April My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #2 + Giveaway

by Ilina Crouse April 03, 2020 283 Comments

It's time for our next countdown peek! The April My Monthly Hero kit will be available to pre-order on Monday, April 6 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let’s join Ilina, who is sharing some more fabulous inspiration using this month's kit! 

Hi everyone! I am in love with the April kit and I believe you will be too. I decided to depict a desert Australian scene. To make the card I started with piece of Canary Cardstock and temporarily adhered the stencil to it. I ink blended Butter Bar, Fresh Peach and Soft Cantaloupe Shadow inks, starting from lightest around the sun, and darkest on the edges.

Next secure the stencil on piece of Sand Cardstock and ink blend Soft Brown and Cup o' Joe Shadow inks on the sand part. Trim it to only have the sand edge. Adhere on top of the Canary layer using foam tape.

Ink blend Fresh Peach and Soft Cantaloupe inks on Canary Cardstock. Using Cup'o Joe ink stamp the boulder. Die cut using the coordinating die.

Stamp the tree using Moss and Cup O'Joe inks on Dove White Cardstock. Die cut using coordinating dies, ink blend some Butter Bar and Soft Brown inks to blend in with the background. Stamp the kangaroo on Sand Cardstock using Cup O'Joe ink. Stamp the sentiment in the middle of the sun and assemble your panel and adhere to a top folding Sand notecard.

And that's it! 

Win a kit before you can buy it! Just leave a comment on this (and every) Countdown to Creativity post. We’ll randomly draw one lucky winner from all the comments left across all countdown posts. The winner will be announced first thing Monday morning, April 6, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Good luck!





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83 Responses

Julie
Julie

April 03, 2020

Kangaroos???? :) Sign me up! I love that the stencil can be used as water or sand!

Janet Trapp
Janet Trapp

April 03, 2020

Wow this looks so cool! Can’t wait to see the new kit! 💞

Leonie Haines
Leonie Haines

April 03, 2020

As an Aussie I’m so excited for this kit!

Tonya Byrd
Tonya Byrd

April 03, 2020

The scenes from the first two cards are so vibrant! I visited Australia several years ago and created a scrapbook when I returned. I would have LOVED having this set while I was working on it!

Janet Axtman
Janet Axtman

April 03, 2020

Gorgeous depiction of Australian desert and perhaps a green mirage. TFS!

Josmary
Josmary

April 03, 2020

Wow this is a stunning card

Christine Gruevska
Christine Gruevska

April 03, 2020

Love everything about this, from the colours in the sky to the colours on the ground. Everything the Aussie out back looks like. I want this stencil bad, new i should of sing up for the 3 month subscription.

Faridah Mcatamney
Faridah Mcatamney

April 03, 2020

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Oi,oi, oi! A proud Australian hurray expression is coming to Hero Arts, wow. Take care everyone and stay well.

Eunice Brown
Eunice Brown

April 03, 2020

Wow, what a versatile stencil, I love how you turned this into a land scene. The little Kangaroo is a very nice touch. Tfs.

Judy Crook
Judy Crook

April 03, 2020

love the kangaroo die cut and colors

Karen Jordan
Karen Jordan

April 03, 2020

I love the blended sky and desert! Great job of creating an “Aussie” feel!

Donna H
Donna H

April 03, 2020

Very creative color choices! Such a fun theme for this months kit.

KT Fit Kitty
KT Fit Kitty

April 03, 2020

Such a cute card! I can’t wait to see more of this kit!

Carol Wortman
Carol Wortman

April 03, 2020

It’s time to tie me a kangaroo down sport with this cute kit.(now I’ll be singing that in my head). Love your inspiration…come on lil wombat time to visit. Gonna be so cute!

Annie Sobieski
Annie Sobieski

April 03, 2020

What a blast these stencils would be to use! I can think of so many ideas already!

Allie Fernandes
Allie Fernandes

April 03, 2020

These sneaks have totally touched my heart. Australia we feel for you. Ilina lovely card.

Linda
Linda

April 03, 2020

What a cute set this promises to be! It will add lots of elements to my stash that I don’t have—yay!
Really like your color blending, Ilina.

