Thursday, 8 May 2014

Pretty Weed

Hello.  Welcome.  Over at A Blog Named Hero they want us to be inspired by a Hero Artist.  Now that's not difficult because there are some amazing artists on the Hero Arts team.  I decided to start by perusing the Hero Arts blog and found this lovely post by Jennifer McGuire.   Really like kraft and the white and soft colours looked lovely. 

I started by stamping the Hero Arts vase of flowers onto kraft card.  Jennifer used white ink but I went with VersaMark Watermark Ink and white embossing powder.  After trying to get pretty colours using my cheap colour pencils I resorted to Galaxy Markers.  I decided to stick with the white/kraft and to use Sketch #3 from the Hero Arts Sketch challenge.  I stamped part of Hero Arts Dandelion Frame and embossed again in white.  The sentiment is also a Hero Arts stamp.  I added some washi tape, fussy cut the flower vase and attached it with pop dots. The fussy cutting got a bit pedantic and you can't actually see that I started with kraft card!   What I should have done was stamp the flower vase, mask and then stamped the other elements.  It would have been quicker.  Hindsight is a wonderful thing.  I do like the raised flower vase though so it was worth the effort.  Are we convinced??

Joining the fun at
A Blog Named Hero Challenge 43 - Inspired by a Hero Artist
Hero Arts New Sketch Challenge - Sketch #3
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Spring Flowers 
YNS Fun Friday Challenge 12 - Stetch/Photo Inspiration  vase of flowers
STAMPlorations May Challenge - Stamps and Flowers 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope you are having a good week.  Hugs


  1. Hi Gail, thanks for playing along with the YNS challenge. This is so simply sweet.

  2. This card is beautiful, Gail! I love the white against the kraft paper! You achieved great dimension and depth by adding your vase. I really like this technique!

  3. truly pretty good luck on the challenges and always thank you for your loyal comments. hugs from california

  4. Gorgeous. I love the white on kraft and your splash of colour.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

  5. So delicate and pretty! Lovely card! Thanks for playing with us at YNS!

  6. Convinced! Love that wild bloom touch on the left. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations!


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