August 9, 2012

CFC64

Missed the deadline this week, but not by much.  Of course the card was done yesterday but this week, like all weeks this summer, has been crazy!  I don't think I am alone, it seems everyone has been having a busy one.

That being said I wanted to share the card I made for the things you see in the sky challenge.  The sky, the sun and white clouds come to mind first but i toyed between a hot air balloon and a single balloon that escaped someone on the ground.  The hot air balloon won, I have only ever seen one and if was magnificent!






All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: White, Spring Rain, Summer Sunrise
Stamps: Up Up & Away
Ink:  True Black (PTI), Memento Tuxedo Balck (Tsukineko)
Dies: Up Up & Away (PTI), Sunshine, Clouds (L'il Inkers)
Impression Plates: Linen and Canvas
other:  foam dots, Copic markers (R05, YG23, YR15, T4)


23 comments :

Ardyth said...

Seeing a brightly coloured hot air balloon in the sky is so amazing - this card evokes that perfectly!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

super card!! i so love this pti set! great job

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous , love the Lill Inkers clouds and sun. Beautiful bright balloon. My daughter has them flying over her house daily.. She lives by all the vineyards in Temecula.

Lynn said...

Enabling alert...really thinking I need those dies from L'il Inkers...and you aren't helping Tracey :) Love the layout...so so sweet and the colors on the balloon! Sorry you missed the deadline, but am gladI got to see your gorgeous card.

Lisa said...

Oh what a delight this is Tracey! Your balloon IS magnificent! I missed this challenge by a day also :(

Joyce said...

Love this idea. I also went with the hot air balloons. They are EVERYWHERE here all summer, and your card captures their beauty perfectly. So sorry you missed the deadline. It has happened to me, too, and is no fun at all. Well, at least you still have an awesome card.

Michelle said...

Tracey, I really, really love this! We see hot air balloons in the sky frequently, and we stop to look every time. The other day my little girl called "Look! There's an egg in the sky!", and sure enough, there was! An egg-shaped hot air balloon. :-)

Kelly Griglione said...

Rats, sorry you missed the challenge, but glad you posted anyway ... such a happy card!

Mara Campbell said...

Your hot air balloon is fabulous!! I love the bright colors!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a cheerful b'day card, Tracey! It looks like a perfect summer day and certainly more than nailed that challenge, darn it all anyway! I'm so sorry you missed it, but I'm glad you went ahead and posted it for our pleasure!!

kingstonmama said...

Too bad you missed the challenge. It's a really cute card. Glad you posted anyway. :) Ann

PatQ's Cards said...

Tracey, What a cute card. Love your whole layout.

Kim S said...

I love your brilliant colors against the sky! I used to live near a launch area and it never failed to thrill me to see those graceful, colorful balloons against the blue sky!

Noelle said...

SO pretty! Really you have only seen one hot air balloon? Maybe it is a climate thing, they are in CO all the time! :) Wonderful layout, and I LOVE the bright colors used on the balloon:) **hugs**

laughadaisy said...

Very pretty card. ;-) It's so simple but has big impact with the elements and colors you used. Love it! Every year on July 3rd, a nearby community has a balloon festival with about 20 hot air balloons. They all launch at about the same time and compete in a few games - it's really a fun tradition that we love as a family. Great card, girl. ;-)

Patrice said...

Love that hot air balloon - hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup again this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/08/52-card-pickup-week-32.html

Jill Norwood said...

This is lovely Tracey! I love hot air balloons but don't see them too often either! Your card is gorgeous!

Michelle said...

I don't recall ever seeing a hot air balloon...just on TV. Too bad you missed the deadline...perfect card for the challenge!

Suzanne D. said...

Tracy, I love those LID dies, and you've all convinced me to place an order...the balloon is also colored perfectly! Great card, as always, friend!!!

Carole said...

Up up and away...a beautiful balloon- missed the deadline too bad you would have won:) Thanks for your visit and comment/

Berni Cuttino said...

Fantastic hot air ballon, love it. Thanks for your visit and sweet luv. Hugs

Liz, said...

Fab card,

Liz x

Kim said...

Fabulous card Tracey...that hot air balloon is just too cute. I know what you mean about being behind and summer being so busy is gets in the way of so card making. I have to agree, you would have won too.