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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!