Friday, December 18, 2009

HERO ARTS 2010 CATALOG BLOG HOP


WELCOME to the Hero Arts Blog Hop!!!! I am sure you are having a wonderful time seeing all the stamp reveals for the new 2010 catalog!!!


Up first I want to show you this CG 140 POPPY BACKGROUND. I wanted to highlight it's beauty, so I kept the surrounding papers muted, but still managed to incorporate a few of my favorite Hero Arts background stamped images :)

For the stamped image I began by inking a white cardstock in various shades of Tim Holtz Distress Inks....tattered rose, worn lipstick, fired brick, spiced marmalade and dried marigold. Then it was spritzed with water mixed with a few drops of Ranger's Perfect Pearls in colour Opal. Then the coloured background was stamped with the Poppy image inked in aged mahogany. I can envision so many different colour combos to use with this poppy stamp...I could play for hours and hours with it!!!!

Hero Arts stamps: CG140 Poppy Background, CG119 Flourish Background, S5264 Antique Flower Background, and CL140 Thinking of You Messages.
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks by Ranger
Paper: Bo Bunny
Pearls: Hero Arts
Buttons: Basic Grey
Ribbon: Martha Stewart
Punch: Fiskars
Buttons: unknown






As soon as I saw this new set CL401 SPECKLED ORNAMENTS, I knew it could also work really would well for a "manly" card. I used a subtle lined paper to act as a guide for my stamping....easy peasy :)





The stamp images were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in colour broken china, and stamped onto the grid paper. Then the image was heat embossed with Tim Holtz Distress Embossing powder in colour peeled paint. After it cooled, the "release" crystals were rubbed off revealing some of the inked colour underneath. I love the matte look and when you rub the crystals off they leave a little colour behind on your paper for that perfect distressed look :)

Hero Arts Stamps: CL401 Speckled Ornaments and CL342 Everyday Sayings.
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger
Paper: Papertry Ink, Making Memories and Bazzil
Buttons: Basic Grey
Punch: Fiskars
Misc twine and ribbon



CL 381 SWEET WONDERFUL YOU
Look at this set!!!! Oh my.....I was soooo excited to pull out my Copics and colour! I had so much fun colour coordinating her outfit to the background image that I had also coloured with my Copics. Prisma's would work so well too!!




CL380 TRULY APPRECIATED I also fell deeply in LOVE with this sentiment set, I just LOVE how they mixed the font style and size! AND those cute flowers too!!! It will be PERFECT for so many cards!!!

Hero Arts stamps: CL381 Sweet Wonderful You, CG123 Flower Wallpaper, CL380 Truly Appreciated, and K5107 Screen Shadow.
Ink: Memento rich cocoa, Tim Holtz, and Copics.
Paper: PTI and Bazzil
Brads: Basic Grey
Punch: Fiskars

Well... that's it for me, hope you all are enjoying the journey :) Your next stop is to visit the oh so talented Shari Carroll!!! http://shari-design.blogspot.com/2009/12/hero-arts-blog-hop-with-shari.html

Remember, if you find a link that doesn't work, you can always hop back to the Hero Arts Blog for a list of direct links to all the blogs in the hop!

Have a WONDERFUL DAY HOPPING ALONG!!!
Hugs,
TRace
P.S. I will be away on holidays from Dec 19th till Dec 28th...NO internet , NO crafting supplies how will I survive?????.......Wishing everyone HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!!!

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Kathy said...

Stunning stunning!!!!!!! All works of art..off to hop!
Hugs

Deb Smith said...

Thank you for the idea for a male oriented card. Sometimes that is difficult.

Vicky said...

Oh great project! I love the new stamp sets!

FirstLady Jen said...

Okay, this blog hop is dangerous - I want all the new stamps!

Patricia said...

Great cards i love it

fika said...

Tracey, love your artwork.. so STUNNING and thanks for the manly card. Can't believe that you can come up with manly card using the speckled ornament.. soo clever!!

Sarah said...

Wow!! You just ROCK, Tracey! Amazing, amazing cards!

LOLena said...

CL401, Speckled Ornaments is a beautiful stamp set. I love your card...reminds me of vintage wallpaper. Have a great day.

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Wow! Your projects are wonderful! I love them all! Happy Holidays!

Lysa said...

Great cards!!

Virginia L. said...

FABULOUS cards!!!

Scrapalooza said...

love these!

Fifi said...

really love those messages, such a great size

Tami B. said...

