Thursday, July 22, 2010

Make a Wish

Hey, all! Sorry I've been slacking on the posts lately. I've had NO mojo since coming back from my vacation, so I've been spending time fixing up the house. I'm getting ready to tackle the kitchen...nothing too major...just paint, hardware for the cabinets, and some new shelves & artwork to hang. Other than that, I've just been freshening things up in general--new bedding, pillows & throws for the living room, etc.

Today was the first day I felt that creative spark...I had Kazan's Sketch 57 in my head and finally came up with an idea I'm fairly happy with.

When I saw the three circles on the sketch, I immediately thought of this balloon stamp...but then I got stuck on the scalloped layer. I didn't want patterned paper or ribbon or anything...I felt it'd be too busy. And then I finally realized I could do clouds since they've got scalloped edges anyway. Yay! I finished it off with some "grass" at the bottom. Hope you like it!

Stamps: Everyday Button Bits, Mega Mixed Messages (PTI), Head in the Clouds (Sassafras)
Paper: Green Galore, Cool Caribbean, PTI white
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: PTI buttons, dimensionals

24 comments:

Anita said...

Stunning card! I like the buttons as balloons.

Belinda said...

I totally get out of my zone when I leave for a trip -- work or pleasure! So I totally get it! Love the fabby grass and the clouds are too cute! The pink balloon's just pop!

Elise said...

This is FUN! I love that your answer to the scallops was CLOUDS! How perfect is THAT! {You know I'm a sucker for a lil' scene!} THIS is adorable, Ann! Glad you are fortifying the home in your well deserved time off! Clearly, you've found some creative spark - and your kitchen will be smashing! Yee Haw!

Laura O'Donnell said...

great card for the sketch!

Kate Lewis said...

Hi Ann, What a fab interpretation of the sketch - it was a tricky one! Love your ideas! Hope you're enjoying your re-decorating kick - very good for the soul! Hugs Kate x

Ayana Posadas said...

Such a cute card and what a great take on the sketch! Love it! :)

Jenny said...

Such a cute card, love it!! :) :) :) :)

Brandi said...

Girl this is so cute! I love the clouds and balloon!

Karen B. said...

That is really cute, and really creative.

Pat said...

Yes i like it!
It's very cute with the buttons as balloons and the lovely clouds!
Hugs xx
Pat

Chrissy D said...

I have a hard time getting back into the routine after a vacation. Your creation is WONDERFUL! TFS! Hope you kitchen/ house project goes well!

Merry said...

I think this so cute and love your take of the scalloped edge...very clever.

Cindy Lee said...

It's great to hear that your mojo is coming back! It happens to me quite frequently. When it does, I'll just go out and have fun. It's something I learned along the way :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh I love this! What a super design!

StampinCathy said...

This is one adorable and fun card. I just love your take on this sketch. You are so creative.

Diane Jaquay said...

So cute, love the button balloons!!

Sylvia said...

Super cute card! Love the buttons!

BananaStamper said...

Love it Ann! Those clouds are adorable!

Deb Neerman said...

Omigosh, this is toooooo cute, Ann! Love those clouds and your sweet balloons!

Angie Tieman said...

This is SOOOOO cute! I love how the clouds are the scalloped layer! The balloon bouquet is darling too!

Cheryl Nelson said...

This couldn't be cuter!! LOVE it in every way!!

Kazan Clark said...

I love this card on so many levels. That scalloped cloud is a winner Ann - can I use that too on my cards? *lol*
Hugs
K

Trinh said...

Love your take on the sketch! So fun & cute!

Irena said...

Awesome card.