Brande Kate Wester
Brande Kate Wester

April 03, 2020

Yayyy, can’t wait to see the kit. Thanks for sharing the sneak peek!

Judy
Judy

April 03, 2020

Looks like another awesome kit!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

April 03, 2020

I love this card with the colors, scene and feel of it! Fabulous!!

MaryG
MaryG

April 03, 2020

It’s beautiful!! Love the peach and cantaloupe colors in the sky! And I’ve actually walked all around Uluru, or Ayers Rock.

Ellen Cooper
Ellen Cooper

April 03, 2020

I love the vibrant sky on your card. :-)

Eve G.
Eve G.

April 03, 2020

Yay, Outback! Loving it! As I mentioned yesterday, I lived in Australia for 4 years. This is my must have kit! <3

Kathy McCartney
Kathy McCartney

April 03, 2020

Like the color blending

Denise
Denise

April 03, 2020

You really thought outside the box with this card. Great card!

rachel duong
rachel duong

April 03, 2020

I love the colors and the great color blending. The stencil for the sky is awesome and the kangaroo is so cool!

Gail O'Keefe
Gail O'Keefe

April 03, 2020

This will be another fun kit!

karenajo
karenajo

April 03, 2020

Great colors for an Aussie scene! Love the kangaroo and the lovely tree! Thanks for sharing!

Paula Schuessler
Paula Schuessler

April 03, 2020

Really love the components so far. That cloud stencil is the bomb!

Cindy Johnson
Cindy Johnson

April 03, 2020

So pretty! Love the ink blending…i really need to work on that!

Bertha
Bertha

April 03, 2020

Loving that sky and those waves of sand in the desert could double for the sea too. Versatile set.

Cassie
Cassie

April 03, 2020

Love the stencils for this kit! The clouds/sky and the sand look amazing, the colors on this card are so vibrant! Can’t wait for this Australian theme!

Roberta
Roberta

April 03, 2020

Ilina I can almost feel the heat! I’m loving this card kit even before I see it. Thank you

Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams

April 03, 2020

Love the colors you used on the background! Beautiful card.

Hope Overgaard
Hope Overgaard

April 03, 2020

I love this kit. The colors you used are stunning. Beautiful.

Rachel W
Rachel W

April 03, 2020

Wow, love how versatile this month’s kit is. Change of colors and embellishments and it’s a whole new scene. Can’t wait for more!

Yoryina Nufio
Yoryina Nufio

April 03, 2020

Wow I love this cards shows hope to everyone

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

April 03, 2020

This card is awesome looking. I love the colors, so fitting for the Aussie feel. Great job!

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

April 03, 2020

A great reassuring card!

Donna Hatfield
Donna Hatfield

April 03, 2020

I love the effect of the desert in this card. It reminds me of the Outback on our trip to Australia.

Janine
Janine

April 03, 2020

Love honoring Australia after the hard year they have had with the fires. Great card

Connie Pyle
Connie Pyle

April 03, 2020

I love this card too! Just a few changes and you have a new card! Great joy on your creation!

Karen L Hetherington
Karen L Hetherington

April 03, 2020

This new kit looks interesting. I wonder if the stencil could be used as wood grain and possibly marbling too. Your card is very bright and cheerful.

Connie Pyle
Connie Pyle

April 03, 2020

I really like this card the bright colors and the entire scene that you built. Excellent creation!

Susan Petersen
Susan Petersen

April 03, 2020

The stencil seems very versatile.

Dawn
Dawn

April 03, 2020

I love these stencils!

Nalini
Nalini

April 03, 2020

I have no idea what type of tree that is – it doesn’t look familiar – but I need all things Australian! And I DESPERATELY need that “g’day mate” stamp on the previous blog post! (I’m Australian. Not that you really hear that type of language much any more but it’s so quintessentially Aussie! These days you’re more likely to hear “the ambo went down to the milko to buy bog roll but they’d sold out!”

Heather Broadnax
Heather Broadnax

April 03, 2020

Love the color palette you used.

Angela
Angela

April 03, 2020

What a great card! I’m going to love this kit.

Christine E
Christine E

April 03, 2020

Ohhhh I am excited to see this kit!

