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Postage Infinity Watercolor Shaker

Hello hello,

 

One thing I love playing with watercolors is that the result often surprise me.  For today’s project I started creating an ombre background.  And I wanted to add a subtle pattern on top.  So after the first layer dried, I place the stencil on top and paint with more watercolors thinking to have the stencil pattern.  Well well well the watercolors appears to have it’s own mind and I ended up with this.

Okay, the fact is some of the watecolors went underneath the stencil so I didn’t get a clear cut pattern.  But I absolutely love how it turned out.  It looks like a winter scene with a snowy mountain in the center.  Now the question is what to do next?!  I really don’t want to cut it up too much.  So my Postage Stamp Infinity Dies came to the rescue!!  😀

I die cut using two of the dies,  stamped sentiment and made a shaker element with the smaller die cut area.  So what do you think?

 

 

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a2z scrapbooking watercolor challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Watercolor” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND a $20 gift card to our a2z Scrapbooking Supplies store if you use Hero Arts. 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! 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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Water Color A City Adventure Digital Scooter

We’re changing things up for our monthly challenge here at a2z and our challenge winner for October’s Watercolor challenge will win the Go Wild digital set. If our random winner is also using Hero Arts products, we will add a $20 gift card to the store!

I made a little scene for a holiday trip on a scooter.  Very simple, but fun.  I combined two different techniques here.  For the ground (grass) and part of the blue sky layer above the grass, I used distress markers and a water color brush.  Then I just sponged on the distress ink on the sky and spattered with water.  A few beeps and the vacation sign from the same digital set were added.  Some Glossy Accents and Nuvo Crystal Drops completed the card.

Close-up of the scooter which I fussy cut.

Arlene at A Bit of This and That.

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a2z scrapbooking watercolor challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Watercolor” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store if you use Hero Arts. 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! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code iArlene15 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.

 

 

 

  • List of Supplies:
  • Hero Arts City Adventure
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops in Gloss White , Midnight Blue and Woodland Green
  • Distress markers with a water brush in Festive Berries, Faded Jeans and Twisted Citron
  • Glossy Accents
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Rectangle Die Cut
  • Vagabond Die Cut machine


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Produce and Seeds Thank You

Hi everybody,

You remember we were taught to color inside the lines when we were young?!  Well I am grown up now, I can color outside the lines if I want!!  Well it’s not that easy, your instinct kicks in and I have to force myself to go outsides of the lines!!!!  LOL

I did a watercolor Produce and Seeds heart-shape wreath on my thank-you card.  I wanted a loose watercolor look so I painted outside the lines.  And I added some splatters so it looks more carefree.  You know what I mean?  😀

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I stamped the images in Archival ink and painted with both regular watercolors and Twinkling H2O watercolors.  Added splatters, and embellished with sequins.

The Produce And Seeds stamp set is on sale right now in the a2z Etsy store.  Use my promote code Cindy15 to get an extra 15% off.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking watercolor challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Watercolor” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store if you use Hero Arts. 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! 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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Holiday Ornaments Stamp & Cut

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Hi there it’s Angie here today with some inspiration for our October “Watercolor” challenge!  I watercolored some watercolor paper with Distress Inks and Kuretake watercolors then die cut the ornaments from Hero Arts Holiday Ornaments Stamp and Cut set.  The sentiment is from the same set.    I used a large plaid background stamp (very old Hero Arts rubber stamp) on top of the watercolored paper for some pattern.  The large wood background stamp is from Joy Clair stamps in light beige ink.   I used two strips of the watercolored paper on the sides then cut the top panel and another black panel with MFT edge die and layered them.   Lastly I added some glitter Nuvo drops to the ornaments for extra shine and two die cut bows from the same Hero Arts Stamp and Cut set.

I can’t wait to see what you enter in this months challenge!  Be sure to read about the changes to our challenge – you can use any products and we have several ways to win.  Check out the details HERE!

And remember the rules have changed for the challenge, you can use any products to enter!

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I made another card with the left over ornaments.  The white top fold is slimmer than the rest of the card so I could add some watercolored strips to the inside of the card and still see them when the card is closed.  The little red bows are actually red raffia from my stash adhered with glue dots.  I forgot to draw in the strings at the top with a fine tip marker before I took these pictures – oops!  So I added them later!
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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking watercolor challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Watercolor” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts 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! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Angie15 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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We Wish you…

Hello everyone! Monica M here with a card for our October challenge. Today’s card was inspired by a video I was watching earlier. I liked the sketch she used and instantly thought I could use the silhouettes on it with a little watercolor.

