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Hero Arts Dahlia


a2z scrapbooking February challenge

Hi everyone, its Gwendolyn here today on the a2z Scrapbooking blog to inspire you to join our February challenge with the wonderfully romantic mood board to celebrate the month of love!

For this card, I was inspired by the red and pale pink colours & the flowers to create a clean and simple card using Hero Arts Floral Dahlia stamp, which my fellow DT member Karen Gave me for Christmas. I decided to give my watercolours a break and use my Prismacolor pencils instead, and I have to say it was nice to use a medium I could control! The lines on the stamp also help to figure out where to add the shadings, which is really very useful.

Hero Arts Dahlia color pencil cu

After stamping the whole image with  Hero Arts Soft Granite ink, I first highlighted the lines of each petal with Crimson Red and then softly went over the extreme edges of each petal with Pink, making sure to leave the centres uncoloured. As I decided my light source would come from the top side, I gave the bottom half of my dahlia a darker shading. The leaves were coloured with Chartreuse first before adding the darker green called Grass Green. To create a smooth blend after I added all the colours I wanted, I went over each petal with a white colour pencil. The centre of the flower was then coloured using Faber Castell Artist PITT brush pen.


To finish, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with Hero Arts Black ink and added some water drops using my Goosebumps clear texture spray, but instead of spraying, I unscrewed the top and let some droplets fall onto my card. They dry hard so those water droplets stay nice and plump!

Well, I hope you liked my card and that it inspires you to one for our challenge. You have until the 28th of February to enter your card at the a2z Scrapbooking blog here. I look forward to seeing your entries! Have a great week! Hugs, Gwendolyn




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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge




a2z scrapbooking february challenge


Please join us in this month’s “Mood Board” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp set AND, if you used Hero Arts or Sugartree Stamps, a $20 gift card to our etsy store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products as well as a nice selection of digital stamps! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Gwendolyn15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.




Author: Gwendolynwatercolors

Follow me on my journey as I try to quench my insatiable hunger to constantly create something new! Visit my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/desperatehousewifecraft to see my creation process.

4 thoughts on “Hero Arts Dahlia

  1. You did an amazing job coloring this pretty bloom!!!

  2. What a beauty. Beautiful coloring.