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Hero Arts Poppy Background

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Hi all, its Gwendolyn here back with my last post for a2z Scrapbooking as I move on to other projects. I had such fun designing with this great team and I just want to thank everyone, especially Cindy, for being so supportive and helpful during my term here.

Poppy coaster

So for my last card, I wanted to do something different and also inspire you to join us in this month’s “Color It In” challenge. I just bought 100 pulp board coasters made from compact paper, with an idea to paint on them. So I decided to try it using stamps first and the Hero Arts poppy background in its square shape was just perfect for my project.

I first stamped it with Peacock Feathers distress ink, being careful to avoid the flowers, then coloured in the florals with my pink Zig Clean color real brush. I spritzed the whole stamp with fine mists of water and placed the coaster over my stamp. I started colouring in the large poppy with my Zig marker but realised that the coaster was absorbing it too fast and so I couldn’t blend it and it left very clear marks. So I switched to my watercolours and the result was much better. Once the paint dried, I brushed the whole coaster with clear Varnish so it would be waterproof and UV resistant.

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Well, I hope you liked my watercolour coaster, it was my first time so it’s not perfect but I think its important to share my mistakes too! If you’re interested to see my other watercolour coaster projects, do visit my blog.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see your projects in our challenge gallery here. Have a great day!

Gwendolyn

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

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Please join us in this month’s “Color It In” 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.

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Kitchen Silhouettes Welcome Home

Hello everyone,

I actually don’t have any scientific proof on this, but I truly believe the kitchen is the heart of a home.  So for my ‘Welcome Home’ card I chose to use the Kitchen Silhouettes Digi Kit.

 

To create this card, I printed the “background reverse” on white card stock multiple times and trimmed a 4 1/4 by 5 inch panel, then colored it with coloring pencils.  I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on a vellum band and wrapped it around the colored panel.  Adhered the colored panel to a hot pink card base.  From a separate non colored area, I hand cut the uncolored coffee pot and cup, stamped the heart and dots and attached to vellum band with foam adhesive.

This month’s challenge theme is to Color It In.   Have you play along yet?

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking march challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Color It In” 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 Cindy15 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.

 

 

 

 

Hero Arts City Adventures Digital Kit


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Hero Arts City Adventures

Hello it’s Karen today with a card about getting out there and checking out a big city near you. That would be San Francisco for me. The City Adventures Digital Set is perfect for that, look at that bridge.

Hero Arts City Adventure Digital Kit

You could use the images in this set for a card and for scrapbooking. The beauty is you can size them to fit your project and print or cut them out with an electronic die cutting machine. Here is what I did with some of the images.

Hero Arts City Adventures Digital Kit

San Francisco is about 45 minutes away when the traffic is decent. Of course I have been there many times. I am lucky almost all the time we go we get nice weather instead of a foggy day. My husband works in San Francisco so he sees it every week day.

To start off I did some ink blending on the background. That is after I adjusted the size of the bridge and printed it on the cardstock. I even looked up the hex code for the color of the Golden Gate. I don’t remember the code but the color is called international orange.

I then sized the scooter and the car and printed those. I colored with Copics, a metallic pen in silver and a Pen-touch pen. On the windows of the car I used Nuvo Glaze. You can’t really see it on the scooter but I put a touch of Nuvo on the headlight. I hand cut the car and scooter. I put some foam tape under the car and the scooter when attaching them. As far as the car I had to have that VW on there and it had to be orange. My first car.

I die cut a little bird and colored it gray with a Copic.

I stamped the sun and since it was more of an outline sun I did some ink blending on it.

Then there is the sentiment stamped with Versafine ink.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking march challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Color It In” 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 Karen15 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.

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Seventh Heaven Sun And Moon

Hello everyone,

I am sharing a couple projects  today featuring Hero Arts’ Seventh Heaven Digi Stamp.

 

For my first card, I was inspired by a wall hanging I saw in Mexico when I last traveled there.  It was a half sun and half moon together and I was really intrigued.  And this is what I came up with and it is quite similar to what I saw.

I love how this turned out btw!!  I used my image editor and resize both the sun and moon image, then I copy and paste the moon over the sun image.  First I outlined everything using color glaze pen expect the faces, this I used gold and silver gel pen to outline.  Next I filled in with Copic markers.  Lastly I added gold and silver dots in the triangle areas.  Here’s a couple close up.

