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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Journey

The Moxie Fab World Challenge is In My Beautiful Balloon and it intrigued me to see if I could create a hot air balloon. I decided to pair it up with the Hero Arts Monthly challenge which includes creating a masculine card.The design is based on the Card Patterns sketch #109

This was a challenge for me in more than one way as I tried to limit my ribbons, lace, flowers or fancy embellishments and create a hot air balloon. :)

The balloon is a circle with the bottom cut off and a rectangle with rounded corners. Stamp balloon using Hero Arts Antique Map and Old French Writing in a brown pigment ink. Sponge balloon using gold, light orange and brown dye inks.  The basket is a rectangle with rounded corners. Stamp basket using Hero Arts Envelope Pattern and Old French Writing in a brown pigment ink.

Thanks for stopping by...

Suzz

27 comments:

  1. I LOVE how you created the balloon with just paper and some stamps!!
    It looks amazing and very masculine ;)

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  2. This is fantastic Suzanne! You did an awesome job on making the parts for the balloon and you couldn't have picked a better paper. Hugs!

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  3. So creative, Suzz! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  4. Very creative, fabulous masculine card and wonderful stamping. Tracy x

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  5. Love this Suzz.. The air balloon is just fabulous love the map paper, lace and buttons..:) Have a great day:)

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  6. I love your created balloon! The colors are perfect for a masculine card and the buttons are the perfect touch! Love that map paper too - do you get the feeling I lov your card :-)

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  7. Creative use of the sketch! The balloon turned out wonderfully - love the map images you used to create the balloon!

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  8. Oh, Sue, what a CARD!! You have the best ideas!

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  9. such a fun and creative design Sue - this is super!

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  10. oh my...such a lovely mix of challenges...your card is fantastic! Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns!

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  11. Wow, just love that big balloon and the mix of paper you used.
    So glad that you could play along with us this week on Card Patterns!

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  12. This card is fabulous in every detail!!

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  13. Grr-eat Balloon Sue, you amaze me with your creativity, this is FABulous!

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  14. Jaw-dropping gorgeous Sue!!! WOW oh WOW!!!! Amazing details and perfect for the challenges!

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  15. Such a neat card Suzanne! That hot air balloon looks so darn cool! I love that map stamp image! I thought it was made from patterned paper!

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  16. This is such a great card! The hot air balloon is just perfect. Love it!

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  17. Wow! Now that is one cool looking balloon to me Sue! Great how you immersed the colors and design into a masculine feel!

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  18. You did a fab job creating a hot air balloon. I think this is a peprfect masculine card too. :)
    Hugs~

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  19. How fabulous and creative! I love this card, truly!!! A perfect masculine card.

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  20. awww... love love your hot air balloon, Sue! fabulous card!

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  21. This priceless. How rich and wonderful! On the last post I didn't mean mannequin, but it is late!! LOLOL

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  22. OH MY GOSH, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this, You do such Fabulous art Suzz. I have some catching up to do again I just can't keep up with you.
    Hugs Lynn

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  23. LOVE this wonderful card, Sue! Your balloon is so clever!

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  24. Fabulous creative idea and I love how you mixed the stamps. Wonderful card.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  25. Hey Suzanne! Thanks for linking this up to the In My Beautiful Balloon Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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