Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Stamping Watercolor Backgrounds With Hero Arts' Shari Carroll!




Large Lotus Background


Who knew you could mix Hero Arts Stamps, Tim Holtz Ink Stains and Ranger Mini Misters and get a delicate background like in the card above!??! Thanks to Hero Arts' Shari Carroll we now know what a washed-out look is.


My Favorite Things Daisy Die Cut


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Hero Arts NEW Summer Release has FABULOUS Framed Message Stamps to try!




I hope Shari Carroll's creation has inspired you to think outside the box :)


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42 comments:

  1. Well summer days is outing with my nephews and niece.. we plan outings to the zoo, the local amusement park and the water park.. plus loads of activities including outdoor sports.. love the summer time because I have less of work pressure and can devote time to them...

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  2. I am spending the summer swimming and having fun with my kids!

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  3. Such awesome stamps here from Hero Stamp. They´re really great.
    My summer will mostly be spent with my 7 granddaughters, who all wants to come and stay here, when they´re free of school. Thjey had the last day before the holiday last friday and we were to a wedding saturday, where the first 2 came and asked if they could come home with us alreadyha ha ha, si I´m pretty sure, I´ll get to craft a lot between spending time in the pool, if else the weather will cooperate with us here, and I just so look forward to that.

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  4. We are just coming into winter, so will be spending plenty of time in my craft room

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  5. Wow this card is so soft & pretty :) x

    Well we will be having lots of little trips around our lovely ireland-no doubt they will be rain filled but the memories made are always worth it ;)

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  6. I'm taking the summer off from work. I'm going to relax, spend some time making cards, play with my dogs, and maybe go visit my sister and family. The best part is I don't have to make plans, I can just do whatever I want.

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  7. I'm attending the Summer Card Camp organized by Kristina Werner & Jennifer McGuire. Spending my summer afternoons learning more on techniques and making new crafting friends.

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  8. I'm coming to Florida to see the mouse this summer :)

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  9. love the Hero Arts' tutorial and stuff...I will spend my summer with working and crafting, because we will have a holiday to the Caribbean in December!
    xxx Margreet

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  10. Fab stamps and great project. This summer I am going camping. I cant wait. Thanks for the chance. Hugs,moni

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  11. So far this summer, I've been to Memphis and saw Steve Martin "live" in concert. I also got to spend last weekend at a fabulous bed and breakfast in Jackson, Mississippi being totally "pampered." :) I'm looking forward to the rest of a wonderful summer swimming, reading outside, etc. Thanks for the chance to win new "toys" (I mean stamps....wink). :)

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  12. After going to Hawaii this spring I am spending my Summer at home. But participating in the Summer Card Camp and learning all kinds of new things. And at the end of the summer my family has an "Annual Cousins Campout." Going on our 18th year and we have grown to a group of almost 20! We even have craft time! :)

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  13. One son is off to BC to become a Glider pilot, me and my youngest son will take the via train to Sarnia to visit a friend. The rest of the time we'll all be beach hoping!!
    Laura

    Have a great summer.

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  14. I'm saving for a Big Shot & will get stuck in once that arrives. In the meantime I'm working on colouring.
    Paula (PEP)

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  15. Pretty card! love the soft colors! Thanks for sharing with us!
    I am looking forward to taking a week's vacation from work! Not even sure what I'll do with the time off, but it will be so nice to get to sleep in and not have to be at work at 5am! I may head down to my Mom's for a visit for a few days of that time.
    DeniseB

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  16. We are going to the beach. A whole week of nothing to do. I will miss my stamps though.

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  17. What a wonderful tutorial! I am new to crafting and I really enjoy watching tutorials to learn new techniques. My family plan on going to the beach this summer! Thanks so much for sharing your skills!

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  18. We are going to be spending three weeks exploring the wonders of Western Canada and returning to our home base in Quebec via the USA! Do I ever feel some creative scrapbook layouts coming on when we get back. Of course I will need even more supplies.......

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  19. will be going up the hill with amusement park and...casino...voila! It is a cool place in our hot country here in Malaysia. Genting Highland...here I come...$$$

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  20. I follow and I am babysitting with my darling new granddaughter and she is a delight, so that's fun for me! If I had the money, I'd take an Alaskan cruise, but alas, we'll stay in the A/C here and enjoy it!

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  21. Fun this summer? spending as much time outside as possible! :)

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  22. We love the concerts in the park near our house and we'll be spending time with family on the fourth of July at the beach! After that it will be card-making sessions with friends and starting to make Christmas cards! And just enjoying the relaxing feel of summer days!

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  23. Going to San Diego! Thanks for a chance to win! And the roly flower die looks like fun!

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  24. Thanks for sharing that great watercolor background tutorial! What fun things are we going to do this summer?? Go camping!! Can't wait to get out there and have some fun!! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  25. That card is beautiful! This summer I'm just going to relax and keep up on my crafting blogs! =)

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  26. I love Shari's work! So simple, unique and sophisticated at the same time.

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  27. I like the idea to use the stamps for background! thnaks
    as to summer - I'm going to Spain in a week - what can be better for a summer!

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  28. Pretty card and wonderful technique...I will have to try it! Thanks for a chance to win also!

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  29. Hoping to enjoy every minute of summer. Water parks, watermelon, BBQs and fireflies. Love it!

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  30. This weekend we're having a birthday/cookout for my son
    We're going to the beach a little later

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  31. LOVE the tutorial. That is such a pretty stamp! Thanks so much!
    We are going to North Carolina in 2 weeks for 10 days. My husband works there. We are going to the Biltmore. It is AWESOME!
    Thanks so much
    Susan

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  32. Quite summer for us here. I plan on making lots of cards though. LOL I will enjoy my garden and try to keep it weeded.

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  33. I am a HUGE Hero Arts fan - LOVE their stamps. And that flower die cut looks amazing! I am going to visit my son and daughter-in-law in Denver in July, and then again with the entire family the middle of September.

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  34. hero arts rocks!!! i am going to take my gorgeous dog and other half to the beach it will be my dogs first ever time bless him thx for the giveaway xx

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  35. What a fab stamp set to win! My summer includes lots of time poolside. :)

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  36. We're going to my in-laws cottage on a lake, beautiful place to visit in the summer!

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  37. We are planning a camping weekend with my 4 grown boys-2 are married with families (3 Grandchildren)--should be fun.

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  38. Such awesome stamps!!!!
    We will be having lots of little trips around around the country Georgia with my two children and husbend! Thanks!!!

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  39. Just hanging out with friends and enjoying the warm, summer evenings! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  40. I'm not actually planning anything for this summer, as we're saving to go to New York next year! But I'm sure we'll get some day trips to the coast and picnics with our doggy!

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  41. I'm not sure what I'm going to be doing this summer, I have a empty nest and I am totally lost without my boys they have been my whole life :-(

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  42. I'm now following you -- and as for summer, this year we are making our own king-sized bed -- and I want to use that as a jumping off point to redo our whole bedroom!

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