Sunday, 13 March 2011

Off the edge

It's one layer week at Less is More and the challenge this time is to stamp off the edge of the card.

I didn't find this too challenging as it's something I quite often do with CAS designs - either off the edge of the card itself or off a panel if it's not a one layer project. I think it helps to avoid the "floating in nothing" problem and often creates a sense of movement, too.

I stamped the balloon off the edge and masked it, then masked off the square and sponged ink over a torn piece of paper to create a slightly cloudy look to the sky. I ran a marker round the inside edge of a Nestie to create the fine borderline - the Memento markers are good for this as they have a nice firm, fine nib as well as the brush one.

Stamps:
Hot Air Balloon (unknown maker - if you recognise it, I'd love to know!)
Sentiment from Ornamental Beauty set (CHF, retired)

Paper:
smooth white

Ink:
Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite black)
Distress ink by Ranger to sponge the sky (Tumbled Glass)

Other:
Copic markers
Nestie (used as template)
Memento marker (Tuxedo Black)


Thanks for stopping by!

37 comments:

Sid said...

Lovely card !!

Artyjen said...

Ooh! Lovely...brings back happy memories :)
xoxo Sioux

Mandi said...

Such a beautiful effective card
Thanks for joining us again
Great to see you
mandi
"Less is More"

Effie said...

So simple but effective..love the less is more look.

Rachelxx said...

Great card. Love the sky effect & that balloon stamp is fabby :-)

joanne wardle said...

that's wonderful. it really creates the effect of drifting away. creates a really dreamy effect

Traceyr said...

Wonderful card Joanne and you have certainly lived up to the challenge. Wish I was up in my balloon. :)

Lynne K said...

Brilliant card! The yellow of the balloon against the blue is the perfect colour combination, and I love the way the balloon seems to be drifting out of the frame and off the card. Very effective. Lynne x

Janice said...

I love the baloon stamped off the card. This one should be for TraceyR who has not yet managed to get her baloon ride!

Kathyk said...

I did a wonderful balloon ride over Disney in 2007, this brought back such happy memories - fab card

Kathyk

Jo said...

What a great card, brilliantly coloured and the sky is so effective. I love it. Jo x

Paula said...

lovely card

Susan said...

I LOVE this! I have some hot air balloon stamps from Papertrey Ink, but this one looks much larger. I LOVE the square you sponged....so creative and way to go - thinking outside the box!!

sam21ski said...

Fab card, love the sky xxxx

Dotty Jo said...

Great take on the challenge! Jo x

KatheD said...

this is my favorite card this week! i have quite the soft spot for hot-air balloons, guess i'll have to go shopping :) i agree with you completely about the sense of movement, i was trying to put it in words and you've nailed it!

Chrissie said...

Works like a dream, but then you knew it would!
Great card! We're looking forward to your next submission!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

themessycraftroom said...

A wonderful card, you really captured the sense of movemnet. Hugs x ChrisB

Tineke said...

A "SUPER" card! I have translate your blog. Than I can read it easy!
Greetings from Holland,
Tineke

craftytrog said...

Beautiful card, I love the cloud effects! x

Faith A said...

So lovely

Michelle said...

fantastic card I love the theme xx

Linby said...

Beautiful card- very serene
Linbyx

Caroline Hallett said...

lovely card and I like the bright colours - its really cheery x

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful card - feels so peaceful
Lisa

BEAR's Mom said...

absolutely beautiful card
the balloon looks as if it's moving
very nice colors...
~victoria~

Minxy said...

how pretty, love the balloon :)

Lesley said...

I love that the balloon is flying off somewhere....lovely card.

Vicky Hayes said...

This is a stunner! The balloon image is gorgeous and I love your sky panel.

kingstonmama said...

This is gorgeous. I love that hot air balloon, and the colors you've used.

hazel said...

This is a lovely card.
xxx Hazel.

Linda said...

Great card Love the balloon "up up and AWAY!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Great idea about using the INSIDE of a nestie for the border - must remember that TOP TIP! Very nice "off the edge" card.
Hugs, Sandra

Lynne said...

Very impressive. Love the yellow against the blue.
Lynne xxx

Suze Bain said...

Wow, this card is fantastic. Love the balloon and your sponging & colouring are fab. A work of art!

tracy said...

beautiful :)

Kathy said...

I love this, Joanne