Anyway, back to what I meant to be writing about - my Life is a Journey card. This is the second one of my cards using the new Filigraphy Balloon stamps.
I wanted to have the sky flowing from one scene to another, so after I'd created the skyline I attached the strips to the base card and masked off the bits in-between.
I then used my cloud stencil, blue and grey ink and a brush to create the sky.
I wanted to raise the balloon off the card so I had to figure out how to do it.
In the end I decided the use heat resistant acetate for the base. I used Versamark ink and black detail powder to heat emboss it before cutting it out...........
.............then I stamped the image onto Theuva card (using Black Archival), cut it out and stuck it on top. A few little gems give it a bit of bling.
As the first card I made with these stamps was black and white I had intended to do this one in colour. I coloured it in several different ways but I just kept coming back to the monochrome one. It's funny as when I saw everyone else's on TV I thought they looked really good in colour.
Talking of colour, here's my green fish pie. Doesn't it look yummy? lol Hopefully it won't be as noticeable when the spuds go on and anyway Hubby will probably be too hungry to notice!
Stamps and Masks Used