Sunday, July 17, 2011

Clear Dollar Stamps Lifting You Up

Welcome to our Summer themed Clear Dollar Stamps blog hop!  If you've arrived here from Shell's blog you're on the right track, if not and you'd like to start at the beginning please start here.

For my Summer themed card I chose to use the Clear Dollar Stamps Lifting You Up digital stamp set.  I colored the hot air balloon with Copic markers YG17, YG13, YG11, BG10, BG11, BG13, E43, E42, E43.  I've been practicing making cloudy skies using Ranger "Stormy Skies" distress ink and a cloud template so this image was the perfect opportunity to use my new skills. 

My cardstock colors are Kraft, Stampin' Up! Taken With Teal & Garden Green as well as Neenah Solar White.  For a finishing touch I added three Dew Drops from the "Water" collection. 

Your next stop on our blog hop is Linda!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Challenges:
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Fly Away
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Digi's With Attitude - Anything Goes
Paper Cutz - The Skies The Limit
Polka Doodles - Summer

41 comments:

Nikki said...

This is just so sweet and love the colors

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Very nice!

Fot said...

how adorable! Love your card~Thank-you love for sharing your creativity with us all :-)
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Marsha said...

Really like this. Great sentiment with the balloon.

Tara said...

Great card and awesome clouds! Good job. I am on a design team also and an upcoming image is a hot air balloon. Thank you for the inspiration. I can only hope to have clouds as great as yours :-)

Rose Petal said...

Hello Jan. How beautiful, and perfect for the summer theme. I love how you have done the sky, so calming. Great design too, showing off your image perfectly. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Kimberly S. said...

LOVE this hot air balloon....and GREAT saying, too!

Jo4Him said...

love this card; a great use of this image. TFS. Jo4Him

Audrey said...

What a fun summery card. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

kare said...

Hey!))
You have my kitchen colors on your bbb-BAllooon!!
Springy-lime green... Yah;>

i love-love this card.

Love, to you and yours on the Lords day... God Bless.
*k~

Kathy D. said...

Another great summer image! and look at you go with the sky scene. You rock the coloring world my friend.

ecpiercy said...

These are some of my favorite colors, and I love how you've combined them so nicely! Thank you!

Cathi said...

Jan! I love the color on this!!!

Edwina said...

I love hot air balloons. I look for them here all summer in the sky as there is a festival here in NJ. Your card is great to send to a friend in need of Spiritual uplifting. I wish I had it to mail to one now. Thanks for sharing.

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

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HeyRae said...

Your clouds are beautiful and I love your color theme for the balloon.

Lisa Lara said...

Jan..this is beautiful!

HeyRae said...

Awesome job on the clouds. The balloon is made up of great colors too.

Lorie said...

I just adore this card. What a wonderful sentiment!

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Jan, What a great summertime card! Love the clouds and the sentiment placed where it is! Great creativity!
Hugs, Sarah

Dee in N.H. said...

Very pretty! Love the balloon!

Heather said...

I am a vendor at our local hot air ballon festival every year, so nothing says summer to me like a beautiful hot air balloon. Love yours and your cloud work is beautiful.

Shell said...

What a super cute card, Jan!! Way to fly! :)

Babe O'Mara said...

Love the card. Nice job on the clouds. Thanks for sharing.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Candy F. said...

Great card -- I love the sentiment you paired with the balloon -- perfect!

Margaret said...

Very nice card. I like the image along with that sentiment.

The Stamper's Touch said...

Oh what a gorgeous card Jan!! Love your clouds...I recently made a card and totally flubbed it up with my attempt at clouds!! Maybe I should practice before trying it on a card!!!!

Linda

scraphappy4067 said...

Great card!!...your clouds are awesome!!

KOstvig said...

very pretty lov ethe balloon and the colors

Christi said...

I love this image! great job! Perfect for summer!

Annes Art said...

Great card !!

joydee1963 said...

very cute card,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful card! Love the color combo! Thank you very much for playing along with us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Hugs...
Melissa

Donna said...

I love to watch hot air balloons float over head on hot summer nights. Beautiful work! Love your colors and design!

Tanja said...

I love the balloon stamp and the great clouds!

Shannon White said...

Ooohh, Miss Jan, Ilove this! Love the Fabulpus Hot Air Balloon, your gorgeous fluffy clouds and what a great card layout too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Jerusha said...

What a lovely card! A perfect summery thing to think of! We have a balloon festival here every year at the end of the summer.

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Sweet card, thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge

Mahmood Ali said...

Such a creative work its amazing!!!
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Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along in our long hot summer challenge at Polkadoodles - good luck! Cheers Claire x

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is pretty, the clouds look great and I like the sentiment across the basket of the hot air balloon!