maandag 30 juli 2012

Live your dream

Hi everyone,

Happy Monday! This week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show is to use a sentiment. I chose the sentiment "Don't dream your life, live your dream". When I first read this sentiment, it made me think. Because I'm a bit of a dreamer, maybe not necessarily a dreamer, actually more a thinker. I gotta stop thinking/dreaming as much and start living more. I'm working on that as we speak.

The Reflections Stamping technique is so cool. If you want to know what I'm talking about click here for watching the video on this technique.
The previous times, I've used background stamps, but this time I chose an image stamp, the hot air balloon stamp! Because I've done this technique only on tags before, I didn't realize I had to stamp it upside down when you're working with a card! Also, I didn't get a clean reflection the first time. So I stuck an extra piece of cardstock between the embossing sandwich and that worked perfectly.

Then I was time to play with colors! Before I did that, I made ​​a mask out of an old transparency sheet for stamps and stamped on it with Archival Ink Jet Black. Let it dry for a minute or two and then cut it out nice and clean, because I needed the positive and the negative part. First I colored the background using the positive mask. Then I colored the hot air balloon using the negative.

The sentiment is made ​​on the computer and it is a FREE font! Click here to download font if you're interested!

To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!


18 opmerkingen :

  1. hele leuke kaart geworden zeg! Jammer dat het reflection deel niet zo tot zijn recht komt omdat het embossing randje zo smal is. Verder hele mooie kleuren en gave stempel van die luchtballon zeg!!! Groetjes

  2. geweldig, je zou zo mee willen met de luchtballon, lol

  3. This is beautiful Sandra and I love that sentiment. Hugs Annie x

  4. Hey San, een geweldige creatie heb je er weer neergezet hoor, prachtige kleuren en super gaaf je stempelset heb je gebruikt hoor. Toppie creatie hoor San. Vind hem keigaaf.
    Veel liefs Terry xxxx

  5. Very pretty project, Sandra. Love the texture fade you've used in the background....very lovely color, too. I so love that hot air balloon of Tim's. The twine you've added really gives great dimension to your piece; as so the little baubles. Love your sentiment, too! <3 Candy

  6. Wauw Sandra weer SUPER GAAF zeg, en wat een mooie tekst!!!
    Supergave kleuren heb je gebruikt!
    Groetjes Patricia

  7. Hi Sandra, love your piece, the texture fade in the background is perfect against the balloon, I love this image. Great colours too, fantastic sentiment and I love the added baubles/beads. Tracy x

  8. Wow Sandra, this is awesome! I love the balloon together with that texture fade. I love that balloon stamp (it will appear again next week!). You used a wonderful sentiment. TFS!

  9. Beautiful! That texture fade was the perfect frame for your balloon. Love the jewels you've added to it, too!

  10. Really nice - I really do love your sentiment.

  11. Lovely piece - the colours on the embossed frame and background are super, and the balloon floats beautifully free!
    Alison x

  12. Simply lovely and I am ready for a Hot air ballon ride. Thanks for the visit and the sweet luv. Hugs

  13. Another beautiful project ... love it, Sannie! And I love your color scheme that you used!

  14. Gorgeous piece, Sannie! I really love the colors and the embellishments are amazing!!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  15. Very original and so nice!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  16. Great background using the texture fade, perfect with this steampunked balloon. x