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August 21, 2010

Challenge Day 5 + giveaway

Happy Friday. (Boy... that is music to my ears.)

It is Day 5 of my fun challenge with Joy. Today? Today we both used the fabulous Hero Arts Dogwood stamp.

After stamping the kraft card with Hero Hues White Chalk Ink and the dots background, I stamped the dogwood with black ink. I then heavily colored the image with colored pencils. (I put the coloring on so thick that you can't see the kraft background through it.) And after a bit of blending with a blending pencil, I had this...

082010 Dogwood JenMcGuire Supplies: Hero Arts dogwood, dots and greeting; Hero Arts kraft notecard; Hero Hues White Chalk Ink; Colored pencils; Blending pencil; Antique Linen Distress Stickles

Forgot to mention - I added Antique Linen Distress Stickles to the center of the flowers. When it dries, it looks like tiny flakes of fools gold. Love.

Many people ask - THESE are the kraft notecards I love. They have matching envelopes...


And THIS is the fab stamp we used...


Be sure to check out Joy's take on this stamp HERE. She is amazingly talented.

Oh - and I picked/emailed two random giveaway winners of this Tim Holtz die: Cher (who left a comment on my post) and Kelly Massman who left a comment on Joy's)...

(And a big thanks to Simon Says Stamps for donating these prizes!)

More tomorrow!


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This is such a beautiful site to see, I adore how you have coloured this stamp, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Jen, love it girl! Hugs!

nice to know that i don't have to invest in Copics to do sophisticated blending. i'll have to get out my colored pencils and practice.

What a lovely combination - must try using this stamp on kraft!

Great card! I love dogwoods--I'm from Missouri!

wow wow wow!!! that card is stunning.....thanks for sharing the link to the craft cards and envelopes...I've been looking allover for them

Awesom card. Have to try out the colorpencils on craft. thanks.

Love the colors!!! Kraft cardstock is GREAT!

Great card! Love that stamp. Have a great day!

i love coloring on kraft! this is absolutely gorgeous, jennifer!

Thanks for the prize!!! I love the dogwood card! That is our state tree!

I love dogwoods. Nice job!

How pretty!! The colors are amazing...
- April W

I don't think I've ever seen the dogwood, stamped and colored on kraft. It turned out so pretty! Love the dotted background too!


The dense colouring is divine, I don't think i will ever tire of seeing this stamp image. Thank you both for a fantastic week of stunning cards.

Love distress sticless on the centre of the dogwood,look beautiful and fix. I love ranger collection especial Tim Holtz,

you are amazing - this is wonderful!
now on to see Joy's work of beauty!

Beautiful! Love the pencil crayon on the kraft!

Beautiful card.

Simply beautiful!! Love the Dogwood on kraft cs! The Stickles are LOELY!!

I am just loving this stamp, and it isn't my usual type I am drawn to. Love with both of you ladies did today.
Congrats to the winners from yesterday!

Oh, this is fabulous!!! TFS.

This is so pretty! I love dogwoods and you have done such a beautiful job on it.

Love your one-layer on kraft, Jennifer! Beautiful colors! It's been fun watching you and Joy create together!

That is a lovely card Jennifer. I had a chance to pick up that stamp, but I didn't have enough money on me at the time.. now I'm wondering if I should have picked it up and not gotten the other two Hero Arts stamps that had been high on my wish list.... my problem, like everyone else's, is that I like way too much stuff, and not enough money for it all!! LOL

love the card--so pretty!

I'm amazed by how you color your images. That really "makes" the stamp! Love the kraft cardstock, too.

Gorgeous gorgeous card ! Love how how the colours just blend together ! love the colouring !

Love that stamp and the way you did it!

This has been a fun week as you and Joy have challenged one another. Love you card today!!!

Beautiful card. I love the colored pencil on the kraft and the white dots. Thanks for the link to the kraft notecards too! Off to check out Joy's creation!

Lovely. Enjoyed the week!

Beautiful card, your colouring is stunning!

Beautiful stamp, and gorgeous coloring! I love that technique! Thanks for reminding me about it!

This card is absolutely beautiful! You ladies are so talented.

Your card is lovely!

I bow down to you lady... you are VERY talented... Thanks so much for sharing!

Ah, I have been on the bike for the last week (Blue Ridge Parkway, Nashville, home to see Mom, and back to Upstate NY) sans Internet and while I have seen a lot of the US on the back of the Harley I have missed the week of Joy and Jennifer. Now that I am home and in front of the computer, I am enjoying the challenge, seeing how you two have played with the same stamp and came up with completely different looks! OH MY some amazing artwork here! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing!

I have really enjoyed this weeks challege. It was fun to see the different creative ways you guys used the same images. I hope you do this again sometime.

Oh I love those flowers; so, so beautiful!!

Ahhh...the beautiful dogwood blossoms! Love this card so much; and love dogwood stamps. Thanks for sharing! Nelda in TN nelda mc765 @

awwww so very very pretty! this is a GREAT stamp! definitely on the wish list! ty for the great links...and for the new die!!! luv it! ty ty ty...u are one amazing gal!

Just beautiful and colored pencils I have. Now just wish I could use them like you do :)

Striking. As always. You ROCK.

love the flowers.

just when i thought your cards could not get any better, you come up wth yet another one that tops another one... sooo pretty love the shading- amazing -wish i knew how to pull that off and i do love dogwoods as i am from South Carolina originally!

LOVE this card! I'll have to see if I can find a blending pencil now.

This is just gorgeous. I would have never thought of coloring on kraft paper. I had no idea it could turn out like this. Thank you again for another inspirational lesson.

Love the stamp. Love your coloring.

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