The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop + Giveaways! | Hero Arts


June, 02, 2018

Hello friends! We are interrupting this weekend's regularly scheduled Countdown to Creativity just briefly to join our friend Kathy's The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge blog hop! Kathy is a great friend of Hero Arts, and we are so very proud of her for inspiring the crafting community to just relax a bit and COLOR. It really is good for the soul! Jessica has a gorgeous card to show you, which features some new products that are also releasing on Monday as optional add-ons to the My Monthly Hero kit. While commenting on the Countdown to Creativity blog posts this weekend enters you into the drawing for a free kit, if you comment on this post, you'll be entered into a drawing to win the products Jessica used today! Be sure to read to the bottom of this post for all of the details. Now, take it away, Jess!

Good morning! Jess here representing Hero Arts for Kathy Racoosin's The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop! It's the 10th Coloring Challenge and Kathy's celebrating all month long! Hero Arts is joining in the fun today and will be giving away the three products I used for my card. They are add-ons for our June My Monthly Hero kit.

Part of the fun of the coloring challenge is that there are really no rules. You don't have to color every part of your don't even have to make a card! The idea is that you just find a little time everyday for 30 days to color something! My card just has a little coloring today but even a little coloring gives me the chance to practice some shading. To start I stamped the cute seagull and the piling from Seas the Day Seagulls onto white cardstock with Intense Black ink and colored them with Copic markers before die-cutting them with the coordinating dies. Next I die-cut a circle from vellum using our Nesting Circle Infinity Dies.  I stamped the waves and sentiment onto the vellum with Versamark and heat-embossed them with silver embossing powder.

Next I blended Tide Pool, Antigua, and Ocean inks onto a piece of watercolor paper.  Once I was done blending I spritzed it with the Sea Foam Shimmer Spray that's included in the June My Monthly Hero kit. I let it dry completely and then stamped the panel with the Abstract Waves background stamp. I heat-embossed the waves with silver sparkle embossing powder and then trimmed the panel down to 4" by 5.25". I adhered that to a white card base and then adhered the vellum circle with vellum adhesive. I added the piling and seagull with foam mounting tape to finish the card. It's nice how that little touch of Copic coloring makes the card pop! :) 

As I mentioned earlier, this post is part of The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop! You should have arrived from Gina K Designs and Honey Bee Stamps is your next stop. If you get lost or encounter a broken link the full list is included below:

Save Jessica used some brand new products on her card today - Seas The Day Seagull stamps as well as the matching Frame Cuts, and the gorgeous new Abstract Waves Bold Prints. They will all be launching on Monday June 4 at 10am PST/1pm EST with the June My Monthly Hero kit. But you have an opportunity to win all three products! Just leave a comment by Saturday June 9 at midnight pacific telling us your favorite thing about the seashore, and we will announce our winner the following week!

We'll be back later today for our next Countdown post - we'll see you then!


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Laurie Brown

June 04, 2018

The seagull is awesome as well as the abstract waves. My favorite thing about the seashore is the water. Just love the sound and sights of the sea rolling in and out-so relaxing!

Denise Terry

June 04, 2018

That background is gorgeous! I think it is one of the prettiest ones I’ve ever seen (ok, I’ve only been card making for maybe 3 years)


June 04, 2018

What a great card! The background and the colors you use is fabulous. It makes the seagull really stand out. Very nice!

Sarah Greber

June 04, 2018

Love Jessica’s card! My favorite thing about the seashore is looking for shells… and I love when the water sparkles like diamonds. :)

Carol Jones

June 05, 2018

My favorite thing about the seashore is the vastness. The hugeness of the sky and sea always makes me feel so small and insignificant in the splendor of our planet. It brings me to a wonderful place where I can feel better about myself through introspection.

Ann Tolman

June 05, 2018

What fun cards and colors. Your ideas are great for summer cards, Thanks.


June 05, 2018

I love the sound of the water and seeing all the birds.

Josmary flores

June 05, 2018

I love love the background stamp.

maria f.

June 05, 2018

Oh those colors!!!

Jennifer Lewis

June 05, 2018

What a sweet seagull card! I’ll tell you that in real life I do not like the seagulls—they always steal my food! What I do love is just a day spent with family relaxing and playing in the waves!

Amy Seigler

June 05, 2018

What a Beautiful card! I love the waves in the background and the color is gorgeous. I love the smell of the ocean and the summertime feel I always get from the seashore. Not to mention the fun I have with family and friends when we get a chance to go.

Kelly W.

June 05, 2018

Love, love, love this pretty card! The wave stamp is amazing and looks awesome with the soft vellum and adorable sea gull! My favorite thing about the sea is the waves, watching them and listening to them! The beach is my happy place!

Lisa A creations

June 05, 2018

What an awesome new background stamp!

Becky Green

June 05, 2018

WHAT A GORGEOUS CARD! LOVE the colors & the sea gull centered in the GORGEOUS color, & swirls of the silver embossing! I think my favorite thing about the sea shore is THE SAND, SQUISHING BETWEEN MY TOES! LOL ;)

Gail Plaskiewicz

June 06, 2018

I love your seagull card! We have movies of my mom eating something at Disney World and a seagull stealing what she’s eating and almost spilling her coffee all over her! Those guys are really sneaky! I love the background color you used too. It’s so pretty! What is my favorite thing about the seashore? The sea shells and sea glass. My youngest sister gets all the sea glass but I just love to look at the sea shells and sometimes I actually take some home! Thank you for showing us your pretty card ad for giving us the chance to win something.


June 06, 2018

I really like the sound of the waves on the seashore. It’s very soothing to me. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous cards. It’s no wonder this kit sold out super fast!


June 06, 2018

Wow! I just love your gorgeous card! I think my favorite thing about the seashore is being with family and having fun in the waves.


June 06, 2018

I love the seashore! I grew up on Long Island and love the beaches. Theres just something about sand between your toes and sun on your face that just makes life better! I love your sets! Plus I missed out on the monthly kit so this would be AMAZING!!


June 06, 2018

Awesome card…love the wave background stamp! Best thing about the coast is the sound of the waves…so peaceful!

Denise Bryant

June 06, 2018

Love the beautiful scene! Such pretty colors and details! Awesome background! Looking for shells and seaglass is my favorite thing about the seashore!

Wendy Lambert

June 06, 2018

I just love your work. It’s always so inspiring. The colours are just beautiful.

Janet Trapp

June 06, 2018

I love to hear the waves lapping up onto shore at the beach! So much fun!

Angie Hall

June 07, 2018

I like walking on the beach barefoot at dusk. I love the constant breeze and the soothing sound of the surf. The new release is so beachy.

Lauryne Cunningham

June 08, 2018

I love the colors you chose for this card! That green is beautiful and I love the background. Adding vellum is always a favorite of mine!

Jessica Polka Dot Orchard

June 10, 2018

What a lovely creation. My favorite thing about the seashore is the sunset.


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