Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Hero Arts July My Monthly Hero: World Wildlife Foundation



This month's kit features a gorgeous ocean theme, with jellyfish, octopus and sea turtles, and lots of coral. Hero Arts is going to donate 10% of profits for our July 2016 MMH Kit to ocean preservation through the World Wildlife Foundation. 


You should have arrived here from the fabulous Yana's blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the Hero Arts blog!

The main kit is MH0716 My Monthly Hero July 2016. The kit contains:

A large 6x8 stamp set
Matching Frame Cuts dies
Ombré Dolphin ink pad **
Lucy's Sequins Mermaid mix, made exclusively for Hero Arts
2 half sheets of Aqua Lagoon metallic cardstock
2 half sheets of Silver Swirl text weight paper
** The Ombré Dolphin ink pad is brand new and inspired by the Pantone Color(s) of the Year, a pink to blue spectrum. It is exclusive to the kit through 2016.

The kit is available for a limited time only - once it's gone, it's gone.


There are four optional add-on items:










AF365 Ombré Mermaid add-on (this one is blue to purple)


I had so much fun with this month's kit...LOVE the nautical theme!  Here's a peek at both of my cards that I made especially for today's hop:


First up is my shaker card!  Isn't the shaker mix by Lucy absolutely fabulous?  I'll start from the bottom of my card and work my way up!  I used Midnight Layering paper that I stamped the Irregular Grid Bold Prints in Wet Cement Shadow Ink


I used Mint Julep + Tide Pool on the Jelly Fish.  The sentiment has been stamped with Wet Cement.  I did a quick watercolor wash with my Peerless watercolors.  The seam binding ribbon is from my stash.


Next up is a Go with the Flow card:


For those of you that have been following me for awhile, yes, I've warmed up to purple!  I used the Waves Stencil in Pool.  I used Intense Black for the sentiment.  I stamped the Octo and the Turtle with the Dolphin Ombre pad...isn't it AWESOME?

I used Floral Mix Layering papers for the strips on the side.

Now hippety hop over to Clare's blog!  In case you get lost along the way, here's the complete hop listing:

Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop.  Make sure you comment along the way!


The Hero Arts Blog
Yana Smakula
Amy Tsuruta 💜
Clare Prezzia
May Park
Laura Bassen
Lydia Fiedler
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Justin Krieger
Jennifer McGuire
Jenn Shurkus
Veronica Zalis
Libby Hickson
Joan Bardee

192 comments:

Unknown said...

Great colours

Jan Castle said...

What a cool look on both your cards!!! The kit is GORGEOUS....and the add on octopus is WONDERFUL!!! All going on my wish list!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

L. Webb said...

Beautiful! I love that ombre ink pad.... eeeek!

AJ Bodine said...

Gorgeous, love your shaker card Amy with that ribbon..so perfect! What an amazing kit!

Unknown said...

I'm loving both of your cards.

Cindy C. said...

Both cards so charming!! Super fun kit!!!

Melissa H. said...

love the kit! beautiful card!

World of Michael Trent said...

I love both projects but that card....with the Waves Stencil as a background...is just beautiful. What a great way to use that stencil.

BożenA said...

Wow, two beautiful cards! Great shaker! Gorgeous ombre on octopus. Beautiful cards.

Pam said...

Love this kit! Beautiful cards.

pcm said...

this is such an amazing kit!

Mom and wife. said...

All these cards are pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Laura said...

These are very beautiful. I love the neutral feel of the shaker with the pops of color.

conil said...

I am SOOO crushing on these colors and images. Such beautiful work you've done with the,

Unknown said...

Great cards. I like the shaker card. Love the nautical topic.

Unknown said...

These are beautiful!! LOVE the colors!!

Unknown said...

Your cards are beautiful, I especially love the one with the waves stencil ! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. Izzy Scrap

Unknown said...

I love this kit, so cute! I really like the Ombré Dolphin ink and Mermaid mix that comes with it :o)

Lydia Fiedler said...

So beautiful - love your soothing colors!

Jennifer said...

Thank you for sharing your cards. They are so fun.

Betty said...

both of your cards are so pretty - love those sequins in the shaker!

Taasha Blevins said...

Love the colors! Lovely card thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards. Loved the colors you used.

Joan B said...

beautiful Amy!

Migdalia said...

Wonderful cards!!

liz said...

i love these ink pads! Such gorgeous colors

Susie Sonnier said...

Great card kit! Not often I say I MUST have something, this was the exception.

Unknown said...

What pretty cards! Love the shaker card & the fun wave stenciling on the second one. Thanks!

Becca4296 said...

Love the go with the flow card

Unknown said...

