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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93 Responses

NCDonna
NCDonna

July 11, 2020

Ooooo!! Dolphins AND a Trident!! Love the look of ancient underwater ruins!

Carla G Hundley
Carla G Hundley

July 11, 2020

Oh wonderful scene on
this card! I love this release.
Carla from Utah

Lisa Woodburn
Lisa Woodburn

July 11, 2020

so excited to see the whole set and the extras

Fionna Wheatley
Fionna Wheatley

July 10, 2020

Hi Daniel,
I really like how it looks as if the sunlight is shining through the water to reach the depths. The pops of colour with the coral, just finish the scene off! Love it!

Di Keith
Di Keith

July 10, 2020

Great card. I love the water sun beams!

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

July 10, 2020

This is such a cool under the sea scene!

Linda Sodano
Linda Sodano

July 10, 2020

Beautiful! This definitely looks like it is underwater! Can’t wait to see the whole kit.

Julie
Julie

July 10, 2020

Beautiful colors are underwater lighting effect! I love the sense of depth you can accomplish with this set! Can’t wait to see the full set!

Deb Selby
Deb Selby

July 10, 2020

I love the scene you created on this card. It looks like another great kit so far .

Hazel Remington
Hazel Remington

July 10, 2020

Very beautiful card, love the underwater theme.

Shannon
Shannon

July 10, 2020

Yay for Atlantis! fabulous color work on your card. I can’t wait to see more.

Sheri Weems
Sheri Weems

July 10, 2020

Love it! I can hear the king shouting, “Ariel!” Great colors. Can’t wait to see more of the kit. :)

Sue D
Sue D

July 10, 2020

I like the shades of blue and the pops of color.

Wendy
Wendy

July 10, 2020

This sneak peek is so much fun! I’m imagining Aquaman next to the underwater structure!

KerrynM
KerrynM

July 10, 2020

Wow, amazing card.

Karen Jordan
Karen Jordan

July 10, 2020

Wow! Stunning card. Can’t wait to try this one when there’s no distractions. The details, oh my. I can’t wait to see what else you end up creating with the kit.

Brande Kate Wester
Brande Kate Wester

July 10, 2020

So interesting, love the depth and the design! Loving the Atlantis deep dive.

Lyndi
Lyndi

July 10, 2020

Daniel, your work is always amazing. I’m in love with this kit and cannot wait to try to replicate what you did on this beautiful card.

Madeline L
Madeline L

July 10, 2020

Love all the beautiful colors in this card! Nice sentiment too.

Karen
Karen

July 10, 2020

Curiouser and curiouser! An under the sea scene unfolding… The colors are vivid and the tease is so fun! What’s next I wonder?!!?

Vicki D
Vicki D

July 10, 2020

Beautiful colors on a gorgeous card!

Miriam Prantner
Miriam Prantner

July 10, 2020

This is such a unique kit! I am loving the samples!

Joyce
Joyce

July 10, 2020

What a fabulous card.

Carol Krup
Carol Krup

July 10, 2020

I love this underwater scene paired with ancient Greek buildings and imagery. Lovely!

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

July 10, 2020

I love the theme of this month’s kit. Your card scene has me thinking cool thoughts of deep blue ocean. Just the thing during this hot sticky weather we are having in New England!

Christina M Dauven
Christina M Dauven

July 10, 2020

As always he doesn’t disappoint this card is refreshing and exciting passing on a little adventure. I love the statue and the mermaid feel of this card. I am truly inspired.

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant

July 10, 2020

What a beautiful scene! Lots of gorgeous details! Looks like an amazing kit!

Janet Trapp
Janet Trapp

July 10, 2020

Looks interesting 🧐 Can’t wait time see more! Loving the images!💞

cheryl
cheryl

July 10, 2020

I’ve never seen this theme before. Looks great!

