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Casing a Designer with Hero Arts Feathers

Happy September all.  Delia again, with another take on using digital files, while also keeping it in the theme of “Case a Designer”.  Well, I have a few favourite designers, but at the very, very top is a most amazing lady called Ola Khomenok, she is from the Ukraine and her work is amazing, lots of layers, colours and just bits and pieces.  She uses loads of stencils initially when building up her page and then she makes what she does look sooo easy and it truly does my head in.  I watch her videos over and over again and am always left in awe of her talent.  I am trying very hard to emulate her style at the moment which I call “collage style”, but it really is just “Ola style” as she has a truly beautiful talent that I am actually very jelly of.  Aaaagh, but it is always good to have those that push us to be better.  I am not sure what my issue is in my difficulty in trying to emulate her style, but I think it has a lot to do with wastage.  I am frugal when it comes to using my large collection of flowers, chipboard, ephemera and bits and pieces as it all costs lots of money and I just don’t want to waste it – even though it isn’t really wasting it.  I know that Ola is on some major design teams and would be showered with product and deservedly so, but that is not reality for most of us and so I am very considered when I put my layouts together.  I also am just not yet as talented as she!


So, here is my layout using the Hero Arts Feather Digital Cut file, which has the most awesome feather shape ever!  Clearly that was my hero in the layout, but I had lots of fun with this layout.  Firstly, I put the feathers through my Silhouette machine and then out came the Nuvo wax pastes in various colours and painted them and then I foiled them and sealed the foil off.  May I say how tedious foiling is…. those fiddly things and me are not the greatest of friends.  I truly did hide behind the door when patience was handed out.  So, I had a bit of fun with colouring and things, building up the layers, adding more and more bits and pieces, until all finished.

That’s all from me until another week passes when I shall return with another ‘Case a Designer’ layout, which will probably be all about Ola.  She is my current challenge and I am not giving up until I can learn her skill and put it in my repertoire.  So, be kind, be good and enjoy your inner creative.  Please visit me at my website www.jacobicreations.com or my blog at jacobicreations.blogspot.com.au


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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge




Hero Arts CASE a Designer Challenge


Please join us in this months “CASE a Designer” challenge for your chance at a $25 gift card to the a2z store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month.


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The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Delia15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from within the shop.





Hero Arts Feathers Digital File


Hero Arts Feathers Digital File

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here with you! As you know, I love the digital cutting files of Hero Arts because they are exclusive and totally beautiful! You can only find these in our store a2z scrapbooking supplies, but I love to combine the digital with the real stamps and today I am sharing a card that I made using this combination. Take a look at my card:

Hero Arts Feathers Digital File

In this card I used basic black card stock for the base and the second layer. I cut the Hero Arts Feathers Digital File over the second layer using my cricut explore but you can use any electronic cutting machine because the Hero Arts Digital Files comes in dxf, svg, png and jpg file formats, compatible with most cutting machine software – you just need to check your software specifications to be sure it can use one of these formats.

After I cut the Feathers the process was very simple:

  1. Cut a piece of whisper white to cover the window created by the feathers.
  2. Ink this piece with your favorites colors of distress ink. In my simple I used Seedles Preserves, Ocean Salty and Peacock Feathers.
  3. Paste the inked piece over the base of the card.
  4. Stamp a sentiment over the black layer using Versamark and White Embossing Powder. I used a sentiment from the Celebrate Tag Stamp & Cut by Lia Set.
  5. Paste the black layer using dimensionals and decorate with two Crystal Drops in coordinating colors.

Hero Arts Feathers Digital File

Simple and fun to create! And the best part is that I have three feathers left over that I cut to use for another project!

I hope you enjoy my project and it inspires you to use the Hero Arts stamps combined with digital files. On a2z Scrapbooking Store you will find a lot of options of digital files that you can combine with stencils, stamps and other embellishments. AND if you’re shopping, be sure to use the code Martha15 to receive 15% off your purchase!

See you again soon, take care!



July 2015 Challenge

Second Post for today!

If your looking for the Design Team Announcement post, click here

Hello everyone!!!  Welcome to the month of July!!  Can you believe we are are past mid year already!! Time really flies by!!

Our new challenge is sure to please this month!!  Our challenge this month is all about Clean and Simple!!  I love this style of card making.  CAS cards have a lot of white space and are not complicated to create.   Please be sure that your project contains at least ONE main HERO ART Product!  This will be fun and interesting.

The Design Team has created some great inspiration pieces for you.  Take a look:









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Amazing isn’t it!!   I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month.  You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into Mr. Linky below.  By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. One lucky winner will be announced on the 7th of August!!

Good Luck!!

We can’t wait to see what you create!!

