I told you it would be something big!
BasicGrey and Hero Arts have teamed up to bring you a week's worth of sketches and inspiration over on the Hero Blog (and here too, of course!)! Headed by the amazing Jennifer McGuire, the Hero girls and I have created some really fun projects all based on sketches! Sketches are such fantastic timesavers and creative block destroyers that I can't get enough of them! So glad to be working with Hero during this week! Add to it that we're all using the same products each day so you'll really get to see diverse ways to use them!
To kick off the fun, we are pairing BasicGrey's newest line Bittersweet with Hero Arts' Patterned Hearts, an adorable new stamp set for 2009 that they just sneaked today! So let's get started :)
I did a layout for our first joint project. There are couple of techniques I used that you might find fun to try. First I cut away a large circle from my main base page, then mounted another page under it. I liked the the depth it created which is quite a bit different than if I had just cut a circle and mounted it on top of my base. For the "conversation hearts" I used Hero's Patterned Hearts stamped with white pigment ink onto white cardstock. I then embossed them with clear embossing powder. When that was done, I rubbed various shades of chalk ink over them to get this fun "resist". I finished by cutting them out with decorative scissors and scattering about my page. And because I couldn't find a title I wanted that fit in the space I had, I created my own in Word and cut it out with a craft knife.
BasicGrey Bittersweet Papers: Almond Toffee , Vanilla Fudge, Essence, Blushing Pink
BasicGrey Bittersweet Element Stickers
BasicGrey Bittersweet Chip Sticker ABCs
Hero Arts Patterned Hearts
Colorbox (Clearsnap) Chalk ink
Versacolor (Tsukineko) White Pigment Ink
Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
Queen & Co. brad
Zig Brown journaling pen
Here's the sketch Hero created off my layout so that you can create something fun of your own:
Now hurry and head over to Hero's blog for a card sketch by Jen and several other Bittersweet/Hero projects! I understand there's some great challenges you can participate in to win some goodies! (Here's a little sneak of her project...Isn't her son soooo cute!?!)
But before you go, be sure to post a comment (about the holidays, your favorite sketch site, your favorite BG or Hero products - anything, really!) sometime this week and you'll be entered to win a HUMONGOUS holiday package filled with goodies from both companies (and many others!) And be sure to check back each day this week for more Hero Arts and BasicGrey!
Happy Monday, all!