Monday, April 11, 2011

Are we there yet?

Thought I'd continue with the hot air balloons trend today. Did you know that  my first job out of college was in the corporate office of  a big NYC dept store. In that building there was a similar mural to the one below! It was in a large conference room and it  highlighted where all the branch stores were located with vintage balloons! 
Well, this piece was started with with an idea for the Cheerful Stamppad where challenge #15  is "Are we there yet?". Thought the vintage ballon guy was saying just that. LOL. I am also entering it to Moxie Fab World  "In my beautiful balloon challenge" too. I started with a black and white image from the Dover book on Transportation. I layered the colorful transparency of ballons from Tartx. This was all put on music note paper that I used Fiskars scissors to edge and rubbed with Ranger Archival ink. I made the rosette with music paper, just by layering circles and stamped the center with "Bonjour" and adding some ribbon. The corners are stamped with architectual details and colored in with pencil. Cut out the ballon images and added the bling, metal corners and rhinestones. Voila , it was done.
Artfully yours,
gerri


"Bonjour"

"Rosette detail"
"Decorative corner"

28 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, this is totally beyond amazing, Gerri!!! I LOVE it--WOW!
    Such an awesome piece.

    Right now, I am still getting things ready for my Alice in Wonderland week...Yesterday I worked on these little pieces for 10 hours--where did the time go?

    We just get lost in our art, don't we? I love everything you create, my "musing" friend!
    XO

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  2. Gerri, love your blog and I am awarding you an award. Please check out my blog and paste in on your blog.

    www.angelascrafty.blogspot.com

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  3. This is absolutely amazing, so brilliant! The balloon scheme and the scene you created is awesome. Thank you for joining us at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

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  4. Ger...this is so cre8tive, needs to be hanging on my wall, I love what you have done!

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  5. This is stunning Gerri, love how you put it all together and I love how artfully you cut those balloons out!

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  6. Totally fabulous collage Gerri, loving it. Annette x

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  7. FABULOUS Gerri, Your flying high with your balloon art!!
    Hugs Lynn

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  8. They just get better and better! Such a great theme to work with - you are flying high with it. hugs from Mexico, Donna

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  9. Wow thats my kind of art !! Absolutely fantastic piece and love how you did the corners too.
    beautiful
    I just wanted to let you know i have a gorgeous background freebie on my Dezinaworld blog at the moment but it will be gone at the end of the week so please pop by and grab it before its gone. Have a great week.If you get chance to mention it on your blog that would be appreciated too but only if you have the time of course.
    hugs June

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  10. You out did yourself on this one Gerri--it is absolutely wonderful!!!

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  11. Fantastic Gerri - what a great piece of artwork! Looks amazing!

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  12. this is gorgeous Gerri, i can realy imagine being in that balloon! your art has created a whole world to dream in. thanks for joining the "are we there yet?" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad!

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  13. superb layering--what a wonderful effect! love your rosette fair ribbon!

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  14. WOW this is a fabulous piece of art simply wonderful XOXO Zoe

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  15. This is stunning Gerri. Thank you so much for popping by my blog and for your lovely comment. I am so pleased you have chosen to follow me. I am going to go and have a nose through your creations now.
    Chat soon
    Carrie
    xxx

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  16. this is just gorgeous and well deserving of the blue (and red and white) ribbon (that's what we call first prize rosettes in the pony club, lol).
    Jack xx

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  17. Fabulous, Gerri! Love the ribbon hanging from it. I don't think I'll be able to get the 'would you like to ride....' song out of my head today.

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  18. Very, very cool. I love the layering you did.

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  19. This is beautiful. I love the background. Thanks so much for joining "Are We There Yet? at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

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  20. I'm not even going to enter my card after seeing the fab card you've made .It is stunning,clver you.

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  21. Loving this. It is just fantastic!

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  22. Hey Gerri! Thanks for linking this up to the In My Beautiful Balloon Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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