Wow, this week is really slipping away. I was exhausted from the weekend (weeding and LOTS of mulching) and before I knew it, the week's half over. Last night Josh and I went to eleven for the first time, a restaurant in the Strip District area of Pittsburgh, then walked to the Penguins game for an amazing, stressful, stunning Game six Stanley Cup Finals win over the Red Wings. I had the Alaskan halibut and Josh the lamb. Both were incredibly delicious.
On to the card. That's why you're here anyway, right? I wanted to do something for this week's CPS sketch. I just love extra tall cards like this. I stamped my hot air balloon on water color paper, masked it, and stamped a few clouds (all from Up, Up and Away). I colored with markers and a water brush, using pumpkin pie, kiwi kiss, ruby red, creamy caramel, chocolate chip, and bordering blue. For the flower embellishments, I glued some Perhaps paper to blank pieces of chipboard, then cut with my Cuttlebug Flowers die, then added a Making Memories snap to the center (which I colored with Copic YR07 to get a more vibrant orange). The sentiment is also on a larger CB flower die cut. I aged things a bit with a Tonic paper distresser and Papertrey Ink's new Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo. Oh my word, that stuff is FAST and so cool. LOVE IT! Stamps- Up, Up and Away, Great Expectations (Verve)
Paper- bordering blue, pumpkin pie, kiwi kiss (SU!), water color (Strathmore), offbeat, perhaps (Basic Grey)
Ink- onyx black (Versafine), bordering blue, kiwi kiss, pumpkin, ruby, choc chip, caramel (SU!), tea dye (PTI)
Accessories- YR07 Copic marker, Making Memories snaps, CB flower dies, distresser, chipboard, Cosmo Cricket Everafter and Girl Friday ribbons, water brush, EK Success corner rounder