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July My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #2 + Giveaway

by Daniel West July 10, 2020 293 Comments

It's time for our second countdown peek! The July My Monthly Hero kit will be available to pre-order on Monday, July 13 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. Now let’s join Daniel for some fabulous inspiration using this month's kit! 

Hey there, friends and fans of the My Monthly Hero! Daniel here with some underwater adventure to Atlantis! This month's kit has us looking for the ancient legend and finding so many fun things at the bottom of the sea. 

To create this scene, I began by creating a background scene on Dove White Cardstock by blending some Deep Ocean and Cornflower inks in diagonal lines across the front. Then, I die cut the foreground image die out and with the negative piece, I stenciled in some ridges near the bottom with the blending brush. To finished the background, I stamped the ruins, the Atlantean and the dolphin images in Deep Ocean Ink, and the sentiment in Intens-ified Black Ink.

 To create the foreground image, I laid down the most solid layer with Cornflower ink. Then, I added the detail layer with Deep Ocean. for the last colored layer, I used Dandelion, Pale Tomato and Rose Madder inks. Finally, I die cut the foreground image out and popped it up on the front of the card base and trimmed of the overhang.

*** 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, July 13, before the kit launches at 10am Pacific. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Thanks for joining me today!





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100 Responses

Vanessa Carroll
Vanessa Carroll

July 14, 2020

I really love this card! Ask the blue hues (AND I rhymed! 😂😂), but to mention the added depth you gave it by creating a stencil with part of the die cut. This is one of my favorites so far!

Geraldine Oliver
Geraldine Oliver

July 14, 2020

I simply must have this set it beautiful. The color are amazing. Simply gorgeous.

Julie Wexler
Julie Wexler

July 13, 2020

What a unique monthly kit/release! I love how you used the negative piece as a stencil- the results w/ the background blending and cornflower/ocean blue combo is beautiful!

Sandy
Sandy

July 13, 2020

The layering of colors is just gorgeous! Love the Atlantean theme.

Mary Reiner
Mary Reiner

July 13, 2020

Such a cool ocean scene! I love what you created!

Teresa Trump
Teresa Trump

July 12, 2020

Daniel, love this seascape with Poseidon.

Starqueen
Starqueen

July 12, 2020

Just a cool blue masterpiece, and a wonderful homage to Atlantis.🌊

Valerija
Valerija

July 12, 2020

Wow! This is gorgeous!
Valerija xx

Beverly Lewis
Beverly Lewis

July 12, 2020

Love what you did with all the yummy blues. Lovely.

Debby Green
Debby Green

July 12, 2020

Great card! Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca Ednie
Rebecca Ednie

July 12, 2020

Love the colours. Cant wait to see the ocean again.

Lynn Hardy
Lynn Hardy

July 12, 2020

I’m loving the cool underwater theme of this month’s kit!

tina z
tina z

July 12, 2020

such a beautiful scene!

Daphni Ames
Daphni Ames

July 12, 2020

How fun! Great colors.

Adonya S.
Adonya S.

July 12, 2020

What beautiful color combinations! I love this card!

Beth White
Beth White

July 12, 2020

I am loving the vibrant ink colors.

Tamara Applegate
Tamara Applegate

July 12, 2020

This is gorgeous. I love your color choices.

Kendra
Kendra

July 12, 2020

Your card is so eye-catching. The rays add such great guiding lines to the scene and draw your eye.

Cynthia Link
Cynthia Link

July 12, 2020

WOW, your coloring is spectacular. Love the details and all the layers. Wonderful job!

Shawn Wenrich
Shawn Wenrich

July 12, 2020

What a beautiful underwater scene Daniel just amazing! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

NWFlamingo
NWFlamingo

July 12, 2020

Love those pops of color! It makes Posiedon look even more mysterious.

Bev Wilkinson
Bev Wilkinson

July 12, 2020

So cool! An underwater world so beautifully detailed! Love your card!

Pamela Shea
Pamela Shea

July 12, 2020

Daniel, I love your take on this.

Dorothy A
Dorothy A

July 12, 2020

Oooh, pretty! Love the story of Atlantis, and this is a very fun kit!

Queen Mary
Queen Mary

July 12, 2020

Intrigued by the ruins, and now another wonderful sentiment ! Beautiful card! Perfect touch of color in the foreground!

Karen
Karen

July 12, 2020

Love all the color used in this. Great set!

karenajo
karenajo

July 12, 2020

Love the created scene and especially love the colors and sentiment! Wonderful card – thanks for sharing!

