Monday, October 16, 2017

A Blog Named Hero Mid-month Inspiration

Hello everyone,

Again, another month half gone!  But this month is my favourite because of all the beautiful colours the trees turn.

We are at the midway point of our A Blog Named Hero Critters collaboration challenge with Hero Arts and Lawn Fawn.

I used the Leafy Tree backdrop (landscape) die and cut it out of white card stock and with the die that cuts out either the foliage for the tree or a hill, I cut out a piece of watercolour wishes paper. I added the foliage and tree die to an A2 size card base. There is a little snow cluster stamp in the Colour Layering Christmas Tree stamp set so I used that to stamp the snow in the background with soft pool ink.

I had this little penguin left over from another project and he looked so lonely on my desk I just had to add him to this card.  I coloured him in with my copics and added glossy accents to the ice and the strawberry snow cone and adhered it all with liquid glue.  To finish off the card I stamped the sentiment from the same layering stamp set with black dye ink. 

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

AAA Cards Challenge #101 - Inspired by Film

Hello everyone,

We are back with a fun challenge for you this week over at AAA Cards and it's cards created by film.   

I'm sure you've guessed by now that it's The Pirates of the Carribean.  It happened to be playing on TV back to back all weekend so I thought I'd do up a card.

I started out by adding some distress ink in Salty Ocean (which I thought was fitting) and scattered straw and then added some water droplets. I used the sweet images from Lawn Fawn that I coloured for the30-day colouring challenge an added them to the card. I popped up "Jake" with foam tape and added the rest with liquid adhesive.  I added the sentiment to the card with black in and then added happy birthday to the inside (not pictured).

Our amazing sponsor: Winnie & Walter is offering a $25 gift certificate so be sure to head over to our blog and link up your CAS cards inspired by your favourite film. 

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

Coralynn :)

Sunday, October 1, 2017

AAA Cards Challenge #100 - Sketch

Hello everyone,

We are back with a sketch challenge for you with AAA Cards.  This was so much fun to create.  I was also able to do up a video for you and you can scroll down to see it.  

I masked off the card base with post-it notes and stamped the sweet little otter up and down with Lawn Fawn jet black in.  I love this ink.  I then took off the masking and took a ruler and made lines above and below the stamped images so they looked finished.

I coloured them in with my copics and stamped the sentiment from the Celebration Countdown set with the same ink. I then added the panel to a card base so you don't see the ink through to the inside. Sometimes this doesn't bother me but I didn't want to waste a card base just in case I messed it up.  To finish off the card I added some black dots with some Nuvo drops.

My video on YouTube

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Feel free to rotate the sketch or change the width of the strip.

I hope you'll have as much fun with this sketch as we did. I hope you'll join us with our challenge.  We can't wait to see what you create.

I'm also entering my card for the SSS Wednesday Challenge

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Monday, September 18, 2017

A Blog Named Hero - Mid month inspiration

Hello everyone,

It's halfway through our A Blog Named Hero collaboration challenge with CAS-usal Fridays and Hero Arts.  I know I say this every time but it's hard to believe how fast the month has gone.

For my card, I decided to watercolour.  I took a 3/4 inch brush and some watercolour paint and painted stripes vertically across the card base.  I only used one colour to do this. I let the first set of stripes dry a bit before going over them again and only did every second one to give it a two-tone look.
I stamped the Full on Floral set from CAS-ual Fridays and heat embossed it with Hero Arts white embossing powder. I also did the same for the sentiment from the It's Your Day stamp set also from Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by!  I how you'll head over to the blog and see all the amazing cards from the team and link up your own cards.  We love seeing what you create!  Don't forget to use our hashtag #ablognamedhero so we can see you on social media. 

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

AAA Cards Challenge #99 - Autumn Colours

Hello everyone,

Our new AAA Cards challenge for the fortnight is Autumn Colours.  Fall is my most favourite time of year.  The leaves are changing and the air gets a little cooler and I get to wear my sweaters again!  

For my card, I started with the WPlus9 Autumn leaves stamps and dies along with the Big U set from Simon Says Stamp. I stamped the image on the kraft and white cardstock with distress oxide inks and Hero Art black dye ink.

I first stamped the leaves directly on the panel and added the outline with black dye ink. I took my MISTI and stamped the U and the sentiment a couple of time so that it would be nice and black. 

I then stamped and die cut another leaf and popped it up on foam tape and added it in the same place as the other one just to give it some interest.  To finish off the cards, I added them to the card base. 

We hope that you'll play along with us for a chance to win a stamp set (in stock) of your choice from our wonderful sponsor, Uniko.

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

Coralynn  :)