Admin Control Panel

New Post | Edit Pages | Change Layout | Stats | Sign Out

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Hero Arts Color Layering 2016 Blog Hop + Giveaway!


Hello! Today I'm hopping with Hero Arts as the Color Layering 2016 collection is added to the Hero Arts store. This is probably the most exciting release I've ever been a part of! Why, you ask? Well!! Take a look at page 7 of the catalog!!


That's meeeeee!! For this release, Hero Arts invited their artists to champion the Color Layering stamp sets, and determine their favorite mix of ink colors to use with the stamps. I chose the Color Layering Orchid in a Pot, and of course, my colors were purples and greens!! So now there's an ink cube 4-pack with my name on it!! Libby's Purple Garden!! How incredibly cool is that?! I'm geeking out over here, I'm not gonna lie. :)

If you love my combo, you can find Libby's Purple Garden in the Hero Arts store, along with the stamps and dies. Or, we've even put them all together into a Color Layering Orchid in a Pot Bundle! Easy peasy, and saves a little money, too.
I created two cards with my ink choices and stamp set for this catalog. In both cases I paired them with Foliage Bold Prints. The background was stamped on olive cardstock using the Moss ink cube. On this first card, the darker flower centers were achieved by stamping the final flower layer with VersaMark ink, and embossing with clear embossing powder. There's also the message embossed in gold.


For this second card, I borrowed a brilliant idea from my friend Jayne (shared on the Hero Arts blog HERE!) and turned the orchid into a flowering tree branch. I love this look, it's so pretty! And brings more versatility to this stamp set, too. For this card I only stamped two layers of the flowers, and then added a dot of gold glitter glue to the flower centers.


Have you arrived here by way of the blog hop? You should have arrived here by way of Tami's blog, but if not, be sure to head back to the Hero Arts blog to start at the beginning! Hero Arts is giving away Color Layering Bundles to five lucky hoppers! Leave your comments by Sunday, June 19 at 11:59pm, and the winners will be randomly selected from the comments left throughout the hop.

The Hero Arts Blog
Lucy Abrams
Lydia Fiedler
Mariana Grigsby
Tami Hartley
Libby Hickson (you are here!)
Nichol Magouirk
Jayne Nelson
Clare Prezzia
Kathy Racoosin
Kelly Rasmussen
Yana Smakula
Amy Tsuruta

Thanks for stopping by, and sharing in my excitement about my inks! 

234 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards, Libby! I already own this stamp set but have only inked it up once so I thank you for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Orchids are so elegant ... love your colors

    ReplyDelete
  3. Absolutely beautiful cards! My mom just love orchids! You're are lovely! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a beautiful combo and I just love your card.

    ReplyDelete
  5. WOW - CONGRATULATIONS Libby!!!
    You make a WONDERFUL page seven girl!!!
    LOVE your pretty purple orchids and DELIGHTFUL ink combo!!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I can't keep an orchid alive to save my life, but maybe I could stamp one like yours!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh what beautiful colors! Gorgeous cards!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Beautiful cards and congratulation on being featured in the catalog, that's awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I am SO happy they came out with color layering sets! This just makes it so easy to make it beautiful. Love your card!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Very pretty. This card is so pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love the colour combo with those delicate orchid flowers. The gold addition and the stamped background gives it an authentic look of a garden.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Libby - that was my favorite page in the catalogue! I love your color choices and your cards.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oh Libby, beautiful color combo. Congrats on Libby's Purple Garden. Fabulous cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
  14. These orchid cards are stunning! Love the color layering and blending! Wow!
    Take Care!
    Michele

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oooo... These are gorgeous! I love how you layered the ink- great color pick, too!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Beautiful cards! I love the ink colors you chose.

    ReplyDelete
  17. So very pretty. Perfect color choice for the flowers. TFS

    ReplyDelete
  18. Gorgeous cards, love these purple orchids and the Foilage print backgrounds! I think this is my new favorite set, love that purple color so much for orchids.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Love the lavendar color combos on the orchid and your idea for darkening centers by embossing. Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Purple is not usually my go-to color, but these are awesome!! You did purple good.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Beautiful card, beautiful colors, perfect flowers,and a match made in heaven!!!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Lovely image and gorgeous ink colors! Thanks for sharing with us.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Gorgeous cards. LOVE the lavender color you used:)

    ReplyDelete
  24. Oh I love the idea of using the orchid set as a branch! Congrats on your own colour set! Very cool!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Love those shades of purple together! So beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Lovely card. I have most of the Hero Arts inks so These bundles just make it easier for me to decide which colours to use with the various layering stamps. Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Lovely cards! I just adore orchids (we have several!) and the purple ones are my favorite.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Your cards are beautiful and soothing. I love the patterned background and how you used vellum to soften it up.

