Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Inspired by the Hero Arts flickr group

I know that many of you are already members of the Hero Arts Flickr group, but for those of you who aren't, I want to encourage you to bookmark that site and visit it often.   There are the most inspiring ideas there.  Here are 2 cards I made recently, CASEd from 2 members there, Dawn and Clare. Dawn inspired this first one, using some Brilliance tri-color inks - they are wonderful to work with, and I recently picked myself up some new ones when JoAnn's had them on sale for 50% off with free shipping!  This one's called Twilight.

Twilight Noel

supplies: periwinkle, pink and white cardstock, Hero Arts CG377 Merriest Christmas Wishes, Brilliance Twilight tri-color ink, Darice snowflake embossing folder, Martha Stewart doily border punch, snowflake punch, pale pink gems

This next one is inspired by Clare's card - she figured out that we could cut away the stamped part of this same stamp.  I adore her version with the music in the background.  I decided to turn this into a winter card, using an old favorite deer stamp and some Hobby Lobby paper that I love because it has wisps of snowflakes, music and script in it.

Hello Deer

supplies: white cardstock, card from Hero Arts Winter notecard set, now discontinued, CG377 Merriest Christmas Wishes, grey and blue watercolor pencils and Tombow clear marker to blend, D5234 Young Deer, CL380 Truly Appreciated, small pop-dots

Thank you, Dawn and Clare, for sharing your beautiful work with us!


15 comments:

  1. I haven't been spending nearly enough time in the Flickr group, something I obviously need to fix pronto! Your cards are delightful, Lin (just like you). Thanks for sharing your inspiration and these lovelies!

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  2. Lin, these are beautiful! I agree, so inspiring! I'm blown away by that second card.. sheer brilliance! I missed Clare's original, so thank you for sharing that info here. It's so easy to forget all the things that can be done with a single image.. the options really are limitless! I must try this technique. Thank you for sharing.. Merry Christmas! :)

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  3. Gorgeous inspiration from our Flickr friends! Love how you interpreted both cards! What a wonderful idea to cut out the silhouette stamp!

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  4. Great take on both cards Lin!
    And yes I do agree, the HA Flickr group is the most inspiring group of stampers :-)

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  5. You are so right! And thanks for pointing it out because I forget to CASE cards that I LOVE - but it really is a great way to pick up new ideas and learn new ways and techniques. The cards you made are WONDERFUL!

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  6. Wow! Both cards are equally beautiful, Lin! Love your distressing skills - they look so smooth!

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  7. Oh, my! These are both really beautiful, Lin! I adore that stamp and love the brilliance ink, but that second one, with the trees cut out and popped up, is wonderful! Love the softness and that adorable deer, staring up at the bird! Fabulous work, my friend! :)

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  8. Such a lovely first card - the coloring is soooo pretty! I think I need to try that out as well! :)
    Happy you liked my little idea, and thank YOU for sharing your amazing work with everyone!! :)

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  9. These are both gorgeous, Lin! I love the colors on the first one & the window scene you created on the 2nd is so sweet.

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  10. wow Lin... I am glad I inspired you... but I have to say...you're card is so much better than mine... I just love the way you added the panel to the beautiful Textured background... and the second one is doubly stunning. I need some more Christmas cards to finish off my list so out this stamp is coming again.

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  11. Excellent work - love the colours in twilight - just right. And the cut-out in Hello Deer turns a simple idea into something special.

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  12. Love these Lin, but especially the pink and lavender one.

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  13. Love your inspired cards, Lin! Both are done with such creativity and beautiful craftsmanship!

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  14. Beautiful case of both cards! Love the shading on the first card with the beautiful pinks and blues and the second snowy scene is beautiful!

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