2.09.2010

A little balloon adventure...

It's another snowy, dreary day in Kansas, people!  So how's this for a little lift?  Isn't she cute?  She's from TAC's new Wonder and Joy stamp set, and let me just say that this is definitely one of my faves in the latest magalogue!

I've been needing a little sunshine in my life lately, so out came the yellow pencil!  Yellow is not one of my usual colors... like red, it is very difficult with which to work (for me, anyway). 

I added some blond highlights to her hair and a little glitter pen action to her bow, string, & the snap on her pants.  And how do you like the fluffy clouds in the background?  Cute, right?  Simply cut a cloud shape from a piece of cardstock or paper... starting at the top of the image, work your way down by sponging around the cloud.  You can always go back and add more "sky" to areas that you missed. 

This background is WAY better than simply leaving the panel white... she really looks like she floating away :)

Stamps:  Wonder and Joy, Bug of Fun

Paper:  Hip Hop dp, White premium & DCWV cardstocks

Ink:  Cote d'Azure & Noir Palettes

Colorant:  Prismacolors w/ mineral oil

Other:  Stardust glitter pens

What do you think?
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24 comments:

Jennifer Carter said...

That is so cute and the background looks sooooo cool! It's just perfect! Oh, and great job with the yellow! :)

Laurie said...

What do I think? I think I want her in my mailbox!! She is tooo cute! I am going to have to try that backround too! TFS!!

Patti J said...

Oh My! I actually got that set yesterday! Shirley's DH got up my hill with his 4 x 4 and I got new toys!!! Haven't inked it yet, but I'm getting ready to do so as we speak! Barbie doll, this is so darling! I love it!

Chris said...

LOVE that color combo and your clouds are perfect - better than the stencil I bought! :) Figures!! tee hee...

Danni said...

Super cute! I can't wait til she arrives at my house! I'll have to remember to try and add clouds for her as it looks awesome!

Kim said...

She is too darn cute! Your coloring is perfect too!

Angela K said...

Adorable!! I love that background!!

Suzanne said...

Fantastic! My mojo has been lacking. Thanks for the inspiration!

Michelle said...

Oh my word - you totally out did yourself! You are so freakin' amazing!! LOVE IT!!

Sandy said...

Two Words - Totally Awesome!!

LadybugSue said...

Love this stamp. I am still waiting for my new catalog....
I faxed an order on the 25th of Jan , but they forgot to include free copy of magalog so I called on the 29th. They sent on same day but have not rec'd it yet.
I keep hoping thou.
Did you mask her before doing the
clouds? Love your work!

Debra Hensley said...

Super cute!!- especially love the cloud background, Barb! I'm really loving this set too!

Debra Hensley said...

Super cute!!- especially love the cloud background, Barb! I'm really loving this set too!

Christine said...

love it!

Kristen said...

I love your clouds, and the paper you chose! The gold border frame is GREAT, I just bought some of that with some Flower Soft. She is so cute. I really like all the TAC stamps that you use!

HAve a GREAT day!!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute card Barb. Love the cute image and the fabulous coloring... great scene! TFS!

Teresa Jenkins said...

Super cute! Great job all around, I want Spring to come too!

Rita said...

Super super cute! The background clouds are wonderful! rita w

Kim said...

Oh that sky is sooo fabulous!

I'm so ready for spring too... But at least we have had a mild winter here in Oregon...

Thanks for sharing another amazing card!

kolling143 said...

Very cute background!! You have been busy! :)

Chelsea said...

I love you you colored her and the sentiment is perfect! ... I love the clouds too!

Linda aka Oz said...

oh I love this lil card. Obviously you and yellow get along just fine.

Trudy Osborn said...

Oh, she is so fun...another definite CASEr. Thanks Barb =)

Seleise said...

fan-freakin-tastic!