Hi and I hope you have all had a beautiful day wherever in the world you live. Here in Upper Hutt NZ it has been another glorious autumn day. It was a little cool this morning but the sky was clear blue and as the sun got higher so did the temperatures. Most enjoyable. Just the right kind of day to go up, up and away in your beautiful balloon. This is my take on another Barbara Gray creation. The hills are created with torn paper masks and sponged ink, clouds done in the same way. The small hedgerows I created using the same paper masks and the side tips of the conical shaped tree. The conical tree and the balloon are Clarity Stamps created and made by Barbara herself. All the other trees are from vaious sources. The little flock of birds, which I use a lot, is by Lavinia Stamps. Try Googling that name and have a look at Tracy's fantastic works of art. She is another lady who draws and make her own stamps. Aren't we lucky to have access to such talent? For the ballooon I first stamped it onto the artwork, then I stamped it onto suitable designer paper and cut out just the bag of the ballon, then used glue stick to stick it over the stamped image on the card. Have another good day tomorrow and thanks for looking.