Hello! I’m Alison Heikkila and I am really happy you stopped by today. This month, I was asked to be a Guest Designer for the Stay Crafty with Hero Challenge Blog. I was thrilled when I was asked. This challenge blog is run by the Hero Arts Design Team. The challenge this month is “Hip to Be Square.” I tried to really think outside the box (pun intended) for this one!
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I used Hero Arts’ Ornate Carousel for this card. I have always enjoyed doing the “spotlight coloring” technique, where you color only in the confines of a specific shape. Normally, I only have only one area colored in, but I thought it would be fun to have many squares colored.
I die cut a square piece of cardstock, and traced around it in various places that I wanted to highlight with color. Then, using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and some Starry Colors on the stars. I erased my pencil lines when I was finished coloring everything in. I inked the edges of my white card base with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.
The spotlight coloring technique is a great way to breathe new life into your stamps. You can use any shape you want, though I find that basic shapes are the most effective. I’ll have another project for the Hip to Be Square challenge from Stay Crafty with Hero later this month. I went a completely different route with that card, so I hope you’ll come back to check it out. In the meantime, you should join the challenge this month. Click HERE to get the details, and be sure to use the hashtags #heroarts and #staycraftychallenge if you post your creations to Instagram. Thank you to the Hero Arts team for having me this month! I am truly honored. Thanks so much to you for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!