Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thoughts of Summer

Good Morning to you!
I don't know about you, but today feels like a very sleepy day. Here is Seattle, it's still a little dark, overcast, there's a slight wind and I'm having a hard time with my startup button! I do, however, have a latte and some yummy oatmeal, so hopefully in a few moments I will be warmed up and sparked up! :) How are YOU today?

The card I'm posting today is my entry for the monthly card swap I'm in. The May theme was hosted by the amazingly talented and ever so sweet, Lorie! She proposed that we create a card that reminded us of summer and beyond that, the sky was the limit. Well, it seems I took to the skies literally and created a summery hot air balloon card with this new Up, Up and Away set from Papertrey Ink!

I had a lot of fun with this card! I knew I wanted to use this set and after thinking about the layout for a little bit, I decided also that I was going to do a bit of masking to create a fun scene. I also wanted to try and draw in one focal point, so I did the background images in black and raised and colored the center image only.

I'm so excited to get the swap back and see all the beautiful summery cards that my friends made!
Hope you have a great day and I'll see you back here tomorrow for Farm Fresh Friday!!


Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Hi Kadie ~ I'm so behind in my blog hopping!! I love this card and the papers are so pretty!!

(Oh, and I love the Team Edward card too!!)


Danni said...

Wonderful card!

Catherine said...

Wowzers, Kadie! This is GORGEOUS!!!! I love how you colored up the hot air ballon, and repeated the image in the background. Totally fab!

Dawn said...

Love tha images and yr LO of the card it all works really well the colour combno is just cool to

Love Dawn xx

Lorie said...

Believe it or not, this card is even more beautiful IRL!! I absolutely love this, Kadie! What a perfect tribute to summer. Hot air balloons are one of my favorite things about summer, too! Fabulous job with this theme, and I'm so happy I get to keep one of these babies!!

Love ya,