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Special Guest Designer - Simon Hurley

by Hero Arts May 11, 2018 9 Comments

Today we are excited to have a very special guest joining us - Simon Hurley! If you follow Simon, you know he's young, and an avid user of social media. We love the fun idea he had for planning today's card! Take it away, Simon!

Hi friends! It's Simon Hurley and today I am excited to share a project that my creative followers helped me create. When creating my project, I posted polls on Instagram and had my followers vote on what products and colors I should use. This was super fun to create a card inspired by my followers with awesome products that they chose.


55% of my followers voted that I should use the adorable puppy from the Headline Messages stamp set. So, I quickly colored the pup using watercolors and used it as the focal image on the card.


52% of my followers voted on the String Background Bold Prints stamp and 71% voted for the Ombre Meadow ink pad to create an ink blended background. To create the colorful background, I heat embossed the background stamp to create a resist for the ink colors. Then, I blended on the colors using blending sponges and light pressure. I like using the ombre inks for backgrounds because they have three colors that coordinate beautifully together and it takes out the guesswork.


I stamped the "This just in... You're the best" sentiment that 89% of my followers voted for. I love the fun news related sentiments that go along with the puppy image! I finished off the card with a few sequins from the Seashore Sequin Mix that 71% of my followers voted on.

Thanks so much for stopping by to see my project inspired by my followers. I hope it inspired you to create something fun!

Thank YOU for joining us on the blog today, Simon!

And thanks to all of you for stopping by.





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9 Responses

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

May 14, 2018

Thak you Simon for this lovely card.

Linda Grady
Linda Grady

May 12, 2018

My friend just picked up a stencil similar to this squiggly lines, so I shared with her; she liked it and gave her an idea on how to use it. Thanks for the tip on blending with the Ombre inks; I just had to order them when they came out and don’t use them very often. Can see how they would easily blend.

creatingincolors
creatingincolors

May 11, 2018

That’s an adorable card. I really like the design and colors in the background because they can be used for any type of card.

Becky Moore
Becky Moore

May 11, 2018

Simon, this turned out perfect!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

May 11, 2018

Love this cute card from Simon and that background is wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us!!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

May 11, 2018

This is wonderful! I love the choice of colors, the pretty background and the adorable pup :)

Barbara Rademacher
Barbara Rademacher

May 11, 2018

I forgot to say, so let me add here: Your idea of crowd-sourcing an art work is very, very interesting and original!

Barbara Rademacher
Barbara Rademacher

May 11, 2018

How adorable! I love dogs and dog stamps. I especially like your card.

Amy Tsuruta
Amy Tsuruta

May 11, 2018

Simon, your card is perfect! Love the different elements you combined!