Thursday, November 3, 2011

Hero Arts

Silver and Gold
 The Hero Arts Blog  has daily posts of beautiful cards along with instructions. They have a great team of artist who take turns hosting the blog each week. Every day is different but my favorite day to check out their blog is Wednesday. Titled "Watch it Wednesday"  you can watch a video showing how they make the card they are featuring that day. These videos load fast and they are loaded with great techniques.

They also have bi-monthly contests. There are 3 categories you can enter each month. Just create a card using at least one Hero Arts stamp and upload it to Flicker. Add it to the Hero Arts  group with the designated tag for that contest. It's that simple.

The categories for  November are: (1) Holiday Tags and Gift Wrap, (2) Bling It Up! and (3) Color Challenge - Pink, Pool, Green, Neutral and White. Entries are due November 10th for the first round and November 27 for the second round.

When I saw the Bling It Up! category I started thinking about my favorite Christmas show when I was growing up. "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer".  The forest animals decorate the trees with silver and gold and those decorations "bling" as the snowman sings "Silver and Gold". I still love listening to Burl Ives sing "Silver and Gold".

It sounds like a fun category and I'm sure there will be plenty of entries. I tried my hand at it and this is what I came up with. Silver and Gold with lots of bling. I've used silver and gold embossing powder on silver and gold shimmer paper and of course added 2 different size gem stones for the holly berries and Christmas decorations on the tree, with a larger gemstone for the star on top. I also used a gold leaf pen to fill in the open leaves on the tree. All the stamps are Hero Arts cling stamps from seasons past . Very Blingy!

1 comment:

Terry said...

Lovely Christmas card and so elegant! Love the gold touches!

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