Friday, May 22, 2009

Then, I am still and wait here in the silence...Until you come and sit a while with me...

Happy Saturday, guys! Hope your weekend is off to a good start. Mine is...my sweet hubby rented Twlight for us to watch tonight, and we even had some ice cream! Life can't get much better than that, I think.

Anyway, I just have a quick card to share with you today. I created this for the Verve Release...yay for new stamps! Julee has designed some fabulous images this time around, so make sure you check them all out HERE.

I created this card using using several of the stamps from the new set Up, Up & Away. Before I started my card, I stamped each of the balloons onto post-it notes and created masks for each one. Then I stamped them onto a 4" x 5 1/4" sheet of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, kind of in a cluster like they were floating upward. After the image was colored with Copic Markers, I cut into the panel on the diagonal and added a black mat. This took some eyeballing, but I think it worked pretty well! I'm sure I could have used a ruler or something, but that would have been too easy. *wink*

I added some Liquid Applique to the clouds, and I love the texture that added. Then I just adhered the strip to my Kraft card base (measures 5 1/4" square) and stamped the sentiment from Sweet on You, another new release. I didn't want it to get too fussy, since I wanted the images and colors to stand out on this one. So less is more (this time). *grin*

Make sure you check out all the fabulous creations with the new releases in the Verve Gallery, and notice that there's a SALE going on at Verve as well! Nothing better than new stamps on sale, right?

If you're watching for more Memorial Day sales this weekend, make sure you check out Jacksonbelle Embellishments as well...the whole store is 25% off with the code MEMDAY09.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

15 comments:

Kim said...

Shannan, that is so beautiful. Those balloons look so real and that sky is awesome. I'm off to check out these new sets. Looking forward to meeting you next Saturday!

Julie Campbell said...

Oh my! This card ROCKS! I love your coloring and those perfect clouds!

Angie Tieman said...

Wowzers! This is gorgeous! Love the coloring and the textured clouds are amazing!

Dana said...

This card is amazing! I love that you have it on an angle. I love the coloring. I love the clouds. Holy Smokes. This is an amazing card.

I have never had any kind of fascination with balloons...but your card sure makes these stamps look enticing!

Thanks

scrappypug said...

gorgeous..I think I have found a new stamp line I NEED to try!

Buttons Ribbons and Pearls said...

I'm really liking these balloons. Nice card Shannan,........have a good holiday weekend,.......I'm heading over to Verve right now !

Chris said...

Really fantastic...I feel like I'm looking at a hot air balloon festival. Love the grouping, coloring and clouds. :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Shannan, this card is just GORGEOUS! WOW! LOVE it!

Michele Boyer said...

Wow, this is SO colorful, Shannan! I love the clouds (and your coloring)!

i {heart} papers said...

Beautiful! Love the clouds!

Christine Blain said...

This card is stunning! Love the colouring, the kraft card, and especially the clouds. Beautifully composed, and really striking!

Steph K (booga3) said...

I just can't say enough about this card - it's SO bold and incredible! Love it, Shannan!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Just pure cardmaking genius, my dear! Your coloring is amazing as usual, but those puffy clouds and the fun diagonal layout just stole my heart! Love it! :)

Jennifer said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Usually I have a more colorful vocabulary but this is so wonderful that it knocked all of the adjectives out of me. WOW! LOVE this card!

paula said...

verrrry willy wonka-ish! I love your colors!!

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