Thursday, April 26, 2012

life is an adventure...

One of my favorite things to do is take an interesting print and re-create it using my stamps and ink....

I was inspired by this print (and the quote):

to create this card (and give some love to an older PTI set that hasn't seen ink for quite a while in the process...):

I started out by printing the Helen Keller quote on a sheet of white cardstock.  Then, I stamped the 2 hot-air balloons (masking the first one so it looks like it's in the foreground).  The second balloon was also masked, and I stamped the entire mat with yellow chevrons and a grey sunburst pattern.  (The grey "sunburst" is actually an image from the Wplus9 "super star" set, which I stamped 2x to make the full circle).

The hot air balloons were colored in with copics, and I glazed the larger balloon with a layer of glossy accents.  I wanted it to stand out from the other one, but didn't want to add bulk to the card with foam squares... sometimes, a little dimension goes a long way, no?

Thanks for peeking!


  1. Oh, this is so fabulous, Elena! I love how you recreated this image!

  2. Oh, I LOVE this!!!! It looks like something you'd find in a beautiful stationary boutique.

    Congrats on your blog hop win!!! I am so excited for you!!

    I was busy as a bee working on Josie's party stuff yesterday - I kept trying to think of what you might add or do, since I think you ROCK at this stuff!! hahaha...

    1. girl, you crazy :) I'm sure you're doing just fine with Josie's party preparations! I can't wait to see pics - and I can't wait to show you Thomas' monster stuff - I know you'll be the one to fully appreciate everything!

  3. Gosh, this is SUPER! Fantastic masking and I love the glossy accent!

  4. This is wonderful. I always get inspired by all the masking that you do. And, what will you buy for yourself with your blog hop win?

  5. What a fabulous card Elena! I love all the artistic details you put into this. The glossy accents on the large balloon is so amazing. Congrats on your blog hop win!

  6. Love this! You did a fabulous job recreating your card!!!

  7. beautiful!! so cool...wonderful inspiration too!!

  8. This is such a great quote. The balloons are fabulous...your card is truly amazing.

  9. Elena this is STUNNING! Love that you were inspired by something and created from it! :>

  10. Elena, this is AMAZING!!
    I love that grey starburst and those balloons are just fabulous. Love the glass effects to them. :)
    Gorgeous card!!

  11. What a sweet, sweet card!!! I'm loving that starburst behind the balloons and the oh-so-trendy combo of chevrons paired with the ultra-trendy combo of yellow and grey!

  12. I ♥ this. Like, more than usual. :)