Thursday, March 08, 2012

Patchwork Balloon


Don't you love it when the idea in you head not only works but it actually works out better than you thought. I love how this turned out, the Woodware patchwork balloon stamp designed by Francoise Read is perfect for a mans card, the stitched clouds from the same set means they stand out on the white cloud. I've paper pieced the balloon, even the zig zags and the strips in the last panel.
Since the challenge on Less is More is for neutrals and I've been sitting not literary on a Stampin Up pad of neutrals it almost broke my heart to pull out some pages. The scallops is a Stampin Up punch too and so is the sentiment with my awful doodling but it wouldn't stand out unless I did that.
I'm posting another post with another LIM card, well while I had to those papers out I might as well use them.

56 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Love the monochromatic colours and its just perfect for a man or a boy.
Hugs
Desire

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous card Debbie - love the paper piecing :)

Melodie said...

I am very excited.
Hugs
Melodie

Dora said...

Wow fantastic, I love the paper piecing and the neutral colours, simply beautiful xxx

Daniele said...

another brilliant card
Debby
hugs

Kathleen said...

Another super male card. Love the neutrals and DP.
Kathleen x

Chrissie said...

This is awesome paper piecing Debby... what intricate cutting!
Superb card!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Vicky said...

Cute card Debbie. Loving the patchwork detail.
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Willy's creations said...

Beautiful!

Hugs,Willy

Jane said...

Great card, love the clouds and your paper piecing.

Stamps and Paper said...

Great card for a male Debby

Anne

Wendy said...

Love both the cards Hun and the papers you used love love the balloon stamp I have met Francois Read she is fab we spent a whole day crafting with her you have done this stamp proud they are stunning

Hugs Wendy

Susie said...

I LOVE this card- such a fab layout and the doodling on the sentiment pulls everything together perfectly! Susie x

Linny said...

WOW Debby this is amazing. Linda x

Colinda said...

Stunning card!! Enjoy your day, Colinda

Meadie said...

I love your card Debby its totally gorgeous, hugs x x

chrissy xx said...

WoW! Totally Stunning! LOve LOve LOve it.
Chrissyxx

Pauline said...

Love this balloon image, a fab card!

Vee Ramsden said...

Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon, love the card!! Veex

Scrapmate said...

Lovely fun card and those clouds are great.

Brigitte said...

This is a PERFECT card!!!! I love the elegance and it's wonderful for a male card!!! Hugs, Brigitte

Lisa Jane said...

oh its wonderful.. love those colours
Lisa x

mckinkle said...

Oooh just saw this one too, its gorgeous also. I think I must be going through a neutrals phase then!

Fab image too Debby,
Keryn x

Margreet Havinga said...

This is a great mans card. I loved it.

Margreet

Aud said...

Thats is a great card for a man Debby really like this one, Aud x

Sandra H said...

Totally stunning card Debby and as always a fabulous finish:)

Flutterby Creations said...

Loving the balloon Debbie!

Kate xx

Irene said...

WOW Debby what a super card for the boys!!!!

Hugs, irene

Anita said...

Stunning card!
xoxo Anita

Martha said...

WOW, fab card!!! Love the colours and love the balloon!!
Hugs,
Martha

Archies Mum said...

Wow, that card is gorgeous, love the colours you've chosen

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Debby, this is fantastic - must check out that stamp set - I always struggle with ideas for masculine cards.
Absolutely LOVE the paper-piecing and those puffed-up little clouds - such a shame you've had to break into your SU paper stash - I know exactly how you feel!
Sylvia x

Jenny said...

Love this card Debby, the paper ids just perfect for LIM and for a guys card too :0)
Jenny x

xxxtglxxx said...

this is really brilliant :) I love what you have done with this and the imagery is fab! Gorgeous papers and really classy colours.

hugs

xxalisonxx

Kathlene said...

Oh I love this card, Debby...love your over-the-top paper piecing and paper choices. Lots of fussy cutting, but SO worth it. xoxo

coops said...

stunning card debby.really fab image and design and i love your natural colours :D

xx coops xx

Kathlene said...

Great guy card and I'm thinking I have a font I could use to do something like this...it's fillable (is that a word?). Thanks for sharing!

Kathleen said...

Love this too, another fabulous male card. Think we have used the same paper pad. Love the layout of this card.

Kath x

Debbie said...

Beautiful paper piecing Debby.
Debbie x

Mandi said...

Sensational card Debby
you have the patience of a Saint
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

bastelengel said...

Wow, this is a great card. Your idea really turned perfect. :-)

Denise and Louise said...

This is gorgeous. Love the balloon image and the way you have paper pieced it. Those little clouds are gorgeous too.
Hugs
Denise xx

Lyndsey Marie said...

Brilliant card, love the paper pieced balloon floating in the clouds. Fab papers and love the sentiment.
Lyndsey xx

Anonymous said...

This is just brilliant Debby, love it!
Helen x

Danni said...

Wonderful card!!

Dawn said...

love the naturals Debby. Great card.

Susan said...

Super card! LOVE it!

Claire said...

This is such a lovely card and I love the neutral colour combo. Hugs, Claire x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Debby I really like this card that balloon image along with the clouds and strip look great.
hugs
Lorraine x

She said...

Love it..S x

Juls said...

love this, fabby combo of papers!! Hugs Juls

jules said...

love it! gorgeous!!!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love these brown and white makes, Debby. You really have become amazingly versatile! Hugs, Lesley

Elizabeth said...

Lovely cards - it was so well worth it to break out those SU papers:) Elizabeth x

Sandra1968 said...

Beautiful card!

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