Monday, August 6, 2018

August COFFEE-Themed My Monthly Hero + Giveaway

Who needs coffee? I DO. I probably drank more caffeine this weekend than in the whole week prior. It is a very busy month.

So today I have for you - COFFEE! This month's Hero Arts kit is ALL about coffee, coffee shops, tea, tea parties - basically everything that's good and right in the world.

When I saw the main kit image, I was psyched, not just about the coffee and tea, but that the cups were large enough to watercolor, so watercolor I did!

At Junkiefest in Minneapolis in my watercolor class, I had people asking me to do a full-length watercolor video (I usually edit parts out for the sake of time), so - wish granted! I actually have TWO videos for you today - the watercolor video for this first card, and then a quick overview of the permanent markers I use on my DIY Hero Arts blog calendar.

But first, coffee.

I stamped cups 2 & 4 in Fadeout ink on my favorite watercolor paper. Then I stamped them in Wet Cement onto masking paper, and cut them out and masked them. Then I set the remaining three cups up on my MISTI and stamped them all at once.

I watercolored them with Daniel Smith watercolor with an Escoda Versatil brush. The sentiment is from the kit as well. This took me about an hour to paint, so I sped up the video but didn't cut a single thing out :).

No Line watercolor Hero Arts coffee cups by Understand Blue








August 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit -...
[ HA ]
Get All August Add-Ons
[ HA ]
Escoda Versatil Pointed Round #2
[ BLIC | UTR ]
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors
[ BLIC ]
Fabriano Extra White Cold Press...
[ BLIC ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSW | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | ELH | CST | ART | SBC ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Multipurpose Liquid Glue by Stampin' Up!
[ SUP ]
Nesting Porcelain Bowls - BLICK art...
[ BLIC ]
My Favorite Watercolor Sketchbook
[ UTR ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
Absorber - Synthetic Cleaning Cloth
[ AMZUS ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
[ AMZUS ]
Xyron ADHESIVE ERASER 23675
[ SSS | ART | AMZUS ]
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two...
[ SSS | ART | BLIC | ELH ]
Ink Off Cloth
[ INK ]





Don't tell me that you can't smell coffee and tea right now in your brain - you know you can. Speaking of that - I had a Starbucks employee hand me my Earl Grey the other day and say "Oh - I finally figured out what that smell is in that tea - it's LAVENDER." No, honey, it's not. Anyway.

The kit comes with matching dies, of course, and I LOVE the cafe die!! Their scenic dies are awesome. That's a pretty amazing die to come in a kit for that price, just sayin'. The remaining dies cut out the cups, the steam and the foam. Here's the whole kit. That fun lacquer I'll be using on a card below.


So I cut the cafe from the kit out of watercolor paper and painted it with Daniel Smith watercolor before putting it on a white card base. Is that not adorable and inviting?









August 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit -...
[ HA ]
Spill The Tea
[ HA ]
Spill the Tea Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Get All August Add-Ons
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
[ HA ]
Molotow Liquid Chrome Marker - BLICK...
[ BLIC ]
Escoda Versatil Pointed Round #2
[ BLIC | UTR ]
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors
[ BLIC ]
Fabriano Extra White Cold Press...
[ BLIC ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSW | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | ELH | CST | ART | SBC ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Multipurpose Liquid Glue by Stampin' Up!
[ SUP ]
Nesting Porcelain Bowls - BLICK art...
[ BLIC ]
My Favorite Watercolor Sketchbook
[ UTR ]
Absorber - Synthetic Cleaning Cloth
[ AMZUS ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
[ AMZUS ]
Xyron ADHESIVE ERASER 23675
[ SSS | ART | AMZUS ]
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two...
[ SSS | ART | BLIC | ELH ]
Ink Off Cloth
[ INK ]

Then, I had an idea for the lacquer from the kit. I wanted to make all the teapots and bibs and bobs from the Tea Time and Spill the Tea add-ons shiny like porcelain, so I stamped them in Indigo - setting them all up on the MISTI so I just had to stamp one time, and then lacquered them. After that was dry, I painted the whole piece with Dandelion Liquid Watercolor. Reflection is so hard to capture, but you can see it here and there - like look at the bottom cookie. The sentiment in that delicate font is from Tea Time.
Tea Time card by Understand Blue











