Thursday, August 15, 2013

Up, Up and Away at Sparkles Challenges

Morning dear friends, followers and visitors. Today I'm sharing my very first DT project for Sparkles Monthly Challenges! I'm so excited to be part of the team and I hope I inspire you to join our challenge

Our challenge theme is Up, Up and Away
We would like to see some balloons! Be it hot-air or party balloons, we want you to create something that goes up, up and away!

Here's what I came up with:
Clean and simple, and the patterned paper really brings the hot-air balloon to life!

Here are a couple of very quick steps:
Trace the shape of the balloon onto a scrap piece of cardstock, and divide it into 6 sections.

 I drew little flowers and dots in each section to identify which section is going to be cut out of which patterned paper.
Next, cut them out carefully and trace each section to the corresponding patterned paper. Cut, arrange, assemble, and you're done!

Here's one last look at the card from a different angle..

I used a piece of corrugated cardboard for the basket, glued some twine and bling to the balloon with foam squares under everything for added dimension.

Well, that's it for me today. Hope I've inspired you to join our challenge. You can win yourself some delicious ribbon!

Until next time, stay safe!                               


  1. Hi Roudi and welcome to the team! I love your card! xx

  2. Wonderful project Roudi, really love the colours. Welcome to Sparkles too.


  3. Well done Roudi. I love the paper piecing. Kate x

  4. Great paper piecing project. Congrats on the DT

  5. Fabulous card Roudi and it's great to have you on the team
    Hugs Shaz xx

  6. awesome card!!!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  7. Welcome to the team Roudi. This is a great card. Love the tutorial

    Hugs Helen xx

  8. So adorable! Love this :-) Thanks so much for sharing.

  9. Hi Roudi,
    Just wanted to say I'm just back from my week's holiday to be greeted by a gorgeous parcel full of goodies from you. Many many thanks....I shall have lots of fun playing with it all :-)
    Annie x

  10. Hi Roudi,

    This is adorable! I really like how your hot air balloon came together. Congrats on being chosen for the Design Team. I'd say your first post is a hit!


  11. I love your card and the Hot Air simply adorable. It was funny to stop by your blog and find you made one. My grandson said that he thinks the theme for my studio should be Hot Air Balloons. I will have to show him your card. Fanstastic job.


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