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!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Lots and Lots of Love - and some kissing, too!

Lots and Lots of Love (for the Hero Arts February 2011B Challenge)
Did my title catch your eye?

The challenge at the Hero Arts Blog this month is to make a project that features the theme love or friendship or that uses the 'kissing' technique with stamps.

The kissing technique is when you stamp one stamp image directly onto the stamping surface of another stamp to pickup the 2nd stamp's image.  Mine was done with an Apple, and a Heart frame. 

And, this card is also a Valentine's Day card, which falls into the love category!

Supplies Used:
HA Stamps Used:
Four Apples (LP125) kissed with Heart Frame (CG129)
Antique Brocade (CG102)
Valentine Sayings (CL402)
Italian Poetry Background (S1832)
Other Supplies:
Hero Arts Metallic Decor
Stampin' Up Inks, Ranger Distress Inks
Stampin' Up Kraft Card Stock, Markers
Embroidery Metalic Floss
Little Heart Punch
Mini Bag:  Archivers

Thanks for looking!