15 February 2018

Hero Arts 2018 Catalogue Blop Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today I am delighted to be hopping along to celebrate the release of the new Hero Arts 2018 catalogue products going live in the Hero Store. The new catalogue is packed full of fabulous products and you will see tons of inspiration using them across the hop. You should have arrived here from the amazing Nichol, but if you get lost along the way, I have the full list of hopper below.

 
I am in love with the new Liquid Watercolors from Hero Arts. They are highly pigmented and can be used for lots of different techniques. I have two projects showing them in use today. My first project shows them used for soft water colouring, while the second uses them for a bold background.
 
 
For my card, I started off by stamping the beautiful new Flowering Magnolia stamp on to some Fabriano Artistico Extra White Hot Press watercolour paper. I then water coloured the image using the new Liquid Watercolors. You can see how I water coloured the image in the speed paint video here:
 


I then went around the image with a light grey Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pen to help the image pop. The side of the paper was cut, cutting around the leaf image with scissors. I stamped the Designer Woodgrain stamp (not new but still wonderful!) on to an A2 grey card base for some added interest and then added the watercolour panel on top with foam tape.
 
 
I took the sentiment from the new Color Layering Elephant stamp set and stamped this on to black cardstock using Versamark ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. This was cut in to a strip and added to the card with more foam tape. To finish off, I added a couple of sequins from the new Seashore mix, plus an Iridescent Jewel.
 
SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. 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. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.
 
 
My next card shows how to use the Liquid Watercolors for a bolder background. I used the new Mermaid Wishes stamp set for this. This is one of the previous My Monthly Hero kits that was voted to come back as a permanent set. I am so happy that this set has come back. I love it!
 

I started off by cutting the tag from some Acrhes watercolour paper and a Tag Infinity Die. I first layered over a light coat of Indigo, Deep Ocean and Pine Liquid Watercolors and blended these together on the tag. I sprayed a generous mist of Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz over the top and then dried this with a heat tool. Using the watercolour that was left on my craft sheet, I pouched the tag back in numerous times to get a splattered and layered look. I really like how it came out. I then set this piece aside to dry.
 
 
I stamped one of the mermaids from the set using Intense Black ink and coloured her using Copic Markers, adding a little Spica pen to her tail. She was cut out using the coordinating frame cut. I took one of the sentiments from the set, stamped this with Intense Black ink on to white cardstock. I cut this using the new Rounded Rectangle Infinity Dies. The mermaid and sentiment were added to the tag with foam tape. I added some twine through the top of the tag and then finished off with some Seashore Sequins and Iridescent Jewels.


SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. 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. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.
 
 
COPIC MARKERS: Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000. Hair: E49, E57, E25, E23. Top - BG13, BG11. Tail - BG49, BG13, BG11, BG10, Spica 08 Turquoise.


BLOG HOP:

Here is the full list of participants in the hop:

Michelle Short - you are here!


GIVEAWAY:

Hero Arts are giving away three $50 shopping sprees! Winners will be drawn from comments left across all of the stops in the hop. The more you comment, the more chances you have to win. One comment per blog please. Please leave a comment by February 22nd at 11.59pm PT. The winners will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts blog. Good luck!

The next person on the stop is the amazing and lovely, Wanda. Thank you so much for visiting me today, I hope you have a lovely time on the rest of the hop and a fabulous day!

118 comments:

  1. Beautiful work as always, Michelle. I know that Magnolia got a lot of love :)

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    1. Could not find your comment button so I'm trying this. Your water coloring is beautiful. I love that magnolia stamp. Thanks

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  2. Michelle, LOVELY projects! Your Magnolia card is absolutely beautiful. Your mermaid tag is so sweet!

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  3. Lovely cards! The flower is so pretty and the mermaid is beautiful :)

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  4. Hi Michelle I love your cards and the mermaid tag is really pretty. Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Beautiful. The magnolia looks like it was just picked.