Love the distress embossed card with the lined paper. Gorgeous and the first one with all the colors of warm distress in the flowers is completely yummy.

sue wisniewski said...

Like your style of cardmaking. stamping sue

Clare said...

That poppy stamp is SOO pretty!

CinnamonSally said...

I love that poppy stamp looks so versatile, great cards Tracey. Hope you have a lovely relaxing holiday.

Marga said...

Oh I adore these stamps and the way you used them is just stunning!

Godelieve said...

It's going to be so difficult to choose. Gorgeous new stamps, and I love how you used them.

Debbie said...

Beautiful Cards!!!!

Susan McRae said...

Wow Tracey I just love these cards, you've really let the stamps shine! All the colours are gorgeous and as usual fantastic layers and patterns happening!

donna said...

Your cards are awesome!

Krys72599 said...

Love the thinking of you card - that stamp is GREAT!

Tiffany said...

EXCEPTIONAL work Tracey! And I mean that in really bold and capital letters! Wow!! The richness and depth of your colors and design, you amaze me each and every time! Hugs, T

MNJackson said...

love the truly appreciated stamp set!!

Meghan said...

more jaw-dropping cards! you have outdone yourself, as usual!

karlalala said...

travel safe!! thanks for sharing!! smooch!!

iammaryburke said...

Hop Hop Hop

Mary Smith
Columbus, Ohio

divester said...

great cards - I want all the new stamps
wonderful job

Scrapycandy said...

Beautiful cards...and great explanation! Thanks so much for sharing!

marianagrigsby said...

Wow Tracey!!!!! L-O-V-E these cards!!!!!

Rosemary said...

Holey moley! Love that Speckled Ornaments card (well love all of them!)! Another set to add to the list!

Jenn Biederman said...

Beautiful cards, Tracey!!! I love the Speckled Ornaments set...a new fave!!

Lee Anne said...

These are just beautiful! Thanks for showing the entire set on your post. Good luck surviving your trip with no crafting supplies!

JulieHRR said...

Beautiful all--the Speckled Ornaments design is so stunning!

Kathy said...

Love the cards, especially the poppy card. Spectacular.

Scrappycat said...

I LOVE the "thinking of you" card!

Jane said...

GASP and DROOL!!! my brain is spinning! GORGEOUS!!!

Arlene said...

Love the Poppy card... the colors just draw me... wonderful cards - love those little girls too.

Yaneri said...

Wow! how pretty! Love the details of the 1st card!! So cute!
The 2nd one is awesome!! Very creative!!

Happy Holidays!!

marla said...

WOW those girls are wonderful and you did a great job of coloring!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards!!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

I absolutely love those cards. Love the poppy background. Love the colors you've used and I am in love with those speckled ornamental stamps. great inspiration!

marking said...

lovely cards

Deb said...

I really like your use of the speckled ornaments stamp for the manly card - so perfect! Thanks for the idea.

Deirdre said...

Tracey, enjoy your holidays. ADORE your cards - such a wonderful showcase of the new stamps. Love them.

Caroline said...

WOW! All your HA cards are beautiful. I couldn't choose a favorite, You rock!

Meg said...

Your projects are STUNNING! Awesome work!

SusanK said...

The Speckled Ornaments is going to be an awesome 'all-around' stamp set that is a must to have!

Kryssi said...

woohoo tracy, beautiful cards!

Cathy A said...

Tracey, oh my goodness, these are incredible, Love what you have done with the poppy stamp and the engraving ones and such cool colouring of the little girl...just truly wonderful projects....way to go Sista!

Jillisgram said...

Love what you did with the speckled ornaments stamp --- those Tim Holtz products are just my favorite!

Nancy said...

What great cards! I love, love, love the way you blended the stamped images with several cardstocks and trims. Gotta bookmark your blog so I can come back for more!

Nancy said...

Tracey, each one of your cards is truly an artistic inspiration. I love the Poppy Background and the beautiful colors you used. Have a wonderful holiday, enjoy the down time to get creatively recharged.

vegetablog said...

i just can't get over how gorgeous that poppy stamp is. i just love it!! your cards are wonderful, and i hope you survive your hiatus from crafting (it's going to be a similar thing for me!!)

~qsogirl from vegetablog

annms said...

I am in love with the CL381 set. You made beautiful cards to share.

thestormyone said...

loving the the cards. i agree love the poppy stamp.

Brooke said...

Speckled ornaments is just a gourgous stamp. love the card you made with it!

scarthur said...

So pretty! Love the cards!!

