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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Suzanne C said...

Tiffany your cards are beautiful! Love the colorful scene with the handsome deer! The charming bird pops in his lovely water colored backdrop. Your watercolor flowers are gorgeous!

Heather Doran said...

Wonderful cards, Tiffany! The background you created on your first card looks amazing - a perfect backdrop for the beautiful deer and trees! Your bird looks gorgeous and again wow to that fabulous background! LOVE your fantastic watercolour cards, I can see a lot of love went into making them! The winners will be delighted to receive such beautiful pieces of art! It has been great fun hopping with you again:)

Unknown said...

So special looking! and thanks for a chance to win your beautiful water-colored cards.
Cynthia

Teresa Doyle said...

LOVELY cards Tiffany! Amazing work!
WOWZERS....Your watercolour cards are gorgeous!
(I don't have a blog, my email addy is: elyod.aseret@gmail.com) Who wouldn't love such gorgeous watercoloured cards? Thanks for the chance to win.

kReN K said...

These watercolor backgrounds are wonderful and create the perfect back drop for the images. Great project and thanks for the inspiration! kReN@afourthlife

Lee Ellen Chinn said...

Love your cards.

~amy~ said...

sigh, love your gorgeous work!!!! Love everything but to see your watercolor cards that you've been working on...WOW.

Jan Elmore said...

Our hobby sure has a wonderful group of talented gals!!

Nandini said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! And the watercolor cards are absolute beauties. It will be an honor to receive one of them!

Kailash said...

Stunning card designs, all fabulous, such inspiring work!!!

gabriella said...

I like your choice of colors

Michelle Liimatainen said...

Tiff, all the cards are gorgeous but those flowers??? Girl, you just have a way with flowers. *swoon*

4Ucards said...

Both cards are so fun. I am really liking water coloring. To receive a set of your cards would be so awesome. They are a work of art. mapperlmutter@hotmail.com

Mary W said...

The distress inks were perfect with the snowy scene. Shows that picking the right ink makes a difference since the deer is a standout. Your watercolor cards a just wonderful.

paperpicnic said...

Two stunning cards! I LOVE the beautiful watercolor background on your first card! Gorgeous colors!

Shelly said...

These are beautiful! Love your watercolor cards, too! :)

Isabelle said...

Awesome cards. Two different style but both beautiful.

Sharon Wentz said...

Great cards, especially love your joy and peace card!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two gorgeous cards, Tiffany! Just love the deer scene on card 1 and the colorful bird on card 2!! And your watercolor cards look amazing too!!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Beautiful cards! Your watercolor cards are amazing!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Beautiful cards! Your watercolor cards are amazing!

Egret said...

I can tell you like watercoloring. Me too! Thanks for the inspiration.

Debra Rumpza said...

Great cards! I really like the unique colors you chose for your trees and bg. So pretty.

Scraplea 1 said...

Oh beautiful! Love the colors and details. Thanks so much for sharing on this fun blog hop!!

Russell Productions said...

Wow! Love them.

cissi said...

Love the cards you made! And what a gift you are giving away. They are stunning!

Cyndee said...

What a gorgeous collection of florals. Love all the variety that you did!

Sabrina said...

Your cards are so beautiful!!!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love the bird!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! The deer is lovely!! Love the bird!! Your coloring is so nice!! The watercolor cards that you've made are awesome!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Melynn said...

Love the backgrounds on both cards. I am usually not a bird stamp person but I really like that stamp you used on the second card. Fabulous!

Nina B said...

Love these cards! Your floral watercolor cards are even more amazing!
choocatgirl@gmail.com

Lindar C said...

Beautiful cards, love the Vintage set.

Sue LD said...

Beautiful colors on your cards and love your watercolored set.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Linda S. said...

Your cards are lovely. TFS

Debrah Binard said...

I really like the Vintage stamp set and what you have done to create the snow scene. Lovely cards! Rkymtnbloom@yahoo.com

Debrah Binard said...

I really like the Vintage stamp set and what you have done to create the snow scene. Lovely cards! Rkymtnbloom@yahoo.com

Leslie Kiley said...

Wow! you have been busy being creative. Love your cards! They are just lovely! I am super inspired by them and can not wait to get started on my cards!

