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Hero Arts Black Butterfly

It’s my day to share with you again… some more stenciled inspiration.    Our challenge this month is to use a stencil on your project.

The other day I saw a video by Ingrid Blackburn where she used embossing paste with a stencil, shook on some Colourbursts/Brusho’s and spritzed with water.  I have something called Pixie Powder which is similar to these with lots of mica powder in them.   I thought I’d give it a go.

It has produced such a pretty pale pastel background as I went lightly with the powders.  Did get a bit of seepage but it adds to the whole look.    I have used Hero Arts Swirl Stencil (currently out of stock but you can do a special order – check out the store HERE)

Once my panel had dried, I die cut it with a rectangle die from DieNamics (MFT) and layered onto black then onto a white base.  I die cut the Hero Arts Butterfly Fancy Die from black card.  The sentiment is from THIS Hero Arts stamp and die set.  (currently on sale in the A2Z store!)

Remember if you go shopping to use code Dawn15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (before tax and shipping).  And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

Plus 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 here 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!

 

Supplies:
Stencil: Hero Arts Swirl Stencil
Stamp: Hello Stamp & Cut
Embossing Paste: Liquitex Light Modeling Paste
Dies: Rounded Rectangles by DieNamics
Pixie Powders: Cosmic Shimmer

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Art Journaling with Sky Stencil Pair

Hi, friends, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! It’s Chark with a post today and I’m a newbie at art journaling but it’s so fun and I wanted to share my latest page.  I’ve always liked this phrase, “The earth laughs in flowers,” because how can you be sad when looking and smelling flowers? I have some old-world roses in my yard that smell heavenly.

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  1. I started by stamping a Hero Arts text stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink  and Hero Arts Mermaid Ombre Ink on white tissue paper. Then I tore the paper and glued it to the page.

2. After drying with a heat tool, I added some Nuvo Aquamarine paste through the Chevron Stencil and let it dry. Then I added some Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise Acrylic paint to the edges and randomly on the page and added some Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink, using a brush, a wet wipe and my fingers…fun! (it’s a little too blue-looking in this photo)

3. Next I drew some flowers free-form with pencil, then I used some blue transparent Claudine Hellmuth paint to go around the outlines and then watered it down a bit on top of the stenciled areas too. After that, I used Distress Oxide Ink in Cracked Pistachio and the Wallpaper Cling Set to add decorations to the page.

4. I ended up using more of the Nuvo Aquamarine Mousse with the star stencil from the Sky Stencil Pair. I didn’t like that the color of the mousse I first used got covered up with paint, since it’s so shiny and so I needed to put some more on the page. I also added some with my finger to the bottom of the page as the ground.

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5. The flowers got outlined in the Pitt Big Brush Pens from Faber Castell in Chrome Green. Then I lettered the quote on music paper I had. I used the Pitt pens in Pink and Light Blue to color in those letters too, then edged the paper with my Worn Lipstick Oxide pad. And that is it! It took a bit, but it was a fun process and I like how it turned out.

Hope you’ll enter our monthly card challenge with your Hero Arts products to try to win the $25 gift code to the store.

SECOND 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! Just comment on any blog posts here 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!

 

 

Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

Wallpaper Cling Stamp

Sky Stencil Pair

Chevron Pair Stencils

Nuvo Embellishment Mousse

Pitt Big Brush Pens

Distress Oxide Inks

Hero Arts Ombre Mermaid Ink

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

 

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.

a2z Scrapbooking has a Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages. Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any of the promotions!

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 Poinsetta plus a fun way to use a stencil

Hi Dawn here to share a couple of cards to you.   Our challenge this month is to use a stencil on your project.   My first card is a Christmas card.

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I used a stencil I had in my stash that is a splatter one.  I stamped HA K6176 Antique Poinsettia in some red and green inks and used an aqua brush to move the ink around.  I then used the matching die to cut it out.  (You can get it here on sale!)  The sentiment is from a Digi kit called Chalkboard Christmas  I love that I can use Digi kits together with my stamps  Did you know that A2Z stock all Hero Arts digital kits.

