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Friday 30 March 2012

Up up and away!!! travel with the artistic stamper and i nearly missed this bus!!!

Hey there,
Well here I am again with a card made and unblogged but my familiar monochrome type style, be warned having found a new found love of colour from doing Tim's course ..details here, there may be a burst of colour coming here soon!!
So here he is, my card I mean!!
I started in my fashion of making a strip of background using distress stains, the more in play with these the more I love them!!!! Then I made paler background using distress inks applied to craft sheet.
I then stamped the compass from indigo blu sheet of stamps to background. Some first and some second generation stamping has been used. the hot air balloon , again from indigo blu was stamped in distress and clear embossed!.I added a sentiment, also from the same sheet and then a hot air balloon charm, from stash.
short and sweet today!!
I am entering this for the following competitions:
travel @ http://theartisticstampercreativeteam.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/march-challenge-travel.html
monochromatic @ http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
anything goes @ http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.co.uk/
use a stamp @ http://mymumscraftshopchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
use a stamp @ http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
anything goes @ http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

thanks for stopping by,
love all your comments,
have a fab, fun and inky day
hugs trace x


  1. ...wow...a golden ballon to take us to new treasures...just gorgeous Trace...Mel :)

  2. Fabulous. Love it and what a great sentiment too.

  3. I love this and the subtle colours on the background make it - great work x

  4. Gorgeous card Trace! Love the vintage look & that fab saying! Thanks for sharing with us at The Artistic Stamper Challenge!
    Alison xox

  5. A fantastic creation, looks wonderful.

  6. Gorgeous Trace, Beautiful piece love the colour and fabulous sentiment... Hugs May x x x

  7. oh Hun just love this,love the colours,and super sentiment too just perfect hugs Cherylxx

  8. Awesome card, Hun. Love all the travel elements about it. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenge this week.
    Cathy Lee

  9. A fabulous creation, great work! Thanks for joining us at Divas!
    Helen x

  10. Ah! How pretty ;)
    Thanks for playing at The Artistic Stamper this month
    xoxo Sioux
    Sorry I did not get to you in March I locked myself out of my google account by accident!!!

  11. Super card love that super image and the great sentiment x
    Thanks for playing along with us at my mums craft shop this week & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  12. Beautiful card in the vintage style....thanks for joining the Divas!
    xxx Margreet

  13. Gorgeous card,
    Thanks for joining us this week at MMCS,
    Becky x


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