Thursday, July 18, 2019

Hero Arts 90 minute Scramble

The lovely Cindy has decided to host a 90 minute scramble -  last night I got some time (spread over about a 3 hour time frame) and finished within 75 minutes.  Cindy chose a theme of a Tall/Long card.


I started by making my background.  I used a silicone mat (a pet mat I got for $5) to smoosh some Distress inks (Wild Honey, Lucky Clover, Candied Apple, Wilted Violet) onto the mat and spritzed with water.  I dragged my card panel through it, dried and then added more colours and layers.  Once I was happy and the panel was dry I took Hero Arts Antique Background and some Ground Expresso Distress ink and inked up, wiping off some parts before stamping it twice onto the panel.  I stamped two butterflies from Antique Engraving and then painted them using the Candied Apple and Wild Honey mixed with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen.  The sparkle is amazing.  I had a panel of gold ink which I used to stamp my sentiment from Message with Flourish.


I'm also entering this in Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - make your own background.  And also the latest challenge at A2Z Scrapbook blog - Sparkle & Shine.  My butterflies are very shimmery and sparkly.

Tomorrow I'm off the the Big NZ craft fair - SENZ.  Can't wait.  I'm picking up my friend, Suna, on the way and then Saturday I'm back there in the afternoon to take a class.  I have quite a list of some essentials and some other goodies I would like. 

10 comments:

Betty said...

wonderful card, Dawn - love the background - your card has a lovely vintage look with those colors!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Stunning Dawn! Love this hun. Gorgeous creation xoxo

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Dawn this is fabulous - loving the background you have created, and the design so fits the card shape - a beautiful result
Enjoy your time at SENZ - I am not getting there this year
Blessings
Maxine

Greta said...

Have fun at the craft fair, Dawn! Absolutely love your Scramble card--so gorgeous & artistic!

CinnamonSally said...

This is gorgeous Dawn, I really love the beautiful background you created!

Cindy C. said...

That is indeed an awesome background. And the whole design so lovely. Thanks for joining in the fun with us at a2z Dawn!

MBFairySky said...

Marvellous ! Thanks for sharing your inspiration on the Simon Says Challenge !

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

I love the ink work, this card is gorgeous! Lovely colour combo and the butterflies are beautiful. A perfect long tall card to fit the brief! So gorgeous. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Karen L K said...

Great looking card Dawn! Love the background and those shimmery butterflies. Hope you had fun at the craft fair.

Arlene said...

Just beautiful. WOW. I missed seeing this on the scramble until now. I love it and so glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.