Monday, 5 June 2017

Patchwork Balloons for LOTV

Hello lovely peeps, and a very warm welcome to my 2 new followers.

The theme for this month's challenge at Lili of the Valley is 'Summer'. To enter you just need to make something with a LOTV image and add it to their Facebook page here.

For my inspiration card I've used a retired stamp called Patchwork Bunch of Balloons.

To make life easier for a change I picked my papers out before colouring my image. They are from the Butterfly Kisses paper pad (still available as digi papers at Nitwit)

I went around the edges with my stab and stitch tool

then drew in stitches with a pencil (Lyra Rembrandt)

For the trees at the bottom of the card I die-cut some stitched circles and then with the leftover scraps I cut little tree trunks and coloured them with a brown pen.

Next I stamped the Patchwork Balloons image onto watercolour card with Black Archival ink and coloured it in with Distress Markers before cutting it out
pumice stone
picked raspberry
worn lipstick

I stamped just the balloon part of the image onto more watercolour card

then coloured them in and cut them out (I used mowed lawn for the green highlights)
For the '50' balloon I stamped numbers from the Stitched Alphabet set (also retired) and added little strings with a black fineliner pen.

For the background behind the bear I cut a circle of white card and embossed it with the 8x8 Die'sire Embossalicious folder 'Clouds'

The card is finished off with a double bow of organza ribbon and some sweetheart blossom flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts (the sentiment is from Handwritten Phrases by LOTV)

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
In The Pink #120 Embossing
Crafty Catz #372 Anything Goes option summertime
Crafty Friends Challenge #59 make it pink
Tuesday Throwdown #345 stitching
Deep Ocean Challenge #156 Bingo (flowers, stripes, stitching)
Cardz 4 Galz # 48 Inspired by a song (Up, up and away)
Craft-Dee BowZ  CDB50 Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow (always)
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girls June any card

Before I go, have you entered my 300th post giveaway yet? The prize includes the fabulous Jasmine Shopping stamp from Lili of the Valley. 
Click on the picture below to find out how to enter :o)

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


Rachelle Olaridge said...

Simply beautiful card. Love the details and colors. Cute digi. Love it! Thanks for your entry in our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown. Have a great day!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Absolutely gorgeous

Clemente Batan said...

What a great idea on the faux stitching! Love the subtle coloring and also the embossed clouds background. I love clouds! Thanks for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Anything Goes Challenge. Good luck!-Maria Giselle

Anne said...

I love how you've done this Katrina, putting the numbers in the bunch of balloons is a lovely idea. Tress are fab too!

Anne x

Pollard Carole said...

Fab card so much lovely detail its gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at In The Pink Challenge Love and hugs Carole x

Aly Smedes said...

Ah so Sweet! Love your card!

Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 galz.
Aly DT

carol said...

Fab creation, thanks for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ x Carol

Fiki said...

this is super pretty!

Diane Louise J said...

Hello Katrina…. You have made a beautiful card…. Thanks for entering it into the ‘Make it Pink’ challenge at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck in the draw and hope you can join us again for our next challenge.
[Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Cazro said...

Oh this is adorable, I love your design and colouring. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz. DT

Babs Watson said...

An adorable sweet card, thank you for sharing it with us at Cardz 4 Galz, hope to see you again soon.

Hugs Babs x

Gina Knott said...

Such a beautiful card and gorgeous image! Thank you for sharing with us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Gina xx

Donna said...

What a sweet card - love how you did the trees!. Thanks for,joining themCraft-Dee BowZ challenge this month!