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December My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #5 + Giveaway

Dec 01, 2019 Jessica Frost-Ballas

Hello and welcome back to the countdown to the release of the December My Monthly Hero kit! Release day is Monday, December 2 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let's join Jess for another beautiful peek!

Good morning! Jess here with a cheery card using the new kit!

I love that big intricate image and decided it would be perfect for a little colored pencil work! I started by stamping the image onto Hero Hues Sand Cardstock using my MISTI and the light Soft Vanilla Shadow Ink. I left the stamp on the lid of my MISTI while I colored the image with Polychromos colored pencils. I love all the details of this stamp from the little flowers to the waves and butterflies!! It was a lot of fun to color everything!

Then, because I'm not necessarily the tidiest pencil colorer, I placed the panel back inside my MISTI, stamped the image and sentiment with Clear Embossing and Watermark Ink and heat-embossed it with Detail Black Embossing Powder.  This really helps the image pop!  Since there's so much going on in the stamp I left it simple and let the colors pop!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a fantastic day!

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, December 2, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Good luck!

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PS320 Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Sand
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AF275 Soft Vanilla Shadow Ink
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AF419 Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
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PW119 Detail Black Embossing Powder
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MT100 Original MISTI Laser Etched Tool
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122 Responses

Lisa DeLong

Lisa DeLong

December 03, 2019

I love this card in colored pencils. Coloring on a kind of kraft tone paper really makes the image pop. I have yet to color on colored card stock. I really need to do that because I always love the end results.

Georgann Smith

Georgann Smith

December 02, 2019

Beautiful card & gorgeous colors!

Carol Gatton

Carol Gatton

December 02, 2019

You are so talented! Beautiful card.

Juliana Twardzik

Juliana Twardzik

December 02, 2019

beautiful! I love the picture and colors on this

Maria G.

Maria G.

December 02, 2019

Just beautiful. I would love to win a kit.

Anushree Vaish

Anushree Vaish

December 02, 2019

Serene and meaningful at the same time…love it!!

Kara Simpkins

Kara Simpkins

December 02, 2019

This is beautiful!

Nanette Leiker

Nanette Leiker

December 02, 2019

Thank you for sharing your techniques with us! Your card was beautiful!

Tanna lohouse

Tanna lohouse

December 02, 2019

Such beautiful colors!!

Tanna lohouse

Tanna lohouse

December 02, 2019

That is just a stunning card!! Can’t wait to see the kit!!

K. Eley

K. Eley

December 02, 2019

Love the coloring on the sand cardstock. With that and the black embossed lines the whole card pops :). So excited to see the whole reveal with the add ons tomorrow!

Valerija

Valerija

December 02, 2019

Beautiful card. Love the image.

Jodi Warren

Jodi Warren

December 02, 2019

What a great and simply card. Love the idea of re-stamping it with black embossing to give the colors a pop.

Flo

Flo

December 02, 2019

Interesting image, not sure how to describe it.

Deborah Cooper

Deborah Cooper

December 01, 2019

Your image and card are lovely. I like how you embossed after you were finished coloring.

Michelle Hendrix

Michelle Hendrix

December 01, 2019

Jess, you are always inspiring me with your talent, thanks for sharing! What a beautiful card! I love that Mother Earth image!

Lagene

Lagene

December 01, 2019

Beautifully colored creation, this is a wonderful image!

Nancy Tolan

Nancy Tolan

December 01, 2019

It’s amazing to me how the same stamp can look so different.

Karen L K

Karen L K

December 01, 2019

I like that you colored that in with colored pencils! Mother Nature is such a nice image!

Francine

Francine

December 01, 2019

Oh, this kit is going to be fab!

Margaret T.

Margaret T.

December 01, 2019

Wonderful coloring and image!

Sara Nieuwenhuis

Sara Nieuwenhuis

December 01, 2019

The colored pencils really pop against that background! I never would have thought to stamp it again after coloring it, genius! Thank you for sharing this beautiful card!

Kimberly McField

Kimberly McField

December 01, 2019

I love your card, and your coloring is gorgeous! This is such an amazing kit!

