5 February 2018

Hero Arts February 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today we are celebrating the release of the February 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts. It is called The Spoken Bird and it is fabulous! It can be used for so many occasions. Since I focussed my countdown cards on the main kit, I thought I would focus my projects today and two of the fabulous add-on products, as well as the sentiments in the main kit stamp set.
 
If you are following along in the hop, you should have arrived here from the fabulous Janette, but if you get lost along the way, I have the full list of participants below.
 
For my first project, I thought I would make a tag, using the wonderful hummingbirds set.
 
 
I started off by cutting the tag using the Nesting Tag Infinity Dies (I used the second largest size) from watercolour paper. I blended over Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, focussing most of the colour in the upper right of the tag. I splattered over some water and set aside to dry. Once dry, I stamped the sentiment from the main kit stamp set in black ink on the top left of the tag.
 
 
I took the hummingbird from the set and stamped this with Intense Black on to white cardstock. I also stamped three of the flower image too. These were coloured with Copic Markers, added some glitter details to the flowers and Aqua Shimmer to the bird's wings (the colours I used are listed below the supplies section). They were fussy cut out with scissors (there are dies available) and added to the tag with foam tape. To finish off, I added some twine through the top of the tag.
 
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: Hummingbird - V28, V25, V22, B04, B02, B01, B00, BG13, BG11, BG10, C5, C3. Flowers - V17, V15, V12, Spica 01 Lavender, 13 Lilac.
 
My second project uses the Paper Layering Feather die. In my mind, it was just crying out to be used in a rainbow!
 

I started off by cutting the die five times from Bristol cardstock. I used Distress Inks to apply colour to the die cuts. I used Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry for the pink, Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade for the orange, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn for the green, Broken China and Mermaid Lagoon for the blue and finally, Shaded Lilac and Wilted Violet for the purple. I splatted on water and set aside to dry.
 
 
I added a piece of Decorative Woodgrain Cardstock to a white A2 card base and then added the feathers on top with foam tape. The ' sending you sunshine' sentiment is from the main kit. I stamped it with Versamark Ink on to black cardstock. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. This was then added to the card with more foam tape.
 
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.

 
THE KIT:

The February 2018 MMH kit contains a 6" x 8" clear stamp set, 24 coordinating dies, 3 ink cubes (Nest, Robin's Egg and Feather), 2 sheets of Stone woodgrain cardstock, 2 sheets of Bubinga woodgrain cardstock and 2 mini grapevine wreaths.
 
 
The value of the kit is $70 but you can get it for an amazing $34.99 (approx. £26 depending on exchange rate). Remember the kits are limited edition and often sell out quickly. You can subscribe here so that you never miss a kit. International subscribers get a discount on shipping too!
 
There are lots of wonderful add-on products this month. These are not limited edition and can be purchased from your favourite Hero Arts retailer. here is a look at them:
 

 
BLOG HOP:
 
Here are the full list of participants in the hop:
 
Michelle Short - you are here!
 
GIVEAWAY:

Hero Arts are giving away one kit to one lucky winner, selected from all the comments left across all the blogs in the hop. The giveaway closes Sunday, February 11th at 11.59pm EST and the winner will be announced the following week. If the winner has already bought the kit, they will be reimbursed for it.
 
The next person in the hop is the fabulous Ilina. Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great time on the rest of the hop!

91 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards :) I love the feather one a lot!

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  2. Love the feathers. The colors are so delicate
    and pretty. The first card is gorgeous.
    thanks for sharing.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. Cute card and tag! Nice colors used!

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  4. Such delicate details. Love it all.

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  5. colorful projects - this new kit is just so fun:)

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  6. Your tag and card are lovely. What a great kit, cannot wait to get mine!

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  7. Love those colorful rainbows! So pretty!

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  8. These cards are beautiful! I love the hummingbird and the rainbow for the feathers is so pretty.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  9. What lovely cards! I love the use of the paper layering feather, it is definitely an awesome part of this months release!

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  10. Hi,

    Love the designs, especially the one with the feathers all different pastel colours, what a fabulous card. I have not seen anything like it before and I will be CASEing it in one of my future cards if that is ok? :O)

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  11. How pretty! Love your brightness of the colors you used in such a soft way ... so nice.

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  12. I love the feathers! Beautiful work!!

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  13. Love your Hummingbird tag, so pretty and I'm sure would make anyone feel better. And your rainbow feather card is so cheerful.

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  14. beautiful cards! I really like the feather one!

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  15. Your colors are superb! Gorgeous examples of what can be achieved with this newest kit from Hero Arts!

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  16. Love the impact of the different coloured feathers on the woodgrain background. Very pretty.

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  17. I love tags. Your tag is inspiring. Great future project.

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  18. your card and tag are absolutely wonderful!!!

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  19. Both of your projects are really pretty! I especially love the pastel feather card.Thanks for inspiring me today and for the opportunity to win!
    :) Marie

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  20. Beautiful cards, especially the rainbow color of feathers!

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  21. Lovely. I like the humming bird and whatever those flowers are (I love flowers, just don't know the names of most of them!). I confess I never jumped onto the feather bandwagon, but these are really lovely. If I buy some, will they go instantly out of style? In general, all my friends know a trend is over when I break down and buy it! Thanks for two very nice card ideas.

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  22. I already love the hummingbird set, and now you've shown how pretty this layering feather is. Thanks!

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  23. Rainbow feathers and hummingbirds - perfect - each in it's own way.

