Sunday, 17 May 2009

Hero challenges

I've recently discovered the Hero Arts blog and their weekly challenges, I'm a huge Hero fan and recently treated myself to a few more of their fab stamps :)

Last week's challenge was to take inspiration from a given selection of cards in the Hero gallery, I chose this one and here's my version:

Stamps - CL289 Dolls (Hero Arts)/ Thinking of You Messages (Hero Arts)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Other - Copic markers

Oh, so simple! I love these Russian dolls, they remind me of the many dolls I saw when I visited Russia several years ago. I'd really love to go back, such a fascinating country.

The latestt challenge was to use dots on a card which I tried to do without it looking too 'busy' - dots on the stamp, dotty paper, dots in the punched border and the button elements.

Stamps - I Care Frame Messages (Hero Arts)
Card - Kraft (PTI)/So Saffron (SU)/Bitty Dots papers (PTI)
Other - Copic Markers/buttons/Fiskars border punch/pink thread

Thanks for visiting, I wonder if it will ever stop raining!

Kate x


Me said...

Ooh those dolls are adorable - My Dad is a big Russia Fan too and acutaully brought me back a little set of dolls like those a few years back.

Extra lovely cards today x

KimB said...

HI Kate,
as ever great job on the cards, that Russian doll stamp is very cute, and you were tastefully restrained on the dots and that wouldn't be easy !! I might have been tempted to go right to the other end of the spectrum. But I think you got it right.


Chrissy's Creations said...

I love them both, fabulous cards.

JanJ said...

Fab cards Kate, love those Russian Dolls, they're gorgeous

Jan xx

Ryemilan said...

These cards are very, very pretty Kate. i especially love the dotty one. It is lovely!


Aimes said...

I'm a HUGE Hero Arts fan too - though you probably already guessed that! Love your take on the card - that Russian Doll is adorable! I think I may need this Russian Doll to keep my Japanese Dolls company - what d'ya reckon?
Never been to Russia (or Japan!) but would love to go - so much culture and history!
The last card has just the right amount of 'dottyness'! Not too much, not too little! I'm not dizzy after looking at it - just jealous LOL!

Saxo Stamper said...

Lovely Kate, really like the dotty border

K x

simplyfairies said...

Love it..... those russian dollies are cute too!