Saturday, August 4, 2018

Live It Up Birthday Ride

I had fun making this card today for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.    The theme is always Anything Goes, and the optional addition this month is On The Move.  Here's my card....
I used Penny Black stamp set live it up!  

I stamped the hot-air balloons with distress ink in antique linen, masking as necessary.   I created the rainbow with watercolor pencils, and the sky with a hand made stencil for the clouds and some distress ink in tumbled glass.  I used Arteza watercolor pencils and a waterbrush to paint the hot-air balloons with the no-line technique.  


For the inside, I created more sky and clouds in the same method as on front, and added a small hot-air balloon.  I stamped the verse with Ranger Archival ink in manganese blue.

I made a matching envelope by stamping/masking two hot-air balloons and adding the sky and clouds with stencil work. 

And...the matching set....
I hope you will join us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge and play along.  You just might win some free product.  Check out the other design team members' inspiration, and enter your card!

I am adding my card to these challenges:

AAA Cards Challenge - Somewhere over the rainbow
Craft Stop Make It and Take It  - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Stenciling (clouds)
Make My Monday Challenge - Colored image Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.  Your comments are appreciated and enjoyed.



  1. This is gorgeous Lynda! Love the way you've coloured this card!
    Helen x

  2. What a gorgeous design, love the rainbow. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Emma

  3. Beautiful colouring! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday.

  4. Outside, Inside, & Envelope! You go girl! Lovely card. Great stenciling. Thanks for joining the challenge at Tuesday Throwdown. Debi DT TT

  5. WOW! This looks amazing .... great colouring. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx


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