Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hero Arts Makeover Challenge


Have you heard?  Hero Arts' web site has a brand new look!!  And to celebrate they are hosting a Makeover Challenge, give a past project a makeover.

I am playing along and I've picked this one layer card to make over.

Here are the switch up facts:

  • Large Lotus Pattern stencil vs Long Leaves stencil
  • Mask off tag with faux stitches vs Rectangle stitch die cut
  • Digital butterfly coloured with pencils vs Color Layering Butteflies stamped ink
  • Birthday banner with inked shadow vs Thanks sentiment with hand-drawn shadow
To get the light shade on the butterfly, I first stamped the solid shape with Barn Door, then I spray the next layering stamp with a Perfect Pearl solution and stamped on top of solid colour.  Since distress ink reacts with water, it creates that shimmery white pattern; I stamped the black layer last.

Close up of shadows on sentiment:

Side by side comparison:

Hero Arts Long Leaves Stencil
Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies
Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Thanks
Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Congrats
Hero Arts Mid-Tone Shadow Ink (Wet Cement)
Ranger Distress Ink (Barn Door)
Memento Dye Ink (Tuxedo Black)
Ranger Perfect Pearl
MTF Stitched Rec STAX
Silver Gel Pen

Thanks for stopping by.  I wish you a lovely day!!


Bhavana said...

your both cards are amazing :)

Betty Keefe said...

both cards are wonderful but your makeover is outstanding - so much cleaner and great color combo - isn't it interesting how our style evolves!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love your make over! Fabulous card, Cindy! Its so pretty and trendy!

Kelly Latevola said...

I think both are beautiful! I do love the shadow on your sentiment in the second one though ;)

Barb Ghig said...

Both cards are so pretty, Cindy! I have to say that I love the Long Leaves for the's so elegant, and I love how you added the shadow to your sentiment! A really lovely 'Makeover'!!!

Chark said...

they're both so pretty, but I do love the colors on the second one...kinda afraid to go back and look at my old cards! lol!