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I heat embossed the images and cut the squares. Added a little black watercolor to make the images standout. I stamped the sentiment before die cutting it out with a circle die. I then mounted my stamped panels on some red pattern paper. Adhered all of my pieces on the cardbase.

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking watercolor challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Watercolor” challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to our Hero Arts 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! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Monica15 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 Holiday Animals + WCD Giveaway Winner!

Hi Everyone, Kristina here today playing along with our Watercolor Challenge for the month of October.
I decided to pull out the Hero Arts Holiday Animals stamps and dies and go to town.

 

Hero Arts Holiday Animals Card

 

I started with a a2 sized panel of watercolor paper, and did a wash of 3 different colors of ranger distress ink. While that dried I cut out a few snowy hillsides, and stamped and colored and cut out a bunch of images from the Hero Arts Holiday Animals set.
After my watercolor panel was completely dry, I stamped a few trees from the set to stage a background, and then arranged my images, and lastly stamped my sentiment and embossed with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. I trimmed everything down and mounted on a regular a2 sized note card.

And now for the fun stuff!! A big congrats to Beverly Jordan! Thank you everyone for hanging out with us on World Cardmaking Day. Beverly, watch your inbox for an email 🙂

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking watercolor challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Watercolor” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts 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! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code KRISTINA15 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 Holiday Animals
Hero Arts Holiday Animals
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Hero Arts Holiday Animals Die
Hero Arts Holiday Animals Die
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Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Forever Green
Hero Arts Forever Green
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Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black
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SSS | AMZ
Distress Ink Salty Ocean
Distress Ink Salty Ocean
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Disress Ink Faded Jeans
Disress Ink Faded Jeans
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Distress Ink Stormy Sky
Distress Ink Stormy Sky
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SSS | AMZ
Wagner Heat Gun
Wagner Heat Gun
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Prima Watercolor Pencils 'Vintage Lover'
Prima Watercolor Pencils ‘Vintage Lover’
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Prima Watercolor Pencils 'Soft Neutrals'
Prima Watercolor Pencils ‘Soft Neutrals’
Where to buy:
SSS | AMZ
Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside
Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside
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SSS | AMZ
Wink of Stella Clear
Wink of Stella Clear
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SSS | AMZ
Neenah Solar White
Neenah Solar White
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Nuvo Drops White Blizzard
Nuvo Drops White Blizzard
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Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
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Cutterpillar Pro
Cutterpillar Pro
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Hero Arts Digital Make Your Own

It’s all about watercolor for the month of October, so water color to your heart’s content.  We’re changing things up for our monthly challenge here at a2z and our challenge winner for October’s Watercolor challenge will win the Go Wild digital set. If our random winner is also using Hero Arts products, we will add a $20 gift card to the store!

I have a friend and she makes the most fabulous quilts, but not just quilts, handbags, totes and cute vests with all kinds of beads.  Amazing work.  I wanted to make her a card, JUST BECAUSE she is my friend.  You know how you go to work and have work friends and home friends.  We started working together MANY years ago and took our work relationships out on the road, literally; we went camping to Santa Cruz.  The stories I could tell about the trip down and our long weekend taking in the beach and barbecuing.  Fast forward and retirement is here and I wanted my friend to know how much she has meant to me.

Close-up below of water-coloring with Distress ink and water

You can catch my post at A Bit of This and That

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

a2z scrapbooking watercolor challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Watercolor” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts 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! 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.

 

 

 

  • Supplies:
  • Hero Arts Make Your Own kit at A2Z Scrapbooking (only place for HA digitals)
  • Hero Arts Spiral Stencil
  • Distress markers – I failed to write down the exact colors
  • Distress ink faded jeans for stencil work
  • Water color brush
  • Nuvo Drops – black and Red Berry
  • Spellbinder rectangle die
  • Vagabond die cut machine


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a2z Scrapbooking October 2017 Challenge

Hello everyone!!  We are back with another fabulous challenge this month.

Our new challenge this month is “Watercolor”!

New Challenge Rules:

Instead of just using Hero Arts products on your project you can use any products you have in your stash. Yayyyyyy!!  So for this new challenge create a project that showcase our challenge clue!  Be creative with this challenge.