Darrell Mundy said...

Love your style. Very artist looking. You give great inspiration to me for not being afraid to leave areas blank. That is one of my challenges, I put too much and then it's too busy!

LaVon Hall said...

Wow,love your cards. Such brilliant coloring.

Lin said...

Your cards are such a treat, Tif! Swooning over that beautiful washed background on your first card, and that bird! Beautiful work, my friend! Your watercolor cards are gorgeous, and their winners will be thrilled!

Linda M said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful! I particularly love the background on the first one. It's stunning!

Judy Hendrix said...

Stunning cards, especially the outdoor scene with the deer. That's my favorite but they are all wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

Barb said...

Your watercolor backgrounds on both cards are just perfect, Tiff! Gorgeous work, as always! I've so enjoyed getting back together with you and all the hostesses!

Martha Berry said...

I especially liked the woodland scene with the deer and evergreen trees. I am a country gal so that scene really appealed to me. All those techniques yield loads of color and texture. Thanks for sharing both cards with us:)

Ericka O said...

Thanks for showing us ways to use the stamp sets. Your watercolored pages show that, indeed, made with love.

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous cards Tiffany and I love your choice of colours, so pretty.

Renee Thompson said...

Fantastic tree colors!

donna mikasa said...

Beautiful work as always, Tiff! And I'm swooning over your watercoloring!

joy said...

Your cards are So beautiful, Tiffany! I love the trees. And, your watercoloring skills are topnotch!! My email is now joybird1223(at)gmail(dot)com.

Bobby said...

Great cards.

Carol Didier said...

I just love your watercolor technique! So beautiful...

cghundley said...

How gorgeous your cards
are, lovely coloring and
great designs.
Carla from Utah

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Gorgeous cards! I love how you made all the trees a different color in the first. The 2nd card is so stunning to me. Love the whole design of it and of course, I love birdies!
And thank you so much for the chance to win a beautiful piece of your artwork. rebyah1@gmail.com

PaperSunshine said...

Your water coloring is beautiful! Great cards!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Ooh! Love those backgrounds. Such pretty cards.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Beautiful cards and wow, thanks for the chance of getting my hands on some of your wonderful past creations:)

vicenta ghylin said...

Fantastic cards. Love the vivid colors on the bird and the water colored background on the first card. Thank you for sharing your ideas and techniques and for the special giveaway you are offering.

Deedles said...

Oh, wow love your use of color on these cards. Beautiful

Geri Stuart said...

Amazing cards and backgrounds! Love them and the new release!~

Louanne said...

Beautiful cards - love that wintry scene. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lindsay S said...

Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing!

Judy Tuck said...

All of your cards are amazing but I especially love design and colours for your bird card.,

Emily Leiphart said...

Two absolutely gorgeous cards, Tiffany! I wish you had a tutorial on how you created that first background. The fall trees are so pretty against it and I love the sunset you created for that lovely bird. It’s been so fun hopping with all my hostess sisters again!

Barbara said...

Two very beautiful cards, each amazing in it's own way. Two different looks created with beautiful design and watercoloring. Plus, your hand painted cards are gorgeous!

Deborah Nolan said...

Beautiful cards, Tiffany - especially that beautiful bird!!!

Nancy Ketcham said...

Love your cards. The bird is wonderful. The winter scene is great. And your water colors are beautiful.

Jean said...

Such gorgeous cards! More like works of art!

Tammy J said...

I love how you did the branch for the bird and the cards are gorgeous. I love the background on the deer card.

Betsey Terry said...

What beautiful cards, i think the watercolor bird is my favorite..although the amount of techniques you put into the first is inspiring as well. thanks for sharing!

Diann Brodnax said...

Such beautiful and colorful cards! And wow .. the watercolor cards are amazing! :)

Kori Malakie said...

Your deer scene is so pretty! Your a doll to be doing a give away too!

Char K said...

beautiful work on all of these!

Maureen Chandler said...

Your cards really showcase your wonderful talent - thanks for sharing them and for showing and sharing your beautiful artwork!!

Cindy C. said...

All so beautifully done!! Love that winter scene on the first!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great cards!

cm said...

