Sunday, April 3, 2011

GL 15 – Got the Blues


Hello bloggers!

I have been feeling way too lazy to make anything. I have loads of ideas but I just cant shape them in a card/project. I made this card for the Gingerloft Challenge this week. The theme at Gingerloft Challenges is “Got the blues”. So take out your blue thingies and start creating.


For my card I have used the Hot Air Balloon Digi Set from Gingerloft store. I sprayed the biggest balloon with lacquer to make it glossy (doesn’t show in the picture, maybe a little bit on the top right). I have coloured the image with water colour pencils in various shades of blue. Used Silhouette to cut the clouds. The sheer thingy you see below the royal blue layer is Turquoise organza ribbon.

This is it for now… I think I will take a few more days off. With the changing weather from bad to worst heat and dry wave, I am having mood swings. In Karachi we don't get to see “Spring”, we just land directly into Summers. Blecchh! Or maybe this is “OUR” spring. Whenever I see the challenges with themes “Spring is in the air, happy spring” etc etc I just feel like making a huge, fat Sun and placing it as a card’s focal point! Ok cue mood swing. Better go.



P.S: Oooh “Male” card! + This is the first time I have used hot air balloons, always wanted to but never got around making something.

Challenges: Moxie Fab, The sisterhood of crafters, Stamp something, Totally Papercrafts, Digis with attitude


Ujjwal said...

ohh this one is super blue!! Love the way you colored the balloons.

And I know what you mean about the heat. It's getting to us hear too.

P.S. it's perfect for the Moxie fab challenge with balloons. Do enter.

Anonymous said...

Sweet ))

Thanks for playing with us at digi's with attitude this week


suzARTe said...

yep, I totally remember the hot weather in Karachi.

I love this card, the colouring is fantastic and the overall blue is gorgeous.

snehal watwe welde said...

Omg you continue to inspire me yet again.Love love love this card and the dimensions. superb i am going to CASE you on this definitely

Anonymous said...

I like the image very much, you did it beautifully colored.
Tasteful detail and great colors.
I love it.

Thanks, for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card ET the balloons are coloured beautifully and i like the sentiment,
Kevin xx

Debra said...

Hi E.T.

Gorgeous card and I love how you popped up your focal image (ok..I was for some reason spelling baloon, balloon) LOL.

We have similar weather issues here in Indiana in the U.S. It's either hot or in between we do not really see summer or fall.

Thank you for joining us at the Digi's With Attitude! Anything Goes Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again next challenge!

Digi's With Attitude! Design Team

jimlynn said...

LOL about the "no Spring" bit!!! Sometimes I feel the same way about here in Texas.. Oh, well...
LOVE your card with those adorable hot air balloons! So cute and just "Spring-y" or "Summer-y" looking.

Mari said...

I love how you always do a little something unexpected. This time it's that the clouds and the balloons are blue - not the sky! :) So very striking. And gorgeous coloring, of course! :D

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, a really beautiful scene. Thanks for playing along with us at Digi's With Attitude! and good luck
Claire xx

Tenia Nelson said...

This card rocks Miss Lady!!! tfs!!

Tejal said...

Wow blue that clue to your mood? I love the colors the balloons! cute cute!!
Its hot hot here too...I don't know why spring is so looked upon, I hate it..I hate summers..I love cold..give me cold!!
I love the idea of popping a big fat sun on the card and saying, here's your spring! enjoy!!

indianScrapper said...

gorgeous card !

lotte chew said...

gorgeous card!!!!!!!! love it !!!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Great male card! Love the blue. Sorry that is how you have been feeling. We do get spring where I live, but the rest of the summers are quite hot. So sorry that is what you have most of the time. Where I used to live it was quite cold most of the time.

Micki said...

Well I totally know how that feels - having lots of ideas in your head but not being able to get them to cards. You certainly had no problem here. This is a gorgeous card, love the 3D effect and just the overall airiness of the card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters.

Joey said...


Lovely card, I do love those inked edges, thanks for joining us at tpc

Joey x

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

This is so sweet. Love the water-coloured balloons and the inky clouds. I hear you about having lazy times. I often can't make myself finish cards--I have about 40 unfinished projects--not sure what's with that!? ;O)

Alanna Harris said...

great guy card...well done on the challenge!!

Cath said...

Hey E.T.! Thanks for linking this up to the In My Beautiful Balloon Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)