Saturday, April 7, 2012

A "New" Challenge For Me......

I recently decided it's time for me to explore other challenges out there besides those sponsored by Hero Arts.  And what better way to take a baby step than to participate in one sponsored by a new challenge blog that celebrates all things Hero:) 

It was difficult for me to choose just one fave Hero Arts stamp (especially since my stamping studio is filled to the brim with HA stuff!) but I decided to create a card highlighting S5316 Silhouette Grass:
Did a little shadow stamping by first stamping the silhouette in white pigment ink and then stamping the image again (slightly offset) in HA midtone pool shadow ink.  The sentiment is from a 2012 clear set CL588 Sending You Love and I die cut it using one of the matching HA frame cuts.  The dragonflies are from one of my fave clear sets CL383 Antique Engravings - I reach for both the dragonflies and the butterflies from this set time and time again.
Other Materials Used:  Stampin' Up cs and pp, HA soft brown shadow ink and brown gems, Making Memories paper piercer and eyelets, Ranger distressing tool and distress inks, Creative Impressions twine

Thanks for all your lovely comments and enjoy your day!  I'm off to figure out other ways to avoid doing housework.....

17 comments:

Lin said...

Robin, you would clean up at other challenges :)) Go for it, my friend!!

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous card Robin, love your use of the grass stamp, I am inspired to dust mine off again!!

Mary Dawn said...

you made me giggle...baby steps LOL i do love this card and i agree with Lin, you'd rock out other challenges too! thanks for playing along with our first challenge!

Rosemary said...

glad you are stepping out into the big world of challenges, robin!! you will have so much fun!! beautiful card today!

Anita Recksiedler said...

Oh Robin I am soooo happy to see you blogging again! YAY! Love this card! I know where you learned that technique! :> So love it in blue!

Trinh said...

Yep, you certainly would have lots of success with other challenges! This is beautiful! I love the silhouette grass but never use.it enough. Happy Easter to you and your family!

Sophie's Art said...

Robin, die Karte sieht sehr schön aus...

Schöne Ostertage

Sophie

Greta said...

Wowzer, Robin! You've always known the best things to do with the grass stamp (also one of my favs!) & this card is no exception! Love everything about it--the piercing is perfect! Have a blessed Easter.

Lisa said...

Love the more subtle colors here, the paper piercing, distressing- It's just all around beautiful :)
Happy Easter to you and yours!

joy said...

Love the touches of brown paired with the blue, Robin! Your cards are always so very eye-catching!

Chari Moss said...

Great card! fabulous distressing job, thanks for playing with us

Brenda said...

Aah! Well firstly, those colors are exquisite! And then you used the dragonfly from my favorite set! This is just beautiful Robin!

Inkyfingers said...

I love the shadow stamping and those dragonflies are awesome.
Beautiful card.

Kristina said...

i think i really need that reeds stamp, it looks great on your card.

xo, Kristina
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Linda said...

This is such a pretty card! i'm so literal with my stamping, I'd have never thought to stamp that reeds image with blue ink! I LOVE IT!

Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge!

Good lucK!
Linda

A Blog Named Hero

cutiephinphin said...

Absolutely love this card. This is another stamp set that I've been eyeing. Love the colors you used and the dragonflies are just perfect touches to the card.

Sanne said...

Hi Robin! Thanks for your sweet comment on my post yesterday! Funny that we both chose Silhouette grass ;) Your card is just wonderful!
HUGS, Sanne