Archives for May 2012
We had 57 fun and fabulous entries for our third challenge, Topsy Turvy! Our random winner takes home a $25 Simon Says Stamp Gift Voucher and our Heroines take home bragging rights and a nifty badge for their blog or Flickr stream!
First up, the random winner, entrant #16, Jennifer! Email us at ABlogNamedHero@gmail.com to learn how to receive your prize!
And now for our Heroines, in no particular order:
Welcome to Challenge #4: Dust ‘Em Off! This is your chance to haul out those items that you loved when you first saw them, but for whatever reason, have been languishing on the shelf. Dust those stamps (or other seldom or never used items) off and make a card or other project and enter it in the inlinkz thingy below.
Remember to link to the specific post or entry that contains your project. As always, our rules are linked at the top of the blog. Have fun dusting off those treasures.
|Mary Dawn Quirindongo|
Mary Dawn’s Card:
We’re here today with a very special post!!
Today, we wanted to ‘send’ some CONGRATULATIONS cards to the wonderful, amazing Jennifer McGuire, who had her baby yesterday!
Jennifer, you are *such* a huge inspiration to us all, we’re so blessed to have you in our lives. We want to send you and your new baby girl all the love and happiness in the world!
So here are our cards for Baby McGuire (who we’re all still waiting desperately to see!)
Congratulations again beautiful girl! (and congratulations Baby! You’ve got an amazing Mama!)
With lots of love from
The A Blog Named Hero Team xxxx
First the supplies for the roses panel: watercoloring paper, Distress inks, Mini mister and the Hero Arts rose stamp from Floral Blossoms set.
Stamp the image with green Distress ink on watercoloring paper.
Quickly spray the paper with water using Mini mister and the ink will start to bleed. Wait for the paper to dry, or speed up the process using the heat gun. I also recommend putting it under a pile of books to flatten it nicely (no, this is not a technique to try if you are in a hurry).
While waiting for the panel to dry/flatten, you can prepare the other roses that you can see in my finished card at the top of this post (unless you want them green). I usually use the tiniest paper scraps for this kind of stamping and as you can see on the photo, I place the stamp with the image facing up, ink the part that I want and press the paper on the stamp. I didn’t use the watercoloring technique on them, since I wanted to get a little contrast. Now you need to cut the roses, assemble it on the green image and finish the card as you want.
Before I leave, I want to share some tips (to avoid things like this):
– Try it first on some scraps, to see how much water it takes to`bleed` nicely.
– Have a good lighting to see where you are spraying the water, otherwise the image won`t `bleed` evenly (unless you want it uneven).
– I get the best results on watercoloring paper, but it works on a regular cardstock, too.
– Don`t throw away the mistakes. I flatten them and use the other side for paper piecing,…
Thanks for joining me today and you are invited to return on the 15th to see the new challenge. Hope you will play along, since our sponsor
will generously give a 25$ gift certificate to one randomly selected winner!
See you again soon!