I played around with a couple of challenges this weekend: the Freshly Made Sketch (celebrating their 100th challenge!) and the Curtain Call inspiration...
The inspiration board made me think of the You're Amazing set with the hot air balloon so that's where I started...
I combined a couple of dsp designs for this (isn't it fun to see how different collections can work with each other?) - one from Epic Day and the other from Quatrefancy. The balloon was inked with markers (Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Basic Grey) and cut out with my paper snips. I wanted to add something extra to the image panel so I stamped the chevron pattern from Oh Hello in Sahara Sand ink. The 'winner' ticket was stamped in Bermuda Bay and the one underneath was stamped on Sahara Sand with Calypso Coral ink (using a stamp from That's the Ticket) - both were punched out with the ticket punch. I embossed the Naturals Ivory strip with the stitches embossing folder (from the Needlepoint Border collection). Of course, I couldn't help adding some candy dots (best embellishments EVER!) to finish. I shabbified (is that a word..?!) the edges of the panels to distress the whole project a little.
By the way, you may have noticed a few extra features on my blog have appeared over the weekend... I'm in the process of changing some things about my blogging, including adding classes (coming soon!) for download. I wanted to give a big shout-out to the amazing Patsy Waggoner who helped me and my technically challenged brain with adding the buttons and bars that you now see! She was just fab and if you're ever wanting to revamp or redesign your Typepad blog, that's her specialty and I would recommend her wholeheartedly. Even though I decided to stick with Blogger for the moment, she was still so helpful and sweet and was able to help me out with all the things I wanted to add. Thanks so much Patsy!
That's all for now... hope you're enjoying your weekend! Those of us in the UK have a bank holiday tomorrow... yay!
Thanks for stopping by!
x Amy x