Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hero Arts - Happy Easter

The Hero Arts Blog is hosting it's April 2012 challenge.  There are a bunch of ways to play along - either follows their sketches, make a shaped card or a card with a sunshine or showers theme.   I decided to follow one of their sketches to be entered in the challenge.
I started by heat embossing my H.A. chevron stamp in white on watercolor paper.  I followed the Less Is More inspiration colors - (even though I can't enter this card in their challenge because there's not much "Less" in this card.)   I used my Distress Inks and then spritzed each panel with water and Perfect Pearls.

I stamped the squirrel from a H.A. set and colored him in quick with my Distress Inks.  The sentiment comes from a Studio G stamp.  This card definitely looks better in person because of the glimmer.  I know squirrels aren't known for "Easter" but if you saw how many there are in my neighborhood - you'd say he's pretty appropriate!!

Come and play at the Hero Arts blog and Flickr Group.   Here's are the sketches:

And here's the Less Is More inspiration picture:

I'm ALSO going to enter this in the "A Blog Named Hero" Challenge #1 - which is to make a project using your favorite Hero Arts stamps.  Since I have so many - I'll be entering a bunch of cards!!

Hope you have a great day!!!

Thanks for your visit!


Monica said...

Very refreshing to see a squirrel, honestly instead of bunnies... Very lovely card and I am sure it shines in real life.
Monica xxx

Tamika said...

Good luck with all of your entries, you are already a winner in my book - your cards are fantastic!

Chari Moss said...

OH my that is a seriously cute little squirrel. I like your zig zag panels too!

Gina said...

Ooh, I love the different colors of your embossing. Perfect spring card!

jimlynn said...

Just way too cute!! Love the way you used all the different colors with the chevron stamp! So cute with that little squirrel and sentiment too. Adorable!

Kathy said...

Very pretty and Easter-y:)

Kathy and Lucky said...

I like the squirrel and he can be for Easter, you never know maybe he helps the bunny. Love how you did the background, OK broken record, very creative of you.

A Blog Named Hero said...

What a cute card! I love the colours and using distress inks to do the squirrel is genius!

Thanks so much for playing in our challenge!

Good luck!

A Blog Named Hero

Mary Dawn said...

i love that chevron too! thanks so much for entering our first challenge

Audrey Pettit said...

I'm so loving the chevron prints lately! This is beautiful, Maria!

Kristina said...

very cool use of that chevron! super!

xo, Kristina
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Cheryl said...

So cool! I love how you used the chevron.

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