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Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia

Hi friends! This month we are celebrating “getting to know you”…well, really me! I’ve definitely been MIA but I’m back with this absolutely gorgeous flower, Artistic Dahlia from Hero Arts. I LOVE flowers AND stencils, so a match made in heaven!

Have you joined our challenge this month? If not, show us your creations HERE!

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I stamped the image on Ranger water-color paper then colored with Copics and colored pencils, once complete, I outlined the entire image with a Sharpie.

The background was created with Wilted Violet Oxide Ink and Hero Arts Moss; I shifted the stencil just slightly before adding the green. Once complete, I spritzed the panel with glimmer mist and splattered on some watered down Ranger black enamel accents. The stencil is Crossing Waves from Hero Arts.

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Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia

Artistic Dahlia Full

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Artistic Dahlia Up Close

Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia

Don’t forget, you can purchase any of the Hero Arts items as well as many other items at the a2z Etsy store; if you don’t see something in stock; remember, they do custom orders. Be sure to use code: MicheleG15 to save 15% on your order!

WHAT’S IT TAKE?

Stamps: Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia (save 15% by using code: MicheleG15)

Papers: Ranger Water Color, Reverse Confetti True Love, misc. green, purple scraps

InkHero Arts Intense Black, Moss (save 15% by using code: MicheleG15), Wilted Violet Oxide Ink 

Accessories: white gel pen, sharpie, Hero Arts Unicorn Mist, MFT Blueprints, Copics, Hero Arts Crossing Waves stencil, Glimmer Mist, Black Enamel Accents (watered down), Prismacolor Pencils, Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia die (you can custom request this through a2z Etsy store and save 15% using code: MicheleG15)


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Water Lilies with Hero Arts

Aloha and happy Monday friends!  Have you seen the newest a2z Scrapbooking challenge: Getting to Know You?  Some of my favorite Hero Arts stamp sets are the Color Layering ones and today I’m playing with the Color Layering Water Lilies and matching dies.

Water Lilies with Hero Arts

My favorite part of color layering stamps is the realistic and dimensional looks you get with just a few ink colors!  The water lily is stamped in Hero Arts Shadow ink Passion Flower (as the first/lightest layer), then Hero Arts Bold inks in Orchid and Mulled Wine (the darkest layer).  For the lily pads I used Hero Arts Bold inks in Green Apple and Moss.

Water Lilies with Hero Arts

I die cut the stamped images out and adhered them to a panel die cut with Avery Elle’s Wonky Stitched rectangles (inked with Distress Oxides in Fossilized Amber and Broken China for a fun background)  and adhered to a Hero Arts Floral Mixed Folded Cards. These notecards match perfectly with the ink colors!

I hope this inspires you to join our challenge for a chance to win $25 to a2z Scrapbooking store!

Mahalo for stopping by!

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a2z Scrapbooking April 2017 Challenge

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

Our new challenge this month is “Getting To Know You”! All you have to do is use any Hero Arts product on your project and create a card using your favorite Hero Arts Stamp Set, Ink Colors and/or Paper. Be creative with this challenge.

Please be sure that your project contains at least ONE main HERO ART Product as the focal element! 

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

Take a look:

Martha
Favorite product is Color Layering Stamp Sets

Cindy
Favorite product is Stamps

Monica
Favorite product is Embossing Powder

Kymona
Favorite product is Stamp and Cut stamps

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.  By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. One lucky winner will be announced on the 7th of May!!

Good Luck!

Supplies used:

Martha
Color Layering Hibiscus
Love by Lia
Soft Sky Ink
Passion Flower Ink
Grape Juice Ink.
Soft Pink Ink
Butter Bar Ink
Tangerine Ink
Green Hills ink
Pine Ink

Cindy
Hero Arts Frame Cut – Scallop Frame
Ranger Distress Ink – Antique Linen, Barn Door, Chipped Sapphire
embossing paste
glitter powder
Kymona
Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies
Distress Ink Wild Honey
Distress Ink Broken China
Gelly Roll White Gel Pen
Ink Blending Tool
Bristol Smooth Cardstock
Thank you so much for stopping by!!


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Grateful Paper Layering Hummingbird

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Hi there, it’s Angie here with a card featuring the new Hero Arts Paper Layering Hummingbird die.  I love hummingbirds so when I saw this new die set, I just had to get it and I’m so glad I did!

This card was quick to make, just stamped some flowers and leaves from the Hero Arts “Let Love Grow” set (in Distress Oxide inks) and cut a strip of black to mount the strip on.  I die cut the bird and used the same inks on him, added some black with a black marker, and added the Hero Arts “Grateful” rubber stamp sentiment on a scalloped oval die cut that was inked with the same inks.  I put it all on the card base and was done in no time!

Hope you will take the time to enter the 2 ways to win a $25 gift card to the a2z scrapbooking store!  Here’s the scoop:

1st Chance to Win:  Enter our monthly Challenge here!

