Saturday, 16 February 2013

Up, Up and Away in red

The challenge at Less is More today is Up in the Air - which gave me the perfect opportunity to use my gorgeous Up, Up and Away set. I also set myself a single colour challenge - I'd been inspired by the CASology cue word this week: Red.

Up up and away by Stampin Up

I actually ended up using three different reds to give some depth to the little scene and spent ages trying to get the position of all the elements absolutely right. Less is more cards are definitely NOT always the simplest option!

Up up and away sentiment

I started by sponging Red Riding Hood ink very lightly into a rectangular mask made with a square punch. The sentiment from Up, Up and Away was stamped at the bottom of the inked rectangle and I drew a split frame around it with my Raspberry Ripple marker. A pierced frame was added outside this for a little bit more interest.

Up up and away embossed balloon

The balloon was stamped next, using a stamp-a-majig to position all the elements accurately, and I clear-embossed it to add more texture to the scene. I stamped some clouds too and cut them out with my paper snips along with the finished balloon. Once these were glued into place, I stamped the birds to form a rough triangle.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Up, Up and Away
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Raspberry Ripple
Card stock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Essentials paper piercing kit (Sale-a-bration freebie), 1 1/4" square punch, markers, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
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Today my lovely daughter returned from her French exchange trip where they seem to have eaten nothing but cake! I suppose it makes a change from the horse burgers you get in this country...!

Thank you for dropping in today! See you soon,

41 comments:

  1. Fabulous little CAS card Vicky love the hot air balloon set...

    Anne

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  2. Hi Vicky
    Fabby Card ....i am making one with this set...it wont be as good as yours ....Fabulous...
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  3. fab scene vicky!! and perfect use of the stamamajig.. I still can't get it quite right! maybe it's my blocks!

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

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  4. Gorgeous card Vicky, love you have used red card too, so much in this, but looks so simple.

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  5. As Anne says above : "Fabulous little CAS card".

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  6. What a great stamp set and love the red :)

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  7. This is fabulous Vicky, I love this sweet set, and the balloon looks lovely in these reds, a fab design.

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  8. Fab work Vicky, great placement of all the elements and I love the pricked and hand drawn frame - very effective.

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  9. Super card and lovely rich colour

    Kathyk

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  10. Sigh, my LIM card scheduled for Monday is not totally dissimilar Vicky. There again, only so many things you can do with a hot air balloon right? Your card is fabulous!!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  11. Beautiful card Vicky, I love the different reds.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  12. This is so delightful Vicki. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

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  13. Love how you used the different reds - the balloon looks fabulous! The pierced from is a lovely touch too. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  14. This is lovely Vicky xx Jan

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  15. Great card Vicky. Love red and white.

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  16. Lovely card Vicky. Glad your daughter's home safe & sound with no broken bones!!
    M x

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  17. Totally agree with you that CAS cards quite often aren't the simplest but you've done a wonderful job on this one..it caught my eye immediately!

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  18. Lovely airy card - and I so agree about simple cards - there's no room for error because every detail is so visible! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week, Vicky!

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  19. Hola Vicky, fantastic card, i think is more difficult make a card with only one colour that one LIM...great idea for a only colour, so clever vicky and fantastic shades of red.
    :D:D::D the horse burguer country...we are on permanent danger...i hope your daughter that she has taken a fantastic and sweet exchange trip:D.
    A warm hug from Palma

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  20. Great card - love the design and the paper piercing!

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  21. Absolutely brilliant! Very tempted by this set!

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  22. This is really lovely .... the two colours work perfectly!

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  23. Great card, Vicky! I love how all of your elements work so well together. I especially love those birds outside of the frame. :-)

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  24. Well you did get all the elements right ... fabulous card, love all the reds. Your horse burger joke made me laugh!
    Suzi B xx

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  25. I love this design. The frame and paper piercing really make your images pop! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

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  26. Love this! I so have to get this set! :) I love the embossing...really livens up the balloon! :)
    Lizy xx

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  27. A lovely card Vicky. Lots of interest with the piercing, embossing and split frame. x

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  28. I do love images of hot air balloons, so this card is particularly appealing to me. I remember seeing balloons go across the sky back home in Bucks as a kid and thinking it was very exciting!
    Hope your daughter enjoyed her time in France - especially les gateaux! xxxx

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  29. Great reds and beautiful card!

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  30. Oh, MY, this is a wonderfully rich CAS card featuring such pretty shades of red! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week, Vicky!

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  31. I'm so glad you persevered with this design, Vicky, because it turned out so very nicely! :) I love the embossing on the balloon and the pierced frame is fantastic!
    Your comment about the horse burgers made me laugh! :)
    Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

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  32. Your little scene looks great in red..... My favourite composition too :0)
    You're probably right about the horse burgers..... More likely to eat them here than France at the moment!!!
    Jenny x

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  33. As always, this is stunning Vicky.
    Lynne xxx

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  34. This is fantastic, Vicky! That balloon is brilliant!!

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  35. As gorgeous as ever VIcky!
    I love the embossing!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  36. Very striking card and so CAS.
    Linbyx

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  37. This is a perfect cas card and love it ! x

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  38. Love this, Vicky! I love how you created the different shades of Red.

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Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment - I thoroughly enjoy reading them! Vicky x