Friday, March 20, 2009

heroic *AND* artistic!

hello and welcome to a very special caardvarks challenge! what's so special about it, you ask? well, this time our sponsor is hero arts, makers of awfully fabulous rubber stamps & accoutrements. they were kind enough not only to offer the prize, but they also sent along some verrrrrrry cool products for the design team to try:

hero arts goodies galore: all occasion messages, asian frames, heart-winged butterfly and gemstones;

so of course we have a bigger-than-usual gallery crammed full of glorious eye candy: cards, projects, all sorts of great stuff! in addition, we are honored to have a celebrity guest designer, none other than ms. jennifer mcguire!

but what IS the challenge? you have until midnight april 3rd to make a card based on this rather gorgeous sketch by my massively talented fellow caardvark, heidi van laar:

is that a great sketch, or what? so simple, yet could do ANYTHING with that baby, dontcha think?! i know i couldn't fit all my ideas into just ONE card...i had to make two!

(hero arts stamps: asian frames and heart-winged butterfly and gemstones; glossy cardstock: ranger; patterned paper: crafty secrets (stamped with the bamboo from asian frames) provocraft, anna griffin, plus a page from a japanese workbook + glossy textured origami paper; lg florals: heidi swapp; flower sequins: queen&co; diecut border: k&co; embossing inks & powders: psx; other: millinery pearls, foam tape)

(hero arts stamps: asian frames, all occasion messages and heart-winged butterfly; plus clear gemstones; cardstock: basic grey plus a page from a japanese workbook; diecut flowers & tag: k&co; embossing ink & powders: psx; other: colorbox inks, foam tape)

for complete details & more info...such as pics of the prize, design team sketch cards, links to the expanded gallery, and instructions on how to link up your creations...visit the caardvarks site! tomorrow i will be back with more projects featuring my hero arts swag!


  1. You crack me up....2 cards...whatta friday treat'ola for us!!!! I love what you've done with your HA goodies....gorgeous my dear...gorgeous!!!!

  2. Both cards are nice...great sketch, ya know?

    But I gotta tell ya, the first one is breathtakingly beautiful. A new Lauren fave for me. I'm gonna need categories, I think..."Fave Monsta card", "Fave Frankie the Flamingo Card", "Fave one-eyed, one horned, purple...card", "Fave elegant card", etc.

  3. June has it right...especially with those categories! LOL

    Beautiful cards but I think the second one is definitely more you! ;)

  4. *gasp!* Talk about gorgeous! I really love the colors on the second card especially. And how fab is Heidi?! Love that sketch and will DEFINITELY have to play along!

  5. Love these!! The white one is soo elegant and fancy, but The pink is my's so you!

    (-: Heidi

  6. *fainting*
    LOVING these, my friend! Too gorgeous!

  7. Beautiful! I love both cards and the STAMPING! These are both terrific Hero arts sets and you have done them up big time!

  8. These are both spectacular....look at all the fabulousness I miss when I go MIA....LOL! Can't wait to try out that sketch!


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