Sunday, August 5, 2012

Aircraft on the Brain?

I think I must have aircraft on the brain lately.  Both my cards for sketch challenges this weekend star some for of aircraft.

I used the MFT WSC#83 sketch challenge with the super cute Airplane Greetings Die-namics and a sentiment from PTI for this card:
I had an idea in my mind, but I'm afraid it didn't translate well.  None of my friends who saw my card in person could figure out what I was going for.  The graduated round circles, separated with foam tape, and topped with embossed vellum is supposed to represent the moon (you know, the craters and all?) in the dark night sky with wispy vellum clouds (also cut with MFT Die-namics) floating by.  Hmmm...No one gets my moon.  My husband asked, "How are they supposed to see the plane's banner in the dark?"  LOL.  That's being too practical.  Oh well.  I love the little plane.  I cut the propeller out of aluminum foil backed with heavy cardstock, and it spins on the brad.

Viva la Verve
For the Viva la Verve! August week 1 sketch challenge
I stamped one of the balloons from Verve's Up, Up & Away set (and stamped again on patterned paper to paper piece just the main central balloon portion) and a sentiment from Blue Skies for the main panel of this card.
Papers are an eclectic mix of BG's What's Up, EP's Sweet Day, and MME Paris & Co.
I used two new Twinery colors of twine, Ocean and Seaweed, as the twine made me think of the ropes tying off the hot air balloons.  A tiny clothespin finishes it off.

1 comment:

terri foltz said...

oooooh I like this one. The colors are great!