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  6. Great projects! Love the background of the tag and that magnolia...I'm in love! :)

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  7. I love your cards today... The flower is so pretty... and I always love those mermaids!

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  8. I really like your background on the mermaid card. Thanks.

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  9. Gorgeous cards. I especially like the soft colors on the magnolia, the new watercolors are pretty cool!

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  10. These new watercolors by Hero Arts look like so much fun. Love your cards - thanks for sharing your talents.

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  11. I love the clean and simple card for the first one! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. You are so creative. I really love the magnolia stamp... I think it's my favorite!

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  13. I love the elegance of this flower my flower very soon love ypur card.

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  14. Michelle, your card is simply gorgeous and being as I am a tag fanatic, this one rings all my bells. Beautiful water colouring on it as well.

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  15. Thanks for sharing! Live the mermaids

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  16. I love the magnolia. Gorgeous!

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  17. The blues on your mermaid tag are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. You Magnolia card is Beautiful.And the mermaid card is Grand. I'm quite in love with the watercolors~I can hardly wait to start collecting.

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  19. Beautiful colors. Love that magnolia.

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  20. Magnolia is my fave. So many ways to color it.

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  21. gorgeous. I love the magnolia stamp

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  22. Very pretty card! I love the subtleness of the colors.. Very sweet card

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  23. Loving the Flowering Magnolia, all the new Hero stuff is fantastic! Your designs are so lovely.

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  24. I love the subtle colouring of the magnolia stamp and the mermaid tag is super cute. Great release!

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  25. Your card is so gentle and beautiful! Clean and simple wins the day!

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  26. Your card is gorgeous and your mermaid tag is stunning! Great job!

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  27. Really Pretty card
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    love watercolour so much....my fav medium...Tanks so much...

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  28. wonderful inspiration, Michelle - love how you achieved the soft shades in your magnolia with these new watercolors!

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  29. So many ideas, so little time. TFS

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  30. I swear off wood-mounted stamps because I dont have the space but your card is so beautiful, I think I may HAVE to have it!!!

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  31. love the soft colors on the flower very pretty card

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  32. Great cards! thank you for the video - it's so helpful to see your technique using these new watercolors!

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  33. Love your projects. The first is simple but pretty with the soft coloring. Great job!

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  34. I love Magnolia stamp. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  35. There are so many stamps I love from this release! especially the colorlayering

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  36. Wonderful cards! I think the new watercolors are going to sell out - they are on the top of my wish list, too!

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  37. Beautiful card and tag. Great to see the new liquid watercolours in use

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  38. So pretty - love the soft colors on the magnolia and the mermaid is so sweet.

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  39. Your flower card is so delicate looking. Perfect for spring. Also love the mermaid. Great cards!

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  40. Beautiful card, just love that magnolia!

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  41. I can hardly wait til I get my paws on the Liquid Watercolors

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  42. The new stamps are amazing. I was unable to leave comments on some sites. The elephant stamps are awesome.

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  43. Very nice projects and beautiful coloring ! Thanks for sharing and for the video

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  44. Beautiful watercoloring! The magnolia is so pretty!

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  45. Beautiful floral card and fabulous mermaid tag.

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  46. That tag is adorable, and I love what you created with the magnolia stamp too!

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  47. Two fabulous projects!! That first, the card, is so simple and gorgeous!! Love just the bit of color from the water colors.

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  48. Love the flower and the tag. The tag is so bright .

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  49. that flower is beautiful
    thanks for sharing your creativity
    Barb Housner

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  50. Your watercoloring is really inspiring. Love those stamps and watercolors.

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  51. Beautiful card and tag. Love the way you have shown how to dilute it down to give a light look to the vibrant watercolors.

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  52. Lovely cards, Michelle! The magnolia is CAS loveliness and the tag background is perfection behind that gorgeous mermaid!

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  53. This is a great release! Love your card and tag.

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  54. Beautiful card and tag--I especially love your lovely CAS magnolia card!

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  55. Beautiful card and tag! I love your pretty coloring! Can't wait to try the Liquid Watercolors!

