10 August 2018

Up, Up, & Away - coloured pencil

Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon
Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon
We could float among the stars together, you and I
For we can fly, we can fly
Up, up and away
My beautiful, my beautiful balloon

My whimsical card features a digital stamp from Bloobel coloured with Winsor & Newton coloured pencil on kraft Mi Tientes and paired with sentiments from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

Putting It Together

One of my favourite quirky digi stamp makers, Bloobel, decided to retire completely from the digi world. I am so sad. But, in her last couple of months, she put her whole collection on sale. I bought lots of them. The image I used today is one of those.

I used Winsor & Newton coloured pencils and Mi Tientes paper to colour the image. I have a very limited palette of the pencils in a set of 12, but was still able to get really nice results. When I bought them, because of their placement in the store and the tag on the peg, I thought they were watercolour pencils. I am sad that they're not, but happy with how well they work. I'm considering getting the largest set (24 or 48) at a later date (and only on sale, of course).

I used an oval die to trim the image and found the perfect background paper in my stash.

I added a sentiment stamped in purple and added everything to a white cardbase. I added everything 'flat' with no dimension for ease of mailing.

Inside, I added two sentiments and balloons for a fun detail.



Outlawz Songs & Rhymes: Up, Up, and Away
Try It On Tuesday: Inspired By A Song (Up, Up, and Away.. in my beautiful ballooooon..)
Scribbles Designs: Fun in the Sun
Watercooler Wednesday: Occasions 
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper: Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-crafty: Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown: Anything Goes


  1. Your card makes me smile!
    Thanks for joining CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for August!
    Monica - DT

  2. Fantastic card. Love the details and digi stamp. Thanks for joining our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown Blog. Happy Scrapping!

  3. Simply ADORABLE! Such a beautiful creation! Great to see you linking to Try It On Tuesday! Much appreciated! oxo Susi

  4. Kate, your card is hilarious. Love that digi image and fabulous colouring on the craft card stock. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  5. You have created such a fun card, Kate! Very clever! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday!

  6. Fantastic! Thank you for joining us at TioT.

  7. Hello… Thanks for sharing your fun card with us at Scribbles Designs… your card fits perfectly with our “Fun in the Sun” challenge theme… Hope you will be able to join us again very soon and Good Luck in the draw.
    [Diane Louise, DT Member, Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog]

  8. Hi Rijacki, I am amazed at how well those pencils of yours show against the coloured cardstock. What a fun image and how well you've used it with the surrounding hot air balloons echoing the balloons pulling her up into the sky. Love it! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  9. I am smiling at the fun image you used on this fantastic card. Thank you for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

  10. A fabulous fun card !

    Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday Challenge


  11. Interesting image you've used, good play on the song! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

  12. How fun is she! The balloon bg is perfect with that fun image. Thanks for joining in at STB

  13. Great image! The background paper is perfect for tying in to the song. Thank you for joining in the Fun In The Sun challenge at Scribbles Designs.

  14. This is fabulous, such a fun design! Thanks so much for joining us and many congratulations on being in the Top 5 over at Try it on Tuesday with your amazing card! J 😊 x


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