6 February 2017

VIDEO | My Monthy Hero February Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there and welcome to the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero February Kit Release Blog Hop. You should have arrived here from the amazing Libby, but if you get lost along the way, I have a full list of participants below.

The kit is amazing! It is excellent for encouragement cards, friendship cards and all round making people smile cards! My project focusses on the main kit stamp set but there is lots in the kit itself and the add-ons are amazing too! I will be sharing more with these later in the month.


For my card, I started off by cutting a panel of mask paper using one of the circles from the Nesting Circles Infinity dies set. This was added on top a piece of watercolour paper. The clouds were stamped in the top left of the circle with Soft Sky ink (mini size included in the kit). The girl holding the umbrella was stamped in Soft Granite ink. I am not going for a no-line look for this, just a soft look. The mask paper was then taken a way and a I drew on a circle using the die as a template for where to paint.


The image was coloured using watercolour paints, plus one Zig Clean Color Real Brush pen for the clouds. Once the image was dry, I did go over the rain drops with a coloured pencil to help them pop a bit from the background. The sentiment, from the same stamp set in the kit, was stamped to the side with black ink. The panel was adhered to a grey card base with foam tape.

VIDEO:
Here is a look at how I made the card, focussing mostly on the watercolouring part:




SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to where I purchased it. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links.



Derwent Coloursoft Pencil - Iced Blue C350. Zig Clean Color Real Brush pen - Light Gray 091


THE KIT:



The kit contains:

1 4x6" Stamp set
20 Coordinating dies
1 Coordinating stencil
1 Soft Sky ink cube
1 Sponge
2 Thin rolls of glitter washi tape (silver and blue)
1 Skein silver embroidery thread
4 Sheets of vellum - 2 blue, 2 patterned white


That's a whopping $70 (approx. £56.50) worth of product for only $34.99 (approx. £28.00). Since I did not use the add-ons in my project today, here are the links to them in the Hero Arts shop (remember these can also be bought from your favourite Hero Arts retailers too). They are too cute to resist!



BLOG HOP:

Here is the list of the fantastic participants in the hop:
 
Michelle Short - you are here!


GIVEAWAY:

Hero Arts are giving away one kit as a prize. The winner will be selected from all of the comments throughout the hop, so make sure to leave a comment at every stop. The giveaway closes February 12th at 11.59pm PST, the winner will be announced the following week (if the winner has already bought the kit, they will be reimbursed for it).

I am the last in the hop! I hope you have had fun following along with the hop. Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great rest of the day and a fabulous week too!

248 comments:

  1. Such a great kit!! Loved the water coloring

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  2. This card is just beautiful!!! Thank you for the post, and the chance to win. I love Hero Arts!

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  3. Love how you colored this sweet scene.

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  4. Beautiful card!! Love the soft water coloring :)

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  5. I need to bust out my watercolors and practice, practice, practice!

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  6. This is so soft and pretty! I love the sweet scene you created, Michelle!

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  7. Very beautiful, love the look of those clouds!

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  8. I love your watercoloring technique!

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  9. You really did a beautiful job!

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  10. love the soft water coloring can't wait to get this kit I am so going to have to case your card Idea love it...;)

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  11. Wow, your soft water coloring is so gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  12. Love this sweet, watercolored scene!

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  13. Love love love!!!!!!! So sweet. Great watercoloring!!

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  14. Really enjoyed your card and the watercoloring.

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  15. This is an amazing kit and what you created with it is beautiful.

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  16. WOW, soft watercoloring, I love that! Great job on this card, thank you for sharing.

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  17. Michelle I love your card design !

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  18. Charming card, thanks for sharing!

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  19. Lovely card, I am a sucker for watercolor. Just Beautiful.

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  20. Oh Michelle, what a gorgeous card. I adore the way you've water coloured it. Such beautiful detail and it's like looking through a window. Such a lovely sentiment too. Off to watch your video! xx

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  21. Michelle, this is so perfect!

