Saturday, June 22, 2019

Hopping with Hero Arts


I am so happy to be hopping with my fellow Ellen Hutson design ambassadors, and a whole group of fabulous designers today … we're celebrating our love for Hero Arts!  45 years delighting us with fabulous products!  BTW there are prizes available - more on that later!!

You should have arrived here from the very talented Debi Adams' blog - isn't her card collection amazing?  She's certainly added to my wish list! 

I've used a favorite set from my Hero Arts stash:  Color Layering Koi!  Even though Hero Arts put together a fabulous collection of inks specifically for this Koi set, I've chosen a few Hero Arts inks [I'll list them below] that I love stamped on card stock I've used - EH Oyster Gray!


You'll see another favorite Hero Arts sentiment set used today:  Acts of Kindness  - it provided the little heart-in-a-circle in the pond, and my sentiment today.  Did you catch my little heart-highlight... a bit of humor to draw the eye back to those tail-biting Koi!  Hero Arts' Infinity Nested Ovals provided my Koi pond.

Remember I mentioned prizes?  You can win one of three $25 gift certificates to the Ellen Hutson shop! Winners will be drawn from commenters along the blog hop so make sure to comment at each stop before Friday, June 28th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.

It is now time to send you over to Laurie Willison - no need to be KOI … Laurie never fails to catch my attention!!  lol

=]  Michele

Inks:
Soft Cantaloupe
Soft Pool
Soft Granite, and Chalkboard - from the Shades of Grey cubes
Hero Arts - dies for Color Layering Koi

Here is a complete list of Hop links!

Adelina Starace
Caly Person
Ardyth Percy-Robb
Janette Kausen
Carly Tee Minner
Ilina Crouse
Emily Midgett
Libby Hickson
Kelly Griglione
Julee Tilman
Lisa Spangler
Debi Adams
Michele Ferguson * you are here - thanks!
Laurie Willison
Sandy Allnock
Amy Kolling
Therese Calvird
Lydia Fiedler
Julie Ebersole


73 comments:

Kelsey Thomas said...

Such a pretty card! :)

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Ohh Its Beautiful !!

Marcia Hill said...

Loving everything about this card Michele!! Your Koi are FABULOUS looking and head over heals in LOVE with the colors! A perfect design too! And love your little BIT of snarky humor too! :0)

Deb Selby said...

Love layering dies and this one is so cute

MadeByMeghanK said...

The fish are GORGEOUS! I love this! Great design!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty color combo on your beautiful card! Love the Koi fish!

Bobby said...

No need to be koi, Roy. Gotcha back. LOL. Great stamp layering, Michele.

Karen said...

Lovely card; I love the colors you chose---and they look great on the gray cardstock!

Cat Craig said...

Michele, I’ve just returned from vacation and this morning I scrolled through your posts while I was away.

Your fish look great in that oval frame, the fins make it a perfect shape for framing.
Loving the bees twofers. Great shade of yellow and the EF is perfect foil for your popped up hexi focal point. OMG the bee in the bonnet…or is that a bun…either way it works in my book.

Aaaakkkkk…loving that sweet daisy die. And what a lovely Ombre background.

Love that you tipped the sketch. Great colors.
Your IB77 card is FANTASTIC. The colors and large letter make for a stunning impact.

Your friend, Alex is talented! Those blooms are gorgeous.

I love that you added trees/moss to the buildings. Stunning cityscape.

I am so transported to Paris with your moped and perfume!

That bit of black and white with the light lavender highlights on your cts post is a gorgeous card design. Definitely “borrowing” that idea!

Your inspired by lemons are beautifully colored and I love that bit of ef showing through behind them.

conil said...

I own and love these koi...so realistic, even when they bite eachothers tails. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the colors you used and that sweet little heart.

donna mikasa said...

Tail biting koi? Such a fun design--love every "bit" of your card!

Small Joys said...

Really loved what you did with this stamp set and the colour choices.

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Great card. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Art Conquers said...

These fishes are pretty.. stunning card!

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Little naughty tail biting Koi....lol...the card turned out so cute. And I loved your ending comment....Koi of you...LOL
Thank you so much for sharing.

Lagene said...

Awesome koi card!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is sooo fun!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous color palette and I love that you chose the oval for your design! Another really stunning card, my friend!

Barbara said...

Love this card! It is beautiful and I love the oval to high light the focal point!

