Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Hero Arts samples to share

Good Morning one and all, hope your week is going well.

A few crafty shares of some of the samples I am working on for Sir Stampalot using some of the lovely botanical Hero Clear Sets. To make life easy for you I will add the links so you can see what's in each set....just click on the codes.

The one up top is I think my favourite so far, but things change quickly with the mood. This uses the stems and leaves from Hero Arts CL374 and my lovely new Fleur de Lis Nesties (out of stock again but you can reserve). I stamped two sizes of the flower onto DP (from stash), cut out and inked with Versamark champagne and spritzed with Glimmer Mist iridescent gold so I could mound them onto the stamped stems. I used TH tea dye to distress the Nestie. The pretty bottom border is also a Nestie from the Fleur da Lis accents.

This one is also a favourite...............see what I mean I'm so fickle................using one of the other flowers from the same Hero set as above. I wanted to try a theory to see if it would work using it to make a rose and am pretty happy with the result. I stamped the image on to Bo Bunny DP four times, cut out and made into a rose in exactly the same way on my rose tutorial.

The frame is also a Nestie and I stamped the background with Hero Arts cling CG241 using TH Victorian Velvet (I used the second stamping to achieve a softer look) and then stamped a sentiment from Hero Arts CL151 which has some lovely sentiments, butterflies and flowers and is a really useful set.

Here's a close up of the rose which has a liberal helping of glitter, think I rather like the way the lines of the stamp give real interest and definition.


My final share of the day is a bit of inking and sponging. I masked a piece of Fabriano watercolour card and sponged Adirondack meadow and sunshine yellow, created some soft hills and overstamped with the tiny flower from Hero Arts CL151 and Penny Black 3381K aspire using Adirondack slate. The sentiment and butterfly is from the same Hero set and I added a few gold gems to some of the flowers.

33 comments:

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous cards beautiful stamps, It must be the sand and earth vintage tones that's done it for me but then again....... XOXO Zoe

Clare *Littlebear* said...

These are beautiful Brenda! I really love the flower you have made on the second card.
Hugs, Clare x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Really love the sepia tones on the first with the music papers, so effective!

I LOVE that flower on the second, more amazing papers too!

and the third is awesome, love the inking and stamping on the white card, fantastic!

Hope you're having a fabulous week, all the best to you!

Lau W said...

OMG ! Such lovely creations ! The rose is perfect, love it !
xxx

Helen said...

I so love the first one particularly, but your 3d flower is stunning!

Lucy said...

That rose is gorgeous!

Mandy said...

Hi Brenda,
Beautiful cards,I don't have a favourite I love them all and your rose is gorgeous...
Mandy x

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun these are just stunning,especially love the folowers on the first one they are amazing hugs cherylxxxxx

Hussena said...

i absolutely love all three of your cards the rose one is so so pretty.

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the colours on the first one and the rose on the second is stunning.
Nikki x

Lisa M said...

Geez, wow...these are amazing!

PatR said...

Hi Brenda, I can see why you are undecided as to which is your favourite as they are all such stunning cards. I really can't choose i love them all. I love that Fabriano paper and you've reminded me I need to order some more.Take care of yourself. xx

Juls said...

Love these cards!!! Your dimensional flowers are just amazing!!! Hugs Juls

Sarah said...

Oh wow, just gorgeous, I love the handmade flowers and the colours on the bottom card are stunning xxx

chillin with Quillin said...

Gorgeous cards, do love the flowers!!!
Paula

Von said...

wonderful creations all, but the single layer card does it for me :)

Jacee said...

Oh my, what wonderful cards Brenda, they are all gorgeous but I adore the first, wow, fab--u--lous!
Hugs Jacee

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Brenda what a stunning selection of cards each one has a beauty all of it's own, I love them so much.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Shirley N said...

All sooooo gorgeous!!!

Nicola said...

Each and every one a stunner Brenda, love the middle card with the 'rose', and the sponged card is very effective. Love the different techniques you use
Love Nicola xxx

Esther said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous Gorgeous - fell in love with that Fleur De Lis Nesite and just HAD to order it straight away!! (The store is showing them as in stock BTW) ...hope you're having a good week...Esther xx

Sally H said...

All stunning Brenda! What beautiful cards. I particularly love the rose you did on the middle one and so glad you have your fleur de lis nesties

Lynne K said...

All absolutely gorgeous, Brenda! Love the music flowers on the first one, the design of the second one and the fabulous rose, and the simplicity & colours of the third one.

Lynne x

Paula said...

I love the layering of the mats on the final one - they pick out the colours of the inks so beautifully & those gold gems really finish it off so elegantly. With the middle pink flower I agree that the stamped lines really enhance the whole - thrilled to find your rose tutorial too so have filed that link away for future reference. I have a few Hero Arts stamps which I'm itching to use .......
Paula (PEP)

Anesha said...

Beautiful cards Brenda, love those flowers. Hope you have a great day. Hugs Anesha

shelycrochet.blogspot.com/ said...

beautiful cards..i love all, specially the first one and the flower!do you have a labrador..thats cool!i love labradors!

Bernie said...

Wow these are absolutely stunning!
Blessings
Bernie

Sue said...

Hi Brenda, Wow! what beautiful creations! Love the first card with the lovely vintage feel and beautiful borders.

Love the pink on the 2nd one and the gorgeous die cut in middle with sentiment. The flower is just amazing !!! I LOVE it !!!

The 3rd card is so pretty too! Love the colours and those little flowers with pearl centres look really beautiful!

Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Hugs Sue xx

Kat said...

Stunning cards Brenda. I love to visit your blog, you always inspire me. Thank you.

Kat xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Brenda, what fabulous creations. The pink flower is amazing, and I love the way you have used the Nesties. Absolutely fabulous!
Hope you are having a happy week - hugs, Sylvia xxx

Kim. said...

Stunning samples each and everyone of them.
Kim xXx

Simone said...

Awesome! All 3 cards are fabulous!
Simone

Julie said...

Lovely card - I've bookmarked your rose tutorial for another day! Thanks

 
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