Saturday, May 21, 2011

Hero Arts Challenge...

Part of this month's Hero Arts challenge is about flowers... this week Jennifer McGuire has been hosting... she is so talented.  On Tuesday her post was about using kraft card and white ink and coloured pencils.  I wanted to give this a try as her card looks stunning.  I chose the Blue Bells silhouette stamp to try this with.
Embedded emboss.

........... but I don't have any decent white ink.... I used Brilliance white, but it didn't really show up properly.  I decided to go ahead and colour in the blue bells, then decided to try the embedded embossing technique. Turned out okay.... but not one of my best!  I need to get some Colourbox Frost White according to some of my friends.... apparently this is one of the best whites out there...

Had a fun night last night at the races... bet on 8 races and collected on 6 - but not as much as I spent... but I always went with the idea that I'd spend around $20.  So a fun night for minimal costs.  There was a group of us ~ mainly from hubby's work.  Still after a long hard day training,..... I was rather tired when we finally got home.  I'd left the house at 7.00am and arrived home at 11.45pm.  Training was long but interesting.  I'm to be a Desktop Champion for when our business rolls out the new desktop enterprise at work.  Currently we work with Windows 2000 and Office 2002.... VERY ANCIENT and out of date.... so the change over may be a bit difficult for some people and my job will be to assist them....

Not a lot of crafting tonight, as the light in my craft room has decided to go on the fritz... still have the desk lamp, but it doesn't give too good a light for crafting.

Hope you weekend is relaxing and fun.

Cheers

Dawn

7 comments:

Betty said...

hi dawn - i would highly recommend the colorbox frost white also - and i have tried su, pti, and several others. can you get it in new zealand? if not i would be happy to send you some - i always have 40% off coupons from michaels and that would probably cover the postage.

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Dawn, I also have the colourbox frost white and its fabulous. Love your card, the blubells are perfect. They are all over now in England, but I love it when the woods are full of them.

Tiffany said...

This is a beauty Dawn! Love the embedded embossing technique! I have a real hard time finding a white ink I like as well!

AnitaRex said...

Hi Dawn! Pretty card today! Sorry I haven't been around your blog lately I've been outside! :> Sounds like you had a fun but tiring day!

Lisa said...

Hi Dawn! I really like how you've done this embossing over the whole project- lovely card :)
Sounds like a night at the races is a good time! I remember growing up we lived near a greyhound race track and would go sometimes- it's very intense excitement-so much fun!

Deirdre said...

Beautiful Dawn - love what you created.

Suzanne C said...

Glad the races went well for you! Lovely bluebells and the embossing is a wonderful detail. beautiful card.