Thursday, February 15, 2018

Hero Arts / 2018 Catalog Blog Hop


Mouse Tea Party

Welcome!  
I am so excited to help celebrate the new Hero Arts 2018 Catalog!  If you have not taken a peek at all the goodness, YOU can check it out here now as well as purchase your favorites!





One of the new sets that I just had to have is this adorable Mouse Tea Party.  I used the emboss resist technique to stamp a strip of background to "ground" my images.  

I started by masking off a strip of white cardstock with painters tape, white heat embossing the small images (butterflies, flowers, greenery) in this set, and blending Broken China Distress Oxide Ink over the images.  After Copic coloring my mice, I used the Mouse Tea Party Frame Cuts to cut out my images.  I added them to my emboss resist strip with foam adhesive and stamped my sentiment.

Mouse Tea Party2

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Color Layering Butterflies

My next card uses the NEW Deep Ocean Liquid Watercolor.  Using a piece of Bristol Smooth watercolor paper, I did a wash of clean water and then dropped color in and let the water do it's thing.  Before it was completely dry, I laid a paper towel over the panel and lifted some of the color.  The result was perfect!  

For the focal point, I used the Color Layering Butterflies Bundle (includes stamps, dies, ink).  I used the green inks in this bundle for the larger butterfly and the inks from Kelly's Flowers and Jayne's Blush.  I stamped all of them using my mini Misti.  To finish, I used the Hello Stamp & Cut set for my sentiment.  

Color Layering Butterflies2

Now for those NEW liquid watercolors.......you need them.  Here they are all together.......gorgeous!

HA Watercolor

***GIVEAWAY***

Want to win a SHOPPING SPREE?  There are three $50 shopping sprees drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop.  Please comment by Thursday, February 22nd at 11:59pm PT and the winners will be announced the following week!

♥♥♥Amy Kolling ♥♥♥















Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES...
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Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12...
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DC151 Hello Stamp & Cut | Hero Arts
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CM235 Mouse Tea Party | Hero Arts
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DI466 Mouse Tea Party Frame Cuts ( E)...
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SB104 Color Layering Butterflies...
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PD110 Liquid Watercolors Dandelion |...
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PD111 Liquid Watercolors Strawberry |...
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PD112 Liquid Watercolors Mulled Wine...
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PD114 Liquid Watercolors Indigo |...
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PD115 Liquid Watercolors Pine | Hero...
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PD116 Liquid Watercolors Moss | Hero...
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PD117 Liquid Watercolors ArtPrint...
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PD113 Liquid Watercolors Deep Ocean |...
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad...
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AF356 Kelly's Flowers | Hero Arts
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AF353 Jayne's Blush | Hero Arts
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AF208 Bubble Gum Mid-Tone Shadow Ink...
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PW110 White Embossing Powder | Hero Arts
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PW200 Embossing Tool | Hero Arts
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134 comments:

Rubeena I. said...

Adorable cards!

~amy~ said...

Amy, oh your cards are FABulous...those mice = 💚

craft confectionery said...

Oh my goodness, those butterflies are just gorgeous and beautiful. I am a new follower as well.

Hugs,

Natalie Winterstein said...

So cute! Love those little mice! :)

Debra Rumpza said...

Lovely cards today!

missnatalee 143 said...

Such cute cards! I’m loving these mice!

DangerGirl said...

just lovely!

Andrea Mariño said...

love this!
Great ideas! thanks for sharing ;)

Jackie Parkins said...

Adorable! Those little mice are so cute.

Joyce said...

Your two cards are great. Thank you.

Purple Princess said...

Those mice are adorable!!

abhoneyab said...

Gorgeous cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

Teri Smith said...

Wonderful cards! I think the mice tea time stamp set is just too cute! I love tea!

Shanna said...

I love all of the ideas!

Marcie Lovett said...

Very sweet cards!

Terebene said...

I like your butterfly card idea. Thanks!

ljcasselman said...

All beautiful designs!

Mechele Dunlap said...

So pretty

Georgee said...

Such beautiful cards!

Susan Gonyo said...

Love your cards. The mice are adorable!

Stampvanwinkle said...

Hi Amy,
I love your little mice. So cute. Thanks for sharing.

Casey Ward said...

OMG!!! Those little mice are so stinking cute!!!

StephB said...

The butterflies are so cute! Very nice cards, thank you for sharing.

Kim Kern said...

Cute mice.

Wanda said...

I really love the colors of the watercolors!

Lisa A creations said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

Craftin Caly said...

