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Monday, March 4, 2019

March My Monthly Hero Release + Giveaway!

It's My Monthly Hero launch day over at Hero Arts, and this month's release is one of my all-time favorites!! I love all things ocean (well, except actually being IN the ocean... what can I say, I saw Jaws at too young of an age...!). And I love aquariums. I dream of having a salt water aquarium of my own. Maybe someday! But for now, I'll just have to stamp aquariums with this awesome kit!



The stamps in the kit are solid, silhouette stamps. Instead of stamping them as black silhouettes or in bright colors, I decided to use them as a guide for some coloring! I begin by using the awesome Sea Salt Reactive Ink in the kit, and stamped onto Adriatic cardstock.


Then I got to work with my Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils. I love coloring with pencils over white ink on darker cardstock. Here's a closer look:


I finished the card by die cutting a matching oval out of a white panel, then attaching it all to a white card base, adding a thin strip of gold glitter cardstock from my stash.


Here's a look at the full kit:


And be sure to check out the add-ons this month as well, they are fantastic!!
Now it's time to hop! Next up is my sweet friend Mariana Grigsby! I'm so happy to see her joining us today, using Hero Arts products. Yay! Make sure and visit all of the blogs in the hop and comment for a chance to win a kit! Here's the full hop list:

The Hero Arts Blog
Nichol Spohr
Michelle Short
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Janette Kausen
Ilina Crouse
Emily Midgett
Caly Person
Lydia Fiedler
Laurie Willison
Julee Tilman
Jennifer McGuire
Debi Adams
Amy Kolling
Libby Hickson (you are here!)

And if you'd like to see the kit up close and personal, join me TONIGHT (March 4th) at 9pm eastern on the Hero Arts Facebook page, where I'll be doing a live release spotlight. If you're not able to tune in right at 9pm, it will be available on replay as well!



Take care,

65 comments:

  1. Nice idea to used colored pencils! I have so many craft supplies and am always looking for new ways to use them in cardmaking. This card turned out great. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. awesome under water scene - thanks for the ideas:)

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  3. Great card, love the way you colored the coral, very pretty!

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  4. The colored pencils on dark cardstock is a striking effect. I'm glad I saw your post, reminding me to stamp in white first. Thanks for the inspiration

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  5. This card is striking. I love the colors.

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  6. Love the scene in your card. Such a great kit.

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  7. Ah, this reminds me of our trip to Hawaii when our daughter got married. We went snorkeling almost every day for 2 weeks, and got up close and PERSONAL with the sea turtles.

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  8. Marisela Delgado said: Great card. So pretty. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  9. Your coloring over the stamped images is awesome. I will have to try this technique! Thanks for sharing! Great new kit.

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  10. Love your coloring on the dark cardstock! Great idea to add some detail to the turtle--looks fantastic!

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  11. Your card is awesome! Never have tried coloring over white ink. Can't wait to try it out!

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  12. I love using my colored pencils and this technique is new to me, thank you for sharing, I will definitely try this! Your card is simply stunning!

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  13. Gah! This is absolutely gorgeous! Love love love!

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  14. Libby, thanks for the great ideas with this fantastic Hero Arts kit! So fun!

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  15. Thanks for showing how you did the pencils on top of the ink. Great card!

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  16. I love the theme of this kit. Thanks for the idea about using the stamps as a guide for coloring. Striking card. Love the card you posted on Instagram, too.

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  17. Hi, Libby! I love the idea of stamping with white and using colored pencils over top. Thanks for the inspiration. 😊

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  18. I love aquariums too and this kit is awesome! So many fun ideas. Thanks for sharing with us on this blog hop!!

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  19. I love the coloring on your aquarium scene!

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  20. Beautiful! I love the effect of the colored pencils on the pretty blue background.

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  21. What a fabulous card Libby - love your sweet underwater scene... the perspective is such that the wee turtle looks to be swimming on and on and...
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  22. Great card. I love seeing cards that are done with colored pencils. Yours turned out just great. Thank you so much for sharing.....super kit from hero arts!

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  23. I really like how dark and moody your card looks, just like the sea.

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  24. Beautiful card. Really like the colored pencils on dark cardstock. You did a beautiful job. Thanks for sharing your art.🐧

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  25. I just love the look of pencils on a dark cardstock. Beautiful card. TFS!

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  26. I love all of the new ideas!

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  27. Love the coloring on darker cardstock! Very impactful!

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  28. Beautiful--love your coloring.

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  29. A beautiful simple card! Love the use of the colored pencils.

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  30. Wonderfull project. I like it.
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    Stampiljke

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  31. This card is a real stunner. Just beautiful!!!!

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  32. What a beautiful aquarium you created! I love the colors you used, too.

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  33. Nice coloring. I love this new kit!

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  34. The colering is amazing.
    Hard to believe that it's
    pencils on the dark paper.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  35. Wonderful scene, love the pencil color technique over the white images. Thanks for the inspiration Libby!

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  36. I was so surprised to see you used colored pencils, what a great idea. Beautiful work.

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  37. Such a fantastic card. Great release.
    Thanks so much for sharing..

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  38. So pretty! I am loving this new kit and add-ons. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  39. Beautiful coloring, awesome job! Thanks for sharing!

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  40. Beautiful card! I love your coloring.

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  42. Awesome card and such a neat technique coloring on white ink! :)

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  43. How beautiful!!! And so fun!

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  44. I like the colors of your beautiful card.

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  45. There is something so calming about the sea and this card with the white background and cutout fills me with joy. Lovely...

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  46. I love how you colored this calm and serene ocean scene!

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  47. pretty card. Nice technique. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. This little porthole scene is just delightful. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  49. Lovely card - I love the deeper colours!

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  50. Thanks for sharing your card! Love this new kit!

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