Sunday, April 17, 2016

Stamp Review Crew: Balloon Celebration Edition

http://stampreviewcrew.blogspot.com/2016/04/stamp-review-crew-balloon-celebration.html
Does it feel like a party in here? Because it feels like a party to me!! I am loving this trend of balloons everywhere! Mind you, I can't be around the real thing due to my latex allergy, but I still think they are fun and cute and festive :) And the ones I stamp won't bother me at all :)

Remember you early hoppers, we work out the kinks on Sunday evening my time, so if you run in to links that don't work, or incomplete posts, come back after midnight, US Central Time and it will be working just fine.

If this is your first time hopping with us, then I should tell you that we are an international group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators that gets together every first and third Monday of the month to feature a single stamp set. We share lots of ideas for that set to get you excited and inspired :) You can check out the master blog roll on our home blog, and find all of our past hops, and all of the links will take you directly to the posts you are looking for!

If you are following around in order, then you just arrived from  Rochelle Blok's blog. Isn't she amazing?!

OK, I have to admit that when I first saw these circles, I thought of citrus fruit. And that was totally the look I was going for here. But, I really think they look like those little drink umbrellas too! Or regular umbrellas for that matter, lol! What do you think? Maybe I just have drinks on the brain since as I am writing this my suitcase it out waiting for me to pack it up to go on a cruise :) Yes, my friends, while you are enjoying the post-convention buzz, and the fabulous Stamp Rview Crew blog hop, I am on a cruise in the Caribbean! Ahhhh, the warm sea breeze and a million fun things to do! OK, I must return to this blog post. I might be making you all envious, lol!

I stamped these circles in a slightly random pattern on watercolor paper with Archival Black ink, then I used an Aquapainter and ink squeezed out of the pads into the lid to color them. While they were still wet, I dabbed the centers of the circles to make them lighter, and I may have added more color to the outer edge of a few of them with the Aqua-painter too. I just happened to have some vellum strips already embossed with the Happy Birthday greeting on my desk, and it worked perfectly! Just stitched it right on there!

I added more circles inside and first triedto color them with my blender pen. It was a little dry, so I switched to the Aqua-painter again, making sure there was not a lot of water on the actual brush when I colored. I combined sentiments from Balloon Celebration and And Many More... which I think is perfect for the vibe of this card!


Ok, time to float on over to Linda Callahan's blog where she will amaze and delight us all!

http://thispinkrooster.blogspot.com/2016/04/balloon-celebration-stamp-review-crew.html





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11 comments:

Rochelle Blok said...

Fantastic card Tanya. Now that you have said it those circles do look like citrus fruits cut up. Love the gorgous colours and the seniment panel sewed across the front. Enjoy your fabulous cruise! Rochelle xo

mypapercraftjourney.com said...

Great card Tanya - you've made me see the 'wheel' in a completely different way. So much potential!!! Thanks so much! Kelly x

rubberredneck said...

Ohh love it!! They do look like citrus too cool idea!! Love those colors so bright and cheery!

Heidi Baks said...

I can't say I "get" those wheel-looking images, but your card is so fun! Hope you are having a great time!! :)

Yapha said...

Pretty card, Tanya! I love the combination of water coloring with the gold embossing.

Linda Callahan said...

I love the bright background you created! Pretty card!

Dawn Tidd said...

Oh, this is fun! Love the citrus colors, bright and cheery!!

Parker said...

Just asked a few of your hop crew what to do with this goofy "wheel". You did a fine card using it. If you come up with other designs, it sure would be appreciated your sharing.

Shana Gaff said...

I love the citrus fruit idea! That's actually one of my favorite stamps in the set so I appreciate this wonderfully creative idea!

Holly Stene said...

Creative idea for the circles Tanya! Like the little umbrellas idea with the "cheers" :) Hope you had a great cruise!

Nikki Spencer said...

I think either works Tanya. They look fabulous and such an effective background..I especially like your stitched vellum sentiment panel..Great idea! xx

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