Monday, December 4, 2017

My Monthly Hero December Blog Hop :Magical Nights

 Hello Crafters! 

Happy Monday!
This one actually is because . . . .

Welcome to the My Monthly Hero December Blog Hop! 
This kit and it's add ons are full of gorgeous intricate designs and I was surprised by how much I loved them!



As soon as I opened the box the creativity started flowing. Unfortunately, time was also moving and I only got to make two cards. 

If you've been hopping along you should have arrived from the amazing Ilina Crouse
If you're just stopping in for a visit make sure you start at the very beginning with the Hero Arts Blog to not only increase your creativity but also your chance to win! 
Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. (They will reimburse you if you have already bought the kit) 
Giveaway closes Sunday, December 10th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week.

The first card I made actually uses the add ons. 


I was drawn immediately to the large Mandella stamp. I think they are such a beautiful way to just relax and color. I really like this one in particular because it's detailed enough to be eye catching but not so detailed that it would take a year to color! 


I stamped it in Hero Arts Black dye ink and used Distress Oxides to watercolor the background. Once it was dry I added in my own details. Which is honestly my favorite part! I used Copic markers to add bolder shading then alternated between a metallic gold and a white gel pen to add some dots and shapes. 


I cut a small vellum circle to ground the sentiment which I heat embossed in white. I added a few gold sequins to accent it and that was it. I didn't want to cover up that gorgeous design! 

Ready for the kit? 
Me too! 
You know we're making a scene right?
I mean, how could I not?!


Oh yeah! 
I watched Aladdin in preparation for this card. Also, because I love Disney movies. 
Yes, I'm grown. I have no shame. 


I started by stamping and masking the dunes, Aladdin, Jasmine, and the magic carpet. 
I then used Distress Oxides to create my sunset scene. I sprinkled on a bit of clean clear water and perfect pearls in order to create stars. I removed those masks and then added a bit of shading to my sand dunes. 


I can't remember the last time I was as taken with a stamp as I am with those sand dunes. So many scenes have gone through my head. 
I added Copic coloring to my characters and also to the dunes.  



I used the add on fancy die Skyline and cut it from black glitter paper and black cardstock. 
To say I love the way it cam out would be a huge understatement! 
I adhered the glitter portion flat then popped up the black panel with foam tape. 

If you'd like to see the whole card come together and hear my silly stories please watch below :) 


BAM! 
A whole new world. 
See what I did there?

I'm the last stop on the hop this time around. 
I hope you've found some serious inspiration through out the hop. 
I know I have. 

Here's the complete list in case you missed a stop along the way. 



Thanks for stopping by! 


Supplies Mandella Card: 


Supplies Aladdin Card: 

77 comments:

  1. amazing cards!!! love the scene on the last one!!

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  2. Wowww! Super magical fantastic creations!! Love them all <3

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  3. Those are gorgeous! And I do see what you did there :-) Makes me want to watch Aladdin again.

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  4. Beautiful, Gorgeous, colorful creative Works of Art! Mandala card looks like it IS absolutely "glowing" with radiance and Light! Great Job...Well Done! Makes excellent framed display home decor pieces. Great gift for Aladdin fans.

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  5. These are both crazy beautiful! I love how the first one just glows, and the scene on the second?!! Beautiful! I was definitely thinking Aladdin too, but I don't have your crazy coloring skills to put it off. ;)

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  6. What fantastic cards! I really like how you used the glitter and normal black cardstock for the buildings!

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  7. More Magical sights! I do believe the design team gave us a hardy dose of inspiration!

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  8. Beautiful cards.
    The colors are vibrant.
    thanks for sharing.

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  9. Love your cards and ideas and Aladdin is one of my favorite movies! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent!!

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  10. Aahh, yes, Arabian nights, flying carpets....so magical. Love this card and thanks for sharing.

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  11. These are just crazy beautiful. Can't wait to try my hand at creating interesting sand dunes.

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  12. They saved the best for last! Stunning cards Kelly!

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  13. Both of your cards are stunning Kelly! The Mandala Bold Prints stamp is amazing and I love how you coloured it, I am really hoping you do a video for that card. Your magical scene is fantastic, the glitter paper looks so great as the skyline and your sand dunes are beautiful, the entire card is gorgeous.

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  14. those are beautiful. I love the colors.

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  15. Just stunning! It's straight out of Aladdin. I Love your colors, patterns, design, and an amazing kit. Love it!

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  16. Love your mandela card, and the Jasmine and Aladdin card is perfect

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  17. Kelly you may have been last on the list but whey hey your designs are amazing! I absolutely love the scenic one, "the whole new world" LOL You know you can you are a class craft designer using the new Hero Arts kit to make outstanding creations for us creative followers to learn from and get inspired from. Thank you Kelly. :O)

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  18. Love your card! Sorry you are having sinus problems! But maybe yours will be gone by Christmas so you can have fun with your family. Again your colors are wonderful and have a great week!

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  19. Truly a magical card. Love the whole background scene.. then the magic carpet flying over.. just so perfect..