2nd Chance to Win: During the month of March, we’re giving you a second way to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Store! We’ll do a random draw from the blog comments during the month of March for one gift card. You can enter once a day by commenting on the blog post and earn up to 31 chances to win! I

f you’re feeling it, you’re welcome to enter both the Hero Arts with Stencils challenge and the commenting challenge…maybe you’ll win both!

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Here’s my list of supplies from the a2z store:

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BOLD FLORAL STENCIL FROM HERO ARTS


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BOLD FLORAL STENCIL FROM HERO ARTS

Bold Floral Stencil of Hero Arts is one of my favorites and today I am happy to share this card with you. Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here with a colorful textured card created with one of the most beautiful stencils from Hero Arts, the Bold Floral. Take a look at my card:

BOLD FLORAL STENCIL FROM HERO ARTS

Working with stencils is very fun and you can explore different techniques with them. On this opportunity I used Creative Medium Iridescent to create this effect that is more evident over dark card stocks.  The base of my card is Whisper White and the second layer, the one I worked over with the stencil, is Always Artichoke.

I secured the stencil with masking tape and I start by applying the creative medium with a palette knife over the free areas of the stencil using three different colors. I used Purple, Green and Pink of creative medium. I removed the stencil and washed with warm water and let the card stock dry naturally.

Using the die cut included on the set Happy Stamp & Cut from Hero Arts and whisper white card stock, I cut several times the word happy and pasted these to create a bold word. Then I assembled my card leaving a tiny border on the left and top parts and and pasting the word on the center of the card to create a big contrast.

BOLD FLORAL STENCIL FROM HERO ARTS

The process was very easy and the effect is amazing! You can explore this technique using embossing paste and to give color to it simply by adding a few drops of ink. Also if you don’t have Creative Medium Iridescent, you can use Pearlescent Embossing Paste and mix it with the inks.

If you like any of the products I used on my card, please stop over at the a2z Scrapbooking Esty store. You can use the code Martha15 to receive 15% off of a $25.00 order.

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I hope I have inspired you to join the challenge this month! You will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store! One lucky winner will be announced on April 7th.

MORE PRIZES THIS MONTH!!!

During the month of March, we’re giving you a second way to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Store! Just comment on any blog posts in March.

We’ll do a random draw from the blog comments during the month of March for one gift card. You can enter once a day by commenting on the blog post and earn up to 31 chances to win! If you’re feeling it, you’re welcome to enter both the Hero Arts with Stencils challenge and the commenting challenge…maybe you’ll win both!

Good luck and please come back again soon!

BOLD FLORAL STENCIL FROM HERO ARTS


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Hero Arts CM124 Color Layering Fuchsia Thank You Card

Hi, it’s Sue here today with a new card. For this card, I used Hero Arts CM124 Color Layering Fuchsia stamp set. These Hero Arts color layering stamp sets are so easy to use, especially with a MISTI. I was hesitant to try them because I haven’t had the best results with other layering stamps. However, it’s really quite simple and the results are stunning – almost like I know what I’m doing!

Here’s my card

We’d love for you to join our Monthly Challenge, here at a2z Scrapbooking. Please be sure that a focal image makes use of a Hero Arts product. If you’re looking to add to your Hero Arts stash, check out the a2z Scrapbooking etsy store. When your cart exceeds $25, use my code sue15 for 15% off.

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Supplies

Hero Arts CM124 Color Layering Fuchsia

Hero Arts AF358 Libby’s Purple Garden ink cubes

Hero Arts AF355 Lucy’s Floral Favorites ink cubes

Of course, Hero Arts has created a specific ink cube collection, just for this stamp set – Hero Arts AF392 Fuchsia Layering ink cubes

Sequins

 

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a2z Scrapbooking March 2017 Challenge

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

Our new challenge this month is “Playing with Stencils”! All you have to do is use any Hero Arts product on your project and along with a stencil or stencils. Be creative with this challenge.

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Please be sure that your project contains at least ONE main HERO ART Product as the focal element! 

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

Take a look:

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Angie

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Martha

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Dawn

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Sue

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Kymona

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.  By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. One lucky winner will be announced on the 7th of April!!

2nd Chance to Win: During the month of March, we’re giving you a second way to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Store! We’ll do a random draw from the blog comments during the month of March for one gift card. You can enter once a day by commenting on the blog post and earn up to 31 chances to win! If you’re feeling it, you’re welcome to enter both the Hero Arts with Stencils challenge and the commenting challenge…maybe you’ll win both!

Good Luck!

