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Hero Arts Mistletoe from Holiday Ornaments Stamp & Cut w/ You’re So Lovely

Hi, it’s Angie here today with some inspiration for this month’s Watercolor Challenge.  Hope you can join the fun – you might even be the lucky random winner!

 I used the mistletoe from the new Hero Arts Holiday Ornaments Stamp and Cut along with a sentiment from one of my favorite Hero Arts sets – You’re So Lovely stamp set to make this card for a family member.  I stamped the mistletoe with Distress Inks, then die cut them and stacked them on top of each other.  I added Nuvo drops and twine to finish that part off.  I used lots of Distress Inks and water to watercolor and splatter the Tim Holtz watercolor paper panel then when it dried I stamped a large older background stamp from Hero Arts called “Large Plaid Panel” across the top.     (I should have done that first, but since I forgot, I used post it notes to mask off the white edge so I didn’t get the plaid on the white edges!)  Then I trimmed it down just a little and adhered it to the card base after it dried.  I added the mistletoe bundle and stamped the sentiment with my Misti.

I usually stick to really clean and simple designs, and this was busy and out of my comfort zone, but I kind of like it.  It’s always good to try to step outside your comfort zone, you never know, you may discover something new that you really like!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

 

 

 

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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

 

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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 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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You’re So Lovely Art Journaling

Hi, friends, it’s Chark here today to share my second completed Art Journaling layout. I used the Hero Arts You’re So Lovely flower stamps, Hero Arts Diamond stencil, Nuvo Aquamarine Mousse and a few different paints.

Here’s the page with the first paint.

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I started with just a yellow paint dauber, added some semi-transparent Pickling Wash paint in blue and yellow, added some torn strips of paper, more paint, stenciled on the page, added the quote and some flowers that I stamped and trimmed out, and some more paint splotches. The final touches were black and white pen and some Mod Podge.

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This is the final project. But I took pics of the process and then corralled my teen son into helping me edit them into a quick video. Well, he actually volunteered after he saw my first attempt…I’m trying not to be offended by that, since it looks so good now 🙂

While I may not be an expert at this yet, it is sooo fun to make art journaling pages and I highly recommend you jumping into the field if you’re considering it. It’s just so fun to play with the supplies and design of it.

I decided that I was going to take my favorite lyrics from the musical, Hamilton, and journal them. This is my first page of that project. It’s Aaron Burr talking to Angelica Schuyler and I was able to put the song to the process so that was awesome.

The video steps go pretty quickly, but you’re welcome to pause if you need to for a closer look and use the audio if you want to hear the song! Click here to watch the video.

Happy Wednesday!

chark!

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Hero Arts Bright and Beautiful Challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Bright & Beautiful” 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.

 

 

 

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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 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.

 

 

 

 


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Asian Flower Stencil, Love Little Heart & You’re So Lovely from Hero Arts

     

Hi there, it’s Angie here today with a couple of fun cards for you!

I think I really have a thing for stencils so today I used a stencil and stamp combination technique.

I used the stencil with some inks and then moved it over slightly and inked it again in different colors, to give it a different look.  Then I stamped the tiny stars and hearts in the center of each Asian flower.

I used:  Hero Arts Bold Asian Flower Stencil, Distress inks, Gina K heavyweight card stock,  Hero Arts You’re So Lovely stamp set (for the hello), and the Hero Arts Love Little Heart stamp (Love sentiment),  From my stash I used some star dies, a scalloped stitched rectangle die,  and a few tiny heart and star stamps.

Hope you enter a project in the Anything Goes Challenge this month at a2zscrapbooking!

There’s one day left!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Hero Arts Anything Goes Challenge

 

Please join us in this months “Anything Goes” 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.

 

 

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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 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 within the shop.

 

 

 

 


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Asian Flower Stencil with Layering Daisy, Ombre Ink, & You’re So Lovely

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Hi, it’s Angie here with two fun cards made with Hero Arts products!

First I started with  Gina K Designs Premium card stock.  If you haven’t tried this card stock you are missing out!  It’s available in the store and it’s 120 lb. weight and just as smooth and creamy as you can possibly imagine!

I used ombre ink and an ink dauber with the stencil to make this cool background, then cut the daisy out of the center.  I cut a white and black one two so I could insert it into the bigger flower die opening.  The sentiment was heat embossed and popped up on the flower petals.  My complete list of supplies is below!

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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge

Please join us in this months “Take Shape” 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 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 within the shop.

 

 

 

 

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Hero Arts Color Layering Poppy

Hi friends – happy, happy HUMP day – said in my best camel impersonation voice! Hope you are having a great week!

Sentiment Focus

This month we are focusing on sentiments but I couldn’t help but break out these GORGEOUS color layering poppies for a clean and simple card! I stamped the flowers with 3 colors of distress inks (listed below), then added some shading with Prismacolor pencils. I stamped the sentiment from You’re So Lovely in Hero Arts Intense Black ink, splattered on some watered down paint, added some washi tape and called it good!

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Thanks for poppy-ing in (HA, see how I made that work); hope you’ll join our challenge this month, we love seeing your creations!

And don’t forget, most of these items can be purchased from the a2z Scrapbooking Etsy store, you can save 15% by using code: MicheleG15!

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WHAT’S IT TAKE?

