4 March 2019

Hero Arts March 2019 My Monthly Hero Kit Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today we are celebrating the release of the March 2019 My Monthly Hero Kit for Hero Arts. What a wonderful kit! It has an underwater theme to it and I love it! If you are following along in the hop, you should have arrived here from the fantastic Nichol but if you get lost along the way, I have the full list of participants below.


My first card is the card that I shared over on the Hero Arts blog yesterday. I created an underwater scene as if looking through a window. I started off by blending two of the Reactive Inks from the kit - Sea Glass and Blue Water on to a panel of watercolour paper. I then splattered on some water and let the reaction happen. Once the panel was dry, I started stamping the images on top. I used Navy Mid-Tone Shadow Ink for the items that would be closest and Pool Mid-Tone Shadow Ink for the ones further away. I did also stamp some more seaweed using Soft Pool Shadow Ink but sadly these are not showing up in the photos.


I then stamped the sentiment from the stamp set on top with Intense Black Ink. This panel was then added to the front of an A2 white card base with tape runner. I took a panel of white cardstock and die cut a circle from it using one of the Nesting Circle Infinity Dies. The panel was then added to the card base with foam tape.


My next card uses some ink smooshing to create a background. I took a panel of watercolour paper and a plastic sheet. I smooshed the Sea Glass and Blue Water Reactive Inks on to it, one by one and misted with water. I then picked the plastic sheet up and pounced it on to the watercolour paper. This gives a nice organic feel, I think. I then splattered on some more water to create more interest, as well as splatters of the ink pads. I splattered on some of the Sea Salt ink (which is white) too and set aside to dry.


Once the panel was dry, I stamped the two turtle images from the kit with Navy Mid-Tone Shadow Ink. I took the sentiment from the set and stamped this on to Pitch Black Cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. This was cut in to a banner. I added a strip of black and white striped paper, as well as silver glitter and then added the sentiment banner on top with foam tape. The panel was then added to an A2 white card base with tape runner. The idea for this card was inspired by the turtles that ride the waves in Finding Nemo. I can imagine them having a lot of fun doing it!


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. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.
 

THE KIT:

The March 2019 My Monthly Hero Kit contains a 6" x 8" clear stamp set, 27 coordinating Frame Cuts, 4.25" x 5.5" Aquarium Fancy Die, 3 water reactive ink cubes (Sea Salt, Sea Glass and Blue water) plus green and blue droplets. All of this is valued at $75.99 but you can get it for $34.99 (approximately £28, depending on exchange rate). The kits are limited and often sell out quickly. You can subscribe so that you never miss a kit. International subscribers also receive a discount off shipping.

ADD-ONS:

There are also some amazing add-on products this month, to go along with the underwater theme. These are not limited edition and can be purchased from the Hero Arts Store, as well as your local Hero Arts retailer. Here is a look at them:


BLOG HOP:

Here is the full list of participants in the hop today:


GIVEAWAY:

Hero Arts are giving away one kit to one lucky blog hop reader. The winner will be selected from all of the comments left across all of the blogs in the hop, so the more you comment, the more chances  you have to win! The giveaway closes on March 10th at 11.59pm. The winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts blog. Good luck!

Next on the hop is the fantastic Jessica. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a great time on the rest of the hop!

76 comments:

  1. I love the effect you got with the reactive inks. Great card. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Cute card, love having the design in the corner

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  3. Love the clean and simple design of your cards. :)

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  4. Very nice cards. I like the way you used the same colors and stamps, but achieved two different looks!

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  5. Oh I love the colors! Love the kit and love your card!

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  6. Love your cards and this release.

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  7. This kit looks
    gorgeous! Love
    the cards.
    Carla from Utah

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  8. Love your card and the silhouette style - very nice!

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  9. super cards - LOVE the gorgeous blue you used:)

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  10. Love your idea with the silhouettes and using the different colors of ink to add dimension! Wonderful backgrounds - thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. Fabulous cards. Love this turtle.

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  12. Two lovely cards using almost the same colors and products. They just show how this kit can be simple and clean and stunning.

