Monday, 14 August 2017

Monday morning .....

Morning all,

Balloon Fiesta this past weekend and we had been so disappointed. Our pals drove 75 miles to see balloons only to find it was too windy for the mass ascent. Sunday evening saw us with dinner guests who said they had seen a fair few on the journey to ours so we assumed we'd missed out again with the wind in the wrong direction .... WRONG. Whilst "resting" between our starter and main course we nipped outside and saw these ....






This one came to earth about ¼mile from us



And time for a little crafting ....I've an ATC to share with you again today, I really love the format of ATC's and should perhaps get more active in swaps again as I've amassed quite a few now!

My ATC
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card in orange, turquoise and white
  • Stampers Anonymous crazy dog image stamped twice using Memento tuxedo black ink, once on to my white snippet and once on to a pieces of post it which I then cut out to use as a mask
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour the image and background and colours blended using sansodor and a paper stump
  • Once colours I positioned the mask over the dog and then a section of post it with a stright edge lined up between the orange and the turquoise coloured area
  • With masks in place I stamped the Stampers Anonymous crazy dog accessory (bone) using Ranger Archival mini monarch orange ink (vaguely reminiscent of Gromit's bedroom!?!?!?!)
  • Once my image was mounted on to turquoise and then orange layers I took my "S" thickness Faber Castell Pitt pen and doodled corners on the orange layer



I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - challenge No. 63 - ANYTHING GOES
  2. Dragonfly Dreams - August challenge - ANIMALS
  3. Stamping Sensations - August challenge - ANYTHING GOES

7 comments:

SARN said...

That is one VERY cute ATC. That dog's expression is hilarious.

Great balloon pic's too mate.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Liz said...

Cute ATC, Kathy. Love the adorable little dog.

We kept looking out of the lounge window yesterday evening, but no sign of a single balloon. If they were over your way, I guess we were looking in the wrong direction! LOL! Oh well, there's always next year! xx

Pat said...

I love this sweet dog Kathy and the bones as a background really made me smile, and such pretty colours too. Great photos and glad the balloon sightings were a success in the end and good for your friends that they managed to get a good view of some. The only time we've seen the mass ascent was when we were staying in a hotel in the middle of Bristol whilst visiting our son who was in a house share at the time. We were woken by the sound of the burners, and were amazed to see all these balloons, especially as we had no idea that the Fiesta existed as we lived in the South East then and our son hadn't mentioned it. x

brenda said...

Such a fun creation for our August challenge, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Great photos of the hot air balloons, they really are quite a sight aren't they, every September we have a week long series of raced from the golf club just across the field and always enjoy the spectacle.

B x

Cara said...

Love how you created the background on your fun ATC. Wonderful photos of the balloons too x

Marina said...

I love the way you've put this together -the background is seamless. Funnily enough, my son looked out the window yesterday morning and shouted me to come and look - there was a hot air balloon flying over. Not something I've seen before round here.

Joan said...

Cute ATC, love your stamped background

Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month

Joan