After seeing Jennifer McGuire's post today on the Hero Arts blog I just had to try this technique! One of the themes of this month's Hero Arts contest is ATC's so I decided to use Jennifer's technique to create a couple:
For the first one I stamped Hero Arts CG140 Poppy Background with ColorBox frost white ink on a piece of kraft cs. After coloring the flowers and stems with colored pencils I overstamped Hero Arts CG125 Friend Definition with cocoa ink. I mounted the panel on a 2.5" x 3.5" piece of chocolate brown cs and then embellished it with some die cut butterflies and baker's twine.
Other Materials Used: Stampin' Up butterfly die, cs and ink, Martha Stewart baker's twine, Papertrey ink cs
For the second one I followed the same process above using Hero Arts CG105 Silhouette Flower and Hero Arts K5193 Flower Word. The hummingbird from CL383 Antique Engravings was stamped on kraft cs and colored with colored pencils. I embellished this one with a die cut fence border and butterflies.
Other Materials Used: Stampin' Up butterfly die, ink and cs, Martha Stewart fence border punch, Papertrey ink cs
They were so much fun to make that I decided to make two more!:
I inked up one of the leaf clusters from Hero Arts CL477 Delicate Leaf Clusters with Ranger distress inks (peeled paint for the first and tumbled glass for the second one) and spritzed with a mixture of perfect pearls and water before stamping on pieces of watercolor paper. They have a pretty shimmer IRL that was hard to capture in the photo. Both sentiments are from Hero Arts CL129 Anytime Messages. I inked the edges of the panels with Ranger antique linen distress ink before mounting them on 2.5" x 3.5" pieces of cs. The dragonfly is from Hero Arts CL383 Antique Engravings and the die cut butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch.
Other Materials Used: Stampin' Up ink, cs and pp, Queen & Co. rhinestone, Martha Stewart baker's twine, Ranger icicle stickles
Thanks for all your sweet comments!