August 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit -...
[ HA ]
Tea Time
[ HA ]
Tea TIme Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Spill The Tea
[ HA ]
Spill the Tea Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
PD110 Liquid Watercolors Dandelion |...
[ HA ]
Get All August Add-Ons
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
[ HA ]
Indigo Bold Ink
[ HA ]
Escoda Versatil Pointed Round #2
[ BLIC | UTR ]
Fabriano Extra White Cold Press...
[ BLIC ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
Avery Removable Label Paper
[ AMZUS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSW | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | ELH | CST | ART | SBC ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Multipurpose Liquid Glue by Stampin' Up!
[ SUP ]
Nesting Porcelain Bowls - BLICK art...
[ BLIC ]
My Favorite Watercolor Sketchbook
[ UTR ]
Absorber - Synthetic Cleaning Cloth
[ AMZUS ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
[ AMZUS ]
Xyron ADHESIVE ERASER 23675
[ SSS | ART | AMZUS ]
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two...
[ SSS | ART | BLIC | ELH ]
Ink Off Cloth
[ INK ]

Who wants a barista that makes them little animals out of their latte foam?

I DO!

Thank goodness there's a stamp for that! I about fell out of my chair when I saw this adorable Foam Animals set with a foamy kitty, a bear and a hedgehog. Insanely cute.

This card is a bit more complicated than it looks. The teacup is stamped in Indigo. Then I stamped it again on masking paper, cutting out only the cup so it was a negative space mask. Then I inked up the Floral Doily Bold Prints in Indigo and stamped on top of the mask, so that I just got the pattern on the cup, making it look like china. Then I watercolored the doily image to fill some parts of the pattern in with Deep Ocean Liquid Watercolor.

I stamped, die cut and watercolored the bear image, with the amazing new Cocoa Liquid watercolor. I also used Cocoa on the inside of the cup before gluing the bear down. The top and bottom rims of the cup are colored with a chrome pen - they are reflective and shiny in real life. The sentiment is from Foam Animals. I kept the rest simple.









August 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit -...
[ HA ]
Floral Doily Bold Prints
[ HA ]
Foam Animals
[ HA ]
Foam Animals Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Cocoa Liquid Watercolor
[ HA ]
Get All August Add-Ons
[ HA ]
Molotow Liquid Chrome Marker - BLICK...
[ BLIC ]
Indigo Bold Ink
[ HA ]
Escoda Versatil Pointed Round #2
[ BLIC | UTR ]
Fabriano Extra White Cold Press...
[ BLIC ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSW | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | ELH | CST | ART | SBC ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Multipurpose Liquid Glue by Stampin' Up!
[ SUP ]
Nesting Porcelain Bowls - BLICK art...
[ BLIC ]
My Favorite Watercolor Sketchbook
[ UTR ]
Absorber - Synthetic Cleaning Cloth
[ AMZUS ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
[ AMZUS ]
Xyron ADHESIVE ERASER 23675
[ SSS | ART | AMZUS ]
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two...
[ SSS | ART | BLIC | ELH ]
Ink Off Cloth
[ INK ]

Last but not least, I took the fabulous add-on Tea Party Fancy die, and cut that in black. I used the oval frame to cut watercolor paper, and watercolored that with Aussie Red Gold and Quiniacridone Violet and glued those together. The sentiment is from the ridiculously adorable Kit-Tea stamp and die bundle add-on.









August 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit -...
[ HA ]
Kit-Tea Stamp & Cut Bundle
[ HA ]
Tea Party Fancy Die
[ HA ]
Get All August Add-Ons
[ HA ]
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
[ HA ]
Escoda Versatil Pointed Round #2
[ BLIC | UTR ]
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors
[ BLIC ]
Fabriano Extra White Cold Press...
[ BLIC ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSW | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | ELH | CST | ART | SBC ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Multipurpose Liquid Glue by Stampin' Up!
[ SUP ]
Nesting Porcelain Bowls - BLICK art...
[ BLIC ]
My Favorite Watercolor Sketchbook
[ UTR ]
Absorber - Synthetic Cleaning Cloth
[ AMZUS ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
[ AMZUS ]
Xyron ADHESIVE ERASER 23675
[ SSS | ART | AMZUS ]
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two...
[ SSS | ART | BLIC | ELH ]
Ink Off Cloth
[ INK ]

Here are all the add-ons, which you can purchase in a bundle for a discount. Seriously - look at the hedgehog.

How's that for amazing? The Mocha Maiden stamp is exactly how I feel AFTER coffee. Thankfully there's no stamp in this release for how I look or feel BEFORE.

