Video: Distress Ink Watercolor - A Blog Named Hero May Challenge!

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Today, a new challenge starts over at A Blog Named Hero. This month's theme is watercolor - YAY! One of my FAVORITE techniques!

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I decided to do a Distress Ink technique that creates watercolor-like results. (I used Distress Oxide Ink but you can also use regular Distress Ink) It is great if you aren't great at watercolors because it is pretty much foolproof. It is also QUICK which is up my alley since days have been busy lately.

After putting lots of ink down on my watercolor paper, I spritzed with some water that was mixed with Perfect Pearls - this is like the perfect DIY shimmer mist that I use for almost everything!

For the background, I added some subtle interest by inking some butterflies through a background die with white pigment ink. Super light in photos, but it's more noticeable in person. And this is a great way to find more uses for your background dies!

Here is a video if you would like to watch the full tutorial:

Make sure to stop by A Blog Named Hero for more inspiration from the design team and to enter the challenge!

SUPPLIES USED:

Hero Arts Black Dye Ink
Hero Arts Black Dye Ink

HA
Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI

HA | MFT
My Favorite Things Steel Blue Cardstock
My Favorite Things Steel Blue Cardstock

MFT
Ranger Mini Ink Blender Tool
Ranger Mini Ink Blender Tool

Simon | MFT
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool Refills
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool Refills

Simon | MFT
Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio
Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio

MFT
Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers
Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers

MFT
Distress Oxide Abandoned Coral
Distress Oxide Abandoned Coral

MFT
Distress Oxide Fossilized Amber
Distress Oxide Fossilized Amber

MFT
Distress Oxide Wilted Violet
Distress Oxide Wilted Violet

MFT
Mini Misters
Mini Misters

MFT
Butterfly Confetti Background Die
Butterfly Confetti Background Die

HA
Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink
Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink

HA
Hero Arts - Welcome Neighbor
Hero Arts - Welcome Neighbor

HA

Flower Inspiration for A Blog Named Hero Challenge - My Monthly Hero April Kit

Hello there! Today I have another project to give you some inspiration for the Put A Flower On It challenge at A Blog Named Hero using the Hero Arts April My Monthly Hero kit (still available for purchase right now!).

My absolute favorite thing from the MMH kit for April was the gorgeous flower frame die! It is SO crazy detailed and has lots of flowers - perfect for the current challenge!

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Instead of using it as a frame, I actually cut off one end of it and put it on my card to be a sort of trellis frame. I thought that was just a fun and different way to use a frame die cut :)

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How cute are the images in the My Monthly Hero kit, too?? They were so fun to color (I used colored pencils) and I included a couple more stamped and colored flowers to go with the theme.

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I even brushed some perfect pearls over my sentiment because I thought the extra shimmer would go so well with the festive theme. Although, you can tell I was a bit impatient because my ink smudged a bit - but oh well! Haha. 

I hope you enjoyed this project, and thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to enter the challenge if you haven't yet!

Hero Arts Black Dye Ink
Hero Arts Black Dye Ink

HA
Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI

HA | MFT
My Monthly Hero - April 2018
My Monthly Hero - April 2018

HA

Put A Flower On It - A Blog Named Hero April challenge

Yay, it is time for a new challenge over at A Blog Named Hero! This month's challenge is to Put A Flower On It - a perfect way to welcome Spring!

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For my card, I did some ink blending over a flower stencil with Distress Oxide ink in one of my favorite colors combos. I just loooove how the coral red and yellow colors blend to make that in between orange. 

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I head embossed a sentiment from the January Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit, and then mounted my piece onto a red card base. 

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To finish off, I embellished with some clear gems. Super simple, but I love how it came out!

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Don't forget to play along this month for a chance to win a Hero Arts gift card!

SUPPLIES:

Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI

HA | MFT
Hero Arts Heat Gun
Hero Arts Heat Gun

HA
Ranger Mini Ink Blender Tool
Ranger Mini Ink Blender Tool

Simon | MFT
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool Refills
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool Refills

Simon | MFT
Lucy's Cards Ice Cube Jewels
Lucy's Cards Ice Cube Jewels

Simon
Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio
Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio

MFT
Distress Oxide Abandoned Coral
Distress Oxide Abandoned Coral

MFT
Distress Oxide Fossilized Amber
Distress Oxide Fossilized Amber

MFT
Steel Snips
Steel Snips

MFT
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink

HA
Ranger Multi Medium Matte - Mini
Ranger Multi Medium Matte - Mini

MFT
Scor-Tape 1/8
Scor-Tape 1/8"

MFT
Precision Tip Glue Bottle
Precision Tip Glue Bottle

MFT
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero - March 2018
Hero Arts My Monthly Hero - March 2018

HA
Hero Arts Large Flower Stencil
Hero Arts Large Flower Stencil

HA
Zing Embossing Powder - Grapefruit
Zing Embossing Powder - Grapefruit

MFT

Video: Layered Flamingo and Heat Embossing with Stencils - A Blog Named Hero March 2018 Inspiration

Hey everyone! I have another project and video today to give you some more inspiration for the March challenge for A Blog Named Hero. There are still time for this easy challenge - just pick a favorite product!

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I pulled out the same exact stencil I used in my last video, because I LOVE that you can use stencils for so many techniques and looks, so I wanted to show you one more idea using them. I just LOVE the look of Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder over that stencil!!

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I also used a color layering stamp with a pretty flamingo. Hero Arts just released SO many coloring stamps in their Spring Release, so check those out if you haven't yet.

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Here is a video showing you how I created the card:

Don't forget to enter if you haven't yet, because there will be two prizes each month!  Thanks to the generosity of Hero Arts, our chosen challenge winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Hero Arts and a random challenge entry will receive a $25 gift certificate!

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SUPPLIES USED:

Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI

HA | MFT
Tribal Shapes Stencil
Tribal Shapes Stencil

HA
Hero Arts Heat Gun
Hero Arts Heat Gun

HA
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

HA
Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder

HA
Color Layering Flamingo
Color Layering Flamingo

HA
Color Layering Flamingo Bundle
Color Layering Flamingo Bundle

HA
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink

HA
Sweet Stamp Shop Rectangle Stitched Dies
Sweet Stamp Shop Rectangle Stitched Dies

Sweet
Ranger Multi Medium Matte - Mini
Ranger Multi Medium Matte - Mini

MFT
Scor-Tape 1/8
Scor-Tape 1/8"

MFT
Precision Tip Glue Bottle
Precision Tip Glue Bottle

MFT