Friday, February 8, 2013

SOU Die Cuts Challenge: Can we come in now?

Stuck on You Sketches has a new challenge this week.  We are to make something with a balloon.  Now I can only make a party balloon so interesting, so I opted for something more playful with the Hot Air Balloon.  I was sewing gifts for Christmas when these two came to the door after being outside for a while. I definitely saw it as a photo opportunity.  Moments like this is why I call them my fur babies. 

Confetti and Tag in an embellished Vellum envelope

Enhance your paper with bling

Match your embellies to your background paper to pull the design together

I used Paper Lace for the title font then smeared it with silver glitter glue.  I cut the balloon and text bubble from Enjoy the Seasons.  The sun is from Hey Diddle Diddle.  The papers are from Hopscotch.  It doesn't show we fell in the photo, but I put diamond faceted gems on the diamons in the hot air balloon.  The clouds were made using the Cricut Craft Room Basics design, and I hand cut the clouds that went on top with text.  I decided to try a confetti envelope as an embellishment and used pink vellum and a very old sizzix die, then punch multi colored paper with the Fiskars Threading Water Punch.  I used the holes for the confetti.  the inside tag was cut from another old sizzix die.  Now don't laugh but the bow on the envelope is from a dollar store mop. I now have tons of that string and am finding it very handy.  The border at the bottom was from Imagine More.  The corner was painted with Jenni Bowlin paint from an old chipboard set I bought years ago.  I forgot who made it.  The flower is from Prima, and is actually a lot paler in person.  I put a Prima pearl gem in the center.  The red bling on the bottom of the mat is from an old Christmas set I have had and used for years.  The text bubble is from Imagine More Cards. 


Vivian Lake said...

I'm gonna have to steal this idea for my dogs!! Fabulous page!

Tracey said...

Awesome layout Holly:) What a great photo, love the pretty confetti bag.....this is something I would like to try!

Fern said...

Holly, this is adorable!!!!! Love the hot air balloons and clouds!!! The photo is too cute!!!! Hugs!!

Nanne said...

Awesome layout Holly.. love those Imagine images, been dying to put them to use..