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Mar 4, 2019

Cowboy Adventures and New Hero Arts March Kit Release

Hello and happy Monday! I don't usually have three days of posts in a row, but last Friday I had some extra time and decided to make a card with the other stamp set I ordered from Hero Arts. Also, today Hero Arts is releasing their new monthly kit and you can see what it looks like at the end of this post.

I ordered this set (Cowboy Adventure) because I thought it would be great for masculine cards, and I really don't have many masculine stamps, although I do have a couple older single cowboy stamps, and this set is great for stamping scenes which I really want to get better at.

Distress Inks & Oxide: 

I started out by covering the bottom 3rd of my card stockwith a post-it note, then using distress inks/oxides I inked up the rest of the card, starting with  Anique Linen ink, then Victorian Velvet ink. Next I started at the other end with Faded Jeans ink and following with Seedless Preserves ink until it met with the Victorian Velvet ink. I added more of the same colors over each color to blend. Next I removed the post it note and added Bundled Sage Oxide in to the bottom portion and used a torn post it note for some masking with more  bundled sage ink and an ink applicator tool. I decided everything was a little too bright, so I went over the whole card with Vintage Photo   distress ink and a blending tool, to deepen the colors. Next I stamped the plants, cowboy and dog and the horizontal line that is part of the set. The small dots you can see on parts of the image panel were done with Stampin Up's retired set Itty Bitty Backgrounds (can most likely be found on ebay). Sentiment is part of the set, stamped with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink onto white card stock. I added some hemp twine and brad and layered the inked panel onto some pattern paper from my scraps.

The stamp set is also available as a combo with matching dies - Cowboy Adventures and Die Set, but I got the set without the dies.

Challenges I am sharing with:
The Male Room - Masculine
Make My Monday - something new (stamp set is brand new to me)
Alphabet Challenge - Twine
Brown Sugar - Transportation
Addicted to Stamps - Anything But a Square
Di's Digis Designs - Include an Animal
Crafteezee - Vintage
Crafty Animals - Animals
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Pattern Papers
Mix It Up Challenge - Inked Backgrounds
Sparkles Forum Challenges - Animals
Crafting By Designs - Silhouettes

Anything Goes themes:
Simon Says Wednesday // Dare 2B Artzy Challenges // Lil Patch of Crafty Friends // The Corrosive Challenges // We Love 2 Create // A Gem of a Challenge // Catch The Bug // A Bit More Time to Craft // A Perfect Time To Craft // Crafts Galore Encore // Creatalicious Challenges // Happy Craft Challenge // Love to Craft // Not Just Cards // The Creative Crafters // Crafting-With-Friends // Creative Fingers // Crafting With An Attitude // Crafty Creations // Creative Moments // The Crafty Addicts // Word Art Wednesdays 

As I mentioned above, today Hero Arts is also releasing their March My Monthly Hero kit. I am a kit subscriber so my kit will be shipped automatically, but it can now also be ordered from the Hero Arts site.

Here is what this month's kit looks like:

The large aquarium die looks like so much fun! I might actually try making a shaker card with it (I've only made a couple of those, many many years ago following a technique challenge on splitcoast when I filled it with chunky glitter and the other one with sand.

You can purchase a kit here if you are interested. And remember, Hero Arts does ship free within the United States with a $50 or more order.
Some wonderful Add-ons  have been released as well, you can actually purchase all Add-ons (not including the kit) in a set at a reduced price of $215.00. (Not in my budget unfortunately!) But of course they can also be purchased separately here.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Hope it's a great one. Super cold and windy here today but at least there is plenty of sunshine!

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  1. Such a gorgeous masculine card Ellibelle. In love with your background. Thanks for joining in on the Anything goes Challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge Community

  2. Fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Sherry x

  3. A fabulous masculine card! Love the scene you created. Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” March Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again next month!
    Carole x DT

  4. Awesome card!! Love the scene you have created!

  5. Wow what a gorgeous card! Love the whole Cowboy theme as it reminds me of my Dad. He was a Yorkshireman who wanted to be a cowboy lol. Thank you for sharing with us at Craftyhazelnut's PPC XXX

  6. What a wonderful scene you've created! Love it!
    Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create! Jane (DT) xxx

  7. Love love love this! LOVING that scene you created!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Fabulous guy card. I love the colour of the sky. Thanks for joining us at Make my Monday. Love Dawn x

  9. Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at The Crafty Addicts, good luck with your entry hope to see you again soon :)

  10. You've made a wonderful scene. Great masculine card. Thanks for joining our chalellenge änything but a square"at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

  11. I think this is a lovely masculine design. Great job using your inks and giving the paper an aged look. Thanks for joining our challenge at Catch the Bug.

  12. What a great scene you created. Thank you for playing along with us this month. Lisa DT Crafty Animals

  13. Great job with the silhouette scene!
    Thank you for joining Creative Moments.
    Hugs from Africa!

  14. Wow! This card is so lovely! The colors and design and everything is totally up my alley. Thank you so much for sharing. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room this challenge.

    X Lise Mariann, DT

  15. Amazing scene, so skillfully created. Love the sentiment, such a good match! Thanks for playing at The Male Room, hope to see you joining in with future challenges too.

  16. What a wonderful, original male card! thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges

  17. What a cute creation. Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug for our Anything Goes Challenge. Good luck. Hope to see you again soon.
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, Bugaboo/Catch the Bug DT

  18. Fabulous card! I love the scene you created. Thanks for joining us at Di’s Digi Challenge.


  19. Lovely Work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers, A Bit More Time to Craft and Not Just Cards. Hope to see you again next time.

  20. Love this new release and this amazing masculine card.

  21. What a fab male card. Love the cowboy theme. Thank you for taking part in the March "Love To Craft Challenge". DT Sam x

  22. a very stylish card!
    thank you so much for playing along with us at sparkles monthly !

    hugs and kisses from germany
    Silvi xoxo

  23. This is a really great card - great background work!
    Thanks for joining us at MIUCB!

  24. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sparkles, good luck!!! Amy DT

  25. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MIU, good luck!!! Amy DT

  26. A fabulous CAS card! Thank you for joining our animal challenge over at Sparkles this month, I do hope you'll join us again very soon,
    Love Jacky x
    Sparkles DT

  27. A fantastic masculine card! Thank you for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, and hope you can join us again soon ~ Janice DT

  28. This is great! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. Good luck!

  29. Ride em cowboy, a super card. Great fun for any western fan. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday, we greatly appreciate your interest in our challenge. Caz. DT.

  30. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional CAS” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    (DT Aud Sentiments Challenge)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…


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