Fliss said...

Beautiful, beautiful work and I've found another set for my wish list. Those speckled ornaments are to die for!
Thanks for sharing.

Jenn said...

Just stunning cards, your work is amazing. And thanks for showing the stamps more, I am falling in love with all of them! Happy holidays!

Linda L. said...

Like how you showed the whole sets of these versatile stamps. Great job.

Anne said...

Hi, Tracey! Spectacular cards! I love the masculine one you made with the Speckled Ornaments set. Great tip on using the subtly lined paper to line them up! :-)

Deb (dcorder) said...

I really, really love that flower stamp! All the cards I've seen with it as the focus are amazing. This one is no exception! EXCELLENT!

Sascha Schmidt said...

Love your beautiful works
go on

Lin said...

First, Merry Christmas, Tracey! I know you'll be back energized and ready to knock our socks off again! LOVE each of your cards, but the poppy background is my fave! I agree, so much possibility with that one! Hugs!

avidstampcarver said...

That Speckled Ornaments stamp looks spectacular!

Stamping Cafe said...

WOW, Tracey! Your cards are amazing, they are perfect in every way!! Love them!

Wish you and your family a very happy and wonderful Holiday Season!!

The Lone Dollier said...

The poppy stamp and the speckled ornament stamp are both wonderful. Gotta add them to my wish list.

Marilyn

Dwita said...

Wowowow, Tracey... you showed us all the new stamps.. Ah... They are so fabulous. You really created great cards using all those stamps. Love your doll card colors...

Mary said...

Love the cards!! Just Awesome!!

Lindasueanne said...

Wow, your cards are so elegant! Beautiful! And I love your colouring!

Nancy Y said...

terrific cards - and how fun to open the page and see you running, I started running this summer and plan on running in our town's 5K for Valentines day... not sure I'll get up to marathons tho!

Squelly said...

Oh my goodness!! Your cards are BEAUTIFUL, the last one (with the girl) is to die for!!! Great colors!!

Linda said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing! Have safe travels.

Linda

mustavcoffee said...

Brilliant cards. I love how you've used the speckled ornaments stamps in a repeating pattern and wonderful colours, it's great for men, as you say, Thank you for sharing.

SnapWhiz said...

Thank you for including pics of the stamps on your blog! Journey safely back home! TFS your creations and the hop!!

craftlyn said...

My "want" list is growing with each hop! Love your use of the poppy stamp!!

Rebecca said...

Does Hero have a new set that I don't like? No, they do not. I like them all! Speckled Ornaments.....MUST HAVE!

Anne Marie said...

Super duper cards! Just love what you did with your cards! Off to the next stop!

Matildy Jane Designs said...

Thanks for putting up a pic of the actual stamps! Can't wait to get them!

Christine said...

Thanks for the cards and the peak at the actual stamps!

ArlaMo said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Debstamps said...

Love that beautiful poppy card...I've ordered Truly Appreciated, and now have to add the Speckled Ornaments to my list! Great work Tracey!

Celina said...

So beautiful! I absolutely love the colors and composition of your cards :) The buttons and borders really set off the stamps wonderfully :)

Mauze said...

Your cards are great!! Love the second one most.

"Stampgram" said...

I love both the poppies and the speckled ornaments...and you made them all look so beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

Nancy said...

Great cards for men, women and little girls.

Lea L. said...

These are gorgeous! So many fantastic details!

~Lea

Beverly said...

Beautiful and elegant cards. I keep saying--that poppy stamp is MINE! Have a wonderful holiday!

Rachelle said...

LOVE! what you did with the distress powder. Looks awesome!

Be(e) said...

Stunning cards. I'm crazy about those speckled ornaments.

imteresa said...

I love the background on that last card. Beautiful!

GabrielaD said...

Great job! I love the poppy stamp.

Pegg S said...

How did I not realize you had a blog?! I will be adding to my Reader. Love your samples with the new stamps! I am very excited. I need to find time to craft/stamp in the new year. That's my resolution :)

McStamper said...

Love your cards. Glad I found your blog.

judy1223 said...

Wow, Tracey! All of your cards are lovely, but I especially love the poppies! Great job...and happy holidays to you, too!

Krissy said...

the poppy card is stunning! I must have the little girls and the sentiments sets! Oh - the wish list is getting long!

Fiorella said...

Those poppies are terrific!!!!

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Oh wow! Beautiful cards! Merry Christmas!
~ky

Debra said...

I really like the speckled stamps..looks like more fun coming my way!

teresa said...

