Saturday, August 7, 2010

Hiatus is over...

Sorry I've been gone so long.  I did go through a brief no-mojo phase but I have created quite a few cards lately.  Yes, I have been extremely busy at work and I am still working overtime quite frequently but the fact is... I just didn't feel like blogging anything.  I guess you could say I lost my blog mojo.

I made a card I just had to post.  With not a button in sight it would be extremely easy to put through the mail and I played with some easy techniques that prove a little can go a long way.  I even fixed a smudge!  Originally, the sun was a single layer raised on pop dots.  Then I had to go and stick my inky dirty finger right in the middle of it. I tried adding more ink but since the smudge was almost black, it didn't hide a thing.  I decided to make a double sun instead to cover it up.  See how creative we can be when we don't want to ditch a great card and are too lazy to remake the thing!

I embossed the clouds and the balloons with white EP.  I colored with Copics on the balloons. I wasn't sure how the colors would perform since I stamped them on Orange Zest... I love how they came out.  I tied a sweet tiny bow on the largest balloon with PTI silk ribbon... I just love that stuff and need to order more.  The entire card is PTI except for the Copics and the Spellbinders dies for the sun.  I even threw in a little Dottie Biscotti strip at the bottom.  Sweeeeeet!  Hope you enjoy this card.  I am quite pleased with myself today.


Good night for now.  I may blog again tomorrow, I may disappear for another couple of months.  I don't plan on it but it may happen!

11 comments:

Sue Ann said...

Looks WONDERFUL PATTI ~~ I totally know about inky fingers and no blog mojo ........ welcome back!!!

christy compton hall said...

Wow Patty - this is GORgeous. Isn't it great when you have to fix a mistake and it comes out even better?

Ted said...

Love that huge sun and the colorful balloons. Love the overall "warmth" this card issues. Great!

Anika said...

Love these colors! Great way to camouflage a smudge too - the sun looks neat like that!

Dana said...

Oh Patty I've missed your posts! This card is adorable and you were so clever to cover the smudge with another sun!

Diane Jaquay said...

I've missed your posts too Patty! And this card, all I can say is WOW, I just love love love everything about it!!!

Lori said...

I'm with you on the no mojo and no blog mojo too Patti!! But we do this for fun so no pressures no worries right??
I love your card,the colors, the stamp set, just perfect!

Baseret said...

Love the colors that you used.Those embossed clouds are perfect.Great card!

Laurie said...

OH so pretty! I love the sun and the embossed clouds!!

Karen C. said...

I love the orange and yellow combo. The nestabilities look great as the s sun. I have the inverted scallops and will have to try that. It looks great.

Helen F. said...

Patty your card is Wonderful! Reminds me of our trip from FL to Albuquerque NM for the Balloon Festival in 1995 (in our '85 Corvette :).
PS: Signed up to Follow your Blog, you have so many beautiful creations to be inspired by!