Hopping with Hero Arts


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Happy, happy Monday! I am definitely happy to be sharing something so fun from from my friends at Hero Arts today!

MMH-300x359I’m a fan of their My Monthly Hero monthly card and stamp kits, so I was really excited when I realized that Marianne and the Copic Marker team would be collaborating with them this month!  The kit pairs so well (perfectly!) with the teaching content of our new Copic Flowers Class and Marianne Walker’s Coloring Foundations Book ~ Flowers!



The March My Monthly Hero kit contains: 12 coloring cards printed on XPressIt paper, coordinating stamps and dies, an Intense Black ink cube (alcohol marker-friendly), extra XPressIt paper, assorted notecards, and a package of gems.

There are three optional add-on for this kit:

 These kits are only available while supplies last (I missed one of my favorites a few months ago because I waited too long to order!). When they are gone, they are GONE. (My Hero Arts friends mean it!)

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On the card I’m sharing today, I repeatedly stamped this cute image from the set Marianne’s Flowers over a card front sized piece of XPress It Blending card and then added Happy Birthday from Ribbon Messages. My flowers are colored with Y32, Y35 and Y38. I had done a little caucus on my Instagram last night requesting votes on potential flower centers… In the end, voter turnout was a little soft, and I made an executive decision to color the centers brown with the E20s. (You can follow my Instagram HERE.)

My leaves are colored with G40, G43 and G46. And, the background of my card is colored with BG00, BG11 and BG13.

The trick to coloring the large background is to keep the edges of your ink wet as you work across the design. Wet ink blends better. So, I tend to work in quadrants, completing one at a time and then moving on.

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I was teaching this exact class in St. Louis over the weekend, and I’m headed to Seattle, Calgary and Sacramento soon! So if flowers are of interest to you, please check it out here.

I do hope you have a chance to check out the ROCKSTAR ladies on the hop today! They are all beautiful souls, and I’m excited to see their fabulous coloring and fun projects!
Marianne Walker
Marianne Walker
Sharon Harnist
Cindy Lawrence
Lori Craig — you are here
Debbie Olson
Michelle Houghton
Mariana Grigsby
Libby Hickson

I have more to share from this kit tomorrow, so check back!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful Monday!

99 responses to “Hopping with Hero Arts

  1. Pretty card.

  2. Great card and I love the flowery background with the banner sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. Great coloring on the card! Love it.

  4. barbara lassiter

    Beautifully colored card….so lovely. Great kit!

  5. Denise Bryant

    Gorgeous card! Love your coloring and the beautiful color combo you used! Awesome kit and add ons!

  6. Such beautiful colouring and I love your colour combination!

  7. Harriet Skelly

    Lori your coloring is lovely – that is a really sweet image!

  8. Delightful card. Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. Such a pretty card..and of course, your coloring is perfect! Love this kit and had mine on order…I Love Copics and I love Hero Arts…great combo!

  10. Love the simplicity! Reminds me of small yellow wildflowers that bloom in the summer in fields around my home 🙂

  11. love your card—very pretty!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Sandra Schroeder

    I love that you created the paterned paper background with the stamps. Beautiful card.

  13. Love the softness of your card. The coloring is so gorgeous!

  14. I love this trio of flowers. Great colors. Thanks for the tip about the background.

  15. Oh oh oh, really need/want these. They are just gorgeous. I’m in love (again) T xx

  16. Would that I could take one of your classes, Lori. CT is too far away from where the action is!

  17. Evelyn Vasquez

    So pretty and delicate.

  18. Beautiful! I love those clusters of flowers!

  19. Brithzi Sandy

    Beautiful card. I like the brown flower centers.

  20. Lori this is beautiful! I am loving this new kit!

  21. WOW!! This is STUNNING!

  22. How lovely, I really like the soft colours!!

  23. I like the brown flower centers. A little non traditional. Lovely lovely card. Thank you for the detailed information on how you colored the image and the Copic numbers you used. It helps so much for a newbie Copic user like me.

  24. I love that stamp set… adorable!

  25. This new kit as well as the optional add-ons are fabulous. Your card is a lovely, simple card.

  26. Your card and coloring are delightful. This kit makes me happy!

  27. LOVE this Lori! (and I smiled when I saw you went with brown centers!)

  28. very pretty card. . . .the background really lets the flowers shine. . .

