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December My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #4 + Giveaway

Nov 30, 2019 Emily Midgett

It's time for our fourth countdown peek! The December My Monthly Hero kit will be available on Monday, December 2 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let’s join Emily, who is sharing another look at this beautifully detailed kit celebrating our Earth!

Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you today for another sneak peek of the December My Monthly Hero kit. This month's kit features an absolutely stunning image of "Mother Earth." It's incredibly detailed, not to mention massive, and it's just. so. pretty! I've paired it with my watercolors and some ink blending to create this vibrant project, so let's get started with the details! 

To begin, I stamped the large Mother Earth image from the December My Monthly Hero kit using Intens-ified Black ink on some hot press watercolor paper. I then used my Daniel Smith watercolors to add some vibrant watercoloring to the flora and fauna represented within her skirt and accessories! This image is massive, covering the majority of an A2 card front all on its own. I die cut the image using the coordinating die included in the kit, as well as watercoloring and die cutting a few extra birds and a butterfly. 

Once I'd finished watercoloring, I blended some Indigo Ink on an A2 panel of Paradise cardstock using a blending brush. These colors bring to mind the typical image of Earth as seen from space, with blue waters and green land. I adhered the die cuts to the blended card front using foam adhesive for lots of dimension. 

Next, I stamped a greeting from the December My Monthly Hero kit again using Intens-ified Black ink on a square of white cardstock, which I also popped up using dimensional foam adhesive. The final touch was a to add a few gems for some sparkle! 

Well, that's all for me today! I am loving all of the different elements in this kit. So many fun bits and pieces with this one. Now for some fun giveaway information! 

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, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, December 2, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

136 Responses

Kristine Harris

Kristine Harris

December 03, 2019

I love the card I just can’t figure out what tool that pen looking thing is?

Kristine Harris

Kristine Harris

December 03, 2019

I love the card I just can’t figure out what tool that pen looking thing is?

Lisa DeLong

Lisa DeLong

December 03, 2019

This card is beautiful. I love all the vivid colors. The background is blended beautifully. Your water coloring is amazing.

Carol Gatton

Carol Gatton

December 02, 2019

Your background really shows off all the mixing of colors.

Anushree Vaish

Anushree Vaish

December 02, 2019

Very Pretty!!

Bonnie Reyes

Bonnie Reyes

December 02, 2019

This is a wonderful use of form and color

Kara Simpkins

Kara Simpkins

December 02, 2019

I love the background and this cards colors!

Nanette Leiker

Nanette Leiker

December 02, 2019

I love your card and the theme for this month’s My Monthly Hero kit!Thank you for sharing your techniques with us!

Tanna lohouse

Tanna lohouse

December 02, 2019

Such a beautiful color combination!! Fabulous card!!

Valerija

Valerija

December 02, 2019

What a beautiful card,wonderful image and design!

Deborah Cooper

Deborah Cooper

December 01, 2019

Absolutely incredible coloring on your Mother Earth! Wow! Gorgeous card!

Michelle Hendrix

Michelle Hendrix

December 01, 2019

Emily, you are so talented! I love the your colors and style! I am in love with the “Mother Earth” image. Many thanks to the design artist and the design team! Simply awesome!

Nancy Tolan

Nancy Tolan

December 01, 2019

I think of grandmother when looking at this card. She recycled everything 50 years ago. She would love this.

Francine

Francine

December 01, 2019

Oh, I am loving this months sneak peeks!

Margaret T.

Margaret T.

December 01, 2019

Very pretty. I especially liked your blended background colors.

Jessica Kerr

Jessica Kerr

December 01, 2019

The coloring palette and background paper go together perfectly

Teri S.

Teri S.

December 01, 2019

Love the colours in the background & the intricate detail on this stamp & die is fabulous. I’m so excited to see the whole kit as these sneak peeks have been fabulous.

Shannon Howell

Shannon Howell

December 01, 2019

What a gorgeous card! Thank you, Emily!!

Marlene Twilley

Marlene Twilley

December 01, 2019

Love the lovely soft coloring if this awesomized image.

Carolyn Blackburn

Carolyn Blackburn

December 01, 2019

I can’t believe it is December already! Can’t wait to see the new release!

Renee Fallon

Renee Fallon

December 01, 2019

The lovely central image is beautifully colored here.

gk

gk

December 01, 2019

very pretty!

Yolanda F.

Yolanda F.

December 01, 2019

That is a stunning card. This is going to be a cool kit.

tina z.

tina z.

December 01, 2019

wow, so beautiful!