Bedazzled by your beautiful cards that have see my festive spirit soaring! Your water-coloured creations are nothing short of stunning; how generous that you're sharing them as gifts! Treasures, for sure!
~carol

mtscrapgal said...

Both cards are vry inspiring. I'm getting ideas for my own Christmas cards for this year. Thanks.

Virginia Lu said...

..........THUD! That was my old JAW---> it just dropped the floor!! I have never seen a more beautiful interpretation of that Vintage Wishes! It is STUNNING! ANYONE will love your watercolor cards! You are a true ARTIST, my friend! Happy to be hopping along with you! Your post is AMAZING just like YOU ( I am writing in caps in the spirit of our Karen!!!). Happy to be hopping along with you!

Julie McMillin said...

Love the watercolor!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the background in the first card.
the stippling of the trees is great.
the bird in the second card is so bright,
against the muted background. Glad to
see he has a perch.
I'd love to have some of your watercolor
cards. They will be displayed on my
craft room wall.
thanks for offering and for sharing
your wonderful cards.
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Carol Ric said...

Beautiful cards. tfs

Naama said...

In love with the winter scene - such a peaceful image, perfect for a holiday card! Thank you for the chance to win your beautiful watercolor cards, they are absolutely gorgeous!

Linda said...

Very pretty cards. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Linda R. said...

Beautiful cards! You are so creative. I wish I could put elements together the way you do!

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful cards Tiffany - and winning your watercolor cards would be fantastic - they are so pretty!

foggy b said...

I've only recently started working (playing) with water colors so your cards are a real inspiration. Thanks for sharing them on this blog hop!

Barbie said...

Tiffany, the way you mix the background color is inspiring. I love it, maybe you will have a video one day. I am new to your blog and I cannot wait to look around more. And thanks for the chance to win, your watercolor cards are beautiful!!

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Beautiful cards Tiffany! Your backgrounds are especially stunning!

Talitha Wright said...

The watercolor card technique is so pretty here. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful projects. Thanks for the inspiration

Satori said...

Love the snowy effects on the first card!

Anne said...

Both cards Tiffany are beautiful. Love the embossing and watercoloring on the first one very much.

anmatt1@aol.com

Denise candelaria said...

I like that you did not use traditional to do the bird, thank you for using something different.
watercolor is great and the card turned out smooth and wonderful.

fdgtgrl said...

I really like the "Peace & Joy" card: simple yet elegant ... just cute!!!

Christy Q said...

Stunning cards!!! Your watercoloring and way of setting up the scene is just incredible! I'm a new follower of your blog now (one of the main reasons I love blog jobs since I find new bloggers to add to my Feedly). Thanks for the inspiration today! It is so sweet of you to offer a giveaway of your own - your cards look amazing. My email contact info is in my blogger profile.

judy said...

The watercolor backgrounds adds so much to your beautiful cards! I love your stash of watercolored cards too!

flossn1 said...

beautiful cards love your water color cards !

ksdavis1947 said...

Beautiful cards! TFS

I Card Everyone said...

Tiffany are you familiar with Charley Harper? Your gorgeous bird reminds me of his style: gorgeous! After seeing your Winter wonderland, I want to win the Vintage Christmas even MORE ... one of your wonderful water colored cards would be splendid, too!
=]

Janelle said...

OOOHH...Love your imaginative snowy scene with such creative colors. And your bold bird card is just amazing. Then I scroll down and see your wonderful watercolor flowers! Thanks for inspiring us.

lucyberge said...

Love the cards, but the Peace and Joy card is my favorite!

Zelda C said...

Beautiful cards! So creative!

Amy C. said...

Your winter tree scene is so pretty and I love the vibrant bird! Your watercolored cards are especially beautiful. Thanks for giving them away!

Z Sullivan said...

TFS. These are beautiful cardsLove the circle background on the bird card.

bzyPTmom said...

Wow, such pretty nature themed water color cards--love them both!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Love the scenery of your first card and that cardinal is magnificent!

Susan K said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful designs. will need to try my hand at water coloring. Love the winter background! The second cards combination of water coloring, stamping and copic markers is quite distinctive.

Farley said...

Beautiful cards!

Taralu said...

