First of all, I wanted you to all know about a new stamp line coming to us from our very own Danielle Walls. She’s named her stamp line Neat & Tangled, just like her blog. All of her images are hand drawn, whimsical and just adorable. She’s having release week festivities all week with giveaways and previews and on August 10th her clear made in the USA photo-polymer stamp sets will be available for purchase. Linda and I are very excited for and proud of Danielle.
Archives for August 2012
It’s Kelly here to share with you a suggestion from one of our flickr followers. Maria wanted to see some new takes on old cards, a REDO if you will 🙂 so I have 3. I actually have way more but I’m sure you have kids to feed and cards to make so you don’t want to spend all day here with me! lol
So here are the old cards in all their
ugly not so pretty glory and the much prettier new and improved version 🙂 I included the links to the old card’s post if you wanted to see how those were created.
This card I didn’t hate I just didn’t *LOVE*. Something about the box shape right in the center. So I changed the box to a banner and flipped it. I feel like a vertical card helps this particular design flow better. I stamped the flower in picked raspberry. For more color I rubbed on ripe persimmon and even more picked raspberry to blend. The banner was created by stamping the flower table cloth in versamark on glossy paper. Once dry I rubbed peacock feathers all over it and buffed off the extra. I still loved the shine of the original flower so I went over the outline with stardust stickles.
**Linda and I are so excited to have Leslie Hanna as our Guest Designer for the August 15th Challenge. We also have asked our Guest Designers to contribute one other project for the blog, so without further ado, here is Leslie’s gorgeous card using Oceans of Joy and tons of color. Thanks so much, Leslie!
Hi, there! I’m Leslie, also known around the Blogosphere as The Crooked Stamper. I am thrilled beyond words to have been asked to contribute a card to this fabulous blog! I dove right into my Hero Arts stash and made something in the “more is more” category. Here’s my card, then I’ll explain:
I wanted to introduce ink to my new-to-me Chevron background, and I chose several Distress blues and greens to color it. I declared the result to be the ocean, and pulled out my Oceans of Joy set for some fishies. I embossed them with black embossing powder, then colored them with some Faber Castel Gelatos. Love those things!
Thanks, again, to Mary Dawn and Linda for the opportunity to share one of my cards here! 🙂
We’re back with another challenge for you!
As always we’re so delighted to be sponsored by the amazing team at
Thank you to Heidi for your support!
OK Onto the challenge!
No, this doesn’t mean you have to put on a bathing suit, jump in the pool and start windmill-ing those arms! It means you have FREE RANGE! You can make A.N.Y.T.H.I.N.G you want!
As always, you don’t have to use Hero Arts products, but if you can, please do! They’re why we’re here!
We are so super excited to have a special Guest Designer with us today–the beautiful, sweet Barb Engler!!
**sorry for the typo of your surname Barb! Thanks to those of you who let me know of the error**
Now it’s your turn!!
Make a project and add it to the inlinkz tool below, before 5pm EDST on the 10th of August, to be in the draw to win