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



Technique:
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.


Supplies:

  • 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!  

40 comments:

  1. And the prize for most hateful card maker goes to you! I adore those 3D flowers on your heart. And your ink blending is insanely good. I'm glad technology was backward today. Something has to keep you humble and grounded.

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  2. These are gorgeous. Love the shrooms. Hope spring finds you soon. Hugz

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  3. Such pretty spring cards! Sure to brighten the recipient's day or week. In North central Wisconsin it seems like it takes Spring forever to get here as well.

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  4. I love your bright colors and dimension!

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  5. I love the little snail on the side of the mushroom. So cute!

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  6. I love the mushroom stamp - awesome cards, and I am sure the flower heart looks beautiful with dimensional flowers!

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  7. Oooo! That floral heart is absolutely gorgeous! All of your cards cream spring and I am SO ready for that!

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  8. Very spring colors! Love them all!

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  9. So much pretty here, I csn't pick a favorite!

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  10. I like your Spring cards. I like the dimension on the heart of flowers.

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  11. Great way to start us off today! Bright and cheerful!

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  12. Stunning floral heart card, perfect sentiment!
    You’re rocking the Spring cards!

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  13. Very pretty....this is an awesome kit!

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  14. Stunning colorful card! I hope you find the warmest of spring soon!

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  15. Awesome cards, beautiful coloring skills.
    Love the pretty Unity stamps you used.

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  16. I love the spring colors! Your heart floral card is adorable.

    --Phaline Mays

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  17. Yes, surely Spring will come eventually. Very lovely cards! Harbingers of Spring!

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  18. Great cards , I really have to try watercolors. I love the heart card.

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  19. I know you just wanted to be last as in save the best for last lol. Beautiful cards and love your colors, definitely these scream Spring

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  20. Your cards are pretty! Your watercolor flowers are beautiful! I love your color choices! I also like the backgrounds on your other two cards! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

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  21. Great spring colors...I like the top of popping up a few flowers...

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  22. What lovely cards! I love the beautiful soft colours!!!

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  23. Beautiful creations all of them but I think my fav is the heart! Love all the different colors. Great job!

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  24. Love your cards, especially the mushrooms.

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  25. Three very pretty cards, nice blending. Love the coloring of the flower heart.

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  26. Very beautiful cards Annie!!!! Great job.

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  27. You know how I feel about you...it's complicated.

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  28. Lovely cards. I really like the flowers being fussy cut and popped up.

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  29. wow, such fabulous cards!Wish spring was here already!!

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  30. Love the colors...beautiful and springy!!

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  31. Lovely cards, makes me think Spring! ❤️

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  32. Your cards are gorgeous. Love all the beautiful spring colors you used. I’m so ready for spring!!!

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  33. Cards are beautiful! I love the coloring!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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