Very pretty use of colour, great technique. Can't wait to try this with my layering deer stamps. Thanks Tiffany!

Pitney said...

Such soft use of color!!!

KimberlyRae said...

Bright, Happy gorgeousness!

KimberlyRae said...

Bright, Happy gorgeousness!

croppergal said...

Love the feeling of your card with the trees - almost magical!
LOVE the bird's colours!

Lura Wadman said...

Lura Wadman says she loves your watercoloring. The bright bird is great also. Sure would love to receive some of your watercolors.

jcobb said...

Such a surprise! I just love the colors of your trees! Your water-colored flower cards are really very pretty.

Rema said...

Beautiful cards!

Leslie said...

Gorgeous cards!! LOVE the holiday one!!!

Robin Platt said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Ann Washabaugh said...

Oh! I just love water coloring! Love your cards, really great cards. And Thank You for a chance to win water color cards from you! How very nice! Happy Crafting!

Beverly said...

Such beautiful cards! I love how you made the background with watercolor and embossing!

Bella Ruby Creations said...

I love what youve done with Vintage Wishes. 2nd card ive seen tonight using it. Now without a doubt its on my xmas list to myself.

Bella Ruby Creations said...

I love what youve done with Vintage Wishes. 2nd card ive seen tonight using it. Now without a doubt its on my xmas list to myself.

Kittie said...

Your cards are wonderful.

Kathy said...

The first is so gorgeous with all the color, and the same goes for the cardinal!

Sandy McAllister said...

Georgeous cards. Love thecolor combos. Thanks for the inspiration

Deeps said...

Beautiful creations. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the watercoloring backgrounds.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sheila H said...

Amazing cards - thanks for sharing!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the colors and textures on your beautiful cards! The scene with the deer and trees is fabulous!

A thinker and creator said...

Oh my goodness! The backgrounds of both cards are so beautiful! Amazing job.

Abby said...

Great cards!

Dar said...

Love the various colours on the evergreen trees.

Arlene said...

I love the watercolor background of the first card. The scene is uniquely modern and fun.

The second card has an Asian flair and the colors are marvelous. Wonderful shading.

So glad to share the day with you.

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are wonderful!!!! LOVE your watercolor cards!!!

Denise K said...

The blues in that watercolor card with the deer are just breathtaking. Love the combination, very unique and different.

Crafty Little Peach said...

Oooooh these are so lovely and I just adore the soft tones of the bird one!

Jean Bullock said...

WOW! I love that bird. The combination of the coloring, stamping and die cuts is wonderful. Great color scheme too. Well done.

pcm said...

love love love the first card's colors and composition!

LDomroes said...

Wonderful cards!

Lueyes said...

Love your painted cards!

Katrina said...

All the cards are simple and beautiful. I like the watercolor look of it.

Cheryl Bates said...

Tiffany,
I appreciate that you are sharing your creativity. Your watercoloring is beautiful. I love the colors you used with the first card. All of your work shows inspiration!
Thanks for sharing!
Cheryl

Mary Beth Krakowski said...

I really like the originality of both of your cards. Really nice.

Dottie Acosta said...

Very original 😊

Bonnie Mayo said...

Simply stunning cards!
Ohboo62@gmail.com

inkenstinker said...

Okay, the watercolor paper is a brilliant idea! I'm definitely giving that a try.

Eve N said...

Really lovely watercoloring. The Vintage set came is especially eye-catching.

Norma T. Gomez said...

Tiffany, you have such an imagination. I love the colors you used on both cards but especially with the Layered Cardinal. So Bold and beautiful!

Patricia Nikkila said...

Great OUT OF THE BOX layouts and colors.

Pennie Glasser said...

Really creative cards.

JoAnn Markham said...

Your cards are very pretty!! love the background! How nice of you to give away your beautiful cards!!

cindybearj said...

I love both your cards! I like the way you mixed the watercolor with traditional inking! Thanks for the opportunity to win your beautiful cards! I would hate to part with them too!

Karen said...

Love the water color effects on these!!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

The colors of your pretty cards are perfect.

Anonymous said...

Love the color layering bird card!

Karen L K said...

What lovely designs on both cards! Love your outdoor scene and that bird over the nice circle background looks great.

Shirley N said...