 

To finished the card I trim the panel and adhere to black card panel and then use foam adhesive to a pink pattern paper which is glued to a 5 1/2 square card base.  To embellish I added a few star shape sequins.  I just love the colorful mosaic look on this card.

 

For my second card, I took a different approach with just two colors, gold and silver.

After I printed the same image, as on my first card, on white card stock, I darken the outlines with a black archival marker.  Then I painted with Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Gold and Pewter (Silver) watercolor ink.  While that dries, I gold heat embossed the sentiment and splattered the same ink on a black card base.  Then I carefully trimmed the sun moon image and adhere to the card front.

Do you spot something different in the sun ray between the two images (card 1 and card 2)?

Yes I doodled and extra line at the end of the curls and make it thicker on card 2.  It not only gives variation to the design, it was easier to hand cut too!   😀

 

This month’s challenge theme is to Color It In.   I hope I’ve inspired you to play along.  Scroll down to get the details.  🙂

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Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking march challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Color It In” 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 Cindy15 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.

 

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Hummingbirds

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Hi there! Its Gwendolyn and I’m here today to share a card I made to inspire you to join us in our latest challenge which is “Color It In”, so we would love to see any projects you made which you have coloured in and you can link them up here.

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I created my card using Hero Arts Spiral Petals stencil and Hero Arts Hummingbirds which you can get from the a2z Scrapbooking store. I wanted to create a form of a flower through my stencil so I added coloured paste through a part of the stencil, by first mixing blue liquid watercolour with a clear embossing paste, taping down the stencil on 250g mixed media card stock and adding the paste through the stencil with a spatula. Be sure to clean your stencil and spatula as soon as you finish. Once it dried, I sprinkled some Violet Brushos paint powder over it and spritz it with water, this dissolves the powders into beautiful washes of colour!

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While that was drying, I stamped one of the birds from the Hero Arts Hummingbirds set with Hero Arts black ink and coloured it in with my Zig clean color real watercolour brushes. I fussy cut it and added it on my card in a position that would give the impression it was suckling the nectar from the flower I created with my stencil. To finish, I stamped the sentiment from the Hero Arts Hummingbirds set, with Hero Arts black ink, using my Misti so I would get a strong black sentiment against the colourful background.

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Well, I hope you are inspired by my card to create a card of your own using your colouring mediums. I look forward to seeing them at the challenge here. Who knows, you could be the winner of a digi stamp, and if you happen to use Sugartree or Hero Arts products, you will get a $20 gift voucher to shop at the store, in addition to the digi stamp!

Have a great day! Hugs

Gwendolyn

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking march challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Color It In” 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.

 

 

 


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Hero Arts Feathers Note

Hello there,

Cindy here today sharing a card created using Hero Art Feathers Digital Cut Files.

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I actually do not have an electronic cutting machine, but I still enjoyed using this Digital kit.  I used an image editor on my computer and arranged the Peacock feather image randomly and printed in light grey on white card stock.  Next I rendered the panel with coloring pencils and trimmed to 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch card panel.  To darken the the background I use an inking tool and applied a light coat of Milled Lavender.

For the focal image, I printed one of the other feathers in light grey on white card stock three times and hand cut.  Then I heat embossed them with brass embossing powder.  I adhered them onto the colored panel, stamped the sentiment in black and embellished with a white ribbon.

I am quite happy how it turned out.

This month’s challenge theme is to Color It In.  Hope you’d join in the fun.  Scroll down to get the details.  🙂

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Are you on social media? We are! Please join us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? so you don’t miss any fun promotions or new challenge announcements!

Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking march challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Color It In” 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

 

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

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 Cindy15 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.

 

 

 

 

Hero Arts Kitchen Silhouettes Digital Kit


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Hero Arts Die Cutting Kitchen Silhouettes

Hello! Today I have a fun little coffee card that I made using several Hero Arts sets. The main one is a digital image kit called Kitchen Silhouettes.

Hero Arts Kitchen Silhouettes Digital Kit

I saw those coffee related images in that set and had to make a card with them. How about that old school coffee pot?

The coffee pot and the cup – I took the coffee pot image and the cup image and used my Cameo Silhouette to size them and have just the outline so they could then be cut out with the Silhouette. I colored them with Copics. I stamped over the mug using the Hero Arts background stamp Lattice. On the coffee pot I used a white pen to make the dots. It is hard to see in the photo but I put clear glaze over the top of the pot to make it look like a glass top. For the steam I used a die from a Hero Arts monthly kit to cut that out of watercolor paper.

