February 22, 2014

Hero Arts Scramble #78 Scraplings

What a fun Scramble we had today! [Creations by] Martha hosted and gave us quite a fun and challenging task to create two scraplings.

"Today’s THEME: SCRAPLINGS - With More Than One Layer
This is what I’m asking of you.

1) Create 2 newly created Scraplings, with more than one layer, & with different designs.
(Scraplings are tall & narrow cards. More about Scraplings included towards the bottom.)
2) Maximum Size for your Scraplings in Inches and Centimeters:
(In my humble opinion, they start looking like a regular-sized card, if any wider.)
Inches: 1.5 in. x 4.25 in.
Centimeters (approximate): 4 cm x 11 cm
3) Your new creations must include at least one Hero Arts stamp as your main image,
4) Photograph your two Scraplings in one photo."

WHAT? One and a half inches by four and a quarter inches - really?  OK, I can do this!  I never knew how much fun this would be!  Had I had more time, I would have kept going.  Actually it was easier than I thought, because there was less space to fill up.

I looked through my stamps to see what would look best in this space and went from there.  I pulled out scraps from my scrap pile, matched up some inks and gathered my embellishments. 

I don't know if you can see the layers, but in the card to the left, the writing is actually patterned paper.  The card base is Hero Arts foliage layering paper.  I also used Wink of Stella on the leaves to give it some glitter and dimension, but it never photographs well for me.

The card on the right is layered with a grass die that I inked up to match the stamped image. I glued that over the image and then popped a bunny die cut over that.

I want to thank Martha for my favorite Scramble EVAH!!!!  It made me wish Spring was right around the corner, but alas, more snow coming Monday!!!!  At least these gave me the warm fuzzies today!

Please feel free to leave me a comment!  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps - Hero Arts Overexposed Leaves, Newsprint Tulips, Sunshine, Four Seasons
Paper - Hero Arts Foliage layering papers, Prima Meadow Lark pp, Neenah Solar White cardstock
Inks/Markers - Distress Markers Broken China and Peeled Paint, Hero Arts lime green mid-tone shadow ink, MFT ColorBox Razzleberry dye ink, Wink of Stella Versamark Watermark
Dies  - Poppystamps Fuzzy Bunnies and Grassland Border
Other - MME Dots, Zing cricket embossing powder
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February 12, 2014

Runway Inspired Challenge #53

Oh, how I love the Runway Inspired Challenges!  Fashion inspiration is such a personal interpretation and the design team NEVER fails to display that! This one was quite a challenge for me and perhaps I took it too literally, but I think it worked. 
As soon as I saw the lace element in the dress, I reached for an oldie but goodie Hero Arts stamp, Lace Frame.  I stamped and black embossed it on the purple cardstock.  For the center portion of the stamped image, I used a Spellbinder die to cut it out, so I could stamp the sentiment.  Another Hero Arts stamp, Special Time, was embossed in gold. I love this font - it looks lovely with the lace. I mounted that whole piece onto black cardstock.

I knew the background had to be lattice, so I took the Hero Arts Lattice Background and stamped it in black on the same cardstock, cut it into four equals portions, and mounted it on a black card base.

For the final touch, as in the dress, I used gold and teal sequins to bring out those color elements.  

I will definitely use the die cut technique with the lace stamp again.  It really matches the frame perfectly. 

Thanks RIC for another fun challenge!

As always, I love reading your comments!

Stamps - Hero Arts Lace Frame K5329, Lattice Background 331065, Special Time CL579
Paper - Bazzill, Papertrey Ink
Ink - Versafine Onyx, Versamark Watermark
Die - Spellbinders
Other - Darice sequins
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February 10, 2014

Hero Arts New Birthday Challenge!

YAY, it's time for a new challenge from Hero Arts!  The theme is all about BIRTHDAYS!  Head on over to their BLOG to check out the five categories to enter in.  I wanted to make something fun and colorful, so I went with "anything goes." It could go to just about anyone!
With all the graphic elements,  I felt the card needed a touch of something feminine, so I added the butterfly, embossed in white, filled in with Wink of Stella, and embellished with lime green pearls.  Some ribbon, twine, and sequins also speak to the girly girl in me!

I love the Zing Cricket Green embossing powder on the BIRTHDAY sentiment.  I don't think I ever used it!  The finished card reminds me of my preppy days in high school, especially this color palette.  It makes me very HAPPY!!

Hope you play along and thanks for visiting my blog!  I love to read your comments!

Stamps - Hero Arts Five Lines Background, Hip Hip Hurray, Antique Flowers and Butterflies
Paper - Hero Arts Foliage layering papers, Neenah Solar White, Core'dinations
Inks - Hero Arts Green Hills Mid-Tone Shadow Ink, Memento Danube Blue Dye Ink, Versamark Watermark
Dies - Antique Flowers and Butterflies, MFT Fishtail Flags, Papertrey Ink One Liners Happy Die
Other - Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Zing Cricket Embossing Powder, Hero Arts Pearls, Hemptique Twine, Studio Calico sequins, Wink of Stella Marker, May Arts Chevron ribbon

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February 01, 2014

Give-Away Winner Announced!

Since I haven't heard from the first person whose name I drew, I drew another name.  The winner is JOY123 (MEADOWS)!!!  Please Flickrmail me with your e-mail and I'll send the Simon Says Stamp E-card right out to you! 

Thanks for your wonderful comment and congratulations!!!

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