Hero Arts and A2Z Scrapbooking Digital Blog Hop!

hopgraphicHello everyone and happy Monday to you!!  Today we are excited that Hero Arts will be hosting a blog hop with A2Z Scrapbooking, their new digital retailers.  Currently, a2z Scrapboooking offers a selection of Hero Arts digital goodies, but in the coming weeks, they will be adding to their collection and stocking Hero Arts entire range.  To celebrate Hero Arts new collaboration, a number of artists from a2z Scrapbooking and Hero Arts, teamed up to provide you with a whole host of inspiration and fun.  Just hop along and see how our digital products can be used.

You should be arriving from Kelly Latevola’s blog.  If this is your first stop you’ll want to begin at Hero Arts blog so you don’t miss out on any of the fun, interesting projects we are sharing.

And to add to the excitement, a2z Scrapbooking will be giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky commenter.  Prize winners will be randomly selected from ALL Comments received on the participating designer’s blogs.  The more comment you leave along the hop, the better your odds of winning, so be sure to comment on every blog, starting with this Hero Arts blog!!  You have until Sunday August 31st at 11:59 EST to leave your comments and the winner will be announced on the 3rd of September on the a2z Scrapbooking blog.

So now on to the fun!! I wanted to stay with a2z scrapbooking current theme of encouragement so I created a series of cards that boost encouragement.  I used Hero Arts Digital Artistic Circles!!  This set of circles are amazing!! They are a must have.

Artistic Circles

With that said, lets take a look at my cards:

Be Fearless

Be Fearless was colored with Copic Markers V04, B06, V12, and V17

Be Generous

Be Generous was created with Inktense color pencils Poppy Red, Apple Green, Sun Yellow and Tangerine

Be Strong

Be Strong was colored with Distress Ink Markers Peacock Feathers, Ripe Persimmon, Tumbled Glass and Squeezed Lemonade

Be Yourself

Be Yourself was created with Copic Markers B00, B04, B12 and B14

The Be Series

The “Be” Series!

So what do you think?  Its a must have digital set, right!! I totally agree!  These cards were so easy to create.

I created these card panels in Photoshop, but any photo editing software would work.

Artistic Circles MKT2.2I sized and resized each circle so that they were centered on each card panel.  That didn’t take long at all.  Once my placement was create I printed one sheet and cut my panels down to 4 x 5.25.

Then I colored each of the circles with different mediums and added Hero Arts Gems to the center of each circle.  I used each medium to color the gem.

To stay with the digital theme, I created each sentiment in Photoshop and cut them out, flagged them and added them to the front of the card.

I tied bakers twine around the card panel for more detail.  I added foam adhesive to back of each card panel and adhered that to the card base.

Easy as pie!!

Let me know what you think!!

If you would like any of the products that I used on this card please head on over to the a2z Scrapbooking store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your entire purchase.

Now on to the Fabulous Lisa Spangler blog to see what she has come up with!!!

Just in case you missed anyone here is the entire list of blogs participating in the hop!

Hero Arts
Tami Hartley
Kelly Latevola
Kymona Tracey ← You Are Here
Lisa Spangler
Michelle Liimatainen
Kathy Wade
Lucy Abrams
Chitra Nair
Char K
Ruth Bosner
Jocelyn Olson
Zoey Scarpelli
Stephanie B
Kelly Rasmussen
a2z Scrapbooking

Supplies used:

Artistic Circles   Diamond Gems  Copic Markers  Derwent Inktense  Distress Markers

Have fun on your hop today!


80 thoughts on “Hero Arts and A2Z Scrapbooking Digital Blog Hop!

  1. Beautiful sets of cards! I love how many fabulous ideas you’ve already show us with this set and now I know I MUST have it!! I’m in LOVE with the “purple” version and now want to try and see what I can do! So happy to see you here in the HOP and totally having fun creating with you and all the a2z Design Team!!

