Saturday, April 4, 2020

Friends of Unity Blog Hoppers, April 2020, Sketch

Hey everyone! Peep this...our very first sketch! I'm in love! I'm excited for more!

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I made two cards for this hop. Both are a reflection of these unprecedented times. I hope they bring you comfort. Oh, and check this out. I am having a giveaway. I haven't had a giveaway since November 2019, I believe, so this is very exciting for me and you! Ha! Ha!

Here is my first card:





I love this bull! So fun to color, too! Both the bull and the sentiment are from the Take No Bull set. I love the sentiments in this set. When I was creating this card, I had the radio on like I usually do and in several commercials, people were saying "Stay Strong," in light of the times, so I rolled with it. I used colored pencils with Gamsol on the bull and the clouds. I used a spray ink with water to create the background. I added several enamel dots and two chipboard arrows to finish it off. Don't be surprised if you see more of my cards using this bull on the Unity Show & Tell page. In fact if you have this set, post your creations there. I would love to see them.

Here is my second card:




I was inspired by Shannon Edwards in the creation of this card. You should check out her card using this same sunflower on the Unity site. I love sunflowers and really enjoyed coloring this beauty up with colored pencils and Gamsol. I also used a brown dimensional paint for the center. I love my splatters and dots, but I wish I had not added the gold micro beads.  What do you think? Too much? I think it's too much so I will probably create an identical card minus the beads. LOL. The sunflower comes from shimmer & shine and THIS scripture comes from My Heart Trusts. This scripture is spot on right now. I added the paint splatters first using Prima metallic paints and white gesso. I didn't have any white paint, so I said, "gesso will work." I then stamped the sunflower. It picked up some of the splatters. I then added the sentiment and fabric dots.

And make sure you comment on all of our blogs to be eligible to win some Unity goodness. Here is my blog candy, a stamp set and some random stamps from grab bags. I will announce the winner next month.


Are you still with me? Here is the hop list:

Crystal

Eileen

Dawn B

Amber

Kim

me

Robyn

Jeanie

Alaine

Bobbie Sue

Keep hopping and show my lovely friends some love.
See you next time,
Dawn

63 comments:

  1. I love the arrows pointing toward the stay strong sentiment. So encouraging. Your sunflower card is so wonderful! Everything about it. The sentiment. The splatters and enamel dots. All of it. I, too, am often inspired by Shannon's cards! Wonderful creations, friend.

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  2. Wow - beautiful! The sunflower is amazing! I love sunflowers! Love the yellow splatters!

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  3. Great cards! I love your take on the sketch... especially that gorgeous sunflower card!

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  4. Such beautiful cards! I like your use of the arrows on the bull card. They really help the simple two word sentiment hold up to the burley bull you have going on there.

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  5. Love your cards, I had to have both sets right when they came out. Thanks for reminding me of how perfect they are for just this season. I especially love that verse! Thanks for the post, stay safe.:)

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  6. Awesone cards! That bull is so cute! Thank you for your inspiration.

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  7. Lovely cards and
    love this sketch.
    Carla from Utah

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  9. Dawn... just love these beautiful cards! The first card is just stunning with that strong sentiment and bull image! Contrary to popular opinion, I like the micro bead accent coupled with the paint splatters on the second card! Just makes the whole card stand out!

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  10. Love your cards!! Love the bull❤️

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  11. The cow is adorable but i think I love your sunflower on kraft the best. just perfect tones!

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  12. HOW HOW HOW have I never spotted this bull before?!?!?! I thought this was new - and now I need to have it! HA!

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    1. Amber, I can't wait to see what you create with the bull; so fun to color.

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  13. Those yellow spatters on that kraft cardstock just pop!! Wow!

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  14. Great sentiment to go with the bull and I love sunflowers and Bible verses.

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  15. I love the message of your cards this month, Dawn! Perfect!! Such beautiful cards too! I forgot all about that bull... I wonder if I have him in my collection. I need him if I don't! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!!

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  16. I love the arrows on the first card and the sentiment on the 2nd is one of my favorite Bible verses!

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  17. I love both of your cards. The yellow on your sunflower really glows and the mountain cow is so cute. The layout design is awesome.

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  18. I love the Bull card. Both cards are great. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  19. Dawn I love your shaggy bull and look forward to seeing what else you create with him. Your sunflower is so quietly restful and goes beautifully with that great verse. Blessings!❤️

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  20. Love your cards. The first one has a perfect sentiment for life right now. The second one... you had me at sunflower ;-)

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  21. Very nice cards using the sketch. Love the arrows on the first card. And yep, that sunflower is pretty cool! And beautiful! I won one similar in a grab bag & love it. The beads look fine to me! Adds some more texture, which is always a plus (IMO).

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  22. OOOOOO I love the sunflower with the splatters! Beautiful creations!

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  23. Great cards, thanks for sharing. You certainly give me inspiration and I really like that sunflower card

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  24. Just wonderful cards! Love both sentiments. Just perfect for the times. Love that bull, your coloring, and design. That sunflower and all the spatters is awesome! Love it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. Awesome cards, Dawn!! Loving the sunflower card a lot!!!

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  26. The colors on your first card are bold and the message comes across well. I like your micro beads on the sunflower with all the splatters. That scripture is my favorite.

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  27. Fun cards! Love the sentiment with the bull-stay strong. Also love sunflowers, Kansas girl!

    Linda Abel

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  28. Two great cards! Cute nature themed card- the bull and the arrows work beautifully together, and love your sunflower- great look to add slatters!

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  29. Haha, that bull card is charming and hilarious at the same time. Gotta love that face! The arrows are a nice addition and accent as well. Your sunflower card is such a contrast to the first one, and shows the versatility of that sketch. Thanks for the chance to win such a generous prize!

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  30. Great cards for the hop! Love the images you used!

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  31. Wow, this is the perfect image to go with the Stay Strong sentiment! The masculine colors and those cool arrows are really a great accent to this design too. Thanks for the chance to win that adorable Unity stamp set...eek!

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