Mixed Media - Fusion - Play

Hi Everyone, Happy Saturday!  In the wee cold hours of this morning I woke in pain following a Bowen Treatment yesterday, so I sneaked into my craft room not to wake anyone and decided to just have a play with whatever happened to be on or near my desk.

I had the latest Fusion Card Challenge in mind and given I was planning on playing with some of my Unity KOTM Stamps decided I would link up also with their Friday Friends With Flair.


Starting with a piece of white cardstock I misted this with my Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio's Spray - Carribean Blue and then taking my Gelato's put some stripes across the lower section in colors to tie in with the inspiration photo and sketch of the Fusion Challenge.  Using a Wet Paint Brush I water-washed over my stripes.

I stamped and paper pieced the hot air balloons, whilst my cloud was stamped on white and cut out and my sentiment was stamped directly on to the background and then colored in with an Inktense Watercolor Pencil.    All of these stamps are from the Unity May 2012 KOTM.

I then rounded the corners with a punch and defined my Gelato stripes with some faux stitching like doodles.

Playing with the bright colors certainly warmed me a little too and the beautiful sunshine we experienced here today certainly would have been perfect for anyone brave enough to take a ride in a hot air balloon.

It is on my list of things to one day do. How about you?


27 comments:

Ruby said...

Very colourful card.

SherylK said...

I love the colors! Great card!!

Angeline said...

What a fun card !!

Kary said...

Such a colourful, bright and cheerful card!! So fun!! Would love to ride on a hot air balloon someday too. Love your card!

Kris said...

Great card. Lots of techniques coming together nicely.

Jen said...

Love the colors! This is such a fun card!

Lynn McAuley said...

I love your patchwork fields and your bright balloons!! Great card, Danie!

Michelle said...

This is beautiful!

trisha too said...

Such a pretty, cheerful card, Danie!

You know, I used to think it would be fun to ride in a hot air balloon, but now I'm older and more cautious, and it doesn't sound as appealing!!!

Cynthia said...

Very pretty! So bright & cheerful.

MiamiKel said...

Aw I'm sorry you were in pain but love how you came out with such a fun and cheerful card! This is great, Danie!

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Danielle, a great fun colourful card.
Janet xxx

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card Danie - love your little hot air balloons!
So glad you joined in the fun experimenting @ FUSION - hope to see you again soon :)

Tammy said...

Wonderful card and such cheerful colors! Hope the pain goes away quickly and you can enjoy your hot air balloon!

Julie Odil said...

Such a bright, cheerful card. Love those paper pieced balloons.

Rachel W K said...

very beautiful and happy card! the paper piecing is so much fun. A hot air balloon is something i would neeevvveerrr step foot in... but im sure it would be an unforgettable experience!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

SHartl said...

So cheerful and cute! Love all the colors and those balloons!

Tracy said...

Such a gorgeous card and hope you are feeling much better Dani.
Hugs
Tracyxxx

Lizzyc said...

Gorgeous colors, and I hope you are feeling much better now!

~amy~ said...

Such a fun card...love the bright colors!! Thanks for joining us at FUSION!

Rebecca Daniels said...

Wow...this is so nice and bright!

Becky said...

What a fun card,I love the paper piecing of the balloons.

Scrapper Myra said...

Nice technique. Beautiful results. TFS.

Miwa said...

What a wonderful & delightful card! Love it!

Gaylynn said...

Nice balloon design. And the background is just as nice. Love all the bright colors. :)

Linda said...

I love your card, and the awsome colors!

Dawn Barrett said...

I guess "pain brings gain" is a motto for this card. What an outstanding card! love it all...frame this one!