Hi there everyone. I have a male birthday coming up so balloons sprang to mind, I think because it is the time of year when they have the Balloon Fiesta in Bristol. We went to it a few years ago but that particular day it was rather too windy so not a lot happened. I have some fairly new stamp sets with some nice scenes by Sheena Douglass and this one is called Looking Up. I have already used one which has a boat, and there is one with a bridge, and this one has a countryside scene and I took the three balloons from across the three sets to use here.
I stamped the scene on a piece of white card about 51/2" square using Adirondack Lettuce Ink and then added colour into the trunk and branches of the tree using a waterbrush and Walnut Stain Distress Ink and added Mowed Lawn and then Mowed Lawn with the added brown for two darker shades, and then to give some lighter tones and early morning sunshine I used Adirondack Sunshine Yellow.
Once I was happy with this I then added in the balloons using my Misti and Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade DI's and Momento Nautical Blue Ink, and added some of the brown for a bit of shading.
Finally I added the blue sky using Tumbled Glass DI. I decided to make it light as first thing in the morning the sky tends to have less colour and I didn't want it to detract from the balloons.
I finished by adding a black and then a larger dark green textured layer, and then mounted it on to a 7"white base card. I then stamped the sentiment using Adirondack Bottle Green Ink.
Thank you for joining me today and I hope to see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
Happy Little Stampers August Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes (without the twist).
Fashionable Stamping Challenge - No. 126 Use Your Inks Anyway You Like.
Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes.