I finally broke down and purchased Papertrey Ink's Up Up and Away stamp set (and dies) and could not wait to play with them! I love the red, white, and light blue color scheme that I have been seeing everywhere, so I pulled out some CS (PTI of course). The clouds are die cut out of a strip of white streamer. I really wanted felt.. but did not have any white so I was looking for something else with texture and opened the drawer with my tulle and streamers in it. Perfect! I added more layers to some to make them thicker (appear closer).
The medium hot air balloon was stamped with PTI Smokey Shadow ink and colored in with my watercolor markers. (I want Copics... but they are just too expensive for me right now), the smallest one was stamped with Momento ink, and the largest was stamped with PTI Pure Poppy ink and then I added a layer of Diamond Glaze for dimension. My intention was to make it look like it was much closer than the other 2 balloons.
Oh. and my sentiment really is straight in person.. the angle that I took the photo at is making it look a little crooked!