Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Belli Challenge #92 - Sketch and Flat Bellies!


It's time for another Belli Challenge! This week's challenge is a sketch challenge, plus the Belli challenge is to use flat embellishments - no bows, no buttons, no brads, egads! How do you make a card without all those wonderful, lumpy, bumpy, bulky embellishments?? Well, that's the challenge, now isn't it?  That and the fact that I haven't had a flat belly since I was in high school....but I digress...

For my card, I inked up my brand spankin' new Up, Up and Away set from Papertrey Ink and used my new balloon and cloud dies. I stamped a map for the background, then stamped my sentiment on top of that, layered some sky paper that I cut with a large scallop die and then added my balloons and felt clouds. This is as clean and simple as I get!

Here's this week's sketch:

To play along with us, make a card using the sketch and flat embellishments and add a direct link to your card on today's Belli Challenge post, using Mr. Linky. Please be sure to check out what the rest of the Belli Girls have done with the sketch and their flat bellies!

Thanks for stopping by!

19 comments:

joy said...

You have combined the background, the balloons, the clouds and the sentiment to make a perfect card!

Silke Ledlow said...

Girl this is a fabulous take on the sketch...love this sweet PTI set...the felt clouds are toooooo cute!!! You should have played the PTI blog hop!!!

Have a wonderful day!!! Hugs ~S~

jdmommy said...

Oh Robin! This is the nicest card!! I love those felt clouds and the colorful balloons, but most of all, the subtle map in the bg!! Fabulous job, GF!! I'll be casing this for sure!!! (as soon as I get some hot air balloons!LOL!)

Sally said...

Robin, this card really works! All the elements are balanced and the color combo is perfect. I agree that you should have participated in PTI Blog Hop. I am jealous of your new PTI goodies.

Liz Williams said...

What gorgeous soft colors for these fluffy beautiful clouds! Love the balloons and the light soft colors used on these as well.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the BG map in blue- it is so soft! The balloons are great and I LOVE the fely clouds. Great card! TFS

Ayana Posadas said...

I love, love, love this card!!!
Those clouds and hot air balloons are absolutely adorable! :)

Thebug415 said...

Love this. Love the colors on the balloons, the background map, and everything...lol.

Harriet Skelly said...

Robin - I love your card - those hot air balloons are awesome - and great clouds too!

Ceal said...

LOVE your card! Awesome job on the challenge

Melissa said...

Great spin on the sketch! Love the clouds!

Maria Matter said...

I love this Robin!!! the balloon are wonderful as are your fluffy clouds! Just beautiful!!!

I think we all enjoyed our flat bellies this week!!! hehe
Hugs & blessings!

Joan Ervin said...

This is such a fabulous scene, Robin...the clouds are sooo awesome and I love the balloons!!! The map background looks great, too...you did a beautiful job with the sketch!!!!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

What a fabulous balloon scene, Robin! Love it and the wonderful colors.

RubberStampRosie said...

Robin, this is one terrific card! Very UPlifting! It's a great sketchtoo!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Robin this is wonderful!!! Love how you've interpreted the sketch, the balloons are awesome and totally love those felt clouds - too cool!!! Fabulous card!!! :)

Holly said...

Ooooohhhhh LOVE this card! Love those felt clouds and your colorful balloons. The map in the background is so perfect - how did you think of that? Now I wanna go play with my cloud dies and balloons!

Dani said...

This is amazing! I love the clouds and balloons!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Robin this is so cute!! Everyone did such a wonderful job with the sketch. I love the clouds and those hot air balloons are too cute. Hmmmmm. I don't have hot air balloons, I think this may be an excuse to shop, teehee. It's so hard for me to find images that I don't have and justify a purchase these days. Love it!