Hot air balloons seem to be a popular trend…they’ve been appearing on jewelry, patterned paper, wall art, and, of course cards and craft projects!
About a month ago, I began experimenting with drawing my own digital stamps, and one of the first that I drew was a hot air balloon because I had noticed them in more and more papercrafting articles and other craft web sites.
The latest challenge over at the Moxie Fab World blog features these stylish soarers — the “In My Beautiful Balloon” Challenge!
Cath, owner and author of Moxie Fab World and trends editor for Paper Crafts magazine, assembled some lofty examples of moxie fab balloon sightings as inspiration for the challenge! This one is my favorite…I love the simple, bright graphics on this card by Julie Campbell, which appears in the March/April issue of Paper Crafts magazine!
To see all of the inspiring photos that Cath chose for this challenge, visit the Moxie Fab World blog
So, for my card, I drew the clouds and balloon seperately in a graphic design program. Then, I printed a bunch of the clouds, cut them out and arranged them on the background, which uses paper from My Mind’s Eye.
Next, I printed and paper pieced the balloon and its basket with papers from We R Memory Keepers and Basic Grey. Then, I typed the sentiment, printed it, and completed the card by accenting the heart on the balloon with Stickles.
I’m hoping to draw more digis and eventually open my own web or Etsy store…hopefully by the end of the year! I still need to come up with a company name and figure out a few other things, but it’s definitely in the works!
Thanks so much for stopping by to look at my card!
There’s still time to play along with the “In My Beautiful Balloon” challenge, so visit the Moxie Fab World
blog, get all the details, and get linked up with your entry before midnight on April 18!