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  22. What a beautiful watercoloring. Love the kit!

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  23. Love the soft look of your clean & simple card. I live in the Rain Forest on the BC Coast so would get so much use of these stamps & dies.

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  24. Awesome card. I love how the watercolor paper texture makes it look like its actually raining. Love it.

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  25. Like the CAS with style and wonderful coloring on this scene for the card.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  26. I wish that my colored pencil was as great as yours, jealous. I really want this set, even better if I won it.

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  27. Beautiful water colouring. Just picture perfect.

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  28. Beautiful card. I love the colours. A great video thanks.

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  29. Darling scene and I loved your video too, Michelle - thanks!!

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  30. A beautiful card. I like how you are able to get such soft colors for your water coloring. This is such a cute kit and becomes so versatile with all the add-ons. Your design is lovely. TFS

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  31. Such a beautiful card Michelle. Took my breath away and really choked me up, such an emotive scene. Thank you.
    Tracey.x

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  32. love the soft look of your card and the way you put it all together

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  33. What a sweet card! The water coloring is beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

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  34. Love the way this card is water colored!

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  35. Love your watercolor card with the soft colors. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  36. WOW! .. your coloring is amazing!

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  37. I love your coloring!Beautiful card!Thank you for the hop!

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  38. I Love that saying. You know, dancing in the rain. Great card! Thanks, Denise

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  39. I love seeing how differently each designer used the same supplies and came up with such a variety of different cards.

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  40. I love the tone of this card. It's clean, but impactful, too. Very nice job! Thanks for sharing.

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  41. What a lovely card. Beautiful coloring.

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  42. Loved your video. Very lovely card.

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  43. Seriously - such a sweet little girl in the rain!! thank you for sharing your talent!

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  44. WOW Michelle, it was mesmerizing watching you water colour! I totally enjoyed it. A fantastic card, you are very talented!

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  45. What an absolutely amazing card! Hero Arts outdid themselves this time! Wow.

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  46. Loved your video. Very lovely card.

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  47. I love your video and such a sweet card!!

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  48. Very nice video and your card is darling and your painting is awesome!💜🤗

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  49. So pretty, I LOVE the softness to this card! thank you so much!

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  50. So soft and pretty! Love your card design and the colors are perfect!

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  51. Your card is very pretty and delicate looking. Love it!

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  52. What a lovely card! Love the soft watercolor look, it's so sweet! Delicate and classic - thank you for sharing how you used this awesome kit!

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  53. Love the soft look of your card! Thanks for sharing on the blog hop.

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  54. I loved watching your video, and your use of the kit was so cute on this card!

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  55. Love this card....it's simply beautiful!

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  56. Love the soft feel of this card - great work:)

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  57. I'm a sucker for yellow rain boots so this card really won me over!

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  58. Great kit, add-ons, and cute card!

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  59. Beautiful! I love the soft feel your water coloring gives this card. Also, like how you used the circle die to create the mask. I'm a newbie and love every new (to me;) idea! Thank you.

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  60. Clean and simple and beautiful. I enjoyed watching how you water-colored the card. Thanks.

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  61. Hope your feeling better now, your card is simply beautiful!

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  62. Very pretty, it is so soft and the coloring is awesome

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  63. Thank you for making the video sharing your wonderful card, ideas and techniques.

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  64. Darling card. Love the watercoloring

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  65. Great card, I love the coloring! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  66. That card was so sweet and subtle. Love, love, love your work.

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  67. Simply, soft, striking. Love it.

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  68. I really enjoyed watching you watercolor! Thanks!

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  69. Love your design and the soft watercolors .... love this kit.

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  70. That's beautiful! I love the watercoloring, it's so soft and serene, which is perfect for this card.

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  71. Wow, this is just stunning!! I love the soft watercolor look of your card. Thank you for your detailed and informative video!!