    ReplyDelete
  29. So, so pretty!! Thanks for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Wonderful ! Love the elegant touch that the glitter stripe adds to the cards !

    ReplyDelete
  31. Beautiful colours Libby and STUNNING cards as a result! Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Beautiful card. I love those orchids.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Both cards are so pretty.
    Whether an orchid or a tree branch,
    the flowers are wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Love those layering stamps. Your cards are beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Wow! You've made that orchid set sing.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Ok, the gold in the flower center is amazing! Beautiful cymbidiums.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Beautiful flower cards! I love the colors you used.

    ReplyDelete
  38. the colors are lovely! and the gold really makes the card look rich.

    ReplyDelete
  39. I'm with you, Libby - purple's my fave! Just love what you did with the orchids in pot - one of my fave stamp sets!!

    ReplyDelete
  40. So, so pretty. I love how you were able to make quite different cards using the stamp stamp set and colours.

    ReplyDelete
  41. love love the color. so pretty. fabulous card. thanks for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  42. Gorgeous combo of colors! Love your cards!

    ReplyDelete
  43. I love orchids and these cards are fabulous! I want this bundle and all of the rest. Thanks!
    trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  44. Love the card. Orchids are one of my favorite flowers so I try to keep up with how to incorporate them in cards as often as I can. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  45. BEAUTIFUL cards...love not only card designs, but also love the colors.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Love the color layering, the purples look soooo great with the greens. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    ReplyDelete
  47. Congratulations and I can see why!!! You are so talented using these new inks and coordinating sets! Gorgeous cards, by the way!!!

    ReplyDelete
  48. This is my favorite set! Love the flowers, shades of purple and green. Outstanding!!!

    ReplyDelete
  49. Beautiful cards. Love you the purple and green combo.

    ReplyDelete
  50. Love the colors and the blooms are gorgeous. Thanks for the great inspiration cards.

    ReplyDelete
  51. Beautiful cards! Love the depth you get from the different shades of purple.

    ReplyDelete
  52. gorgeous cards. loving the purples.

    ReplyDelete
  53. Wow, until you see this set used...you have no idea how beautiful...thanks for sharing...hugs

    ReplyDelete
  54. WOW! Your cards are gorgeous..and those inks, simply outstanding! Inspired and inspiring!
    ~carol

    ReplyDelete
  55. Ok, I've found my favorite set of layering stamps and layering inks too! Maybe?

    ReplyDelete
  56. WOW those flowers are AMAZING

    ReplyDelete
  57. Your orchids are perfect!I love them!

    ReplyDelete
  58. Well hello Libby what a beautiful card you made of your design and color choices you really rocked this layering kit

    ReplyDelete
  59. Beautiful card, love the colors

    ReplyDelete
  60. Love your colors!! And really love your excitement!! Your cards are just wonderful, too - thanks for sharing such different ways to use the same stamp set!

    ReplyDelete
  61. Love the purple! Thanks for the great blog hop & all the creative ideas

    ReplyDelete
  62. The layered stamp sets are really neat.

    ReplyDelete
  63. So pretty. Love the floral!

    ReplyDelete
  64. Very gorgeous card ! As I commented in Hero Arts blog, this is one of my favorite stamp set (with the other Orchid set) and the colors you chose are just perfect for it ! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. Izzy Scrap

    ReplyDelete
  65. such lovely cards! Love the colors!

    ReplyDelete
  66. Beautiful colors. Love the pretty flowers both as a branch and potted, neat the way it allows you to create totally different kinds.

    ReplyDelete
  67. Both cards are beautiful....the color is awesome
    Well done and tfs
    zullu26@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  68. Simply beautiful, I love the purple hues as well!
    Tkx for the inspiration,
    Susanne

    ReplyDelete
  69. Beautiful cards Libby! Love the pretty orchids!

    ReplyDelete
  70. Fabulous cards! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  71. Beautiful colors for the orchid- colored layering is wonderful! Can't wait to try more color combinations!

    ReplyDelete
  72. Beautiful cards!!! Wow! This stamp set is amazing!! Can't wait to own it!!

    ReplyDelete
  73. Stunning purple orchids! So lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  74. The Orchids look wonderful with the stamp layering. Have a Bee-utiful day!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

    ReplyDelete
  75. Love your card, Libby and the colour combo...especially the name­čśä

    ReplyDelete
  76. Perfect colors for beautiful cards!

    ReplyDelete
  77. I love your color combination and what a beautiful card! Orchids are my favorite flower :)

    ReplyDelete
  78. Love your cards, thanks for sharing~!!

    ReplyDelete
  79. Pretty card. Great inspiration. Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  80. Loooove this orchid set!!!! Simply stunning :D

    ReplyDelete
  81. Great cards! Thanks for sharing your talent!

