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a2z Scrapbooking October 2017 Challenge

Hello everyone!!  We are back with another fabulous challenge this month.

Our new challenge this month is “Watercolor”!

New Challenge Rules:

Instead of just using Hero Arts products on your project you can use any products you have in your stash. Yayyyyyy!!  So for this new challenge create a project that showcase our challenge clue!  Be creative with this challenge.

This challenge will be pretty interesting.  The DT has creating some awesome projects to inspire you to play along with us.

Take a look:

Sue Nagata

Leslie Turner

Monica

Amazing isn’t it!!   I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month.  You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into Mr. Linky below.

New Prizes:

One challenge winner will be randomly chosen and will receive the digi stamp of the month. This month’s digi is Go Wild. If the winner uses a Hero Arts product, they also receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store.  The lucky winner will be announced on the 7th of November!!

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Supplies used:

Sue
Hero Arts CM180 Color Layering Holly
Hero Arts CM186 Color Layering Joy Message
Vellum
Distress Inks
Water spritzer
Adhesive faux pearls

Leslie
Hero Arts Irreverent Birthday Messages (special order at no extra cost)
Hero Arts Feathers Cut Files

Monica
Winter Silhouettes
Intense Black ink
Ganzai Tambi watercolors

Thank you so much for stopping by!


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Let It Snow, Let It Snow…

Hello everyone! Kymona here from Kreative Kymona, with a fun Christmas card that combines two of my favorite things to do.

Can you guess what those things are?  Yes, making cards and the other thing is……Knitting!!  Yes, I can knit, go figure.

When I saw this stamp set, I knew I wanted to bust out my knitting needles!

Take a look at my card:

Snowman sideview

You can’t tell me this little snowman isn’t warm around his neck, LOL!!  I think this card is so cute. I love how I was able to combine both of my passions together to create a card that anyone would love.

So you want to know how I created this card, here you go:

1. I used Hero Arts Bubble Confetti Stencil with Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste to create my snowball background on my card panel.

2. I stamp the snowman, his face and the sentiment from the Hero Arts Frosty Wishes stamp set with Hero Arts Black Ink.

3. I cut out the snowman and arms from Hero Arts Snowman Die Cuts.

4. I used my circle die to cut out the sentiment.

5. I sponged Hero Arts Shadow Ink Soft Pool on the edge of the sentiment circle and to add a soft color to my snowman.

6. I used Copic markers YR04 and YR07 to color his nose.

7. I added red buttons to the front of the snowman.

8. I knitted my snowman’s scarf and tied it around his neck.

Snowman closeup

9. I added glossy accents to my snowman’s eyes for added dimension.

10. I added foam adhesive to the back of my snowman and sentiment. The trick here is, I double the adhesive because the bulkiness of the scarf made the snowman not sit evenly on my card panel.

11. I added Clear Wink of Stella to the snowballs and the sentiment for a little shine.

12. I round the corners of my card panel.  I added smaller foam piece to the backside and adhered it to my card base for a finished card.

Snowman

So what do you think?  Isn’t this snowman and die set just the cutest set you’ve seen!! Isn’t neat how you can add things to your cards that are non-tools in your toolbox!!

For those who knit here are the instructions:

Cast on 3 stitches and knit for until your scarf is about 7″ long.  Bind off.

Simple and so easy to make.  It took me just a half an hour to create this scarf.

The items I used for my cards besides the knitting materials can all be found at the a2z Scrapbooking Store.  If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I used please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

I hope my card gives you some inspiration to participate in our Current Challenge.  It runs to the end of the month.  The theme is Autumn and Christmas.  You have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store.  Hope to see you there!

Supplies used:

Snowman Die cuts Frosty Wishes Hero Arts Black Ink Soft PoolBubble Confetti Stencil Wendy Veechi Embossing Paste

Supplies use for knitting:

Grey Brown Marl knitting needles

 

Thanks for stopping by!!

Kymona