Awesome cards. Thanks!

joy said...

pretty cards! love the purple and blue together.

Oliev said...

Lovely cards!

jusaweecatnap said...

The wave stencil makes a great background for the ocean creatures. Both cards look terrific.

Iris Esther López said...

Great cards. The colors are lovely.

Kathren-Ann Designs said...

I like the back ground for the shaker card. Thanks for sharing!

kartelene said...

love your designs thank you so much

Amy M. said...

I'm in love with the sequins and the Ombre Mermaid ink!

Rose said...

Love your shaker card.

Unknown said...

That shaker card, WOW. The colors are beautiful.

Abby said...

Great card!

Audrey Pettit said...

Beautiful cards, Amy! You are making me love this kit!

cghundley said...

How lovely your cards
are, love the ombre
colored inks.
Carla from Utah

Kathy H said...

Great cards Amy!

Sarah said...

So very neat! Great cards. TFS

Linda S. said...

Love the images on this card.

Mariah Mason said...

The shaker card you made is so lovely. I love both cards but the shaker is my favorite one!

Thalia said...

I love this shaker card! Both cards are just lovely!

NicoleN said...

Great shaker card. Can't get enough of the new ombre colors.

Unknown said...

Who doesn't love a shaker card!

Kathryn A said...

Lovely shaker card! Actually, I love both cards!

Lucy E. said...

Both of your cards are such
gorgeous ocean scenes!
I do love the purple one best! :-)

Lisaerica said...

Love them both Amy! They're so beautiful, and I love the purple, lol. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Dana said...

Sweet cards!!! I just love this kit, I can't wait to get it!!

Julia said...

Oh I love the cards. I really need that wave stencil! Too bad it is sold out right now!

NWFlamingo said...

Very nice! You really know how to go with the flow!

Unknown said...

Nice cards, thanks for sharing!

SandraA said...

Great Cards! First time on your blog ... time to browse.

Scrapper69 said...

Both cards are so Pretty!

Theresa

Brenda Fernandez said...

Beauty cards :)

Unknown said...

Cute, cute cards!

craftygal1 said...

What a beautiful and calming card. Feels like I am in the ocean!

Janet said...

Totally awesome kit and card!
God bless!

Karen L K said...

Such nice cards! Those sequins go great with this set and look really great in your shaker. The ombre inks are super nice with this kit also.

Unknown said...

I love this kit. I would type more but broke wrist

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

BeckyR71 said...

This is a great kit. Wonderful card creations using these products.

Renee M said...

Lovely cards and such a fun kit! I really like that HA is donating to the foundation too :)

Linda T said...

What beautiful cards. I just adore your shaker card with the beautiful bow. Beautiful Ocean kit from Hero Arts.

Maureen Chandler said...

Great cards - thanks so much for sharing and for the donation!

Parker said...

This card kit is wonderful with all the items in it. Your card--especially the one with the 2 colored stirpes of purple on the left looks so grand inked up with the Ombre Dolphin ink pad. Gorgeous look on all your cards.

Lynne Robinson said...

Lovely cards, I especially like your shaker card. These stamps are fabulous! I would love to win them.

Chark said...

Amy, I love these so much!

Skrater said...

Beautiful.

Rebecca said...

I really love the color combinations in this kit. Thanks for the great ideas.

Tina's Crop Shop said...

Wow Amy, both of these cards are just stunning!

Sunshine said...

What a great kit. I love your cards! The background on the turtle card is awesome.

kReN said...

I love a purple blue color combo. These cards are so wonderful and inspiring. That kit is truly full of fun and inspiration. TFS!

Unknown said...

Amy, sure do love your card, all the colors and the design. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Nana Griffin said...

Nice shaker. I like the blues. I also like the regular card.

Marcia said...

Cute shaker card with a fun sentiment! Love the background on your go with the flow card!

Helen Gullett said...

Fantastic shaker cards, Amy! Love the stenciled backgrounds!

greenthumb said...

that ombre ink is awesome.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such pretty cards Amy. Oh, I love the pink and purple hues... the waves look awesome on the second card.

Barbara said...

Both cards are adorable and I love how you used the sea creatures. The ombre ink colors are amazing!

Jill said...

Love both your cards!!!!!!!!!!

Unknown said...

like the turtle and octopus. Thanks for sharing

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVELY cards, Amy! Swooning over the new ombre ink pad! :)

Tammy Hubley said...

Thanks for sharing two! There are no limits to what you can do with this release!

Rebecca Ednie said...

These are lovely cards. Such pretty colors.

Amy McCue said...

Your jelly shaker card is beautiful!

Carol Ric said...

