Saturday, June 2, 2012

Sketches for the Hero Arts June challenge

Happy June!  One of my favorite months!  And also a new set of challenges at the Hero Arts Blog.  One of them is a set of 3 sketches that we may interpret any way you want......they all intrigued me, so I had a go at each one.  Here they are:
june-sketches

Here are the cards I made:

monochromatic

supplies: white cardstock, Hero Arts pool layering paper, S5056 Floating Leaf Pattern, K5175 Houndstooth, CG211 Magical Background, CG118 Stripes Pattern, S5101 Raindrops Background, CG123 Flower Wallpaper, CL338 Be Yourself (sentiment), splash chalk ink, VersaMark ink and Zing white cmbossing powder, lace flower, paper flower, Basic Grey brad

I made this one monochromatic, working with pool layering paper and a variety of Hero Arts background stamps embossed in white.  Then I added an old lace flower centered with a paper one and a Basic Grey brad.

This one's for Sally

supplies: white cardstock, Hero Arts CL450 Bold Blossoms, CL491 Made with Love (butterfly), CL342 Everyday Sayings, butter bar and bubble gum mid-tone inks, Adirondack Sunset Orange ink, pink, yellow and orange gems

I love these colors - they are often used by Sally Traidman, one of the Hero Arts artists, and that big flower reminds me a bit of a butterfly - it stamped up nicely in the mid-tone inks..  

June sketch

supplies: white cardstock, adhesive paper tapes from Anna Griffin, yellow floral design paper from "Dutch Mustard Soup" by Jillibean Soup, Hero Arts CL489 Yummy Treats (sentiment), CL297 4 Dolls (little flowers),  CL497 Find Joy (little leaves), VersaFine onyx black ink, pink and yellow gems

This one may be my favorite.  This is NOT Washi tape, but some adhesive paper strips on rolls by Anna Griffin; they all came in 1 set and so coordinate nicely.

I'll also enter this last one into the "Anything Goes" challenge at Simon Says Stamp. and also into CAS-ual Fridays "Put a Bling on it" challenge.


20 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, I never know what to do with a sketch until I see what you have done....these cards are chock full of gorgeous creativity, Lin! It makes me so happy that you make cards and share them, what would I do without your amazing brilliance!

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  2. Fabulous set of cards - the Thinking of You is definitely my favourite. Adore those summery colours and that Bold Blossoms stamp is so groovy! Very 60s.

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  3. These are all so beautiful, Lin! No way could I pick a fave - love each one! :)

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  4. Wow! They are all beautiful but my favorite is the last one. Those tapes look so good together. I actually have the set you used on the second one but haven't been able to come up with anything I liked so far, but now that I see your card I will have another go at it.

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  5. Three amazing cards, Lin! I especially love the aqua one - you worked wonders with that sketch!

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  6. Wow Lin you're on a roll, these are so bright and cheery!

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  7. Gorgeous. When I saw the first, I thought WOW. It's a beauty. The others are so colourful and pretty too.

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  8. stunning! all 3 are so beautiful. the colors are gorgeous!

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  9. All of them are GORGEOUS!! Love how you used the paper tape from Anna Griffin's! I love the added Sakura flowers with the gems for the last card! Just darling! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! xo

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  10. Wow! More gorgeous cards! I love them all and especially how you used the tape strips on that last one! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

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  11. Wow! You made some super gorgeous cards Lin! Love that last one too!

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  12. That first card is a favorite for me. I love that you used the same colors and white embossing on all the pieces so the different patterns work together beautifully. I agree, that second card flower stamp does remind me of a butterfly - very whimsical idea you had. That third card has such great banner designs, perfect way to use those strips.

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  13. love each one of your cards!! i love the colors and the way you chose the papers and stamps: so pretty and happy! :-)

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  14. Great cards Lin,, love the color of the first one.. And the second one it so fun. The third one is probably my favorite too. TFS

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  15. Aww.... there are so many wonderful cards you made for the challenges, Lin! Love all the colours!

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  16. Seriously?! You knowcked it out of the park on all three!!! Home run, Lin! Great, fresh colors and beautiful designs......are you sleeping at all, my friend? I love 'em all, but am partial to the last - love the mix of patterns and those adorable little flowers w/bling.

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  17. These are all gorgeous, but that pool and white is my favorite card of yours EVAH!! I have stared at it for about 5 minutes now! That lace flower is captivating and I'm swooning! Love the sentiment. I could go on.......... XOXO

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  18. All of these are amazing! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  19. Lin, you are awesome. If I give you my address will you send me that first card? I simply gasped when I saw it. It's incredible. Great design. *smile*

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!