Friday, 9 September 2016

Muse Challenge #182

Hi there friends my Less is More teamie Anita is the MUSE
this week and her card is just too spectacular not to Case.
In fact I had so much fun inky blending my balloons that
I just couldn't stop!

Unlike Anita I don't have the balloon stencil :( so I had to be resourceful
with my stash by creating my own from acetate using some large and small
balloon dies from Paper Smooches. I think I've used the same Distress inks 
to blend, which happen to be some of my favourites too (Wilted Violet, Peacock
Feathers, Blueprint Sketch and Twisted Citron). I decided to give the balloons
a little spritz of Perfect Pearls and water as I'd inked them on watercolour card.

Instead of the 'Happy' die which again I don't own! I used a stitched cloud 
border die from Mama Elephant and stamped a bold greeting from 
Clearly Besotted: Brushed Greetings II. To finish I die-cut the panel with a 
stitched rectangle and added a few colour-coordinated sprinkles by Doodlebug!

Here's Anita's stunning creation

I'd also like to link my card up at Happy Little Stampers - CAS Challenge
where the theme for this month is watercolour spritz. I'm hoping as I've
used Distress inks then added my favourite spritz of water and perfect pearls
to lift some of the colour away that it works there too.

Thanks for stopping by today and hope to catch up with you tomorrow
when I've a couple of posts scheduled too.



  1. Wonderful ink blending, Sarah, and a great idea to create your own stencil! x

  2. Love this!! Looks like the whole sky is filled with pretty balloons! Beth xx

  3. Just wonderful, your balloon filled sky!

  4. Your handmade balloon stenciling exceeds any store-bought one out there, Sarah! This sky full of balloons is everyone's daydream!! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Great way to be creative. Such a pretty array of balloons, Sarah.

  6. This is just stunning....what a gorgeous card.

  7. I love this, Sarah. The cloud die with the expanse of pretty balloons is gorgeous. You've got a fabulous stash, just not the same things. I actually prefer your card to mine lol
    Thanks so much for playing along at Muse and HLS xx

  8. This is just 'heavenly' - love the cloud and your pretty balloons! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

  9. Lovely card. I love the sentiment on the balloon bordered panel and your sponged balloons are so so pretty!!!

  10. Gorgeous! Love how you created your own stencil and the spritzing adds so much texture!

  11. Oh wow, this is a stunning take on the muse. Really gorgeous.

  12. So many lightbulb (aha) moments; thank you for enlightening me - yes, I could have made my own stencil; yes, I could have chosen a different border die for the bottom panel; Love your interpretation of Anita's MUSE card.

  13. Lovely, Sarah! :) Beautiful and fun CASE of Anita's card. :)

  14. Really gorgeous take on Anita's card, Sarah! I love how your balloons are floating toward your cloud and the colors are amazing! LOVE the effect of your splatters, too...very clever!

  15. Stunning, love it. Those colours are so nice together and balloons are perfect.

  16. Great interpretation of Anita's card, Sarah. The colors are perfect. I like the balloons floating from behind the 'cloud.'

  17. This looks so pretty. Thanks for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge


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