Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Thanks Patricia & Same Stamp Challenge

Firstly, I'd like to say a great big thanks again to my friend Patricia for the wonderful new banner she sent me. She knows I love owls and this banner is so adorable and perfect for my blog!

Over at the Hero Arts Flick group we have a “use the same stamp” challenge going on. Linda, Anita, Sharon, Sally and I decided it would be fun for us all to make cards using the same stamp. We all love the Antiques Engravings set and decided to go with stamps from that set. We haven’t seen each other’s cards so each day this week we’ll get to see one of the cards. Linda started off yesterday with this gorgeous card here and it’s my turn to post today. You don’t need to have the Antique Engravings set to join in on the challenge - you can team up with someone who has a stamp in common with you. If you’d like to join in on the fun, full details are here.

Butterfly Thanks – Same Stamp Challenge
Stamps (Hero Arts) - Antique Engravings, Magical Background, Earth Flowers, Messages and Old Letter Writing

My card is (loosely!) based on one of the sketches for this month’s challenge at Hero Arts – the butterfly just fluttered away a little bit! For the bottom part of the background I applied faded jeans distress to white card and white embossed the Magical Background. On the upper part of the background the Earth Flowers were stamped using VersaMark. I had a scrap of card (white card with antique linen distress ink applied to it and stamped with Old Letter Writing) left over from another project and used this for the butterfly and sentiment. The sentiment is stamped using faded jeans distress ink. I love this pretty lace ribbon from Hero Arts and ended up using two strips of it on the card. The paper flowers have been in my flower drawer for ages so I’m glad to have finally found a home for them!

9 comments:

Patricia said...

so beautiful card and great color combo I love it . So glad you like it your new banner =P

Sanne said...

Love this - blue and brown goes so well together!

CinnamonSally said...

Such a pretty card Heather love your colour scheme, I love your new banner too. Also congratulations on your mention on the Lily Pad blog.

Rosemary said...

lovely card, heather! may have to try to get something done for the hostess challenge. love your new banner, too!!

Nat said...

your new banner is awesome and so is your design!! love these colours and beautiful butterfly!

Tiffany said...

Really gorgeous work, Heather, love the subtlety of the grass stamp in the background!

Dawn said...

LOVE the new banner Heather.... just you!!!!!!!!!! your card is perfect as well.... love the lace on it,

Isha said...

Lovely new banner Heather. Your card is simply Gorgeous. Love it.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the colors! Your banner is perfect!

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