Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Hero Arts Challenge

Morning folks..well what is the weather going to do today.....hopefully not a repeat of yesterday....I was on the verge of building an ark.. have never seen rain like that.....speak about monsoon....I.was caught in one of the downpours on my way to the shops in the car and believe me I couldn't see a thing....I think the wipers just gave up.....but knowing our British could turn out a scorcher.....if only....
And perhaps thanks to the weather...I managed to get a mountain of work done and even found time to fit in a challenge card....I fear I am now addicted to the challenge every week on the Hero Arts Club Blog....such a friendly group of stamping addicts and of course all totally besotted with Hero Arts......just like me. I have finally chosen the stamps I want for my many gorgeous ones to choose from and it took me a week to decide...but they are on their way and I can't wait to get my crafty mitts on them.....will be stalking the postie every day.
The challenge this week is to GO use recycled materials to make a card using at least one Hero Arts Stamp

Stamps: Hero Arts Printed Flowers.....Scattered Leaves
I had a ball making this card and it just goes to show that we are all so wasteful and perhaps too quick to just go out and buy all the latest papers and embellies. The corrugated card was cut from a recent stash order package....I inked up Cuttlebug Embossing Folder with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad "Walnut Stain" using a brayer and then ran the corrugated cardboard through.....rather than faff around trying to match up the strip on the left....decided to make it a feature....punched holes with my Big Bite and threaded through some string which also came with a delivery.
Stamped Flowers and Leaves onto cardboard with Walnut Stain and cut out.....that bit wasn't very easy...but my trusty Fiskars scissors never let me down.....then stamped flower onto a creased bit of vellum lying around in my scrap box and heat embossed with White.......button was from one of hubby's old shirts and the sentiments.....well I have a sentiment stash box...full to bursting with stuff I have lifted from cards I receive and I hasten to add..... not hand made ones....only the shop bought variety. And hey even the cardstock was had landed in the scrap box after I dropped an ink pad on it but managed to cover it with my recycled on the whole you might call this one....A RUBBISH CARD...catch up with you all later
Hugs Kath xxxxxx


Murielle said...

Hello Kath,
your card is perfect!
I love the look vintage so pretty and marvelous papers used.
Hugs, Mumur

Vicky said...

Super card Kath, love everything about it, off to raid the recycling rubbish now, oh no the wheelie bin was emptied yesterday! Enjoy your day Vxx

Anonymous said...

Great card Kath, and Iagree this blog is fab.thanks to you i was pointed in the right direction. Have a super day.

Anonymous said...

Kath your card is so `beautiful`,,love those stamps....
`Dream on for nice weather`hmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Hope the sun is shining for you today!!
We just got a little glimpse of it here!!!

SannaS said...

and again, GORGEOUS card! =) Beautiful and elegant.
Hugs, SannaS

Cass said...

Love this card Kath.Everything about it is just fab and goes to show what you can use.I must admit I have used corrugated packing before and love it.
Weather here has been warmish and sunny thank goodness,as i was helping out at the school trip to Finlaystone,which is a forest.Didn't fancy it in the rain.
Cass xxx

Lynda said...

For a bit of ol' "rubbish" this card is beautiful. I'm liking the recycling and the corrugated card too its so good to work with.
Lynda xxx

Saskia said...

So beautiful!!!

Sweet greetings,

brenda said...

Great card as usual Kath, you really are into you Hero's at the mo, but there again after that fab award why not.

B x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Kath,l love the colour.

Hugs Riet.x

Kim Piggott said...

Such a wonderful card Kath and so eco friendly too!
kim x

Carol said...

I take my hat off to you Kath...this is surely another winner!!
As you know i love a bit of old cardboard :) this is fab.....Well Done you....i LOVE it

Carol x

Tab said...

wow you are a whizz with these Hero Arts stamps, Kath! You use them in such a fab and inspiring way, I look at them times, but can't think how to use them LOL. Delish colour scheme and I love how you have done the background too!
Hugs Tab xxx

melody said...

what a gorgeous card chickie ~ and lovin that stampin ~ you're such an inspiration!

Bettythebaglady said...

Kath This is wonderful and thanks for the birdhouse link.Tried to find it from Julie's blog but messed up somehow.Now -where did I put that corrugated card? Hugs BettyXXX

Desire Fourie said...

Everything, but a rubbish creation. Just gorgeous. Like the holes with the cord which give the idea of a file. Hugs from Desire