We are celebrating the new kit with a hop of course. Next stop for you is Michelle. Leave me a comment with your feelings on coffee or tea for your chance to win this awesome kit, or a refund if you purchase it or are a subscriber.

Now are you ready for not one, but TWO videos?

First, my video of watercoloring the first card.




Next - a two minute video showcasing my Hero Arts calendar stamp that I use for my blog calendar, and some new-to-me permanent markers I use on it.



Loveyameanitbye.

147 comments:

  1. These are absolutely fabulous, Lydia! You're amazing. And I almost spewed my coffee when I read about the naive little barista that thought earl grey smelled like lavender! Haha!

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  2. Hi,Lydia; thanks for sharing! I am very inspired by your colors on the frame card.

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  3. I'm going to have to stop looking at your blog--or we will have to stop traveling. I cannot buy everything I want that you show and still afford to travel. Your cards are fantastic!!!

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  4. WOW you have been busy. Just love them all. Love the little cats in the cups - Hero Arts definitely think outside the box and you great crafters use these products so well. Thank you just love it all

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  5. Love the tea shoppe background! I might have to add this to my wish list...

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  6. Blown away by your creativity again, Lydia! I love all of these cards. I think my fave is the first one that is watercolored. I love the soft edges.

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  7. I am so loving this kit!!! This would be an amazing kit to own... especially since I live in a coffee loving part of the country... Washington state.

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  8. Lydia, I love, love, love your watercolor painted coffee card! Gorgeous! And yes, I love the foam critters for the drinks! Would love to own this stamp and die set!

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  9. I loved watching you watercolor the coffee cups. Your card is beautiful!

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  10. I so enjoy your videos! I LOVE coffee! I can only have 2 cups a day but I make it count! You are one of my favorite people to watch!

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  11. Love your row of colorful cups. Thank you for doing the longer video, too. I liked the shading part. Can you do more videos like this please?

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  12. I love coffee (unadulterated), I love tea (also unadulterated) - the only time I put anything in either is when it is bad coffee or tea. Sugar is strictly forbidden in both - honey is acceptable but only in tea when you have the flu. While I know that caffeine is an addiction, considering the only thing it gives me is a minor headache when I quit, I figure it is one of the best bad habits I could have! I am not sure that real time is so bad every so often. It reminds us amateurs that is REALLY does take a long time to complete a painting. Thanks for sharing your full video!

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  13. I love both coffee and tea! Coffee gets me started in the morning and a nice cup of tea in the afternoon keeps me going till bedtime. Love your cards and the theme of this months kit! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  14. All of your creations are splendid but that foam animal in a cup, is crazy cute!!!

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  15. The first card is just amazing - I want all of those cups in my collection (please!). lol Just gorgeous. The kitty in the cup is hysterical and adorable! I can't wait to get this kit - it's ordered - yay!

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  16. Eeeps! Forgot to say the watercolor cups are outstanding and after DTGD I plan to watch the video!!

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  17. Toni L
    What fantastic cards--the watercoloring of the cups is stunning!

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  18. Lydia, your cards are stunning. LOVE the multicolored coffee cups. Remind me of some ceramic mugs I recently saw at a pottery shop. Thanks for the video of your watercoloring technique.

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  19. Amazing cards. I really love the colorful cups. Thanks for sharing. What a great kit this month. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. So many cool designs. I think that my favorite is the one that has cups that look like they were hand thrown. Very artsy!

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  21. Yes! That hedgehog <3
    Can't wait to watch your videos!

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  22. I am so glad I'm a subscriber. I think this one will sell out quickly, too! Love the new pens - I have been looking for these all my life.

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  23. great cards, love the way the cups look. tfs.

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  24. I love your card with the fancy tea die! So pretty!

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  25. Wow, what a mass of amazing inspiration and product. Love the scene dies and tea kitty. I drink more tea than coffee, but like both. Hugz

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  26. Lydia, I could listen to your voice for hours, so calming and soothing. I loved your video while drinking my coffee, with Southern Butter Pecan creamer. Yum. I loved your class at at JunkieFest, and it was nice meeting you. Thank you.

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  27. great inspiration! (I lol at your comment about a before-coffee stamp)

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  28. Love those watercolored cups. And the silhouette tea party die really catches my eye! Lovely.

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  29. Those coffee cup though! Love, love, love your watercolor techniques. I need this set!