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  13. beautiful clean and simple designs!

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  14. The look so cute--very simple and nice

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  15. I love this ocean themed kit! Thanks for the inspiration, this card’s background is fantastic, love it!

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  16. Love the simple watercolored cards! Very nice!

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  17. Fab designs and the minimal palettes really make these cards shine.

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  18. Great kit! Wonderful projects!

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  19. I love your cards! Turtles are my FAVORITE!

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  20. Your card is really cute! Love this stamp and die set!

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  21. So beautiful! Love the smooshing technique and really looking for ward to the kit so I can get inky. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  22. Wonderful colors--love seeing the effect you can get using the reactive inks!

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  23. I love your use of this really great Hero Arts set! So fun and cheerful.

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  24. Beautifully and artfully created.This looks to be an amazing kit!

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  25. Thanks for sharing your cards, Michelle! I love the window card. The natural feel of that water on the 2nd card is amazing! Thanks again for your inspiration.

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  26. Love that little turtle! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Great cards and I love the blue backgrounds--the shade of blue is gorgeous with all of the details! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  28. I especially love the background that you created on your second card with the HA Water Reactive inks!

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  29. Two beautiful cards! I love how vibrant the water is. It highlights the awesome stamps in this kit so wonderfully.

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  30. Oh my, I love the way your background for the little turtles turned out....awesome. Great looking cards Michelle.....thank you so much for sharing them.

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  31. This kit is so cute and love the cards you have made with it.

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  32. Love both your cards Michelle, those colours are so beautiful. All the shadow stamping looks fabulous too. This is one of those kits that’s going to sell well I am guessing. The aquarium die is to die for!! Xx

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  33. Such beautiful cards. I love those colors of that new water reactive ink. Gorgeous! TFS!

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  34. I love all of the new ideas!

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  35. Love your cards. The aquarium die and the bubble background are my favorite!

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  36. Love the cards. They are both beautiful cards and I can't pick a favorite. Great designs also. Thanks for sharing your art.🐧

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  37. Gorgeous cards! I love the turtle!!

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  38. I sure like how your ink smooshing turned out! I'll have to try that.

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  39. I love the colors in this kit and how you used them for ink smooshing on your second card was just fab!

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  40. Cute, cute cards! Thank you for sharing!

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  41. Beautiful cards and love the backgrounds. Great card kit.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  42. Love the view through the porthole.
    The scattered water on the second
    card is a fun idea. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. Beautiful cards and love how you did the shadow stamping .

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  44. Beautiful cards! I love how you ink smooched with the reactive inks.

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  45. Just love the Hero Arts Kit for March 2019.

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  46. What beautiful cards, really makes me want to go to the ocean.

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  47. I love the color scheme with your cards. Muted, but beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  48. Great cards! I am loving this new kit. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  49. Ooo . . these are both fabulous!!! I love the simplicity and the ocean colors! So beautiful!!

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  50. Dear Michelle
    Love the cards u hv created using the Hearts March Kit. The colors are lovely and the shadow stamping is beyond imagination. Thank you for teaching me a new crafter.I wish and pray that i become the winner so that i can do many things with this lovely kit.tc stay blessed . Love and hugs from Sri Lanka

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  51. Wonderful ocean themed creations!! :)

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  52. Lovely cards!! Looks like these new Reactive inks are a must have!!

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  53. Fantastic cards! I love the CAS designs!

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  54. Gorgeous cards! I love your background.

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  55. Both of your cards are fantastic!

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  56. Fabulous cas cards with this kit! Really looking forward to playing with it :)

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  57. Love your cards and this lovely kit!

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  58. I love the colors that you picked for these cards.

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  59. I like the backgrounds you created for your awesome cards.

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  60. Your backgrounds are so pretty!!

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  61. Nice looks on your cards! That ocean splashing on that second card really looks like just that the ocean splashing.

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  62. Love both your Clean and Simple cards!!

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  63. I love that inked background on the second card - it is lovely.

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  64. These are fabulous! It really does look like you are seeing them through the side window of a submarine. xx

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