Sunday, March 11, 2018

Welcome to the Unity Spring Blog hop.  A collection of talented women are to follow me with some amazing inspiration.  Be sure to comment on each blog and 2 winners will be randomly selected to win a Unity prize package!

Like most places back east and up north, Spring is a long ways away or at least is sure feel like it. I am reminded of the Proverb that says "No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow."  Thanks for that tid-bit of wisdom Mr. Proverb, now go shovel my sidewalk!  He's always quick with the obvious isn't he?

I'll be honest, it's been hard to keep these creations in the vault until I could share them with you.  The best part of the Unity Show & Tell is the instant feel back you get on your creations!  All of you people are a great source of inspiration and support. I humbly present the following cards for your instant admiration.  LOL.  Seriously, I'm not kidding. you better like these cards

I watercolored the focal image onto the Bristol paper and fussy cut the image out so I could use foam tape to give this card some dimension.  I was careful to cut the image out closely to the line so it kept the integrity of the heart shape. If you cut a white margin around the heart , it will look like a big blob. A pretty blob, but still a blob. I then stamped the image again onto Bristol so I could color and fussy cut some of the larger flowers.  I curled the pedals and adhered with a glue dots

Using the stencil, I lightly added the green ink onto the Arches watercolor paper to give it a subtle texture. I followed it up by stamping the sentiment and adding the twine.

Finally I mounted my card assembly onto a white card base using foam tape.


  • Arches watercolor paper
  • Strathmore smooth Bristol 100 lb paper
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens.
  • Melissa Francil Dot sencil
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Twisted Citron
  • American Crafts Lavender baker's twine
  • 3M foam tape
  • Micron 03 pen for added dot shading
  • Zots glue dots
  • micro gems

Here are a couple of other "springy" creations.  I was experimenting with getting different looks out of the same stamp.

"Slow & Steady & "Travel Wagon

Thanks for stopping by.  Next on the list is Ms. Shannon Allred-Sunnarborg.  She's got some mad skills!