CYS: Take Flight ....

Good Morning, friends!

It's been a busy, hectic week and weekend
and I'm finally coming up for air :)

For February's Challenge Your Stash theme,
Laurajean asked us to create a card with:  Take Flight!

Such a wonderful theme and the possibilities are endless.
The purpose of CYS is to use things only in our craft stash ~
nothing can new and it's a fantastic opportunity to use our hoarded
supplies that we don't use very often ;)
And I found several stamps!
It was hard to narrow down which stamp to use,
and in the end, I actually made two cards.

Here is the one that made the cut ;)

Not too far from our house, we often see the hot air balloon rising 
in the dawn of the morning.
It's exquisite to see them, bursting with color
as they rise against the glorious morning sunrise.
While they terrify me personally and not on my bucket list, LOL,
hot air balloons are a beautiful way to Take Flight!

My card was created by using watercolors - this has quickly become an obsession of mine!
I colored/fussy cut the hot air balloon with prismacolor markers 
and popped it up on the card with 3D foam.  
There was a sentiment that says Fly Away in this stamp set,
which more aptly fit the theme,
but I thought this sentiment made the card more well rounded :)  
Thanks for stopping by today!
 Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. Wow this is so so gorgeous Kelly! I love the bright and bold coloring on your design of the balloon and the background! Beautifully done and I'm loving all of your watercolor you're doing too! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*

  2. Fabulous splashes of watercolours, so bright and happy!! Love this card and your interpretation of the theme!

  3. what a cheerful card Kelly.

    gr karin

  4. You're rocking the watercolor look Kelly and I love those bright colors!
    Riding in a hot air balloon isn't on my bucket list either, but hang gliding is! Go figure!

  5. Just gorgeous Kelly! The colors are how you described them when you see a balloon in the morning! Great sentiment too!
    xxx Margreet

  6. Anything is possible.....except getting me in a hot air balloon!!! The watercolour background is amazing. Perfect for the balloon. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  7. This is so gorgeous!! I love the beautiful colors!! The balloon is fabulous!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Vibrant and gorgeous card ..xx[aNNie]

  9. Love your water colour background(s) Kelly, and this balloon is beautifully coloured and perfect against it

  10. BEAUTIFUL...........I really need to use more watercoloring on backgrounds. This is beautiful Kelly.

  11. Wow! wow! WOW! Awesome card!!!

  12. I love your bold watercolor background with this wonderful hot air balloon!! Gorgeous card, Kelly!

  13. Beautiful! Love the colorful background. Thank you for sharing with us at the PIP Challenges.

  14. I love the background colours Kelly so bright and happy..love the idea of a hot air balloon flying through a beautiful coloured sky..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  15. I, too, like to see the hot air balloons as they lift....such a beautiful sight! Love the bright colors in your card....reminds me of a beautiful sunrise! Thank you for joining us at PIP Challenges this week.

  16. A really lovely contemporary card Kelly and I love the colour combination. Every summer we see lots of amazing hot air balloons, all shapes and colours, pass by from the balloon festive in Northampton, about 12 miles from our little village. Barbxx

  17. Once in a while we would see a hot balloon fly over our street. Always make me nervous. I have a fear of heights and (even though) I think it would be fabulous to be able to do that (ride in a balloon) I can't see me being able to do that. My daughter won a FREE trip on a hot air balloon. I told her not to tell me when she was going...(Yes I would worry too much) She loved it.

    Your card is really cute and great colors!

  18. Love your beautiful and bright color choices! Thank you for participating in the 7th - 30 day coloring challenge!