 

And today I am sharing another way to use your stencils…. Making you own colouring pages

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I took a Hero Arts stencil (SA0260 Leaf and Flourish Background) – this one is no longer available but you can get it  together with one other (as it’s not currently in stock, you can do a special order over at our shop)  I traced around the stencil with a fine line black pen and then coloured it in with some Faber Castell pencils.  Just like a colouring book page!

Remember if you go shopping to use code Dawn15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

And another 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.

 

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Hero Arts Woof and Purr meet Honeycomb stencil

Hi everyone!

Ilina’s here today with a playful and simple card. This month’s challenge is to use stencils, so for my card I used the Honeycomb stencil. I used the new Purr and Woof stamp sets along with the oldie but goodies Hello Stamp and Cut set (and this set is on sale in the shop- links are at the bottom of this post)

I used the new Honeycomb stencil to add some dimension to the background. For the cat I used mirror image stamp in order to turn its tale to the opposite side.

Scroll down for full list of supplies. And don’t forget to use the code “Ilina15” in order to get 15% on your next order

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Hero Arts Woof and Purr 

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Hero Arts Woof and Purr close up

I hope you will have time to join in the fun for this month’s  challenge for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the a2zscrapbooking store.

And guess what?   There’s another way to win this month!

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!


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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!

An InLinkz Link-up

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


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a2z Scrapbooking January 2017 Challenge

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Happy New Year to all of you!!  I can’t believe it’s 2017 already!!  Just the other day I was writing the 2016 new year blog post!!  I feel like we blinked and 2017 was here!  LOL!!

While I have your attention I wanted to take this time to let you know about the cause that a2z Scrapbooking supports!

Camp Gluten Freedom started in 2010 as a vision for Celiac and Food Allergic children to have a safe camp experience. Every child deserves the chance to go to camp, and their gluten-free or other allergen avoidance diet shouldn’t stand in their way! They can accommodate children with dietary restrictions during any camp session, but have put together some special meals and options for an integrated camp for gluten-free/allergen free children from ages 7-17.  The 2017 session is from June 11-17.

So thank you so much for your continued support! It goes a long way! We hope to have another great year!

Now onto our new challenge for the new year!

Our new challenge this month is “Anything Goes”! All you have to do is use any Hero Arts product on your project. 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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Martha

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Michele

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Arlene

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Dawn

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Helen

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 February!!

Good Luck!

Supplies used:

Sue
Hero Arts CL949 You’re So
Hero Arts AF358 Libby’s Purple Garden
Hero Arts AF355 Lucy’s Floral Favorites
Hero Arts AF356 Kelly’s Flowers
Hero Arts AF233 Pale Tomato
Gold embossing powder
Watermark stamp pad

Martha
Oscar Cut-Outs By Lia stamp set
Crossing Waves Stencil
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Whisper White Card Stock
Simply Sheer Matte Mist Tattered Angels

Michele
Hero Arts You’re So LovelyFor You Flowers
Thanks Stamp and Cut, Prayers Stamp and Cut
Neenah 80 lb. and 110 lb. white
Bristol SmoothRanger water color
Worn Lipstick
Barn DoorFired Brick
Twisted CitronTumbled Glass
Dried Marigold distress inks
Hero Arts Intense Black
Nestability scalloped circle die
Hero Arts Infinity Circle die
Lil Inkers stitched cover plate
glossy accents
shimmer mist
foam tape
Copics
white gel pen

Arlene
Hero Arts digital kit City Adventure
Sizzix Thinlits Friendship Words

Dawn
DC202 Cocktail Party Stamp and cut
DC203 Happy New Year Stamp and Cut
CG702 Heart Pattern Bold Print

Helen
Hero Arts Thanks Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Petal Stencil Pair
Hero Arts Potted Succulent rubber block stamp
Hero Arts Potted Succulent frame cut
Spectrum Aqua markers
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter clear brush
ADORNit small watercolor brush
Ranger embossing paste
Ranger Gold embossing powder
CTMH Craft Heater

Thank you so much for stopping by!

kymona


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Hero Arts Layering Bird

Hey crafty peeps… Dawn here with a little tag for you today.  Our monthly challenge for September is all about TAGS.   This was quite good for me as I needed a tag to add to a little gift bag.

