Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Weekly Inspiration by Agnes

Hello Stampers!

Today we have a great selection of cards to inspire you for our Blog Challenge! We are thrilled to invite Guest Blogger Agnes Tan to showcase some of her wonderful cards here on the blog. Like all others, Agnes loves to craft and is a huge fan of Hero Arts. She has been actively participating in our Card-making contest including the most recent Mothers’ Day Card contest where she came in top!

We indeed had a tough time picking the top winner in the last round of contest, but Agnes’s card stand out too well with all these popping flowers!

Let’s take a look at some of her cards done recently, with some simple techniques which can be achieved easily.

First up, Agnes created this sweet floral card using the S5506 Flower Text block stamp. She stamped twice and colour one of it with Memento markers. The leaves and flowers were cut and raised with mounting foams to a dimensioned look.

Here’s a close-up so you can see it better:

The card was completed with the “friends” word using CL487 Thank you for being my friend on a kraft card stock and layered with a brown card stock. Lastly, Agnes completed the card with gems and stickles for the perfect touch!

Are you more inspired now? Next, this gorgeous card was created using resist technique with S5154 Three Ferns and CL479 Dictionary Greetings stamp set. The wording background was amazingly embossed with white embossing powder. And, the leaves were inked with peeled paint from ranger distress ink before they were misted and applied to the background for a rustic look.

Here’s a closer look of the embossed background:

I love how the card was completed with the S5507 Envelope Pattern Background and the sentiments from CL497 Joy. Agnes loves gems and flowers to complete her cards! I love gems too!

Finally, the last card was created using LP196 Shoes

This pretty card was created using “kissing” technique. Firstly, ink CG245 Classic Fabric Design with versamark and CG125 Friends Definition with aged Mahogany distress ink pad. “Kiss” them together and stamp the classic flourish stamp onto a glossy paper. Heat and dry it. Use Victorian velvet distress inkpad and color the whole glossy paper. Wipe off with dried cloth.

Complete the shoes using color pencils. The card is completed! Isn’t that easy?

A closer look at the card:

A peek on the inside of the card:

Agnes has use the same stamp to create a row of colourful shoes for the background of the inside card! We all love the shoes!

Thank you Agnes for sharing such wonderful cards with us!

Agnes will be joining us in our X’mas Make and Take on 29th Oct 2011 (Saturday) at Junior De Artist!

She has specially designed the following project for our event, so do come and give her support!

You may like to visit her blog for more ideas and techniques.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a happy Wednesday, everyone!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Technique - Water Coloring

Hi everyone, thanks for coming back to the Hero Arts Challenge Blog!

Our 1st JDA video is out~ finally!
We are so happy to have Freddy in our 1st video (Yeah! Clap! Clap!)

Freddy will share about how to apply Water Coloring technique on Hero Arts Flowers.

Here’s a closer look at Freddy’s gorgeous card from the video, as well as two additional samples he created using the same coloring technique.

Cool things happen when water and watercolour crayons meet!

Aren’t they beautiful?

Thanks for the inspiration, Freddy! This fun and easy coloring technique has so much potential.

Learn how to enjoy one FREE Water Coloring class with Freddy!
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Thanks so much for joining us and have a happy Thursday, everyone!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Are you ready for our NEW Challenge??

Challenge theme for October :

Create a card using any Hero Arts stamps from 2011 release, with a minimum of 3 colours from the rainbow.

Can’t remember the 7 colours from the rainbow?
Just remember the name ROY G.BIV
Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet

Prize of the Challenge will be $50 Hero Arts Vouchers
The deadline is 26 October, 2359.

For your convenience to upload your card entry, we have created a link on the right panel under the heading "JDA Hero Arts Challenge Flickr Group".

Rules and regulations for challenge are:

1. All entries must use only HERO ARTS stamps
2. Hero Arts products such as inks and papers are strongly encouraged to be used on the entries
3. Each person can submit more than one entry but only one card will be pick as winner
4. Only entries from Singapore will be accepted
5. Entries are submitted only for this challenge and no multiple challenge blogs submission

Submission and tagging:

1. To submit your entry, upload the photo of your card to the JDA - Hero Arts Challenge Flickr group or on Junior De Artist Pte Ltd Facebook Page.
2. For more information on uploading to Flickr, click Hero Arts website. They provide a great explanation.
3. Please tag your entry as Challenge#Oct2011
4. Deadline is before 26 Oct 2011, 11.59pm

Shortlisting and winner selection:

1. For each challenge, JDA will shortlist cards for the winner
2. You will be contacted by us to submit your card to the JDA store for the winner selection round
3. For shortlisted entries, please include a detailed description of supplies used on the back of the card
4. You will receive a S$10 voucher once you send your card to JDA. Winner will be announced in the next challenge
5. All shortlisted entries are non-returnable
• Judges’ decision is final and no further correspondence will be entertained
• Junior De Artist reserves the right to use all entries for any advertising or publicity purposes
• Junior De Artist reserve the right to disqualify any entries that are deemed to be incomplete or with illegible handwriting
• All prizes cannot be exchanged for cash and have to be redeemed within the validity period

We love to see more people participating in the challenge and take up card-making as hobbies. So do spread the word around about this challenge blog.

We are looking forward to your entries! Seriously we can't wait!
Ready, steady, GO!!!

JDA Challenge Blog Team

Winner for Blog Candy

Finally the winner for the Blog Candy is out! Are you excited?
The winner is........(Drumroll)


Please proceed to JDA to claim your prize!

We have decided to give away the Blog Treat BUT…we will give away to one lucky follower who is able to come up with the most creative reason on why he/she deserve this Candy Treat.

So please drop us a yummy reason for the yummy treat before 31st October 2011, Monday 10pm.

The winner will be announced on Wednesday, 2nd November, 12pm.

Please look out in our next post for our NEW Blog Challenge!
Stay tune!

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Our BLOG CANDY event is offically over!

A VERY BIG THANK YOU to all who have participated in this event!

Winner will be announced on 5th October 2011, 12 noon

Stay tune for more upcoming events!