Saturday, November 2, 2013

The latest Hero Arts Flickr Scramble.....

.......was this afternoon, hosted by Betty, and her theme today was snowflakes, a favorite theme of mine too!  She asked us to use the color blue along with any neutral, and make it into a tag.  Talk about good timing!  I just received this morning a package from Simon Says Stamp which included this BIG woodblock snowflake by Hero Arts called Dazzling Snowflake.  So I was only too happy to join the scramble; here is what I made:

HA Scramble#72

This baby is big!  It measures almost 4 1/2" across!  Doesn't it look like a big lacy doily?  I started by white embossing it on my tag, then sponging on faded jeans, chipped sapphire, and a little salty ocean distress inks.  Then I overstamped some smaller snowflakes from various Hero Arts clear sets in faded jeans.  I added this pretty pearl brad that was given to me by Sue Czosek years ago, I think, and die-cut the "joy" and small snowflake from my Wplus9 Seasonal Sentiments die set, sponging the snowflake in the same blues I used for the background.  And I added some white seam binding to finish.

If you're a snowflake lover, too, hop on over to the Hero Arts Flickr group discussion topic and see the beauties that resulted from Betty's challenge today!

22 comments:

  1. Love this, its bin pinned. It is delicately beautiful.

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  2. Exquisite Lin and in your fav colour too! Love, love that huge snowflake and the brad was the perfect touch!

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  3. wow Lin from one snowflake lover to another...this is stunning with a capital S...have a great weekend...hugs kath xxx

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  4. I missed the scramble but now I'm feasting my eyes on some incredible work. I LOVE this one Lin. The snowflake does look like a doily. It really is stunning.

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  5. Wow Lin this is a gorgeous tag, I love that large snowflake against the blue background, so pretty!!

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  6. Wow! Gorgeous tag Lin - that snowflake stamp is heavenly, and looking wonderful with yuor sponging!! Rx

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  7. What a gorgeous snowflake! This is a beautiful tag Lin!!

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  8. Perfect challenge for you, Lin :D
    What a beauty - the detail on the snowflake is........ "dazzling"? - LOL

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  9. I totally forgot about the Scramble; bummer! But this tag is a beauty!

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  10. What a gorgeous tag! I love the gorgeous intricate stamp with that brad in the centre. Hugs, Hanneke

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  11. What a gorgeous tag, Lin! I love how you mixed the big and little snowflakes.

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  12. Oh my goodness, Lin - your tag is stunning! A beautiful piece of art, indeed! Love the snowflakes! Thank you for your warm comment on my blog; a visit to thank you has brought me to a most wonderful place! Off to gaze and admire...
    c

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  13. Came to take another look--loved your tag when I saw it in the scramble! The snowflake for the "O" is such a great touch!

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  14. It's beautiful. Live the blue colors and snowflake.

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  15. WOW! This is a gorgeous snowflake and you've used it beautifully on this tag! My shopping list just grows and grows!

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  16. I loved this tag so much that I immediately ordered this snowflake stamp. I posted a card I made with it, inspired by this beautiful tag, on Merry Monday today. Thanks for so much inspiration, not only with this post, but many others.

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