Jessica Kerr

Jessica Kerr

December 01, 2019

Beautiful images and gorgeous coloring

Evette Rodriguez

Evette Rodriguez

December 01, 2019

I love her as a brunette :-)

Shannon

Shannon

December 01, 2019

Beautiful coloring!

Teri S.

Teri S.

December 01, 2019

Beautifully coloured & shaded intricate stamp & die Jess. I love the sentiment too. These sneak peeks are fabulous & are making me wait with baited breath for the full reveal.

Tani K

Tani K

December 01, 2019

Just beautiful. The coloring is amazing.

Shannon Howell

Shannon Howell

December 01, 2019

I love that you used pencils on this image. Thank you for sharing!!

Juana Vega

Juana Vega

December 01, 2019

Great work with the coloring. Such a lovely stamp and sentiment

Patsy Armstead

Patsy Armstead

December 01, 2019

Your coloring is great! The multiple stamping technique is interesting. Thanks so much for sharing.

Toni L

Toni L

December 01, 2019

Gorgeous soft colours for a very romantic card.

Renee Fallon

Renee Fallon

December 01, 2019

Love that you chose to stamp it on craft colored cardstock. This really works.

Cindy Johnson

Cindy Johnson

December 01, 2019

Wow, can’t wait (AGAIN!) for a wonderful, unique set! Thank you Hero Arts!

Laura

Laura

December 01, 2019

Nice card

SarahC

SarahC

December 01, 2019

Absolutely beautiful image and coloring. I agree with all the detail it is best to keep the card simple and let the image speak.

Golda

Golda

December 01, 2019

This is nice.

Gabriella Bell

Gabriella Bell

December 01, 2019

Oh my gosh how incredibly beautiful

Yolanda F.

Yolanda F.

December 01, 2019

She is beautiful.

Marisela Delgado

Marisela Delgado

December 01, 2019

Such a great job coloring.

tina z.

tina z.

December 01, 2019

simply stunning, I love it.

Rebecca Ednie

Rebecca Ednie

December 01, 2019

Wow, gorgeous colouring.

Judy Hernandez

Judy Hernandez

December 01, 2019

Such a beautiful image and I really love the coloring! Can’t wait for this kit!

Gail Anderson

Gail Anderson

December 01, 2019

This is so pretty! Using the black embossing powder really sets off the coloring.

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo

December 01, 2019

Pretty! ♥ Love your coloring Jessica! Such a gorgeous kit :)

Mary Holshouser

Mary Holshouser

December 01, 2019

You may not think you are a neat colorist, but
the card is beautiful. I think it is fantastic.
thanks for sharing
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Michele W

Michele W

December 01, 2019

Love your coloring. Thanks for the tip about stamping and embossing after you finish coloring. That should improve the look of my colored images. :)

Ana

Ana

December 01, 2019

Love how versatile this stamp is.

Sandy Small

Sandy Small

December 01, 2019

Beautiful card, the colored pencils give depth. I like how sections of the image were left uncolored to draw interest!

Beth Harple

Beth Harple

December 01, 2019

Love the detail.

Frances A Thorpe

Frances A Thorpe

December 01, 2019

Love how the colored pencils turned out. I can never make mine look like this. Thank you

Avra N Williams

Avra N Williams

December 01, 2019

Very pretty

Jenna Batik

Jenna Batik

December 01, 2019

I love how you heat embossed the image after coloring it. Such a great idea to make the image pop. I can’t wait to see the entire release.

Pamella Albright

Pamella Albright

December 01, 2019

Beautiful coloring! I can see why many designers chose this image for the sneak peek; it is big and really lovely!

Debbie McKelvey

Debbie McKelvey

December 01, 2019

Gorgeous card! I love all the colors, so perfect. This is a unique and fun set.

GMC

GMC

December 01, 2019

The coloring on this image is just beautiful. The color of the card stock used makes me think of and old by homey card.

Karthikha Uday

Karthikha Uday

December 01, 2019

Beautiful card!! Love this stamp!

