Penny Black Balloon Madness Stamp (no longer available)
Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink // Zig Clean Color Markers // Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush // Zig Detailer Waterbrush // Penny Black Die Set Pinwheel // Distress Oxide Ink Tumbled Glass
This cute stamp is unfortunately no longer in production, but if you are lucky you might find it on ebay or etsy. I stamped the image using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink on Winsor & Newton Watercolor paper. Coloring was done with my Zig clean Color markers and a Zig Detailer Brush. A clear glitter brush (Wink of Stella) was used on the balloons to make them sparkle. I originally wanted to use crystal glaze, but couldn't find my bottle since I moved everything around a few months ago. The sparkles look really nice though!
The sentiments on the top are from the set Sweet Wishes which I think is so perfect for children's cards, and the small "happy birthday" sentiment is from the Penny Black set Snippets. I used the Penny Black die set Pinwheel (which was a gift from our team leader from few years ago, thank you again, Brenda) to cut out one of the sentiments which was stamped on white card stock, then inked the edges with Tumbled Glass distress oxide ink. The butterflies were done with a Martha Stewart butterfly trio punch which I've had forever and sadly it's now only working with pattern paper and I can no longer punch out from card stock. But I do have lots of scraps and I like the polka dotted butterflies, so it worked out well. Tiny pearls were added to the butterflies bodies. The striped cardstock is also from my paperscraps. The white twine I used is from Stampin Up.
I went with pretty and bright colors perfect for a girl, flesh color and pale pink for the skin with some light pink for the cheeks, gray for the body. Balloons were colored with light blue, light pink, yellow and bright yellow and the grass was done with light green. All colors besides the light blue were part of the set of 36 Zig Clean Color markers, which is really all you need, as these colors do dilute and mix well and I could have achieved the light blue balloon color by using a diluted cobalt blue from the set of 36 marker.
Challenges I am joining in with this card:
First up Hero Arts is celebrating National Craft Month and are hosting a challenge every week. This week it's "Build your birthday card stash".
Little Red Wagon - Animals // Simon Says Wednesday - Create a Scene // Alphabet Challenge - Yarn, String or Twine // Crafty Calendar - For a Child // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Penny Black stamps and CAS // Send a Smile for Kids - For Kids // Colour Crazy Challenge - Something Colored // Crafty Catz - Best Friends // 2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Critters // A2Z Scrapbooking Linky Party - Color it in // Crafty Animals - Animals // Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Pattern Papers // Creatalicious Challenges - CAS // Creative Craft Cottage Challenges - Spring Fever // Daisy Chain Challenges - Spring is in the Air // Die Cut Divas - Use a Die Cut // Happy Little Stampers - Watercolor // Happy Little Stampers - Dies // Pearly Sparkles Challenge - Make it Girly // Sparkles Forum Challenges - Animals // Tinker- Dream - Die Cut // Fab 'n' Funky - Spring Colors // House That Stamps Built -
Easter or Spring // Paper Shelter Challenge - Spring // The Crafty Addicts - Embellishments // Path of Positivity - Friendship
And there are lots of "Anything Goes" Themes so I am linking up here too:
Cute Card Thursday // Dare 2B Artzy Challenges // Crafting-With-Friends // QKR Stampede // A Bit More Time to Craft // A Perfect Time To Craft // Classic Design Team Open Challenge // Happy Craft Challenge // Let's Craft & Create Challenge // Love to Craft // The Creative Crafters // Crafting By Designs // Creative Moments // Crafty Sentiment Designs // Lemon Shortbread // Through The Craft Room Door // Crafting from the Heart // The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge
Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you have a great weekend! Maybe you'll find some time to join us at Allsorts challenge for a chance to win a wonderful prize! Would love to see you over at the challenge blog :-)
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