Thursday, February 6, 2014

You Make Life Wonderful

Here's my first CTMH Balloon Ride Workshop on the Go post for  I wish you could see this paper in person; pictures don't do it justice.

I am planning a trip to Paris in May, and these papers will feature heavily when it comes time to scrapbook.  For now, I wanted to create a Valentine's Day card with a vintage feel.

The featured colors for Balloon Ride are Cashmere, Colonial White, Creme Brulee, Crystal Blue, Juniper, Saddle, Sky, and Sorbet. To finish this card, I added a touch of Sweet Leaf and Twilight.

The only stamps I used come from the WOTG.  I used a watercolor brush to add touches of color to the flower on the sentiment and to the heart on the postcard.  (Yes, I realize the postage stamp is in the wrong place.  Call it creative license.)  The bird was done by inking up in Twilight, stamping off, then doing a second-generation image on the patterned paper.

When I was laying this card out, something was off.  I fussed and fussed...and fussed some more.  It wasn't until I added the second mat of Crystal Blue behind the bottom layer of B&T paper that my eye became happy.  Sometimes more is just more, but sometimes more makes it all better.

Vintage isn't my normal style, but I'm really pleased with how this turned out.  I feel a little like Julie from the movie Julie and Julia when she says, "I know you aren't supposed to compliment your own cooking, but YUM."

Until next time,

February special


  1. Gorgeous! Wow, Paris! take your bestest pair of walking shoes and your camera of course. Love your shopping links!

  2. Becca, you are right about this paper! I hope they don't sell out of it! Your card is wonderful! Excellent work!


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