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.
Here is a look at how I made the card, focussing mostly on the watercolouring part:
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 contains:
1 4x6" Stamp set
20 Coordinating dies
1 Coordinating stencil
1 Soft Sky ink cube
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!
Here is the list of the fantastic participants in the hop:
Michelle Short - you are here!
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!