It’s been a strange week in St. John’s.  There was a tragedy earlier this week that has left our province saddened and subdued.  I have thought about all the families that lost someone they knew in the crash and am very thankful that no immediate family work in the Offshore Oil industry.  I do try to keep my blog separate from non-craft related events but this was a significant event that had an impact on the frequency of my blog posts as the only cards I made this week were made purely out of necessity. 

The first card – which I’m posting today – came from a simple sketch I saw on Anna Wight’s blog but my translation is a little boring.  I’m pleased that I used some Basic Grey paper, a brad, ribbon, and a stamp I’ve never inked before but I think my pattern choice was a poor one.  However, the card does look masculine and it is for a man so I am popping it in the mail today.  Here’s the card:

In retrospect, a more playful pattern would be better suited to this balloon image.  I did get to play with my colour spritzer and managed to colour the balloon so that it matches the background paper so I’ll give myself a few points for that.  This is another of my “go to” masculine colour combinations – navy and cranberry.  It’s second to my olive/mustard/denim combo. 

The sketch is definitely worth taking another stab at during a more creative mood.  The image was quick to colour and the layout is not fussy so the card was very quick to pull together. 

Supplies used: Crazy For Cupcakes stamp set, Cranberry Crisp cardstock, Basic Grey PP, bordering blue SU marker, aquapainter, MM brad, SU grosgrain ribbon, colour spritzer tool.