Sunday, October 23, 2022


 Hello everyone,

I had a post all ready for today [ Sunday] and scheduled it and everything, but this song

 " Up Up and away" kept playing over in my head, so decided to post this commission instead.,do you remember the song by 5th Dimension.

Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon?
Would you like to glide in my beautiful balloon?
We could float among the stars together, you and I

For we can fly, we can fly
Up, up and away
My beautiful, my beautiful balloon etc etc..

Is it in your head now? it?....pass it forward, just doing my duty...sorry..

Okay, another sorry, lots of pictures..

Found this free colouring picture, copied and resized it
then printed it out. unfortunately, water colour paper will not go through my printer, so had to use normal, but cheap card stock and was really impressed how it held up with water..

First couple of layers..

just slapped it on, not neat at all, you don't need to be..

added greens and blues etc, bit darker red..[ not so much water makes it darker]

and there they are, ready for fussy cutting...

had to re add the lines as the paint covered them.

Done..lines are a bit dark, should have used a lighter grey marker, never mind, they're alright..

Next....the Moons..


two, three and four..

and lots of ink on the edge..makes a difference..

Trees...same thing


Two three..

Four and five..

Splattered and done..

Now we build a BIG long card for a hot air balloonist for Christmas..

Bits are all ready to go..

First balloon on..

Second balloon getting its tag added and ready to go..

Don't like the double string, buy couldn't see the problem at first..

So, three balloons are up there.

Flying through the night sky [ I would be terrified]

Definitely 12 inches long..

not too much dimension, she didn't card how dimension there was, so that's good.,

Needed stars, that gave some sparkle..

Standing up..

That double string drove me crazy, it has to go..

Gone, cut it and tied it, much better.

Thank you so much for stopping by, are you still singing..


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Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful card, really gorgeous! I won a balloon ride once. At first I was terrified, but then it was so fantastic to see everything from above, and I was sad when we touched down again. Hugs, Valerie

Janette said...

Oh Chrissy your imagination must work overtime :)) What a fabulous card, the design with all the balloons and the background is amazing.Just fantastic someone is in for a lovely surprise...
As for that song, no its not going through my head at all, sorry, but something else is and its been at it since four this morning!!!!!why I really do not

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning and love those hot air balloons and the fab sentiment hanging from the balloon.. brilliant and classy x

Chris said...

Thanks for that Chrissy!!
What an amazing card- you have so much imagination, I never would have thought of this, it's a stunner. (You were definitely right about the string!)

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Chrissy, yes I remember the song well in fact when I saw your title it was the first song that came into my head, but unfortunately I would have to turn down the offer as I don't like heights, lol. I totally love this creation a brilliant make
lorraine x

crafty-stamper said...

Yes I remember that song and will do all day now thank you for that lol! Fabulous card Chrissy love the balloons and your moon -must admit the single string does look better
Carol x

Pia S said...

I love how you colored the hot air ballons, they gave me the steampunk vibe the way they turned out. Awesome tall slimline design with the sentiment hanging from the string. So cool.

jimlynn said...

Your balloons, tree, moon........sensational! So very pretty. I've always wanted to go up in a hot air balloon. Maybe someday....

*Vicki* said...

You've created another gorgeous scene and this time with the hot air balloons! This is perfect with the slimline style and I love that you've also made this into Christmas too! Beautiful done!

chrissy xx said...

It really is FABulous how you take us through each stage Chrissy.
A FABulous Christmas card and such FABulous colours too.
LOve it.

KarinsArtScrap said...

fantastic and gorgeous card Chrissy

gr karin

pinky said...

I remember that song so well Chrissy and you have captured the essence of it in this gorgeous card!!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I'm always in awe at your creations and this is no different, it is amazing. I LOVE it.
Faith x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Chrissy. The balloons look fabulous and I love the trees and moon - a brilliant scene.
Lorraine x

Margreet said...

Gorgeous hot air balloons and I love the colouring. Also from the moons and the fab trees. Cutting off that string was a good idea....much better now.
Thanks for the song, which I cannot get out of my head now.
xxx Margreet

Brenda said...

This was always a favorite of mine, havenʻt heard it for years. I LOVE this amazing scene and do so appreciate you taking us through the steps. Now, off to listen to some 5th Dimension!

Sarah said...

What a fabulous scene Chrissy and the string looks so much better after you snipped it!! I was a mere babe when this song was released but I do remember my Dad singing it!! xx

Aunty Sue said...

wowlove all the detail and pictures showing how you made it and thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz

Conniecrafter said...

Yes that song will be in my head all day I am sure. I would never think of using hot air balloons on a Christmas card but these look terrific, I love your starry sky with it and the pretty tree is a nice touch to the scene