The challenge is hosted by the Linda on her Studio L3 blog. Our sponsor for this week, with a $25 gift certificate, is Linda at the Funkie Junkie's Boutique! Thanks to both of you ladies! I'm also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge.
I've had the TH hot air balloon stamp for quite some time and wanted to use it for this challenge. This is what I did...
For the balloon I created the gilded Ideaology Kraft Glassine and then stamped the balloon five times. The pieces were mounted on cardstock, cut out, folded in half and glued together to give the three-dimensional look. I realized that smoothing out the glassine to glue it to the cardstock did take away from the technique and I almost gave up on the design and started over. But I was really feeling good about the way this would turn out so I stuck with it! The saying was stamped on manila cardstock and then cut out and distressed with Ranger Walnut Distress Ink.
The cardstock is mounted on a 5"x8" papier mache' plaque that I had in my stash. I marked off the sides and painted them with black and white acrylic paint before mounting the manila cardstock piece to it.
I had to cut a small hole in the back in order to put the Ideaology clock key on the top. I added the Ideaology box corners and sprocket gears with Ranger Glossy Accents. The Ideaology "Dreams" word key is hanging from a garment pin attached with small brad and glossy accents.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping to take a look!