This is such a fabulous kit. super cute card. tfs!

Ann said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! Is all I can say about this kit and your lovely cards. Would love to win this kit.

Sue D said...

Very cute. I like the mix of colors.

Rosemary said...

fun set of cards!

jen said...

Amy these are both so beautiful! They have my nautical loving heart all a flutter!

MelissaF said...

Love the soft colors on these cards, especially on the Kraft card stock! Beautiful cards

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your cards are gorgeous, Amy! I especially love the shaker! This is an awesome kit!

FeM said...

Wow awesome creations. Like the colors.

Jan G said...

Love the colors! Great creative cards!

Kimberly Bennett said...

love the shaker card and the Mermaid Ombre ink is stunning!

Andrea Garland said...

Both cards are amazing, love the new ombre ink pads.

StirYourCreativity said...

Fantastic cards! I loved the way you created background of the second card.

Lagene said...

Awesome cards! I absolutely love the shaker card! Awesome new kit from Hero Arts!

Denise Bryant said...

Love these beautiful ocean-themed cards! Awesome colors and details!

cindybearj said...

Beautiful cards! I love the ocean themed kit this month and you did it justice. The colors are beautiful!

wienerhoneymooners said...

My OH My, Purples never lookes so GREAT!!!!!

Dee dee said...

Great cards!

Margaret said...

Wonderful cards and a wonderful kit! Just before I came to the blog hop, I ordered my MMHK plus the seahorse set. I live by the sea, so I love everything ocean-related.

Karenladd said...

Love the colors you used in your beautiful undersea scene and those sentiments are just perfect!

mandalj said...

The soft watery colours you've chosen are so perfect for these stamps!

Lauri Bacalzo said...

I love this kit and all of you are posting such great ideas!
Thanks for the share!

Unknown said...

Great cards!Nice background

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, I love shaker cards!

Christy Q said...

Fun cards, Amy!! Hmm - so there is hope for other non-purple card makers... LOL It took me the longest time to warm up to yellow and I don't think there is ever a card that I have willingly reached for purple.

Charlotte C said...

Such cute cards. TFS.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love these!! The colors are FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Karen B. said...

Just gorgeous Amy!

Annette Allen said...

wow both of these are fabulous.. I love that ombre ink pad.. pretty colors

Sylvia said...

Love all the sea life art stamps that are popping up everywhere...right up my alley! Lovely cards, Amy...really love the colors! Happy Wednesday!

Lady Fair said...

The stamps are so beautiful, love the realism of them. Your color combinations for the images and the cards themselves are just lovely.

Judy Woodland said...

This kit is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! So many possibilities! And your cards are stunning, thanks for the inspiration!!!!

Karen said...

Both of your cards are jaw dropingly gorgeous! I love the shaker with the great sentiment pun. Then your second card reminds me of the Finding Nemo movie. Just gorgeous and wonderful, thanks for the fabulous hop Karen x

CCDivaMM said...

Love how you added the look of waves.

Katia said...

I love how you use the ink ombre for coloring the octupus and tortul

D.Ann C said...

Wow! Gorgeous shaker and the waves stencil makes a fab background for your lovely card!

Unknown said...

Great use of color and love the backgrounds!!

Purple Princess said...

Such a fabulous kit!!

Joanne said...

Beautiful samples! Love the soft ocean colors.

Joanne said...

Beautiful samples! Love the soft ocean colors.

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! Such an AMAZING Kit!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the mages!! AMAZING Cards Amy!! I LOVE the Layered Inking you did and the SWEET Shaker Card is my FAVORTE!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Tranquil feeling of it!1 =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Sabrina said...

Beautiful cards!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Beautiful cards and very inspirational. Love the background you created on the second card:)

Crystal said...

The sentiments in this kit are so cute!

Cris G. said...

Gorgeous projects! The stamps are amazing in realistic style! Love the difference of color intensity in the waves, very cool effect!

saloni said...

I loved the layering of the octopus with the turtle! Such pretty cards!

Mary Holshouser said...

I collect paper weights.
When I was in Hawaii in January I bought
one that has a jelly fish in it.
the stamp will remind me of that whenever
I use it.
thanks for sharing

Aileene said...

Having been born in Hawaii, I love the card the showcased the octopus and turtle. The turtle is a special sea animal in Hawaii and the octopus is a favorite sea creature of my grandson. Your cards are beautiful.

Michelle said...

I love both cards! Thank you!!!

Cathy Green said...

Very very nice!

Arianna Barbara said...

Awww!!! Definitely one of the most beautiful release! And your cards are really breathless!!! <3

Rebecca Romines said...

