Hi all! Its the 1st of November and a new card challenge starts over at the a2z Scrapbooking blog, and this month the theme is “Give Thanks”. So link up your cards by the 30th of November and you might just win this month’s prize which is Hero Arts “Merry Background” digital stamp from the a2z Scrapbooking store. AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps on your card, a $20 gift card to our store!
We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving but Thank you cards are so handy to have. In fact I took on the challenge to provide 75 Thank You cards, in 30 days, for a German charity called Nestwärme! Its going to be good practise, and exposure, for my water-colouring, which I started almost a year ago and would love to become a poor struggling full time painter ;). You can see afew of my cards at the bottom of this post.
I decided to make a postcard for this challenge, which I will laminate once I’ve written on it, so that it won’t get destroyed in the mail. I used the sunflower from Hero Arts Poetic Petals digital stamp by printing it on a piece of watercolour paper and proceeded to colour it with Pastel pencils, PITT artist pens, & watercolours from the special Hero Arts & Daniel Smith 18 dot palette collaboration. I even added some shine with my Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen!
I love how the light caught all the different nuances in my sunflower! The sentiment comes from Hero Arts Thank You Messages stamp set.
As promised, afew of my hand painted cards I’m donating for the charity event. They’re all the same colours as I have to follow the colours of their logo.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll join us in this month’s challenge over at the a2z Scrapbooking blog. I look forward to seeing your cards in the link up!
The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code GWENDOLYN15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.
- Hero Arts Poetic Petals digital stamp
- Hero Arts Thank You Messages stamp
- Faber Castell PITT Pastel pencils
- Faber Castell PITT Artist pens
- Hero Arts Daniel Smith watercolor dot palette
- Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pens
I’m also sharing this card at:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes challenge
Inspire Create Challenge – Thankful
Try It on Tuesday – Thankful