Balloon Girl by Donna Gray


Hi everyone,

Donna here today with the sweetest little balloon girl for you!

What to do:

Use a sheet of Strathmore Mixed media paper for this as you’ll be using Distress markers for the colouring. Draw a little curved line with a black fine liner pen to give the little girl something to ‘stand on’ then stamp the image on top using black Archival ink.

Start to colour it in with a mixture of Distress markers, dilute first with a water brush for a softer effect. Use a blue Distress Ink pad and a Dinky stencil for the bubbles effect at the top of the card, pouncing the ink through the stencil.

Stamp the clouds separately with Hydrangea Archival ink, fussy cut out and adhere to the top of the card with foam pads to make them stand out.

Finishing touch is to add a few splatters with the water brush (you can do this if you dilute the Distress marker colour enough) and add a Tim Holtz sentiment.

Love this little girl… can’t be unhappy when you hold a balloon can you ;)

Supplies Used: 

Foam Pads

Hope you like it

Donna x

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  1. I love your Saturday morning posts... They usually make me smile! Another lovely design xx

  2. This is so gorgeous! I love the cute little girl - so sweet! Perfect sentiment too. xxx

  3. Oh, she's absolutely charming - love the light and airy look of this, Donna.
    Alison x

  4. She really is cute Donna. Such a lovely card with wonderful simplicity yet so detailed at the same time.
    Fliss xx

  5. How fabulous that she has her own hill to fly her balloon on, love the feel of this one
    Amanda x

  6. Awwww, this is so adorable!! The shading makes it just WOW!!! Such a good idea drawing a hill like that (making a note to self on that one). Love the sentiment!! ♥

  7. What a little cutie and gorgeous card!
    Lynne x

  8. Oh this is so sweet and beautifully balanced

  9. aww what an adorable image.
    This is such a sweet card Donna - love it!
    Gill xx

  10. Such a little cutie, beautiful card.
    Julie x


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