It’s Mateja here with my first solo post of this year. Since I introduced myself yesterday, I wanted to continue with some of my favourite (Hero Arts) things in card making.
I experimented a little today and coloured this beautiful butterfly with Inktense Pencils and also Distress Markers. These two mediums are my last splurges in the colouring department and I wanted to make a comparison. I used similar colours (four of each) and some watercolour paper.
some texture to it with Tiny Ink Spots stamp and Hero Arts Soft Pool
Shadow ink. I added some Perfect Pearls over one of them and glued them
on card bases. Silver marker for some stitching on the edges, foam
squares behind butterflies and rounded corners to finish these two
cards. When that was done, I thought that they were missing something so
I started playing with some different coloured sequence. A glued a few
turquoise sequins in a diagonal direction for some extra bling and that
did the trick.
Thank you for joining me today, but don’t forget to come back tomorrow for our first challenge of this year and have a go at winning a $25 Gift Voucher from our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp.
Have a great day!
Michelle here! Well, Christmas is almost upon us, and
it’s the time of year that we sit back and reflect on the year that has
been. I’ve had a brilliant year with A Blog Named Hero, mainly because
of the wonderful designers I get to play with! One of those designers
who has become a good friend of mine is Christine Drogt. Here’s a post
she did in February this year (which happens to be my 2014 favourite).
It’s Christine with a brand new video.
Do you like reading? I wish I had more time to read, but I can’t stop
crafting in my free time. 🙂 I still love bookmarks and they also make a
nice little gift for friends who love to read. So I took out some Hero
Arts goodies and some of the awesome supplies from Elle’s Studio and
created a video on this bookmark:
so see the how-to (and also the beautiful back with paper from Elle’s
studio – so sorry I have no photo of that).
love to play with all kinds of watercolor to create ombre effects or
rainbows. Well, this is only a part of a rainbow, but it looks bright
and makes me smile.
Michelle here again – please make sure you check out Christine’s original post HERE to see her video, and also her product list.
I decided that I wanted to CASE Christine’s bookmark to make a little gift I could send in the mail. Here’s what I made:
I cut out the bookmark shape, and shaped the top with a Stampin’ Up
punch. I used the same stamp as Christine, Hero Arts/Basic Grey, “Flower
Dot Pattern” (one of my favourites) with Versamark and white heat
embossed it using Hero Arts embossing powder. I then got out my Kuretake
watercolour palette and added some gorgeous colour in some of
Christine’s favourite shades (aqua and teal, and some blue as well).
After that was dry, I die cut the word “hello” from the bookmark, and
also from some white cardstock. I then used my ATG gun to completely
identically cut piece of cardstock and stuck the watercoloured piece to it (I used a heavy weight cardstock that
has a hammered texture). Then it was a matter of sticking the white
die cut word into the space in the watercoloured card, and adding in the
teeny tiny bits of watercoloured die cut card into the h, the e and the
two ls. I added some coloured ribbon attached with a bow of white
twine, and it’s done!
Then I decided I liked this idea WAY too much to only make one, so I went a bit crazy……..
And you know I love a rainbow!!!
It’s Wanda Guess checking in with you today and I’m so excited to be back at A Blog Named Hero as your guest designer for today! Hasn’t this month been awesome? So many great crafters, and so much fabulous inspiration. I have really enjoyed looking at the posts each day….and now it’s my turn! Thanks Linda and Mary Dawn for inviting me!
Thank you all for checking out my project and
Hello everyone! It’s Teresa here today with my solo post for September. I can’t believe Summer is already over and another school year has begun. This week is super busy for me at home and at school because my mom is undergoing a major surgery and I will have to be her primary caregiver until she recovers, since I’m the oldest in the house.
With the new school year I know some of you who have young children will also feel overwhelmed and anxious, because this is when they tend to have temper tantrums! For some of you, it may mean a new schedule to follow as your school-day routine needs some adjustments. All these worries and stress can leave us frustrated, or unmotivated to do other things such as crafting. I am definitely feeling the lows in my crafting recently and wanted to share how I got through it with you all! What helped me the most was talking to one of my good friends about what I’m experiencing and let me tell you, it did wonders! We all have our highs and lows and I’m so glad I made the time to sit down and have a good long chat with her. I encourage anyone who is going through good moments or devastating ones, to share those emotions with someone you trust. You will be surprised at the encouragement and support you get. For this, I had the motivation to make these cards today. This month we are featuring Winnie and Walter stamps so be sure to use them if you have some!
And remember that no matter what, there will always be a rainbow after the rain 🙂