January 31, 2011
January 29, 2011
January 28, 2011
I printed the image on Copic Express paper and colored using Copic markers. Next, I lightly distressed this panel using Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. Stickles were added to the hearts. The blue background was created by distressing white cardstock with Faded Jeans and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. Stamps (Tiffany Doodles, Sentiment Hero Arts CL497)
January 27, 2011
INSPIRATION BY TIFFANY:
And here's my take using my colored pencils and Tiffany's truly elegant piece of art.
I stamped the floral image using Tea Dye Distress Ink and colored over the stamped image using my Prismacolor colored pencils. Next, I distressed this using Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and stamped the script using Pumice Stone Distress Ink. The kraft paper was stamped with Hero Arts' Envelope Pattern with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The edges were distressed using Walnut Stain Distress Ink. All Stamps Hero Arts K5344, S5507, CG170, CL140)
Now be sure to head over to Tiffany's blog to see what she's done with her colored pencils!
January 26, 2011
Today, I also have one more sneak peek at a new release by Tiffany Doodles (different Tiffany... ). This floral stamp is called Nicotiana and will be available on Friday, January 28th. Here's a look at the entire set together:
January 25, 2011
COLLABORATION CHALLENGE: Follow Tiffany's great sketch! Yep, not only does Tiffany make fun, trendy cards but you can turn to her blog for lots of great card sketches. And if you upload your card to an online card gallery, be sure to tag it with the sketch title so we can check it out! :)
Now, be sure to visit Tiffany's blog to see what she came up with her sketch.
January 24, 2011
I am so excited to announce that this week will be a special version of "Inspired by..." The SUPER talented and ultra kind Tiffany Johnson and I will be putting our crafting heads together for a collaboration week. So lets get started; shall we? Here are the details for today.
INSPIRATION CARD BY TIFFANY:
COLLABORATION CHALLENGE: use Hero Arts Envelope Pattern PLUS Lawn Fawn Petite Florals
Here is my take using these awesome stamps and Tiff's inspiration card seen above:The flowers were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers. The background was first distressed using Wild Honey Distress Ink. I then stamped the Envelope Pattern stamp using Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. Stamps (Hero Arts S5507, Lawn Fawn Petite Florals, Sentiment Papertrey Ink)
Be sure to pop over to Tiffany's blog to see what marvelous creation she came up with featuring these exact stamps. I know it will be incredible!!!Before I go I also wanted to share that there are lots of fun things happening over on the Tiffany Doodles blog this week, including a release countdown to some new beautiful images. Here's a peek at a card I made using the new stamp Angel Trumpet. It will be available for download on Friday, January 28. Thanks for visiting today! We'll see you tomorrow with Day 2 of my collaboration week with Tiffany Johnson!
January 22, 2011
The coffee images were stamped on Copic Express Paper and colored with Copic markers. After coloring, the center panel was distressed with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. The background was embossed using a Sizzix embossing folder. Once embossed, I distressed this further using Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.Thanks again for visiting this week! Hope you have a creative weekend!! :) HUGS!
January 21, 2011
I love that Dina has done a scrapbook page about herself and her idea to use a page of prompts makes for a great starting off point. (It also helps that Dina's handwriting is to-die-for cute!). Dina's circles at the top of her page are filled with juicy blended color. And I love her stitching, too! Finally, I love the contrast of the bright circles with the nuetral of the kraft and black text.
Here is my take, first shared on the HA blog hop last week:
Details on how this was created from white cardstock are available HERE.
Thanks again for visiting, my friends. I'll be back tomorrow with a brand new Purple Onion Designs card. Oh and I'll leave you a little teaser about something I am sooo excited about for next week--->
January 20, 2011
Here is my take. I just had to make something with that lovely pink (not a color I usually turn to) and orange.
This card began entirely as white cardstock. I die cut the shape from Labels 8 Nestabilities die cut. I then stamped the Hero Arts foliage images using light Tea Dye Distress Ink. I colored over these stamped images with pink, orange, green, purple, and brown colored pencils. I then added Broken China Distress Ink and flicked it with water to create the water spots. The bottom portion of the card was inked with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and the Hero Arts grid background was stamped using Pumice Stone Distress Ink. Finally, I added Distress Stickles in Antique Linen to the foliage images.