SarahC
SarahC

July 12, 2020

Lovely!!! Definitely brings Atlantis to mind. TFS

Seema Raja
Seema Raja

July 12, 2020

There is something magical about being under the sea! Love what I’m seeing.

Debbie Siddle
Debbie Siddle

July 12, 2020

Beautiful blues. Loving the underwater kit. Makes a refreshing change as it’s so unusual. xxx

Mischelle Smith
Mischelle Smith

July 12, 2020

Yup, each day this kit looks more and more exciting. I might just have to have this one!

Margery C
Margery C

July 12, 2020

Wonderful underwater scene. Reminds me of scuba diving in the Mediterranean.

Martha T
Martha T

July 12, 2020

What a neat effect creating the background stenciled with the diagonal light rays – thanks for sharing!

Deborah Trathen
Deborah Trathen

July 12, 2020

Oh wow. What an awesome give away

Linda Clark
Linda Clark

July 12, 2020

I am loving this kit! I love the ocean and I can’t wait to create an underwater scene such as this one. Thank you for sharing and I love the colors you chose.

Jackie McKnite
Jackie McKnite

July 12, 2020

Very nice. I like the rays of sunshine that have made their way down.

Andrea H
Andrea H

July 12, 2020

The Atlantean and the dolphin, the whole under water theme is fabulous. I’m so happy it was a dolphin and not a shark lol. Thank you for the inspiration xxx

Diane Zalusky
Diane Zalusky

July 12, 2020

Wow, those pops of bright colors in the ocean blues. Amazing.

Beatrice
Beatrice

July 12, 2020

Like that King Neptune is in this underwater scene!
I need to have this in my collection!

Dee Earnshaw
Dee Earnshaw

July 12, 2020

ooh LOVE this underwater scene – thanks for sharing

CarlavdM
CarlavdM

July 12, 2020

Wow what a gorgeous card in those blue colours…it creates a wonderfull underwater look.

Katherine
Katherine

July 12, 2020

Love this!

Maria B
Maria B

July 12, 2020

Poseidon too! This month’s kit looks to be great fun. I like the shading on your card.

Lagene
Lagene

July 12, 2020

I love it, you discovered the lost city of Atlantis!

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

July 12, 2020

Neptune guarding the ocean makes this the perfect card for the boys & men in our lives. Love it!

Johna Rosser
Johna Rosser

July 12, 2020

oh, I just love underwater scenes and this one is so gorgeous!

MandaLJ
MandaLJ

July 12, 2020

What an amazing theme for this month’s kit! I love this card and the mythic feel it has!

Kelly Rix
Kelly Rix

July 12, 2020

What a fun card with lots of detail! And these colours! 😍

Patti Nienberg
Patti Nienberg

July 12, 2020

The sunlight shining through the water has such a realistic look! Beautiful!

geri
geri

July 12, 2020

I can’t wait to get my hands on this kit!!!!

Joanne Williams
Joanne Williams

July 12, 2020

I love your use of stencils and the use of negative pieces. Another beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

Bertha
Bertha

July 12, 2020

Great card Daniel! I love the blues you chose and the light shining onto the scene. This kit looks as if it will be fun.

Tanya Boser
Tanya Boser

July 12, 2020

What an awesome scene, Daniel. I want to dive right in!

Janet M Lebeau
Janet M Lebeau

July 12, 2020

This card is stunning! Love everything about it. The colors are beautiful!

Terrie
Terrie

July 12, 2020

Beautiful card! The scene draws you in and invites you to imagine the story behind it!

Scraporcraft
Scraporcraft

July 12, 2020

Nice combination. I like the light shining through in the background.

ESTELLE
ESTELLE

July 12, 2020

A kit like i love. Hero arts makes amazing kits, i love them. This one seams to be gorgeous, and what you create is too.

Teelka Neupert
Teelka Neupert

July 12, 2020

Lovely card, love the colors.

Lissette A.
Lissette A.

July 12, 2020

Your cards are always so unique and imaginative. You can almost feel the warmth of the water from the sun’s reflections on it. This kit looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun to work with.

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw

July 12, 2020

Love this card!

Judy
Judy

July 12, 2020

I love the colorful ocean themed card!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

July 12, 2020

So pretty. Great colors!