  29. Lovely card and the colors are so Springy!

  30. The flower cluster makes such a pretty background.

  31. Beautiful card Lori. I love the way the blue makes those flowers pop. Can’t wait to see what you have tomorrow.

  32. Love how soft your flowers look.

  33. Such a lovely color palette!!!

  34. Love the muted colors, so pretty.

  35. Lovely card and beautiful coloring!

  36. Such a sweet card, Lori, and I love your color choices. Beautifully done!

  37. This trio of flowers is one of my favorite images from the set. Love the delicate look of your card!

  38. Lovely card with pastel flowers that look so delicate. Anyone would love to receive this card. TFS

  39. so, so pretty! am enjoying everyone’s talent!

  40. Oh that soft look looks so pretty.

  41. Love , love the soft colors you’ve used! Your card is so pretty!

  42. Your card is beautiful! I love all the different flowers in this kit!

  43. Carol Monteleone

    The card is lovely. Love the soft colors that you used.

  44. Sweet card did you make with this kit, nice!

  45. Sabrina Radican

    Absolutely beautiful!!!

  46. Lovely sprung card

  47. Cynthia Daugherty

    The soft colored background is lovely with these flowers!

  48. Very pretty card and great coloring.

  49. What a great card! The colors are so beautiful!

  50. Becca Yahrling

    Lovely card and I think the brown centers were the perfect choice on the flowers.

  51. They are so pretty that any neutral color would be fine, I think.

  52. Beautiful card, Lori! I love the dimension on those flowers!
    Take care!

  53. Lovely Lori, love the background

  54. Beautiful card – I love the colors you chose!

  55. Your card is lovely. The colors you chose are great.

  56. Bobbie Bluegill

    Wonderful kit. You used it so beautifully.

  57. Sharon Roselli

    This card is so pretty. Great coloring can hardly wait to see what tomorrows card will be. This is a must have kit.

  58. Love your card!! Especially that light blue background frame with brown!

  59. Such sweet flowers. Love your card.

  60. Teresa Godines

    Love how you colored the sentiment. Beautiful background too. TFS

  61. I don’t follow you on Instagram so couldn’t vote. That said, I like the E20s centers. They are perfect with the flowers. 🙂

  62. So sweet and beautiful! Love the colors ♥

  63. Love how the brown scalloped background cardstock calls to the brown flower centres and makes them pop. Lovely feminine card.

  64. Nancy Dempsey

    I love how you used brown on your card. So sweet and soft.

  65. this is so sweet and thanks for the tip on coloring a large background.

  66. Beautiful card and coloring! This is an amazing kit!

  67. So pretty! I love the combination of colors you chose. Very cheerful! Thanks for the great tips about coloring the background!

  68. Very nice flowers! Great tips on the background coloring.

  69. Wonderful tips in your post! Your sentiment looks so lovely on your card! Thanks!

  70. Thanks for the tip on the background, I am just learning copies so this is very helpful! Beautiful card.

  71. Cute and fresh. Absolutely beautiful.

  72. Linda Duensing

    This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  73. Ashlee McCaslin

    LOVE your pretty card!!!

  74. Beautiful card and coloring:)

  75. super stick chick

    Love the scalloped frame with the pretty flowers.

  76. Super Card, great idea for backgrounds!

  77. Gretchen Wilson

    Great card Lori, I would so love to do a workshop with you again. I keep watching for another time when you come to Indiana,

  78. Marisela Delgado

    What a lovely card! I love that!

  79. I like your selection of colors, so pretty. Thank you for sharing with us.

  80. Liz mcallister

    Your dard is so soft and calm. Nice

  81. Wonderful card!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  82. So pretty! I love it!

  83. What a really fun and gorgeous kit!

  84. Thank you for the information and giveaway!

  85. I love those flowers so beautiful, shaven and well colored making a harmonious whole.

  86. I love the soft color and the blended background. Did you dry out your Copic by any chance? It was such a joy to attend your class here in St. Louis.

  87. Beautiful card! I love the layering and floral background. Thanks for sharing.

  88. An exciting combo of creative products and fabulous examples.

  89. Like the blue and the orange!

  90. love the colors you chose for your beautiful card

  91. Very pretty, I think you picked the perfect color for the centers.

  92. Utterly stunning! I love the color combos! Thanks for sharing.

  93. So very pretty! I like you subtlety with color!!

  94. Pretty card. I like the brown centers with the yellow flowers. The banner was just the addition. Thanks.

  95. Beautiful coloring…not a ‘typical’ color palette and I love that. These colors work so brilliantly together!

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