Saturday, November 5, 2011
tidings. Yep-I know I am a bit early with this but hey...one can never be too organized when it comes to holiday prep. I needed to make two holiday cards and thought that I would go with Hero Arts in order to enter them in both the 2Peas Contest as well as the monthly HA contest. I have never done anything in 2Peas before and I really am not sure that I have uploaded my cards correctly. I actually have been on a break from challenges as I found that I was not enjoying myself and just generally getting stressed out when cardmaking. Like, I never uploaded in time, I goofed on challenge requirements or, in this current 2Peas case I cannot seem to navigate the site. And really, while I understand that it must be "easy" and user friendly I also understand that I am actually a fairly intelligent person.....hence, my incredibly high degree of frustration when the uploading/navigation/posting and editing doesn't go smoothly. Oh well, I hope that I will eventually learn my way around the 2Peas site and in the meantime I am also entering this into the monthly HA challenge with my cards' qualifying for the "bling" category. Seriously, did you even doubt that when they announced "bling" as being a contest category that I would even hesitate to join in? So, my personal challenge was to bling up both cards without any added gems, pearls etc....I wanted to bling-ify the cards with out my usual add - on embellies so, I tried to bling by using color, layers, and stickles and I am actually really pretty happy with the results. So, here they be:
This particular stamp uses the HA Classic Holly stamp here which I then stamped numerous times on the card. Then, I colored with copics, stickled with Diamond stickles and done!
This card is from the HA clear set called Christmas Reindeer found here and the background is also HA called Tiny Flakes found here . Again, colored with copics and stickled. I believe I will probably be "stickling" from now till at least post Valentine's Day......Thanks so much for stopping by.....I am glad that I was able to share these!