Welcome, I'm so glad you've dropped by! How thrilled am I to be a part of this 2011 Catalog Blog Hop?!!
I just love all the new 2011 Hero Arts stamps, I couldn't wait to ink them up and have some fun!
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So on to the fun....I was head over heels when I saw the fabulous clear set Wish You Were Here CL480; it features some fabulous chairs!
Don't you just love this chair? I paired it with a new cling background stamp, Classic Fabric Design CG245. The frame is cut out from a piece of Teresa Collins patterned paper and I added the border stickers from Crate Paper's Restoration Collection. The sentiment is from the Wish You Were Here stamp set.
Next I made a trio of framed chairs using the same stamps: Wish You Were Here and Classic Fabric Design.
I also used an idea from Jennifer McGuire to add texture to the chair with the Envelope Pattern stamp S5507. The chairs were colored using Copic markers, layered with the stamped background and put in dollar store frames. I think they will look perfect randomly placed among the books in my bookcase.
I went soft and romantic with this last card using the new Bird Collage stamp K5503.
First I made a background by stamping with an older Hero Arts stamp, the Shadow Stamp 1. I created a tiled pattern using Antique Linen Distress ink. Then I over-stamped with Envelope Pattern S5507 in Tea Dye Distress ink. Then I stamped the Bird Collage using ArtPrint Brown Memories Dye ink. Color was added using pencils. I stamped a couple extra flowers to add to the bottom left side. The stamped image is layered with a piece of polka dot paper from Cosmo Cricket's Circa 1934 Mini Deck. The sentiment is a favorite one from an older HA set called Anytime Messages..
~ Philippians 4:8 ~
Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable,
and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable.
Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
I hope you enjoyed your visit...I want to encourage you to leave a comment because every comment left along the hop gives you a chance to win new Hero Arts 2011 stamps!
Now I'll send you off to your next destination .....the lovely and talented Robin is up next.
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