Great cards!!! Love them all. The man card looks so handsome.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

These are just beautiful!!!

Lisa said...

All really awesome cards, but seriously I am LOVING the card with the Speckled Ornaments. You really did an amazing job on that one. Beautiful!

Katie said...

Those poppies are stunning! And the Speckled Ornaments...thanks SO SO much for the inspiration!

Tere said...

Love your cards!!!!!!!
thanks for sharing!

priya said...

Thanks so much for showing your wonderful cards!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the new hero stuff!! hop hop hop...

Leni said...

Super, super beautiful. All your cards are amazing! They have the right finishing touches.

Anette H said...

Tracey, you make my jaw drop! These cards are AMAZING!!!!! Have a great holiday, enjoy the time off, and we'll be right here waiting for your return!!
Hugs, Anette :o)

Becs Attwood said...

Great cards. Thanks for the peeks of the full sets - very exciting.

rfeiertag said...

What an amazing card you created with the sweet wonderful you set.

snarflemarfle said...

I'm going to have to agree with a previous poster who said this hop is dangerous! You have moved the speckled ornaments to the tippy-top of my GOT-TO-HAVE list!! And I've never heard of the crackled paint embossing powder. That's fun, too!!

Candy said...

Great stamps. Nice style....love your work.

Sally said...

Cards on snow! I love it. The distress ink and powders make a wonderful effect.

Denise said...

love your cards. thanks for sharing. :D

Denise said...

Wonderful work. Thanks for the peeks of the full stamp sets.

{VICKI} said...

just hoppin thru

gypsylcm said...

Wonderful cards ... enjoy your trip )

Christy said...

Tracey, thanks for sharing the sets with us, that is an awesome way to see producst and a finished product. Thanks for sharing with us!

Holly said...

Thank you for posting pictures of the stamps you used. I have not seen the sets yet and that was very helpful
thank you

crafty creations said...

brilliant work - fantastic stamps - have a lovely Christmas x Hilda

Betty Kimmel said...

I love these stamps! Happy Holidays to you too!
TFS
-BK

JKB said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Fun Hop! What a wonderful way to wind down the year!

Jaana said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the poppy stamp..

Martine said...

Love the girl card! happy Holiday!

Mabel said...

Love how you used the new stamps, great cards!!

MrsETaylor said...

I love the first card with those poppies. Talk about a stunning image.

Froggietalks said...

I love the speckled ornaments card, and the girl is too cute.

Karen G (BC)

kee kee said...

Beautiful work! I love the mix of feminine and masculine. Great job :-)

Debby said...

Love how you did the speckled ornaments with the distress powder!

donna mikasa said...

Oh, Tracey...you showcased all the stamps so beautifully! Love all your cards! Happy Holidays!

artycrafty said...

stunning. just stunning! so many awesome projects with these stamps. everyone is soooo talented!

Laura.K said...

Gorgeous cards.

Have a nice holiday.

Laurie said...

These are great cards, really good ideas here.

Sarah said...

Love your color combinations on these great new stamps!

Philip said...

Wow Tracey, wonderful cards as always. Love them. Enjoy your holidays!

Heather Maria

SMK {SK Studios} said...

such pretty cards! love your button embellies :D

Debbie said...

Great cards! love those poppies!

tampatha said...

that poppy card is stunning! thanks for sharing your inspiration of these stamps.

Moni said...

Great cards, so love new stamps! Hugs,Moni

Nancy L. said...

beautiful cards! merry christmas!!

lillianchild said...

Have a truly wonderful holiday season! And thanks for sharing your talents with us.

shazc said...

what a great male card using speckled ornaments stamps

Taly said...

Beautiful cards!

Kathie Bailey said...

Tracey, what beautiful creations! Love that poppy especially!

cricutnewbie said...

Oh beautiful. Love your cards :) Thanks for sharing! Nat

iamacraftymama said...

Loved your cards.

zgagi said...

Super cute cards.

Dixie said...

I especially liked your "manly" card! Well done!

Diana said...

Super big toss up between the first two cards Tracey. They are both incredible! thanks for sharing!

carpediem said...

The speckled ornaments set looks fabulous!

crazydiamond78 said...

your cards are beautiful! especially the first one!

thanks!

Maeghan Magante said...

I'm in love with it all!

DonnJRP said...

Love all the colors in the Hugs card!!
Happy Holidays to all!

Stempeljetje said...

Great cards. Its hard to choose between all those stamps

Robin said...