Oh wait a minute, before I go, Hero Arts is currently having a Holiday Pre-Sale and we have the items in the store this right now!!

Hero Arts PreSale


The items are:

2 Ombres, Light to Royal Red Ombre & Lime to Forever Green Ombre
Wood stamp: Peace &Joy
Clear: Color Layering Fall tree
Color Layering Christmas Tree

Supplies used:



Year Round Sentiments Stamp Set


Hero Arts Butter Bar Spray Mist WM112

Hero Arts Pale Tomato Spray Mist WM113

Hero Arts Butterfly and Flower Stamp Cut DC147

Hero Arts Scales Stencil SA057

Hero Arts India Black Ink Pad AF248


Hero Arts Butterfly and Flower Stamp and Cut

Copic Markers G07, Y32. Y35, Y38, R35, E25, Y06

My Favorite Things Hybrid Black Ink

Retired Stampin’ Up! Polka Dots Embossing Folder

We R Memory Corner Chomper Tool


Thanks for stopping by!!



May 2015 Challenge

Hello everyone!!  Welcome to the month of Mayl!!  What is the saying, “April showers brings May flowers”, well I’ve seen some pretty flowers here in the city but not as much as we usually have this time of the year.  New York is still a bit on the cold side.  So, I hope May brings warmer weather.

Our new challenge is super duper easy this month!!  Our challenge this month is Anything Goes!!  Please be sure that your project contains at least ONE main HERO ART Product!   Have fun and create to your fancy!   This will be fun and interesting.  The possibilities are endless.

The Design Team has created some great inspiration pieces for you.  Take a look:






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Amazing isn’t it!!   I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month.  You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into Mr. Linky below.  By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store–One lucky winner will be announced on the 7th of June!!

Good Luck!

We can’t wait to see what you create!

Due to a family emergency, I haven’t been able to get the winners from our challenges put together yet.  I will have all of the winners from the March Challenge and the Blog Hop this weekend.  Sorry for the delay.  I hope all of you can understand.

Supplies used:


Hero Arts Flutterbies Printable/ Butterfly Digital Kit
Hero Arts Digital Cut File Feathers
Hero Arts Memories Black Dye Ink
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush
The other products are from my personal stuff



Spring Branch

Hero Arts Pattern Hearts and Flowers

Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch

Cherry Lynn Designs Fancy Flourish Die

playful animals Decorative Dots Embossing Folder Feel Good Paper Pack Copic Markers Brights Candy DotsBasics Hodgepodge Clips Whisper White Baker's Twine

Thanks for stopping by!



Encouragement for Anyone

Hello Crafters!

It’s Kelly here and I’m sharing three cards with you today!

Let me tell you how I ended up with these guys. First , I was thinking Thanksgiving . . .hmm  . . .Grateful . . Thank you . .no . . .leaves . . .been done . . .oooh feathers. Yeah, feathers. I pulled out the Feathers set by Hero Arts.

Now how do I use these feathers differently? They were super trendy last year. People did a million things with feathers. I decided to really challenge myself and go gender neutral. I struggle with anything that isn’t flowers or rainbows. You’ve seen my posts, you know. Ha!

This happened as it usually does for me. I made one card and then two others to coordinate. I can’t help but make them match 🙂 I chose the Hero Arts Be Happy set for my sentiments because not only are they bold enough to carry a card they are appropriate for anyone.

Here we go!


I lightly traced a circle onto my card base. I stamped one of the smaller feathers into a wreath by lining up the quill along the edge of the circle. I stamped one in Memento Black ink full strength then the next in second generation. I chose this ink for two reasons: 1. I wanted to color with copics. 2. It’s not a bold black. After I was done stamping I colored the feathers with my copics and stamped my sentiment. The sentiment was stamped in Jet Black Archival ink because it’s really bold. It’s my favorite for sentiments 🙂


One of the best things about timeless sets like these feathers is you can color them however you want. Whatever design whether simple or intricate carries well. I masked the scrolls off the sentiment for a cleaner look. It’s awesome how you can get a different look just by doing a little masking.


I went a little bolder with my design here because the feather is so big it can hold all those colors without looking busy. Again I masked the scrolls off the sentiment to keep it all CAS. I think this one is probably my favorite. What about you?

Don’t forget you still have 5 days to play along with the November challenge:Anything Goes. Couldn’t be any simpler to get a chance at the $25.00 gift card to the store!

If you’d like to do some shopping at the store please feel free to use the code KELLYL15 to save yourself 15% off your purchase of $25.00 or more.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with many blessings!


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Feathers Stamp Set

Be Happy Stamp Set


Memento Tuxedo Black

Ranger Jet Black Archival 

Pool Layering Papers