Sunday, February 27, 2011

Flowers and Bees

Hello Everyone,

I made this card for the Hero Arts Hostess challenge 1. The inspirational pictures and the directions for this challenge may be found here. I used Mustard Seed and Barn Door distress inks for my background colors. The two large flowers were embossed on white vellum with white embossing powder. Then I used Memento markers (Dandelion and Lady Bug) to color the flowers. I wanted the colors in the background to resemble the colors of the flower in Sally's picture.

The stamps are Hero Arts: Flower Wallpaper CG123, Messages CG132, and Artistic Borders CL322.

I wanted to submit my Hugs and Kisses card (pictured below) to the second part of the Hero Arts Challenge, but I didn't finish it on time. I was inspired by a card that I saw over on the Penny Black web site and this is my take on the inspirational card. The author of the inspirational card is Elizabeth Allen (Her Bio is the last one on the page.) and her video is here.

The stamps that were used are Hero Arts: Be Happy CL377, and Dots & Flowers S5213.


Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the comments.

9 comments:

Sue said...

OH Sue your little bumble bees are the cutest ever.
Love this card.
Smiles:)

Lin said...

Both of these are wonderful, Sue, such great warm colors! They are both great takes on the inspiration cards!

Anne said...

Oh Sue I just adore the first card for Sally's color challenge- so smart to stamp the flowers on vellum and the background colors are amazing! Your bee card is super cute too :)

Brenda said...

I love your hostess challenge card Sue! Perfect colours! I love all the vellum, I always forget about doing that! Love your cutie second card too!

Dawn said...

both cards are lovely. love the bright colours on your first one and the second one is just so darn cute

joy said...

Gorgeous cards! The vellum flowers are so pretty, as is that background you used! The second card is adorable, too!

Pam W Merwin said...

I love these bold colors and all the embossing on vellum. I haven't tried that yet! Beautiful card!

Nat said...

love both cards Sue, the yellow and orange is so stunning! Beautiful creations :)

Kathy (krolski) said...

Both of your cards are so fresh and vibrant! I love them both Sue! Beautiful work!