Thursday, April 5, 2012

Rainbow of Kites

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In the last couple of weeks we've had a real mixed bag of weather with a week of 20C sunshine, followed by a few days with flurries of snow. I'm glad to say today we're back to sunny blue skies again. So I thought I'd make a card with the same blue skies and some colourful kites.

Rainbow of Kites
Stamps (Hero Arts) - Right at Home, Be Happy & Woodland Creatures

For the sky I applied distress inks (broken china & tumbled glass) to the back of textured card to get a kind of mottled look (unfortunately it doesn't seem to show in the photo!). Something I seem to accumulate at rapid speed is paper scraps and since I'm not great for throwing things out, even tiny pieces of paper, Cath's Paper Scraps Challenge in the Moxie Fab World is the ideal excuse for using up some of these.

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The kites were stamped on the background and I pieced the little bows from scraps and added some gems. I stamped the kites again on scraps of white and coloured card and pieced the kites. The sun and clouds were stamped on scraps too.

I'm also submitting this card into A Blog Named Hero's first challenge which is using favourite Hero Arts products (the Right at Home set is one of my favourites from this year) and also the current Hero Arts Challenge, Sunshine and Showers.

As Maggie Muggins invited me share this card at her Silhouette Free Shape Party #3, I've linked it there. I really wish I had a Silhouette and am hoping that maybe some day a shop in Ireland will stock them!

Well I'm off to enjoy the rest of this beautiful day, I hope it's sunny wherever you are:)

17 comments:

Maureen Morton said...

Love how that sweet sunshine is peeking out from that poofy cloud, Heather! This card is a real breath of spring - lots of sweet pieces. Have a Happy Easter!

Rosemary said...

your card is absolutely lovely, heather! fantastic use of scraps!!

Cindy C. said...

So fun and happy!

Cath said...

Hey Heather Maria! Thanks for linking this up to the Paper Scraps Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Chari Moss said...

Love these kites! But my favorite part is the embossed clouds, polka dot clouds make me happy.

Lin said...

I love this card with all your special tiny touches! I think I'll be CASE-ing this :)))

Sue McRae said...

This is such a cheery card Heather, it makes me smile!

CinnamonSally said...

Cute card Heather, love your kites.

Kathy said...

Adorable card!

Maggie Muggins said...

Heather, your card is so fun! I love the gems on the tail. I'm having a blog party for Silhouette's Free shapes from March. I know this wasn't done on the Silhouette but I'd love for you to link this project up so others can be inspired! maggiemugginsdesigns.com

Carol Mc said...

Great cards. Love the way you popped out the kite and clouds.

Mary Dawn said...

super fun card, heather! thanks for playing along with our first challenge!

Trinh said...

Your card makes me happy, Heather! Love the dimension on everything and that peek-a-boo sun. Hope you have lots of sunshine for Easter!

Stephanie @ A Steph-Made Life said...

Such a cute and fun card! I love the kites. Such a great way to use your scraps!

Maggie Muggins said...

Thanks so much for linking up. I checked and while it might not be available in stores in Ireland, it looks like there are a few online companies that sell the Silhoeutte: http://www.serigraf.ie/cutters.html, http://www.themagictouch.ie/hardware/cameo.htm Of course, I'm not sure of the exchange rate or if their shipping would be too much. Just thought I'd let you know though.

Kristina said...

what a great happy card. love everything about it!

xo, Kristina
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Deirdre said...

Found an irish supplier..... in Dublin €356 - want more deets?

Saw your amazing cards in PC this month - CONGRATULATIONS!

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