Monday, April 4, 2016

Hero Arts April My Monthly Hero Blog Hop


Happy Monday! The April My Monthly Hero Kit is now available for purchase! This kit features a 4x6 stamp set, a set of four coordinating flower dies, a paper layering die, a dot sheet of Daniel Smith watercolors, a waterbrush, heavy cream and white cardstock, notecards and pearls. Wow...that's a lot of goodness for $29.99!


To show this kit in action I've created a card featuring the stamp set and the amazing Daniel Smith watercolors. These watercolors are very high quality and I am amazed at how many cards I will be able to create with just a single dot of color.



I white heat embossed an arrangement of flowers on some watercolor paper. And then I just had fun adding color to those gorgeous flowers! I like to allow layers to completely dry and then come in with more color for extra dimension.


Then I stamped the sentiment, added a few pearls and the card was done!

Here is a complete list of bloggers participating in the hop today:

The Hero Arts Blog
Yana Smakula
Lucy Abrams
Mariana Grigsby
Amy Tsuruta
Kelly Rasmussen <--you are="" br="" here="">
Clare Prezzia
Wanda Guess
Joan Bardee
Sandy Allnock
Lydia Fiedler
Kathy Racoosin
Libby Hickson


Hero Arts will be giving away one kit to a lucky reader! The winner will be selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop.

Thanks for stopping by today!

174 comments:

Scraplea 1 said...

Awesome card and I love the coloring on the flowers! Thanks so much for sharing.

Lindsay Weber said...

Wow! This card is amazing!! So glad I got this kit!!

Nandini said...

The flowers are stunning! And I love the sentiment!

Traci said...

OK...that does it! I NEED this kit!

Sharon Roselli said...

Thank you sharing to let the watercolors dry before adding more. I will remember that tip when i try the Daniel Smith watercolors that come with the kit. Love all the beautiful colors you used.

JanetB said...

A very lovely card!

Betty Keefe said...

love the design of your card in those gorgeous colors!

Cindy Aguirre said...

Love your card! It's so bright and colorful!

Leanne said...

Beautifully colored card.

conil said...

Boy, you make it feel like Spring with all those beautifully colored blooms. Gorgeous card.

Michelle said...

Wowza! So beautiful!!

Late Blooming said...

Wow! Beautiful watercoloring. Thanks.

Lydia Fiedler said...

Holy freaking cow Kelly - this is beautiful!!!

Geri Stuart said...

Ooo terrific coloring and beautiful card! It's a must have kit!

Martha Harris said...

Such a stunning card, from a talented artist, and a great kit!

Teresa Doyle said...

I am always amazed at a new set when you see SO MANY cards made from it and they are all so different and yet so beautiful! Kelly, your card is absolutely stunning!

Marcie Lovett said...

Beautiful coloring, Kelly!

Karen B. said...
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Karen B. said...

Love the bright and happy colors!

Maureen Chandler said...

Your card is just beautiful - your watercoloring is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing!!

kartelene said...

it is a wow thank you so much for sharing your lovely design

Patty said...

Really beautiful card!! Lovely colors and great design!!

Patty said...

Really beautiful card!! Lovely colors and great design!!

Jill said...

WOW----Beautiful!!!!!

MOI said...

Love your use for colors. Makes the card very springlike. Thanks for sharing.

donna mikasa said...

So pretty, Kelly! Love your watercoloring and the colors you chose are perfection!

Edwige Viel said...

Beautiful !! The Daniel Smith watercolors are really vibrant, I love that !

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Your coloring of the flowers are stunning. TFS

Jennifer Spiller said...

Truly amazing!!! Beautiful work!! Did I say I love it because, I do!!! Love, Love, Love it

mtscrapgal said...

White embossing with water coloring is one of my favorite techniques. You rocked it, girl. Thanks

Linda Watson said...

I truly love the colors you used!

Diana said...

Your colors are stunning. Very nice!

Linda said...

I absolutely this card. The colors are stunning and so spring looking.
Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Cindy C. said...

Gorgeous watercolours!! I {heart} it!

sandie said...

love your arrangement of the images and the colors as well

jag said...

What a stunning card! The colors are fabulous.

Nancy Dempsey said...

Beautiful watercolor. Love it!

Shirley N said...

Wow, your card is gorgeous. Beautiful coloring!

Marilyn Falcone said...

Thank you for sharing. Your card is simply stunning!

Susie Sonnier said...

Beautiful Card!!! This kit makes me believe that I too can watercolor!

Christy Q said...

Gorgeous card! The flowers are just incredible and vibrant.

joy said...

Your card is gorgeous, Kathy! Love the design and your watercolors look so nice. Great tip to let the colors dry in between layers.

Paulette S said...

Stunning water color, Kelly! I would totally be following your blog, if you added the Email Subscribing Widget to the side bar of Your Blog!! I only end up at your blog on hops that involve my fav crafters that lead me here and think I should be following Kelly...
Thanks, craftqueen417 at yahoo
Http://www.paulettesprettypapercrafts.wordpress.com

NicoleN said...

What a pretty card. This kit has endless possibilities.

Lydine Arriola said...