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  72. stunning card! your watercoloring is just beautiful! thank you for a lovely video and a chance to win!

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  73. I. love. this. card! It is so subtle but has great detail. thanks for sharing - I hope to try this on my own.

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  74. I love your card... the watercoloring is perfect for this set.

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  75. Lovely card. I enjoyed your video. Hope you are feeling better!

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  76. love the soft gentle look to your card. Enjoyed watching you watercolor too. thanks

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  77. Beautiful design! LOVE the water colour look!

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  78. Love the softness of your card. Great idea to use the circle, creates a nice focal point with space around it for your eye to rest. Thanks for sharing!

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  79. What a sweet scene! Your coloring is wonderful.

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  80. What a sweet card. I love the coloring details you provided as well as the design. Thanks for sharing you creativity with us!

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  81. The colouring makes this card so delicate looking and the colour choice emphasises the theme. I think I'm going to have to try this but I don't think mine will look anywhere near as good as yours. I love it.

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  82. Such a sweet and tender card. Loving it.

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  83. I absolutely love this. So serene and soft. Beautiful.

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  84. you are very talented my dear! I have been practising my watercolor techniques - love love love <3

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  85. This is a super lovely card. Love how you created the scene in the rain...you watercolor so wonderfully. Thank you.

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  86. I. LOVE. THIS. CARD!!! So beautiful!

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  87. Beautiful card ! Thank you for your video and post. Thank you for the chance to win this lovely kit .

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  88. I love how delicate this is - so sweet! TFS x

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  89. Love the clean and simple card. Your watercolor is fantastic!

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  90. I really like your card & enjoyed watching your video. You make water-coloring look SO easy!Very soft & rainy day looking. I will practice & see if I can improve. Thanks for sharing.

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  91. Wow! It looks like you free hand drew everything, even the sentiment. Thanks for sharing!

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  92. Such a sweet card. I love the mood the soft watercoloring adds.

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  93. You had me at "umbrella..." Great use of the kit. Love it!

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  94. Very lovely elegant card! I like that is would also be easy to mail. You watercolor very well- I still need to try this sometime, but lots to learn. Thanks for sharing.

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  95. Lovely card...it is an amazing look with just one layer. I very much enjoyed watching you water color as I am very new to this technique, also enjoyed the background music.

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  96. Ohhh, that is beautiful, just beautiful!

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  97. Wow!!!!! I love your work. You are very talented. Your card is just lovely!

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  98. This has been a great blog hop and Hero Arts outdid themselves with this kit. Your card is just one of the best from this blog hop! Wow!

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  99. Such a cute card and sentiment!

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  100. Beautiful card with such pretty coloring! Awesome new kit, filled with lots of creative possibilities!







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  101. I love your card....so pretty!

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  102. Beautiful card, so soft and delicate.

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  103. Loved this card! OK and maybe a little jealous about how good you are with watercolors as well! Thank you for sharing your card!

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  104. This is such a cute card. I love the soft watercolor look, but have not mastered the technique yet. Something to practice, practice, practice! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  105. Michelle, your card is so delicate looking with the soft watercoloring. I love that you have it in a circular frame, too. Thanks for the video showing how you accomplished your finished project!

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  106. Your card & colouring are so beautiful. I love the simplicity of it all & it so, so works with watercolouring.

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  107. Love this soft water colored image Michelle, thank you for such fabulous inspiration, have a wonderful day!

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  108. Such an adorable card! I love how you colored it. Great job!

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  109. Lovely! Love the circle idea!

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  110. Lovely card. The colors look so soft.

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  111. So soft and beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  112. Thank you for the video and the inspiration to watercolor. Your palette choice and technique are wonderful. This month's kit is so lovely, and I can't wait to play with it.

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  113. Love the soft colors and this looks like an awesome kit.