What a neat shaker card! I think I'm gonna have to try one now!

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing! I am excited to try out the ombre inks!

Helen F. said...

Beautiful cards, Amy. Love the under the sea stamps and dies in this wonderful kit!

Linda said...

Loved both of your cards but really like the last one using the lavender colors. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

CoolPaperArt said...

I think this set is awesome, I LOVE that HERO ARTS is making so many layered stamps! They are easy and fun. Also, what a great cause! Thanks for sharing!

Deeps said...

Love your cards here. Very nice.

Denise S. said...

Love the waves and the ombre stamping. Looks great.

CarlavdM said...

Super cards you made this time again Amy.

Unknown said...

Love your cards, summer time is the best.

Marianne Brødbæk Møller said...

Beautiful cards, I can't wait until me time, so I can be creative 😀

Dee said...

Two beautiful cards in pastels that shows off the delicacy of the jellyfish!

lost art cards and designs said...

Great set, I like your layering .

Judie said...

Gorgeous cards and colours!

n56leiker said...

Cute cards! I too like the oceanic theme. I really love everything about this kit!

Colorado Crafter said...

Fabulous cards!!! What a great kit!!!

Janis said...

Just so gorgeous!!! I love the wave background you used, too!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Georgee said...

Love your use of tidal wave stencil and shaker card. Loving the sea creatures images, they are fab!

Unknown said...

Love the new kit!

Debra said...

The waves stencil card is stunning.

K. Kaye said...

Great cards! I like the background stenciling you did too.

cassie said...

These are terrific! The kit looks like fun!!!

Emma Rose said...

Lovely cards, love the soft colours :)

Anja said...

These underwater creatures and soft colors are just awesome!

Debbie A. said...

Great cards! I especially love the shaker card-the sequins are gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us and for taking part in this fun hop and great giveaway.

Brenda in IN said...

Both of these cards are truly lovely. I love the shaker and the the background on the second card is just stunning. The colors you used are so perfect to depict the ocean.

Unknown said...

Love the kit and your cards! So pretty!

Barbara said...

I love the sea theme. Your cards are spectacular.

eliza said...

Looks great!

scrappergirl56 said...

Cool cards...love the one with the turtle...

knottedscraps said...

I love both cards..and especially the one with jelly fish! Reminds me of my staycation at Resorts World Sentosa where there's a whole tank of jellies.

Taunya Butler said...

Your cards are so fantastic - they capture the essence of sea life and the beauty of it too!! You rock!!

Patt H. said...

Awesome cards!! I love the shaker card & the waves background on the 2nd one is wonderful.

Mamaz said...

I especially love the shaker card! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

I love the colors in the shaker card! It's such a pretty color! Nice job, Amy. Off to the next stop on the blog and I will hop even with a broken foot! LOL

Lisa said...

These are awesome! That octopus....I do love octopi. I don't know why....but I do. I do I do I do-oo. Sorry. That was in my head. Welcome to good burger. Sorry. This is what you get when I'm sleepy.

Marianne said...

Love the soft look of your cards and the look of the ombre inks on your turtle and octopus. Just gorgeous!

lilvtchic said...

love how you used the wave stencil! i need to get that!!

Jess said...

Beautiful card love the waves.

Elizabeth said...

Love your cards! TFS!

patti said...

I love both cards but the shaker card is my favorite!!

Paulette S said...

Hi Amy! I love the soft subtle colors in both cards. These ocean animals are amazing. Love the colors you used and how you pull the eye across the card with the accent colors of the ribbon and strips of add'l colored card stock. Thanks, Paulette Still
Craftqueen417 at yahoo
HTTPS://paulettesrpettypapercrafts.wordpress.com

Sherry Butcher said...

Wonderful! Love both cards and the Purples are great, my fave color. Thanks for sharing.

Kris in Alaska said...

Fabulous shaker card!

Kathy Mc said...

Both cards are awesome, Amy! After seeing you gals showcase this kit, I'm loving it.

ARTnas said...

Your cards are soo beautiful! I love the soft colors. Thanks for sharing :)

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

Your cards are so sweet and serene looking. Love the soft colors. Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

Brandi R said...

Super pretty cards! Love the designs. This is a fantastic kit ♥

MJ gotta Blog said...

Always love a shaker card. Especially like the jellyfish 'quietly' hanging out in the background. I love the way the colors used on the border allow the images to pop.

Gwen said...

Love your design on this! Beautiful colors!

Kate B said...

Your cards are fantastic! This kit looks amazing, thanks for the chance to win!

Marta said...

I am soooo excited about this kit. It's beautiful.

Unknown said...

Can't wait to make a shaker card.