Hero Arts Scramble 145

Hero Arts Scramble 145

The theme for Scramble 145 the last for 2016 is use everything in one stamp set. This Scramble was hosted by Cindy and was a 24 hour one so that hopefully more people could participate. You still have 90 minutes to create the card but pick your own bucket of time.

This is the set I used. Hero Arts Earth Flowers (CL428).

First I created the background on watercolor paper using Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor paints. Then I stamped the background grasses/plants with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and Hero Arts Charcoal ink. The flowers and stems I stamped with Versafine Onyx Black for a more bold look. This could become a birthday card or a sympathy card.

Hero Arts Scramble 141



Jayne’s Hero Arts Scramble in the Flickr Hero Arts group had a theme of ombre. I was going for two things with this card and I had something going in my mind and it all fit together. So here is ombre pinks and light and dark pinks for Merry Monday. This was super fun and out of my norm. Thanks so much to Jayne! After the Scramble I updated this card by adding the silver tiny balls in the middle of the flowers.

So for the Scramble and Merry Monday there were no silver balls.

Hero Arts set Poinsettia Layering Stamps (CL912)
Hero Arts set Peace & Joy (CL880)
Lawn Fawn Say Cheese Polaroid die

Submitted to the Merry Monday #215 challenge. http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.ca/2016/09/merry-monday-215-pinkgrey-or-silver.html

Submitted to Love! – Handmade Cards October Challenge in Flickr.
Submitted to a2z Scrapbooking October monthly challenge. https://a2zscrapbookingblog.com/2016/10/01/a2z-scrapbooking-october-2016-challenge

Hero Arts Scramble 140


Kanan was the host for today’s Scramble and her theme was use a geometric shape. This is a good challenge for me since using them is challenging for me.

I started out with an additional color involved and a different orange but you know how it goes it didn’t look right to me. So I stamped a few more images and got to this combination. The paper for the flags and butterfly looks blue in the photo but it is kind of a teal leaning on the blue side.

The butterfly is from Hero Arts set Antique Flowers and Butterflies (657773) it is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink which is a real nice intense black ink.

The flags are from Hero Arts set Friendly Flags (CL475). The twine for the flags was a bit of a challenge to glue down but I worked that out.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts set It’s Your Day (CL661).

The paper for the flags and butterfly looks blue in the photo but it is kind of a teal leaning on the blue side.

Hero Arts Scramble 138

For Scramble 138 I was the host and my theme was Solids and Outlines. So.. create a card with solid stamps and outline stamps.

My husband got me the card pictured below which was my inspiration. The minute I saw it I knew I wanted to make one like it.


Here are my examples for the Scramble.

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Flower Card: The solid flowers were stamped with Hero Arts set Color Me Flowers (CG133). I stamped them on watercolor paper and colored them with Zig Clean Color pens. The butterfly and dragonfly are from the March 2016 My Monthly Hero set. They are embossed with PXS Detail Brass powder. The sentiment is from Hero Arts set Luscious Frames (CL509) and embossed with the same brass powder.

Leaf Card: For the background I stamped the solid leaves with Hero Arts stamp Lisa’s Painted Maple Leaf on watercolor paper with Hero Arts Ombre ink Lime to Forever Green. The outline leaves are from Hero Arts stamp Hand Pressed Leaf (G5417) and the set Butterfly (CL750) stamped with Delicata gold ink.
The sentiment is from Hero Arts set It’s Your Day (CL661) and embossed with brown powder.

Hero Arts Scramble 137


Scramble 137 hosted by LaVon was the fun theme of using a tag! Since I just got this My Monthly Hero set for July I was anxious to use it. After starting late I had to separate the dies before starting. Layered stamping usually takes me a few tries to get things lined up nice. I am not sure why I make these kind of choices during a Scramble but it all worked out. I also accidentally took the wrong lid off my glue bottle and got it all over my hand. So miraculously I got this done.

The tag is a Ranger tag that I inked up with the Ombre ink that comes with the July My Monthly Hero set. I used some of the July tiny stamps, seaweed and coral stamps and the optional Ombre Mermaid stamp pad to complete the background. The jelly fish were stamped using the Mermaid stamp pad and then cut out with the die. The sequins are part of the July monthly kit also. They are great colors. Then I stamped some coral and seaweed on the base card which is by Hero Arts.

Hero Arts Scramble 135

Today’s Scramble was hosted by Leni. Her theme was summertime. Anything that makes you think of summer. A fun theme! Here is the card I made. For these Scrambles you have 90 minutes to create a card after reading about the theme.