Thanks for looking!
All Stamps Hero Arts
January 19, 2011
More info on how this was created coming soon- I'm hoping to do a video for this technique. :) HUGS and see you tomorrow!
January 18, 2011
Here is my take. I was especially inspired by Dina's colors:
Thanks so much for popping by and thanks for all of you who have been leaving me such encouraging and sweet comments. You keep me enthused and inspired! HUGS!
All Stamps Hero Arts: CL272, CL482
January 17, 2011
Here is my take:
This card started entirely as white cardstock. The Hero Arts Friends Background was stamped with black ink on white cardstock and then colored using Walnut Stain Distress Ink. This background was then splattered (yep- such fun to make a mess!) with watered down acrylic paint. The teal background was created by distressing white cardstock with Broken China and Peeled Paint Distress Ink. Next, I stamped this with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and the new Hero Arts Envelope Pattern. Finally, the red and orange panel was covered with Rusty Hinge and Fired Brick Distress Ink then flicked with water to create the water spots.
Thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow with another stunning piece of art by Dina. :)
All Stamps Hero Arts: CL153, CG125, S5507
January 16, 2011
It's time for "Inspired by..." Purple Onion Designs style! :) I love, love, LOVE this elegant card by Darien (in fact everything she does makes my jaw drop- you must check out her BLOG)!
All Stamps Purple Onion Designs (Early 1900's Music Background, Vintage Butterfly Set, and Doodle Flower Sentiment Set)
January 15, 2011
Well, sadly it is our last day of inspiration with Jana. You will definitely want to add HER BLOG to your favorites so you can continue to check out her simply magnificent cards. And thanks soooo much Jana for allowing me to share your work this week!! I can't get enough of this one:
Here is my take: Thanks again for visiting this week--I'm sending each and every one of you BIG hugs! Oh, and I'll see you tomorrow with another card featuring my favorite Purple Onion Butterflies!
All Stamps Hero Arts (CL272, S5507, S5506)
January 14, 2011
Happy Friday! Here's our next card by Jana:
Here is my take. I just had to make some big blue flowers against a brown background!
I hope you have all had a wonderful week! I know I have really enjoyed visiting all the blogs on the Hero Hostess Blog Hop this week. Tomorrow is Saturday (gotta love weekends!) and I am looking forward to teaching class at my LSS with a fun group of stampers. AND I will have one more gorgeous card by Jana tomorrow!
All Stamps Hero Arts (CL490, CG138, CG194)
January 13, 2011
This next card by Jana has such a unique design:
Don't you love the way she has used a portion of the die cut? The leaves look so pretty layered with the text. And that cute flower? It just makes me smile!!
Here is my take:
This card was created entirely using white cardstock (except the green banner strip). The top portion of the die cut was distressed with Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain Distress Ink, then stamped with Mementos Tuxedo Black Ink. The bottom portion of the die cut was distressed and stamped with Crushed Olve Distress Ink. After stamping this portion, I flicked it with water to create the splotches. The flower was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink and colored using Warm Honey and Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. The dots and center were added with a white gel pen.
Thanks for visiting- see you tomorrow!
All Stamps Hero Arts (CG125, H5481, S5507)
January 12, 2011
Here is our next card by Jana:
Here is my take:
I also wanted to share a video for a simple card that I did for my LSS, Mementos. You can see the video HERE.
All Stamps Hero Arts (CL487, H5489)
January 11, 2011
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My first card features one of my new favorite cling stamps, CG248 Large Solid Flower: This card began entirely as white paper. I inked the brown background using Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The flower was inked with various colors of Distress Ink, spritzed lightly with water and then stamped. Once dry, I used a black colored pencil to add a little shading to the center of the petals. Finally, I added the script using Hero Arts La Letter (K5344) by inking it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and removing portions of the ink with a baby wipe before stamping. The sentiment is from the charming Hero Arts clear set (CL389 Mi Casa).
My second card uses this new clear set full of dotty-goodness, CL482 Dots N Flowers:
Thanks again for visiting---please leave a comment because every comment left along the hop gives you a chance to win new 2011 Hero Arts stamps! :)
Now, your next hop along the way is the blog of the talented Judy Jung--click HERE to visit her blog and see what she's created using some of her favorite new 2011 Hero Arts stamps!
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