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Send a Smile 4 Kids – Anything Goes Challenge!

Happy Saturday!  Today Send a Smile 4 Kids begins a new Anything Goes Challenge!  We have some great prizes from our generous sponsors for our randomly chosen winner.  The design team will also be choosing their favorites and those cards will be featured on the Send a Smile 4 Kids blog.  You have until Friday, June 17th to enter

Our sponsors are:

1)  Sami Stamps:  $12.00 Gift Certificate to the Sami Store

2)  Dies R Us:  $15.00 Gift Certificate to the Dies R Us Store

Now, how about a little inspiration to get you going?

My first card uses Sami Stamps, “Slippery Umbrella,” which I colored in Copics.  I used a really cool technique with distress inks that you can find in my previous post here.  I also created the background using an eye dropper filled with 91% alcohol after coloring with some gray copics to get that drippy/raining effect. The dies are from My Favorite Things and my sentiment is Newton’s Nook “beautiful wings”.

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I sure hope you will join us at Send a Smile 4 Kids this challenge for a chance to win some great prizes in our Anything Goes Challenge!

A Blog Named Hero – Clean & Simple

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Hello fellow Hero Art’s Friends!

Kathy, The Crafty Nurse here with you today for my second take on a this month’s “Clean & Simple” challenge going on all month at A Blog Named Hero.  This month we are collaborating with Newton’s Nook so you’ll definitely want to join.

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For my card I began by stamping the adorable “Newton’s Naptime” in Momento Tuxedo Black Ink so that I could do some copic coloring. If you want to learn more about how to color animals, check out Kit & Clowder’s Animal course – it’s fabulous.

Newton's Kitty
Head on over to A Blog Named Hero to enter your “Clean & Simple” cards.  Have fun!

A Blog Named Hero – Clean & Simple

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Hello fellow Hero Art’s Friends!

Kathy, The Crafty Nurse here with you today for my take on a this month’s “Clean & Simple” challenge going on all month at A Blog Named Hero.  This month we are collaborating with Newton’s Nook so you’ll definitely want to join.

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I am not typically a Clean & Simple designer so my interpretation may be a little less Clean and Simple.  That’s okay because what is important is your expression of the challenge.

For my card I began by creating a background with Candied Apple Distress Ink then lifted the design with a Dylusions Stencil and water.  I stamped the Hero Arts Leafy Vine over the panel and included the Newton’s Nook sentiment.  The butterflies are colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and glittered with Wink of Stella Clear.

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For your connivence, we’ve added the current challenge to the side-bar on the right over at A Blog Named Hero so you can find it quickly to enter. We can’t wait to see your “Clean & Simple” cards this month.  Have fun!

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