Joy Gainey
Joy Gainey

April 03, 2020

This a really cool kit!!

Andre M.
Andre M.

April 03, 2020

Gorgeous palette for this desert scene.

Christine S.
Christine S.

April 03, 2020

I love the ink colors and blending you did!

Deb
Deb

April 03, 2020

I love the bright colors. Makes you feel warm and toasty. The sentiment is perfect to help people feel that they are not along at this time. The kangaroo die cut looks great on the card.

Joni Morrill
Joni Morrill

April 03, 2020

So pretty! I love it!

Erika M Shapiro
Erika M Shapiro

April 03, 2020

Yup! Totally loving this new kit!

Carol H
Carol H

April 03, 2020

How cool. Great colours. Love the idea. 😊

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

April 03, 2020

This looks like it will be a fun kit — just what is needed right now!

Tera Fendley
Tera Fendley

April 03, 2020

Love the kangaroo

Susan McRae
Susan McRae

April 03, 2020

Fabulous desert scene and I love the cute kangaroo!

Linda Talley
Linda Talley

April 03, 2020

Wonderful Australia theme to pick us up during this dark time. Such beautiful colors and the Roo makes it complete. After all the efforts they made to save their animals during the terrible fires they had, this is so appropriate! Go Hero Arts!

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

April 03, 2020

Oh, yes…must be an Australian theme. Love it!!

Deborah Smart
Deborah Smart

April 03, 2020

I’m lovin’ the Australian vibe so far! Beautiful card – and I love the kangaroo with joey peeking out of the pouch :)

Catharina R. Worthington
Catharina R. Worthington

April 03, 2020

Your use of colors are refreshing.

Catherine Hanson
Catherine Hanson

April 03, 2020

Yellow is my favorite color so I absolutely love the sky on this card. I never would have thought using these colors would work so well as the sky!

Jean Heming
Jean Heming

April 03, 2020

wow its electric!!! not sure if its heat waves or thunder but its gorgeous!!! lovin these scene sets ,,,I picked up all 3 flower sets and the dock and the mountains…

Jean Crocker
Jean Crocker

April 03, 2020

Looks like a fun kit to play with

Holly A.
Holly A.

April 03, 2020

What a unique and fun design. Love the desert sky ink blending. I’m getting super excited for this kit!

Denise Kasbohm
Denise Kasbohm

April 03, 2020

Love this color scheme with the sun and desert.What an amazing stencil.!!

Vicki D
Vicki D

April 03, 2020

Love the kangaroo!

Vicki D
Vicki D

April 03, 2020

Love the kangaroo!

Art_of_albara
Art_of_albara

April 03, 2020

Wow ! I already loooove that kit, your cards are both (Jessica and yours) beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration <3

Kim S.
Kim S.

April 03, 2020

My brain would NEVER have considered a) water then b) desert. NEWP. Ingenious.

Renee Fallon
Renee Fallon

April 03, 2020

Wow, this looks fabulous. I am in the middle of scrapbooking a trip to Australia and definitely need these stamps!

Melynda C
Melynda C

April 03, 2020

What??? Kangaroos!! Krickey that’s “Aus-one” Mate

Patricia
Patricia

April 03, 2020

What a fun kit! I can’t wait to see what other ideas are posted!

Karin W
Karin W

April 03, 2020

Great card! Wonderful ink blending

NatQuebec
NatQuebec

April 03, 2020

Wow, look forward to see all the projects with this kit😊💙

Anouk
Anouk

April 03, 2020

Pretty card example!
How fun to see that the stencil can also be used very well as a sandy background (instead of the water background example from the first post).

Nancy Knapp
Nancy Knapp

April 03, 2020

Wow! Love it! I’ve always wanted to go to Australia to see the kangaroos and koalas! I can’t hardly wait to get my monthly kit to see what is all in it!

Kailash
Kailash

April 03, 2020

I can feel the desert warmth from that lovely scene!

ESTELLE
ESTELLE

April 03, 2020

After water world, australia world. Cool.

Natacha Concepcion
Natacha Concepcion

April 03, 2020

Such a lovely card. This months theme is so much fun.