Friday, June 11, 2010

Hello and Welcome!

Well I never thought I'd be saying this, but hello and welcome to my new blog!

I thought I'd start with a couple of cards I made for the June challenge (Summer Fun & 4th July) at Hero Arts

As soon as I saw the Flourish Grids stamp set by Hero Arts, I knew I'd have to get it and this is my first card using this set.

I applied broken china and faded jeans distress inks to the upper part of a panel of white card and spritzed with water. Then I sponged the base of the panel with shabby shutters distress ink. For the flowers I used two pink chalk inks to get a few different shades. The flowers have diamond stickles centres. Originally the background was white card which I sponged with worn lipstick distress ink and stamped randomly with the flourish background using water.

(Hero Arts) Flourish Grids, Scattered Leaves, Flourish Background, Birthday Messages, Dolls

For the second card I used a stamp which is my absolute favourite - Large Flower by Hero Arts. I just saw that the Crafty Angels challenge this week is using your favourite stamp so I'm entering this card.

The flower is embossed in white, covered with distress inks (shabby shutters and broken china) and has four layers. The scallops and sentiment were also embossed in white and covered with worn lipstick distress ink. For the card itself I lightly applied shabby shutters and broken china distress inks to white card and splattered water on it. I just added some machine stitching and beads to finish.

Stamps (Hero Arts) Large Flower, Scallop Borders, Birthday Messages.


Rosemary said...

Oh, Heather! Love your new blog and the sweet background you have used! Welcome to the world of blogging! Have fun! (PS Love that beautiful card made using the Big Flower cling!)

CinnamonSally said...

Your card with the big blue flower is absolutely stunning, love the finishing touch of the pearls,very pretty.

trinharrieta said...

So glad you have started a blog, Heather! I love all your creations and can't wait to see more of them here.

Deirdre said...

You go girl!!!! So thrilled that you have started a blog....woohoooo for you. Looking forward to seeing that wonderful Moxie Badge displayed!.

Congrats on the new wonderful blog.
p.s. it's totally addictive!!!! Hugs to you, Deirdre

Monika Reeck said...

Yuhuuuuu you have blog now my dear Harriet ...congrats....and you know you are a specialist lady to make this lovely big flower stamp to be a very adorable card... and the first card is so elegant....Great card my dear...and see you on my Blog ;)

scrappin.bari said...

Congrats on your new blog, Heather! Love the cards you posted to start it up, especially the gorgeous teal flower!

Lin said...

SO GLAD you decided to join the blogging world, Heather! I love your blog design, and I love seeing this big flower again! It's a beautiful card. Will we be seeing some of your quilt designs, too? (hint, hint) ;)

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Heather. Love this stamp and the scene you created with it.

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous cards, wow!! Love all the color and the dimension! Have tons of fun blogging, you will love it, so addicting!

walchowDesign said...

Gosh! We started blogging almost at the same time! Think of me if you are having problems how to do that or this! Anyway, I like the layered flowers which you made on this card! Fabulous!

Nancy said...

Love your new blog, Heather. I know you will have a bunch of fun. Every time you use that big flower stamp, it is even more beautiful. I especially love the colors on this card. Just beautiful!

Karen said...

Hi Love all the cards i haven't started a blog but enjoyed seeing yours maybe i will get inspired

Nancy said...

Love your cards, especially the flourish's gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration.
bless you,

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