    • Hey Lisa!!! Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. Yes, the purple card is my favorite. The colors really rock on that card. I love being this team too. You ladies are phenomenal. So much talent in one place, I totally love it.

  2. Such amazingly beautiful and inspirational cards!! I feel like you might be speaking to me with some simple advice – Be Fearless, Be Generous, Be Strong, Be Yourself!! Love the strong sense of “you can do it” these cards and messages send!! The coloring on each one makes them all seem so different even though the images are the same – WOW , you rocked this!!!

  3. I love the way you colored each circle a different color and added a different strong sentiment to each these would be great cards to bundle up and give as a gift or send one at a time to some.one who may need some encouragement just lovely each and every one!

  4. Such a beautiful collection of cards, Kymona! I love how you used different mediums to color them, and that you kept your design CAS! You’ve done an amazing job with the digi’s!

    • Hey Barb! Thank you for your kind comment. CAS is my style!! I wanted to try the different mediums because I don’t all ways get to use them. I’ve never used distress markers. I have them just never used them so I thought this was the perfect time to pull them out.

  5. Hi Kymona,

    These are gorgeous! These would make a beautiful gift. I agree with Melissa they remind me of a spirograph. And the messages would be great for a middle school girl:) Thank you for participating in the hop!

    Linda Crissman
    a2z Scrapbooking Purchasing Director

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  8. Really love this “Be” series…I enjoy coloring mandalas, and I appreciated your strong “Be” encouragement, too. And the Maya Angelou quote on your blog! Lots of inspiration here, thanks!

    • Hey Barbara-Jean!! Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m into encouragement. Young women and men need a lot of it. I have to children and I need them to know that they are wonderful no matter what people say. I love Maya Angelou!! Her and I shared the same birthday!

  9. Kymona, first time on your blog, and I love what I see here!! I really need to start using my Photoshop again to create with the Hero Arts digital stamps. I’m having so much fun hopping along. Great job on the coloring!! What type of printer did you use for printing the sentiments? I have a laser jet. Thanks for sharing!! cal8007 at aol dot com

    • Hey Carmen!! Thank you so much for your kind comment. Yes, open that photoshop and create! I’m so happy you like the hop. I hope it really gets your creative juices flowing. I use a Inkjet Epson XP-810, nothing fancy. I print everything with that printer. Oooo, a laser jet, that’s nice.

  10. Wow!! Your cards are so lovely. I love that you made 4 cards that were so similar but they are different. (redundant, I know!) However, I LOVE each and every one. Your color choices rock and I love the added touch of the twine. And these are DIGITAL images. I have not tried to use digital images because I am so afraid that the color will bleed when I try to ink them with Copics. I do not have a laser printer, though I am trying to convince my husband to buy one. Thank you for the lovely inspiration!!

    • Hey Nora!! Thank you for your wonderful comment. Yes, they are digital images!! You can work magic with them. I wasn’t a big user of digital images either but have really grown to love them. I do not have a laser printer. I have an Epson XP-810 printer that I got off of Amazon for under $200. It handles my thick card stock well. No laser for me.

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  12. These cards look great…love the CAS design and the variety of sentiments. Thanks for giving us the details on how you printed out this digi with the dimensions too. I can totally see this a quick and easy gift card set.

    • Hey Twyladavis!! Thank you for your kind comment. In regards to my coloring, I just followed my whimsy. I knew I wanted to use the different mediums because not everyone use just one set. So I wanted so show how all of them hold up. You should give them a try.

  13. What a cool set of cards! Love how you kept the “encouragement” theme throughout, and colored the images with different mediums. Thanks also for the tips on how to do these–I always love to hear how crafters create their projects. Hope you have an excellent day!

    • Hey Andrea!! Thank you so much for your kind comment. Your welcome! I love to share how I make my cards because I love to see other people try and make them too. So I hope you try these cards out. They are easy to use.

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