Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sharing

I wanted to share a couple of cards made recently for 2 different challenges.  This first one is for this week's Penny Black Blog challenge, to lift one of the design team's cards.  Lots and lots of inspiration there, but I knew immediately that I wanted to do a lift of Peet's card.  Did she not bring that stamp to life?  I went with a more pastel theme, but totally lifted her card:


supplies:  aqua cardstock, K&Company Brianna Block Collage dp, Girls Paperie Vintage Whimsey and Jubilee dps, Penny Black stamp #4182K Butterfly Suite, aqua pearls

And this next one was made for the Hero Arts blog challenge for this month.  One of the themes we have is flowers, so I'm a happy girl and I'll be submitting lots this month!   


supplies: white cardstock, Hero Hues Grass and Punch Layering Papers, Hero Arts CG291 Three Dotted Flowers, S5055 Floating Leaf Pattern, H5029 Flowering Flourish, CL380 Truly Appreciated, Grass chalk ink, Versamark ink and white embossing powder
For anyone who may not be familiar with the Hero Arts challenges and their Flickr group, I encourage you to find yourself some Hero stamps (you just need to use one to enter), and come and jump into the pool there.  This is the kindest, closely knit community you will ever find and I know you'll be welcomed with open arms.  Hero Arts is amazingly generous, giving away $50.00 shopping sprees  to 10 lucky people each month!  Here's a link to the blog, where you can see an example 5 days a week from their amazingly talented artists.  I just happened to be beginning my card making about the time that the Blog was born, and I have learned almost everything from them!  Please consider joining us!  Also, another little wonderful thing about the Hero Flickr site is that if you have a Hero Arts stamp, just plug the stamp number into the search bar in the pool area, and you will get lots and lots of ideas for how to use that particular stamp.  It's a wonderful tool that I use often! (Edited to add that the stamp numbers are added as tags on flickr)

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful and stunning cards Lin...your take on Peet's card could not be more perfect and as for the second one gorgeous colour combo and I am with you about entering this months challenge heaps...so up my alley this months theme..looking forward to seeing more from you..hugs! Oh and great enabler at the end..LOL.

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  2. Gorgeous cards, Lin! I love flowers too and hope to make several entries as time allows!

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  3. You've taken Peet's gorgeous card and made it your own, Lin. . .so beautiful! I love your Hero Arts one too! Wonderful colors together and that flower is so pretty! I know there's lots of us excited for the flower theme this month! :)

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  4. Stunning card lift Lin! I love your interpretation. The HA card is gorgeous - I love that stamp and what you did with it... and I LOVE the colors! I can see your garden in your cards. :)

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  5. That PB stamp is really gorgeous, I was thinking of getting that one too, but put it back, love how you've colored it! Your bold red flower on the 2nd card really sparkles!

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  6. GORGEOUS!! Love every bits of your first card! The 2nd card is lovely with the pop-up flowers~ And you are ALWAYS a Hero Arts hostess (and ME, too--YAY)!!! So nice that you invite others to join to group! Hugs to you, big sis!

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  7. Wonderful creations! So different and both so pretty! I need to get my HA card (ATC) posted! Love seeing your work - puts a smile on my face. Have a blessed day!

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  8. Gorgeous cards!

    That search you mention in the Flickr group: searching on stamp number, that means that everybody has to include this number when uploading a card? And where do you enter this number? As a tag?

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  9. Oh I love the red and green card - so striking! And those pretty butterflies on the hydranga card are lovely. You are so good Lin. Thanks for the Hero Arts info - I'll have to check it out.

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  10. Gorgeous, Lin! Absolutely beautiful!

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  11. Both cards attract the eye - the first is whimsical and romantic, while the second is bold and just ready to burst with spring!

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  12. Beautiful! Love the bright colors on the second one with the white background and the shabby chicness of the first one!

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