Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Claudia and Company New Releases

Welcome to the Claudia & Company Blog Hop.  If you didn't arrive here from Taylor's blog, please head back to the Claudia & Company blog to start the hop.  Remember to leave comments at each and every stop, because one lucky hopper will be chosen to win the entire release!  You will have until March 3rd, 11:59PM, to comment.  The winner will be announced on the Claudia & Company blog March 4th.   

In case you get lost along the way, here is the complete blog hop list:


 Now here are my projects:
Hot Air Balloon (digi stamp Jane's Doodles); So Random Sentiments; Cosmo Cricket (DeLovely); Memento Tuxedo Black

When I saw this image it just made me happy, so I wanted my card to reflect that.  I decided to layer the hot air balloon image and print it on blue patterned paper and then paper pieced it with bright patterned papers.  To make the hot air balloons look more like they were actually in the air, I cut some clouds out of white felt, and chose turquoise and yellow as cardstock colors (representing sky and sun).  


Bird House (digi stamp John Grutta); So Random Sentiments; Basic Grey; Memento Ink; Prima Flower

For this one I chose more of a "natural" color scheme.  I colored the image with copics and after looking at it decided that I wanted more of a weathered look on the bird house ~ I played around with different copics and I think what I decided to use in the end turned out ok.  For my embellishment, I made a looped bow, sewed on a flower and button and then added some more thread to the button so I could tie it in a bow on top.  The "brads" are actually paper punched with a regular hole punch and then covered in crystal effects.


Your next stop is Tanya, but before you head on over to see her wonderful projects, remember to leave a comment.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day! :)

18 comments:

Taylor said...

Jodi I just LOVE these!! The felt clouds are darling :) And I'm so thrilled to be working with you again!

Jennifer {jennifer-g} said...

Oh my fabulous!! I love those clouds! And the birdhouse is just gorgeous.

April said...

What wonderful cards. They are both done up so beautifully!! Your paper piecing is great on the balloon card!!

Sarabeth said...

loving those balloons in the clouds- fabulous job!

xo
sarabeth

jessica said...

I love those clouds!! Great cards! Thanks for sharing :)
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

jan farnworth said...

really pretty cards

Joy said...

these are fabulous cards! love the colors! So excited to be working with you!

Kimmarie Baker said...

OMGOSH I love the hot air balloon card! I need that stamp for a layout or two so I can finally scrap the balloon fest we went to 2 years ago. Your birdhouse card is very pretty - looks cute in pink

Carol W said...

Wow, I love both of these cards....great job...

jengd said...

I love the airiness of the balloon card and the colors you went with on the brid one.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Paper piecing is great on those hot air balloons. Little bird house is adorable - love the paper and details.

Lawren said...

Cute cards. Look at those fluffy clouds on the balloon card! Just too cute.

MollyD said...

I like your twist with the two balloons! So cute! The birdhouse is fantastic - your colors and coloring are great!

shelly said...

love your cards, great idea using the felt for clouds.

Cath said...

Fun projects, Jodi! :)

Softpencil Studios said...

I love your cards Jodi!!! beautiful colours combo! and I love your paper piecing on the balloons and the soft clouds! great work! :)

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Jodi its so good to see you on the C&Co team. Love what you did with the balloon design Jane did. It does look happy. What a cheerful card! Your birdhouse card is wonderful too.

Grace said...

Hi jodi ~
I just wanted to let you know,
I have an award awaiting your retrieval on my blog.

here's the link: http://sugarcards.blogspot.com/2011/03/wow-thank-you-for-award.html

I'm new to the blogging world, but I've always thought your blog is terrific & thought you deserve recognition for the awesome crafts you make.

thanks for sharing your creations!
Grace

http://sugarcards.blogspot.com/

 
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