Jan 30, 2016

Hero Arts Succulents

Colored with Prismacolor pencils, a few Copic markers, and a white gel pen.  It uses the fun Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Succulents set, which I just got and love.  The sentiment is from a retired Hero Arts set. 

Also used a Memory Box circle stencil to place the black dots -- the stencils gave me a spot to use a marker to dot in an even pattern.  Learned this trick from Julie Ebersole.  She's got a ton of tricks up her stamping sleeve.

I owe a few of you answers to some questions, one about doing some design work, and one about how I made a particular card.  Promise that I will get to these!  The recent snow storm damaged our home, and most of last weekend and this week was taken up addressing that problem.  Luckily, it turned out to be relatively minor damage, but good grief, weather! 



  1. This is stunning and the polkas are such a fun addition.
    Glad that the damage turned out to be minor...but so not fun :(

  2. glad your home is all safe and sound - we are expecting 5-8" here early next week - wonderful coloring on the card - love the polka dot background - perfect for the plant.

  3. So glad to hear that you are alright! This is one uber cool succulent and the polka background is TDF! Had to pin it!

    1. ps forgot to add that I made a card yesterday with black polkas in the background too.... but mine are just 'slightly' bigger, aren't they so much fun and to me they will never be out of fashion.

  4. Your coloring on this card is amazing Joan! It looks like you could reach out and touch it. Just gorgeous!

  5. What a wonderful card, I think succulents are hard to do...but yours is wonderful! I also love the technique for the dots you used from Julie, must remember that! Also glad to hear that the damage to your home ended up being more minor than thought, hope all is well now.

  6. I wondered about you and the snow storm. Glad it was only minor damage, but that's bad enough. Really love this card in all its stunning simplicity, Joan.


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