Beautiful coloring, love both cards!

Vesta McDonald said...

Love the deer card. The dimensional bird card is lovely.

Leni said...

I am in love with the first scene with deer! And your own work is gorgeous too! Loved it to get one of these works of your own hand for my birthday! Thats so sweet of you!

Trollet65 said...

Very pretty cards! I love the Vintae set and the scene you created, Think I might have to put this on my wishlist :)
Would be honoured to win some of you Beautiful watercolour cards, that's a technique I'd love to learn to do myself too.

sweetcheeks said...

Nice cards, very bright and cheerful

Marie said...

Beautiful cards!

Kathy Mark said...

Beautiful watercolor floral cards! I also enjoyed the embossed card.

Teri W said...

Especially love the forest scene! Gorgeous!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Amazing cards!!!!

Cynthia said...

Nice cards. Love the use of watercolour. I am partial to the bird card though....

Shelley C said...

Great color pallette on both cards!

Pamela said...

LOVE your idea of cutting the background stamp in half to get more use out of it!

Arlene said...

Your watercoloring is absolutely beautiful...love the bird!

Gail Dacken said...

Wow,beautiful cards! I have not visited your blog before, but I will definitely be back for inspiration,thanks!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the snowy woodland scene with different color trees and so clever to use that background stamp as a border! The bird card is so stunning, your coloring is amazing and your watercolor cards are oh so pretty. Thanks for your generous giveaway of these lovelies.

janine mendez said...

Lovely watercolors . Beautiful cards

Cathy said...

Both cards are amazingly beautiful! Thanks for the great hop & the chance to win your flowered watercolor cards, they are simply stunning.
Cpardiny@gmail.com

Mary Coenen said...

Beautiful cards! I love all of them ... can't choose a favorite!

Daria Z. said...

Tiffany, your cards are amazing! I absolutely love the beautiful scene you created with the deer. And the soft watercolor circle with that graphic bird works wonderfully.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such pretty cards Tiffany. That snowy scene is so pretty on the first one... lovely cardinal image on the second.

Nana Griffin said...

Nice cards!

Elaine said...

I like how you designed your cards....good job!

florence Mouradoff said...

Bravo pour cet effet de neige sur la première carte et j'adore le rond orangé derrière l'oiseau dont les couleurs sont mes préférées

Judy said...

Beautiful cards! Love the watercolor background.

Amber McGary said...

Beautiful cards! I love the colors!

Jeannie Ross said...

Very nice. Love them

Kim Faucher said...

Your cards are so beautiful. I love the combination of stamping and water coloring

Sherry said...

love both cards! love that stamp and die set on the first one and that is a cute cardinal on the second one!

lomaster2010@hotmail.com

daisy555777 said...

Beautiful cards. Love all the different colors you used, so neat to see how pretty other colors can make a scene without using the same old green and brown colors for the trees.

Sherri Clifford said...

Beautiful cards. I love how the bird pops.

jandbspiegel said...

The very "non-traditional" colors of the first card are really quite nice. Thank you for sharing.

Alaska .Kris said...

Love your Christmas cards! And hope to someday be as good as you on watercoloring!

Sue McRae said...

Wonderful water colouring on your scene card and the inking on your bird is amazing!

BunnyD said...

What creativity you have! Love the alternate colours you used for the tree stamps on your deer card and your Copic colouring really pops the bird on a branch! Fabulous idea to use watercolours to make notecards!

SandraA said...

Your watercoloring is simply beautiful. A great mix of colors too. TFS.

Cathy A said...

Love your colourful designs Tiff hostess hugs xxx

graham Brand said...

These cards are just so beautiful, and I love your watercolouring.

Judie said...

Wow stunning cards!!! Love from www.stuffandspice.com

donna said...

Beautiful cards, your color choices are perfect~!

Linda Peabody said...

Tiffany, love the watercolor cards.

Andrea1702 said...

Fabulous cards! Love the card with the multi-colored trees! Your watercolored cards are gorgeous!

Roz M. said...

Beautiful cards, Tiffany! I love the unusual colour scheme of your first card and your amazing water-colouring skills! As for the second card... well... it's simply stunning!

Carissa said...

Your watercoloring is just lovely! You got skills!

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