Linda Taylor
Linda Taylor

July 10, 2020

Love Hero Arts kits!💓💓💓

Janet Durbin
Janet Durbin

July 10, 2020

Such beautiful shades of blue, I feel I am underwater! lol

Myrna Pearson
Myrna Pearson

July 10, 2020

Love all the shades of blue. Looks very peaceful

Nan Brown
Nan Brown

July 10, 2020

This is beautiful! Can’t wait to see the rest of the kit.

Teresa
Teresa

July 10, 2020

Love the use of blues

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

July 10, 2020

What a COOL underwater scene! I love it!

CindyWB
CindyWB

July 10, 2020

Loving this kit! Can’t wait to see the whole thing!

Heidi Macy
Heidi Macy

July 10, 2020

This is a great card. I love the pops of color with the plants in the front of the scene.

Elaine Wood
Elaine Wood

July 10, 2020

Wow love this card so etherial and the colours are beautiful.

Jane A McBee
Jane A McBee

July 10, 2020

I love the effect of the sun filtering through the water, it is gorgeous.

Claudia N
Claudia N

July 10, 2020

Stunning under the sea card!! Can’t wait to see the full reveal of the kit!

Golda
Golda

July 10, 2020

What a fun card that is definitely a cool feeling with all of the blues. I like the bit of white you have in there, as well.

DIanne
DIanne

July 10, 2020

Love the colors!

Cindy Hanson
Cindy Hanson

July 10, 2020

Your underwater scene is creative and delightful. I can’t wait to see more of the kit!

Victoria
Victoria

July 10, 2020

WOW!! So neat and full of water!! Love it!

Brandi Jo Thueringer
Brandi Jo Thueringer

July 10, 2020

Super excited for the reveal!

Chrissy E
Chrissy E

July 10, 2020

This looks great, Daniel! I’m thinking of the lost city of Atlantis, and can’t wait to see more of this kit!

Dannielle Ortolani
Dannielle Ortolani

July 10, 2020

really nice job…i give it to heros art for picking some amazing people to work for them, because you got some skills! beautiful work on this card

Andrea B
Andrea B

July 10, 2020

Great card! I love how you added the blues in diagonal lines on the background – looks just like sun streaming through the water!

Juana Vega
Juana Vega

July 10, 2020

Wow!!! The perfect kit to tell the story. Love the blended colors in the background, and the scene in this card.

Mylene
Mylene

July 10, 2020

Nicely done! This one certainly pops!

Rosary Martinez
Rosary Martinez

July 10, 2020

I was born in Cuba so as a little girl I enjoyed some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. The blues and greens you are using are truly very true in their intensity. It is always a joy to open one of your kits, even though I can’t always get them. Be safe.

Linda
Linda

July 10, 2020

Love your use of blues with pops of color on the underwater plants.
Linda

Lori Lehnen
Lori Lehnen

July 10, 2020

Awesome card!
This looks like a wonderful kit with many amazing creative possibilities!

Amber Morris
Amber Morris

July 10, 2020

I’m loving this Atlantis theme and your card is beautiful

D.L.
D.L.

July 10, 2020

I love the very blue underwater feel!

D.L.
D.L.

July 10, 2020

I love the very blue underwater feel!

Lisa
Lisa

July 10, 2020

I love the underwater scene on this card! Looking forward to seeing more of the kit!

Allen Lindsay
Allen Lindsay

July 10, 2020

What a fun card! Can’t wait to try out this set!

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

July 10, 2020

Very cool underwater scene, love the colors. It makes me want to go snorkeling or maybe watch Aquaman for now. LOL

Barbara-Jean Kubik
Barbara-Jean Kubik

July 10, 2020

Love the blues!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

July 10, 2020

Muy bonita tu tarjeta, Daniel. So pretty!

beverly robinson
beverly robinson

July 10, 2020

What a magical card! I love how one of the dolphins is swimming through the ruins.

Adrienne Chung
Adrienne Chung

July 10, 2020

Really excited for this kit to release. It combines the beautiful mysteries of the ocean and archaeology.

