Friday, August 10, 2012

Hero Arts Sketch Challenge & African Snow!

I like this month's challenge over at Hero Arts, Clean & Simple, right up my street.  I also used one of their sketches which I think is a really usable sketch.

Paper: notecard (HA); Neenah Solar White; Cosmo Cricket (Mini Deck: Tea for Two)
Ink: HA Cerulean Chalk Ink; Vintage Photo Distress Ink; Cocoa Momento
Stamps: Hero Arts (CL286; CL182)
Other: Washi Tape (Freckled Fawn)

See those little hearts...I covered a piece of white cardstock with some pretty Washi Tape, stamped the hearts and trimmed them out.  The little ticket with the sentiment was created using a scalloped circle punch to make the corner notches.

And now for some pictures of our time in the snow yesterday!  We drove 20 miles up the highway and played in this........





The mountain range in the distance here is Giants Castle, part of the Drakensberg Mountain range!

Yesterday was quite a treat!

Hugs to all!


18 comments:

Barb said...

How fun for you! Love your darling snowman, Bren! Your card is beautiful - those little hearts look perfect!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Great idea for the colorful hearts Brenda! Can't believe there was enough snow to make this adorable snowman.

Sue Lelli said...

Brenda, Your card is Darling! LOVE those hearts and your colors!
Also don't know why but i never thoght about it snowing in Africa! Great pics!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful mtn. range! Seeing the snow so reminds me of the Northwest. I said I wouldn't miss the snow, but really I think I do!
You're getting pretty clever with the washi tape! Love how you made those hearts, and I agree- those sketches this month are nice :)

Lisa said...

Great card Brenda, I just bought some washi tape yesterday! What a cute snowman you made, looks like a fun day ;)

Rosemary said...

lovely take on the sketch, brenda! so fun you got to play in the snow!

Robin K. said...

What a sweet take on the sketch!!! Love the trio of washi tape hearts!!! We had such hot and humid weather here today that looking at your pics of the snow makes me feel cooler:). Glad to see you having fun in it-great snowman!

Cindy C. said...

It's fun to play with snow, isn't it?! Very pretty card Brenda!

Judy1223 said...

Now THAT is quite a sight...snow? It's hot as blazes here! Cool snowman...looks like you all had fun!

I love your card...you do such a good job with CAS cards, and it is a great sktech, too. Just lovely...and cool tip re: making the ticket shape!

alexandra s.m. said...

I love your card and your take on the sketch!
Makes me want to have a go at it ;-))
and thank you for sharing snippets of your life...I love learning a little bit more each post and these pictures are just fab'

Thank You~

Dawn said...

Lovely card Brenda. Looks like a fun day in the snow.

Trinh said...

The snow looks so pretty & fun! I love how you created the hearts on your pretty card. I like the sketch too and hopefully I will find some time to create something with it. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Virginia L. said...

This is SO beautifully done, Brenda! I love like the colors and stamps that you chose for this design! And how FUN to see snow in S. Africa! You look FABULOUS with the snow! Thanks for sharing!

Stella said...

A clean a simple sketch and the addition of that strip with flourishes is lovely. Fab use of Washi tape too:)
A day in the snow; we hardly had any summer here so far now the weather is finally very summmer-y) and at this very moment I am not in the mood for snow yet...heehee
But it's great to hear you had a wonderful day!

Martha said...

Hi, Brenda!

What a FUN post this is! I love all the SWEET photos you've shared. They put a BIG smile on my face.

Love your CAS card with the darling hearts and fabulous sentiment!

P.S. Can you please send some of that beautiful white stuff (that we rarely see) our way? Our weatherman announced we will be getting a COOL front in the next few days. Can you believe it? It will be dropping to 99, 98, and 97 degrees?!! I may need to pull out my coat! HA!

Have a wonderful day!
BIG HUGS!

Michelle said...

Adorable snowman! Love the pics of your family!
Beautiful card, Brenda! Love the stamps and the creative use of washi tape!

Maureen Morton said...

Wow, Brenda - now that I am back it is great to see your snow pix! Hard to image that you have snow when I just left 110 degree heat. Looks like such fun. I "simply" adore this card - great color combo and I am such a sucker for hearts. This is so delicate and sweet. Hope things are settling in for you - have you in my heart.

Emily Leiphart said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda! I love your clever way of creating washi hearts and the notched ticket corners. Looks like you had a lot of fun playing in the snow!