|Challenge # 46|
This is the last time for Jill to be the Muse at Case Study and so therefore I wanted to play along. I loved making this card and will be submitting it to other challenges as well. The Design Team did some totally outstanding work on their creations and if you don't believe me, just check it out for yourself! Lol.
|Hero Arts Challenges|
This is a new month and that means that Hero Arts begins a new challenge. This month the challenges is all about summer. Make a card that reminds you of summer. It could be summer at the beach, could be flowers, butterflies, cool drinks, etc..... the possibilities are endless.
|Pretty Blossoms Challenge|
This is a very easy challenge because we all have flower stamps right! Still lots of time to play along in this challenge, so get out your stamps and get inky! Lol!
I made this card also for the Stamp It! Cards Week Challenge in the Moxie Fab World and you can play along too. Loads of inspiration in this new magazine and it is on shelves right now. I was floored by what was in this book and the fun thing is that I knew some of the people who had their cards published. So cool!
|Wee Memories Current Challenge|
The challenge at Wee Memories this time around is "Summer" and that can be interpreted any way you see it! I decided to go with flowers for the thing that reminded me of summer. After all the snow we had this past winter seeing big beautiful blooms is a welcome sight!
Here is my card for these challenges!
Cardstock: Autumn Leaves
Watercolour Paper: Canson 90lb/185GSM
Inks: Black StazOn, White Pigment Ink/Stampin' Up, Ranger Distress Inks - Fired Brick, Scattered
Straw, Storm Sky, Peeled Paint, Broken China, & Vintage Photo
Stamps: H5481Classic Bloom & CL342 EveryDay Sayings/Hero Arts
Markers: Black Craft Marker/Crayola, White Gel Pen/Marvy
Adhesives: Easy Glider Pro
Embossing Folder: Sizzix
This card was much faster to make than you would think! Lol. I stamped several flowers in black ink on a piece of scratch paper and then cut them all out. I then stamped my first flower in black on my 4x6 watercolour paper. Then I took one of the previously cut out flowers and placed over top of the flower I just stamped on my watercolour paper. ( Note: Repositional adhesive is the best to use here! ) This was done to prevent me from overlapping flower petals. I wanted them to look like they were underneath each other. So once this is stamped again you just peel up the cut out copy that you placed on your first stamped image and repeat the step again. All flowers were coloured with distress inks and shaded with watercoloring pencils. Then I used one of my son's school markers and filled in the black. I added some white to the centers and then stamped the sentiment in white. I hope you can understand what I mean bye the masking ( covering one image so you can stamp overtop with out overlapping.) and give this idea a try yourself.
You can purchase your Hero Arts stamps, Distress Inks, and Easy Glider adhesives at Scraptacular Images. This is a great opportunity because not many stores in Canada sell Hero Arts stamps and it helps save on shipping.
On a sad note, I wanted to share that this card is for a good friend of mine who just found out that she has breast cancer. It comes as such a shock because she is really a wonderful athlete, eats healthy, and exercises faithfully. So shocked right now like everyone who knows them! So my heart goes out to her and her family today has they begin this very tiring, stressful, and painful journey together. We are in the same age group and I keep thinking that every year younger people are getting this dreadful disease. I pray that a cure would come very soon! If you could remember her in your prayers today that would be greatly appreciated because I am sure that they need all the prayer they can get right now. Remember that the "today" you have now may never really be the same tomorrow, so love a little harder, hug a little longer, and listen while there is still time to call today living!!