📦 Everyday free shipping on orders over $50 (domestic) 📦

Introducing a New Creative Team Member!

by Hero Arts January 31, 2018 35 Comments

It is a happy day at Hero Arts when we have the pleasure of introducing a new member of the Hero Arts Creative Team. And today is one of those days! Meet Emily Midgett! You will be so inspired by her work and creativity.

Let's get to know Emily:

Hi there! I'm Emily Midgett, and I could not be more ecstatic to be here as the newest Creative Team Member for Hero Arts! A bit about me: I was born and raised in the Midwest. I'm a wife to my redhead and stay at home mom to our twin preschoolers. I have a bachelor's and master's of music, vocal performance emphasis, but now, I mostly sing songs from Trolls, Peg+Cat, and Thomas the Tank Engine. I have always been crafty, dabbling in everything from jewelry making to cake decorating to painting, but my papercrafting obsession began after I got married. I wanted to find the perfect thank you notes and searched high and low to no avail. Frustrated, but sure that I could create exactly what I was looking for, I went to my local craft store and bought my weight in rubber stamps and pale blue ink! Hero Arts was one of the first brands that I loved; their beautiful stamps and stunning array of ink colors (most of which have lasted me the 8 years since I started this hobby) immediately won me over, so it's truly a dream come true to be on this team with such talented company! I enjoy stamping, but my real passion is coloring. I love watercoloring in several mediums, and colored pencils are fast encroaching my watercolors on the top of my list of favorites. I am so grateful to be here, and I hope that I can inspire you. 

Let's take a look at Emily's beautiful card: 

For my project today, I chose to focus on the beautiful outlined roses in the new Color Layering Rose set that was released in January. No-line coloring with my colored pencils is one of my absolute favorite coloring mediums, because it means that I can fake being able to draw! Ha! I started by stamping the main outline rose image from Color Layering Rose onto some masking paper, then fussy cutting it out. (You could also use a Post-It for this technique; just make sure that you stamp your image on at least part of the sticky portion so that it will stick to your card stock and not shift while you are stamping!) I stamped the rose image once on some Earth Mix Layering Papers using Unicorn White ink, then added my mask over the top and stamped the roses twice more. I used the mask again on all three roses to stamp the foliage outlines, as well. Now, I have a little trick for coloring on colored card stock with Prismacolor pencils: I add a layer of white pencil first,  then go over the top like I normally would with the colored-colored pencils, (did that make sense? haha!) then use my blender pencil to smooth everything out. I work petal by petal so that I know where to add the shading. The layer of white helps to keep the colored pencil from "soaking in" to the colored card stock. The coating on the Hero Arts layering papers makes blending pencils on them a breeze, too. 

For the greeting, I used the Hello Stamp & Cut set. This line is one of my favorites from Hero Arts... just so classy and SO versatile. I die cut the "hello" three times from Snow card stock, then adhered them together to make a dimensional die cut. I heat embossed the "thinking of you" onto a thin strip of Snow paper using Platinum embossing powder, then flagged the ends and adhered it with dimensional foam adhesive. 



After I had finished the main elements of the card, it was time to add some accents. I started by adding a "frame" using a white pencil and my T-square to help ground my rose cluster. As a final touch, I added a smattering of Purple Ombre sequins randomly across the card front to add some sparkle and a bit of texture. 

Well, that's all for my first blog post! I hope this project inspires you to pull out your pencils and fake some drawing of your own! I'm so happy to be here and can't wait to share more with you. Have a marvelous day!!

To see more of Emily's beautiful work please visit her blog at www.emilymidgett.com.  

Welcome to the Hero Arts family Emily! We can't wait to see the inspiration you have in store. 

 

SaveSave



Hero Arts
Hero Arts

Author


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

35 Responses

Katherine
Katherine

June 18, 2018

What a spectacular first impression! WELL DONE!!!

Kelley
Kelley

March 03, 2018

Beautiful coloring! I need to pull out my Prismacolor pencils and practice.

Monika
Monika

February 23, 2018

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

donna mikasa
donna mikasa

February 05, 2018

Yay, Emily! You’re a great addition to the Hero Arts family! I’ve long admired your work and can’t wait to see you create your magic with Hero Arts! LOVE your style!

myrna sweet
myrna sweet

February 05, 2018

Your card is beautiful. It looks like you painted on velvet

Annette Reed
Annette Reed

February 04, 2018

This card is beautiful! Your coloring is gorgeous. Thanks for the tip about the white pencil. Welcome aboard.

