23 October 2019

Hero Arts & Altenew Partnership Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, we are back to celebrate the latest (and last) collaboration celebrating Hero Arts 45 years in the crafting industry. This month we have teamed up with Altenew to bring you the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set. It is such a beautiful set that has a gorgeous large flower, as well as a leaf image plus lots of beautiful sentiments. To celebrate the release of the set, we are having a fun blog hop full of inspiration and prizes (more on that below).
 

For my card, I started off with a panel of Hero Arts Dove White Cardstock. I then took the flower image from the Hero Arts + Altenew Bloom & Grow Stamp Set and stamped this on to the panel using Hero Arts Soft Granite Ink Shadow Ink (I stamped this off first, to get an even lighter coverage before stamping it on to my panel). I made a mask for the flower and then stamped the leaf image repeatedly around the flower.
 
 
Using the no-line technique, I coloured the flower and leaves using Polychromos Pencils (the colours that I used are listed below the suppliers area). Although not true to life, I love colouring flowers in blue shades! The cardstock I am using is quite smooth so the colouring isn't as blended as I had hoped, I would suggest using one with a bit more tooth, but it did still work well.
 
 
I then took one of the sentiments from the set and stamped this using Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. I did leave it to dry for some time but also heat set it, just to be on the safe side! I took a Hero Arts Top Folding Card base and then added a strip of Hero Arts Pitch Black Cardstock down the side. The image panel was then adhered on top with tape runner. To finish off, I added a few Iridescent Jewels using Precision Glue.
 
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.
 
 
POLYCHROMOS: Flower - 157, 247, 151, 110. Leaves - 199, 267, 168, 112, 171.
 
BLOG HOP:
 
 

For the blog hop you should have arrived here from the blog of Maryam Perez. Next on the hop is the blog of Nathalie DeSousa. If you get lost along the way, the full list of participants are over on the Hero Arts Blog.
 
GIVEAWAY:
 
There are three prizes to be won today:
 
- one winner will receive the stamp set
- one winner will receive a $25 shopping spree at Altenew
- one winner will receive a $25 shopping spree at Hero Arts
 
The winners will be drawn from all of the comments left across all the stops in the hop. The giveaway closes on 27th October 2019. The winners will be announced on the Hero Arts Blog the following week. Good luck!
 
Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a great time on the rest of the hop and have a wonderful rest of the day too!

42 comments:

  1. Love the color that you chose and your coloring is amazing.

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  2. Absolutely love the blue! Makes the flower stand out!

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  3. Your blue flower is so different and cool. Nice idea.

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  4. I think your blending is fine. The use of the pencils makes the flower look like it is in the mist -- lovely! And you get a gold star from me for not making a pink flower!

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  5. Beautiful card! Love the blue color of your flower.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  6. Gorgeous card! Love how you colored the flower.

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  7. your blue peony is lovely, Michelle - this is my favorite HA collaboration stamp yet - can't wait to get it!

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  8. Oh wow! Gorgeous in blue!! Totally in love with it! <3

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  9. Beautiful blue, my favourite colour!! This is gorgeous as I would always expect from you Michelle. Thanks for sharing. Carol
    carolclark6@bigpond.com

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  10. love the unusual color of this pretty flower

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  11. I love blue and think this is beautiful!

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  12. Blue is my absolutely favorite color and your flower colored in blue is just stunning!!

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  13. OOOHHHH! Love the blue!! So pretty!

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  14. Awesome coloring and gorgeous card

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  15. Your card is so pretty,
    great coloring and masking.
    Carla from Utah

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  16. The blue is gorgeous! You really have mastered the colored pencils on this stunning stamp!

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  17. beautiful coloring for a gorgeous stamp set. thanks as always for sharing.

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  18. WOW!!! Your card is gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing!!! I'm really loving this set!

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  19. Gorgeous card and colouring, I love your choice of the blues!

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  20. exquisite being a darker color you would think it would be bold but it's really soft... it's an amazing card

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  21. This is beautiful. I love the blue and think the pencil coloring looks wonderful.

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  22. Wow! Such a beautiful card Michelle. I love the blues and your pencil colouring is fabulous! Xx

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  23. The size of this bloom and the placement of the leaves makes for an attractive card. I like the blue that you used.

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  24. What a pretty card! I love the shade of blue you chose, thanks for sharing.

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  25. Your flower is so eye-catching, Michelle! Sometimes it's fun to use colours that are not true to life! Great colouring and colour choice! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  26. This is so beautiful - those colours are amazing!

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  27. There is something about blue/purple flowers that I'm drawn to. These are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing them with us. Brenda

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  28. Gorgeous!!! The pencils give it such a dreamy look!

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  29. This is simply stunning, the blue may not be true to life but it is beautiful!

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  30. Oh I love this bloom in blue! Gorgeous card and such a wonderful way to showcase this lovely bloom.

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  31. Beautiful card, beautiful stamp set. The blue "bloom" is gorgeous.

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  32. Awesome collaboration between Hero Arts and Altenew! Awesome coloring!

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  33. Love the blue coloring! What a beautiful, gi-normous flower stamp! Love the possibilities! And the sentiments are lovely!

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  34. Hi Michelle :) I love the texture your pencil coloring gave this peony!!! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  35. Blue is my favorite, so your take on this wonderful flower is gorgeous! Love your coloring! Thanks for sharing!

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