Friday, October 20, 2017

Beep Beep at the A2Z Scrapbooking Challenge



We’re changing things up at A2Z Scrapbooking for our monthly challenge here at a2z and our challenge winner for October’s Watercolor challenge will win the Go Wild digital set. If our random winner is also using Hero Arts products, we will add a $20 gift card to the store!

I made a little scene for a holiday trip on a scooter.  Very simple, but fun.  I combined two different techniques here.  For the ground (grass) and part of the blue sky layer above the grass, I used distress markers and a water color brush.  Then I just sponged on the distress ink on the sky and spattered with water.  A few beeps and the vacation sign from the same digital set were added.  Some Glossy Accents and Nuvo Crystal Drops completed the card.



Close-up of the scooter which I fussy cut.


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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge



a2z scrapbooking watercolor challenge

Hope you’ll join in our monthly challenge so you can have a shot at this stamp set. Remember you no longer have to use Hero Arts to participate in our monthly challenges, the winner is randomly drawn for the digi prize of the month…and if you do use Hero Arts products on your project, you could win the Go Wild digi set of the month AND $20 to the store! The Design Team will also be choosing their top three favorite projects from the challenge each month and award them a cool TOP 3 blog badge.

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code insert your code here to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don't see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.


 List of Supplies:
  • Hero Arts City Adventure
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops in Gloss White , Midnight Blue and Woodland Green
  • Distress markers with a water brush in Festive Berries, Faded Jeans and Twisted Citron
  • Glossy Accents
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Rectangle Die Cut
  • Vagabond Die Cut machine

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Flower for Morgan

What a beautiful flower to be able to color.  I hope you see a flower as a calming coloring session to let your artistic side out.  Just take it a petal at a time.  I have found so many images at Morgan Fitzsimons' site that I have so enjoyed coloring and eventually make cards.

This is my sample for the "Anything Goes" challenge at Morgan's ArtWorld.  Visit and enter the challenge.  It's an "Anything Goes" challenge, what is there to lose?


This is "Flower 1"

I do hope you join in on the challenges at Morgan's ArtWorld.  

Supplies:
Flower 1 at Morgan's ArtWorld
Little B Scallops
Elizabeth Crafts Design "The the Lens" Wood series paper
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

Saturday, October 14, 2017

scramble at Hero Arts Starts 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time


Welcome to the 161st Scramble at Hero Arts.Flickr Group.   Our theme is to create a card or paper arts project that includes a die cut or punched cut and is holiday themed.  

1. Please use at least one Hero Arts stamp, stencil, or die to create your project.

2. You can use a punch or die cut from any machine (Cameo, Cricut, Vagabond, Cuttlebug, etc.)

3. You can choose any Holiday from Fathers or Mothers Day to Christmas or Thanksgiving.

You have 90 minutes to complete your project, and you can choose your 90-minute block at any time during the next 24 hours. The 24-hour window ends October 15, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. PDT (12 noon EDT). 

• Once your project is completed, take a photograph and tag it as quickcard161 (all one word—no spacing). Post it to the Hero Arts Flickr group photo pool. 

• Post the photo of your project in this discussion thread on Flickr by copying the URL of the photo and pasting it within square brackets--like these: [ ] in your reply to the discussion.

Don’t forget that you have 90 minutes to complete your project. The Scramble ends October 15 at 9:00 a.m.PDT (12 noon EDT) so be sure to post by then!

Here are some samples for you.  I'm afraid I didn't get the entire first card in the photo.  The outside layer is white.  I used the jar with all kinds of little images and fun dies to work with from a few Winters ago and also the bow is from Hero Arts Red Christmas Felt too..   (Winter Scene)



The Christmas cups from last year are one of my favorites,  I used an Ombre ink pad Pool to Navy on the cup and the new Spiral Stencil with Distress Ink Broken China peeking through the stencil. The stars are from Hero Arts Red Christmas Felt from a couple years ago.
(Coffee Cut Tags and Spiral Stencil) 



Close-up of the coffee cup - love those Nuvo Crystal Drops in 
Red Berry, Simply White and Midnight Blue. (Coffee Cut Tags)


A creme colored tag (Hero Arts Nesting Tag Dies) with Hero Arts Ornaments Stamp and Cut images.  Some Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ebony Black and Red Berry)


Have FUN!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Halloween Fun Coloring Contest with House of Morgan Fitzimons and Linda Larsons International



A NEW CONTEST

Free Images to join the Halloween Fun Coloring Contest & Art Challenge - Fae Entertainment - House of Morgan Fitzimons and Linda Larsons International







To find out more about the contest, please visit A Perfect Time To Craft.to learn all about it and to download your free image.


 I thought this little ghost was so cute.  A bit of sparkle never hurt a ghost either.

