Saturday, May 23, 2015

Finishing Strong

Hi everyone!  Today I'm participating in the Operation Write Home Finishing Strong Bloghop.  Operation Write Home, a charity that has supported heroes with handmade cards since 2007, will be closing later this year.  All cards need to be sent in by August 1st, so I'm helping get the word out!

My card was inspired by sketch #159:
I'm really into watercoloring lately so I watercolored the balloon with Fired Brick and Faded Jeans distress inks, I added red white and blue twine and splattered the inks on the main panel.
I hope you enjoy and thanks so much for stopping by today!


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23 comments:

  1. Great card! Love the splatter effect, especially love the multiple colors , the balloon tail is nice interpretation of the sketch! TFS!

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  2. The splattering really gives this card a beautiful antiqued look.

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  3. Great take on the sketch - love the big balloon and all of the splatter.

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  4. The twine really makes this card. The spatter of color is beautiful.

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  5. Great card, I love the splattered ink!!!

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  6. Lori, what an awesome card! Your distress painting raises the balloon to a new level (pardon the pun)! It's stunning and I am definitely going to C.A.S.E. this one! It has been great to volunteer with you for OWH and fun to Finish Strong!!

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  7. Love all the splatters on your large balloon what a fun card !

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  8. Balloons are always fun- but I am in awe of the use of the distress inks- I really need to play more with them! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. Great balloon. The watercolor made a great color combo.
    April

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  10. What a fun card. And elegant at the same time. The single balloon is great on there.

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  11. What a fantastic card, I love all of the splatters!

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  12. Fun card! Love all the visual texture!

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  13. Cool card; I like the use of the twine in place of the horizontal line at the bottom of the sketch.

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  14. Lori, What a fabulous interpretation of this sketch! Love this big, bold birthday card. Thanks for your support of OWH. :)

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  15. Love all your splatters on this card! Thanks for supporting OWH. Have a great day.

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  16. Gorgeous! Love the background, the balloon texture is fabulous and the little bit of twine is the perfect touch. Thanks for sharing

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  17. Super playful birthday balloon. Thanks for entering in our final OWH hop. Take care.

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  18. Watercolored well - and the splatters are a treat!

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  19. I love that big balloon and the sketch that you used! Great card!

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  20. I like your big watercolored balloon.

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  21. The water-coloring gives such a wonderful effect on the balloon. Love your take on the sketch.

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Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to share your thoughts with me!!