Gorgeous card Kelly! Really love this months kit! Thanks for sharing!

Elise Smith said...

Beautiful card! One of my favorites so far! Your watercoloring is perfect :)

Roxy Timmons said...

Really beautiful love the colors and design. Hero arts really made a fabulous monthly kit

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your card is so pretty!!! Love this card kit:)

Mary McCrary said...

Wow! This is a truly gorgeous card. I love this kit.

Kiwi said...

Oh wow! Beauful cards,quite stunning the way you've coloured them,thanks for sharing!
AnnB

Linda Droege said...

I love the depth of color on the your watercoloring. Can't wait to get my kit!

Lady Fair said...

Stunning florals! Love the dimension you achieved by layering the watercolor. Beautifully done!

Dottie said...

You are so patient to wait for the paper to dry! The result is worth waiting for as your flowers are outstanding!

Heather B. said...

Yummy! I love the vibrant and different color florals. You've achieved great depth in each bud and leaf.

Rosemary said...

beautifully design card... love the watercoloring... absolutely gorgeous!

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Such a gorgeous card.

Angie said...

Wow! This is so stunning! A masterpiece!!!

Nora N. said...

Oh my word!! Breathtaking!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

WOW, love how you colored in these gorgeous flowers. This card 'ROCKS"

Ma. Cristina Merino Frias said...

Love your card it's amazing!!

Vicki Milyard said...

Ooh the colors on this card are lovely, wish I could pick them and put in a vace on my table.

Vicki Milyard said...

Ooh the colors on this card are lovely, wish I could pick them and put in a vace on my table.

Kailash said...

Such a gorgeous card, love your coloring!!!

Maria Giselle B. said...

Very pretty coloring.

Barbara said...

I always love your cards and this is just amazing...proving that there are lots of different looks for this stamp set from this kit.

Rubina Pantoja said...

What a truly beautiful card - I love all the colors!

Marcia said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Beautiful, awesome colors!!

judy said...

Beautiful and colorful card!!

Dottie Acosta said...

Love all the colors

Ziggy's Stardust said...

WOW! I love all of the colors, gorgeous card

Brandi R said...

Oh how pretty! Your watercoloring is fabulous! Love this card ♥

Nancee Purdum said...

Such a beautiful card! I love all the beautifully colored flowers!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Beautifully colored card. The intensity of the color is amazing.

Lorraine said...

Oh wow! All those delicious colors. What a masterpiece!

Jenniferk said...

Such an incredibly beautiful card you created, I love the colours you used!

Christi Gulledge said...

Just like our children, we shouldn't pick favorites, but your card is spectacular! Beautiful

diana said...

Lovely card and a great kit! :)

patti said...

I love the colors you used!!

Pat Klein said...

Beautiful colors!!

Diane said...

Beautiful! I love the composition and coloring. Thanks for sharing.

Helen Gullett said...

Kelly, your wateroloring are stunning! Those flowers and leaves are beautiful on the card.

MTPatB said...

Love the bright and bold colors you chose; they make your card stand out. It is very pretty.

Linda Rubarski said...

Love how you colored the flowers.

Loly Borda said...

Beautiful card! I love your coloring~! TFS

Laura Watson said...

Beautiful cards!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Your watercoloring is beautiful!

Chris L.

cassie said...

OMG - this is stunning! I think I need this kit :)

Active Lisa said...

Your card makes me want to heat emboss and watercolor. I love the colors.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Your watercoloring is STUNNING, gorgeous card!

Linda Lipford said...

Thanks for posting the close up of your watercoloring. Newb here but so going to give this a try. Exactly the kind of card I would love to receive and proud to send.

Amy McCue said...

Your water coloring is beautiful.

Kathryn A said...

Wow! Just love what you've done with this beautiful flower stamp!

Patt H. said...

Wonderful design & awesome coloring on this one. Love it!!

Sue D said...

Beautiful card. I like the depth of your coloring.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Those colors you choose make the card just Pop!

Emma Rose said...

Love the card, very colourful

Trish said...

Beautiful watercoloring. The flowers look like I could pick them right off the page. I love your color pallet!

StampinwithAloha said...

Oooh! Just love the watercoloring! Gorgeous!

Kelley said...

I love all the colors you used on your card!

Angie's Paper Passion said...

What a gorgeous card! I love your water coloring and how you stamped the images across the card.

Hazel Hessen said...

Such a beautiful card. Looking forward to creating with the kit.

Lesley S. said...

Absolutely stunning card...just beautiful!

Jen Barnard said...

Such a lovely, colourful card.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

vinita jain said...

Bright and cheerful one, love it!

Miriam Prantner said...

Stunning watercoloring and love that it is a one layer card!

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful coloured card. Love it.

Debra said...

You are the queen of color. Love the design!

V Hamen said...

Such beauty in a one layer card. Fantastic. I thank you and all the designers for the inspiration for the kit.

~amy~ said...

Absolutely Beautiful...love all the watercolored blooms!

Dee Ann Matthews said...

An amasing beautiful, colorful combination of flowers!

Holley Downs said...

Love your card! TFS!

craftjunkiesc said...

