Wednesday, 3 January 2018

It's a Summer Holiday

A Guid New Year tae ane an awe
And mony may we see!
( A wee bit of Scotland coming out here)

Time for New Challenges and
New Team Mates at Addicted to Stamps and More
and our first Challenge Theme is HOLIDAY
I'ts Summer here in Australia and it's all about
getting out in the great outdoors and having fun!
And that is how I chose to go Hot Air Ballooning! 
I had a couple of goes at getting a nice sky background
and this one worked. I used 
 Tim's Oxides in Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean
Distress Ink in Hickory Smoke.
Balloons were inked up with
Memento Morocco/Eldenberry/Rhubarb Stalk
Added some clouds from Repeat Impressions.
Sentiment is computer generated
with Cliff  Richard's Summer Holiday running through my head.
This was cut with a MFT stitched die.
It's a little large and looking at it now should have been smaller.
Backed this with cs from Gina K onto white card.

Hope you will come over To Our Blog
to check out all the inspiration from the Returning Designers
 and  Newbie Gwendolyn
and join us with your Holiday Card.
Thanks for popping in - don't forget to
comment. Love reading your thoughts!


Julie B said...

Love the background to your summery card.
I don't think I could get my head around a summery Christmas and new year, Ina. It just doesn't feel right! :)

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Summer sounds like fun! We had -39 right after Christmas day :)
Love the sky color of your background and dreamy air balloons.

Cheri said...

Wow!!! Fabulous bg on this and I love the vintage/steampunk feel to it. A summer hoiday is far off for us here in Maine, USA, but I'm dreaming of one right now.

Shona Erlenborn said...

What an awesome background! Love the hot air balloons - it does feel strange that you are celebrating the holidays in the sun! I always forget that. Hope this year brings nothing but happiness and good health.

Judy Woodland said...

Ahhhhh - SUMMER!!! I remember when we had that once. Seems like so long ago....ha ha. We are experiencing sub zero Fahrenheit weather. Love your sweet card, and that little Scots greeting at the top of your post just made me smile. Course I didn't really know what it Happy New Year, dear friend!! Hugs~

Verna Angerhofer said...

A wonderful card and your sky is gorgeous with the flying balloons. I guess your season is summer where ours is winter. But so glad you shared yours and it gives me a warm feeling to see a more summery design.

Helen said...

I love your beautiful blue background Ina. It makes me feel like I'm up in the sky with the balloons!

cm said...

Ahhh...summer! I can't wait, especially as the forecast is calling for temperatures dipping and snow falling! Your hot-air balloon card is perfect to brighten 'our' dreary wintry days!

Bobby said...

Your sky came out beautifully, Ina. Perfect for sailing hot air balloons in. It reminds me when I went up in one. It was such a great experience.

Monika Reeck said...

Ina I love your lovely Cloud
and what a great idea to think Holiday on summer
great idea Ina
and great Balloon stamp too

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

Hi Ina! Sorry this is so late but my house move is taking all my time and we still don't have internet...Thanks for the welcome on your blog and I love your card! So artsy with a vintage feel to it.I wish we had some blue skies here but this area in Germany is known to be foggy and grey all January. Looking forward to your next creation!Hugs Gwendolyn