Kari D
Kari D

February 04, 2018

Congratulations, Emily! I love your crafty style and look forward to seeing the beautiful creations you submit as a member of the Hero Arts creative team!!!

AndreaH
AndreaH

February 03, 2018

Wonderful detailed tutorial. The card is stunning and the colouring is brilliant. Thankyou for the tip on how to put white pencil down first on coloured paper first then colour it In over the top. Thankyou and welcome to the Design TeaM. Xxx ?

Pam Braithwaite
Pam Braithwaite

February 03, 2018

Thank you for your explicit explanation of how you made this lovely card. Now I understand how to make colored pencils stand out on a colored background. However, what is a blending pencil? Where do we buy one? Welcome, Emily! Look forward to seeing more of your wonderful ideas!

Dana M
Dana M

February 03, 2018

Gorgeous! Congratulations on the design team position Emily! Looking forward to seeing more of your creativity.

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

February 02, 2018

Wow Emily, first welcome to this great family. What a gorgeous card, such lovely colours for the roses and a great end result.I love my pencils so thank you for colouring also with pencils.

Madge
Madge

February 01, 2018

Such a lovely card, and I am looking foreword to seeing more of your designs.

Jaycee
Jaycee

February 01, 2018

Welcome aboard! The pencil coloring and shading is gorgeous!

Jackie Price
Jackie Price

February 01, 2018

Congratulations, Emily, on becoming a part of the Hero Arts DT family!! Your first card is absolutely gorgeous!! Those roses in the deep purple are stunning and you coloured them beautifully. I will be checking out your blog when I have a minute. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your creative work.

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter

January 31, 2018

This is lovely. I will definitely check out more of her talent on her blog!

Beverley Hollis
Beverley Hollis

January 31, 2018

Welcome Welcome Welcome Emily! What a fantastic first project, I’m certain you will bring amazing creativity to Hero Arts. Already impatient for your next post!

Billie A
Billie A

January 31, 2018

Beautiful card. Great colors and love the pencil work. Welcome to the team. Cant wait to see more of your awesome creations.

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

January 31, 2018

Congrats Emily! Your card is really beautiful, you do awesome coloring!!

Michelle Lupton
Michelle Lupton

January 31, 2018

Congratulations, Emily – so very well deserved!

Heather
Heather

January 31, 2018

Woo hoo I am a music major too… however I am teaching and making cards on the side! I can’t wait to see all of your beautiful creations! Congrats!?

Tricia Sutton
Tricia Sutton

January 31, 2018

Welcome. I need to start masking with my colored pencils and I love the white layer on colored cardstock. Thanks :)

Tracie Pond
Tracie Pond

January 31, 2018

Congrats, Emily! Beautiful card. =)

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

January 31, 2018

Welcome to the team, Emily! This card is beautiful; such a great job of coloring! Thanks for the tip about laying the white down first. Can’t wait to see more.

Megan Fehr
Megan Fehr

January 31, 2018

welcome!!! beautiful card!!!
I’m married to a red head too! they are such butt heads!

Jill S
Jill S

January 31, 2018

Yay!! Congrats Emily! LOVE your style.

Libby
Libby

January 31, 2018

We’re so happy to have you on the team, Emily!! Your coloring is absolutely amazing!!

Angie Hall
Angie Hall

January 31, 2018

Welcome aboard Emily. You are with a great company. This card is so gorgeous. Love your coloring. The frame highlights the beautiful roses.

Lagene
Lagene

January 31, 2018

WOWZERS! Your coloring is Gorgeous!

amy
amy

January 31, 2018

YAY Emily!!!

Chris Handy
Chris Handy

January 31, 2018

Great job on our first post. Beautiful card. Your description of your coloring is very clear. Congratulations on being selected to the Hero Arts team. I am going to try this method of coloring. Love the frame, it really adds that finishing touch.

Jess
Jess

January 31, 2018

Yay!! Welcome to the team Emily!! ❤️❤️❤️

Bunny
Bunny

January 31, 2018

A nice addition to the design team. Very exciting for you. Congratulations! Love your card. It’s absolutely beautiful. I am not good at no line so I really appreciate those that can color them. Have fun on the team.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

January 31, 2018

Fantastic card!! Great to know about you Emily :)

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

January 31, 2018

Fantastic card!! Great to know about you Emily :)

Birgit Norton
Birgit Norton

January 31, 2018

This is a stunning card Emily! Congrats on your new DT position!! Can’t wait to see more of your beautiful work.