Monday, April 25, 2011

Inspired by Anita - Hero Hostess Inspired By Challenge

As this is our last week as Hero Arts Hostesses (the time went by way to quickly:(), we have planned one final challenge – “Inspired By”.

I’ve been so inspired by all my hosti sisters and everyone in the Hero Arts Flickr group. So for our challenge each of the current Hostesses has made a card inspired another Hostess, in order of the Hostess announcements. That means I’ve made a card inspired by the super talented, super fun and super sweet Anita and my good friend Linda has made this amazing card inspired by me. For my card inspired by Anita I tried to make a masculine card for this month's Hero Arts Challenge.

Inspired by Anita
Stamps (Hero Arts) - Silhouette Grass, Large Canvas Stripes, Flower Text and Birthday Messages.

I’ve noticed from Anita’s photostream that she seems to love a blue, green & brown colour combination, buttons and stripes so I tried to incorporate all of these into my card. For the top portion of the card I applied faded jeans distress ink to white card and spritzed with water. Then I applied shabby shutter distress ink to the Silhouette Grass stamp, spritzed lightly with water, stamped on the background and then over stamped with a brown chalk ink. I stamped the green patterned paper at the bottom of the card with the Large Canvas Stripe using shabby shutters distress ink. The butterflies were punched from a scrap left over from another project (the Flower Text stamp had been embossed on white card with shabby shutters applied). The sentiment is embossed and I just added some buttons, a crimped brown strip and some twine to finish.

Anyone who would like to take part in the challenge can create a card\project inspired by any member of the Hero Arts Flickr group - there are 3,627 members to choose from! Full details of the challenge are here. I hope you'll join in on the fun:)

I am submitting this card into the Simon Says Emboss It Challenge.


Anette H said...

Love, love, love this, Heather!!! Perfect mix of elements and colors!!

Patricia said...

beautiful card I love it =P

Monica said...

It is so harmonious and well blended, Heather. What a lovely stamp and I love the way you have incorporated buttons and twine.

xxx Monica

Barb said...

So pretty! Love this Anita inspired card! The double stamped grass looks just beautiful! I can't believe your hostess terms are coming to an end already! It sure has been fun! You did an amazing job, Heather! Thank you for all the inspiration and support! Hugs! :)

CinnamonSally said...

This is gorgeous Heather, love your colours, the beautiful grass stamp and the butterflies are perfect. A great mans card!!

Teresa Zuehls said...

What a beautiful card! I love the grass stamp and the colors you used. This would be a great birthday card for a man. And thank you for your sweet comment.

Trinh said...

Love what you do with the silhouette grass, Heather! I always forget about mine until I see one of your inspiring cards!

Rosemary said...

lovely card, heather! i always enjoy seeing what you can do with the silhouette grass stamp!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the scene you created.

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