Becca Yahrling

Becca Yahrling

December 01, 2019

Your pencil coloring is very pretty! Love this image.

Kelsey Thomas

Kelsey Thomas

December 01, 2019

Lovely coloring!

Melissa K

Melissa K

December 01, 2019

Thanks for demonstrating how beautiful pencils are… love the subtle colors!

Martha Berry

Martha Berry

December 01, 2019

This Mother Earth image is beautiful stamped on the Sand paper. I wouldn’t have thought to do that:) Love the soft colors done in pencil. We are so lucky to see the design team’s offerings. Hurry up Monday!

Eileen

Eileen

December 01, 2019

I love to color and this stamp is so beautiful.
I can’t wait to get my hands on it.
You did a beautiful job.

Margaret R

Margaret R

December 01, 2019

Love the pastel look on this very detailed stamp – so lovely!

Allie

Allie

December 01, 2019

As always, beautiful Jessica!

Teri Wils

Teri Wils

December 01, 2019

Jess, such a pretty Card. Love the colors!

Swati jain

Swati jain

December 01, 2019

Can’t wait to get my hands on this awesome kit !!!

Marianna

Marianna

December 01, 2019

Beautiful image, can’t wait to see the rest of this month’s kit!

America Cuevas

America Cuevas

December 01, 2019

Almost the full reveal 🙂

Cyndi Morris

Cyndi Morris

December 01, 2019

Love the Mother Earth theme of this release. Beautiful card and the sentiment is wonderful.

Andre M.

Andre M.

December 01, 2019

Beautiful colours for this lovely image!

Lyndi

Lyndi

December 01, 2019

Great job with the colored pencils, I would have never thought of using those. I like it because EVERYONE seems to use copics and I don’t have them. But I have colored pencils. So thank you!

Twylla Smith

Twylla Smith

December 01, 2019

A lovely focal image. I’m anxious to see the rest of the kit.

Jana Yeager

Jana Yeager

December 01, 2019

Lovely on the soft vanilla cardstock!

BERTHA

BERTHA

December 01, 2019

Great pencil colouring Jessica.

Laurie Schlichter

Laurie Schlichter

December 01, 2019

I love the mythical and ethereal quality of the maiden. The detail just screams to be colored with Copics or colored pencils.

Maureen Reiss

Maureen Reiss

December 01, 2019

Really Beautiful!!!

Judy V.

Judy V.

December 01, 2019

Love this stamp. Especially how she sort of turns from wind to water and includes the animals.

Beverly Robinson

Beverly Robinson

December 01, 2019

Beautiful coloring! The colored pencils work so well with this image.

Michele

Michele

December 01, 2019

Love it!! You always have a awesome products!!

Sheri Kempke

Sheri Kempke

December 01, 2019

Gorgeous card-love the coloring and the image. Great job Jess!

karenajo

karenajo

December 01, 2019

Love this Mother Nature image and all it’s detail! Your pencil coloring is wonderful and love your idea to color and then heat emboss! Thanks for sharing !

Carolyn

Carolyn

December 01, 2019

Many people try to soften the edges when using coloured pencils, but the images take on a fresh look with bold outlines. Lovely colours.

Lara Mosby

Lara Mosby

December 01, 2019

Such a pretty card! The MMH kits are always great!

Kailash

Kailash

December 01, 2019

Love all the pretty colors on this sweet image!

Jackie S

Jackie S

December 01, 2019

Love the tip about embossing at the end, probably as my coloring isn’t that neat.

Virginia Ellison

Virginia Ellison

December 01, 2019

Jess, I love the idea of the placing the image back in the Misti and embossing with black…. I do not do the best with colored pencils either… so this is a great idea…. love your card….

Dee Earnshaw

Dee Earnshaw

December 01, 2019

love the soft colors on this sweet card :)

Ashley Shaffer

Ashley Shaffer

December 01, 2019

i love the coloring on kraft it is beautiful

Gerlinde Townsley

Gerlinde Townsley

December 01, 2019

Just gorgeous! Looks like so much fun to color!

