Monday, June 4, 2012

Another Hero Arts Sketch Card

Strange, isn't it? Seeing another post from me after only two days?

That's what happens when you've got time off from work! I've been not only enjoying some awesome, summer weather, but I've been getting crafty too, and I love it! :) So nice to have more time to do the things you love!

So, I decided to have another try at one of the Hero Arts sketches for their June Challenge. It's such a fun sketch to play with. I was at Target yesterday, grocery shopping, and somehow my cart found itself in the office supply isle. I could not stop myself from grabbing some of the fun Target tape!

For this card, I cut the strips of tape and backed them with some white cardstock. I left three of the four strips as is, but I white embossed the Hero Arts Music Background onto the fourth strip.



The sentiment and frame stamp are from the same set called, Speedy Recovery. I just cut out the frame and used some markers to color around the edges and on the flowers. It's not easy to see, but I also added a dab of Turquoise Stickles to the center of each flower. The card base was dry embossed with a chevron embossing folder to give it a bit of interest and texture.

I'm off to water my newly planted flowers and veggies. With all the sun we've had today, they must be getting thirsty by now.

Hope your week is off to a good start! Thanks for stopping by! :)

30 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

Such a pretty card Barb, love all the blues!

Jackie said...

I guess a Target shopping trip is in my future. Your card is wonderful!

Tina said...

I love your card, Barb - perfect summry color, beautiful stripes and gorgeous chevron bg!

joy said...

Hi, Barb! This card is adorable - I love the turquoise colors! Everyone seems to like this sketch. I hope to have another go at it soon, too!

Sue said...

Hello Barb
Perfect turquoise Blue; serene, calm and quiet, such an engaging colour to the eye.
The chevron Bg looks wonderful, great interpretation of the sketch.
Smiles:)
Sue

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful card Barb! Love the colors and how the little flowers pop off the box. Very clever and super cute!!

Tracey said...

LOVE this Barb!! Aqua is one of my favorite colours!

Annette said...

wow awesome card...Love that embossed background and love the little frame for the sentiment and flowers...gorgeous card..

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love all the pool color! Great take on the sketch Barb! Enjoy your time off!

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous! Enjoy your time off!

Suzanne C said...

It's beautiful! Enjoy your time off... Sounds perfect to me!

pcm said...

i think your mojo is back!

Sue McRae said...

Pretty monochromatic card Barb and I'm really liking the chevron embossing!

Lin said...

LOVE it, Barb - must go find me some of that Target tape!!

Kara Lynne said...

Beautiful color and design! That looks like a great sketch too.

Dawn said...

fabulous Barb. This is a lovely sketch to use, might have to get out some scraps and have a go....Sounds like you are enjoying the rest.

walchowDesign said...

beautiful turquoise card! Love the bg embossing and the frame!

Lynn said...

This ranks as an all time Barb favorite. The texture on the card and those sweet banners and flowers are to die for. Love it Barb!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

What a lovely card Barb! We don't have any decorative tapes in our Aussie Target stores :(

Vicky said...

Superb!!! Love the sentiment with the blue flowers and the embossed paper strips. Now I feel inspired Barb. I should play along with this sketch too! TFS

Bethany said...

ooh...such pretty colors Barb! I love how you used the washi tape!

alexandra s.m. said...

I saw it on Flickr and fell in love instantly Barb!
TFS~

Virginia L. said...

I love how you just happen to "wonder" into the office supply aisle!! THAT happens to me ALL the time! Wondering why??? (LOL) You have made a beautiful monochromatic card. I love love the colors and how you layered the images! So glad that you are enjoying craft time!

Trinh said...

I love your monochromatic take on this sketch! The embossed background with all the different patterns is so pretty.

donna mikasa said...

Such a pretty color theme! I love the texture from the embossing and the strips of patterned (and stamped?) papers are just perfect!

Maureen Morton said...

Oh, my, Barb! When you don't have to think about work your creative energy seriously flows! This card is so wonderful...such rich and fun colors! Great idea to emboss on tape, too. A perfect take on the sketch - wonderful balance and yummy texture! This is such a delight, as are you!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

LOve this card, Barb! The colors and the designs are so perfect.

Greta said...

Love the embossed card front & those tapes are so fun! Guess I'll have to make a stop at Target! Great card, Barb!

Karen B. said...

Beautiful color choices, beautiful card! I wish you and your garden a plenty harvest this year!

Cathy A said...

Love this with all the banners hanging down