They are all just beautiful!!! TFS!

Linda w said...

I am truly enjoying hopping today. There have been so many wonderful pieces of artwork created including those here.

Merry Christmas

Erica Hettwer said...

Lovely! :D

Lisa C said...

TRACE! - these are STUNNING! i just love the colors on the poppy card, and that masculine card is amazing, too! as always, great little touches of texture with your ribbons, buttons, and pearls. :) and that little girl - hello! DARLING... perfect colors. this hop has been so much fun! thank you for always being so inspiring. :) hugs! xo

Kathy (krolski) said...

Your cards are beautiful! I LOVE the little girl card! And that poppy card, wow!

Tamara said...

Love these cards! The background with the ink and perfect pearls covered with the stamp is stunning!

Plume said...

Happy Hollidays! And boy is that flourish design stunning.

Sarah said...

Great look with that Speckled Ornaments set. It is just perfect for the distress embossing powders.

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous cards...have a happy holiday
xoxo

Margie H said...

I really love the Speckled Ornament stamp set! My wish list is getting longer!!! LOL! TFS!!

Sue D said...

Great cards--thanks for sharing the different techniques you used.

klasickewpie said...

Beautiful cards! The poppy card is stunning.

Helen F. said...

Beautiful ~ Gorgeous ~ Amazing cards! So happy to have found your Blog on the hop.

Rockstar Mommy said...

Beautiful, beautiful. I especially love the "manly" card.

Donna said...

Wonderful cards!!Thanks for sharing!

Gayle said...

Thank you for sharing with us all. :) What a fun way to spend the morning.

Lucille said...

Tracey - Lovely cards and love the coloring. Wow!

Sabine said...

the ornament card is wonderful, i just love it

Erin said...

I loved your poppy card. The colors are so beautiful on it. :)

Terrie said...

Great cards, thanks for sharing!

n8tvtexan said...

Stunning cards!! Thanks for showing the stamp sets too. Have fun with no interenet or crafting supplies. I could do the no internet but thnk I would go crazy with no crafting. lol

Sarah Anderson said...

Fabulous cards. The speckled ornaments card is really clever, just like vintage wallpaper - yummy! And great to see the stamp sets themselves :)

Pamela said...

Wonderful cards, I like how you used Tim Holtz products on the cards, in my mind they always look better with TH products.Thank you so much for sharing with us, can`t wait till these stamps come out

Ilona said...

Ai, good luck with that stamps- and bites deprived break of yours! Love what you created for this magnificent hop, thanks alot!

KAREN said...

Thank you so much for posting a masculine card with the new sets!

harmonta said...

I like the Truly Appreciated set.

Nina said...

Beautiful cards.

Edna said...

Gorgeous work, really love it all, but especially what you achieved with the popps

ivy said...

trace- your colors choices are always so vibrant! love all your cards showcasing the new stamps!
have a grat vacation!

Hetty said...

Absolutely lovely cards!! Enjoy your vacation
and come back refreshed for a creative New Year!!

madoke said...

Love your cards. Thanks for sharing your art.

Renee said...

the poppy card is just beautiful.
Thanks for all the details on how you made it!

moccavanila said...

OMG...Stunning....stunning cards, Trace!!!
The card with poopy stamp..it's really Beautiful! and love the little girl too....SO darling!!

tam said...

lovely!

paula said...

Wow Tracey I am so happy for you :D. Congrats on the blog hop & your cards are fantastic.

Valonda L. said...

wonderful job! I'm in love with that poppy background! I love that you put pics of the stamp sets themselves next to the projects...great job!

Julie Batta said...

OOOhh, I just got the speckled ornaments stamp set and you are really making me love my decision. Love your cards!!!

Jamie said...

Your cards are absolutely adorable! I also love how you colored and stamped the poppy image--so beautiful. :)

Sandra said...

love the cards!
that poppies stamp is pretty neat!
Sandra

funkycrafter said...

nice cards. love these stamps

Jackie said...

Wow! That Poppy Background card is so fabulous! They are all wonderful and I really like that "manly" card, too - always a challenge for me.

Rena Sawatski said...

The poppy card is gorgeous, and I love the "old world" look of the second card.

Keitha said...

I'm convinced - adding that gorgeous poppy stamp to my wish list!

Hi My name is Mary and I was said...

I love that flower background and with the little girl it all works soooo perfect together. Love that card.

Donna said...

Love your projects,especially the poppy. Thanks for showing us the stamp sets as a whole.

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