The coffee beans were printed from a Hero Arts digital kit Caffeine Fix. I resized them, colored with Copics and hand cut them out.

The sentiment is from the same Hero Arts monthly kit.

The background I made by dropping Hero Arts liquid watercolor on a fairly wet piece of watercolor paper. It kind of has that oops I spilled the coffee look.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking march challenge

 

Please join us in this month’s “Color It In” 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 Karen15 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Love You More

Hello Crafty Friends – Annie here with a CAS card.

This month we’re using a Mood Board to inspire us

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I am using the Instant Download Hero Arts Winged Friends DK033 Butterfly Digital Kit Hero Arts Stamp & Cut LOVE Set DC175

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I simply printed the digital download and cut the dragonfly I wanted to work with from the rest. Colored it in with some Arteza Real Brush Markers for a soft watercolor effect.  Then, Fussy cut it. Next, I die cut the word LOVE twice – once from plain white cardstock one once from Rinea Ruby Glossy Foil Paper. Stack and glued the layers to create a chipboard word. I stamped the sentiment You More on white cardstock and cut it into a thin strip. I adhered all the elements on to card front panel which measures 4″ X 5-1/4″ I made from tone on tone pink pattern paper and medium gray cardstock for a nice mat. I then stamped a few hearts for a dragonfly trail. Finished it all off with some small gray and pink sequins and a bit of Wink of Stella on the wings.

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Thank you for stopping by today.

You can find me at Little Wings Create.

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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

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

 

 

 

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 Annie15 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.

 

 

 

Hero Arts Flutterbies Printable


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Hero Arts Flutterbies Using Colored Pencils

Howdy! I hope you all are doing ok during this cold winter. It’s cold here in California for what I am used to. You have a good excuse to stay inside your warm crafty space and make some cards. I have a card today using digital images, colored pencils and a stencil. The colors (pinks, reds, grays) on the mood board for this months challenge caught my eye. So why not pink and red butterflies. Arlene and I were thinking about butterflies.

Hero Arts Flutterbies Printable

For the background I put a little Oxide Distress Ink down on a surface. I then took some embossing paste and mixed them together. I used a Hero Arts stencil for the pattern. I tried something a bit different for me and that is a random/partial background pattern. My brain wants to cover the entire background with a very even & symmetrical pattern.

For the butterflies I used the Hero Arts Flutterbies Printable Butterfly Digital Kit. You just print them, color them and cut them out. This kit comes with 3 sizes of butterflies and two different patterns on the wings. I learned a little trick with these. I first printed them out how they came. I wanted a couple smaller butterflies than they are originally. In my print dialog box I told it that I was printing on 4X6 paper so it shrinks to fit. I actually put in a 8 1/2 X 11 piece of Neenah cardstock and printed them. It worked great. I colored the butterflies with Prismacolor pencils. I went over a couple little spots on each butterfly with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen. Shimmer is the look I like a lot rather than glitter. When I glued down the butterflies I arched the wings a bit and only glued down the centers and outer wings to give a bit of dimension.

For the sentiment I die cut the words out twice using dark gray paper. The sentiment is actually attached in one long line but I cut it apart to fit my card. I glued those together and attached them to the card.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

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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 Karen15 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.

 

 

 


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Butterflies in the Garden (Fancy Die)

I’ve seen this die-cut used a lot this past weekend in the Hero Arts Blog hop and I CASED one of the cards at You and Your Big Dreams.

Be sure to enter the A2Z Scrapbooking challenge this month.  I did not use the Mood Board, but I did use a new die.

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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

 

The dark color is a gray, but this is a mood board, not a color board.  I couldn’t tell for sure because the box looks navy blue to me.

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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 Arlene15 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.

 

 

 

  • Hero Arts Garden Fancy Die  (When visiting A2Z Scrapbooking store, you may request a custom order)
  • Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies (no longer available, but butterflies can be checked out at Hero Arts here) or at A2Z here
  • Hero Arts Ombre Mint Julip to Emerald Green
  • (Mermaid Ombre Ink could be used also)
  • Your Next Stamp Mini Butterfly Ink Splatter
  • Navy blue card stock
  • Vagabond die cut machine