Thursday, July 31, 2014

"You make me SMILE"

Hi there, Joann here with another card inspiration! I came across the MFT Die-namics Lightbulb and I wanted to create something a little different! I literally stared at the lightbulb die and saw a hot air balloon...lol! Now if someone else has shared this, I'm sorry...but honestly I have not seen it used this way!

So, here it is...


I took my craft knife and created the open gap between the balloon and basket. Now don't judge my copic coloring, this is my second attempt and first time showing it to the world...lol! I had originally used 3 different colors (E11, E13, E15) but then I added E18 to add a little depth. For my balloon, I used a Jenni Bowlin chevron stencil with my distress inks.

Now this is where I smiled...I've had some fabric thickers that I have never used, why you ask, because the inks I own never seemed to dye them right. Well I have a solution, Avery Elle pigment inks are just fabulous for this. The color goes on and stays on perfectly. I love, love, love my new ink pads!


I used Tumble Glass Distress Ink with some water for my background. I then added a few other details including a partial sentiment from a stamp set, created my own grassing hills, a few enamel shapes and placed my balloon with some foam adhesive. I kept it simple, but I wanted to show you another way to use the lightbulb! Hope this inspired you to look at your supplies in a different ways!

Thanks for stopping by, have a fabulous day!

Joann

Supplies Used:
MFT Die-namics Lightbulb
Thickers-Delight
Distress Ink- Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass
Copics
Dear Lizzy-Neopolitan

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