Sunday, April 15, 2018

Put a Flower on it!

Hello everyone! I'm back with the April Challenge for the A Blog Named Hero. This month's theme is - Put a FLower on it. We want you to make a card with at least a flower on it.
There will be two prizes each month!  Thanks to the generosity of Hero Arts, our chosen challenge winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Hero Arts and a random challenge entry will receive a $25 gift certificate!  Please check out our challenge rules so that we don’t have to disqualify anyone from our prizes!  The challenge will close May 10th so you have plenty of time to get crafty!
Here's what I came up with.

I've used the Large Stencil Flower cling stamp from Hero Arts, which unfortunately is retired now, but there are plenty of other large floral stamps available at Hero Arts which will work just as fine!
I stamped the image with wild honey distress ink and watercolored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and Derwent Inktense Color Pencils. I messed the center of the flower so I tried to salvage it with some chunky glitter, what do you think, did I manage to salvage it?
Hop on over to the A Blog Named Hero Blog to check what my teammies have created and join the fun!

Supplies Used:

MINI MISTI Laser Etched Tool
MINI MISTI Laser Etched Tool
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Flowering Magnolia
Flowering Magnolia
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Mum Flower
Mum Flower
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Large Blossom
Large Blossom
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Intense Black
Intense Black
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Thank You
Thank You
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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Use Your Favorite Hero Arts Product

Hello everyone! I am back with the first challenge post for A Blog Named Hero. The theme for this month is 'Use your favorite Hero Arts Product'
Well, my all-time favorite Hero Arts Products are Color Layering Stamps. I just can't get enough of them! I find myself reaching out for them again and again.
Here's what I created with the Color Layering Sea Horse Set. I first created the background by smooshing Distress oxide inks in colors Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio onto watercolor paper with an acrylic block. The seahorse, starfish and seashells were stamped Hero Arts Dye Inks.
I die-cut a circle on the distress oxide ink background to create a shaker element.
Hop on over to the A Blog Named Hero Blog to check what my teammies have created and join the fun!

Supplies Used:

Sea Aquas Dye Cubes
Sea Aquas Dye Cubes
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Floral Hues Dye Cubes
Floral Hues Dye Cubes
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Hero Arts
MINI MISTI Laser Etched Tool
MINI MISTI Laser Etched Tool
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Hero Arts
Nesting Circle Infinity Dies
Nesting Circle Infinity Dies
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Hero Arts
Color Layering Seahorse
Color Layering Seahorse
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Rose Petals Dye Cubes
Rose Petals Dye Cubes
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Sunday, March 11, 2018

A Blog Named Hero - Design Team Reveal

Happy Saturday, everyone! I am back to crafting after a long break and I have some happy news to share! I'll be joining the 'A Blog Named Hero' Design Team for 2018. I am so excited! In case you did not know, A Blog Named Hero is the official challenge blog for Hero Arts.
I have been stamping since 2009 and like a lot of other stampers, my stamping journey started with Hero Arts. My very first stamps were from Hero Arts and they still remain my favorite! Needless to say, being a part of the super talented A Blog Named Hero Team is like a dream come true for me.
Now, over to a peek at my first project as a part of the A Blog Named Hero Design Team. 
Hop on over to A Blog Named Hero to check out my card.
Supplies Used:
Sea Aquas Dye Cubes
Sea Aquas Dye Cubes
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Floral Hues Dye Cubes
Floral Hues Dye Cubes
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Hero Arts
Color Layering Peacock
Color Layering Peacock
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Hero Arts
White Detail Embossing Powder
White Detail Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts
MINI MISTI Laser Etched Tool
MINI MISTI Laser Etched Tool
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Hero Arts
Embossing Tool
Embossing Tool
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Hero Arts
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
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Hero Arts
Nesting Circle Infinity Dies
Nesting Circle Infinity Dies
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Hero Arts

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Stamploration December CAS Card Challenge - Mid Month Inspiration

Hello everyone! I am so happy to be back as a guest designer for the Stamplorations CAS Card Challenge.
As usual, you need to make a CAS card, the optional color twist for this month is Gold.
Remember:
  • You can link up to 3 CAS cards.
  • You can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC to the top picks

Here's what I made

I've used the fun and adorable Trendy Christmas Trees - Shery Russ Designs Stamp and Die set to make my card. 
Hop on over to the Stamplorations blog to see what my teammates have created!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Stamplorations December CAS Card Challenge

Hello everyone! I am so happy to be back as a guest designer for the Stamplorations CAS Card Challenge.
As usual, you need to make a CAS card, the optional color twist for this month is Gold.
Remember:
  • You can link up to 3 CAS cards.
  • You can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC to the top picks

Here's what I made

I've used the fun and adorable Trendy Christmas Trees - Shery Russ Designs Stamp and Die set to make my card. And also the Art Edges CUTplorations Dies.

Hop on over to the Stamplorations blog to see what my teammates have created!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Christmas Shaker Card - Stamploration November CAS card Challenge.

Hello everyone! I am so happy to be back as a guest designer for the Stamplorations CAS Card Challenge.
As usual, you need to make a CAS card, the optional color twist for this month is Brown.

Remember:
  • You can link up to 3 CAS cards.
  • You can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC to the top picks

Here's what I made

I've used the fun and adorable Trendy Christmas Trees - Shery Russ Designs Stamp and Die set to make a CAS shaker card.
Hop on over to the Stamplorations blog to see what my teammates have created!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Stamplorations November CAS Card Challenge

Hello everyone! I am so happy to be back as a guest designer for the Stamplorations CAS Card Challenge.
As usual, you need to make a CAS card, the optional color twist for this month is Brown.

Remember:
  • You can link up to 3 CAS cards.
  • You can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC to the top picks

Here's what I made

I've used the fun and adorable Trendy Christmas Trees - Shery Russ Designs Stamp and Die set to make my card.

Hop on over to the Stamplorations blog to see what my teammates have created!