Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Making Do

Here is another pair of Hero Arts cards inspired by this post on the Jennifer McGuire, Ink blog. Initially, I didn’t think I had a flower stamp like hers. Bummer.

Then I remembered this still new-in-the-package stamp that was in the drawer waiting for some ink. Turns out I did have a stamp like Jennifer’s, and I like fact that I will be able to use the big background stamp for more than just backgrounds.

 I colored my images with Prismacolor pencils and OMS, so they are not as bright and pretty as her Copic flowers are. Additionally, I couldn’t match my cardstock colors close enough to the pencil colors to use a colored strip and thus, opted for the next best thing.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy and Dutch Blue/Bubblegum cardstock; Black ink pad; Hero Arts Floating Blossoms background stamp and Thinking of You stamp set; Pink gem stone from Wal-Mart (pink card); Stardust Stickles; Prismacolor colored pencils; Gamsol odorless mineral spirits; Blending stumps; Corner Rounder; Cuttlebug w/Swiss Dots embossing folder.

I’m starting to feel like a poster child for Hero Arts. Between Jennifer McGuire’s blog and The Hero Club Blog, however, I’m having a heck of a time resisting its stamps. I seriously want ‘em all. Perhaps, I should unsubscribe. LOL. 

How was your day? Mine was great. We even had a couple hours of very welcome sunshine this morning. For a short period of time, I thought the weatherman might be wrong, and it wasn’t going to rain for the next several days. No such luck, and worse, they are now talking about frost and s-s-snow for Friday. Yuck. I thought I was done scraping my windshield for a few months. Oh well, I’ll just pull the curtains closed and pretend it’s nice outside. Hump Day already tomorrow and payday the next day. Then, it will be Friday again. Time sure flies … whether we’re having fun or not! Whatever you are doing, I hope you are having fun or at the very least, having a good week. With that, thanks for stopping by! I’m off to my corner …So many challenges and fun sketches, so little time…


Laurel said...

Very pretty Kathi!

Leslie said...

Kathi, these are so pretty. You know how much I like your elegant cards.

Sharli said...

Your photos aren't showing up for me, Kathi! Oh No!!
I'll stop by later - now I'm just dying to see what you've done!

Susan Raihala said...

The photos aren't showing up for me, either! Shoot.

Jeanne said...

Oh boy, Kathi! These sure are pretty! Love that you are getting such a kick out of Jennifer's creations. Are you pining for a Silhouette now? I've been reading it's her fave cutting machine. LOL

Your coloring is terrific and those flowers are SO pretty against the dotted white background.

Hope you don't get the s-word, although we did get some last week, so you must be getting that system, now. Sorry!

Have a happy Wednesday!

Anonymous said...

I've had no problem with your pictures showing up. I use Safari as my web browser.

These are great cards and they'd be perfect to make up in a set. I just may have to try creating something similar although I don't have flowers like yours.

Alanna said...

These are SO right up my alley Kathi. I feel another one of my CASEs of you coming on. Fantastic job.

Carolyn Christie said...

These are gorgeous!! I love that emboss folder!