Friday 30 July 2021

Girl Floating With Balloons

Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez has a Progressive Freebie challenge on Facebook. If you use any of her images and submit a card by the end of that month then you get a free image the following month. 

I have used the image Girl Floating with Balloons and coloured with Promarkers. I selected the coloured background which is actually the inside of a birthday card which I have rescued/recycled. I chose colours from this to colour the balloons in. I added a snippet of striped paper from a K & Company pad and matted this onto a scrap of silver cardstock.

I used pencils to colour the sky over the top of a pale blue Promarker. I find the pencil adds a more swirly textured effect on top. The clouds are a stencil which came with issue 29 of Crafter's Inspiration from Crafter's Companion. I tried colouring with white pencil and it was too pale so outlined in a mid grey, then blended a lighted grey. I used a white Pentel paint marker and added a swirly effect to the clouds. If I am honest I had no idea if it would work but it has added so much depth and texture and is shiny IRL. I am very happy with my experiment.

I matted the image onto some silver holographic card. I love how the colourful balloons have reflected in the card which was an unexpected bonus. Finally I added a die cut sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

Card Details -

Size - 6” Square Scalloped Edge

Digital Image - Girl Floating With Balloons (Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez)

Paper - Spotty one has been recycled from a card, stripe is a snippet from Super K Studio K by K & Company 

Colouring Medium - Promarkers, Arteza Expert pencils, White gel pen, Pentel white paint pen

Stencil - Dreamy Clouds from CI issue 29 (Crafter’s Companion)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. This is so cute!! I am loving that image and your coloring is fantastic. I also like the square card size. I am so bad at doing that size!! Thanks for playing with the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!!

    DT Member
    Cupcake Inspirations

  2. I love the cute image and beautifully coloured -the clouds look great
    Carol x

  3. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at 613 Avenue Create this month - hope to see you again next month

  4. Love the bright colors you used....very eye-catching! It's such a cheery card! Thank you for joining along with our challenge this week at PIP Challenges!

  5. What a fun birthday card! I love the mix of dots and stripes! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Addicted To Stamps and More!

  6. Fabulous and such a fun card Mandy! I know a little girl who would love this, thanks for the inspiration.


    Di xx

  7. Just perfect for the Challenge!
    Great project!
    We are so happy that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
    Stay safe and well.
    Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

  8. Super adorable card. Love the colourful balloons. Thank you for playing along with us over at Cupcake Inspirations. Kanan DT

  9. Such a cute card. Thank you for joining us at Colour Crazy.
    Margo DT

  10. Cute card. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Colour Crazy Craft challenge Janet DT


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