Monday, April 9, 2012

Playing Favorites with A Blog Named Hero

I hope that you have all heard about the new kid on the "blog" (although the owners/founders, Mary Dawn and Linda are not new),it's called A Blog Named Hero, and it's dedicated to those who love all things Hero Arts!

They are holding their first challenge which ends on the 10th of April, so not much time left to play!  And guess what, you have to use your favorite Hero Arts product!  Phew, easy one!  I LOVE my Antique Engravings clear set!  Here is my card which I will also add to this months' Hero Arts contest as it uses one of their sketches.


And here is my card using one of the wonderful butterflies in the Antique Engravings clear set.


Paper: notecard (Hero Arts); strip of cardstock (PTI); designer paper (MME); SSS Watercolour paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; HA Poppy Chalk Ink; Copics; Broken China & Peeled Paint distress stains
Stamps: Hero Arts (K5376 (Hydrangea); CL383 (Antique Engravings); CL342 (sentiment set))
Other: Circle Punch (EK Success); Scalloped Punch (Stampin' Up); Washi Tape (Freckled Fawn); Corner Chomper; Perfect Pearls mist

I first stamped the Hydrangea stamp several times with the Poppy Chalk ink to create a soft background.  I then laid down my strips of washi tape from Freckled Fawn, cardstock and designer paper.  I created the circle by covering it with distress stains, letting it dry and then spraying it with Perfect Pearls mist for a nice shine and popped it up with dimensional foam onto the card. I stamped, coloured and trimmed my butterfly, adding a little bit of glossy accents on the yellow spots.

I love CAS sketches like these, they really help me a lot when trying to put a card together!

I hope you enjoy my card today, and thank you for the visit! Hopefully you had time to contribute to this first challenge!


15 comments:

Maureen Morton said...

Oh, this is one of my favorites, too! This card has such a fresh look with these great colors. You really punched it with these great papers, too. Wonderful!

Barb said...

Oh, Brenda, what a beautiful card! I love the subtle stamping in the background with the hydrangea! Your butterfly is gorgeous and I love the colors too! :)

Lisa said...

LOVE the hydrangea in the background Brenda. And your DPs on an angle look wonderful (might CASE this!!). Very pretty ;)

cheiron said...

This is GORGEOUS! I love the Hydrangea backround. How clever!

Agata said...

That's a wonderful take at that sketch! Happy Easter to you, too! :)

Chari Moss said...

Beautiful! I love your colors & the background is fabulous!

Robin K. said...

I love the images from that Antique Engravings set too :) I really like how you used the sketch! Your subtle stamped bg is so pretty!

Kathy (krolski) said...

So pretty! I love your stamped background!

Rosemary said...

your card is so bright and cheerful, brenda! love the beautiful butterfly...

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the hydrangea stamping, Brenda, and that butterfly is just GORGEOUS! The glossy accents is a FAB detail!

Kristina said...

great color combo here, and layout = well done!

xo, Kristina
Visiting from A Blog Named Hero
Please stop by and say hello :)
www.pearlgateway.com

Linda said...

fantastic card! I love that you kept it bright and happy even wtih a more serious sentimetn. just lovely!

Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge!

Good lucK!
Linda

A Blog Named Hero

Jacqueline said...

This is sooo pretty Brenda!!

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful take on the sketch, Brenda! I love the hydrangea BG, too!

walchowDesign said...

Have never seen a hydrangea bg before and I love how you made it, wonderful!