Thursday, March 15, 2012

Hero Arts Monthly Contest - Flowers

Ok, so I have been wanting to enter the HA monthly contest, but time always gets away from me.... but, ta-dah... I have made a creation (that I will share in a moment with you) and it is uploaded and ready!  Just in time too!  Midnight tonight is the deadline.... Cross my fingers, wish me luck!!!!!

More good news, this past Saturday, I entered and finished my first 5K.... while I walked the majority of it, I did run some... and 11 months after having my hip broken and screwed back in place, that is a HUGE accomplishment that I am quite proud of!  thank you, thank you!

Another piece of info, I have resigned from the Tiffany Doodles design team... I am in need of some alone stamp time, if that makes sense.... I feel like I am not able to just play with the things in my craft room like I have been wanting too, so now, I have only to stamp for myself....  I hope this activates some additional creativity coming out of me and that I will get to try a lot of new techniques and fun ideas on my own.... I have loved being on the team, and getting to sneak peak some new things and play with them, but this break will be well received by my stressed out mind/body.... no more constant deadlines, just fun!  After all, that is what stamping and crafting should be about - pure enjoyment....

Well, I have made you wait long enough to see my entry.....
I used the Tall Flowers stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on PTI white cardstock, stamped several images and colored with Distress Markers (Antique Linen, Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint and Forest Moss)... several layers were cut out and pooped ontop of themselves..... main image is die cut with Spellbinders Reverse Wonky Rectangles and then so is the patterned paper as well.... the paper is from HA/Basic Grey Out of Print paper pad.... plain seam binding was dyed with Distress Stains (Scattered Straw and Peeled Paint), tied in double bows and topped off with a button and twine.  The layered piece is popped up on the card base of the same paper and white cardstock.... I love these colors and hope you enjoy seeing this....

Have a fabulous evening... and hope to get crafty this weekend so I will have more to post....
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!


  1. What's not to love about this bautiful card, Dani?? I love the gorgeous bow and the colors. That Basic Grey pad is one of my favorites, too. The wonky dies show the image off to perfection. Good luck!!

  2. Love love love this card!!! You really outdid yourself this time!

  3. Congratulations on your 5K!! That's an amazing accomplishment! Your card is an amazing accomplishment too and a work of art. Looks like a winner to me!