Hello Friends! Welcome to the Adventures Ahead Altenew Blog Hop featuring timely images of fun, travel and escape ... all things I hope to be enjoying in the summer of 2021!
These first two cards feature the Enjoy your Journey Stamp Set which has detailed illustrations of romatic travel ... steamer trains, bridges, trunks, cameras, and plenty of sentiments.
Like the ink blending on the backgrounds?! Someone else has done all the work, as I've used two different sheets of paper from the Dreamy Sunset 6x6 Paper Pack to spotlight these awesome images!
With images this detailed, coloring does not need to be too involved. After fussy cutting out the train and tracks, I used several gray copics to color different parts of the engine, and then blended some sepia-toned ink on the tracks to go with the patterned paper, and the vintage feel.
Love how dreamy the color blending in this backgroud paper is!
The other set I'm in love with from this release is the Up and Away Stamp Set. It makes two different hot air balloons, has a sweet couple watching them, and several sentiments to pick from.
The best part of this set, however, is the Up and Away Coloring Stencil! It is SO MUCH FUN to see all the different color combinations you can come up with. And it's ridiculously easy to sponge on the different colors. In seconds you have beautifully colored balloons!
The large balloon is big enough to have several different placement options on a standard A2-sized card. Position it in the center, top, left. right, etc., all for different looks. If you place it on the top right corner, you can also add the cute couple in the foreground to watch it.
Stencil a hill for them to stand on, and add a sentiment to finish the card.
The card on the right features the smaller balloon x 2. If you want more focus to be on the balloons vs. the couple, don't forget that you can use only a portion of the couple. Instead of using the full body die cut, I just have the upper torsos here. The sentiment fits nicely between the couple and the balloons.
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I am now pleased to send you to the amazing Agnieszka Małyszek who has some beautiful projects to share with you!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Supplies Used (affiliate links used, thanks so much for your support!)
|Enjoy your Journey Stamp Set
|Up and Away Stamp Set
|Up and Away Die Set
|Up and Away Coloring Stencil
|Dreamy Sunset 6x6 Paper Pack