New Year Theme Blog Hop #DT03

We are a team of International Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, who have come together to showcase a different theme each month. The theme today is all about the upcoming New Year, so grab a coffee and enjoy hoping around the world to get some fabulous ideas.
I must admit I did struggle with this months theme as we do not tend to send New Years cards but after a couple of attempts, this is what I came up with.
new year card by Patrice
I started by colouring the background using the soon to be released watercolor pencils (Daffodil Delight) and then used an Aqua Painter to create the watercolored effect.  I stamped the saying and once again used the watercolor pencils to add a little colour but this time I used a blender pen to prevent the ink from going outside the lines.  To keep the aged looked I stamped the background balloons using the Smoky Slate ink and after adhering the two layers I then lightly sponged over the top.
new year close up card by Patrice
I then shaped the balloons using the end of the Aqua Painter and the Stampin’ Pierce Mat and adhered them using dimensionals.  Painting the balloons with the clear Wink of Stella Brush brought the balloons to life.

For some more inspiration make sure you pop on over and visit the rest of the design team and check out their fabulous card ideas, you can do this by clicking on the next or previous button below.  Let’s start by looking at the gorgeous card Tracy May has come up with this month.
List of ladies taking part in this Month’s Dream Theme Blog Hop.
1. Patrice Halliday-Larsen (New Zealand) you are here
2. Tracy May (UK)
3. Delphine Lorelli (France)
4. Amy Koenders (USA)
5. Renate Ecklmayr (Austria)
6. Sabrina Radeck (Canada)
7. Krista Driessen (Netherlands)

I will be placing a supplies list up early January when the products become available for you to order.


Comments: 5

  1. […] Patrice Halliday-Larsen (New Zealand) Tracy May (UK) Delphine Lorelli (France) Amy Koenders (USA) Renate Ecklmayr (Austria) Sabrina Radeck (Canada) Krista Driessen (Netherlands) […]

  2. Amy Koenders December 22, 2016 at 3:57 am Reply

    Very cool Patrice! Great sentiment with your balloons, perfect for a birthday or a happy new year card! 🙂

  3. Delphine December 22, 2016 at 9:39 am Reply

    Very cool watercolour effect, and the balloons really pop against the pale yellow…
    and of course, love the Wink of Stella 😉

    • Patrice January 2, 2017 at 4:25 pm Reply

      Thanks Delphine 🙂

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