Kimberly Lee
Kimberly Lee

July 12, 2020

Love this stamp set

Doreen Richerson
Doreen Richerson

July 12, 2020

The colors are beautiful. Underwater cards are one of my favorite to make. Thanks for the great ideas.

Anne Snelgrove
Anne Snelgrove

July 12, 2020

Beautiful card and it was very clever using the leftover part of the die cut to do the stenciling. This is such an intriguing kit. Looking forward to seeing more reveals.

sharon gullikson
sharon gullikson

July 12, 2020

So cool to have Atlantis in a ocean scene. I LOVE it.

Barbara Matthews
Barbara Matthews

July 12, 2020

Love the dèp ocean look with the ink blending. Such a pretty card, thanks for sharing.

Teri
Teri

July 12, 2020

The pops of colour are fantastic!

Robert Steele
Robert Steele

July 12, 2020

Normally I’m not a fan of silhouette stamps. However you showcase this feature set nicely.

Gil Vollrath
Gil Vollrath

July 12, 2020

Such a great look. Daniel did a fantastic job making this

Melynda Cleveland
Melynda Cleveland

July 12, 2020

That’s awesome Daniel- thanks for the peek👁

Judy Hall
Judy Hall

July 12, 2020

Beautiful card. Fun set.

Margilyne
Margilyne

July 12, 2020

Love all the colors!

Maggie E
Maggie E

July 11, 2020

This card is adorable! Reminds me of The Little Mermaid. 💖

Marianna
Marianna

July 11, 2020

Wow! Really get the under-water feel, fantastic card.

Rebecca
Rebecca

July 11, 2020

Very evocative!

Patricia Forton
Patricia Forton

July 11, 2020

Beautiful card. I love the colors.

Donna J Billingsley
Donna J Billingsley

July 11, 2020

This is just too cool! Can’t wait!!

Demetria Rumph
Demetria Rumph

July 11, 2020

I love the colors, the die cut and the stamp it makes me feel like on your on the ocean floor. Love this monthly kit

Demetria Rumph
Demetria Rumph

July 11, 2020

I love the colors, the die cut and the stamp it makes me feel like on your on the ocean floor. Love this monthly kit

Nicole S
Nicole S

July 11, 2020

Daniel! Fantabulous! I love how you made it look like sun rays shining through the ocean! 💕

Elena F
Elena F

July 11, 2020

I love these new stamps!

Andrea Elder
Andrea Elder

July 11, 2020

Love this card.

Julie M
Julie M

July 11, 2020

This is such a beautiful scene!

Teri S.
Teri S.

July 11, 2020

These three blue inks are superb! I really like the way you’ve allowed for bits of rays of light to penetrate the water Daniel.

Jamie Moore
Jamie Moore

July 11, 2020

love the rays and the coral color choices!!

MS CAROLINE LIVERMORE
MS CAROLINE LIVERMORE

July 11, 2020

Beautiful and elegant composition and great use of color! Thanks for your creation inspiring!

Judy Inukai
Judy Inukai

July 11, 2020

What a beautiful underwater scene. Makes me want to go diving.

Jeannean Marshall
Jeannean Marshall

July 11, 2020

Fun card! Love the columns in the background

Karen
Karen

July 11, 2020

Love the different colors of the coral!

Erika Rusch
Erika Rusch

July 11, 2020

This looks amazing!

Vivian Avella-Diaz
Vivian Avella-Diaz

July 11, 2020

These blue color combination truly makes it look like it’s underwater. Very nice!

Teresa Ryan
Teresa Ryan

July 11, 2020

I think I can’t wait for it to come out!

Carol Wortman
Carol Wortman

July 11, 2020

The mysteries of the deep blue sea, protected by neptunes trident… so calming and mysterious?… what else lays below the seas of Atlantis. Uhemmm, oopsie… mini mental vacation alert. Thanks for this getaway kit!🐋🐬❤

Jody
Jody

July 11, 2020

I really like the bright pops of colour against the blue!

Geri S
Geri S

July 11, 2020

Underwater Atlantis! Just the kind of fantasy the world could use in fighting isolation. Can’t wait to see the rest.

Celeste Cassino
Celeste Cassino

July 11, 2020

Great card! Looks like it is going to be a fun kit!

Julie
Julie

July 11, 2020

Daniel love your color selection! Great kit.

Karin Adkins
Karin Adkins

July 11, 2020

Love it

SunnyK
SunnyK

July 11, 2020

I just love all the reef elements and ruins in this card!

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