Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Happy Little Stampers July Sketch Challenge

Today is my debut on the DT at Happy Little Stampers!! How exciting is that!! To be part of all things stamping is so up my alley. Happy Little Stampers is a unique challenge. It has 3 different challenges under one roof. There is the team I am on- HLS sketch challenge, but there is also HLS CAS challenge and HLS Christmas challenge. 

Here is the sketch for July. I tried to think outside the box with this sketch. Let me know if I went to far afield.
When I saw the tree, I knew I wanted something a bit different and i thought- "hey hot air balloons!"
But of course I did not have a single hot air balloon stamp. I mean I am so behind the trends- weren't they popular last year?!!? As always I am a day late and a dollar short when it comes to trends.

So since Lawn Fawn is my new fav company, I had to order their set Blue Skies. I paper pieced the balloon with this orange polka dot paper and then colored the balloon panels with copic markers. It looked cool with the shadow of the polka dots coming through.

The cloud embossing folder is for a horizontal card, but I really wanted to use it on this vertical card. I just embossed what I could, but I really like how the clouds just kinda stop. Interesting effect.

So please check out all of the Happy Little Stamper Challenges and join in on all the fun. You have a month to play, so it shouldn't be to stressful to join in!! 


Loll said...

This is so sweet, Sue!! :) LOVE your polka-dot balloon ... adding the copics on top make it so vibrant and fun! Great use of the cloud embossing folder ... it looks perfect! xx

Birgit said...

This is such a sweet card and I just love the paper pieced balloon! I'm so happy to be joining you on this fun adventure!

Anonymous said...

This is so fun! I don't have any hot air balloons....hmmmm. Maybe I need to remedy that! You did a superb job paper piecing.

Kim Heggins said...

Sweet card...love your adorable hot air balloon!

ÅsaJ said...

Such a sweet card! Love the background with the clouds! The sentiment is perfect! Hugs Åsa

Joyce said...

Brilliant idea to use that big hot air balloon for this sketch, and lucky for you that you got to justify a little shopping to get it. Your paper piecing is perfect.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a cheery design Sue! Love that colourful balloon against all that lovely sparkling white! Hazel xx

Bonnie said...

Your paper pieced hot air balloon is just perfect and fun! Congratulations on making the DT, Sue!

Kylie said...

Welcome to the team, Sue. Your take on the sketch is brilliant. LOVE your balloon! xx

Monika Reeck said...

Adorable Balloon Sue
and you have so much DT member now
HOC, TMR and this one too congrats on being the team of Kylie
if you see my first post I have also a great news being ATSM at Kylie Challenge too..
I come here to see your HOC card but did not found
also will come again tomorrow
and congrats Sue..
hugs, Monika (teammate at HOC)

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Sue! Was looking for your HOC card! Maybe it will be up later? Love this colorful balloon! Have a great day!
Donna N
HOC Teamie

Gloria said...

So cute and beautiful!

Tanja said...

love the embossed background and the paper-pieced balloons