    ReplyDelete
  82. Purple...my favorite color also so I love the orchid set!

    ReplyDelete
  83. Your colors are another favorite of mine! Beautiful cards!!

    ReplyDelete
  84. Beautiful cards. Love the colors. Thank you for sharing and being part of this giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  85. These colors are perfect for the flowers!! Love those purples!!

    ReplyDelete
  86. Thank you for the wow card, the lavender is perfect. So want to make this for my lady friends.

    ReplyDelete
  87. So cool that your creations are in the catalogue! Those cards are so pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  88. So pretty!!! I must have this set for all the women in my life - it's perfect.

    ReplyDelete
  89. Beautiful cards!! Love the colors in this bundle too!

    ReplyDelete
  90. Lovely color choice for the flowers and I like the touch of gold.

    ReplyDelete
  91. Awesome ideas and beautiful projects! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    ReplyDelete
  92. Ilove your color choices for the orchid; this is my favorite of the layering stamp sets!

    ReplyDelete
  93. Very pretty. If I were to pick out three favorite color sets yours would be in there! Wonderful idea to use vellum on these delightful cards.

    ReplyDelete
  94. Beautiful! Just when you thought you don't need anymore flower (stamp) sets...you see ANOTHER one you just HAVE to have!

    ReplyDelete
  95. Love your colors, Libby! And, your cards are gorgeous, too!!

    ReplyDelete
  96. So pretty and such a wonderful use of the gold with the ink colors. Very elegant.

    ReplyDelete
  97. Your cards are stunningly elegant. Thank you for sharing. Luv the colors you used.

    ReplyDelete
  98. Beautiful cards. The colors are lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  99. Love your colors, gorgeous cards!!!

    ReplyDelete
  100. This release is awesome. Love the matchng inks. Beautiful cards

    ReplyDelete
  101. Beautiful cards, love the color combos!

    ReplyDelete
  102. Love, love, love your orchid cards!

    ReplyDelete
  103. OMG! What a beautiful card. Love the color layering orchid!

    ReplyDelete
  104. Love orchids and your cards do them justice. Great set to work with!

    ReplyDelete
  105. Gorgeous .... and I LOVE purple!

    ReplyDelete
  106. You've done a great job with these very yummy colors!

    ReplyDelete
  107. Just stunning! I'm in the love column too, lol. How awesome your projects are in the catalog. The colors are just the right shades and I'm a gold lover too. This catalog and the last have been my favorite to date. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

    ReplyDelete
  108. Really like the stamp set and color combo. Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  109. can almost smell the flowers pretty

    ReplyDelete
  110. I love purple too, and the new bundles are awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  111. Wow,this set is beautiful. And I love purple, it's my favorite.

    ReplyDelete
  112. Very pretty cards with the touches of gold. I don't use a lot of purple but these are really lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  113. I'm not sure I would have thought to put those 2 green together, but they really do look great!

    ReplyDelete
  114. The flowers are wonderful. Very pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  115. Beautiful flowers I love the design! The gold accents make the cards pop!

    ReplyDelete
  116. Beautiful card...love the orchids and these stamp sets are great!

    ReplyDelete
  117. Beautiful cards. Love the colors you picked for your ink set.

    ReplyDelete
  118. Beautiful cards and lovely colors! Wow!

    ReplyDelete
  119. Two very pretty cards! Love the color combination!

    ReplyDelete
  120. I agree- the colors are great & so are your cards. I esp. like the branch. Thanks for a chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  121. Your cards are DELIGHTFUL!!!!! Love the last ok!
    Paper Hugs,ljan

    ReplyDelete
  122. Purple is my favorites color so this is soooo pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  123. Wow, these are really pretty! Great colors and layout. Congrats on being in the catalog, well deserved!

    ReplyDelete
  124. You just can't go wrong with purple and green. I'm liking this stamp set more now.

    ReplyDelete
  125. Beautiful floral card and pretty colors!

    ReplyDelete
  126. Beautiful! LOVE the orchids ♥

    ReplyDelete
  127. Love your cards, especially the first one. Truthfully I had problems visualizing how these stamps worked together to make an Orchid. Wow! It's just beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  128. Congrats to you Libby! Nice colors. I happen to be ok with purple it is especially nice for flowers. Your cards look really great!

    ReplyDelete
  129. Love that color combo, can't get enough purples and the green goes so well!

    ReplyDelete
  130. Love the colour combo too! And I really like your cards! Beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  131. Your ink set is my favourite! Love your cards too!

    ReplyDelete
  132. your cards are all beautiful!!!

