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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Hero Arts Sketch Time

The April Hero Arts contest is almost half over, and I thought I'd get an entry in before the first deadline. I really like their sketch this month: 



The flower immediately made me think of an older Hero Arts stamp that I acquired in a grab bag at a Victoria, B.C. stamp store -- a bag of stamps with the proceeds going to an animal charity. 



As you can see, I stayed pretty true to the sketch. I liked the idea of taking the casual, sketchy look of the stamp and pairing with the usually formal-looking vellum. It just might be the freezing rain and ice pellets in our weather forecast that made me go for the bright summery colours to go with it! :P 
That's it for me tonight. Although I have a couple of other cards trying to make their way from vague idea to actuality... 
Edited to add: Silly me! I totally forgot last night to add this to the current Simon Says Stamp challenge, April ice pellets Showers and/or Spring Flowers! 





Supplies: white, navy & Bazzill Basics yellow cardstock, vellum, Simple Stories summer fresh patterned paper, Hero Arts 5 Petal Outline Daisy & Hero Arts/Basic Grey sentiment stamps, Versamark & Memento Paris Dusk inks, clear & WOW white embossing powder, Creative Memories corner-rounding & EK Success 3/4" square punches, Studio G gold glitter glue

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8 comments:

cardz said...

I still have sewing on my mind after your last card because this one really reminds me of a summer dress; floral skirt, white waistband and yellow bodice. It's so pretty.

Heather

fun stamping said...

So pretty - especially that vellum flower!

Glenda J said...

Really pretty! Love your vellum flower.

Jessi Fogan said...

Love the look of the layered vellum! Cool :) And that bright paper - I keep reaching for the brights too. We're due your weather over the weekend...boo, hiss.

Lisa Arana said...

love the blue and yellow and that flower is so pretty. here is hoping spring comes your way soon.

Jingle said...

LOL! Ice pellets. HA! Your card is very pretty! I love the stacked vellum flower! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Jen W. said...

That flower looks awesome on the vellum and I love the glittery gold centre. :)

After 2 gorgeous days last week we're back to cold and drizzly and yes, I know it's nothing compared to your ice pellets but I thought you'd be happy to know that we're not basking in sunshine while you freeze your tushes off. :)

Emily Leiphart said...

So pretty! I really love this card.