Friday, April 1, 2011

Coming to pick you up "In my Beautiful Balloon!"




Here's my first entry for Moxie Fab's fab challenge to use Hot Air Balloons in an innovative way.
This is actually a card I started out making for the Tuesday Trigger - Decadently Yours but never got to finish. But took the chance now because even if it isn't the most beautiful balloon you've ever seen, at least I hope it is a little inventive (-;
I stamped 5 balloons from the Up and away set and cut them out, folded them and glued them together to create the little 3d ballooon.
Inspired by the TT pic I used paper cups (or whatever they might be called in English) for the basket and the balloon was supposed to resemble one of the truffles.

All the stamps I've used are from PTI, Up, up and away, Wonderfully Whimsical, and Tiny Treats Christmas.

Have a great day, hugs Karin

HERE you find my second entry which is much more "Karin" in style!!!
Also I thought I could show you the lamp I made for Ted last year - it is just a ricepaper lamp from IKEA that I attached a little basket to with braided ribbons and decorated with bows and little "sand" bags:

25 comments:

~amy~ said...

A-Mazing Karin!

Julie Day said...

Gorgeous! So much texture and detail, love it!

Amy said...

THIS IS ADORABLE!! Look at that awesome balloon!! WOW! I love the little man in it!!!

Craftylicious said...

Awesome Karin!!! :) def ott! and that balloon is the most innovative I've seen!! gorgeous! :)

cbuswell said...

this card is so cool!! love that balloon... a magical scene!!

Stephanie said...

So clever and such a lovely scene!!

Beate said...

I love the scene you created. The twine border, the hills, your wonderful balloon. Very creative.
Hugs and smiles

Angela Fehr said...

This is incredible, Karin! Love the rich colour scheme, and the 3-D balloon. Who says handsome princes only ride white horses? :)

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Fabulous!!!!!!!

sandee said...

Very cute, and I love the touch of whimsy!

Dana Gustafson said...

How delightful! Great 3D balloon and I love the twine frame!

Michelle said...

Such a great card:-) I love how you took the extra effort to make something different and special for the challenge.. Hope you win! Good luck:-)

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

That's precious. Love how you used the little cups for the balloon basket and how the king is floating in the balloon. Very creative!

Bellaidea said...

very cool!

onecraftymama said...

Ahhh! I love it - the little king riding in the balloon is so adorable, and I love how inventive the whole card is! The dimension...it looks like the balloon is really floating :)

curlyqmosaics said...

This card is gorgeous! Love the deep, rich colors and all the dimension! Fabulous!

Alanna Harris said...

what a beautiful scene!!

veronica said...

love the dimension.

Cath said...

Hey Karin! Thanks for linking this up to the In My Beautiful Balloon Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

suzARTe said...

this is such a gorgeous card, I just love it

Sylvia said...

Karin, this is sooo.... cute, both of them, but I like the 3-d card the best!

Kara said...

so cool!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats on your win!!!!

Jessica said...

Congrats Karin!!! This is well worth the win!!!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Wow!! I love how you gathered your inspiration - from the truffles and the TT pic!! Super clever interpretation of the challenge. Congratulations, Karin!!