Friday, 24 February 2017

TO77 - Happy Birthday


Here's a fun card for the current Time Out Challenge, where we are inspired by this photo:



I love the whimsy of this photo. There's a lot going on and so many ways to be inspired, but since Stamplorations is the sponsor I knew exactly which stamp set I wanted to use. This 'party house' idea is one I've seen before, but it was so fun to use the silly colours of one of the houses in the photo to capture a similar feeling. I coloured the rest of the neighbourhood with tones of grey.

I focused on the:
-row of houses
-blue sky, green ground
-balloons

I used:
-Stamplorations Houses
-WPlus9 Friend for all Seasons (Fall) and matching dies

17 comments:

Petra Swart said...

Oh, this is so cute, Ardyth!!!! Love your sweet little colourful party house with the fun balloons!!!! The colouring and sponging on the rest of the card is so perfectly done!!!! Love it!!!!
Have a great day!!!

Geri said...

Adore your sweet little 'Dr. Seuss' street! Awesome fun colors and great choice of sentiment that totally works with the images!

sandie said...

I love you picked out the colours of one house and made these pop and what a fun idea to have the balloons fly over the top of the card, super!! Thanks for joining us at Time Out Challenges

Joyce said...

This is really wonderful. Love the contrast of the grey houses to the colored one, and those balloons really add some fun. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

Sheila H said...

I like the balloons and the one colored house in the midst of the plain ones - nice design technique.

Anita in France said...

Such a cute scene, Ardyth ... the contrast of those vibrant colours against the neutrals is fabulous ... love the party balloons ... puts in in mind of Up! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Oh this is brilliant.
I love how your bright, birthday house stands out in that grey street.
xxx

Dotty Jo x said...

How gorgeous is this! Jo x

Kim Heggins said...

So clever and so much fun...but those sweet balloons are the perfect finishing touch, reminds me of the movie Up.

Cindy H. said...

What a fun card and so cute! Love the images, the colors and the balloons out-of-box :)

shirley-bee said...

Ooh, fabulous! I love the party house with its balloons!

Happy Dance said...

Oh this is fun! Love that wonky row of houses, especially the one all decked out for a birthday party. Someone is going to love getting this one! Very fun card. Bev

Kirsten said...

Super fun card, Ardyth. I love the the stamp set you used as well as the colors. The card has a great folk art feel to it. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Elton said...

This is absolutely adorable!!, Love it!!

Karen D. said...

super cute...super fun..love your fun cards!
xx Karen

Jill Vickers said...

What a great card - I love the balloons popping up over the edge - such a fun element! Your card really captures the feel of the inspiration photo - thanks so much for playing along at TIME OUT! Jill

sandie said...

Congrats for getting Honours at Time Out x