It's Not All Black and White

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

CPS119 To Infinity and Beyond

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

11 comments:

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Bethany, this is SO pretty!!! I love the sentiment you paired with the balloon...so clever!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh Bethany, this is fabulous and I LOVE it paired with that sentiment! Awesome card!

veronica said...

very happy colors. love it.

kadie said...

SUPER CUTE card!! Love it!

Alex said...

Sounds like you guys had a great night out - halibut, YUM!!!

Your card is really pretty Bethany, I love that sentiment!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So cute! Great colors and I like that its a tall card.

Shannan Teubner said...

Just beautiful, Bethany! And what a fun night...sounds fabulous!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just gorgeous, Bethany! Beautiful coloring, and I love the fun layout and DP!

Cheryl Joshua said...

Beautiful,love how the balloon matches the papers and your colouring is brilliant!!!
xx

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh Bethany! That DP is perfect for that image...fabulous card!
What an exciting game eh? Nothing better than a game 7 of the Cup finals...I'll be watching for sure!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Fabulous! Love your colours, the offset panel works so well, and the three (chipboard?) flower elements are perfect! Love the sentiment you paired with it...makes me think of the new movie "UP"!