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  30. I love coffee, but if it's a tea day it's Chinese Milk Oolong from Old Barrel Tea Company. It tastes buttery.

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  31. Im a coffee lover and would love to see more of you magic with water colours! I reached this post via you youtube channel...looking forward to more such videos!!
    Much love,
    SOumya

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  32. These are all such great cards! I love the bear in the cup -- so fun!

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  33. Love coffee, tea, watercoloring and your cards!!

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  34. WOW WOW WOW... amazing backgrounds and watercoloring.. Thank you for the video too!

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  35. Thank you for the great cards !!!!!! And the videos were great....You are awesome my dear.....this new kit is super cute....thank you so much for sharing.

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  36. I can't get over how creative you are! Each card is a true work of art and you have so many of them! Fabulous representation of this month's kit!

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  37. Fantastic set of cards! Love watching you watercolor!

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  38. Loved each card so much. But the coffee/cafe card took me back to my childhood when my Dad would always leave a few sips of his coffee (w/cream and sugar!) on the table before he left for work - knowing I would drink the last bit before he left the driveway :):) I sat mesmerized watching you paint and listening to your poetic voice. You're so charming, Lydia! I've learned so much from you and have gained the confidence I need in taking a leap of faith in creating from my own style now.

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  39. Aagggghhh if I could watercolor and it looked half that good! Jealous! Great work on the cards!

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  40. All of these cards are beautifully done!

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  41. Wow so many really cool looking cards! The water coloring for the first card is very pretty! your colors and coloring is just so fantastic to look at!!

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  42. Amazing cards and you have created lovely background scenes ♥️♥️

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  43. I love the watercolored look of your coffee mugs. :)

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  44. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for doing a longer watercolor video! This is gorgeous! And no, it doesn't make me want coffee, but it does make me want to watercolor!

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  45. Love all your cards. The foam animal and the die cut frames are just amazing.

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  46. Oh Lydia, what wonderful cards as usual but what can you expect with such a wonderful HA kit? Thanks for all the ideas - I love coffee and tea! Ever had a London Fog?

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  47. oh my goodness that water coloring is amazing!!!!

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  48. Love the details and colors, awesome work!

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  49. Lydia thanks for sharing all the cards. So fantastic and your watercoloring is amazing!

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  50. Absolutely stunning watercolor techniques! Love the use of the frame dies and can just imaging what fun you had creating these beauties!

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  51. Your video was fabulous, I loved seeing when and how you used the shadows to clean up the edges of your cups. Certainly makes me want to take one of your watercoloring classes! Of course, all your cards in this post are a delight (the kitty foam in a cup cracks me up!).

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  52. I love watching you watercolor. Thank you for the great tips. Those Zebra pens look awesome. And hi to Maddie! LOVED seeing her pass through both videos. Next time Maddie, stay in the video a bit.

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  53. Beautiful and I love the watercolor look you created! Thank you for the wonderful video!!

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  54. Wow what stunning designs - especially your first card!

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  55. So much inspiration! Fantastic cards!!!

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  56. Wonderful inspiration to use this fabulous kit! As always, I'm in love for your stunning colouring!!!

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  57. I can't wait to cut out large dies out of watercolor paper. Yours turned out super and I am inspired!

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  58. all of your projects are simply amazing! Love the technique with the lacquer!

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  59. I love tea and coffee. It's too hard to decide!

    I loved all your cards.

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  60. Inspiring projects!! I like the kit even more after looking over your creations!

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  61. Wow ! So much inspiration in a cup with gorgeous foam animals, glad I'm not the only person that's excited by that. Well you seem to have had gallons of fun with this kit, thank you. The only thing from your post that startled me is ' LAVENDER' !

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  62. So many beautiful cards and I just love the white & blue on yellow background, it's lovely!

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  63. Like the wonderful artsy paint work on these creations.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  64. Awesome kit - love these samples:)

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  65. Your cards are awesome! I love the no line watercoloring with the shadows that match the cups! So creative and clever! This kit is incredible -love it!

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  66. All gorgeous cards Lydia but I especially love the one with the cat whipped foam!

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  67. Wow, fabulous inspiration with the Hero Arts coffee & tea products. Thanks for sharing, Lydia!

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  68. Coffee. All. Day. Long. 😊 great videos! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  69. Love the pottery cups. Fantastic idea.
    The silhouette on the last card is
    wonderful. The background colors
    glow. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  70. Awesome August Kit I love your projects!I especially love your colorful coffee cups!