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  114. Beautiful card...one of my favorites of this series. Thank you for sharing

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  115. New to watercoloring and had no idea about soft techniques

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  116. Gorgeous card Michelle, i love the softness of the watercolours.

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  117. I adore this card it is so simple and beautiful!

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  118. I love your card and you are an amazing watercolor artist. I am looking forward to watching the video!

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  119. The soft colors are so breathtaking.

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  120. Love your card, it's very sweet!

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  121. This is beautiful! Definitely checking out the rest of your work. I had a wonderful journey with the blog hop.

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  122. I love your soft sweet card, one of my faves of the hop!

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  123. What a sweet scene. This is so cute.

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  124. Such a lovely card. It looks as though you hand-painted it without any stamps. I love it.

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  125. Very nice. I love seeing how everyone used the kit in different ways so fun... .

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  126. beautiful card! it is so weet, I love the watercoloring

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  127. Beautiful card! I love the watercoloring.

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  128. Love the tutorial, your card is so soft and delicate looking. Love it.

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  129. LOVE this card! You are so talented-thank you for sharing your video.

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  130. So sweet! I love the softness of your design.

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  131. Your water coloring is beautiful!!

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  132. This is so beautiful! It looks like a watercolor painting! Love the sentiment too!

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  133. As always your card is so beautiful Michelle!!! It's such a delight watching you create

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  134. Seriously love your card and Kathy Rac's card and shakers the best of all but I did love everything the other talented designers made, also! Fabulous hop! Sure enjoyed it.

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  135. I love the softness of this card...beautiful!

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  136. Always love to watch you watercolour Michelle. The soft tones perfectly suited this adorable little rainy scene. Gorgeous!

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  137. I really enjoyed watching you watercolor this card. The card is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

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  138. Lovely card and so is your water coloring! Thanks!

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  139. This is such a cute card. I would like to make this for a friend who likes to play in the rain.

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  140. Beautiful watercolouring!! I love this image of the little girl.

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  141. Love the watercolor technique.

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  142. Wonderful! I love the way your soft water coloring looks!

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  143. Simply stunning! The watercolouring is beautiful!!!

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  144. Great card due to your design and skilled painting.

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  145. Simple yet beautiful card - lovely soft colouring, thank you for sharing

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  146. Very nice watercoloring. Such a soft, cute card. Great kit.

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  147. Absolutely stunning and so beautiful!!!

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  148. Have some unopened watercolors. Your card inspires me to using them!

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  149. Beautiful card! Watercolors are so soft and pretty. Love the new kit!

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  150. I love watercolor cards! Well done!

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  151. Love this kit and the amazing card

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  152. Nice card, Michelle! Clever way to do the clouds. Thanks for sharing with us and for participating this great hop and giveaway.

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  153. Wonderful kit, I really enjoyed seeing you do the watercoloring. Your card is quite good.

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  154. Michelle, you card is my favorite from the hop. I am a sucker for watercolor. My favorite medium.

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  155. Watercolor is my favorite medium! I always enjoy your coloring! Thank you for sharing!

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  156. I love the soft, dreamy quality of this card - beautiful!

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  157. Soft and beautiful! Displays the rainy day mood with the cheery yellow matching the dance sentiment perfectly! Thank you for sharing your creativity!!

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  158. Beautiful card! Loved your video too, I will definitely be using this technique. I just love all the possibilities this kit offers. Thanks

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  159. Smiles is what this card generates, reminds me of my daughter!

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  160. This card is so beautiful with all those soft colours! Love how you used these new stamps to create a great scene!

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  161. Totally awesome!!! Can’t wait to get this kit with my subscription! Such fun and fantastic examples!
    ~God bless~

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  162. What else can I say...I LOVE this card! What a work or art! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  163. Wow! I love the cut out window, with the scene behind it. That rain looks almost realistic!

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  164. This card is so simple and beautiful, I love it.

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  165. Thanks for sharing your great card. Love the ccolors.

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