Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Hot Air

Nothing looks more like springtime in the desert than a hot air balloon floating over the mountains. My card for this week's Paper Smooches Sparks challenge combines my Phoenix flying hot air balloons with my New England skyscrapers.

Here is the sketch to follow this week...

My cityscape works as the horizontal strip on the bottom with the sentiment, and I tried to add my balloons in a semi circle direction to follow that part of the sketch.

Paper piecing with Paper Smooches stamps is my favorite thing to do! I used pattern paper from My Mind's Eye "The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine" pack and the cloud pattern is vellum from Dear Lizzy "Neapolitan" collection. The ink used is StazOn in Jet Black. Paper Smooches stamps from "Metropolis" and "Chit Chat"

Happy hump day! "I'm gonna make you girls a hump day treat!" - Mean Girls

<3 Rachel w k
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  1. awesome take on the challenge! i love that cloud paper, but the patterned balloons and skyline are sheer genius!

  2. Adorable paper piecing. Love this!

  3. Great card, Rachel. Your paper piecing is awesome. Thank you so much for playing along with us at SPARKS challenge. :)

  4. I am LOVING your take on the challenge!! Such FUN details!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

  5. I know I'm a bit late leaving a comment--- LOOOOOOOOOVE your take on this sketch! I'm loving these papers!! FAB!

    THANKS for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!!

  6. Now this is one after my paper cutting heart! Rachel ----Love this to "pieces"!!!