Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hero Arts 90 Minute 'Distress/Shabby' Challenge - Feb. 19 2011

Hero Arts Stamps  + (Ranger Inks + Water)  + Watercolor Paper
I got my crafty on yesterday! (Too tired to do anything else: Sami has been bottle feeding baby lambs/goats at all hours and I am her 'bottle warming' assistant,  plus, it was a snowing/blustering/ever so nasty day outside...)

Hannah, one of the ever so talented girls at the Hero Arts Flickr site hosted a 90 minute challenge yesterday.  The only thing we knew prior to the challenge, was the time the hostess had it scheduled.  I clued in about, oh, 30 minutes prior to the challenge during one of my 'surfing' moments:)

At the appointed 'time' - the hostess post the challenge guidelines and all participants have 90 minutes to make, photograph/scan, and post online their creation.

Yes.  Stressful!

Yesterday's challenge was to either 1).  To use the HA Woodgrain Background stamp (not in my crafty room - yet); or, 2.)  Do some sort of distressed/shabby creation.

I went for distressed shabby!

Supplies/Techniques Used:
Technique: Distress Inks/water on craft mat, then stamps onto that, and stamped onto watercolor paper. Used a water color brush to fill in colors on top image - which was cut out and added to Italian Poetry (note to self:  do not use little micro detail scissors with thick watercolor paper! ACK!).

Edges of papers were distressed.

HA stamps:
Italian Poetry, Butterfly Flowers and sentiment from Find Joy.

Other supplies:  Lace ribbon, SU linen thread, a HA craft envelope, and purple card stock from Archivers.

Thanks for looking!


Elise said...

Oh, DEAR! Where to begin!?! Let's start with exhaustion... Been there, done that TWICE - that's enough for ME! But YOU GUYS are professionals! It's great experience for the girl, but WHEN or WHEN does mom get to say "let me know how THAT turned out?" heh heh Once day... sniff... and then we'll want BACK IN! I'm sure!

But, amidst ALL THAT, and fffff-freezing temps - um, yeah, you just whipped this lil' gem on out in an HOUR! With a gun to your head? Oh, honey - you're my SHEro! I'm dazzled by the layers of shabby goodness and down right dying of curiosity to see that tutorial, for sure! This here card is GRADE A - OUTSTANDING! Yee Haw, GIRL!

P.S. Saw you over at W2S, FIRST! So you TOTALLY qualifiy! :o)

Karen said...

You got your {Pretty} on!! I love using Distress inks & water on a craft mat, but don't think I've ever used it quite that way....sounds like a great one to try! :>

Not getting sleep after/during a nasty bug can't be helping you right now. :< Cute baby animals do help with the smile factor (though probably not if your so tired you're bumping into walls). Glad you got some play time in there too! :>:>

Laura O'Donnell said...

great job with the speed crafting!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the distressing! Hope the bummers are doing well! Sami is so caring with the animals.