Ever have a card you just couldn't get right? This one felt like that. I just kept adding things -- the buttons, the scallops, the piercing, and I kept thinking "it needs something more." I finally decided I had to be satisfied with it.
The image is a freebie from Bird, paper-pieced and colored with pencils. I used the tiniest buttons ever to highlight the bows on the balloon. (This is the girliest balloon ever, even in blue, don't you think?) There is piercing a round the edge of the image panel, and I used baker's twine and a die-cut button as the main embellishment.
This is for these challenges:
Sketch Saturday, sketch 302
Just Us Girls, #233, photo inspiration (hot air balloon)
Loves Rubberstamps #96, ugly paper (I liked the paper when I started this, but I was not enthralled with it by the end)
Creative Inspiration, girly card
Simon Says Wednesday, Buttons
Word Art Wednesday 125, Anything Goes.