Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Inspired By Challenge...Beach Day

Welcome back friends!  So glad you are here!  Can I just say something? I want to be totally honest with you.  O.K.  The stamp set I used on this card was released by Unity Stamp Co. in 2015.  I'm pretty sure I purchased it in 2015.  Weellll, this is my first time using it!  Yes, because I did not feel comfortable creating with it until now.  It's such a beautiful scene and I wanted to do it justice.  So when I saw this challenge, I knew it was time.  Time to ink her up and break out of this shell.  Here is the cue:

Here is my card:

The name of the stamp set is, the unknown path.  I paper pieced her surf board and her bikini.  I colored the sand, water, and her body with Art Anthology Spray inks.  I used Prima watercolors on the sky and her hair.  I really love how this card turned out.  Well, it's late.  I spent most of my day at the beach.

Until next time,

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Inspired By Challenge...Campfire S'mores

Hello friends!  Thanks for stopping by...I truly appreciate it!  I am playing along with the Inspired By Challenge.  I really love these challenges.  Here is the cue:

The colors here inspired me.  Check out my card right here:

I really like how this card turned out.  I've used something on this card that I have not used in a long while...ribbon.  I think the ribbon was the perfect finishing touch.  The flower stamp is from a new Unity kit called hey friend.  I absolutely love this set.  The coffee ring stamp is also Unity from their January 2017 SMAK Kit.  The cute sentiment is A Muse Artstamps.  The flower was colored with a water color pencil and water color paint, both by Prima.

Well, thanks for looking!  I look forward to you stopping by again.

Keep crafting in love & peace,

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Friends of Unity Blog Hoppers, July 2018, Christmas in July

Well hello there!  Thanks for stopping by today!  We, the friends, are getting a jump on our Christmas crafts.  You are at the end of our hop.  I hope you have been enjoying all the fabulous creations.  Please make sure to leave a comment on each blog to be eligible for a prize pack from a couple of my friends.  Here is the cue:

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I decided to make a tag for this hop.  I don't really make a lot of tags, but I wanted to challenge myself.  I want to make more tags because there's just so much you can do with them.  So here we go:

This tag is loaded with layers of stamps, a sentiment, sparkly ribbon, ruffled ribbon, beaded berries, a Christmas flower, a jingle bell, a green jewel, twine, shiny string, and some shiny dots.  I received the sentiment in a Unity grab bag.  Love their grab bags!  Just saying!  I also received the jingle bell, the green jewel, shiny dots, and shiny string as free gifts from Unity.  The flower is Prima.  Sparkly red ribbon is My Mind's Eye.  Ruffled ribbon is Hobby Lobby and beaded berries are Tim Holtz.

Here is how I created the layers of stamps on this kraft tag:  first I stamped the snowflake background from the October 2017 SMAK Kit.  It was stamped three times.  The first two times I stamped it in brushed corduroy (Tim Holtz).  The last one at the bottom was stamped in vintage photo (Tim Holtz).  I then grabbed the snowflake background from the November 2011 KOTM.  I stamped it repeatedly using white paint (Dylusions).  I then grabbed the Christmas flower from the November 2010 KOTM.  I stamped it six times in Real Red (Stampin' Up).  I then highlighted the centers of several flowers with green dimensional paint (Art Anthology).

I then die cut the stamped sentiment using a stitched die (Our Daily Bread).  I then added the ribbon.  I painted the berries with the same green on the flower centers.  They were glued down after drying and then I added the sparkly flower on top.  And last but not least I added some shiny dots.

Whew!  Yes, a lot went into creating this tag, but it was well worth it.  I think it came out just right.  Well, if you like to hop again, here is the list...remember, giveaways!


Keep crafting in love and peace,

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Inspired by Challenge...Let's Go Camping

Well hello friends!  I'm playing along again with the Inspired by Challenge.  The cue this time is let's go camping.  I am really enjoying their challenges.  They are so much fun!  Here is the inspiration:

And here is my take:

For this card I used the following supplies:
Pattern paper:  Pink Paislee
Arrow stamp:  Unity Stamp Co.
Kraft tag
Die cut star:  Pink Paislee
Wood Button:  Basic Grey
Chipboard bear:  My Mind's Eye

I just love this bear...he is so cute holding his sign.  Well thanks for stopping by and come back soon.

Keep crafting in love and peace,