    ReplyDelete
  133. Love the orchids set. Great card :)

    ReplyDelete
  134. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful card. Love the colors. Tfs and for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  135. Awesome colours, great card & stamps

    ReplyDelete
  136. Love the orchid card design and your choice if colors are so beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  137. Love the orchid card design and your choice if colors are so beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  138. Libby this is so delicate and pretty, loving all these designs.

    ReplyDelete
  139. Love your colors! I am amazed at how the small lines of stitching add that "little extra something" on the second card. I am a big fan of the glitter glue. I have been known to add Stickles to Christmas gift wrap! (I am SUCH a geek!) Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work.

    ReplyDelete
  140. Absolutely gorgeous cards and color combo.

    ReplyDelete
  141. Wow! What amazing release! I love your lovely cards! Beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  142. Libby, lovin' your gorgeous cards!

    ReplyDelete
  143. Beautiful cards! Love purple and your set makes is even better.

    ReplyDelete
  144. These are so beautiful. I like that you chose to leave out the pot in the 2nd card and it's amazing. Shows versatility of these sets.

    ReplyDelete
  145. Purple and green look very nice together.

    ReplyDelete
  146. Beautiful cards! Love the addition of gold!

    ReplyDelete
  147. I grow orchids so I love your card.

    ReplyDelete
  148. Such a lovely card. I really like orchids but have trouble keeping them. This card will never wither. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  149. Beautiful cards the colors just right, so very elegant

    ReplyDelete
  150. Both your cards are beautiful, and so are the colours you've chosen. I love purple.

    ReplyDelete
  151. Your cards are absolutely beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  152. Great combination of colour and image. Both cards look beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  153. WOW! Libby... gorgeous cards! This orchid bundle is one of my top favorites! They are just beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  154. Beautiful card! Love the stamp layering sets!

    ReplyDelete
  155. Love that color set! Your cards show it off so well. How proud you must be to have a full page in the catalog!

    ReplyDelete
  156. Libby's Purple Garden color combo sure fits this stamp set. I couldn't really tell what to do with the set until it was put together on your card. Very nice job. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  157. Oh Libby, those purple orchids are gorgeous! Lovely color combination.

    ReplyDelete
  158. Wow! This is a stamp set I must have. Love it!!! Thanks for sharing. Great job!!!

    ReplyDelete
  159. Beautiful cards! I would love to win this amazing set!

    ReplyDelete
  160. Libby, I love purple in the garden and have several plants in my garden using purple and pink mostly. I love the color pack you put together and how cool to have it named after you! Your cards are gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  161. Your cards are beautiful, I am loving this new release by hero arts!

    ReplyDelete
  162. My mother grew orchids in a greenhouse that my father built for her, attached to the side of the house. There were so many varieties and colors in there! The colors in this set are beautiful, and there are endless possibilities with all of the color layering cubes!

    ReplyDelete
  163. Love, love, love this set and your cards.

    ReplyDelete
  164. TFS your two beautiful cards. I am so liking many of the ink cube sets, but this one is a favorite... gorgeous color combination.

    ReplyDelete
  165. Love the colors and your cards! Thank you, Libby!

    ReplyDelete
  166. I am intimidated by flowers but your orchids are very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  167. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  168. Love purples and lilac and all colors in that range, so love your card and your set of colors. It's a gotta have! teehee

    ReplyDelete
  169. Awesome cards - love the added gold detail. :)

    ReplyDelete
  170. Beautiful cards. Purple and gold is one of my favorite color combos.

    ReplyDelete
  171. I love your card, those purples are so soft and elegant.

    ReplyDelete
  172. These are gorgeous! What a fab color combo you chose!!

    ReplyDelete
  173. These are gorgeous! What a fab color combo you chose!!

    ReplyDelete
  174. These are gorgeous! What a fab color combo you chose!!

    ReplyDelete
  175. The purples and greens are lovely. I rally like the branch idea!

    ReplyDelete
  176. Wow, just fabulous cards! I love the color layering you used and the beautiful orchid stamp. The vellum panels / accents on both cards add such a striking effect, in addition to the gold.

    ReplyDelete
  177. OH my! How sweet is this set! I just love the colors and your card is gorgeous!!!

    ReplyDelete
  178. Gorgeous cards! I can't wait to try out these color layering sets and the pretty ink colors!

    ReplyDelete
  179. Simply beautiful !!! Super flower design and love the color palette !!

    ReplyDelete
  180. Love all the elements in your designs!

    ReplyDelete
  181. Love your color choices. Now I want those hybrid inks too!

    ReplyDelete
  182. Purple is a great color, but I don't seem to use it much. Your purple orchids are just beautiful!

    ReplyDelete

I always enjoy your comments - thanks so much for taking the time to leave one!

Tutorials

Get Inspired

 
Pin It button on image hover