Theresa
Theresa

July 10, 2020

Beautifully

Carolyn Potter
Carolyn Potter

July 10, 2020

Really interesting kit peaks so far! Great card. Thanks for sharing and can’t wait to see more.

Tamra Barnes
Tamra Barnes

July 10, 2020

What a great card! I love you use of blues, adding the color details in the corals and seagrass. Perfect!

Miriam
Miriam

July 10, 2020

This set has a a great artistic feel to it. You did a great job with all the layering for extra dimension!

Nancy Knapp
Nancy Knapp

July 10, 2020

Love the under the sea scene. This scene makes me think of Aquaman! I wonder if other stamps and dies in this kit will also make me think of other movies. Can’t hardly wait to see the other sneak peeks!

Leslie F
Leslie F

July 10, 2020

Wow I’m getting more and more excited for this kit. What a beautiful card!

Anushree Vaish
Anushree Vaish

July 10, 2020

Loved the colors and the whole style of putting a story in a card.

Linda Gorman
Linda Gorman

July 10, 2020

Under the sea!!! Love this new kit!

Shannon Kessler
Shannon Kessler

July 10, 2020

This is supper fun. One of my favorite types of mythology.

Chris
Chris

July 10, 2020

I love the colors used on this card. Everything pops against the multi color blues. I can’t wait to get this kit!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

July 10, 2020

Oh wow, this is a fun underwater scene! Can’t wait to see the whole kit!!

Rachel W
Rachel W

July 10, 2020

Love, love, love this kit. The colors are so tranquil and the theme is right up my alley. Can’t wait to use some of the past kits with it.

Cindy Johnson
Cindy Johnson

July 10, 2020

Wow! The colors are just outstanding! Cool, calm and a hint of magic. Just what we all need right now….peace.

Brenda
Brenda

July 10, 2020

Gorgeous card and looks like another fantastic kit!

Pamela McGillin
Pamela McGillin

July 10, 2020

I’m really loving the twist on the usual summertime beach kit.

Dawn Myrtle
Dawn Myrtle

July 10, 2020

Love the colors!!

Charlotte E (Lady Joyful)
Charlotte E (Lady Joyful)

July 10, 2020

Really great underwater scene! I like the diagonal look on the ink blending, it really looks like sun rays through the water.

dori
dori

July 10, 2020

Love the colors you used! Thanks for the peek, Daniel.

Deborah
Deborah

July 10, 2020

I really love the whole feel of this card. I like how you created the depth of the ocean! Simply gorgeous. I am so curious to know what else is included in this kit !!!

Anirudh
Anirudh

July 10, 2020

This kit is worth diving for! The card is absolutely stunning. Little details make the background really stand out.

Audrey Andrews
Audrey Andrews

July 10, 2020

I love ocean scenes and this design is very evocative of reading wonderful stories as a child. I can’t wait to see the July kit. Stay safe and well everyone!

Eileen Peters
Eileen Peters

July 10, 2020

I love this!
Anything to do with the blue ocean is for me!

Kailash
Kailash

July 10, 2020

Love this scene, fabulous!

Art_of_Albara
Art_of_Albara

July 10, 2020

Beautiful card Daniel ! I love the way you put some light in your scene like those rays of sun we can see when we scuba dive.
Thanks for sharing :)

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

July 10, 2020

Nice card! I especially like your diagonal background.

Jodi W.
Jodi W.

July 10, 2020

Nice background. Love the pop of colors. Can’t wait to see this who kit and add ons.

Sara Sauve
Sara Sauve

July 10, 2020

Such a cool scene!

yvonne m
yvonne m

July 10, 2020

Wow! I’m so excited about this July MMH kit!

Jackie S
Jackie S

July 10, 2020

Great cats! Love all the details

Dawn N.
Dawn N.

July 10, 2020

Is that Aquaman? 💙
Can’t wait to see more. It’s fantastic so far!