I hate it when I have to photograph at night. I just can't ever get the colors to look right, no matter how much post editing I do. Oh well. ;o) Dawn was having a Color Challenge over at My Favorite Things, and I barely made it in time. Seriously...I think it was 9:59 when I linked. Whew!
The colors were Melon, Pink, Moss, and Cream. I don't have any of the PTI cardstock (note to self: buy PTI cardstock). So I used Stampin' Up! Groovy Gauva, Pixie Pink, Kiwi Kiss, and Very Vanilla. This is also a little sneak peek of the Hot Air balloon from the Sweet Centers stamp set that will be available on Sept. 1st from the Holiday Mini. And it is so much more than a stamp set...wait til you see it! Surprises! Hope you enjoy and be sure to check out all of the other fantastic entries by clicking on the Color Challenge banner.
Edited to add: Now that I have a little free time I thought I should add some details about the card as well as the Supply List.
I actually had a lot of fun making this one...even if it was in the 11th hour. LOL For the balloon, I used Versamark to stamp a Martha Stewart background pattern on Pixie Pink cardstock and then sprinkled it with embossing glitter for some sparkle and punched it out using Stampin' Up!'s 1 3/4 inch circle punch. The fun part was adding the sky in the background. I hand cut a cloud shape out of cardstock to use as a mask. Then I used a q-tip and my Stampin' Up! pastels to lightly color in a sky moving in circular motion. I moved the "mask" two or three times as I colored it in. So easy, and a beautiful subtle effect IRL. The stamp has cute little bows on the basket strings, so I added real ribbon bows for pop. To pull it together, I repeated the scallops and polka dots from the stamp with the background paper and border. Here's a better, close up view.
Thinking of You
Paper: SU! Groovy Guava, Pixie Pink, Very Vanilla cardstock; SU! Bella Rose (retired) Designer Series Paper
Stamps: SU! Sweet Centers
Ink: SU! Kiwi Kiss, Pastels chalk; Pink Colorbox liquid chalk ink; Versamark
Other: Ribbon, corner rounder, 1 3/4 circle punch, scallop border punch, glittered embossing powder, heat tool