Saturday, July 6, 2019

Friends of Unity July Blog Hop

Welcome to July’s Friends of Unity Blog Hop focused on Vintage. With my cast and splint finally off (broken wrist) and healing underway, I couldn’t wait to get back into the blog hop... especially with this month’s theme being one of my favorite styles!

This blog hop, as usual, offers giveaway goodies. I will be doing a giveaway this month as well. To be eligible, please leave a comment on each blog in the hop. Winners are randomly selected and posted on or by the next month’s blog hop. I also want to take this time to congratulate Karen Decknickthe winner from my very last blog entry... yikes, from April’s hop! Please message me with your address within the next 2 weeks to secure your giveaway!

For the first card, I used Unity’s Magnolia Flowers kit, Authentique vintage paper pad and an assortment of ephemera, ribbon, BoBunny paste, a stencil and enamel dots. I started by stamping the whole image of the flower with Hickory Smoke oxide ink. I then used a pink Ranger embossing Powder to outline the flower. The lineup wasn't exact, but I was actually okay with that. I then used black watercolor to add shading to the image. I stamped the sentiment onto ephemera, stenciled a design on another sheet, added shading to the edges and finally added dots. 






For the second card, I used  A Girl and Her Adventures Kit. I started this one by stamping on a sheet from Kaisercrafts MemoryLane pad using a combo of Vintage Photo, Tumbled Glass and Iced Spruce to match the paper. I then took a brown pen, lightly outlined the image and added the sentiment. Again, I used a variety of ephemera, flowers and ribbon. I also used corrugated paper and inked it in the same tones. I added distress color to the edges and called it done.


I wanted to use the camera image from the same kit for the last effort. So I took a large Graphic 45 tag and first started using background stamps from the When I See You Kit. I then stamped the camera and sentiment. I added special papers and ephemera using a glue stick. I cut up one of the papers to add the numbered pieces. I also added a doily a friend sent me. I inked up the edges, added “Shoot!!”, a stamp from a gift bag and added outlines, and darkened edges. I finished up the tag with ribbon scraps and paint spatter.




Just to remind everyone, we are not sponsored by Unity Stamp Co., but they do approve of this hop. I and my fellow crafters on this hop are keen users of their products and enjoy focusing our attention on monthly themes where we can showcase a variety of their products - old and new! We use our own stash as giveaways to share our inspiration and ideas with others. Hope you enjoy these efforts as much as we enjoy doing them! If you are interested in my art journey, I invite you to follow me by clicking the follow button, or adding your email!

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35 comments:

  1. Beautiful, the pink really gives your card a great look

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  2. Your use of ephemera is top notch! You have such an eye for layering and cohesion! I love your vintage style

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  3. Wow, wow, wow!!! Joyce, your cards and tag are absolutely stunning! I literally said wow out loud with each new picture! I'm so glad that you are healing and back with us... I've missed your creations!

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  4. Such beautiful work!
    All look so lovely.
    Carla from Utah

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  5. That tag is my favorite! I couldn't tell for a moment that your crafting ability has been hindered. These are stinkin amazing!!!!

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  6. Oh there is so much awesomeness to look at with this card. The embelishments are amazing and it makes me want to go dig out my buttons and flowers. I love it!

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  7. All of your projects are gorgeous!! The pink one is just stunning, Love it!!

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  8. Fabulous projects! I love your designs

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  9. Welcome back, Joyce!! You were missed :)

    OK, so, you're amazing! WOW! Where I struggled, you excelled!
    I love all 3 of your projects, and wouldn't dare try to pick a favorite!

    CONGRATULATIONS KAREN DECKNICK!!! YAY!!

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  10. Wow! They are all great yet so different from each other!!

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  11. Welcome back, Joyce! These are just beautiful. I love the colors and sentiment of your first card. Love all the teal and details of your second card. And that tag is awesome! I knew you couldn't resist this hop. Hope you're on the mend and feeling better. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. These are all just stunning projects! Love the pink with (my fave) a birdie and also the aqua (one of my fave colors!). Love the dimension and just stunning designs.

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  13. All three of your projects are wonderful Joyce! So good to see you back with your signature style!

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  14. Beautiful vintage projects!

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  15. WOW! You are one amazing collage artist! All three of your creations are beautiful, but that second one is my favorite!

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  16. These are wonderful Joyce. Your work is always so lovely and inspires all of so much. ����

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  17. Amazing vintage cards & tag Joyce.....thanks for sharing your beautiful creations!

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  18. Wow...so beautiful! I love them all. You are such an amazing artist! Thank you for inspiring new ways to use my stamps

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  19. I love your cards! I always seem to make mine horizontally and don't have enough room like on your second card. I will definitively have to try vertically and not start in the middle. You inspired me for sure.

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  20. Very pretty! Love the colors and details!

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  21. Joyce, three lovely vintage projects, I especially love the magnolia card, and the tag. Thank you for 3 special projects.

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  22. Nice! I like the pink added, nice touch!

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  23. Wow these are beautiful! I love it how you incorporated the color into the vintage look. I struggle with vintage but I admire it immensely. 😍 Thank you for sharing!

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  24. Love them all but the green card and tag speak to me!! Lol. Glad you are mending, looking forward to more of your beautiful work.

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  25. Amazing cards, so intricate!

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  26. These are all fabulous! You are the queen of vintage Joyce! It does my heart joy to see you creating your fabulous art work again and know your wrist is healed!!!❤️

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  27. All of them are great creations. I also love Anthentique papers which lend themselves to the vintage look with the Unity stamps.

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  28. Welcome back Joyce! You were definitely missed! Love all of these! Love all your embellies.

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  29. Oh wow!
    Both your cards and your tag are totally amazing!!! Love so much the beautiful details!!!
    Congrats to Karen!!!

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  30. What a beautiful project, and I'm glad to see you back! LOVE the pink embossing and stamping on ephemera. I have folders full of emphemera that I never remember to use so this is great motivation to pull it out.

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  31. Joyce, I adore your vintage style and these cards! I love that you photographed your cards with vintage looking jewelry!

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  32. I love how much depth, texture and flair your pieces have. The magnolias are magnificent.

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