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Supplies used:

Angie
Hero Arts Ombre Spring Brights Ink AF384
Hero Arts Intense Black Dye Ink AF345
Hero Arts Spiral Petals Stencil SA095
Hero Arts Paper Layering Hummingbirds DI335
Hero Arts Diamond gems
Hero Arts Color Layering Bird CL866
Hero Arts Messages With Flourish CL738 and older set

Martha
Tropical Background Stencil by Hero Arts
India Ink Black by Hero Arts
Butterfly Pair Stamp & Cut
Creative Medium Metallic Silver by Imagine
Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler Card Stock
Dawn
Sue
Various distress inks
Jane Davenport Acrylic Paint
Bristol Smooth Cardstock
Gel Press Plate
Thank you so much for stopping by!!
kymona
POETIC PETALS DIGITAL FILE HERO ARTS


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POETIC PETALS DIGITAL FILE HERO ARTS

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia with you! The spring is almost here but our challenge is not ending so I decided combine these two elements in one card for you today using Poetic Petals a Digital File from Hero Arts, maybe one of my favorites from the entire collection. Take a look at my card:

POETIC PETALS DIGITAL FILE HERO ARTS

To create this card I used Cherry Cobbler card stock for the base and a decorated piece of paper for the second layer. I simply decorated this layer with a few loops of natural hemp twine that I finished with a tiny bow on the left side.

I printed the Blossom C from the Poetic Petals Digital File over whisper white card stock, colored it with Copic Markers and then fussy cut with my scissors. I cut an oval with a die cut and pasted the Blossom C over the left side of the oval. Then I stamped word by word a sentiment from the stamp set Celebrate Tag Stamp & Cut by Lia from Hero Arts using Hero Arts Intense Black Ink. Finally I pasted the decorated piece over the base using dimensionals and added some black heart sequins.

POETIC PETALS DIGITAL FILE HERO ARTS

You can find Poetic Petals Digital File  and more digital files like this in the a2z scrapbooking store where you can enjoy 15% off with my discount code MARTHA15. If there’s ever something you want that you don’t see in store, use the custom order button. It’s easy, quick and you won’t pay more!

I hope you will join us in the challenge this month. You have until the end of the month to submit your project for a chance at a $25 Gift Card, and the theme of February is Any Shade of Red!!!

See you soon with more inspiration!

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Hero Arts K6214 Artistic Dahlia Thank You Card

Hi – it’s Sue here with a new card for today. This card was created with the current challenge at a2z Scrapbooking in mind. The current challenge is

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Won’t you join us for this challenge? Just remember, you need to feature a Hero Arts product on your card.

Here’s my card

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I tried a “new to me” technique using alcohol inks on vellum. I started by adding red alcohol ink with a little blending solution randomly with an applicator onto vellum. The varying intensities of colour add some “cool” shading. I initally used the Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia stamp, white embossing powder on the reverse side of the vellum isn’t happy because the red colour seems quite muted. I was looking for a more vibrant red! So, I inked up another piece of vellum and heat embossed on top of the alcohol inked side of the vellum – much better. I fussy cut the flowers, removing the leaves. Here’s a close-up.

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I cut some leaves freehand from a grey/green scrap of cardstock. I felt that the card needed a bit more dimension, so I used an embossing folder with vertical stripes for the background. The sentiment is from Hero Arts Color Layering Fuchsia stamp set.

The a2z Scrapbooking etsy store is a great place for you to purchase Hero Arts supplies. When your cart reaches $25, use my code Sue15 for 15% off.

Supplies

Hero Arts K6214 Artistic Dahlia

Hero Arts CM124 Color Layering Fuchsia

red alcohol ink

vellum

white embossing powder

 

suea2zscrapbooking


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Hero Arts Orchid Branches Red

Hello everyone,

 

It’s Cindy.  I use this month’s challenge theme: Any Shade of Red as my inspiration of today’s card.  It’s a fairly simple card, except I use partial die cutting to add dimension.  You could consider it a one layer card with an attitude!  😀

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My process:

  • On white card stock, ink and stamp the orchid branch from Hero Arts Color Layering Orchid in a Pot set in a pleasing composition in various shades of Red.
  • Stamp sentiment in black.
  • Distress with Spun Sugar all around.
  • Use matching frame cut and partial die cut at various length of the branches.
  • Layer and adhere red color paper on card base.
  • Add foam adhesive behind partial die cut branches with various thickness, the most thick at the tip of the branch, less closer to the base.
  • Adhere orchid panel to card.  Remove backing of foam tape from branches and adhere to card.  Slightly curl the flower petal to create more dimension.

Here’s a closer look.

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The Orchid in a Pot stamp set is still available at the a2z store.  Also new items from the 2017 Catalog are available.  Go shopping and use code Cindy15 to get 15% off any purchases $25 and more (shipping excluded) at check out.

And come join in this month’s challenge:  Any Shade of Reds.  Use some shade of red and Hero Arts products such as stamp, stencil, digital stamps, die cut as main focal point.   And you could win a $25 gift card to the store.

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Supplies:

Hero Arts Color Layering Orchid in a Pot

Hero Arts Orchid in a Pot Frame Cuts

Hero Arts Amy’s Shades of Green Ink Cubes

Hero Arts Jayne’s Fall Colors Ink Cubes

Hero Arts Ombre Ink Pink to Red

Hero Arts Mid-tone Shadow Ink Red Royal

Memento Dye Ink Tuxedo Black

SSS Dye Ink Teeny Bikini

Ranger Distress Ink (Barn Door, Spun Sugar)