Monday, October 24, 2016

Hero Hostess Alumni Blog Hop



Hello! Welcome to the Hero Arts Hostess Hop, featuring fabulous stamps from the new 2016 release and winter catalogue!

If you've been following along, you've just arrived from Nancy's Blog! Hero Arts will be awarding 4 prizes ($25 shopping spree to Hero Arts online shop) from randomly drawn comments.  For a chance to win, simply comment on ANY of the stops along the hop on October 24th and 25th, including each day's ending post at the Hero Club Blog. The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning! If you find a broken link, you'll find a master list of the hop links at the Hero Arts Blog.

I will have my own little give-a-way, too! If you don't have a blog, please be sure to leave a valid email address in the comments so that I may contact the winners.

Let's get to my cards, for my first one....I used stamps from this beautiful vintage set called Vintage Wishes - Stamp and Die Combo - SB124. I did a combination of embossing, watercoloring, and stamping with the background stamp, the trees, and the deer.


I took the 'snowy' edged frame and cut it in half in order to make my snowy border a bit larger, I lined up the two halves - stamped and embossed on all 4 corners of the matted sheet. I, then, took three shades of blue and yellow watercolor ink and brushed on top of the embossed area. The trees were stamped with Tim Holtz Distress Inks. The deer and sentiment were stamped with Versafine Black Ink.

For my 2nd card, I combined a bit of watercoloring with traditional stamping, fussy cutting, and coloring with copic markers:



The two stamp sets that I used for the above card are Color Layering Dimensional Bird - CL906 and the sentiment is from this set called Peace & Joy - CL880.

Now for my little give-a-way - I will pick FOUR winners to each receive (3) of my watercolor cards that I've been making for some time now. Time to part with these, they were all made with a lot of love!! And I might throw in a few other goodies as well!




Your next stop on the hop is Arlene!


Supplies used:
Card 1:
Stamp set: Vintage Wishes - Stamp and Die Combo - SB124.
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black. Tim Holtz - Spiced Marmalade, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed.
Heat Gun.
Snow Embossing Powder.
Versamark Ink.
Watercolor paper - Strathmore.
Medium and Fine tip brush.
Watercolor inks.
Die Cutting Tools - Provo Craft/CB.

Card 2:
Watercolor paper and inks.
Large tip paintbrush.
Stamps and Sentiment: Hero Arts (see above links).
Memento Inks: Rhubarb Stalk, Potter's Clay, and Rich Cocoa.
Versafine Onyx Black and Memento Black.
Copic Markers.
Round Circle Die.
Round corner punch.

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bev p said...

Nice! I especially like the colors on the bird card! thank you. (and your w/c cards are amazing!)

Andrea A said...

Stunning and beautiful watercolors! I love that tree card! Thank you for sharing.

Nancy K said...

Amazing creativity, Tiff! Your cards are gorgeous, just as I expected. I love the beautiful color you used on the Vintage Wishes card, I'm so inspired! So happy we had the chance to hop with the hosti again! Hugs!

Arlene said...

Your cards are lovely, thank you for sharing them on this blog hop.
The more I see stamps used with water color the more I would like to attempt it.

Janet D. said...

Fantastic watercolored backgrounds on your cards! Just lovely.

Sandy Small said...

Lovely cards! I like how the color layering bird poop's against the circle background. The dark blue in the little scene gives it so much depth.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Hi Tiff! Both of your cards are gorgeous, but that first card took my breath away! Love! It's been such fun hopping with you again! Sending you big hugs!

Kelly Harms said...

Love the techniques in these!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love your coloring on the bird card.

Kelly Booth said...

GORGEOUS Tiff and your watercolor cards are Amazing too! xoxoxo

Michele K. Henderson said...

Your holiday bird is adorable! Love the bright color!

Michele K. Henderson said...

ooops! I forgot to leave an email! I'm at crimsonowl@charter.net! Your watercolors are spectacular!

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, such gorgeous cards. Your watercoloring is just beautiful.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love the background on the deer card and the fabulous color of the trees

Cynthia Cole said...

Lovely cards!

Nicolette said...

You area gifted watercolor artist. What talent!

Linda Whitaker said...

Love your Deer card, cardinal, but love the set of flower cards. You've been busy girl.

girl with a curl said...

Love the water colour look on your cards. Have a lovely day. Cheers Donna Z :)

n56leiker said...

Nice watercolor techniques! I can appreciate the patience and time it took to create the deer card and your great floral cards!

shelly c said...

You've got great watercolour skills, these are all such gorgeous cards!

Leanne said...

Beautiful cards! Love your watercoloured cards too. I'm hooked on similar watercolouring of late & I would love to win these for inspiration.

Mary Coenen said...

The bird card is my favorite!

Nikki said...

Your cardinal is awesome. Love the colors.

Marisol Benitez said...

I absolutely love the vintage card! It's beautiful.

CathyL said...

Love your watercoloring, Tiffany!

Ann K said...

Gorgeous cards - love the water coloring.

N Patricia Castillo said...

Wow! These are great!!! :) Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

sammi said...

Amazing watercoloring and I truly love the way you mixed different techniqus for each project! Such talent!

Helen Gullett said...

WOW... they are beautiful and fantastic watercolored card. LOVE them all!

Miriam Prantner said...

These are wonderful! I am especially loving the first one, the layers of color and stamping, it's so rich and has such a great textured feel to it!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love your color choices on these, so unique and bold!

Kate B said...

Your cards are stunning! I love the watercolored backgrounds & how you altered the snowy frame to make it work for your card. Beautiful watercolor cards in your giveaway, also!!

Barbara Staradumsky said...

Both cards are so so pretty. The deer card..amazing color! Gosh it is just stunning! Thank you for telling us how you did it. I am going to try this!

Carey Nusbaum said...

Tiffany, your cards are just lovely! The background on your deer card is so beautiful! I love your watercoloring! Your coloring on your bird card is pretty! I love the sun in the background! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

Karen B. said...

Such a cool little scene and awesome color choices!

Dawn Turley said...

stunning cards Tiffany.

Beth Buss said...

Your cards look great. I love the holiday nature look. Thanks so much.

nzillingworth said...

YOU LOOK SUCH AN ARTIST LOVE YOUR STYLE

nzillingworth said...

YOU LOOK SUCH A REAL ARTIST LOVE YOUR POST

Jeanne-Marie said...

Your deer and winter scene card is just beautiful! I love your water coloring, so beautiful. The bird card is so clean and simple yet, gorgeous!

Barbara Baxter said...

Tiffany, your cards are lovely. I love the majestic deer in the first card with the different colored trees and the beautiful sky. The sky makes it look like a very cold day! The second card is so beautiful with the delicately colored sun behind the red and orange/yellow bird. The branch with the leaves and buds is very unique looking. I love it! The flowered cards make me long for spring, even though winter hasn't even come yet. Thank you for sharing.

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