Tuesday 10 July 2018

ATSM's 6th Birthday

Hi and welcome. I'm sharing a card for the start of the latest challenge at ATSM.

Today, ATSM is celebrating it's 6th birthday and 300th challenge! Wow I can't quite believe it, I wasn't in at the beginning but have been for four of them! Congrats Kylie on 6 successful and inspirational years.
It seems to be the season of anniversaries, STAMPlorations was 5 last month and The Paper Players are also celebrating 400 challenges!
As both ATSM and PP show balloons in their challenge photos it just had to be, balloons just shout celebrations as far as I'm concerned.
For mine, I used a mixture of stamped and stencil images. The stamp was from this week's sponsor Kylie's HLS's Simply Said set and the Balloon Bash stencil from Uniko.
On a panel of white card I stamped a couple of the balloons in grey ink, then using a pencil drew around the shapes in the stencil, moving the stencil around the panel as I went. Using Copics I coloured the balloons then added some strings freehand and some small black stars from a Woodware Christmas Sentiments set. My celebrate from STAMPlorations was stamped on a black strip and embossed with white EP.
Simples. It will be another birthday card for my Grandson's stash, the cute images are getting too passe for an 8 year old and his friends!
For more inspiration check out the rest of the team here and why not join in the celebrations!
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  1. Super balloons! I love the way you've stencilled and coloured them - they look so 3D! Love the bright colours. The stars add to the party too. Happy 300th challenge! Thank you for joining in the celebrations at The Paper Players for our 400th challenge.

  2. Julie, this is fantastic! Great movement and dimension achieved by the layering of the balloons and the colors are so bright and happy! Congratulations to ATSM on the milestone as well...so glad you could join us for our 400th celebration at The Paper Players!

  3. I love how you stacked and layered your colourful balloons Julie. A fabulous celebration card and your Grandson will love it!
    Carol x

  4. What a brilliant card, love the dimension you have achieved here and the colours are so cheery...perfect for an eight year old or any age for that matter!! xx

  5. Oh my, how sweet and happy this card is, Julie! Fantastic color layering and gorgeous sentiment. Those stars are great addition.

  6. Really sweet card! I love the colors and that sentiment strip is really outstanding!

  7. I'm gobsmacked at the creativity of this card Julie. The colours are stunning and I love those teeny stars. Perfect stamp for that male in the family. Your grandson will love it!

  8. I love the 'zoomed in' look of your card, Julie. The big balloons are beautifully colored and arranged. Spectacular card!

  9. Gorgeous colouring on those huge happy balloons Julie! Just love your card! Hugs, Gwendolyn

  10. Hi Julie! Your name was chosen as an alternate prize winner at The Paper Players 400th Challenge Celebration! Please contact us with your email right away at thepaperplayers2010@gmail.com . Congratulations!


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