Gail Anderson

Gail Anderson

December 01, 2019

Beautiful card! I love the watercoloring!

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo

December 01, 2019

Beautiful card and coloring ♥ I’m so exited for this gorgeous kit!

Michele W

Michele W

December 01, 2019

Love the background you created for this beautiful image. Your coloring is amazing.

Beth Harple

Beth Harple

December 01, 2019

I am falling in love with this image, great coloring.

Sandy Small

Sandy Small

December 01, 2019

It is such a lovely card, the colors seem to make the focal image glow!

Avra N Williams

Avra N Williams

December 01, 2019

So pretty!

Becca Yahrling

Becca Yahrling

December 01, 2019

She’s a beauty!! Your coloring is so lovely.

Kelsey Thomas

Kelsey Thomas

December 01, 2019

This is so beautiful!

Martha Berry

Martha Berry

December 01, 2019

I love this large Mother Earth stamp! I am always drawn to watercoloring images and Emily did a lovely job in beautiful soft colors. I can’t wait to see the full kit reveal Monday!

Margaret R

Margaret R

December 01, 2019

What a gorgeous stamp, and beautiful coloring as well!

Allie

Allie

December 01, 2019

OMG another beautiful version!

Teri Wils

Teri Wils

December 01, 2019

I love this set! Love the colors you used Emily!

Marianna

Marianna

December 01, 2019

I love the Mother Earth stamp image!

Jana Yeager

Jana Yeager

December 01, 2019

Love that this can go in a direction that is also not so earthy.

Laurie Schlichter

Laurie Schlichter

December 01, 2019

That indigo ink gives a lovely accent to the sky. Now the woman looks like Mother Nature surrounded by her forest creatures. She reminds me of Snow White in the Disney cartoon.

Judy V.

Judy V.

December 01, 2019

Her hand is open to so many possibilities. this is spectacular.

Michelle Hackett

Michelle Hackett

December 01, 2019

I am in love with this image. And you did a beautiful job with it.

Dee Earnshaw

Dee Earnshaw

December 01, 2019

LOVE the dimension on this gorgeous card – thanks for sharing

Ashley Shaffer

Ashley Shaffer

December 01, 2019

wow that image is huge

Angela

Angela

December 01, 2019

Love the background coloring. Makes the beautiful image pop.

Cynthia Cole

Cynthia Cole

December 01, 2019

Your card is so beautiful!

Cindy C.

Cindy C.

December 01, 2019

It looks amazing!!

Valerie G

Valerie G

December 01, 2019

That stamp is just stunning!! The colors are gorgeous, I love the background!

Charly

Charly

December 01, 2019

Wow! That large image has such an awesome impact. Amazing.

Sue D

Sue D

December 01, 2019

Pretty image and love your coloring and the background.

Linda S.

Linda S.

December 01, 2019

This is exactly the type of image I like to color and I’m really looking forward to the rest of this kit reveal.

Mary Beth

Mary Beth

December 01, 2019

Very lovely card!

Susy Ramirez

Susy Ramirez

December 01, 2019

Beautiful card! I love the coloring and especially love the blue background 💖

GLenda M Sultan

GLenda M Sultan

December 01, 2019

This is such a nice Mother Earth set. The details are amazing. You created a splendid work of art. with the watercolors.

Theresa P

Theresa P

December 01, 2019

Lovely image! Love your addition of the birds and butterflies. Beautiful card!

Kathy D.

Kathy D.

December 01, 2019

I keep coming back to look at the beautiful way your artists have colored Mother Nature. The details that are included in this stamp are amazing. Can’t wait to begin coloring this design!

Michelle V

Michelle V

December 01, 2019

Perfect image to watercolor… Beautiful card Emily!

Kay Spangler

Kay Spangler

December 01, 2019

Wow! So pretty.

nancy f

nancy f

December 01, 2019

What a great set to have. Love the card!

Jennifer Scull

Jennifer Scull

December 01, 2019

She is just beautiful! She looks so peaceful against the bg you created! :)
An absolutely gorgeous stamp!

Karen F.

Karen F.

December 01, 2019

Beautiful card! Great job watercoloring and the blue background gives the card such a serene effect.

Felicia C

Felicia C

December 01, 2019

Perfectly lovely! This image is simply beautiful. I love the beauty of this card!

jill allard

jill allard

December 01, 2019

i know i have zero luck to winning anything so i will just say wow how talented emily is

Swati Jain

Swati Jain

December 01, 2019

Omg. This is so awesome. Colors are just too precious

Andre M.

Andre M.

