Wednesday, February 2, 2011

find joy every day

The last challenge at the Hero Arts blog was to create a card with inspiration from their new 2011 catalog. The whole catalog is gorgeous--I love the cover!--and brimming with fabulous ideas.


My card is based on this card by Jennifer McGuire featured in the new Hero Arts technique video Hero Hues. I caught a glimpse of it in the preview, using the new silhouette stamp Musical Walk and some tone on tone stamping.



                                                                      
Card by Jennifer McGuire
Photo courtesy of  Hero Arts' video




I simplified her card and created this.  I used the Large Canvas Stripes DB and the Raindrop Background DB and lots of Hero Arts pearls.  I love the mixed fonts on the sentiment, and the lace on the bottom was a gift from a friend.

Now to practice "kissing"--the next technique for this month's challenge at Hero Arts. You can watch Shari Carroll demonstrate it here in her video tutorial. Wish me luck...


Stamps: All Hero Arts
Cardstock: Paper Accents
Ink: Hero Arts shadow ink, Ranger distress ink, Versafine
Other: lace, pearls

32 comments:

  1. Love your take on Jennifer's card. Must have that canvas stripe background!

    Just found your blog thanks to Deirdre's blog and I'm very glad I did! Ger x.

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  2. Adore what you created - stunning.

    Left a little something for you on my blog! Hugs to you.

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  3. Love your take on Jennifers card Donna is really beautiful. I love the way you use Kraft it always looks so elegant.

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  4. LOVE your card....another Silhouette stamp I think I need.....LOVE it!!

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  5. Such a sweet image! Love your take on Jennifer's card!

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  6. Wow! Such a gorgeous take on Jennifer's card! Beautifully done, Donna!

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  7. Lovely Card ... Love the classic beauty of it!
    Note to self ... must use more Kraft (You use it in such wonderful ways)

    Hugs
    Suze x

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  8. Love both of these cards. You made me buy that classic fabric design cling background stamp because of one of your cards! I love your work!

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  9. Wow, Donna, this is simply gorgeous! I love your take on Jennifer's card using neutrals. That little bit of lace is the perfect embellishment!

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  10. Great take on Jennifer's card - such a lovely image! Jo x

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  11. how adorable are these cards, must resist must resist must resist.. sigh, i'm trying sooo hard not to accumulate anymore STUFF. you're not helping, lol!

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  12. now isn't this card so sweet! love what you did, the colors chosen and that sentiment is so fabbie! I do...don't I...lol! (find joy everyday) okie dokie. have a wonderful hump day!

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  13. Ahhh...love this! Hero Arts background stamps are the BEST! The 2 you have used are a couple of my faves ;D Perfect for pairing with that gorgeous silhouette stamp. I haven't picked that one up yet, but I guess I better...lol! HA should put you on commission! Gorgeous work, my friend ;D Hugz, Cheryl

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  14. You card just ROCK, Donna! Don't you just love those Silhouette stamps?! Your card is a winner for sure!! Hugs!

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  15. Your take on Jennifer's card is brilliant Donna! Your sentiment and those pearls bring it to life, love it!

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  16. Love your card Donna, it's beautiful! Wonderful mix of backgrounds and the lace and pearls are such the perfect accents for the silhouette image! Another amazing card! :)

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  17. Love the neutral colors! Makes me want silhouette stamps!

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  18. yes, I agree...find joy in every day. ...Be happy always!

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  19. Love everything about your card, Donna!

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  20. ooh, love your version of this card especially all of those pearls!!

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  21. great take on her card! sweet card!

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  22. gorgeous card Donna. Love the soft colours you used.

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  23. So BEAUTIFUL in kraft tones Donna, and the added ecru coloured lace with the kraft=PERFECTION!!

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  24. Both cards are gorgeous! Love the monochromatic tones paired with the silhouette image!

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  25. gorgeous card, Donna!! it's always a treat to see your cards, girl! your work always looks so effortless and soothing. love love love this!! love ya, too! =)

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  26. Hi Donna! I could use some of that Hawaiian sunshine! :) I love your card. I love the added pearls and lace. So pretty! Good luck with the kissing technique. I haven't tried it yet either.

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  27. Lovely, gorgeous caards since my last visit Donna! I so enjoyed my visit to LA and to the CHA. I were so lucky to meet all the guys from HeroArts - now I´m back home with a terrible jetlag :)
    Hugs Sanne

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  28. These are absolutely gorgeous card, Donna!

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  29. Love your card, Donna. I was lucky to make Jennifer's card in her class in December!

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  30. Fabulous card! Lovely use of the silhouette!

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