Stamps: Hero Arts Color Layering Poppy and  You’re So Lovely (save 15% on your order by using code: MicheleG15)

Papers: Hero Arts Snow, Red

Ink: Distress Inks: Fired Brick, Festive Berries, Barn Door, Peeled Paint Hero Arts Intense Black

Accessories: Primsacolor Pencils, clear Wink of Stella, MFT Blueprints, gold and black paint (watered down), washi tape


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I Miss You – Hero Arts You’re So Lovely

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Hi Friends! Kristina here today with my favorite card style ‘Clean and Simple’!
I used the Hero Arts “You’re So Lovely” stamp set to create this quick and easily reproducible notecard.
Just switch out the sentiment and you could have a set of versitile cards ready to go.
I love this stamp set because its perfect for all occasions, and has a few different sentiments, but could easily be paired with others.

Don’t forget to share your favorite things via our April Challenge “Getting to Know You”.
Create a project using your favorite Hero Arts projects and link it up by months end for you change to win a $25 gift card!!

 

Supplies

Many of the products used here can be found in the a2z scrapbooking store AND hows about 15% off?
Use my discount code KRISTINA15 for 15% off your order of $25+.
Psst…. The Hero Arts You’re So Lovely Set is on sale right now!!!!

 

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You’re So Lovely This Year

Happy New Year, friends, it’s Chark here today to share two card versions with the You’re So Lovely stamp set. I think this set is fun and versatile and so I decided to see if I could come up with two different looks.

In this first card, I did more of a traditional look. I stamped first in Unicorn White on kraft to get a base and then colored on top of the dry white ink with watercolor pencils. I added just a touch of water to spread the color. After that dried, I added white gel pen swirls and dots and some blue Gelato that I spread with my finger and added some teeny pearls.

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My second card is stamped almost exactly the same…I used the same positioning and the same Unicorn ink, this time using blue cardstock and then adding no coloring. I did add a little white gel pen for accents. I thought this turned out pretty well…and definitely different!

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I hope you’ll join in our January Challenge of Anything Goes with your Hero Arts products to try to win the $25 gift code to the store!

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Happy 2017!

chark

You’re So Lovely stamps

White Unicorn Ink

Blue Gelato

Adhesive Pearls similar to what I used

White Uniball pen

Watercolor pencils

 


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Hero Arts You’re So Lovely Circular Card

Hi friends – welcome back to another fun layered card. Once again, I didn’t do the ‘typical’ layering with lots of different papers and such; instead, I made this fun circular card using different heights/layers. 😀 Does that count?

I used the gorgeous Hero Arts You’re So Lovely flowers which I adore, stamped 2nd generation in red and purple, then colored with Copics. I die cut all the circles at once then mounted the 2 and 4th (from the outside) circles with foam tape for fun dimension. I then added some tiny glue dots and once dry, used rose gold foil for accents. The main panel is adhered to a circular card base which opens so you can include your message.

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And don’t forget, you can use code: MicheleG15 at checkout of the Etsy store and receive 15% off your purchase of $25+. AND PLEASE, if you don’t see what you are looking for, leave a message, they do custom orders all the time and almost always can get what you would like…at a great price too. 😉

Thanks for peeking in; hope you’ll join our LAYER IT challenge this month!

michele

Stamps: Hero Arts You’re So Lovely, Hero Arts Friends sentiments

Ink: MFT Wild Cherry and Grape Jelly, Hero Arts Intense Black

Paper: Hero Arts Snow White

Other: MFT Pierced Circle dies, rose gold foil, two way glue pen, foam tape


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You’re So Lovely in Bold

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Hi, friends, Chark here today with a simple stamped card using the You’re So Lovely Flower Stamps. I wanted a stamp with lots of surface area so I could use the new Bold, Hybrid Hero Arts inks.

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I used Strawberry, Tangerine, Pine and the Ombre Neon Chartreuse to Blue. I did some masking, which worked fine for putting all the leaves in the background. The center of the flowers is the new Nuvo Ruby Slippers Glitter Drops. Here they are in close up.

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I’m not a huge ink hoarder but I do looove the richness of the Hybrid Inks.

Happy Monday!

chark

 Bold Hybrid Ink

Neon Ombre Ink

You’re So Lovely stamps

Sequin strand from Target $1 spot

Nuvo Ruby Slipper Glitter Drops

 


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Spiral Notes (Forest Scene, Candy Stripe & You’re So Lovely)

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Hi there, it’s Angie here with a fun quick project that makes a great gift or a fun item to use yourself!  It’s a small spiral notebook from the discount store covered with fun paper, stamping, ribbon and gems!

For the book on the right, I used Hero Arts “You’re So Lovely” CL949 stamp set with a few inks on some patterned paper, then adhered it to the front cover and back cover of a small spiral notebook.  I added a couple of Hero Arts gems and some thin ribbon around the edges to finish it off.

For the book on the left, I used some brand new products and an older set.  The new products were Hero Arts Forest Scene Stencil SA078 and Hero Arts Candy Stripe Bold Prints Background Stamp CG681.  I used the stencil with Hero Arts Ombre Ink in Mint to Green for the top section and the background stamp for the bottom section.  I added ribbon and the sentiment was stamped on white card stock is from an older stamp and die set called Hero Arts Handmade Tags DC139.

I use one of these notebooks all the time, carry it in my purse, and always have something to jot notes in.  (And they make great gifts too!)

Hope you will take the time to enter our challenge this month here: Color it in!  Just remember to use one main Hero Arts product to be eligible to win the $25 gift certificate to the store!  Woohoo!

and don’t forget, you can use code Angie15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more (excluding shipping) at the a2zscrapbooking store.  The new release products are in the store now so have fun shopping!

Here’s my list of products:

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