Friday, March 23, 2012

H2H Challenges: Photo Inspiration

This week's Heart 2 Heart challenge is to use the photo at right as the inspiration for your creation. I fell in love with the hot air balloons and was saddened not to have any hot air balloons in my stamp stash. I finally remembered a DIY honeycomb paper post that I saw (and saved on Pinterest) that helped me to create my own balloons. (The link is at the bottom if you'd like to learn how too.)
The Stella paper pack seemed like the perfect way to incorporate the color scheme of the inspiration photo. Each of my ballons is made with nine 1-1/4" punched circles. I folded them all in half and then followed the tutorial. (It would probably look better with thinner paper, but I still like how they turned out.) The "baskets" are pieces of one of the zip strips in the paper pack. The hemp is held on to the card with Liquid Glass. (Love that stuff!!!)
The clouds were a bit of an afterthought because the card looked a bit plain. I freehanded a few cloud shapes and then placed them on the card. I felt that it still needed a little something, so I pulled out my trusty ancient Liquid Applique. In the first close up, it is still wet and too shiny for a cloud. After zapping them with my heat tool, those clouds puffed right up for me.
Here's another little close up of the heated, (cooled) puffy clouds and the balloons themselves.
Now it's your turn to create a little something using Close To My Heart products and the H2H photo inspiration. You can link your project HERE, and you have all month to play. Hope you have a great weekend!
You can view a tutorial to make your own honeycomb paper accent by clicking HERE.


  1. Great balloons, thanks for the link!!!! :)

  2. Those balloons are awesome! Thank goodness for Pinterest!

  3. LOVE those hot-air balloons, Haley! Don't you just love Pinterest???

  4. Those balloons are perfect! And the puffy clouds are just the right finishing touch. Love it!

  5. LOVE the balloons and LOVE those clouds! Awesome!

  6. Great job! I love the way you did the balloons. Thanks for the link - I'm on my way there now :) TFS



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