I love your cards, Amy! How fun that you got to play with those new liquid watercolors!!! I'm dying to try them!

Teresa Doyle said...

Lovely cards Amy. The mice are so stinking CUTE and I really like the sentiment on that one as well.

Betty Keefe said...

cute little mice - beautiful butterflies!!

Linda S. said...

Very pretty cards and I really like how the butterfly body layers on top of the wings.

Gretchen Hinderer said...

I just love the mouse card. It makes me so happy.

Jennifer said...

Super ideas! Love the mouse ... love the hearts - thanks!

Dee Ann Matthews said...

What a cute mouse tea party even with cheese!

Thomas said...

The mice are adorable, fits well with the phrase you used. I like they are a part of the angle, most would be incline to make them horizontal

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

There are so many stamps I love from this release! the color layering ones ar emy favs!

Christina Dauven said...

I love the pop and layers of this butterfly card so cool.

Barbara said...

This is a great release and I love your cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Geri Stuart said...

Love the cards and the mice are too cute!

Denise Ward said...

Both designs are fantastic!! I love the whimsy of the first one with its cute little mouse tea party. The second one has the beautiful butterflies that I like so much!!

Iris said...

So pretty - love the liquid water colors.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Lovely cards!

Mrsfish02 said...

Love your work and Hero Arts. What an amazing release. The watercolors look amazing and the examples everyone is making really make me want them. Nicely done.

Sue D said...

Cute and pretty. I like the diagonal design on the first and the background for the colorful butterflies on the second.

Lueyes said...

Cute cards!

Paula Desmarais said...

I totally LOVE those little mice, awesome cards too :)

N Patricia Castillo said...

These are such sweet cards!

Danni M said...

fabulous cards, love them!

Nathalie Paquette said...

Such cute cards !!

Dana Joy said...

Hey Amy your cards are awesome. I LOVE those butterflies and how you used that new watercolor paint.

kelli horger said...

Such adorable cards! Love the fun little mice!

Kiwigirl said...

Cute cards! That wee mouse is adorable.

Katie said...

Cute cards!

Frances Thorpe said...

Nice cards. These watercolors in a bottle look very interesting.

Tracy Boyd said...

LOVE the versatility of these watercolor inks

sharon said...

I love those mousys.

Mary Neubauer said...

so sweet! your cards are just precious!

Deanna said...

Beautiful cards.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This blog hop is great and has inspired me so much. Well done!

Kristina B. said...

Adorable!

DoriG said...

Totally Adorable Cards! I'm in LOVE with the liquid watercolors.

judy said...

Lovely cards--I love the watercolored background on the butterfly card!

Christi Conley said...

Fantastic cards - love how you used the watercolor paints

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Beautiful cards and colouring!!!

Kelli said...

I like how you made those butterflies pop off the card! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Laetitia Lisa said...

your mice and the card you put them on is so cute and lovely !

Becky Moore said...

What beautiful cards! Thank you so much for sharing so much inspiration!

D.Ann C said...

Those mice are DARLING! And I love the beautiful watercolor background and butterflies, too!

Karen Davis said...

I love them Hero Arts new mice set, and you used it so beautifully!

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

These mice are SO adorable! I really like the card that you created with them and the little details added. I love the background of the butterfly card....the water coloring added so much dimension and really makes the butterflies look like they are floating!

Karen Judy said...

I'm really liking the designs using those little mice! They are so cute! The flowers are beautiful and colorful.

Cynthia Cole said...

Sweet cards and love the mice!

Lisa Moline said...

Love your cards! I love those little mice - they're so cute! Thanks for sharing with us!

Annette Gordon said...

Just love your cards. Those mice are just too cute. You have amazing talent.

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Your cards are so pretty! Love the clean look of them.

Debbie B said...

Love your cards! Those mice are just adorable! So much talent and inspiration on this hop! Thanks for sharing yours!

Heather said...

Two fabulous cards! The little mice are so cute and I Love that blue! And the butterfly card is beautiful; love the colors!

Kathy Eddy said...

Your water-coloring is just fabulous and I love those little mice!

Cynthia Clark said...

Adorable cards! Love the butterflies.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Your cards are great ! My heart goes to the lovely mice !
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Penny Hanuszak said...

Both cards are very sweet. Love those little mice. Nice card layout and the butterflies are so fanciful. Thanks for sharing.

stampcz said...

Very pretty!

Michelle Lupton said...

I love both your cards, Amy!

craftytreen said...

i'm in love with those mice! and the butterflies are magical too! I love your cards! hugs, treen

Kaboom Gal said...

