26 June 2011

Bon voyage!

I really love hot air balloons.  When I was in highschool my Uncle owned a hot air balloon and he often took me along for a ride.  It was in the Hawkes Bay region of NZ, a nice wide place in the country.  Apparently in some of the narrower areas of NZ it would be too dangerous to balloon as you could end up out at sea.  Anyway, we would get up really early and get going before the wind started up and everything was so still and beautiful and all you could hear from up in the air was the occasional roar from the hot air being blasted into the balloon.  And then there was the chase team job... that was the exciting part of the process!  Landing was often a bit hairy too!

Anyway, if you are wondering why I am rabbiting on about ballooning, my card this morning is for the current Pollycraft challenge which is holidays or travel and I chose to use the Sky Fairy from the Moon and Star Fairies range.

The papers are mainly from Crate Paper with one piece from Cosmo Cricket.   The clouds are from a stamp set by Lawn Fawn and are paper pieced using an Echo Park paper.  The sentiment is from the same Lawn Fawn set.   The flocked corner flourish is a rub on from Prima.

I have used the following sketch from Simon Says Stamp:

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Travel/Holidays

Here is a close up:

And these are the copics I used:

Happy Sunday!

Arabella Chickie in Lavrio, Greece


Christine said...

Wow, super, super cute!! I love your take on the sketch and your coloring skills are fabby!! Great story. I have been up in a hot air balloon but it sounds fun! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog!
xoxo, Christine

ChickieChirps said...

I have never been up in one, despite a zillion opportunities when I was a kid... (the local newsagent owned one and my folks went regularly) - but I was too scared of the noise...

Anonymous said...

I am soooo jealous! Would love to have a balloon ride early in the morning!

Lovely card :)


Janiel/ janny said...

BEAUTIFUL CARDS dear!!! I think that I will let you fly in those balloons..I will keep my feet on the ground. tee hee heeeee...
They fly above my home here alot all spring and fall long.
Thanks for your visit..hugs, Janiel

email: said...

A neat image! I love how you colored the balloon!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


debby4000 said...

Love your fabulous cute card.