Thursday, 24 May 2012

Waltzingmouse Blog Party ....

.... starts today (a little later than usual) and the theme this month is to use felt and/or cozy fabrics.  I've opted to make a birthday card for my friend Heather.  I've combined the blog party theme and the current Ribbon Reel Challenge - RR28.  Lenet has chosen a gorgeous photo and wants us to use DRY EMBOSSING plus IVORY/WHITE, LILAC, PINK and SOFT GREEN/TURQUOISE plus, of course, RIBBON.


I started off by making the lilac mat by inking some white card with the lovely new Tim Holtz lilac distress ink - so, so pretty.  I cut a slightly smaller mat of white card onto which I stamped a birthday greeting and the hot air balloon from Half Pint Heroines - it's a wonderful set of stamps!!  I ran the card through my Cuttlebug to emboss it and added some soft fluffy ribbon at the bottom.  I stamped the balloon onto two different, but co-ordinated fabrics, and cut out the layers.  I stamped the basket and little girl onto plain white card, coloured them with promarkers and cut out the layers.  The embossed layer was attached to the card with dimensional tape and then I had lots of fun attaching all the bits of decoupage!  Kathryn was amazed to see me doing this!  I think the end result is really sweet.


Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Half Pint Heroines, Compact Sentiments, Fancy Flourishes - Scallops & Dots
Inks: Memento -Tuxedo Black; Distress - Shaded Lilac
Accessories:  Cuttlebug Folder - D'vine Swirls; Felt, fabric and ribbon all from stash; Card from stash

Now I'm off to join the Party!

40 comments:

Julia Aston said...

Lot's of hot air balloons in the Blog party gallery today! must be the beautiful summer weather we're all starting to have!?!

Love the cloth you used - such pretty patterns and colors Deborah!

Joyce said...

This is just so adorable. What a great idea to use real fabric for your balloon. Your little girl is such a great adventurer.

Bonnie said...

This is so fabulous with your fabric balloon! Great idea and I LOVE it!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Felt - fabric and fibers, oh my! Girl - this is incredible. I just adore your fabric balloon on that swirly embossed background. FANTASTIC!

Stamps and Paper said...

Love this card Deborah especially the top of the balloon with the rose its lovely and made me smile....


Anne

Kary said...

Hi Deborah, your card is Adorable!! Wow, I love the fabric balloon, what an amazing job! Great idea! {hugs}

Jeanne J said...

Hi Deborah! You got your new stamps!! Your sweet girl looks great in that balloon. I love the glittery green twine you used and your fluffy clouds. That embossed background really adds so much texture - it makes the clouds even softer looking!

Marybeth said...

Deborah , love the green yarn you used at the bottom of this and the pretty fabric. I love this balloon stamp you all are having so much fun with. Beautiful card!

Cathy Weber said...

This is such a cute little scene you have created, the balloon in fabric was a great choice and love that embossing folder you used for the background Deborah.

Karin Åkesdotter said...

What a sweet card Deborah! Love how you used yarn for grass - so great!
Have a great day and a fun Hop, hugs, Karin

Bumblebee said...

Cute fabric balloon Deborah! The embossing folder looks like a windy sky too which is so cute!

Buffy said...

Oh, this is superb!!

Buf xx

Kim said...

So beautiful and I really love how you used fabric for your balloon, so clever.

Asha said...

So very pretty, Deborah! Love what you've done with the balloon. The card looks fresh and clean - great job! Thanks for sharing.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love your balloon - such great piecing with the fabric!! Those little felt clouds are so cute, too!

Anne-Elise said...

So pretty, Deborah! Love your felt clouds! Looks like we had the same idea! :)

Deborah Frings said...

I think the hot air balloon and those pretty clouds are perfect for this Blog Party - and I just wanted to play with my little heroines!!!

Renee said...

Fabulous!!
Love those pretty fabrics on the balloon...
especially that gingham!!
And such fabby felt clouds...
just a beautiful card, Deb!! :)

Charmaine Stack said...

Just darling, Deborah. So much effort but it paid off in spades!

Jan Garber said...

Cute card! Love your twine for grass!

Sharron said...

Love seeing your balloon done in fabric--and such pretty patterns too! The whole card is just ADORABLE!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a sweet card Deb! Love the hot air balloon and felt clouds!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Oh, I LOVE the balloon!! What a fantastic idea, and I love the fabric you chose!

Mynnette said...

Deb, that balloon is absolutely AMAZING!!! LOVE the fabric--what an awesome touch! :)

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Deborah, What a lovely card, I love the wool/ribbon grass and the dry embossing, cute balloon too:0) Shame about the state of coffee over there, you have my sympathies:{ Hope you get a good alternative soon, Gay xxx

Craftilicious said...

Love the material-pieced balloon Deborah - material adds so much more texture doesn't it :-D Gorgeous card as always.
Tara
x

Carla said...

great card! lovely colors. Love from Holland.

Super Jen said...

Nicely done! I love the EF you chose for your BG. I use it for water often but never thought to use it as a windy sky. Thanks for the inspiration.

Karen M said...

Gorgeous, Deborah! I love your little fabric balloon. So sweet! Kx

Claire said...

The stamping on the fabric looks great Deborah and I love your fluffy clouds. Makes me want to buy that stamp set!

Jenny said...

Love this Deborah :0) the embossed panel really adds dimension to the scene along with the fabrics....the balloon is so pretty in pretty pinks and florals :0)
Jenny x

Sue W said...

Such a pretty card Deborah.........Hope all's going well with you and the family!

Cassi said...

love your fabric and fiber choices, this turned out great!

Stephanie Kraft said...

So beautiful, Deb! I love the sweet scene you've created and all the great texture!

Lori said...

So sweet! Love the look of the fabric pieces on the hot air balloon.

Pauline said...

This is so sweet Deborah what a gorgeous little landscape you created with this fab set!
Thanks for joining us at TRR! ;-)

Helen said...

The balloon really looks fab using fabric - love all the embossing and that cute little girl peeking out of the basket! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight too.

purple_pea_fran said...

Wonderful card! Love the hot air balloon! Thanks for sharing with The Ribbon Reel.

Jen W. said...

I love your paper pieced balloon and that embossing folder makes a fabulous background!

Vicky Hayes said...

This is lovely Deborah - and I particularly like your pretty ribbon and that wonderful grassy ribbon! Vicky x

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