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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

September My Monthly Hero - Release + Giveaway!

Hello and welcome! It's another FABULOUS release day at Hero Arts! This month's kit? TOTALLY SWOON-WORTHY!! I'm sure you've seen a ton of it by this point in the hop, so I'm focusing on a couple of the awesome add-ons. But I'm getting ahead of myself a bit - you should have found me by way of my sweet friend Clare's fabulous blog. If not, head back to Hero Arts to begin at the very beginning!

I am madly and truly in love with a couple of the "extra" items being released today at Hero Arts. They make me daydream about Van Gogh paintings. Love!! I played with the gorgeous Paper Layering Sunflower dies, as well as the completely dreamy Starry Night Brushstroke Bold Prints.


I couldn't bring myself to cutting down the 6x6 background once I stamped it in VersaMark, white heat-embossed, and then watercolored using my dot palette. So, I decided to just leave it as a little piece to display in my craft room. Yes, I am hoarding this one for me, because I love it so! LOL! Just check out the dimension on those sunflowers! I actually die cut them, then trimmed around them to only have the main sunflower part for this project. The paper layering dies are great like that - so many ways to use them. I need to make another card with the sunflowers just coming right out of the card base!


Here's a look at the full background, before I covered it up with sunflowers. Isn't it fun? It doesn't have to be painted Van Gogh-style, though. I also painted one purple, and also another multi-colored. All look awesome! Look for those cards coming to the blog soon...!


And here's a look at the full kit. Those color layering sunflowers and pumpkins are just perfection!! I want to make some purple sunflowers and teal pumpkins, just because. It's on my to-do list!


And now, let's hop! Be sure to visit all of these blogs & leave comments - Hero Arts will be giving away one kit to a lucky commenter, selected from the comments left across all of the blogs in the hop. You have until Monday, September 11 to get those comments in, and the winner will be announced later on the Hero Arts blog.

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Lydia Fiedler
Yana Smakula
Amy Kolling
Wanda Guess
Ilina Crouse
May Park
Michelle Short
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Libby Hickson (you are here!)

Be sure to head on over to the store and get your kit asap - I have a hunch this one will be another quick sellout, despite the record number of kits assembled by Hero Arts. The kits will begin shipping on September 8. Don't want to ever miss a kit? Subscribe! And I'll link all of the new products below - I appreciate if you click to shop using my affiliate links. xoxo

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124 comments:

  1. Lovely scene for a beautiful card :) I love the background!!

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  2. stunning cards. LOVE all the movement you have created!!!

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  3. Lovely creation! I would hoard it for myself as well. Can't wait to try the technique. TFS.

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  4. Awesome sunflower patch under that mysterious starry night sky!! Super cool design!

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  5. Your sunflowers is amazing!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  6. What a gorgeous card. Thanks for inspiring

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  7. The background looks like a Van Gogh painting. Very impressionistic. Love the sunflowers.

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  8. Thank you so much for showing the sunflower layering die--it looked wonderful and I'm really glad to see it in action, so to speak! I love your tribute to Van Gogh--it's just beautiful! Thanks for sharing your design--I think it will look great in your craft room! (Peg)

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  9. Love Sunflowers - This kit is a must

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  10. These are amazing!! Love the Van Gogh look!

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  11. Lovely! I just love that Starry Night background stamp.

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  12. Wow! Love the Van Gogh style! Great card!!

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  13. Thanks for showing us the background by itself. Great project. I'm glad you are keeping this one for yourself.

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  14. Love the take on Starr Night!

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  15. Love your "Van Gogh" treatment of the sunflowers and their starry sky.

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  16. Very Van Gogh! Love that background and the sunflowers are perfect.

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  17. Yup, I'm definitely getting that background! You just pushed me over the edge...

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  18. Love your version of Van Gogh's Starry Night - your masterpiece is a stunner. Don't blame you for keeping it!

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  19. Love what you did with the sunflowers.

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  20. Lovely card! And I LOVE the background you created - I have to get that stamp! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  21. Fun cards and I can't wait to see the other ones you created! Thanks for sharing on this great blog hop!!

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  22. So cool--reminds me of a Van Gogh.

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  23. Great card! So much creativity! Loving this new kit! Fall is my favorite time of year!!!

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  24. Just when I thought I'd seen all of the possibilities of this kit, you surprise me (in a great way) with your creativity! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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  25. Lovely cards, loving these new layering stamps in the new Hero Arts kit! So bright and lovely!

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  26. That starry night background is to die for! What a great release this month!

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  27. Interesting and very pretty. Thank you for sharing.

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  28. They are amazing! Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  29. I love had you did the starry night background! It is so beautiful.

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  30. Great card. I love the colors and the kit.

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  31. I love your beautiful watercolored starry night!!

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  32. This card is really stunning! Love everything about it.

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  33. Such a fun project! Love the background.

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  34. This kit has to be my most favorite of the year! Beautiful inspiration!

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  35. What a lovely piece of art. I bet it will look awesome in your craft room.

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  36. Great backgrounds for your beautiful art work. hero Arts has a hit with this kit and add-ons! :)

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  37. I am so glad I ordered all the add-ons! Great work -- hope I can channel my Van Gogh!

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  38. before i even read your blog and just saw the cards I thought Van Gogh - wonderful cards, Libby!

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  39. Love the starry nights background with the sunflowers.