So my thought went right to my Hero Arts bike stamp. Don’t ask how long since I have been on mine. This seems like a simple enough card but it took me most of the time. Not a full 90 minutes because I didn’t start right on time and I chatted with my hub in the middle for a few minutes but still it took me awhile. I had to re-stamp the greeting and bike and I tried several different border combinations. I colored the flowers on the bike with Copics. On the middle of the wheels there are silver star sequins.
Bicycle – Hero Arts Bicycle (F5293)
Paper Strips – My Minds Eye paper pad called Sunny.
The Greeting – darkroom door set called Bright Blossoms Vol 1 stamped with Hero Arts ombre ink pad Butter to Orange
Silver Star Sequins


Hero Arts Scramble 133

Today’s theme for the Scramble 133, which was a 24 hour Scramble, was to create some journaling cards. Thanks so much to Cindy for stepping up since nobody signed up for hosting the challenge. I appreciate that a lot because I love to do these.

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I decided to create some journaling cards for a scrapbook type thing that I am going to create for my bird and butterfly photos. I love seeing them and I love taking pictures of them. I also like finding out what they are.

I used many different Hero Arts sets to create my journaling cards.
Hero Arts Stamps
Travel (AC031) – The lines for journaling
Antique Engravings (CL383) – birds
Delicate Leaf Clusters (CL477) – leaves & tiny dragonfly
Antique Flowers & Butterflies – (657773) – butterflies

Technique Tuesday – For the Record set – journaling lines on watercolor journal card

Ink for leaves and birds Quick Quotes because I wanted a lighter stamped look.
For the butterflies I colored them with Memento pens and then stamped.

I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor paints for the one background.

All of the journaling lines were stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.

After I made these I decided the two white ones needed to be a little less white so I used some chalk type ink and lightly went over them directly with the ink pad.

I realized today that putting up a rust colored sail shade on my patio messed up my card photo area. The light that comes in the patio window now has a reddish tint. Time to find a new photo spot.

Hero Arts Scramble 132

Janet was the host of Scramble 132 and her theme for us was silhouette. I really liked her theme. She recently went to Africa and mentioned the skies were nice with the animals in silhouette. So cool. I would like to see that some day.

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For this Scramble I managed to make 2 cards. Miracles do happen once in a great while.

For the first card I created the background with Distress Inks and a blending tool to color the watercolor paper. The flowers are Hero Arts stamp Newspaper Tulips (K5576). The sentiment is from Hero Arts set Good Friends (CL578). The ink for the flowers and sentiment is the Intense Black ink from one of the My Monthly Hero kits. The enamel dots I recently found at a thrift store. I got several packages with some gone for only $1.

For the second card I painted with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor paints on watercolor paper using a wet on wet technique. I used the Hero Arts stencil Night Flower (SA012) and inked over it with Black Soot Distress Ink. I liked the blue and black a lot and I wanted the watercolor a bit more bold so I made two more panels that will become very similar cards.


Hero Arts Scramble 131

Scramble 131 was hosted by Cat in Flickr. The theme for her Scramble was two different sketches and using your favorite stamp. Well picking a favorite of all my Hero Arts stamps is a challenge. I love many of them.


I have been wanting to try this technique that I recently saw on Jennifer McQuire’s blog. She made a nice card from vellum. I just put the vellum over my painted panel. For this card I started out by stamping the flower in blue ink on watercolor paper and I used green ink for the leaves. I painted in the flower and leaves using Gansai Tambi watercolor paints. I then stamped only the flower on some vellum and heat embossed with white embossing powder. What I did not realize is that the vellum was slightly yellow. I would have preferred that it was white. The flower is not colored in on the vellum. The leaves were only done on the panel under the vellum. The sentiment is stamped with the same blue ink as the flower. The stamps that I used are Hero Arts Stencil Flower (CG194) and the sentiment is from Many Everyday Messages (CL954). The leaves are from a set by The Ton called Large Peony. I attached the panel with foam tape to raise it a little bit.

I am entering this in the following challenges.

A Blog Named Hero April Challenge – Clean and Simple

a2z Scrapbooking April 2016 Challenge – Watercoloring

Hero Arts Scramble 130

Today’s Scramble was hosted by Chark. The theme was mix it up, meaning use stamps and stencils from different sets and/or wood stamps. I managed to use 3 different sets and a stencil.


For the background I used the Hero Arts stencil Long Leaves (SA062) and sprayed over it with Heidi Swapp spray in teal.

I started out stamping the flowers first and then trying to watercolor paint with Gansi Tambi watercolor paints but the black ink wasn’t drying fast enough and I got mud color. So I wet the watercolor paper first then laid on the color. I helped the drying along with a heat gun. Then I stamped over the watercolor areas. I hand cut all of the flowers. The My Monthly Hero flowers have dies to match but I wasn’t sure if you get the border around the edge and I didn’t want that for this card. For the flowers I used the two different sets My Monthly Hero March 2016 and Color Me Flowers (CG133). The flowers are only glued in the middle and I tried to shape them some which is hard to see in the photo. The two smallest flowers have pop dots under them.

For the greeting I used Hero Arts Set It’s Your Day (CL661).