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  20. Love your cards, the colors you choose, exactly what I would pick. Stunning work as always!

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  21. I love seeing how many ways to use this new kit. Hero Arts did it again!

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  22. Love your stories as we watch ctreativity happen. Can’t wait to play with this kit.

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  23. Beautiful and gorgeous cards, love the blending and coloring.

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  24. Beautiful card and I loved your get away story because that's what I did in my younger days with my best friend.

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  25. Love your beautiful
    cards! Lovely inking
    and coloring, great
    scene.
    Carla from Utah

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  26. absolutely stunning cards as usual Kelly...this kit is so versatile and beautiful

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  27. I love the coloring you did on the large Mandala. Your examples of what can be done with this set are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  28. Kelly, wow,wow,wow, how many times can I write that!! love the first card but wow that 2nd card, I ADORE that card, so beautiful, love the stamp, the colors and everything about it! I guess that is something else now I have to buy, it is just to awesome. Tracey Magner

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  29. So pretty and colorful. Your cards are always beautiful.

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  30. Awesome last stop on the hop. I kust wanted to keep on going. Great inspirational ideas. Great job!

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  31. Absolutely love your gorgeous mandala card.

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  32. OMG amazing can't wait for mine to arrive

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  33. Oh my goodness! You've done it again and created gorgeous cards!
    (Loved your story about you and your friend singing! Hilarious because I loved the music from Aladdin too!)

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  34. Love them both but that first one...WOWZA.

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  35. Truly stunning cards, Kelly! You are a master at creating beautifully colored backgrounds. Love them both!

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  36. I wish I could get all of the add ons, but I just don't have the funds at the moment. I did order the kit, though & a couple of the items...I guess I can get groceries in January! (Kidding, but only slightly kidding!)

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  37. Stunning!! I love what you did with the mandala stamp!

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  38. Love your beautiful cards and love the coloring on them. Thanks for sharing. ~Gin K.~

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  39. Beautiful cards! I love the vivid colors!

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  40. Gorgeous kit! the colors are so beautiful.

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  41. Loved the video tutorial AND your card! thank you!

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  42. Love love love this card and the kit. I already have a stamp set with a genie from CRAFTIN DESERT DIVAS, but I had to add to it by buying the monthly kit, the dire cut and a couple add ons before I finished watching your video. Thank you.

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  43. Beautiful cards. I really enjoyed your video. Thanks for sharing..

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  44. Gorgeous kit and gorgeous card! Always love watching your videos! This one was really unique.

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  45. Gorgeous kit and gorgeous card! Always love watching your videos! This one was really unique.

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  46. Beautiful colors on the cards! The Mandala card is absolutely gorgeous!

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  47. What an enchanting card! I love to watch you color. This is a wonderful kit.

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  48. Beautiful cards and love that mandala stamp.

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  49. Absolutely amazing, gorgeous coloring as usual! AND I loved your Myrtle Beach story!!

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  50. Great cards. I enjoy your work very much and hope to enjoy it for years to come. Awesome work tfs

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  51. Absolutely fabulous. Love watching the movie to. I'm really inspired watching your videos and love your stories. Thanks again from N. Ireland.😍

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  52. You definitely made that mandala one sparkle by adding in the gold and white highlights. So pretty, and such a great way to make it one's own. And that sand dune stamp really is something else. I'm from Colorado which has the Great Sand Dunes (or, as my dad puts it, the world's greatest beach minus the water), and there's something so mesmerizing about how they lay out. I'm so glad that the designers have seen the potential and made a stamp for them, and such a good stamp at that! Thanks for sharing your creativity; now go sleep! ;-)

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  53. Both cards look really great and of course the coloring is fantastic!

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  54. I love your cards and your stories! I too am a HUGE Disney fan and one of my very favorites is Aladdin. Can't wait to get my kit! Thanks so much for the inspiration! !

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  55. Beautiful cards. I'm so excited about this kit!

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  56. Wow! I’m totally in love for your breathless cards!!! Colors are amazing!!!

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  57. Love how you used the kit. This is wonderful!

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  58. Beautiful colors and a gorgeous, shimmering skyline!!

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  59. How casually you mention that you colored a little... such talent! Beautiful!

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  60. I just love this kit! It's so different and you made amazing cards with it! I hope I win. I went to buy it and it's already sold out! That's what I get for going on vacation. :-)

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  61. Awesome colors on both of your gorgeous cards!

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  62. Love the colors on both of these cards.

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  63. Very colorful cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  64. These are amazing cards, I love the light in it ! margessw@icloud.com

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  65. Wow these cards are stunning! I love the bright colours you used!

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  66. This is my last stop on the hop and your first card is absolutely my favourite of the entire hop. That mix of colour is perfect. The centre appears to be glowing. Just stunning.

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  67. Good idea and will definitely try your recommendation

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  68. These are two beautiful cards. I love scene building so the second one is lovely to me but I have to say that vellum circle in the middle of the mandala background really draws the eye and seems to brighten the centre of the card. I must give that a try. Thanks!

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  69. Love these! The colors are gorgeous.

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