 I used a cute ghost and I have a confession to make.  I used cream colored paper to print my ghost out.  It looked white last night.  LOL... So my little ghost got a bit of coloring and sparkle to take the focus off of a cream colored ghost, not a white ghost.

Supplies:
Pumpkin Ghost from Fae Entertainment
Copic markers YR09, YR12, YR14YG01, YG03, YG61 and 100
Nuvo - ebony black on the eyes and bottom panel with ripened pumpkin for the inside of the pumpkin Crystal Drops
Wink of Stella - clear
Elizabeth Craft Designs papers Through the Lens Series
Different sized leaves cut with my Cameo
Die-namics Pierced Circle STAX dies
Vagabond die cut machine

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Time to Play during this weekend for World Cardmaking Day

Image may contain: flower and text

Weekend Challenge at A2Z Scrapbooking: (make a fun-fold card, anything other than regular fold) and you receive the free Halloween Labels digi for all entries this weekend. We'll also have a Rafflecopter giveaway that includes signing up for Twitter, etc in which you will get entries for a $20 gift card to the store (you get entered for making the card too). It's a random giveaway and just for the weekend. And a 25% off sale (except the already low-priced clearance section) 

Here's my card I made for the challenge of making a fun fold card  -  an easel card.   I've needed a lot of "Thank You" cards recently to thank all the people who attended my retirement lunch and presented me with a gift card.  They are very special people and I do so appreciate everyone.  Here is my Easel Thank You.

Close-up of the Easel set-up



Supplies:

Hero Arts Weather Cuts Digital Files at A2Z Scrapbooking
Elizabeth Craft Designs Laugh die
Elizabeth Craft Designs Katie Label Pivit Card label at the bottom of the card.  Only label used.
Vagabond die cut machine
Easel card done on Silhouette


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Autumn Owl to Winder Fairy

Be sure to play with the Die Cut Divas for the October MOOD challenge.  It should be fun and get you in the mood for Autumn. Our sponsor is Bugaboo Digi Stamps and they have some darling images.





MOOD BOARD


My cards for October 7th were fun to color and this owl scene was quite an easy scene to create. That little owl just makes me smile.

It was so much fun to add Nuvo Crystal drops to this little owl's eyes and the nails on the fence.  I love how Nuvo makes that pumpkin glisten.

I hope you like this little scene and the closeup.

I couldn't help myself. I had to see how a Winter fairy would look in Autumn colors, using the mood board above.  I think she turned out fantastic.  I actually love the leggings.  I hope you are inspired to go Autumn.


Supplies for Owl Scene
Bugaboo Fall Fence
Nuvo Crystal drops Ebony Black and Ripened Pumpkin
Copic markers  Fence E30 & E31, Flowers Y04 & Y19, Pumpkin Y12 & YR16, leaves, YR12, Y19 & E30, Owl Y04 & E30, Sky V20
Spellbinders die
Distress Inks - Wilted Violet & Carved Pumpkin
Assorted gems colored with Copic markers

Supplies for Winter Fairy
Bugaboo Winter Fairy
Spellbinders die
Nuvo Crystal Drops Ripened Pumpkin
Spellbinders dies
Copic markers are much the same colors as the owl scene

Have fun coloring.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Hero Arts You're So Nice

At A2Z Scrapbooking, it's all about watercolor for the month of October, so water color to your heart's content.  Check out the new contest rules too.

I have a friend and she makes the most fabulous quilts, but not just quilts, handbags, totes and cute vests with all kinds of beads.  Amazing work.  I wanted to make her a card, JUST BECAUSE she is my friend.  You know how you go to work and have work friends and home friends.  We started working together MANY years ago and took our work relationships out on the road, literally; we went camping to Santa Cruz.  The stories I could tell about the trip down and our long weekend taking in the beach and barbecuing.  Fast forward and retirement is here and I wanted my friend to know how much she has meant to me.


Close-up below of water-coloring with Distress ink and water

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge


a2z scrapbooking watercolor challenge

Hope you’ll join in our monthly challenge so you can have a shot at the Go Wild digi set. Remember you no longer have to use Hero Arts to participate in our monthly challenges, the winner is randomly drawn for the digi prize…and if you do use Hero Arts products on your project, you could win ththe Go Wild digi set AND $20 to the store! The Design Team will also be choosing their top three favorite projects from the challenge each month and award them a cool TOP 3 blog badge.

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations.

Use my discount code Arlene15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don't see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.


 Supplies:
  • Hero Arts Caffeine Make Your Own kit at A2Z Scrapbooking (only place for HA digitals)
  • Hero Arts Spiral Stencil
  • Distress markers - I failed to write down the exact colors
  • Distress ink faded jeans for stencil work
  • Water color brush
  • Nuvo Drops - black and Red Berry
  • Spellbinder rectangle die
  • Vagabond die cut machine