Sunday, September 5, 2010

First Hero Arts Flickr Group Blog Hop!

Hi everyone!  Happy Sunday!  I am here with a card for the first ever Hero Arts Flickr Group Blog Hop!  So excited for this! Hopefully you've hopped over here from the talented Libby!  I love Hero Arts, and I love the Hero Arts Flickr group!  Such an amazing group of crafters!  So happy I took the "risk" of joining with my creations, and taking part, I've made some amazing online friends!  I want to encourage any of you who are reading this who aren't part yet to join in on the fun, Hero Arts makes such great stamps with great quality so it's easy!

Currently my husband is driving to Regina a city about 6 hours from here for the Labor Day Classic, a football game that is yearly between our two cities!  He is quite excited as it's his first time going to this game, and he is going with a good friend.  My hubby's aunt lives out there so they have somewhere to stay!  Ariel is at the cabin with my in laws and family so it's just me and Carter!  Who since Ariel is gone has been into a bit of mischief.  He found a box of spaghetti in the pantry and threw it down the basement stairs!  And since the stairs are carpeted there was spaghetti on each step!  I asked Chad if he saved the spaghetti and he said no, it was whole wheat!  So funny!  Than today I found Carter coloring, the pantry door!  Luckily it was with crayola washable markers!  My little monkey!

For today's card I wanted to play with the current challenge at Hero Arts which is Everything Autumn or simple gift bags!  Here is my card:



After I made my last card embossing on a doily with this stamp I wanted to try it again but with color!  I added color to the doily with antique linen and tea die distress ink.  Than I inked up my stamp with versamark, colored it with markers, sprayed with water, stamped it and than clear embossed over top!  I wasn't sure if it would work with such a large stamp but it does!  And right when I started coloring it the phone rang so I colored it the whole time and when I finally got off the phone stamped it and embossed it so you don't have to worry about being fast!  I like how embossing it brings the colors so much more vibrant!  I also clear embossed the cling dots by HA on the kraft and tied an orange bow on top!  After making so many fun summery cards I actually enjoyed playing with these autumn colors! 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! In case you've missed it I would love it if you enter my giveaways HERE and HERE you have until Monday September 6th!  Now hop on over to the wonderful Lin!

28 comments:

Libby Hickson said...

Oh Anita I LOVE this stamping on the doily!! So very pretty! :-)

Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing the cute story about your mischievous little boy. That's what they do. I love the way you stamped the image on the doily, and the bright orange ribbon is the perfect accent!

Agnieszka said...

Such a lovely card! Love the idea of stamping on the doily!

Jacqueline said...

That is a gorgeous card Anita!! Love the happy colors!

Anne said...

Anita this is so pretty- just love the stamping right on the doily! Just gorgeous :)

Karina Beck said...

Nice inspiration. TFS!!

Virginia L. said...

Aw... this is so beautiful, Anita. Love the colorful stamping/embossing on the doily! Enjoy your "alone" time with Carter!! xoxo

Jenny said...

Wow gorgeous!!! Love it!! Love how you stamped on the doily. :) :) :) :) thanks for joining the hop Anita!!!

Lin said...

I really love how a doily looks stamped! I just got some new doilies from Agata, and I think that's what I'll be doing with at least one of them! Thanks, my friend, for the inpsiration!

pia overgaard said...

How wonderful, Anita! Love that you stamped the wild flowers on the doily. Super clever and it looks fab!

Rosemary said...

what a pretty fall card, anita! i love how you stamped the image on the doily!!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

I love this! What a cool technique!!!!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Such a great idea and card!!

Sarah said...

Beautiful!

scrappin.bari said...

Love the wild flowers on the doily, Anita! So beautiful!!

Barb said...

This wonderful technique worked beautifully with this pretty stamp! Love the way it looks on the doily, Anita! Fabulous card!

Stephanie said...

Great card!
I love the stamping on the doily..looks awesome!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Anita, this is so pretty! I love it!

CinnamonSally said...

Great card Anita, love the way you have used the doily and such wonderful colours too. A really pretty card.

Froggietalks said...

That is a lovely card Anita!!! And I thought the Labour Day classics in the CFL were Calgary- Edmonton and Hamilton - Toronto.....

Simone said...

Such a gorgeous card! Love how you stamped the image onto the doily :) Great idea :)

Alice Wertz said...

such beautiful colors, Anita!! very pretty simple card!

Heather Maria said...

Gorgeous card Anita! The colours on the flowers are so beautiful and they look gorgeous stamped on the doily! Carter sounds so funny!

Trinh said...

What a beauty - great idea to stamp on the doily!

Batraplume said...

Great card! I especially love your use of the doily, very creative!

Nat said...

stunning design Anita!! I just love the stamped wild flowers on this doily. I would love to try this technique!! Wonderful :)

Sherri Thompson said...

Gorgeous card, Anita! I LOVE how you stamped on the doily-what a fabulous idea!

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