Monday, July 6, 2015


Hi there!  I'm back with 3 more cards.  This first card is for 3 challenges - ColourQ, The Male Room and The Friday Mashup.  The theme for The Male Room is Up in the Air (but no birds) so I inked up these Lawn Fawn hot air balloons for the first time.  For The Friday Mashup we were to use the sketch &/or 3 elements.  Obviously I went for the just the 3 elements (although one could possibly argue a very loose interpretation of the sketch!)

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Balloons from Blue Skies, Sentiment from Flying By) Lawn Fawn
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Gems:  Doodlebug

Next up is a card for Just Add Ink's colour challenge.  I love the ombre look of the blues in this challenge palette and I used the new SU In colour Tip Top Taupe for the first time.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Soft SKy, Pool Party, Lost Lagoon, Tip Top Taupe) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Botanical Silhouettes) Papertrey Ink
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Perched Bird, Woodland Branch) Memory Box, (Vertical Stripes Cover Plate) Papertrey Ink
Gems:  Recollections

Finally today is a card for the current CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.  For some reason this sketch made me think of a cape so I inked up these new (to me) Papertrey stamps and used this Tim Holtz border die for the first time ever.  (The lovely Jenny Mullens of Crafting in the Country sent it to me ages ago).  Kind of fun huh?  Okay that's it for me.  Be sure to come back tomorrow for the latest CASology challenge!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Dots from So 80s) WPlus9, (Sentiments from Zappy Birthday) Papertrey Ink
Ink:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Zap) Papertrey Ink, (Brackets) Tim Holtz Alterations


Kara Lynne said...

I say, "WOW!" to all three! Those balloons are perfectly placed and make great use of the colors. I LOVE the ombre look on the second card. That die makes a great cape, that's creative, and I'm sure Jenny would approve!

Ardyth said...

All three are great! I really love the aquas in the second and the superhero card - that border die implies a cape - perfect!

Lisa Elton said...

WOW...a trio of fabulousness, love these!! Thanks so much for joining us at Colour with those cute balloons!

Sylvia said...

Awesome balloon card, Jen, love how you used the colors! Thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ.

Claire said...

These are all CAS perfection Jen - those balloons look wonderful against the bold and I love the ombre effect you've created on the second! Thanks for playing along at Colour Q this week!

Nikki Spencer said...

Nicely done Jen, your ombre inlaid diecuts look fabulous...Very clever! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Lisa said...

Lovely hot air balloons for your trio of elements!

Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

Joyce said...

Wow, Jen. Three wonderful creations, and they could not each be more different--just proving how talented you are!

Christine Blain said...

Jen, you have used our challenge colours so beautifully. I love that you inlaid strips of the blues in ombre fashion, and the design of your card is really striking. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous cards!

Jenny said...

Those balloons are so striking Jen, they caught my eye in my blog reader :)
Loving the comic style card too.... have to say don't remember sending the die but yay for using it :) Lol xx

Lindsey said...

Love the clean lines of the balloon card. The sympathy card is perfect. I didn't see the cape, myself, but love where your inspiration took you!

Deborah Frings said...

Love the trio of hot air balloons! Bold, bright and perfect for our Up in the Air (no birds) theme! Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room.

I really like the sympathy card too - nice layout and love the ombre effect with the colour.