Thursday, January 19, 2012

I ♡ Hero Arts: Day 4

Hi!  Today's card features the gorgeous Classic Tea Flower stamp from Hero Arts.  I normally shy away from any images that need to be colored, but I just couldn't resist this one.  I stamped it on watercolor paper and then used Distress Inks mixed with water to color in the flower.  Very simple and almost impossible to mess up! ;)




I'll be back tomorrow with one more card to share this week!

40 comments:

Wendy ten Hove said...

Pretty! Love the white base, with the kraft over it and the flower is gorgeous! The pearls are the perfect finishing touch! Very lovely!
Hugs, Wendy

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Wow! Gorgeous! I don't color either so I like the sounds of impossible to mess up. ;)

judy said...

Simply beautiful, Kelly!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

So beautiful! I love the placement and colors of the pearls! Thanks so much!
Lisa

Lin said...

This is becoming a real favorite of mine.....every card I see with it is a winner! Love your design here, Kelly!

Lisa Echerd said...

Beautiful coloring with the distress inks. Love the randomly sprinkled pearls.

momi said...

Stunning! You made such a beautiful flower here! The color of flower is matching so well with the other colors. Thanks for sharing. :)

donna mikasa said...

now i know i NEED that flower and sentiment set!
gorgeous card, kelly!

AnitaRex said...

Love it! I have been on the fence over this flower stamp and sentiment set but not I know! :> Love how you colored it Kelly! I love that your blogging everyday this week and want to encourage you to keep the blogging up, I miss ya!

Tanya said...

OH this is gorgeous! Love the kraft and that gorgeous flower.

Judy1223 said...

Kelly, this is pure loveliness! Great idea to paint it with distress inks and water...I'll have to try that!

pcm said...

beautiful!

Karen said...

It may be simple to make but it makes a statement. So elegant.

Denise Bryant said...

This is gorgeous! I love the kraft cardstock with the printed paper accents, and the coloring on the flower is absolutely lovely! Very nice combo!
DeniseB

Cris said...

Beautiful! That flower on kraft makes a great card! Love it!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

A pretty card. Love the pink color of the rose and patterned paper all on that kraft card.

Isha said...

Gorgeous card. Love all the coloring. TFS

Kathy (krolski) said...

Wow, so gorgeous! Love this Kelly!

Sue McRae said...

I love how you can take a clean and simple design and really make it shine!

Michelle W said...

Lovely card! I love the look of the patterned paper and the stamped sentiment.

Atticelf said...

So CAS and feminine. Very pretty.

Tiffany said...

Perfectly gorgeous! I love it!

cheiron said...

Absolutely fabulous flower!

Melissa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the reds against the kraft...very classy.

Cher said...

so pretty!...and tyvm for showing me a card I can't mess up...someone been telling you about me, eh? luv my distress inks too!

Linda E said...

Love your stunning card!

Sandy said...

You know, I would be so thrilled to receive a card like this. You are so very talented!

Louise said...

I really love this flower! Great job coloring it with Distress ink!

Louise C.

Kathy said...

Beautiful card! I shy away from coloring too so I will have to give this technique a try.

MicheyMoo said...

For someone who shies away from colouring images you've done a super splendid job on this one! Love the colours and the mixture of paper patterns/textures with that yummy Kraft. xx

Bast said...

This card is so pretty! Love the flower and the embellishment you chose! TFS

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Emily said...

Love this one too ...

jintyoo7 said...

Gorgeous, beautifully coloured - is there a little shimmer?

Johanna said...

Well, you were right to try and colour it because it looks really nice :)

Lisa K said...

I love that rose stamp. Those little pearls add something. Very nice.

Barb Ghig said...

Hi Kelly,
Another really pretty card! I love how the pink pops against the Kraft cardstock!
Thanks so much for participating!

Teri "Terrific" said...

Beautiful card; the pearls are an especially nice touch :)

Michelle said...

This is just absolutely beautiful!! I love the kraft, white & pink! Gorgeous!!!

Ruby said...

Hi Kelly, your card is just beautiful. I just couldn't get it out of my head when I saw it and ended up doing a CASE on my blog for our Play Date Cafe dt post. You can see the link here.. http://www.ruby2shoesdesign.blogspot.com/2012/01/play-date-cafe-fond-farewell.html. I hope I've linked it all ok etc for you. Thank you for such fab inspiration!

Drew said...

Beautiful coloring with the distress inks. Love the randomly sprinkled pearls.