Friday, November 11, 2011

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

I made a couple of Christmas projects for this months challenge at Hero Arts. For both of them I used the colour combo they provided.
Very pretty and untraditional holiday colours.

This card is a mix of traditional stamping and digi. I resized a digital christmas tree image found here (see below), printed it on paper coloured with Spun Sugar Distress Ink sprayed with Perfect Pearls and cut out the ornament shape with my nesties. The background was coloured with Hero Arts Soft Pool ink mixed with water and the image was stamped ontop using Distress Embossing Ink. The Embossing Ink bleaches out and creates a bit of a raised surface.

You can see a video here of this technique by Scrapbooking Made Simple.

My second project is a gift tag.
This tag has two layers. The top one is acetate with the digi tree image printed on it. My snow is mica flakes and the star is glittered in fun pink. The second layer is cardstock coloured with HA Soft Pook Ink and stamped with snowflakes using white pigment ink.

I really enjoyed playing with these non-holiday colours!

Have a great inky weekend!


  1. Sue, these are both so pretty! I can't get enough of that tag! It has this amazing softness to it that I just LOVE! Beautiful work, as always!

  2. Oh Sue! This is just sweet as sugar! Love how you interpreted the color challenge, beautiful card and tag!

  3. These are beautiful, Sue! I love the techniques used on both.

  4. Love the pastel colour mix Sue, your creations are gorgeous, the mica flakes has a wonderful texture to the Tag.

  5. so beautiful Sue, both CAS delights!! especially love the christmas tree in all of its sparkly glory! :)


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