December 01, 2019

This is such a regal image and you’ve showcased it beautifully!

Elaine Chapman-Smith

Elaine Chapman-Smith

December 01, 2019

I love this stamp & your colouring makes me green with envy. It’s beautiful.

Carlijn

Carlijn

December 01, 2019

The image is so enchanting…. perfectly colored! Love the colors of the background too 💙

K. Eley

K. Eley

December 01, 2019

So very gorgeous! The background colors are perfect! Your watercoloring is is fantastic for this beautiful image. So excited for Monday morning reveal!

Laura

Laura

November 30, 2019

Pretty card

Karen L K

Karen L K

November 30, 2019

You did such a great job of coloring Mother Nature! So nice on that background!

Jackie S

Jackie S

November 30, 2019

Such a beautiful card, and background.

Jodi Warren

Jodi Warren

November 30, 2019

Love the water color. Gorgeous card!

Sara Nieuwenhuis

Sara Nieuwenhuis

November 30, 2019

This card is really inspiring! The watercolor looks beautiful and bright.
Makes me wish spring was coming back around soon.

Rebecca Ednie

Rebecca Ednie

November 30, 2019

I ADORE this image. You’ve released many images in this Illustration style before but they are hard to colour because they are so small. Making this image large is a fantastic idea. I hope many more sets in the future feature larger images that are easier to colour.

Bethany M

Bethany M

November 30, 2019

This is such a beautiful card! Blue is my favorite color, so I love the colors!

Claudia N

Claudia N

November 30, 2019

Stunning card!

Patsy Armstead

Patsy Armstead

November 30, 2019

Thanks so much for sharing your techniques for creating this stunning card. I bet it’s even more vibrantly colored in real life. I really like how you used the colored cardstock and distress oxide for the background. It looks perfect!

Virginia Ellison

Virginia Ellison

November 30, 2019

Emily, the water coloring on Mother Earth is beautiful.. Thanks for the inspiration.

Leanne in Cali

Leanne in Cali

November 30, 2019

She is so pretty! Love this look!!

Stephanie B

Stephanie B

November 30, 2019

Beautiful. From the previews we have seen, this kit seems a bit less playful and a bit more serene. I’m looking forward to seeing how Hero Arts has changed it up once again in the rest of the kit!

Miriam

Miriam

November 30, 2019

This may be one of my favorite designs ever!

Pamela Shea

Pamela Shea

November 30, 2019

Emily, this is just beautiful.

Catherine N

Catherine N

November 30, 2019

Looks like a set with a lot of potential. Thanks sfor showing your beautiful work.

Heather Mills

Heather Mills

November 30, 2019

Gorgeous!! Love the ink blending on the background!

karenajo

karenajo

November 30, 2019

This is an amazing image and your coloring is awesome. Love all the detail in this stamp and can’t wait to see what else is in the kit! Thanks for sharing !

Jeanne Beam

Jeanne Beam

November 30, 2019

Such a gorgeous card! Amazing colors…
Thanks for sharing.

Joyce Soo Hoo

Joyce Soo Hoo

November 30, 2019

Beautiful card.

Amanda V

Amanda V

November 30, 2019

Love these colors! And I’m very excited about this kit!

Cindy Johnson

Cindy Johnson

November 30, 2019

Amazing, simply amazing. Hero Arts never ceases to excite!

Frances A Thorpe

Frances A Thorpe

November 30, 2019

So this is what Mother Earth looks like. This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Phoebe

Phoebe

November 30, 2019

Beautiful!

Kimberly McField

Kimberly McField

November 30, 2019

I love this Mother Earth/Mother Nature image and can’t wait to see the entire kit. All of the sneak peeks are gorgeous!!

Karthikha Uday

Karthikha Uday

November 30, 2019

Love this soft pleasant card!! Beautiful colors, coloring and background :)

Toni F

Toni F

November 30, 2019

Love all of the cutouts for the flora and fauna. Also the background blending is great.

Shannon

Shannon

November 30, 2019

Beautiful coloring!

Kailash

Kailash

November 30, 2019

Love this image, so pretty!

Cindy White Bear

Cindy White Bear

November 30, 2019

Beautiful coloring.

Jean Crocker

Jean Crocker

November 30, 2019

I really love the sneak peek cards!

NCDonna

NCDonna

November 30, 2019

I love how you blended ink onto colored cardstock! The images are gorgeous, as is your card (& coloring)! Thanks for sharing!

rachel duong

rachel duong

November 30, 2019

I just love everything about this beautiful image. The flowing figure and the birds with the fish and deer and butterflies. It is so awesome! I love the background color and your coloring is wonderful.

