Freshly made sketch #448

Hi there! When looking through my stamp sets for ideas to use on this weeks Freshly Made Sketch #448, I came across the Clearly Besotted Take Flight and felt that the hot air balloon is what I wanted to use for the diagonal of the sketch.

I stamped the balloons in Memento Black ink using the Tonic Tim Holtz stamp platform to help get a crisp image. I coloured the balloons in Stampin’ Up! So Saffron, light Pool Party, light Petal Pink blends and for the baskets, I used the light and dark Crumb Cake blends.

For the background, I went with the Clearly Besotted Cloudy Day stencil and used the Stampin’ Up! Balmy Blue ink and the Ranger mini ink blending tool to create the clouds.

Keeping the card simple, I stamped the sentiment straight on to the card base using the Clearly Besotted A little Sentimental stamp set and Memento black ink.

I really love the effect the stencil gives of the clouds and creates a lovely background.

This is the sketch for the weeks Freshly Made Sketch #448.

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  1. 15 August,2020 / 7:21 pm

    What a fun card! That background is so amazing and I love those sweet balloons! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. 17 August,2020 / 2:40 am

    I love your three sweet balloons in that beautifully stenciled sky! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  3. Lee Ann Barrett
    17 August,2020 / 4:28 pm

    Oh this is super fun! I love your color choices and that fabulous puffy cloud sky! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.

  4. 18 August,2020 / 11:29 am

    What a sweet take on the sketch. This cloudy background is delightful and I love how you used the hot air balloons for the diagonal, this is so clever. So glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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