Saturday, November 5, 2022

Friends of Unity Hop, November 2022, Watercolor

 Welcome back for another fabulous hop with the Friends of Unity! We are always so happy when the first Saturday of the month arrives. We get to share our love of Unity products and read all your lovely comments. Here is our beautiful graphic for the month:


I had plans to create a few cards, but time got away from me. I was only able to crank out this one card. I was not a fan of this card initially, but when I came back to it, added some wax cord and a die cut I fell in love. I'm hoping to still create some cards with watercolor this month, so be on the look out.






The hummingbird is from the May 2021 Whit Kit, Beauty of Becoming. This is a gorgeous kit. I can't wait to use the florals from this kit. The sentiment is from the October 2020 SMAK Kit, the best memories. The postage stamp die and jewels are also Unity. Watercolors used are from the Prima Woodlands palette. The yellow wax cord is also Prima. Flower was cut from pattern paper using a Tim Holtz die. I had cut this flower some time ago for another card, but never used it. I think it's perfect on this card. 

This card came together rather quickly. I first used the postage stamp die on watercolor paper. I then stamped the hummingbird. I colored the bird with several colors from the Woodlands palette. I then created a watercolor wash background using several colors from the same palette. The sentiment was stamped and jewels added. I wasn't pleased and decided to walk away. I came back the next day and added the wax cord along with the die cut flower. Now it has my approval. Ha!

Thanks for hopping with us! In case you lost your way, here is the hop order:

Crystal

Amber

Alaine

Bobbie Sue

Kim

April

Gaylynn

Dawn B

me

Joyce

Rachel

See you next month for another amazing hop!

Dawn

30 comments:

  1. I'm glad that you came back to this and finished it up because I think it's gorgeous! I love the beautiful colors and that hummingbird is a favorite!

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  2. So pretty!! That hummingbird's wing popped out to my eye right away!! What a creative idea and gorgeous dimension and color to your beautiful card!

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  3. Wow, this is eye candy to me! The hummingbird Is stunning. Sooooo glad you came back to it. At first I thought it was paperpiece, which I love, the colors are spectacular! (Note to self woodland colors!!) The paper is wonderful for that die, (which I own annnnnd I think I have similar patterned paper so screenshot heaven!!) Happy Fall! Hugs.

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    1. Hi Carol! Thank you so much! I'm glad I came back to it, too.

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  4. Do so pretty! The background is what caught my eye first! Great colors!

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  5. Your additions have made such a difference to your pretty card

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  6. Ooooh, this is so lovely! And I adore birdies (hubby calls me a bird nerd! lol).

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  7. I love the soft colors of this card <3

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  8. Looks pretty with
    the Hummingbird.
    Carla from Arizona

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  9. I love when you step back from a project and come back to it and feel successful! I love this card you made this month, friend!

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  10. Such a beautiful card, Dawn! I love you came back to and fell in love with it. Beautiful watercolor wash background!

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  11. What a beautiful card! And you're right... that flower is perfect!

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  12. Lovely card! Love the addition of the flower die cut!

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  13. This is STUNNING, Dawn. I love the textures you've achieved on this gorgeous card. Thanks for the wonderful Unity Stamps inspiration.

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  14. Beautiful card! Sometimes you just have to walk away and come back to watch it bloom. It turned out amazing! I love this hummingbird, your design, and background. Thanks for the inspiration. Happy Holidays, sweet friend!

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    1. Thank you so very much Kim! Happy Holidays to you as well!

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