Sunday, June 2, 2013

Unscripted Sketches 213 Fourth of July Balloon

Hi Stampers! Here's my entry for this week's Unscripted Sketches:

I have been reorganizing my work space, and digging out some of my old stash which I was able to use on this card. I have also spent the past week working away with my new Fourth of July Digi Images from Chi Chi Memories. I love how I am able to size the images to fit the projects I'm working on! For this image I used watercolor pencils to color my balloon - I always forget that I have these!!!

The balloon is centered on a bright red tag, and embellished with a gorgeous epoxy brad that I have been hoarding away for some time. The tiny side tag also came from my basket of Big Shot left overs. I hate throwing away perfectly good supplies, even if it does take me 4 years to use them up! At the bottom of the tag I added on some red grosgrain ribbon. I haven't seen this technique done with ribbon for some time, but I saw a bit of it at the Paper Arts Festival that I attended yesterday and wanted to add it to my project today.

It adds a nice touch of dimension to any card. Head on over to Unscripted Sketches to see some amazing ideas for using this week's sketch, and if you are looking for something new to use you can check out Chi Chi Memories cute and fun stamp sets. They are delivered instantly to your computer, no gas or shipping needed - go green! I myself am off to get ready for a picnic lunch with my adorable husband - can you believe we have the whole day to ourselves?


  1. What a great image, love it. Great take on this weeks sketch. Thanks for sharing your take on this weeks sketch at Unscripted Sketches.

  2. Awesome card - love the stamp and love the bow you made - well done! Thanks for playing at US!


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