Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hello Friend

The latest challenge at Hero Arts is Fabulous Flowers and ATCs, with a technique using colored pencils.


For my ATC, I stamped the bicycle and clear embossed it then ink distressed with some distress inks, then water splotched the sky. I punched out some mini flowers and added them to the basket, and stamped the sentiment after cutting it apart to fit.


The ATC looked a little lonely by itself, so I mounted it on a kraft card and then layered it on to some dark brown cardstock, both of which were stamped with Large Canvas Stripes. I used more of Kiara's pink seam binding for a scrunched bow. Now my ATC has a home.

Stamps: All Hero Arts
Cardstock: Paper Accents, Stampin Up
Ink: Versamark, Ranger distress inks
Other: Clear embossing powder, flower punch, seam binding from Kiara, pop dots

30 comments:

  1. I loved this when I saw it over on Flickr Donna... the canvas stripes look fabulous as the background.

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  2. Gorgeous card Donna, a great technique!
    Clairexx

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  3. This is absolutely stunning, Donna! I love everything about it!

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  4. Wow Donna, what a gorgeous ATC. I love it's new home as well. I agree with Dawn those canvas stripes look fantastic as a background xoxoxoxo

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  5. This is fabulous Donna, I love your distressed background so beautiful.

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  6. So wonderful and beutiful like always.

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  7. This is great Donna! I love the idea of mounting your ATC! I've always wondered what to do with them, so I've never made one.

    Arabella

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  8. Totally gorgeous, Donna! You make me want to get the bicycle stamp, love love love it!! Have a beautiful week, my sweet friend!

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  9. Love the unique idea you came up with...the ATC card! It is beautiful and love the pretty background!! :))

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  10. Love the white embossing against the distressed backgrounds. Very eye-catching.

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  11. this is wonderful! I am so amazed at how WIDE your talent is! so beautiful and thank you for sharing your technique/secrets! it really helps and I am so glad to be inspired by you! have a wonderful hump day!

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  12. I think the ATC would have been fine alone but I love the way you've added it to a card, Donna! Gorgeous distressing and love those tiny, pink flowers in the basket!

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  13. Oh WOW Donna, love the white bicycle against that gorgeous, colored background! Really lovely work!!!

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  14. Love this so much, Donna! Just love it ALL! :)

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  15. Wonderful card Donna! Gr8 scene, the background is fabulous! Nice touch with the flowers in the basket. Hope ur having a wonderful day. :)

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  16. gorgeous inking on the ATC! such a simple and beautiful card, Donna! love love it!

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  17. This is just lovely! Great colors!

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  18. I so love your take on this ATC!! You are so inspiring, Donna!

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  19. There are those canvas stripes again! I must get my hands on that stamp! Donna, you amaze me every time. I love how you stamped that bike off the edge and your sponging couldn't be more beautiful. This is my new favourite of yours!!

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  20. Hey Donna! Wowzers on this card! Luv when you make these scenes with the distress inks. I don't have the courage . . . I'll be inspired by yours! How's the freaky weather?

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  21. Wow!!!! Donna! This is amazing!!!! I love what you did with the distress inks in the background! :)

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  22. Donna what a beauty!!! Love the distressing and the look of white embossing against it! Perfect!

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  23. So cute so cute so cute...I just adore this card!

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  24. The background is stunning, LOVE that bicycle embossed!

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  25. You are a genius. How is it that you can turn stamps I don't really like into a really cute card?

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