought the mountains and water came out pretty good.  What a fun and pleasant evening with my girl!  Can't wait to do it again.

Thank you so much for coming by today!  I've got to get ready for virtual church now, and a drive-by birthday 'party' this afternoon. 

Have a wonderful day, a relaxing holiday, and God bless you and keep you!


LeAnne said...

Well, your card is as cute as can the "travel" theme you have going, but your artwork, as well as Kerry's is AMAZING!!! I can't believe you achieved that just by watching our friend Bob on Netflix! They truly are works of art!

Samra said...

WOW! Gorgeous card Colleen! Love the colors and such a cute design. :)
The paintings are simply AMAZING!!! What a talented family :)
Have a great weekend, what's left of it :)
Paper Talk with Samra

Paperesse said...

Super cute card, Colleen, and a perfect take on the challenge. And thank you, because you've reminded me I need to do a graduate card for a family member, too. I think it might actually arrive if I mailed it now. I love both your paintings! I think they are equally well done. And even more beautiful...the memory of creating them together!

lisa808 said...

Both paintings are fantastic. What a great time spent with your daughter.

Lisa Elton said...

Your card is just delightful, but those!! You both did an amazing job!

Leslie Miller said...

Ohhh, what a great post, Colleen! First of all, I love the card and how you fit it to the challenge. Your printed sky is just what I love. In fact, I still have some of that paper, too. I'm gobsmacked by your paintings! I love watching Bob Ross, but not going to get into the oils. He makes it look so easy. You both did a stunning job!

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