Thursday, March 26, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch 116

Here's CAS(E) this Sketch 116 brought to you by our teammate Leigh.

And here's my take on it.

Using Post It Tape, I masked off a square on the card and ink distressed
with Picked Raspberry and Wild Honey Distress inks, then spattered some water
over the inking. I attached a Hero Arts butterfly and gold embossed
a sentiment from WPlus9. Some gold sequins finished off the card.

Please visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how my teammates interpreted the sketch
and join us if you can. Link up your project(s) by Thursday, April 2nd,
and you could be our next guest designer.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Celebrating With Cacti

Have you seen cacti and succulents popping up in blogland?
Today I'm sharing a card with Hero Arts new Stamp Your Own Cactus set
paired with one of my favorite coloring mediums--watercoloring.

I stamped assorted cacti and containers with Versamark and gold embossed the images.
Hero Arts daubers were dabbed on a work surface and mixed with water, then used
to color in all the images. If you're ever in a pinch for watercolors, consider the daubers.
The colors and results are quite amazing!

I'm especially pleased with how the containers turned out. I added some gold
and green for a mossy look that gives them a bit of texture and dimension.
The cacti were "grounded" with a white embossed sentiment strip.

And a heads up, if you entered Hero Arts Nature Challenge,
the winners will be announced on the blog this Friday so stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Friday, March 20, 2015

Paper Smooches Hello Butterflies

I'm entering a card in Paper Smoohes Sparks Challenge just under the wire,
with this week's challenge being ANYTHING GOES.

Here's my "all dies" card with the new Butterfly Duet dies and ink daubers.

I was pleasantly surprised with the vibrancy from Hero Arts daubers.
They look just as bright as watercolors and the best part is, the inks are just dabbed
onto the die cuts. I sprayed some white ink on the butterflies for a bit of interest
and adhered them to the card. A die cut sentiment finished it off.

Thanks for stopping by!

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(ETA: My card was chosen as a Featured Player at Paper Smooches!)

Fruity Thanks

Today I'm up on the Hero Arts blog with a fruity thank you card.
Here you go with a sneaky peek.

Please stop by for the full card reveal and find out what I used to create
the faux watercolored background.

Also, here's a reminder that today is the last day to link up your project(s) for
Hero Arts Nature Challenge. You could be one of five winners of a
$30 shopping spree in the Hero Arts Online Store!

Hope to see you in the gallery...


Thursday, March 19, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch 115

Are you ready for Sketch 115 from CAS(E) this Sketch?
Here it is, compliments of our teammate, Sam.

Here's my simplified take on it.

Lots of gold with a strip of foil cardstock on the side, a Papertrey Ink scribble,
topped off with a Hero Arts butterfly and sentiment. And sequins.

Please stop by CAS(E) this Sketch to see how my teammies interpreted the sketch
and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, March 26th.
Hope to see you in the gallery!