This challenge will be pretty interesting.  The DT has creating some awesome projects to inspire you to play along with us.

Take a look:

Sue Nagata

Leslie Turner

Monica

Amazing isn’t it!!   I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month.  You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into Mr. Linky below.

New Prizes:

One challenge winner will be randomly chosen and will receive the digi stamp of the month. This month’s digi is Go Wild. If the winner uses a Hero Arts product, they also receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store.  The lucky winner will be announced on the 7th of November!!

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Good Luck!

Supplies used:

Sue
Hero Arts CM180 Color Layering Holly
Hero Arts CM186 Color Layering Joy Message
Vellum
Distress Inks
Water spritzer
Adhesive faux pearls

Leslie
Hero Arts Irreverent Birthday Messages (special order at no extra cost)
Hero Arts Feathers Cut Files

Monica
Winter Silhouettes
Intense Black ink
Ganzai Tambi watercolors

Thank you so much for stopping by!


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Casing Ola again with Hero Arts Pretty Blossoms Digital Download

Hi again, I hope your September is going well. I am still in my infatuated with Ola Khomenok stage and so once again I chose another of her fabulous designs.  This is a link to her video tutorial.IMG_8501

So, here is my layout in response to our current ‘Case a Designer’ challenge this month.

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The papers are some new ones I just got under the DCWV brand that have some lovely foiled copper pages throughout which allows you to make some beautiful embellishments to use in your design.  I wanted lots of different types of embellishments in my layout to make up for some of the amazing elements Ola has to use.  My main frame is from Dusty Attic which I embossed using green, pink and copper embossing powders.  My use of the Pretty Blossoms Digital Download played a large part in my use of ephemera, I printed them out on white card and then painted them roughly with some cheap glitter paints as I only wanted the colour to be subtle, cut them out and then added pearls and sequins or whatever into the middles to make them have a little bit of bling.  I do love my bling.

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There are quite a few die cut pieces, but these are from dies collected over time and removed from their packaging, but obviously you just use whatever you have in  your stash and bring it all together, building up layers and then finishing up with a few more bits of shiny stuff.  All done, seems so simple, but it honestly takes me about 3 days to do a layout like this.  I am quite sure that I spend the most time just staring it and wondering what to do, what to use, trying to remember everything I have in my stashes. But, if you watch Ola, she just throws it all together, so quickly and effortlessly.  Clearly I need to practice more …. ohhh, if I have toooooo.  Like, my pleasure, hehehe.  I have done a few of these layouts now, to see more of them, please visit Jacobi Creations or my Jacobi Creations Blog.

That’s all for now, have a lovely week.  Delia

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Hero Arts CASE a Designer Challenge

 

Please join us in this months “CASE a Designer” challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to the a2z 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! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Delia15 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 within the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Card and Tag with the Hero Arts Paper Layering Bear Die

Hi, friends, Chark here today to show you what I created with the new Paper Layering Bear die cuts. This bear is so majestic looking, but he’s also wearing a scarf! I think that means he’s got a fun side… am I maybe spending too much time thinking about this bear? 🙂

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In this card, I used both of the dies to cut out the bear and painted him with the pearlized Gansai Tambi watercolors. The white is fabulous for a polar bear.

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I then used the sticky glue to paint parts of his scarf and after it dried, added the copper gilding flakes. I used the glue pen to dot some of the stars (from my patterned paper stash, it’s Studio Calico) and added a tiny bit of the copper flakes. And the hugs sentiment die cut has the glue and gilding flakes too, so they all match. I think the black, white and copper color combo is pretty classy.

For the ornament, I first embossed the bear die into the cardstock by using an embossing mat instead of a cut plate in the Big Shot. Then I painted him again with the Gansai Tambi watercolors. The gray parts are a pencil and the paint mixed a bit with the graphite and made his fur have some gray shading, which I love. The paint set doesn’t come with black, so this was just perfect. His ears, the bow and scarf are all the coral color in the paint set.

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After it was all dried, I die cut the bear from the ornament in the Infinity Ornament die set (you get lots of pieces in this set for a great price) to make a tag. I can either put this on a card or write someone’s name on it and attach it to a package.

Thanks for stopping by today!

chark!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

Hero Arts CASE a Designer Challenge

 

Please join us in this months “CASE a Designer” challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to the a2z 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! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code CHARK15 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 within the shop.