Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Sky's the Limit!

Hi there and welcome to Studio 5380 - thanks for stopping by!
  I'm playing along with the Distress Addicts Challenge going on over at the Lawnscaping Challenges Blog and I've got a fun card to share with you.  This challenge is all about using Distress Inks, distressed edges, whatever you think of as "distressed"....

So, I pulled out the sweet Lawn Fawn "Blue Skies" stamp set and my brand spanking new "Abandoned Coral" Distress Ink, along with a few other Distress Inks and got busy...

Using some Ranger Watercolor paper I inked up my background using Broken China, Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distressed Inks.  I splattered a few drops of water here and there to give a watercolor look to the inks.

I distressed the edges of my mat and added a bit of machine stitching.
The hot air balloon was watercolored using the following Distress Inks:
Abandoned Coral
Mowed Lawn
Dusty Concord
Mustard Seed
Picked Raspberry

The tiny little hearts are from the Bugs and Kisses die set and they were watercolored with the Abandoned Coral Distress Ink.

That about wraps it up for me today. I hope you can stop by tomorrow for the
Crafty Friendship Blog Hop that I will be participating in along with some wonderfully talented crafty friends I've made. There will be some gorgeous projects and lots of fabulous give-aways, so be sure to stop back in tomorrow!


  1. What a cute and fun card. Love the bright colors and the water drops. Great distressed edges.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  2. Love your card!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping 
    Hope to see you again next challenge
    Xx Tamara

  3. Amazing card, I love the distress inks you used. You created a very bright and cheerful scene! I love it! Thanks so much for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

  4. This is absolutely stunning!! I love the colors!! The balloon is so pretty!! Everything about this is fabulous!! Love it my friend!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. I sooooo love this card Tanya!!! It is awesomeness for sure!!!! That balloon is fabulous. And how you did the bg, WOWZERS!!!!!! Beautiful!!!! :)

  6. Super cute1 You make the most uplifting cards. They all make me smile. Thank you!

  7. OMG Your Hot Air Balloon scene is amazing WOW You totally outdid yourself. I am in awe of what you definitely rocked these dies and stamps WOW!! Definitely and outstanding creative job!! YOU so ROCK!!

  8. Oh wow Tanya! This turned out so cool! I can see the depth in your card just by all the distressing you did... fabulous! :)

  9. Tanya ~ Oh my word this is simply BEAUTIFUL! I LVOE how you did that background!! I am just starting to dabble and you ladies seriously AMAZE me!! The deets are PERFECT and oh my real stitching! Someday I am going to learn how to sew on my cards!!

  10. I love the blue & red combo.The distressed edges are Awesome!!
    Absolutely Beautiful my friend!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  11. WOW This is AWESOME Tanya! Love the distress look!!
    Gorgeous colors too!!!

  12. Love that background and the bright colors!! This card is absolutely gorgeous :)
    Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping challenges!

  13. oooh. one of my faves of yours. i looooooove everything about it!!


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