Saturday, April 18, 2015

LIM 220 - Up, Up, and Away

This week's challenge at Less is More is a theme challenge.  The theme is "Up, up, and away!"  I had to put my thinking cap on for this challenge!


This first card was super quick and easy!  I purchased the Superman from the Silhouette online store, printed him and cut him out with the Cameo.  The sentiment is also computer generated.  I adhered Superman with some foam tape, and then added a touch of blue around him with Copics.  This card will be perfect for one of my grandsons!


I actually made this card first, then decided it probably didn't have enough "white" space. This is almost a total CASE of a card Kristina Werner did a few weeks ago.  I love the technique and wanted to give it a try.  I stamped the balloons on watercolor paper with distress ink, then did a little blending with a water brush.  After I stamped each color and did the water coloring, I dried it thoroughly with my heat tool - then added the next color of balloons.  I hand drew the strings with a Memento gray marker.  The sentiment is from PTI and was stamped in Versamark on vellum, and heat embossed with liquid platinum embossing powder.  I also added a little Versamark to the edges of the vellum and heat embossed them with the liquid platinum EP too.  I adhered the vellum panel over the balloons and then popped the balloon panel on the card base with some fun foam.



This last card is probably my least favorite of these three cards.  I used a kite stamp from PTI, stamped it three times over a background of clouds I made with distress ink and a hand cut cloud edge.  The sentiment is stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in blue.  I stamped three more kites, colored them with Copics, and cut them out.  I popped them up with foam tape over the stamped images.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by for a visit!  Hope you'll come back soon!  Your comments are greatly appreciated! Until next time...
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11 comments:

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Your superman card is AWESOME Susan and a fantastic and unique take on our challenge.
I love it. I also love your other cards especially the middle one as it's a fantastic take on Kristina's card - love her videos they are so fun and informative. Great work and thanks as always for playing along at Less is More. Sarah x

Laurie Unger said...

Wow! You got busy! I like all three cards. Superman is pretty awesome but I have to say that I like the balloons because of the watercolor effect. But the sky you created behind the kites is pretty fab too!

Fiona said...

LOVE your superman card Susan, really brilliant. I see you are still posting several cards...where do you find the time? xx

Faith A said...

All three are super cards, but Superman has to come out tops, he is awesome.

Bonnie said...

Superman will be much appreciated by a grandson, I'm sure! Love the balloons and how the vellum softens the ones in the middle. Pretty, colorful kites too!

Heather said...

Fabulous cards Susan, I love the balloons with vellum and a brilliant sentiment on the kites but the Superman is stunning, such a brilliant male card!!!

hugs
Heather xx

Chrissie said...

Brilliant cards again Susan, your Superman one really made me smile... perfect for this challenge!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Maaike Uijthoven said...

super take on the up up and away challenge, very clever

Anne said...

Three fab takes on the challenge Susan - that Superman is so effective and I LOVE your Kristina CASE...
Thank you for joining us at Less is More
Anne
Less is More

Viv said...

I love them all Susan, I think maybe the second one just has the edge for me though ;) Viv xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

That Superman is SUPER!

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