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  40. Libby, this background is perfect for the sunflower scene on your card. It could easily stand alone with just a sentiment added. Thanks for sharing this on the blog hop.

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  41. I would keep that one just for me also! It makes me happy just looking at this awesome creation!

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  42. Great piece of art. Love the Starry Night stamp.

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  43. Vincent Van Gogh that is what came to mind when I saw your card using the blue and yellow colors , the Paper Layering Sunflower dies and the Starry Night Brushstroke Bold Prints. Beautiful Bright Card.

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  44. I love that starry night background stamp. So cute. Thanks for sharing your cards.

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  45. Very lovely. Love the sunflowers. Thanks for sharing....

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  46. Great piece of art! The starry night stamp is one of my favorites!

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  47. That background is out of this world!! I too love that sunflower stamp so much I ordered it right away!! Hopefully I'll still win a gift card to purchase many more awesome Hero Art's stamps & dies!!

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  48. The background is spectacular and I love that you kept It 6x6. Even though you are keeping for yourself (can't fault that), thank you for sharing your creation with us.

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  49. I love the background stamp. This is a must have

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  50. I really like the background & sunflowers. Great card with great techniques. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Definitely in love with that background stamp & I would hoard that project too! haha

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  52. Love what you did with the background......so original.

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  53. The starry night background stamp is wonderful, and it looks like it would be great for texture on multimedia projects. Maybe even stamped into texture paste.
    I think purple pumpkins and teal sunflowers would also look fabulous.

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  54. Wonderful to see you back creating - these are gorgeous projects Libby, and I love that background!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  55. Lovely card. Thank You for sharing!

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  56. Love your card - your background is so darn cool!

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  57. Such a painterly looking card! I love it!

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  58. I love your traditional and UN-traditional fall card! What creativity!

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  59. Fabulous - I love that starry starry night background - beautiful - TFS and for the hop

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  60. Your starry background is so delightful.

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  61. That card is definitely "hoard-worthy"! Stunning job coloring that Starry Night background.

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  62. Such a fun card, especially love the background.

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  63. Starry, starry night! Love the background. So cool.

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  64. Love the swirl.
    You get the feeling of wind
    blowing - much like a fall/winter
    day.
    Beautiful sunflowers.
    thanks for sharing.

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  65. What a gorgeous background you created for your field of sunflowers!! TFS you awesome talent and inspiration.

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  66. I love the Starry Nights watercolored! Beautiful cards!

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  67. Love this card! Starry Nights is my favorite Van Gogh! Good job!

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  68. I don't blame you for not wanting to cut it down. thanks for sharing

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  69. It is funny that I always looks at the art work before I read about the technique or how the piece was created. I think I am like a child, I want the "candy" first, before I read the lesson plan. Any way, I did this with your project and the first thought that popped into my head was "VAN GOGH! You really nailed it! I love your submission - thank you!

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  70. Gorgeous piece of art, love your background too.
    Dolores

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  71. Like sunflowers & how you colored & gave dimension to yours. Like the background which makes me think of Van Gogh and Starry Night.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  72. Oh my!!! Love your stunning background!!! Your card is really gorgeous!!! Great kit!!!

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  73. Close enough to Van Gogh to be beautiful as it is! Thanks for the idea!

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  74. Love the background!Thank you for the inspiration :)

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  75. Love your gorgeous background piece! I can definitely see keeping a bit for yourself.

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  76. That background stamp looks very versatile! Love it!

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  77. This background is pretty awesome!! And you did a great job with it.

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  78. Oooh lovely! Love the Starry Nights colors!

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  79. That Starry night background is just gorgeous. Thank you for inspiring us.

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  80. Great job! You're right, that background is awesome, adding such a whimsical touch!

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  81. Cant wait to try it out... thanks for the creative inspiration!

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  82. AWesome, love the centers of your flowers

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  83. Love your sunflowers. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  84. Love the background design and the sunflower!

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  85. I really like that background with the sunflowers.

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  86. Love, love, love the VanGoghesque background!

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  87. Gorgeous card, LOVE the starry night brushstroke background!

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  88. I love the background of your card. It turned out really neat.

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  89. I don't blame you for wanting to keep this one. It turned out beautifully.

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  90. Love the cards. So colorful. Love the background stamp, it's fantastic. A nice release.

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  91. Beautiful Van Gogh-style scene! Love the sunflowers against the bright blue swirly background! I would display this in my craft room, too, Libby:)

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  92. Definitely a work of art, Libby, and you should display it in your craft room. What a great kit and fun hop!

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  93. Love the detail on the sunflowers, and, wow, your background is fabulous. Such a beautiful kit. TFS

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  94. I love the colors and the Van Gogh look. The background stamp is super cool. I'd keep that one in my craft room as well!

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  95. I love the colors and the admission that you too like to keep some of your art

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  96. LOVE love love that background!!!!!

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  97. Your background looks stunning! Thanks for sharing!

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  98. That is a very fun background - love your card creation !

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  99. Thank you Hero Arts! Pumpkins everywhere! Haha

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  100. What you did with that background is GORGEOUS. I don't blame you for hoarding it. :D

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  101. Lovely card! The background is amazinggg!!!!

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  102. Love that background and the watercolor flowers!!!

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  103. Libby, I love this new background stamp and it looks fabulous with the sunflowers.

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