Good morning! We’re continuing the Hero Arts May My Monthly Hero Countdown today and I’m sharing a bright and cheery card using the fantastic new kit!
I’ve mentioned this before but I am a complete marine biology nerd. My parents were both marine biologists early in their adult lives and shared their love of the ocean with me growing up. For a few years we lived in Monterey, California and weekly trips to the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium were the most amazing thing ever! So when I saw this super realistic set in the kit I was excited to color it! Now I was a little fanciful in my color choices but I don’t think I am too far off!
I started by stamping the images with versafine and heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder. I stamped the large image twice so I’d have some room to manipulate the images a bit to create my scene. Then I colored them with copic markers and die-cut them with the coordinating dies. After I created my blended background I colored around the edges of the die cuts so that they’d blend in better with my scene! I also stamped a bunch of the fish I believe to be moorish idol fish and colored them appropriately before die-cutting them!
Next I blended indigo, navy, and intense-ified black ink onto a panel of strathmore bristol smooth cardstock to create my ocean. I also stamped the sentiment from the kit with intense-ified black ink and trimmed it down to create an angled banner. I figured out the layout for the main aquarium image and then cut up the second image to fit around it especially on the lower right side and bottom left corner. It just filled out the image a bit more. Then I adhered everything to my blended background. I just love this kit and can’t wait to share more using it very soon!!
And that’s it for me! Head over to the Hero Arts blog for more inspiration using the May My Monthly Hero kit all weekend long!! And then I’ll be back Monday with the full kit reveal!!
For a chance to win a kit before you can buy it, just leave a comment on this (and every) Countdown to Creativity post. We’ll randomly draw one lucky winner from all the comments left across all countdown posts. The winner will be announced first thing Monday morning, May 3rd, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!
Thanks so much for visiting and enjoy the rest of your weekend!!