Sunday, January 11, 2015

Card for 100th Scramble

Last night over at the Hero Arts Group on Flickr Barb hosted the 100th Scramble in the group. Her theme was to use your all time favourite Hero Arts image stamp as well as your all time Hero Arts sentiment set.

As so many of my Hero Arts stamps are my favourites I had a hard time picking just one. I had whittled my choice down to two different stamps and even though my hubby didn't see which stamps I was dithering over, he said "it's got to be butterflies" so that's how I picked between the two! The butterfly I used is from the Antique Engravings set and has been inked up over and over again as I love it so much.

Stamp - Antique Engravings (Hero Arts)

I started by embossing and sanding the background. Then after stamping and cutting out the butterflies, I coloured them with Promarkers and added touches of diamond distress stickles to the smaller white dots on the wings.

Stamps (Hero Arts) - Antique Engravings & Lil Hoot

Then I added some thread for the antennae and stuck the butterflies on the main panel using foam pads. After adding the sentiment, again on foam pads, I used glossy accents to adhere the gorgeous green sequins that my friend Trinh sent me - thanks again Trinh:)

Some ladies manage to make two or even three cards during the Scrambles but I inevitably only manage one and literally end up scrambling to get the card made and uploaded in time. So please just pretend you don't see the wonky card, places I missed colouring and blobs of glossy accents;) Even though it's a mad scramble it is so much fun. If you'd like to join in on a Scramble you'll find the timetable here.

I'm submitting this card into the Die Cut Divas Anything Goes Challenge. Happy stamping and enjoy your Sunday:)


Lin said...

Your husband was right on, Heather, as I associate this beautiful butterfly with so many gorgeous creations that you've made! And I love the beautiful green you colored it; to me it represents your beautiful country! (and I don't see any of those things you mentioned)

Barb said...

Butterflies were the perfect choice, Heather! This card is so gorgeous! You always use such wonderful color combos! I'm really glad you played in the scramble yesterday! ♥

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your gorgeous green butterflies on that yummy black background, Heather! I'm with Lin - they so remind me of the beautiful green in Ireland! I don't see anything wonky or blobbed either - we are too critical of our own work, aren't we?? Anyway, fun Scrambling with you, even if we couldn't be in the same kitchen this time!!

Monika Reeck said...

and so stunning Heather
and great photograph too
me if I am joining scramble
I am in a hurry
it always at night in Germany and my pict not so great LOL
yours is adorable and stunning
love that butterfly stamp too and its my fav ever stamp and you made it in green so wonderful
ach I speak so much...I love this card too Heather..
wish you like to visiting me again ..I miss you..hugs, Monika

Cat Craig said...

You have such a lovely combination of elements. This was so eyecatching among the scramble cards.

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous Heather. thanks so much for joining us at Die Cut Divas this month... the perfect card for our challenge

Arlene said...

I absolutely love the butterflies. Of COURSE BUTTERFLIES. I had such fun playing with you all for the 100th HA scramble. Love your card.

So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

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