Friday, February 15, 2019

Hero Arts 2019 Catalog Blog Hop: One Design, Two ways

 

Hello Crafters! 

See didn't I tell you I'd be back soon :) 
Welcome to the Hero Arts 2019 Catalog Blog Hop! If you're just stopping in for a visit you can start the hop at the Hero Arts Blog so you don't miss a thing! If you've been hopping along you should have arrived from my extremely talented friend, Kathy Racoosin's Blog

In case you were wondering why you should be starting at the beginning. Well there's a ton of talent in this hop but also prizes! Hero Arts is giving away four $50 shopping sprees to the Hero Arts online store, randomly drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, February 17th at 11:59 PM PT and they will announce the winners the following week.


I was feeling all kinds of Spring time. As I sit here in a sweatshirt, sweatpants, with a space heater running haha. Seriously, warm weather, anytime you're ready! I made two cards that are the same but different. 


This one is a little bit more cute or whimsical because that's how the butterflies are drawn. Which I love. I stamped them in black and then copic colored them up in pinks and oranges. I can never skip the details so I added a few with my white gel pen. 


This one features the color layering butterfly and has a much more realistic look. I stamped the base layer in Bubble Gum and the middle layer in Orange Soda. I love pinks and oranges with blues and greens. The bold black really makes it stand out! 


The backgrounds were done the same. I ink blended some Distress Oxides and then flicked on clean water. For the shimmer I used the tubing to sprinkle on some iridescent spray. 

You can see both cards in the video below 


Which way do you prefer? Whimsical or realistic?  The entire catalog has such an awesome array of products. You can shop the whole thing here. 

Your next stop on the hop is the amazing Laurie Willison
In case you get lost on the hop here's the entire link list. 


Thanks so much for dropping by! 

Supplies: 



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Hero Arts NEW DAY BUTTERFLIES
Hero Arts NEW DAY BUTTERFLIES
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Hero Arts COLOR LAYERING MONARCH BUTTERFLY
Hero Arts COLOR LAYERING MONARCH BUTTERFLY
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Hero Arts GARDEN FANCY DIE
Hero Arts GARDEN FANCY DIE
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Orange Soda Shadow Ink
Orange Soda Shadow Ink
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Hero Arts Bubble Gum Ink
Hero Arts Bubble Gum Ink
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Hero Arts WHITE IRIDESCENT SHIMMER SPRAY
Hero Arts WHITE IRIDESCENT SHIMMER SPRAY
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Memento TUXEDO BLACK MARKER Dual Tip Tsukineko
Memento TUXEDO BLACK MARKER Dual Tip Tsukineko
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Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
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EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
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Sizzix BIG SHOT PLUS MACHINE Gray And White
Sizzix BIG SHOT PLUS MACHINE Gray And White
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS
Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS
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Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS for Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS for Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
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Copic Sketch Marker RV02 SUGARED ALMOND
Copic Sketch Marker RV02 SUGARED ALMOND
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Copic Sketch Marker RV04 SHOCK PINK
Copic Sketch Marker RV04 SHOCK PINK
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Copic Sketch Marker RV09 FUCHSIA
Copic Sketch Marker RV09 FUCHSIA
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Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
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Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
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Copic Sketch Marker YR04 CHROME ORANGE
Copic Sketch Marker YR04 CHROME ORANGE
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Copic Sketch Marker YR02 LIGHT ORANGE
Copic Sketch Marker YR02 LIGHT ORANGE
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ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker
ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker
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Copic Sketch MARKER YR09 CHINESE ORANGE
Copic Sketch MARKER YR09 CHINESE ORANGE
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
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Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12
Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN
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We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
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Lawn Fawn GLUE TUBE
Lawn Fawn GLUE TUBE
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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Altenew February 2019 Release Blog Hop: Simple Coloring Detailed Images



Hello Crafters!

Welcome to the Altenew February Stamp/Die/Stencil Release!
If you're just stopping by head on over to the Altenew Card Blog so you don't miss a thing!  Otherwise you should have arrived from the amazing May Sukyong Park. Where I have no doubt your socks were blown off.

In case you need a bit more incentive to start back at the beginning let me help you! 


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 2/21/2019 for a

chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 2/24/2019.


I decided to go a bit softer with my images because I honestly I was so in love with the sentiment sets. They are so encouraging and uplifting I knew I had to have them. Since I wanted the sentiment to be the focus that meant the coloring couldn't be. But that doesn't mean it still isn't pretty :) 


For my first card I did some stamp layering. These images are always stunning. I made it fool proof by using one of the Altenew cube sets which have pre-selected colors that already look perfect together. I stamped out my flower and let that bold black sentiment shine! 



I couldn't do no coloring because while the sentiments make me happy coloring makes me pretty happy too. I decided to just go for a softer look that would still allow the sentiment to be the boldest part of the card. 

You can check out both cards in the video below. It's a short one for me haha! 



I really do like how soft and pretty they look even if that's not my normal look. Sometimes pushing out of the box is a genuinely joyful thing! 


Your next stop on the hop is the wonderful Sveta Fotinia who has absolute gorgeousness waiting for you! 

Thank you so much for visiting! 

If you get lost along the way here's the entire hop list. 





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Artist Markers Set A
Artist Markers Set A
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Artist Markers Set B
Artist Markers Set B
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Altenew Beautiful Peony
Altenew Beautiful Peony
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Altenew Frilled Petals
Altenew Frilled Petals
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Altenew Reason to Smile
Altenew Reason to Smile
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Altenew Better Together
Altenew Better Together
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Altenew Floral Mini Cube Set
Altenew Floral Mini Cube Set
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock SLATE Gray
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock SLATE Gray
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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SSS
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
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SSS | SB
Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD
Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad BLACK
Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad BLACK
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ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker
ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker
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9 x 12 WHITE FUN FOAM 12 Pack
9 x 12 WHITE FUN FOAM 12 Pack
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We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
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