Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Live in the Sunshine

Today’s post is inspired by A Blog Named Hero Challenge #4.

ABNH - dust-em-off

I love challenges like this, I find them really inspiring – really get the mojo going.  The card I created for this I think is now one of my top all time favorites!

Live in the Sunshine Card 001

Even though this Hero Arts/Studio Calico lattice background is relatively new, I’ve been hoarding it for 2 months now – silly, I know!  I just wanted to use it in the perfect scenario, and I believe I’ve found it.  I was going for a nautical scene with my favorite colors – aqua and coral.  This allowed me to use the lattice background as a ‘net’ to ground the card, inked in most beautiful HA Soft Pool Shadow Ink.

CL451

To me, this didn’t really ‘count’ as dusting something off, so I found a Hero Arts set CL451 – which I swear I have never seen used in any challenge – ever!  I stamped over the lattice background with two of the stamps in Ripe Persimmon, one of the Fall 2011 Distress Inks.

On top of a popped up rounded piece of cardstock, I stamped an oh-so-perfect sentiment from an Ali Edwards Technique Tuesday set in Broken China Distress Ink.  A splattering of pearls finishes it off.

I love love love this card.  I think I just might have to dust off some other stamps from this set.  Thanks for the inspiration, A Blog Named Hero!

- Also entering Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog – Anything Goes! -