Sunday, April 17, 2011

Moxie Fab - My Beautiful Balloon Challenge!

This is my first challenge with Moxie Fab World and I had so much fun! I was itching to create something with the Hello Sunshine paper (Sizzlin' Summer Collection) from TaDa Creative Studios for a long time. As you can see, the hot air balloon challenge was PERFECT for it!

Bon Voyage by Margie Higuchi
Supplies Cardstock: Canson; Patterned Papers: TaDa Creative Studios (Sizzlin' Summer Collection); Stamp: Inkadinkado (Inspirational Lift Set); Ink: Ranger Ink; Adhesives: Beacon Adhesives (Zip Dry) and GlueArts (GlueGlider PRO); Tool: Spelbinders (S4-116 Standard Circles SM)

What is this challenge? "Create a paper crafted project (card, gift bag, tag, layout home decor, mini book cover, etc.) that INCORPORATES A HOT AIR BALLOON(S) IN AN INNOVATIVE WAY." Other details are on their blog post.


My take on the "innovative way" was paper piecing the flag on top of the ballooon and used foam tape for dimension. The other was to cut and emboss five Spellbinders™ S4-116 Standards Circles SM #3 (#1 being the smallest die template), score in half, adhere the sides to make a dimensional balloon. The patterned paper is from the flip side of Hello Sunshine! LOVED how this turned out :)

If you're interested in joining this challenge (ends tomorrow at Midnight EST) and others, go to their blog (Moxie Fab World) - it's wonderful!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great SUNDAY!

17 comments:

Christine Traversa said...

love it!

Erin Bassett said...

Oh my goodness, love the balloon!!

Staci said...

That balloon is really cool! Thanks for sharing!

Sunshine and Shadows said...

I love the balloon. I need to try that. Very cute idea.

Kazan Clark said...

WOW!!! Margie. This is a winner 4sure! I love it. Great job on the challenge!

Sandi said...

What a great idea!!!

Tracy said...

This is such a fun card. Love your hot air balloon :)

Holly - Wild Wyoming Art Cafe' said...

Lovely Margie! Great colors and fabulous use of that circle die! Wow.

Ivy said...

Awe Margie!!! Very cute card ;) great idea for the parachute!

hilde janbroers said...

what a great card! love the balloon :-)

Gina said...

Margie, love LOVE love this . . . such a cute card! :)

Cath said...

Hey Margie! Thanks for linking this up to the In My Beautiful Balloon Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Glenda J said...

Absolutely brilliant! I love it! Thanks for your comment on Moxie Fab World today!

Pam Wendt said...

I love how your balloon - it's so adorable, and against the rainbow it's so bright and pretty - what a darling card! :o)

Tammy said...

That is awesome! I love your creative hot air balloon. It turned out fantastic. :)

Connie said...

Hi margie~super cute, girl!!!

Bella said...

So cute! That balloon is AWESOME!!