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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge and Gallery Idol

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge for June includes weddings and  congratulations which fits perfectly with the PaperCraft Gallery Idol contest.  I created this card for both challenges.

  1. Cut circle from white cardstock. Spray with chalkboard glimmer mist. (Tattered Angels - Peacock) 
  2. Stamp background image over glimmer mist background using acrylic paint. (Hero Arts - G2444 Large Fabric Design)
  3. Paint chipboard bird with white acrylic paint. 
  4. Stamp bird using music background and blue ink. (Hero Arts - CG222 Music Background). Sponge edges with light brown dye ink.
  5. Stamp sentiment on circle using black ink. (Verses - Grow Old with Me - QQ0806C)
  6. Frame circle with Websters Pages Trim and gems.
  7. Glimmer mist edges of Prima flowers and add touch of glitter. Attach with more trim. 
  8. Add doily and bird to front of card. 
The only issue is I don't know if I will use this as a card, tag or front to a bag. It turned out larger than I had imagined when I started. :)

Hope your day is beautiful wherever you are!



  1. This is so unusual Suzz, I love all your detail.

  2. Very striking, love the trim and the background is gorgeous as is the bird. Tracy x

  3. So unique, Suzz! Beautifully done. . .love that Websters Pages Trim!

  4. Beautiful Wedding/Anniversary project! Love the verse/trim and BG you created with the Glimmer Mist. It would wonderful on a coordinating bag as a gift!

  5. Beautiful my friend...

    Hugs, Linda

  6. beautiful piece, love the tulle on it.

  7. absolutely gorgeous. You are really so talented Suzz.

  8. Stunning creation Sue. I love those smokey blues with the hint of ecru and the tulle is a lovely touch. Whichever way you decide to use it will be fab.

    Lesley Xx

  9. How unusual and so very beautiful all in one, Sue!! It is gorgeous and I think maybe it would be grand on a round box. It is something that should be kept and where people can see it! Just a thought!

  10. so very beautiful, Sue! love the trim around the card! so happy that you are joining the Gallery Idol! good luck! =)

  11. Wow! Such a dazzling card! Good luck with the Idol competition!

  12. Gorgeous and amazing! Good luck on the Idol competition...even though you probably don't need it. You are the idol for all card-makers already!

  13. Just gorgeous! I think this is a beautifully constructed card. I have noticed unfortunately that 'birds' are always connected to vintage style in peoples minds, whereas they can look pretty on any style card.

  14. This is jaw dropping ... your tutorial is great ... makes it sound so simple ... but you have a talent with inks and creativity

  15. Lovely card! Love everything about this, esp the trim and gems!


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