Charlotte G

Charlotte G

December 01, 2019

Every month I think that this is my favorite kit BUT this month REALLY IS MY FAVORITE. This kit looks beautiful and all the cards that have been made using it are stunning. THANK YOU!!!

Angela

Angela

December 01, 2019

Such a beautiful card!

Cynthia Cole

Cynthia Cole

December 01, 2019

Sweet card and lovely coloring!

Stephanie B

Stephanie B

December 01, 2019

I’m looking forward to seeing the kit! A lot of the previews have been with this same stamp, you guys aren’t giving out too much this time, talk about suspense ;)

Leanne in Cali

Leanne in Cali

December 01, 2019

This is so pretty! The colors are gorgeous!!

Cindy C.

Cindy C.

December 01, 2019

So beautifully colored!!

Catherine N

Catherine N

December 01, 2019

Looks like color will play a very important role in projects with this kit. Beautiful examples. Thank you!

Patricia Wilson

Patricia Wilson

December 01, 2019

I love this image that was used on the card. The face is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

Carlijn

Carlijn

December 01, 2019

The image is beautiful! Thhe colors are freat on kraft. Love the kit! 🧡

Bonnie Reyes

Bonnie Reyes

December 01, 2019

Whimsical!

Felicia C

Felicia C

December 01, 2019

This image is so popular among Hero Arts designers! Thanks for all the techniques used to create this wonderful card!

Valerie G

Valerie G

December 01, 2019

That stamp is just stunning!! Love the sentiment too, so gentle.

Charly

Charly

December 01, 2019

Beautiful card!

Miriam

Miriam

December 01, 2019

Awesome technique to emboss the outline!

Barbara-Jean

Barbara-Jean

December 01, 2019

Beautiful coloring! And a great idea for embossing and then coloring!

Sue D

Sue D

December 01, 2019

Love the coloring of this pretty image.

Linda S.

Linda S.

December 01, 2019

I really like how you colored this image and then stamped again to darken the contrast of the outline. Such a great idea for such a beautiful image.

Susy Ramirez

Susy Ramirez

December 01, 2019

Lovely card! I love how you colored the images with colored pencils 💖

Mary Beth

Mary Beth

December 01, 2019

I’ve never thought to emboss after coloring! I need to try that! BTW, you color much better than I do!

GLenda M Sultan

GLenda M Sultan

December 01, 2019

Fantastic job with the pencil colors! The blues are so vivid.

Theresa P

Theresa P

December 01, 2019

Lovely image and great card! Great colors and coloring!

Toni F

Toni F

December 01, 2019

Love the coloring and the sentiment

Jeanne Beam

Jeanne Beam

December 01, 2019

Beautiful card! Love the colors!
Thanks so much for sharing…

Janet Durbin

Janet Durbin

December 01, 2019

There really is a lot going on in this stamp and you colored it beautifully!

Kathy D.

Kathy D.

December 01, 2019

I cannot wait for this kit to be released. This stamp is beautiful and I love all of the intricate details from nature that are included in the design.

Michelle V

Michelle V

December 01, 2019

Stunning… This looks like it will be a cool kit!

Cindy White Bear

Cindy White Bear

December 01, 2019

Great idea to clear emboss after coloring. I’ll have to try that out.

nancy f

nancy f

December 01, 2019

Beautiful card! Love the colors.

SHERYL Menke

SHERYL Menke

December 01, 2019

I think your cooling is beautiful…Surely better than mine.. I’m not into the Mother Earth idea, so anyone wanting to buy mine could pay normal price plus shipping.. smile Good job on the coloring…

Meital

Meital

December 01, 2019

Amazing!

Seema Raja

Seema Raja

December 01, 2019

The image is so pretty and the colors so vibrant – the sentiment is perfect for this card too!

Engeline

Engeline

December 01, 2019

Elegant card Jess, I love it

Jennifer Scull

Jennifer Scull

December 01, 2019

She is so beautiful and looks wonderful against the Kraft cs bg. Your coloring with the colored pencils is so pretty and vibrant! Thank you for the tip about re-stamping and embossing. :)

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