Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Birthday Balloon with Soda Pop?




It's sort of amazing how much crafting I can get done when I don't have to teach during the day!  I'm getting business stuff, challenges and "just for me" crafting done.  It feels good.  

Today's card is for the colour challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I haven't joined these ladies in a very long time either.  Their colours this week are -  Pool Party, Primrose Petals and Black.  I added the new Soda Pop Top - thought I'd give them a try since I earned them.  Not quite sure what I think.....

Thought I'd share another Mandala...since I've been creating them every day, but not sharing them.
Before I drew the mandala I covered the pages of my "altered art journal" with a couple of our Lattice pieces and sponged various green inks onto the page.  Under the mandala I've used a spritzer tool with the matching markers.  I had the big wax paper butterfly left over from a scrapbook page I did in the summer.  I think this is one of my favorite pages.

Anyway - hope you are having a great week - it's the first hump day of the year.
Thanks for stopping by to visit.
Joan

7 comments:

Diane Vander Galien said...

Very Cute!!! Great use of the framelit dies- one of my favorites!!! Bottle cap is perfect!!! Thanks for playing along with HSS, Diane

Shannon said...

Love them! And that journal is gorgeous!! I actually really like the added "pop" that the pop top added. I was on the fence about them too, but seeing it on your card makes me want to purchase them. Great job with the challenge. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

ebeth9267 said...

I love the addition of the soda pop top. I must say I am drooling over your altered journal--you are a great inspiration. So glad you joined us at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

stampinbygenny.com said...

Oooh! Love the soda pop embellishment! You did a great job with the challenge. Thanks so much for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.
Genny

Erika Clark said...

A definite YES on the soda pop top! I love the patterned paper you used, it seems to resemble clouds for that "Up, up and away" look. Thanks for sharing your pretty journal page, too, the butterfly page is gorgeous, and thanks for playing at HSS :) Erika

Krista said...

I love the way you stepped up this card! I also love that you joined us this week. Fun doing something for yourself! ;-) thanks for joining us at HSS!

Robbie said...

I never know how to use this set. Your card gave me an idea for it. Thanks for playing with us this week at HSS!

Robbie