Thursday, May 23, 2013

Up, Up and Away...

...in my beautiful, my beautiful balloon! Some of you just might remember that song from The 5th Dimension and some of you aren't old enough.  It's an old favorite of mine and one that I used to love to sing along with!    Speaking of favorites, this week two of my favorite companies have come together to bring you a little creative inspiration, Stampendous! and STAEDTLER.  Pretty cool, huh!?  We've loved playing together and each day this week members from both design teams have posted projects on their blogs to share with you.  If you haven't been checking them out, please go back and take a look, you won't be disappointed.  There's a blog hop on Friday and, of course, there will be prizes!  Yay! for prizes!  More info on that below!  Here's my card:


We're celebrating our newest balloon-inspired stamps this week and here I've used our new Hot Air Trio along with Soaring Sentiments Perfectly Clear Stamps Set.  I have always had a thing for hot air balloons so this stamp is right up my alley.  If you know me, you know I love my Copic markers and that's usually my medium of choice, however, this time I've stepped out of my comfort zone and I colored this image with  STAEDTLER'S ergosoft aquarell (watercolor) pencils.  I love how you can layer the colors to achieve just the right shade!  Because I was using watercolor pencils, I stamped the image and my sentiment with Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black.  My papers are Bazzill, Strathmore Mixed Media paper and Basic Grey's What's Up 6x6 Paper Pad.  Here's a closer look at the image:

                                                
And here's a close-up of the sentiment, this is one of my favs:



The Stampendous! prize package will include one prize package per day (total of 5 packages) from those folks commenting on Stampendous bloggers that day. The Stampendous package will include SSC1171 Hot Air Scapes Perfectly Clear Stamps and SSC1170 Soaring Sentiments Perfectly Clear Stamps plus a Jumbo acrylic handle for use with them.



STAEDTLER'S prize package will be awarded at the end of the week, one for each of their bloggers from all commenters on that blog that week.
Their prize photo is below. So for best chances folks should comment on every blog every day.
1 Set of 6 Triplus fineliners, pastel assortment
4 blocks of FIMO soft oven-bake clay in vanilla, peach, lilac and mint
1 Mars plastic eraser
1 Double hole metal pencil sharpener
1 Mars Lumograph sketch pencil
1 Pigment liner sketch pen
2 Creative idea brochures

Package includes:




So, here are the designers bringing you a little inspiration today, be sure to leave some love:

Lea Kimmel (Me!) 

Don't forget to leave some love if you want to be eligible to win a prize!  That's it for me today, I'll see you back here again tomorrow for the blog hop!  Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs,
Lea

31 comments:

  1. Holy Moley---this is beautiful!! I'm envious of the coloring!

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  2. Love these soft colors! Such a pretty Card!

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  3. Lovely card, I too love this sentiment!

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  4. Very pretty - lovely colors together! I especially love the blue and purple together!!

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  5. I just adore these new balloon stamps and sentiments!! Have to have these! Love the look of these watercolors, would love to have some to try as well!

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  6. So very pretty and soft. Lea, what a great design. hugs, RheRhe

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  7. I love how you colored the balloons! The balloon background paper is lovely and LOVING the sentiment! TFS!

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  8. Pretty card! Great coloring on the balloons, and love that balloon background paper!

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  9. I like your coloring and choice of papers.

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  10. I love how you combined the stamps with the patterned paper, very striking and wonderful colors too!!

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  11. The perfect papers for this stamp set! Beautiful coloring!

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  12. Great card...i love the pp that you used.

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  13. What a fabulous card!! Beautiful pattern paper!!

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  14. Gorgeous card and your balloons are great colors... so festive! I got a bonus in seeing these as I was coming to check out the Dreamweaver post. Thanks for the reminder about the stampendous hop... I did the 1st couple of days then my brain forgot to remind me again. LOL

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  15. Love those watercolor pencils...my Favorites!!!
    The saying with the stamps is perfect. Will have to buy it now!!

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  16. I'm with you- great sentiment! Lovely card! Makes me want to go use my BG papers right now (I don't have the stamps yet so I have to stick to the papers for now. LOL!)

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  17. Sweet! Love the paper you found that goes beautifully with your inspiring balloons!

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  18. Sweet card. the DP are great. Perfect match with your colors

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  19. I really like how all of the elements just flow together and the colors all work well together.

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  20. Unusual colors (somewhat) for hot air balloons - but it definitely works! Love the card.

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  21. lea, very precise coloring on your work, well done

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  22. Well, I do remember the song you mentioned and I think this is a beautiful illustration of it. Your use of the watercolors is fantastic. great job!

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  23. Love this.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  24. I think you should step out of your comfort zone more often! This card is really pretty and your coloring with the printed papers mixed in keeps drawing me back to the card again and again! Thanks!

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  25. Step out of your comfort zone more often. GREAT JOB.

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  26. Beautiful coloring and I love the sentiment!

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  27. Such a beautiful coloring job!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. Super cute project-love the coloring. Thanks for sharing

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  29. Love that background...how perfect!!!

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