Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Hero Arts' April challenge




The theme for this month's challenge at Hero Arts is Home & Mother's Day. Shari is this week's featured artist and she's sharing different card folds. She happened to share my favorite--easel cards--so I had to play along.





I wanted to use some new stamps that I got as my prize for the felt cupcake card and the new Tim Holtz bird cage die that my mail carrier recently delivered.



My hubby suggested that I tilt the bird cage to give it some interest. And I listened. Lots of embossing and ink distressing and I'm pretty pleased with the result. And no Copics were used!

Thanks for visiting! Have a great Wednesday!


Stamps: Hero Arts, Stampin Up
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned paper: Basic Grey Eva
Ink: Ranger Distress ink, Versamark
Other: Tim Holtz bird cage die, Martha Stewart 3-in-one butterfly punch,
clear embossing powder, pearls, pop dots

33 comments:

  1. Great card Donna, love that cage die, love the colours you have chosen so pretty.

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  2. Oh, Donna, I ADORE this card! Love the subtle background patterns of the script and branch, and your coloring wizardry! Just gorgeous, and another winner, I think!!

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  3. LOVE this Card...I got mine in the mail too and can't wait to PLAY with it!!!! Your Card is Perfect!!!

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  4. Absolutely GORGEOUS girl! Love the sweet Shabby/Chic look to it. Or vintage maybe? Well, either way, it's amazing in my book! Birdcages are so in right now-LOVE it!

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  5. Beautiful card, Donna! Love that your spouse weighed in on it, too -- (AND that you listened!) ;) Love the butterflies and the birdcage.

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  6. Oh Donna your card is lovely! You lucky thing getting the Tim Holtz birdcage - every time it comes into the shops here in the UK it is out of stock within seconds! So eventually I'll get it. But your card has given me inspiration already

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  7. Swoon!!!! This is just lovely, actually breathtakingly so! Jo x

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  8. Great job on your card, Donna. Love the distressing you did in the background and like your husband's idea of tilting the cage.

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  9. what a lovely wife you are!! And yes, the DH is almost always right (the emphasis is on "almost"-heehee). Well, your DH is so right in this-tilt the cage! LOVE this easel card, Donna! That bird cage is heavenly with this yummy color combo!

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  10. what a GORGEOUS card Donna.. your DH was so right about tilting the cage, made it a breathtaking one!! Think that your DH gave advice and you listen are so romantic!! what a perfect couple.. big hugs!!

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  11. Wowie Donna! Luv that you didn't use any copics to achieve such an elegant look with this card! Hubby did good on his suggestion and all your distressing and embossing is always an eye pleaser! :) Luvn it lots!

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  12. Beautiful design, Donna! Oh oh, I'm loving that bird cage, is this bad? Love how you did the background and love your placement of those butterflies. So cute that your DH had some input--and that you listened, lol! Great job. Thanks for the heads up today, you could have called and woken me, heehee!

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  13. This is just a stunner. Wow.... love all the details you managed to include. So fun .. playing with new stamps. Thanks so much for the congrats and your vote for the Dream Team... we really appreciate it.

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  14. what an awesome card! I do love the color combo...the butterflies are so sweet too! love that you did tilt that bird cage. it added that affect...love easel cards too! I just need to learn to decorate them more =) thank you so much for my goodies! I received them last night! so happy and can't wait to use them! how do I use the paper? can I learn from the pro! have a good day!

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  15. What a NO copic card Miss DDDD?? The results are smashing!! Love the TILTED cage and the colors are so rich too. Loved reading about Ivy and her beautiful family. One day it might be me. many hugs my friend
    Kathy

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  16. This is absolutely stunning!
    The bird cage looks amazing! And the colors are beautiful. Great Job!

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  17. Wonderful distressing! And that birdcage is so realistic - has such color and depth to it, fabulous! Sometimes, I will ask DH for advice and tidbits too! :)

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  18. such a treat to see your card, Donna! i love love love this! the distressing/inking is so beautiful and amazing! love that tilted bird cage, too! yum!

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  19. So gorgeous Donna! I just got the bird cage too! I love what you did with it! Love the colours that you used.

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  20. Wow, this is beautiful, Donna! Love love love this card! These colors are great!

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  21. don't you just love it when hubby has an interest in what you're doing! love that birdcage die and the extra lovely touches w/ your HA stamps!

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  22. WOW WOW WOW!!! Just LOVE LOVE this card! GORGEOUS!

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  23. Donna... very impressive... I so want that die cut... love how hubby had such a great idea about the tilting of it... perfect!!!!

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  24. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Love the distressing and the tilted birdcage. Your hubby was right on with that suggestion ;D And do I detect a bit of script added to your dotty background? Brilliant!

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  25. You have a clever hubby Donna! Great idea to tilt the bird cage - love it!

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  26. What a beauty!!! I can't believe YOU did not use any Copics LOL!!So nice to have your hubby's input too...he was spot on right too!

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  27. I've been under water for the last 10 days - love this! Spouse gave me the bird cage die for my birthday and I've made one thing with it, but nothing this good! Love it!

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  28. This is drop dead gorgeous, Donna! I adore every inch of it, awesome inking technique!! You totally ROCK!!

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  29. Beautiful! Love the kraft and pink together! The easel card, tilt and lace background are all so wonderful together!

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  30. Gasp! No Copics?! This is just more proof of how amazingly talented you are Donna... oh and props to your hubby too, I really like the tilted birdcage! :)

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