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Having Fun with Marvy Uchida Products - Blog Hop + Giveaway!

by Hero Arts October 17, 2018 92 Comments

Today we're sharing a fun collaboration we hope you'll enjoy! We've teamed up with our friends at Marvy Uchida to share projects combining their products with Hero Arts stamps and dies! Much like Hero Arts, Uchida of America has been developing and marketing a wide range of quality craft and art-related materials for over 40 years. They carry a variety of markers, pencils and other products that pair perfectly with our stamps.

We have projects to share here on the blog today from both Jessica Frost-Ballas and Sally Traidman, and some of our Creative Team artists joined in the fun with a short blog hop! Be sure to visit their blogs and leave comments, we'll be giving away two Marvy Uchida + Hero Arts prize packs you will not want to miss! Leave your comments by Sunday, October 21st at 11:59pm PST, and we'll announce the winner here on the blog. Here's the list of hoppers:

Hero Arts (you are here!)
Ilina Crouse
Emily Midgett
Janette Kausen
Libby Hickson

Now for some project inspiration! First up is Sally, who has lots of ideas for using Marvy markers!

When I heard we were doing a blog hop with Marvy, I got really excited. I have used Marvy products for YEARS and have always loved them. I asked to work with mainly pens so let me show you what FUN I had. As you know I don’t always use products conventionally, so here are some ideas you may not have thought of.

Take your LePlume II markers and use them like watercolors! One of my loves is loosely washing a piece of watercolor paper with light hues and then scribble drawing over the paint when dry. The LePen set has a good assortment of tips. On the birthday cake in the first photo I shared, I sketched with a broader tip and then colored in with the LePlumes. I did the same for the flower cards below. I scribbled the marker colors onto a palette. I sketched some flowers with the watercolors, then added in the details with a black pen.

Next I stamped Bouquet in Black ink and painted in with markers I had scribbled onto the palette. I used a water brush to paint with.


Or simply use them to color directly on the stamps as shown with the Color Layering Happy Day Flowers set. I loved that so much when I was done I now use it on my phone on my lock screen.

Lastly were the rocks I inked up. I took white, gold and black pens and free handed some rock “painting.” I recently saw some a friend did while traveling and I HAD to try it when I got home. My yard has about 100,000 more rocks to paint!


So, this happy girl can ink and paint til the pens run dry! Go create!!!

Wonderful ideas, thanks Sally! Now here's Jessica with a beautiful, snowy scene...

Good morning! Today I'm sharing a simple holiday card with lots of fun texture thanks to a fun product from Marvy Uchida!

I wanted to keep it simple and keep the focus on Marvy Uchida so I started by watercoloring a background using liquid watercolors in Deep Oean, Indigo, Purple, and Black. I splattered it with white gouache and added drops from my Marvy Uchida snow marker. I heated it until the drops puffed up!

Next I stamped the hills from Ski Holiday onto dark grey cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat-embossed them with White Embossing Powder. I fussy cut the hill and then coated the tops liberally with the snow marker. I heated it until the puffy texture started popping up all over! I love that it's not a uniform look and creates this fabulous dimension! To finish the card I stamped a sentiment from Ski Holiday and heat-embossed it with Detail Black Embossing Powder. I tore the bottom of the sentiment and added more of the snow marker before adhering it to my card with foam mounting tape! The snow is the perfect touch for this fun holiday card!

Thanks for joining us today! Please check out the Marvy Uchida website, and visit them on Instagram @marvyuchida, too! They are sharing lots of collaboration inspiration on IG this week, as well as more giveaways! And don't forget to hop on over to Ilina's blog to join our blog hop.

Take care,





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92 Responses

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

October 22, 2018

Such lovely projects! I especially love the elegant painted rocks!

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

October 22, 2018

Beautiful variety of projects! Thanks for the collaboration today and I look forward to seeing what the other ladies created.

Lagene
Lagene

October 22, 2018

Awesome cards and love the rocks too!

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

October 22, 2018

I love the Le Plume II markers. Great collaboration.

lee
lee

October 21, 2018

Wonderful cards and pet rock! :)

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

October 21, 2018

Such fun uses of
the markers on the
lovely cards. Love
The painted rocks!
Carla from Utah

Peggy M
Peggy M

October 21, 2018

Beautiful cards & I love the painted rocks! Thank you for sharing!

