Saturday, February 25, 2023

Life is a balance...


I'm up on the Bellariffic blog with a Scenic Saturday card full of spring colors. In fact, before I even began stamping I went to Pinterest and searched 'spring color palette' to find my inspiration. I love having resources like that for the times when I need a little extra push to get a card started. This particular palette came from a photo of a lovely flower bouquet in a blue tinted Mason jar and the combo of coral, blush pink, spring greens and tumbled glass had me searching through my collection of Bundle Girls. I quickly landed on the adorable Bundle Girl with Balloons to build my card around.

Since this Bundle Girl has released her balloons up into the sky and the sentiment that comes with her is all about letting things go, I wanted to play up height in this scene and choosing a slimline or mini slimline card base is a great way to do that. I also purposefully stamped the balloons so the highest one is partially cut off at the top of the card, this adds a sense that the sky extends even further up than we can see. Another trick I played with to add the illusion of height was coloring in the tall bank of fluffy clouds off in the distance. I shaded them pretty heavily on the underside to make the bright white edges hint at some strong sunlight shining down on Bundle Girl and her balloons. Her upturned face also leads the eye to the top so all of those various details come together to reinforce the overall theme. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  :)

Supply list:
cardstock- Hero Arts and Copic X-Press It

stamps- Stamping Bella (Bundle Girl with Balloons)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Catherine Pooler fiesta blue
Pinkfresh Studio mini slimline die

Sakura stardust glitter pen
Ranger glossy accents

Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20

clothes- E40, E81, 0, YR65, YR68, YG00, G21, G24, RV42, R43, BG53, BG75, YR02, E84, E87, E89

balloons- YR61, YR02,YR07, YR65, YR68, E09, 0, R11, R21, R32, R43, RV42, YG00, G20, G21, G24

sky- BG0000, BG000, BG53, C00, C0, C1, 0

hedge- BG72, BG75

grass- YG00, YG01, G40, G21, G43, G24, G94, G99