Sunday, June 6, 2010

Hero arts poppies

Finally my mojo came home! :) Maybe just for a visit, but boy was I glad to see it!
So, as you can tell from the title, I'm back loving on the Hero Arts flowers. This time I found myself drawn to the poppies image (that isn't reversed).
For this card I got a little inky! You may not be able to see the full effect in the picture, but there are tons of layers of stuff going on here. First I inked up a piece of white c/s with Scattered Straw distress ink. Then I stamped over it with versamark Frost with a diamond pattern stamp. While it was still damp I spritzed it with water (it makes the ink move a bit - subtle, but there). You can see the diamond pattern, especially when the light hits the sparkly versamark.
Then I stamped the word Love all over the background in Scattered Straw. The extra layer of ink really makes a difference even though it's the same color. Once that was dry I stamped the HA flowers in brown Versafine and let it dry. I used my Lyra pencils (white, golden brown & a couple shades of green) to color the image. I thought it needed a little bit more oompf so I used a brown pencil along the left side of the flowers/stems to give a little definition.
The butterfly is from a Martha Stewart punch - he has a light coat of stickles but the light was not cooperating. It was actually punched from the same paper that I used to mat the main panel (Far East stack, I believe). Finally I used the ticket corner punch (from SU!) and a couple of colors of green embroidery thread. Once everything was in place on the card I realized that I needed another little pop of white. Out came the pearls! :D
I love how this finally came together. Slightly more masculine colors than I envisioned, but right up my alley when all was said and done. I'll keep my fingers crossed that the mojo is in town for a while!
Thanks for dropping by!


Jill said...

WOW! This is soooo unique! Congrats on the HA tweet!

Ayana Posadas said...

Beautiful Card! :)

Sandra said...

beautiful ... and I just had convinced myself I did not need that stamp .....

lauren said...

well, if mr. mojo is only going to make limited appearances OH BOY they are spectacular!!! first i should tell ya the "dimension" trick of outlining the flowers really REALLLLY worked--b/c i was POSITIVE from looking at those things that you had somehow supernaturally HAND CUT all of those tiny skinny stems and blossoms!!! i am by now enough of a mari-fan to have sussed that the yellow panel was your inky magic...but seriously it DOES look like it could be very expensive designer paper even in the photo; i can only imagine how much more it rocks irl! WOW! totally amazing!!! ♥♥♥