Good afternoon! Today is the release day for the Hero Arts August 2016 My Monthly Hero and I am so honored and excited to be celebrating the release with the Hero Arts Creative team and other special guests! You should have arrived from Lydia Fiedler’s blog but if not, you can head to the Hero Arts Blog to start at the beginning! The new kit is now available for purchase at Hero Arts and once they’re sold out, they’re gone for good so make sure to head over and shop soon! The August kit was inspired by Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and features a beautiful woodland fairy theme.
So here are the details…the kit contains:
A 4×6 clear stamp set
Three matching Frame Cuts dies
An oval border with frame Fancy Die set
Pretty Pink Posh Droplets
Ranger Star Dust Stickles
Three ink cubes in Bubble Gum, Orchid and Green Apple
Woodgrain Cardstock and Vellum
Other gems and cardstock
Don’t forget to check out the bottom of my post for details on how to win a kit!
Here’s what I created with the kit:
As soon as I saw the beautiful border die I wanted to do a layered shaker card. So to start I painted a night sky on a piece of watercolor paper with my Gansai Tambi watercolors. I let it dry completely and then flicked on white acrylic paint. Once that was dry I stamped the sentiment and stars and heat-embossed them with white embossing powder. Then I die-cut the woodgrain paper with the oval die. I also die-cut the same oval from silver glitter paper but die-cut the back of the glitter paper so the design would be reversed. I adhered those together and then added a layer of acetate. I filled my shaker with tiny iridescent stars and the Delphinium mix from Lucy Abrams and sealed it with the watercolor paper.
Next I stamped the fairy onto white cardstock with copic-friendly ink, die-cut her with the coordinating die, and colored her with copics. I added stickles to her wings and let them dry. Finally I adhered her to the card with foam mounting tape for a little dimension. I love all the varieties in texture and dimension…reminds me of a midsummer night! 😉
To celebrate the release Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop so make sure you leave a comment at each hop stop for the most chances to win! If you win and have already purchased the kit you will be reimbursed! Here’s a list of all the stops on the hop:
- The Hero Arts Blog
- Yana Smakula
- Mariana Grigsby
- Clare Prezzia
- May Park
- Jennifer McGuire
- Kathy Racoosin
- Laura Bassen
- Lydia Fiedler
- Jessica Frost-Ballas —> YOU ARE HERE!
- Pretty Pink Posh
- Debbie Olson
- Cheiron Brandon
- Alice Wertz
- Helen Gullett
- Libby Hickson
Thanks so much for visiting and have a fabulous day!
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