Love the bright colors. I greatly admire all artists that have MAD watercolor skills!

Gloria Westerman said...

What a pretty spring card...this is what I would make if I had this kit...love it...tfs

Sandra Wingate said...

Such a pretty, colorful card. I like that you said you had fun with the watercoloring. Can't wait to try this technique. Thanks for the idea.

Sandy D said...

WOW - Absolutely beautiful! I LOVE this card!

gabriella said...

So beautiful and I really like the vibrant colors

Linda Green said...

Such lovely colors! Thank you for including the stamp of the bud...my favorite part!

Holly Saveur said...

STUNNINGLY GORGEOUS!!
such gorgeous colors too...

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful colors.
Love how all the flowers are not centered on the card.
Makes it look more free-form.
thanks for sharing an amazing card.

Sharon Klumph said...

Kelly, this is a very pretty card. The flower colors are yummy. TY

Gilu J said...

Pretty colors and love the watercoloring. So so gorgeous.

stampscout said...

What a pretty, colorful card! Thank you for sharing.

cghundley said...

Oh pretty! Great
job on the embossing
and coloring.
Carla from Utah

lindagrady said...

Love, love the way you colored this gorgeous floral image in this Kit. Wonderful layout on this card.

Shelley E said...

Oh my!!!! What lovely use of colors in your card. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Andrea A said...

This is a beautiful and elegant card! Thanks for sharing.

Linda Batson said...

Beautiful watercoloring on your card, it looks amazing.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card! Those colors are amazing! Awesome kit!

Chark said...

beautiful watercoloring!

graham Brand said...

Gorgeous card and fabulous watercolouring.

Patty said...

Wow! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!

misty said...

absolutely stunning! looks like it was so fun to create!

Gwen said...

So pretty! Probably my fav so far! Love the variety of colors you used!

Diane McVey said...

Absolutley beautiful card! I love that you didn't use the die cuts, letting us know that a gorgeous card can be made without them!
Thanks so much for sharing your card on the blog hop.

bev p said...

Gorgeous!! I can totally see why you were having fun adding color. Thank you.

N Patricia Castillo said...

This is STUNNING! LOVE the colors you used....

DotMc said...

So like the depth you get on a one lever card, beautiful water coloring. Thanks.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

oooo so beautiful I need to try those watercolors1

Marianne said...

Beautiful card and colouring!

wilson.marie65 said...

Such a very pretty card!!! You're water coloring is so beautiful 😄

craftygal1 said...

WOW! What a gorgeous card!!!!

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

That card is so lovely! With a name like "Rose", I love flowers! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

Judie said...

Love how you managed to make a 'flat' card pop out with the vibrant colours! Beautiful!

MKPstamps said...

Great card. It looks like my garden one year I planted a bunch of seeds and they grew...so pretty!

Sue said...

Ok, this card is stunning! All of my favorite colors in 1 card I love the watercoloring and the way you stamped the images on the card. Just BEAUTIFUL!!!

StampNK said...

Wow, the coloring on these flowers and leaves are so beautiful! I love the deep pink and coral!

Michelle Sullivan said...

Gorgeous colors and coloring!

Michelle Sullivan said...

Gorgeous colors and coloring!

Evelyn said...

The colors are so vivid, what a beautiful card.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful coloring of your floral creation. Have a BEE-utiful day!
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Gorgeous water coloring!

Tami said...

Wow! Absolute favorite card on the blog hop! Gorgeous watercoloring!!

Ruchis Crafeteria said...

You have created a beauty!! Beautiful card with awesome coloring. Liked a lit. Thank you so much for inspiring us. Have a great day. :)

Alyssa S said...

This card is a.m.a.z.i.n.g!!! Love it!

Donna Toledo said...

Love all the colors you used. Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing.

Lee said...

Definitely adding this to my CASE list! Love this card!

Julia L. said...

WOW! Just WOW! I love how this card turned out. It is so beautiful.

Mary-Anne V said...

Gorgeous watercolouring on these stunning flowers.

A.G. said...

This cards is so bright and happy! Just great!

Paula said...

Very Nice Card!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Stunning!

Jana Bolster said...

What a stunning card.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Great release!!!! I love this new kit! And your card is absolutely gorgeus!!!!

Janet Mack said...

Pretty card. This really is a great kit.

Katie C said...

OMG heat embossing!? so cool

K. Kaye said...

I love the bright springy colors! Beautiful. The white embossing really makes the flowers pop!

Anonymous said...

Loved the bright colors of your card. Just beatiful:) thank you Dianne K

Alaska .Kris said...

Oh how lovely is that!

Jean Bullock said...

What a beautiful card. Perfect for so many occasions. Your coloring is marvelous. I pinned. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765612677212/

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! LOVING LOVING LOVING the New Kit!! Such a BEAUTIFUL Design!! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the Creations!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

D.Ann C said...

So gorgeous and such vibrant colors!!

drue said...

Love this and the tip about letting it dry before coming back in with more color. I am just starting this water coloring and I am not very successful. LOL Beautiful card

Lindar said...

I love this monthly from Hero, love your coloring.

Paula Pascual said...

So pretty!!