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This little gift is for a friend who is not feeling the best at the moment.  I used WAMK’s gift bag punch board to make my bag and made the the little tag to go on it.   I used a CAS-ual Fridays die to make my tag and with the help of MISTI, I inked up the bird from Hero Arts CL866 Color Layering Bird and Branch.   I used my favourite stencil Asian Flower (not in store at the moment, but there are lots of amazing stencils  HERE) to make a soft background.  Finished with the sentiment from the set

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Remember if you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store  you can use code Dawn15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  And don’t forget that we are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions! And the new catalogue items are in stock..  There are some awesome stamps and dies for Christmas.


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a2z Scrapbooking July 2016 Challenge

Hello everyone!!  Summer is in full swing!  I can’t believe July is here already.  Time is really moving fast.

Our new challenge is “Anything Goes”!!!!! You can use any Hero Arts Die, Digi, Stamp, or Stencil on your project this month. This should be a very easy challenge!!  You can create what you like!  Nice right!

Please be sure that your project contains at least ONE main HERO ART Product as the focal element!  This will be fun and interesting.

This challenge will be fun and interesting at the same time.  The DT has creating some awesome projects to inspire you to play along with us.

Take a look:

coffee card

Arlene

Picnic Party Time Twins

Angie

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Niki

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Martha

Celebrate full

Michele

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Helen

Hello Friend (a2z)

Kymona

50 anniversary

Monica

Butterfly

Sue

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 August!!

Good Luck!!

We can’t wait to see what you create!

Supplies used:

Arlene
Hero Arts Digital Caffeine Fix
Hero Arts Thanks Stamp & Cut (Sentiment & die-cut)
Hero Arts Retro Frame (probably long out of stock)
Copic Gray markers – Cools
Die-namics stitched Rec STAX

Angie
Niki
Martha
Just For You by Lia Hero Arts Stamp Set
Very Vanilla Card Stock
Thick Vanilla Bakers Twine
Helen
Scallop stitched die (Craftin Dessert Diva)
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
White Pigment Ink Pad (CTMH)
Watercolor Paint set (CTMH)
Kraft Cardstock
Canson watercolor paper
Pearl Gem
Recollection Heavyweight White Cardstock
Monica
Sue
Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies
Distress Inks (mustard seed, barn door, faded jeans)
Clear embossing ink
Clear embossing powder
Thanks for stopping by!
Kymona

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Bold Floral Stencil of Hero Arts


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Bold Floral Stencil of Hero Arts

Hello everyone, Martha Lucia here to share with you a clear and simple model using the Bold Floral Stencil of Hero Arts, one of my favorites designs this season. I decided to create an ombre effect with this stencil over the entire layer of my card. Take a look at my project:

Bold Floral Stencil of Hero Arts

Here is how I created this card:

  1. Cut the base of the card using Whisper White card stock. The size is 4-1/4″x11″ with score in 5-1/2″
  2. Cut a second layer using the same card stock. I masked the border of this layer using 1/4″ masking tape.
  3. Secure the Bold Floral Stencil from Hero Arts over the masked layer
  4. Apply the ink from the bottom part to up. First I applied the Daffodil Delight Ink, then Tangelo Twist and the last color, Chocolate Chip. I applied the ink with Clarity Brushes but this can be also applied with sponge or blending tool.
  5. Remove and clean your stencil.
  6. Remove the masking tape from the borders of the stenciled layer.
  7. Stamp the sentiment Hello from the Spring Hello by Lia from Hero Arts using VersaMark and Hero Arts Cooper Embossing Powder. Melt the powder with your heat tool.
  8. Paste the layer over the card base using dimensionals or double sided foam tape.

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Creating this card was very easy. I only have one special tip to share with you: before pasting the masking tape over the layer, take off the adhesive touching the masking with your skin. Then you can paste it over the paper and remove easily without damaging your paper.

I hope my project inspired you and that you come back with your project to participate in our Clean and Simple Challenge. Remember that you can find all the materials that I used in this card in a2z Scrapbooking Supplies Storeand if for some reason you didn’t find what you are looking you have the possibility to make a special order. Don’t forget to use my code Martha15, to get your 15% off in your orders over $25 with out shipping and tax.

See you soon!

Bold Floral Stencil of Hero Arts