Beautiful and simply adorable cards. Thanks for sharing

Marsha Guskey said...

Adorable cards! Thanks so much!

Christy Q said...

Stunning cards!! I love the watercolor wash you did on the second card. I'm definitely ordering the HA liquid watercolors since everyone has done a fabulous job using them and inspired me so much!

Anushree Vaish said...

Adorable cards....loved them all

Cyndi Morris said...

Your mouse card is so sweet, and the butterfly card is stunning.

Anniek B said...

So beautiful!

Mimi M said...

Your mouse card is adorable and I love the easy background on the butterfly card. Can't wait to get some of those inks!

Jeanne Beam said...

Love the adorable mouse card and the one with the butterflies is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing...

Amy Hart said...

Love the butterfly card!

Viki Banaszak said...

Your cards are very pretty. I can't wait to see more.

tampatha said...

Your cards are so fabulous and I'm just really drawn to those little mice! They are just so cute! TFS!

Denise Bryant said...

Adorable mice and beautiful butterflies! Awesome cards!

Betty Lim-Silvernail said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love the mice! Thanks for the inspiration!

Alaska .Kris said...

Such sweet little mice!

Leni said...

The mouse tea party is so adorable!

Robin Platt said...

Awesomely sweet cards. I love the mice.

Barbara said...

Enjoyed your cards. The mice are so cute.

Barbara said...

Love the mice! How cute? And the butterflies are just so beautiful. Both cards are perfect!

Karen H said...

Fabulous cards...adore the Mouse Tea Party and the Color Layering Butterfly. Thank you for the creative inspiration.

Patti H. said...

Love these awesome cards! The mouse is so adorable! The liquid watercolors look divine. I need those in my stash!!

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for giving us 2 cards. The butterflies are beautiful. I also like the adorable mice.

Sue McRae said...

I just can't resist those adorable mice!

Pat S said...

Those mice are just precious. I love the layout you used, and your coloring is great. Thanks for sharing.

Dana M said...

Sweet and beautiful cards! Those mice are just too cute.

Helen said...

love these little mice...great ideas!

gabriella said...

Your mice are so cute, they remind me of my kids

Lee said...

The liquid watercolor with your butterflies are beautiful! Great cards!

Laura Buehler said...

Adorable cards!

Z Sullivan said...

Lovely cards. I love the watercolor background behind the butterflies. TFS.

Sheila said...

Very colorful cards.

Miriam Prantner said...

Those mice are so cute and I love how the butterflies really pop against that watercolored sky background!

Stef Perry said...

Both cards are so sweet, I am especially smitten with those mice and that sentiment!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Love the ink blending on the mice card and the black stripe to ground them! And wow, the butterfly card is just so soft and pretty!!!

Judie said...

The first card is super adorable! Gorgeous creations!

Andrew and Bertha Pilgrim said...

Very cute cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Suzan D. said...

Adorable> Love the Mouse Tea Party stamp set.

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Both the cards are so cute.Love those cutie mice...Thanks for sharing.

Flo said...

Your butterfly card is very pretty and the mice are cute. The sentiment on the mice card is great, love it.

Amy D said...

Love the sweet little mice!!! Beautiful cards! Thank you

Cathy Lillie said...

Such sweet cards! Love those little mice! Your butterfly card is so pretty. The background is so soft looking and really lets those colorful butterflies shine.

Annalisa Young said...

I know many have said it, but they're still right: these are just so sweet! I really like your style, especially with how you did the backgrounds. They made the cards extra interesting in a way that I appreciate. Thanks for sharing!

kathy mccreary said...

I love the butterfly card!! Thank you for the idea!

Heather DePasquale said...

Those butterflies are amazing! Just love the new watercolors. Thanks to HA and all who contributed to this awesome blog hop!

Mateja Povše said...

Those mice are adorable :) Lovely card!

Jackie said...

What lovely cards!! The mouse tea party set has reaĺly grown on me. Your butterfly card is beautiful! Your background looks amazing and is perfect for those butterflies

Daniela May said...

Very creative - love the two mice and love the colors you chose on the butterflies

Henriëtte said...

What a great cards you made, I love the one with the Color Layering Butterflies, that's simply gorgeous. Thanks for this beautiful examples.

Hannah said...

Those butterflies on the water colored background are so much fun!

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful watercolors!!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic cards! I love "long time no tea" - so cute!!!

Karen L K said...

Those mice are darn cute and your card super cute too! Those butterflies look great on the watercolor background. I need to check out those watercolors!

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