Stay Crafty with Hero Challenge #23
Who's ready for summer and a little Fun in the Sun? We sure are. So we've made it the theme of our next challenge! You can interpret this theme however you'd like - any sort of imagery that makes you think of sunshine, summer, having fun - you name it! We'll include all of the challenge details further down this post, but first, here's a gorgeous card from Maria, our mixed media queen!
Hello, everybody! It's Maria here and I'm just floating by to say hello and share a fun card to kick of the new Stay Crafty with Hero Challenge. This month's challenge is "Fun in the Sun" and I am so on board with that because I love sunshine!
When I think of "Fun in the Sun" I think of sunshine, beaches and the Caribbean Sea. I decided to pair the new Inverse Bubbles Bold Prints with the Paper Layering Seahorses, Seashells Fancy Dies and Hero Lifestyle Mermaid Dies to create this bright and summery card.
I started by putting my Inverse Bubbles Bold Prints in my MISTI and inking it up with Pool Party, Splash, Blue Hawaii and Thistle Reactive Inks. I swiped the ink pads randomly onto the stamp and then lightly spritzed the stamp with water. I quickly stamped onto watercolor cardstock. The areas that I spritzed with less water showed the bubble design. The areas that had been spritzed with more water ended up losing detail and making a beautiful watercolor background that faded into the bubbles.
I die cut a seahorse and ink-blended it using Creamsicle and Fruit Punch inks. Then I splattered the seahorse with white and gold metallic inks. I cut a sea star and staff from a sheet of gold metal for a little bling. Then I cut a mermaid tail and fish from white cardstock and Copic colored the fish.
I heat embossed a sentiment from the Need a Hand stamp set onto my background. Then I used the Nesting Circle Dies to cut a circle from one of my scrap pieces of paper (it's stamped with the Novel Prose Bold Prints) and layered my die cut pieces on top of that. I adhered my focal piece to the background using foam tape. To finish the card off I added some extra detail with a gel pen and I also added some white and gray enamel dots.
Ok, that's it for today you guys! I hope you all have an amazing day and enjoy this fun challenge.
Now it's your turn! Create a new card for this challenge with the theme Fun in the Sun! Use the Inlinkz tool at the very bottom of this post to link up your card, and you will be entered into our drawing. We will be giving a $50 gift certificate randomly to one person who plays along! To link up your project, you need to share it publicly somewhere you can grab the link - this can be your blog, Instagram, a Flickr account - anything that allows you to have a URL or website location to link up.
We, of course, encourage you to use your favorite Hero Arts products. But any and all entries are eligible for consideration. We really care most about you bringing a little inky joy into your life. Entries must be submitted by Thursday, June 10th at 5:00pm PT to be eligible for the giveaway, and the winner will be announced when we announce our new challenge on Friday, June 11th. Scroll down below the product thumbnails to find the linkup! If you share your project on social media, we'd love if you'd use the #staycraftywithhero hashtag.
Last month we challenged you to make Birthday Cards! Thanks to everyone who played along - and props to anyone who gave away the card they created to someone celebrating a birthday! Our random winner is Raina Astras, who created this fun birthday card featuring our April My Monthly Hero kit!
Congratulations Raina! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Stay Crafty Challenge Winner" in the subject to claim your prize.
Here's to connection, creativity, inspiration, and kindness. ❤
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June 07, 2021
Fun theme and fabulous sample! I adore Maria’s seahorse.
Thank you for another wonderful challenge.
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May 11, 2021
very cool projects showing sea scenes and water fun in the sun.
TFS and for the inspiration
May 07, 2021
Gorgeous card Maria!
Congratulations Riana, awesome card!
Stay safe and wishing you all a wonderful weekend.
May 07, 2021
Perfect challenge to begin the Summer! Fabulous inspiration, Maria. Congrats to Raina.
May 07, 2021
Wonderful Sunshine (which happens to bee half my nickname) theme.
Congrats to winner.