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Thursday, September 10, 2015

ANOTHER HERO ARTS MAKEOVER

Hero Arts has a new blog look - a great makeover - easy to navigate and looks fantastic.  They also are having a challenge for us to do makeover on one of our own cards.  I did one already and then went thru some oldies and decided to update one of cards with one of the HA all time favorites of mine - hydrangea.  

MAKEOVER

2012 ORIGINAL
Actually I like the coloring on the old version, but the rest of it is pretty scary - way too busy - no white space.  For my makeover, I stamped the hydrangea in distress pumice stone and then colored with Zig clean brush markers and water - I was aiming for no line watercoloring - didn't quite make it - but I like it anyway.  Instead of just straight line cuts, I used MFT stitched edges, added the little Clearly Besotted sentiment and some clear sequins - done and dusted!

I couldn't find the hydrangea (K5376) on HA website, but did find it in several places on the secondary market.  Think HA needs to make it in a clear stamp along with a matching die - would buy it in a minute!  I took mine off the wooden block and made it into a cling of sorts.

Thanks for visiting today and your kind comments.  Betty

8 comments:

  1. Yes, definitely a great idea for them to bring back this stamp......it's a fave of mine, too. Love your new version, Betty!

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  2. Yes, definitely a great idea for them to bring back this stamp......it's a fave of mine, too. Love your new version, Betty!

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  3. Gorgeous hydrangea, Betty - just love the natural look of it! And, you're right - the white space on this update looks great! The inspiration version is so pretty too!

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  4. Beautifully done Betty. It really shows how much you have come on in the last few years.

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  5. Love this hydrangea! I don't see the stamped lines! I like the cleaner look too!

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  6. Gorgeous hydrangea, Betty! I love your coloring and that you chose text and a pattern for your background! Really great makeover!

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  7. Fabulous makeover Betty! I agree, the first one is a little "busy" but then card styles have changed too! LOVE the coloring on your current card - Beautiful
    :-)

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  8. great makeover Betty, I love that stamp, everytime Iook at my stamps to clear some out, this one always makes the gotta keep it pile.

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