Wednesday, April 7, 2010
The Retro Balloon Rally
When my grandfather turned 75 his wish was to go on a hot air balloon ride. While my grandma shivered at the idea, my grandpa had the best time in his life. I'm not so sure that is the route I would like to take when I'm older, but so glad that he had the opportunity.
I thought I'd try to take this particular hot air balloon into retro times and keep it clean and simple. I purposely put little ink onto the stamp and did a light color wash with ink to give the feeling of an old photograph, illustration or movie frame. My littlest one helped for a while, he enjoyed pressing the block hard onto the paper and swishing the blender pen around the ink pad. I'm off to curl up in a blanket and watch my favorite show of all time, Criminal Minds!
Supplies Used: Cream Cardstock from Reminisce, Look Up Clear Stamp Set and Black Twine from Practicing Creativity Designs, SU Certainly Celery, Pale Plum, Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink and More Mustard Ink, Stazon Ink in Jet Black, Blender Pens, Fiskars Corner Round Punch, Foam Adhesive