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  71. First time that I’ve watched a video of yours. It was very informative. And, yes, I do want coffee now.

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  72. Your watercoloring is wonderful! This new kit has a lot of great stamps and the cafe die will be fun to play with.

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  73. These cards are so lovely. I especially love the pop of red in the awning and chairs in the one card. Love, love the cards and this kit!

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  74. love the watercolor techniques

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  75. I really love the card with the no line watercolor. When I get the chance, I have to watch the video

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  76. Looks like a great kit. I seem to be as addicted to coffee stamp sets as I am to coffee itself! Thanks for sharing a creative way to use this kit! I adore that foam animal coffee card and love seeing you watercolor versions for using this set.

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  77. Oh my, those little foam animals crack me up!! Gorgeous, artsy cards - love them all!

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  78. I love Daniel Smith Watercolors, but a still need a lot of practice. Your cards are fabulous. Your detail is phenomenal. I’m thinking about checking out the Facebook group you mentioned. It sounds like a great idea.

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  79. Your cards are gorgeous! The cat one is super cute :)

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  80. Nice cards, this kit is great.

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  81. Wonderful set of cards! Each one is awesome!!

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  82. Such lovely inspiration! Love these ideas!

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  83. I love your use of watercolors. Beautiful cards.

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  84. Love your watercoloring of the cups.

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  85. Such fantastic cards. Love the colors on the first card.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  86. Your cards are fabulous!! I appreciate the detailed explanation in your watercolor video. Thank you for sharing :)

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  87. Love your cards! Great water coloring. That foam bear is absolutely adorable!

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  88. I live the watercolor cups, but a fun card!

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  89. Fabulous cards. Love the cute bear and the colorful cups on the first one.

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  90. Oh wow. I adore these. The first card is gorgeous. Very nice work, thank you for sharing.

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  91. OH MY GOODNESS!! Those foam animals are so ridiculously adorable that I practically scared my dog as I squealed in delight! I think I need that set.

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  92. Pretty cards!! Awesome new release!!

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  93. Wow!! So many wonderful examples using this fabulous kit!! Love the clever way you colored in just part of the die cut of the cafe! Great card! Love all the different ways you used the kit and the tea set add on. Your luscious yellow background is so french country like with the blue china! Clever and inspiring! Loved all your cards and work!

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  94. Beautiful creations! I especially love those watercolor cups!!

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  95. Great coffee cups and cards!

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  96. I love how you water colored the diecuts. So cute.

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  97. Fantastic inspiration using the new kit! I just love your watercolored coffee mugs, they look like fantastic pottery. Thank you for the watercoloring tips. I have a beautiful but unused set, I think I'm afraid to dive in. I'll get there...

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  98. Wow, I love your water coloring! Thanks for sharing.

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  99. what an interesting twist given to the cups with the watercolors! adorable cards and full of variety of techniques too

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  100. These cards are so fun and creative! Love the way you've used the products in this release!

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  101. Love what you did ith this month's kit. Great cards, all.

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  102. Great job, love all the cards and the way you styled them. thanks for sharing.

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  103. Great water coloring tips Lydia. The love this card, so organic!

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  104. Awesome creations, gotta love the tea & coffee cup stamps!

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  105. Awesome release! I love your projects! I especially love the multicolored cups!

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  106. What wonderful cards, all very different yet equally amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  107. your cards are amazing and I love the no-line coffee card. Also those foam animals are just the cutest! Love this set. thank you!!

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  108. Stunning background for the cafe card. I think I’ll adapt the first card by using Copics because I’m so impatient.

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  109. I just love the smell of coffee what a pick me up. like looking at all your designs I just love the different ways yoo decorated the cups especially the one with the floral doily.

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  110. Your cards have given me so much inspiration! I love anything coffee related so this new release is right up my alley. Thanks for sharing your awesome talents!

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  111. Absolutely love the cafe with the sunset background. I will try the coffee cups card but with Copics because I don’t have the patience to watercolor.

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  112. Every card is so gorgeous but I have a favorite and that is the last one. I love black on the great watercolour background, so nice. What a great release is this, I love my coffe, my dauhter, also a crafter, loves here tea, the kit and the add-ons together are for the both of us heaven. Thank you for the time and effort to show these awesome cards and the great video tutorials you made.

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  113. All of your cards are super fantastic!!!