Wendy Lambert
Wendy Lambert

October 21, 2018

Love the cards. I really am a fan of the watercolor look and combined with flowers it just looks so beautiful. I like the puffy look of the snow. I didn’t know they had this marker so very cool!

Sharon L.
Sharon L.

October 20, 2018

Great cards! Sally always has something out of the box – the rocks are fab, and how you use the same products with different results using different techniques. Can’t get enough of the snow effects on Jessica’s card, and the lovely ski.

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

October 19, 2018

Awesome cards!!!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

October 19, 2018

AWESOME cards!!!

kimberly skinner
kimberly skinner

October 19, 2018

I LOVE the one you did the loose wash and then scribbled over and the rocks! I live by a beach that has no sand, it is all rocks…it’s like an infinite canvas. Thanks for sharing this!

FD91354
FD91354

October 19, 2018

Beautiful cards! Will have to try that Marvy snow pen! Hero Arts and Marvy are a great collaboration!

DUMONTIER Marjorie
DUMONTIER Marjorie

October 19, 2018

How lovely are these creations ! Jessica’s Card is as beautiful as always ! And the puffed snow looks so real ! Sally’s creations are just as great ! And her little decorated rocks are soooo dcute !! Thanks for the inspiration and the opportunity to win. Love, Marjorie
[margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

Golda
Golda

October 19, 2018

Lots of fun ideas!

CyLee
CyLee

October 18, 2018

Who doesn’t love a painted rock! Fantastic!

Lisette
Lisette

October 18, 2018

Are you kidding me? How did I not know that snow markers were a thing?? I need to buy them asap. I hope I win a pack of those markers.

Anne Wylie
Anne Wylie

October 18, 2018

Beautiful cards! Will have to try that Marvy snow pen! Hero Arts and Marvy are a great collaboration!

PamR
PamR

October 18, 2018

Thanks for all the inspiration ladies!!

GabriellaB
GabriellaB

October 18, 2018

Oh my gosh what a fun idea for a hop. I love their snow marker and I love the marvy matchebles for coloring stamps

Julie M
Julie M

October 18, 2018

Thanks for the inspiration.

Kristen
Kristen

October 18, 2018

Such great inspiration!

Jeff Wince
Jeff Wince

October 18, 2018

I love how they can be muted or vibrant!

Nana Griffin
Nana Griffin

October 18, 2018

Love the painted rocks. Wonderful ideas.

Denise Mlady
Denise Mlady

October 18, 2018

Marvy markers were the first ones I bought when I started stamping 20+ years ago!! These projects are all beautiful. The snow marker looks like fun.

Lisa A creations
Lisa A creations

October 18, 2018

I love the snow capped mountains made by Jessica. And very clever idea by Sally to paint rocks.

Sue D
Sue D

October 18, 2018

Wow—thanks for sharing so many great ideas using hero arts and marvy products. Love the rocks.

Alma Dirpaul
Alma Dirpaul

October 18, 2018

Wow… I never thought of painting rocks with these markers. Great idea!

Theresa P
Theresa P

October 18, 2018

Love all your projects especially the rocks! My cardmaking began with Marvy markers. Time to use again. And I love the snow marker.

Teresa Doyle
Teresa Doyle

October 18, 2018

Oh my goodness what awesome cards (and rocks! ♥ them!) Fantastic inspiration RIGHT HERE! Thanks everyone for sharing your amazing ideas.
Now I am “off to the hop” see them up close, can’t wait!

Cindy Holmes
Cindy Holmes

October 18, 2018

GORGEOUS water colored projects! I just love how beautiful water coloring is on cards verses just coloring! To me it just has that natural beauty about it!

Arianna Barbara
Arianna Barbara

October 18, 2018

Awesome projects today!!! Love this collaboration!!!

Monia Lisa
Monia Lisa

October 18, 2018

:)) Beautiful cards! Fab inspiration :)

Debra Hardy
Debra Hardy

October 18, 2018

Great projects! Time to give the Marvy markers a little love.

Christine Kosmak
Christine Kosmak

October 18, 2018

Oh my gosh what gorgeous water colouring effects and that snow marker is just a definite “must have”! I just hope that it’s still available and not “sold out” because of a mad rush of people buying them after seeing these techniques and tips!

Janie Sirak
Janie Sirak

October 18, 2018

Beautiful! The markers are lovely for painting too!

Kimberly S
Kimberly S

October 18, 2018

I love the Marvy watercolor markers. I have a few….would like to win more!