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  56. I just got a SSS order with the tea time mice stamp set. I guess it's my favorite. I'm in love with the bunny and dying to try the watercolors. Lovely card, Michelle.

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  57. What a lovely CAS card - that magnolia is just beautiful!

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  58. Wow! Your creations are simply stunning!!!
    I love your colouring!!!

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  59. Lovely water-coloring and gotta have that magnolia stamp1

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  60. Your magnolia card is stunning....and SO beautifully soft. Your tag! Love it! You really showed the range of the liquid watercolors so well

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  61. well done! loved the use of blue on the leaves

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  62. I love the beautiful simplicity of the magnolia card. It's gorgeous. Your tag is vibrant and beautiful, too!

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  63. I love your card and tag! That magnolia blossom is gorgeous and I love the pale colors you used to color it, that makes it look so realistic! Thank you for sharing with us!

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  64. I'm loving this sweet magnolia with just a hint of color and your gorgeous mermaid tag!!

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  65. I am going to have to try cutting around a portion of a stamped image as you did with the gorgeous magnolia. Awesome tag background too!

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  66. Those watercolors look really cool!!

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  67. Lovely cards. The background behind the mermaid is beautiful. TFS.

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  68. Loving those new watercolors. Beautiful ocean & mermaid tag.

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  69. Michelle, once again you have produced a lovely card!

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  70. Both your card and tag are gorgeous and show the versatility of those watercolours. The background on the mermaid tag is so serene. I loved the colour blend. Thanks so much for sharing your tips and inspiring.

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  71. Two wonderful projects. Your water coloring is beautiful.

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  72. Love how the vibrant Liquid Watercolors dilute out so nicely to pale shades.

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  73. Thank you for sharing your talent!

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  74. Love the soft colors you used for the magnolia and don't get me started with mermaids lol. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  75. Great projects! Love the soft colors on the flower and more vibrant colors on the mermaid tag!

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  76. I love the soft water-colouring on the first card. Just stunning!

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  77. Both cards are flawless. You have mad water coloring skills

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  78. Beautiful card and tag. Thanks for sharing

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  79. Thank you for showing us the different options for the watercolors. So good to know they work for both soft and bold looks. And that magnolia stamp is rapidly becoming a favorite; it's just so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

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  80. Nice soft look on card and love the colors used in the tag.

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  81. Love your cards and love Hero Arts!

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  82. You showed one extreme to the other with the liquid watercolors making each so different from the other. Thank you so much Michelle for sharing your beautiful work. I also love your post below for the video blog hop. I don't watercolor really and all 3 of these techniques are wonderful. I also learned about the major blog hop to help others! Thank you!

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  83. The floral card is beautiful, and the background on the tag is just stunning. I really enjoy seeing what you create with Hero Arts products, Michelle.

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  84. What a beautiful card with lovely video...thnks for sharing

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  85. Love the subtle coloring on the gorgeous Magnolia stamp. The liquid watercolors produce such nice results.

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  86. Wow Michelle the way you played with the liquid watercolors showed what a great artist you are. Thanks for these gorgeous examples!

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  87. Love the lightness of your magnolia card.

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  88. Gorgeous card & tag. I love the CAS look of your card and then the amazing background of your tag! So pretty! TFS!

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  89. The card and tag are beautiful. I will have to try the watercolors. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  90. Your card and tag are beautiful. I'm thinking those liquid watercolors are a good thing! :)

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  91. That magnolia is so pretty! Can't wit to get it. And love the mermaid tags!

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  92. I'm very excited about those watercolors!

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  93. Love using watercolor! You made it look so easy! Thanks Michelle!

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  94. Beautiful Michelle. i love the thin grey panel in the first card and the background in the mermaid tag.

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  95. Love the softness you achieved on the floral card, so pretty!

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  96. Lovely cards - especially that pretty magnolia!

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  97. Being from the South, I really love this Magnolia stamp. I love the soft colors of your flower. Beautiful card!

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