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  114. Thank you for the great tutorial; I love your videos. My eldest if cofounder of a coffee roasting company and every morning he brings a me a cup while I sit pondering my day. I am, indeed, spoiled 😎

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  115. I really like your coloring on the cards. So pretty.

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  116. Beautiful cards! I love your watercoloring - it adds so much punch to the cards. :)

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  117. Fabulous cards! The first one with the mugs in all those beautiful colors really knocked my socks off! Awesome kit!

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  118. I love the watercolor look on the cards.

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  119. I am addicted to coffee. I drink an entire pot of coffee each morning before work. I watch card making videos while I relax with my coffee. Once every drop is gone I will then start getting ready for work. I love Hero Arts & you have done a terrific job of showcasing the kit and add one.

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  120. I have a regular coffee catch up with a group of girlfriends. I'd love to give them cards made from this set! Your water colouring is stunning.

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  121. This is such a lovely set. Your watercolor is beautiful! I’m one of those who thought I’m just not a watercolor person, but with your encouragement I will keep at it. You make it look so easy though. Thank you for sharing.

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  122. Wow. Very encouraging for beginners of watercolor

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  123. Thanks for sharing such unique ideas for this set. The cards are beautiful.

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  124. Wow! You have turned me on to a whole new adventure, watercoloring. After watching your video, you explained it in terms I feel I can do it. Thanks.

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  125. Seriously, i have returned three times to read your blog. So happy to have stumbled across you. I cannot wait until my kit arrives. It's my first time buying it, so I am eager to get started!!!

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  126. Oh yeah, and by the way...how I feel about coffee - ode to coffee. Coffee, Coffee in my cup. I get my mug and fill 'er up. There is no end to the bliss. Of ev'ry morning's fresh brewed sip. (LOL - ok so I'll go back to being an accountant now...I'll be here all week!)

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  127. Whoa, amazing work. YouTube recommended your cups video. I adore the colours on that card. I came straight over to your blog, what a treat! It's 11.30pm so no coffee for me until the morning. It's almost a ritual enjoying the aroma before my first sip. Americano is my 'go to' at home, but I now have a Matcha tea to kick start me at work. Not so much time for my ritual savour there!

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  128. Your card is awesome and you made me think twice about watercoloring. Like I just might be able to create something beautiful. Thank you for that. I'm like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde when it comes to my coffee. Like my cup reads no talkee before coffee.

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  129. What nice and interesting cards! Yours always are. That cafe with the red & white awning really catches my eye. My sleepy time tea is just done seeping and I have it every night. Coffee I love it but just drink one nice cup a day. I roast my own beans, grind them and use a Chemex to make my delicious cup each morning.

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  130. Love your cards, they're gorgeous! I love the bright colours on the fisrt card,makes me happy!

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  131. Wow, amazing cards and water coloring using this awesome kit! Thanks for sharing.

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  132. Amazing cards! Gorgeous coloring and background watercoloring ♥ SO in Love with this coffee themed kit :)

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  133. Wow! Loved your video with the mugs, your projects are all amazing and beautiful!

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  134. If I cant get Southern Pecan with Cinnamon, I will have Hazelnut coffee, with extra milk please. It would be fun to win this kit, and thank you for the chance. Enjoyed your video and watching you watercolor. You are very encouraging, and inspiring.

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  135. nicely done, 100% cotton, new tip. Thanks! Lee

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  136. Amazing watercoloring! Thanks for the video. All of your projects are wonderful - thanks for sharing your talent and inspiration!

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  137. Love coffee and love your beautiful creations!

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  138. Too funny... I kept scrolling through going 'that's my favorite, then I'd get to the next... THAT's my favorite... then... They are a terrific batch of projects! I think I have a tie between the sweet foam bear and the gorgeous Tea Party fancy die cards!

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  139. As always, so many amazing cards!! I absolutely LOVE the watercoloring on the first, SWOON. But the foam bear cup is my favorite. LOVE how you did the pattern on the cup!

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  140. Pretty water color techniques, and I especially enjoy the black background die with the wash behind it.

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  141. I love coffee and this kit! I can’t wait to receive mine! Thank you HA and design team for sharing your creativity and inspiration!

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  142. You are an amazing artist, and I loved watching you watercolor...Thanks for sharing..

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  143. This was so wonderful to watch, I can't wait to try your techniques. Coffee in the morning is the most important part of my day! I look forward to my coffee every morning!

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