Felicity
Felicity

October 18, 2018

Love new ideas for using products I already own. Thanks.

Karen Lingel
Karen Lingel

October 18, 2018

That snow marker sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for opportunity to win!

Janice E Bryant
Janice E Bryant

October 17, 2018

Oh gosh—forgot all about using LePlumes like watercolor in a palette! So great! All the rest of the samples are wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Gilda
Gilda

October 17, 2018

Love the beautiful cards and the rocks are fantastic. What a creative idea.

Pai
Pai

October 17, 2018

love those rocks! (love the cards too but THOSE ROCKS!)

Roberta S.
Roberta S.

October 17, 2018

Beautiful projects in this post. Love Hero Arts and Marvy-Uchida products.

Tracey Landt
Tracey Landt

October 17, 2018

Fabulous creations. An excellent idea to make us dig through our stash (for us seasoned stampers & ideas for the newbies!) to find the Marvy Markers, that we all had back in the day! Thank you for reminding us and lets hope they are not dry! Hero Arts stamps, well they have never left the desk! lol
Thanks again for sharing these wonderful creations.

Karen Benedict
Karen Benedict

October 17, 2018

Beautiful cards! The markers give soft color yet are vibrant and not washed out

Linda Anderson
Linda Anderson

October 17, 2018

I love these! Sally, your cake card is a true celebration waiting to happen! The other coloring techniques are also inspiring. Great looks! Jessica, love the eye-catching simplicity of your snowy mountains! I’ve seen the snow marker used before and can’t wait to get one. It’s on my wish list! Thanks for sharing.

Beverly
Beverly

October 17, 2018

Wow! These are amazing! I love the watercolors and the rocks are so unique! The snow looks like texture is really cool!!

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

October 17, 2018

Gorgeous cards! Learned a lot about the Marvy LePlume markers, especially the Snow Marker. Thanks Hero Arts for always giving us great creative inspiration!

YVONNE STEIN
YVONNE STEIN

October 17, 2018

I love these pens! Oh my gosh! And the cards…beautiful!

Andre M.
Andre M.

October 17, 2018

Such lovely samples. I had no idea markers were versatile enough to be used on rocks. Thanks for the inspiration.

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

October 17, 2018

Thanks for all these great ideas. I especially like the rocks!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

October 17, 2018

Wonderful creations! And beautiful inspirations at every stop, thank you team :)

Mindy Drummond
Mindy Drummond

October 17, 2018

What an awesome HOP, I love Hero Arts products and I’ve admired Marvy Uchida products for years but have not tried any of them yet. I am excited to learn more about their products and see the wonderful creations in this hop. Sally and Jessica’s projects here are amazing, definitely have to get some of these products and oh, the HA Liquid Watercolors and the MU Snow Marker…. those are must haves now lol. Thanks Hero Arts for always bringing us awesome products! (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

Joan Walker
Joan Walker

October 17, 2018

Great cards with such pretty colors.

HelenK
HelenK

October 17, 2018

I just love Jessica’s card – I need a snow marker!

cyndi morris
cyndi morris

October 17, 2018

Beautiful cards, gorgeous colors. I love these markers. I also love the painted stones — that’s something I’d like to do with my granddaughter.

Sue McRae
Sue McRae

October 17, 2018

Love the colorful cards using the markers and the painted rocks are a lot of fun!

Stacey Kowbel
Stacey Kowbel

October 17, 2018

Such great cards – I love the mountains! Those rocks are so gorgeous too!

Bunny
Bunny

October 17, 2018

Beautiful creations. I’ve never used the Marvy products. They do look like fun and I would love to try them. All of the creations are lovely. Especially the flowers.

Lori Roberson
Lori Roberson

October 17, 2018

Wow, such great cards and projects. I love the markers, and the ideas on how to use them too. Such fun! Thank you for sharing.

Becky Green
Becky Green

October 17, 2018

Well, I would NEVER HAVE REALIZED you used markers to water color these LOVELY cards, had you not told us! Not even the card you used directly on the paper! BEAUTIFUL WORK, Sally! AND your rocks look BEAUTIFUL TOO! LOL ;) Jessica, you are showing us something I haven’t seen before—-the snow marker! NICE!!!! LOVE your card too!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;) SUPER JOB, Ladies!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mary Holshouser
Mary Holshouser

October 17, 2018

The flowers are gorgeous. Love those rocks.
I need to go rock hunting and get painted up.
Fun idea. thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Connie
Connie

October 17, 2018

Hero Arts products are a trusted standby. Great ways to use the Marvy Uchida products! Looks like a great selection of colors and products. I will have to try them out. Wonderful cards!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Jane Harrah
Jane Harrah

October 17, 2018

I love the Hero Arts line and the Marvy coloring pens are incredible. I only own three but I LOVE them!

