Sunday, November 7, 2010

Barb's 90 Minute Scramble

There was great fun again over at the Hero Arts Flick group yesterday when Barb hosted her 90 minute card making scramble. Scramble is the perfect word for these challenges as it's a bit manic trying to get a card made, photographed and uploaded to the pool in 90 minutes. But it's so funny at the same time running around like a headless chicken and it's brilliant to see what everyone comes up with in such a short time period. Barb's challenge was to add a flower or flowers not normally associated with Christmas onto a Christmas card or project.

Barb's 90 Minute Scramble - Daytime photo.
Stamps (Hero Arts) - Holly Flourish, Large Flower & Holiday Dolls.

As soon as I saw the word flower, I knew I had to use my all time favourite stamp, the Large Flower. I white embossed the flower on vellum twice and using an embossing pen added some stardust embossing to parts of the flower. To the centre of the flower, I added a red foil snowflake and a button which I had covered in glossy accents and silver glitter. I had great fun with this as when I had the card upright to take a photo, the glossy accents and glitter started to slide down the button as it wasn't quite dry! Today I'm going to add glitter around the edges of the button - it would have been too messy to do that last night.

The sentiment is also white embossed on vellum and I white embossed around the edges of the tag too. The red card was clear embossed with the Holly Flourish and I just added some silver gems to finish.



A big thanks to Barb for hosting such a fun challenge and also to Hero Arts for the wonderful group which I love being in. There are always great things going on there and it's packed full of amazing inspiration from everyone in the group!

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!

17 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

Wow Heather this is a fabulous card, you have really made that large flower your own, I love all your creations with it and this is no exception!!

Simone said...

Wow this is so gorgeous!! I LOVE that flower! :)

Lin said...

A real standout, Heather - it is gorgeous with all your wonderful touches!

Rosemary said...

beautiful, heather! i always love your vellum flowers! they are so gorgeous!

Nancy said...

Wow, such a stunning card! You always do such wonderful things with vellum and flowers, this challenge was perfect for you.
blessings!

Sarah said...

Stunning! I think they should rename the large flower stamp "Heather". :)

jintyoo7 said...

Beautiful, Heather. If I have said this before, please excuse repetition.... I think this flower should be re-named "Heather's Blossom".

Barb said...

Hi Heather! So glad you were able to play in the challenge! It sure was fun! I also knew you would use this flower. . .I was actually hoping you would! This is just stunning! You already know how much I love it! Thank you also for your help and support yesterday! I so appreciate it! Hugs! :)

Julie M said...

Gorgeous card, Heather. That image is definitely your signature stamp. I love what you do with it. Gorgeous Christmas colours, glitter and sparkle too.

And all in 90 minutes - I couldn't do it!!

Julie

Monika Reeck said...

STUNNING MY DEAR FRIEND dont you know dear if I see you making a card using this Big Flower my heart always bumping your talent always show sooo very great in every each card with this HA Stamp...I wish I get one of your card with this BIG Flower Heather...may I hope... :) REALLY ADORABLE dear....hugs

dustypenny (Joy) said...

Great card, Heather. Glad to see you creating again! Hugs.

Alicia said...

Heather, this is absolutely stunning!!! I think you are amazing to have made and blogged that in 90 minutes. Sounds like a fun challenge - you certainly rocked it!
Alicia xx

Dawn said...

Stunning Heather.. I love that stamp too and originally thought of using it.... but my mind wasn't in gear ( earlyish in the morning for me) Your card looks so stylish.

walchowDesign said...

Stunning card, Heather! Welcome back to the card world!

Trinh said...

I love it when you use "your" flower, Heather! It's gorgeous against that embossed holly bg!

Deirdre said...

Wow Heather, an absolute stunner.

Jenny said...

GORGEOUS Heather! LOVE THIS!! :) :) :)

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