Daria Z. said...

Great color combo! This card just makes me smile - as do your puns!!

cghundley said...

Very fun card
and lovely inking.
Carla from Utah

Sue D said...

I like this sentiment and the colors of the koi.

Stef Perry said...

Great card with these pretty koi and layered inside the oval die cut layer!

Jane Booth said...

I really like the goldfish! Great card!

Kristen Snoozy said...

Wow, the Koi really grab your attention and the placement is perfect!

lostinpaper said...

Great colour combo and fabulous detailed almost CAS design, Brilliant Michele!

Carolyn said...

Kindness is a beautiful thing and so is your card

Jeanne said...

Terrific card, Michele. I like how your Koi are circling around the love in the center. The colors are lovely and so is the sentiment. Leave it to you to be clever in the way you encouraged readers to move to the next blog in the hop. :)

Sugar Land Scrapper said...

Lovely Card.

Tracey McNeely said...

Your coi fish are absolutely amazing!

Patti H. said...

Love your design & the koi are beautiful! Great card!

Terri Emanuel said...

Such beautiful colors you used.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

What a cute card! I have this koi stamp set- thank you for some new ideas to use it!

Susan B. said...

I have this stamp set and it's so nice to see different color choices! Beautiful.

Cyndi said...

Wonderful card. I've loved those Koi since the first time I saw them, and you've done a wonderful job showcasing them.

Brebda said...

Ooooh the fish look so pretty on your card! Thank you for sharing. Brenda West

Papercraft Boutique said...

Gorgeous koi and a heart-in-a-circle pond, Michele! The color combo and the circle in an oval window design are fantastic!
Hideko xx

Zlatka said...

Beautiful card!

Lisa Byers said...

Love the koi fish, beautiful design. Gorgeous colors too!!

Lisa Elton said...

Love these two circling about and your color choices are fabulous! The subtle heart you added to the sentiment is a lovely touch. Very pretty Michele!

Gab said...

Beautiful card ... those fish look amazing!

Savannagh Kacey said...

There's a really nice yin/yang quality to your card. I'm so happy you chose to do it on gray, which kept the whole card quiet and peaceful.

Jeannie said...

Love this koi card. So pretty.

K. Eley said...

So beautiful! Love those Koi! Makes me want to get my set out right now! If only it wouldn't wake anyone!

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous colour choices, Michele ... the sense of elegant movement of these koi is fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

Nana Griffin said...

Such a cute card. Love the fish.

Karthikha said...

What a lovely card! :)

Teri S. said...

Love the movement of these goldfish. Your card is lovely.

Janet said...

What a lovely Koi card! Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win. :D

brinkleyboy said...

I love how you made the koi form a circle! This is such a very pretty card.

LSmith said...

Great card, love the Koi fishy circle!

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors on your koi and the popped up fin on both of them.

Joy Meadows said...

Such a beautiful use of the Koi stamps, Michele! Love the colors you used for them.

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Your details on this kool koi pond are darling, but your quirky writing brought lots of smiles and giggles to my evening hopping! Thanks, Michele.

Debbie Rumpza said...

I LOVE the Koi Pond! Oh my gosh. I need this stamp set. Beautiful card.

Mona said...

Very pretty card! I really love the colors!

Dee Earnshaw said...

stunning work - so inspiring

Melissa McNeil said...

Great card!!

Jane S. said...

The fish chasing each other? I love it!
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sharon g said...

I just love the fish. I am always drawn to that sort of fish---like koi.

JMN said...

Love your card such a pretty design. Thanks for sharing.

Isabel Z said...

You always inspire me to create---thank you!

JulieP said...

Love those lovebird koi!

Talitha said...

Oh! Beautiful koi! Love the movement in these fish.

Lee said...

What a beautiful card!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Those fish look so cute!

DJ said...

I love the Koi as well! Your card is fabulous. I really love the non-traditional colors. TFS!

Carrie said...

Great idea with the koi stamps...thanks for the inspiration!

Christine_sz said...

Koi fish are some of my favorites to use in cards. Yours are lovely!

byulgzr said...

Beautiful card, and very punny~ :)

Larissa Uchiyama said...

Very cool card! Love the koi! Clean and simple--just lovely!

Dandydo said...

I love the colors you used for your card - the fish look so pretty!

G McCarty said...

Lovely card! Great job coloring the fish.