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  24. Such lovely cards you created!

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  25. beautifully colored hummingbird tag and love your rainbow feathers!

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  26. All are lovely, but I am especially enamored with the feather card!

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  27. Both cards are soooo pretty! I'm a birdie lover
    so this set really speaks to me. The feathers
    are gorgeous, especially in a rainbow of color.

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  28. hmmm....having trouble posting here...but let's try this again! Your coloring is soooo pretty! So clean and crisp! I love it! Fabulous kit!

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  29. Love the feathers
    and the tag is
    amazing!
    Carla from Utah

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  30. Such pretty cards! Love the cheerful multi-colored feathers and the coloring on the birds and flowers are gorgeous!

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  31. great idea, the hummingbird is sized perfectly for an adorable Spring card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  32. Beautiful card and tag. I love the hummingbird. Thanks for sharing...

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  33. Pretty cards--love the colors.

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  34. These are so sweet and Spring-y!

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  35. Like the coloring of the pieces & arrangement of the bookmark/tag. Like rainbow idea of colors for the feathers.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  36. Michelle, your tag is precious (loving the hummingbird) and the feathers look amazing done up in rainbow colours. Beautiful job.

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  37. I'm loving that hummingbird stamp and great idea to use it for a feel better soon card!Lovely!!

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  38. The kit is great but the add-ons (like the hummingbirds) are even better! Love your card.

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  39. All the creation are wonderful and so inventive.

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  40. Both of your creations are absolutely lovely !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  41. These are awesome Michelle. Cannot pick a fave from them.

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  42. I'm not usually a kit purchaser, but this one was too good to resist. Love the birds!

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  43. I love your tag and card. They are really beautiful. Thanks for sharing your ideas

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  44. This is the first time I've followed a blog hop.
    So fascinating to see so many different uses of this gorgeous kit. I'm feeling inspired! x

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  45. Your tag is beautiful and LOVE those rainbow feathers!

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  46. Great hummingbird, the colors you used are so precious great for a feel better soon. The rainbow of feathers are great too. thanks for sharing

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  47. Both of these are so sweet! The colors are making me long for Spring!

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  48. The rainbow of feathers is very pretty.

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  49. Hi, What a beautiful tag, it looks like that bird is going to fly right off the tag how awesome. I also love those colors you used. Thanks Tracey Magner

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  50. Wow, I am in bed with the flu and a pneumonia, went to your site and your gorgeous tag hit me straight in to my heart! It looks like you made this one especially for me.
    Scrolling down I saw your beautiful card and the sentiment was once again all in place.
    Thanks for making my day with your awesome artwork.

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  51. Beautiful projects. I love those colourful feathers.

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  52. I really like your cards. The feather one is especially lovely.

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  53. How beautiful. I would love to receive a gift with that tag on it!

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  54. Absolutely love the feather rainbow!!

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  55. Love the touch of purple relfecting flowers and the bird

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  56. Love both your tag and card! They are both beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us!

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  57. Such a sweet tag! Love this little hummingbird! The feather card is so pretty! Great job!

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  58. such cute tags and love the feathers in a row - beautiful cards

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  59. So pretty! I love your coloring on the tag and the feathers look great!

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  60. Gorgeous card and rag Michelle. I love the soft colours of the feathers.

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  61. Love your rainbow of feathers and the pretty hummingbird tag - great projects!

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  62. Love your rainbow of feathers and the pretty hummingbird tag - great projects !

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  63. Hummingbirds are my favorite! It doesn't get any better than birds!

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  64. The tag is so pretty! Love how you create the colours for the hummingbird and flowers, thanks for describing and sharing with us how you did it! Also love those feathers with that range of colours it even looks like candies lols ^^

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  65. Beautiful projects! Love the feather rainbow especially!

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  66. The colors you used on the Hummingbird tag are so pretty and fresh. The Paper Layering Feather die looks very beautiful in such a soft rainbow of colors.

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  67. I am so glad those feathers cried out for the pretty colours you chose. They are so lovely all in a row! The little hummingbird on the tag with the blossoms is very sweet and dainty.
    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work! :)

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  68. Oh goodness, I LOVE the feathers - you were so right to have them rainbow. They just look so fabulously cheerful! xx

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  69. Terrific tag and rainbow colored feathers. Great cards.

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  70. Beautiful projects. I love the birds, flowers, feathers -- wonderful release.

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  71. Beautiful creations! I love the tag!

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  72. Love the feathers and that hummingbird! Wonderful inspiration!

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  73. Both cards are beautiful but I especially liked the feather card. I just love rainbow colors and the way you blended the colors on the feathers was beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  74. All so pretty. But my favourite is those feathers! What a pretty card!

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  75. beautiful tag and card! love the feathers!

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  76. I can't choose a favorite - the Hummingbird is beautiful but the rainbow feathers just make me smile!

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  77. Beautiful cards, and I love the kit. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  78. Two wonderful projects. I really love the the hummingbird tag.

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  79. Beautiful creations!! Your watercolouring on the tag is done beautifully! And I love the colours used for your feathers. So soft, just like a feather

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  80. Love the colors! Beautiful cards! Looks like a fabulous kit!

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  81. What lovely colors. Your feather card is beautiful!! I am just loving birds and feathers right now.

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  82. Both the tag and the card are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

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  83. These are so very cute, love the card and your wonderful tag.

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  84. Such nice soft colors on the hummingbird! Nicely done with those rainbow feathers too!

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