What a blast it was to join the gals over at CAS-ual Fridays yesterday. I got the sweetest comments on my card and got to blog-surf while watching "So you think you can dance" last night... FUN!
In case you were wondering: I can't dance. At all. I mean, I've got the rhythm inside of me, but it doesn't translate to bodily movement. Best kept in snapping/clapping form. And maybe a little head-bopping...maybe...hee.
Today, I used the sketch over at the sweetest thing - I hope I haven't massacred it too much... I admit I used it loosely, but be gentle - it's my first time using a set sketch to build a design on.
The base layer is SU kraft card-stock, to which I added a red mat with a pretty, scalloped edge. The strip of SU bashful blue, along with the white die-cut clouds, was embossed using a PTI impression plate. The main image is from Lawn Fawn's "admit one". I stamped the merry-go-round first, did some beyond basic coloring and then masked the image before repeatedly stamping a ticket background. Here's closer look:
I added stitching to each individual element to add some whimsy (with stitching like mine, it's got to be "whimsical" - it can't be "elegant", lol!) I added some stitching for the balloon string to finish things off.
Thanks for looking!