Monday, January 31, 2011

Special Balloons

Hi everyone! I hope you are off to a great start this morning. One thing you can do to rev your engine up is go by the Squigglefly blog and check out what the Squigglefly design team has come up with for this week's challenge!

You know that my mojo has been scarce these past few days, and there's nothing like a challenge to get you moving. I tried my hand at the Featured Stamper challenge on Splitcoast Stampers yesterday and came up with this.


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I used the newly released Shy Bear - Balloon Bear for this and colored it with Copic markers. The image comes with this cute sentiment. On the inside it says
"They're filled with heal-ium". Isn't that the cutest?

You can see the card I CASED HERE. I wouldn't say I feel like my creativity is back in full swing, but having a challenge to do does help to get you kick started!

I definitely plan on playing along in the newest Squigglefly challenge, and there is a new challenge in the forums too! Papercraft Planet and SNR card universe groups are having a valentine themed challenge - but you can choose between the traditional sweet valentine, or go anti-valentine with it! It seems that there are more and more people who are against the commercialism of valentine's day and those that say it only makes people who don't have a significant other in their lives feel bad. It's gotten to be a pretty big market in the greeting card industry. Try googling "anti valentines" and you'll see what I mean! even if you love valentine's day, it might be kind of fun to come up with one that's against it! So, what are you - mushy and sweet or snarky and mean? There will be three winners, so be sure to run by and check those out!

Have a wonderful Monday, and thanks for looking!

15 comments:

Tammy said...

Oh my goodness Holly, the balloons look absolutely real. Fabulous coloring and I love the sentiment, really clever play on words.

Pam in Ar. said...

You always do such a great job with your coloring Holly...thanks for taking your time each day for us :)

Linda said...

Wonderful card Holly. I love the way you do the balloons.

Shawna said...

This is the cutest card! Your balloons look SO real and I LOVE that sentiment: Heal-ium!!! Too funny!!

*Vicki* said...

AWW!! This is just too cute Holly!! :) I love how the color from the red balloon is still visible through the front balloon!! Gives it added dimensional look! I adore the shy bears!! :) HUGS

freida said...

What a perfect card for this dreary Mon morning! WOW! I don't know who came up with that sentiment, but it's sooo clever! :) Your balloons look so real, like they could just float away! You couldn't have used a better DP either! This ROCKS, GF! :)

Hugs~

Becky said...

So cute, love how you did the balloons. I remember you did a tutorial on this.

Marlene said...

Super adorable! I remember your tutorial on balloons, too! It was very helpful!

Kari said...

Oh,Hollythis is so wonderful!
The image is really cute and your colouring is fabulous!
Fantastic :o)

HUgs,Kari :)

Jennifer Scull said...

what a happy card, Holly! and such a cute little shy bear. your coloring on those balloons is just amazing. I am still going to have to take lessons from you on figuring out my copics some day. guess if I wasn't so scared of them it would help....

hope all is well with you and your family. my blogger went wacko while I have been away and erased all of the blogs I followed. I am trying to go back and add all them all back in, so sorry to have not been here to visit.

Vicki said...

So darn cute Holly...and does not look a bit like there is a lack of mojo going on! I love your balloon coloring technique....such a cute shy bear image too!

HUGS!
Vicki

House Revivals said...

This little guy is so adorable! I still haven't tried the Copic markers -- and they even sell them at the Japanese bookstore downstairs. I go down and look at them sometimes, and then think I'd better not buy them when I have a case full of Prismacolor and Chartpak sitting in the closet.... Then I see what you do, and I'm tempted, again!

Dawn B. said...

What a sweet little guy.. I love this Holly. I have always thought that it must be hard to be alone on Valentines Day. I have always been fortunate enough to have my hubby. But so many don't have anyone. Great challenges..

Dawn Frost said...

Most of my cards are snarky and mean, lol! I love snarky, and I love your shy bear!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

how fun! super card.

hugs :)