Barbara-Jean

Barbara-Jean

November 30, 2019

Beautiful card and it looks like a fantastic kit!

Lynne Gaudet

Lynne Gaudet

November 30, 2019

What a beautiful depiction of Mother Nature!!!! Your card is absolutely stunning! Can’t wait to see this kit in full! Thanks for sharing!

Terri Bruin

Terri Bruin

November 30, 2019

Love the coloring on this one.

Twylla Smith

Twylla Smith

November 30, 2019

All the more intrigued to see the full kit.

Ana

Ana

November 30, 2019

I think this is the most beautiful stamp I’ve ever seen. Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit.

Katie

Katie

November 30, 2019

This is beautiful!

Judy Hernandez

Judy Hernandez

November 30, 2019

So beautiful! The blending for the background just makes the images pop. The color choices are gorgeous and I really love the images. Can’t wait for the kit to be released!

Jenna Batik

Jenna Batik

November 30, 2019

This image of Mother Earth is absolutely gorgeous. I love how you watercolored the image. The background is also amazing. Can’t wait to see the entire release.

Mary Holshouser

Mary Holshouser

November 30, 2019

She is so ethereal. Beautiful card.
thanks for chance to win this fabulous
kit. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Marisela Delgado

Marisela Delgado

November 30, 2019

So pretty.

Cindi Lynch

Cindi Lynch

November 30, 2019

Absolutely beautiful.

Seema Raja

Seema Raja

November 30, 2019

Love the ethereal quality of this image which makes the card very beautiful!

Susan Babcock

Susan Babcock

November 30, 2019

I love this Stamp and can’t wait to see the entire kit!

Tanya Boser

Tanya Boser

November 30, 2019

Your watercoloring is beautiful, Emily! And I can’t wait to get my hands on this kit!

Jane A McBee

Jane A McBee

November 30, 2019

The ethereal quality of the image is heavenly. It would work on so many cards and for so many purposes.

Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams

November 30, 2019

This card is gorgeous. You’ve colored it beautifully.

Laurie Miller

Laurie Miller

November 30, 2019

I love how they did Mother Nature.

Tamra Barnes

Tamra Barnes

November 30, 2019

Mother Earth is beautiful! Can’t wait to see the other images!

Louise Gustavsson

Louise Gustavsson

November 30, 2019

So cute 🤗

Rachel

Rachel

November 30, 2019

This card evokes kindness and goodwill-I love this! Beautiful colors are so calming-can’t wait!

Bertha

Bertha

November 30, 2019

Interesting Mother Earth image from the flowers and leaves in her hair to the waves in her skirt! Great card.

Sharon Gullikson

Sharon Gullikson

November 30, 2019

Oh my, this looks incredible. You are so good at coloring, and deciding what to leave white…

America Cuevas

America Cuevas

November 30, 2019

Inspiring image

Melissa K

Melissa K

November 30, 2019

The use of watercolor really adds something special. Beautiful card…thanks for sharing your ideas!

Lyndi

Lyndi

November 30, 2019

This is such a pretty card. Love the colors and the way you watercolored it. Just beautiful.

Kendra

Kendra

November 30, 2019

What a unique and beautiful image and coloring on your card. I think this kit looks so interesting. I can’t wait to see the whole kit!

Lindar C

Lindar C

November 30, 2019

beautiful card, this kit looks very mother nature-y

Golda

Golda

November 30, 2019

This is a sweet card.

Beverly Robinson

Beverly Robinson

November 30, 2019

Love the details on the Mother Earth image. The watercolors work so well on this card.

Robin Keith

Robin Keith

November 30, 2019

This is such a unique and beautiful stamp. And your coloring and ink blending are both gorgeous.

IRENE PAGE

IRENE PAGE

November 30, 2019

I always wondered what Mother Earth looked like. Now i know. Beautiful card; love the colors.

Gerlinde Townsley

Gerlinde Townsley

November 30, 2019

Beautiful! Amazing detail!❤❤❤

Engeline

Engeline

November 30, 2019

Love your card. Mother Earth looks gorgeous and you’re background makes me jealous.

Janet Durbin

Janet Durbin

November 30, 2019

Love what you created, the image is gorgeous!

Mary

Mary

November 30, 2019

This stamp is beautiful. Your painting is awesome.

Pamella Albright

Pamella Albright

November 30, 2019

Beautiful card; especially love the colors!

Mo

Mo

November 30, 2019

Absolutely striking! The colors, tones, shades all give a warm hug feeling so the love is there!

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