This is my entry to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week where the challenge set was to use an image which involves movement of some sort. I chose this one which is Cheesecake Parade and coloured it using Promarkers. I've always struggled with colouring balloons so that they look 3D but thanks to advice from Debbi I'm quite happy with the way this one has turned out.
The colour scheme for this one came from the pieces of patterned paper I had left over from the card I made for the Sugar Bowl Challenge plus another piece from the printed papers leftover box. The striped and spotted papers are from the CD Seraphina and Friends, the gingham paper came from a Crafter's Companion Papercrafts CD and the colourful harlequin paper was from a Cuddly Buddly download Peppy Papers Purple/Lime.
The layout inspiration was taken from the sketch challenge on the 2 Sister Challenge Blog but as per usual I can't do a clean and simple and have added so many extra bits and pieces that the original sketch has become hidden.
The daisy embellishments were made using the small and medium Woodware daisy punches. I punch daisies from left over bits of white card and layer them up. The centre is cut from different shades of yellow plain and glitter cardstock using a ringbinder paper punch. These are kept in a box until I need them for a project and then the petals can be sponged with ink to match the colour scheme of the project. Other embellishments added to this card were brads, pearls, sequins, beads, sequins and ribbon.
This card is going to be for one of my crafty friends who turns fifty next month and is heading off to New York with her husband to celebrate. This will be their first trip away by themselves since their family came along. Hope you have a great time Heather.
I'd like to enter this card in the followng challenges
One Stitch at a Time Challenge 84 - Shape Up (circles, squares, triangles and rectangles plus diamonds on backing paper)
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