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

October 17, 2018

Such pretty cards! I’m enjoying the collaboration hop! I have been a fan of both Hero Arts and Marvy for decades…. ever since I started out stamping in 1986!

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

October 17, 2018

Great cards thank you both Sally and Jess for this. Sally for all here gorgeous work with the markers and the great idea on the rocks with the pens and Jess for showing how awesome the snow marker is.
I only knew Marvy Uchida from years ago when I got Liquid Appliqué from a friend, so this hop is great to learn more about there products and what you can do with them ( of course using awesome Hero Arts products), thanks for the collaboration.

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

October 17, 2018

I love all your projects but my favorite is the happy day card. Thanks for all the ideas.

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

October 17, 2018

So many great projects and ideas. I have those markers since long time ago and I still love them!!!!!

Lindar C
Lindar C

October 17, 2018

Oh, I need that Marvy Snow Marker!!! Great cards, lots of inspiration!

Ang
Ang

October 17, 2018

Love the ideas. Rocks are cool and I really like the coloring on the stamp to make the image.

Dana M
Dana M

October 17, 2018

What a fun collaboration and fantastic projects!

Carolyn Keierleber
Carolyn Keierleber

October 17, 2018

Love the results of the markers. The colors are lovely! My favorite are the painted rocks! Such an interesting twist

Helen Kalb
Helen Kalb

October 17, 2018

I love these markers for their versatility- they have been around for a long time which just shows how good they are :)

Cassie
Cassie

October 17, 2018

I love the painted rocks, I remember doing that with my mom when I was a little kid. Maybe I should try it again!

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

October 17, 2018

The colors look wonderful with the adorable stamps. I especially love the flowers

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

October 17, 2018

WHOA! The stones are so cool and the floral watercoloring is amazing. What great products for a variety of projects!

Sue
Sue

October 17, 2018

Really love this idea – thanks for sharing it.

Beth Buss
Beth Buss

October 17, 2018

Super cards. Iove coloring with markers. Very colorful markers and great cards. Thanks..

Linda Kepler
Linda Kepler

October 17, 2018

WOW! Just love the colors and what you can do with the markers . . . .Beautiful!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

October 17, 2018

Pretty and cool projects!! I don’t know about Marvy Uchida products until now, thanks for sharing.

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

October 17, 2018

what fun projects – love the colorful stones!!!!!

REBECCA YAHRLING
REBECCA YAHRLING

October 17, 2018

I am totally in love with Sally’s adorable owl rock! And the other rock is
a masterpiece! Lovely detail. All of her cards are just beautiful. Love all
the texture on Jess’ card.

LaVon Hall
LaVon Hall

October 17, 2018

Gorgeous cards! All of them!

Debbie Selby
Debbie Selby

October 17, 2018

Love all of these ideas but I really want to try some freehand flowers like in your first example.

Michelle P.
Michelle P.

October 17, 2018

Wow! So much fun. Sally was very busy creating beautiful art. Cakes, flowers and rocks oh my.
Jessica with her majestic and snow capped mountains on a lovely background.
They’ve both created masterpieces and took us along.
I thoroughly enjoyed their creative journey.

Lisa K
Lisa K

October 17, 2018

My first markers for stamping were Marvy LePlume, which I still own and forget about a lot. Thanks for sharing new ideas, Sally. Love the snow, Jessica.

books_and_scraps
books_and_scraps

October 17, 2018

love the owl rock!

Jean Marmo
Jean Marmo

October 17, 2018

Such wonderful inspiration! Love the coloring!!

Andrea Hastilow
Andrea Hastilow

October 17, 2018

Wonderful card, the different styles look fabulous on the creations of dies & stamps that you have designed.Thank you for sharing.

Robin P
Robin P

October 17, 2018

Great card. I love the snow capped mountains. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Byers
Lisa Byers

October 17, 2018

I love my LePlume markers. I picked a couple of packs up here and there and I enjoy using mine as watercolors. They are wonderful. I’m hoping to find other packs to expand my colors!!

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

October 17, 2018

Can’t wait to see all the fun projects that are shared! :)