Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Unity Green Card

 Unity’s Show and Tell FB group is sponsoring a Make it Green Color Challenge. As I’m still organizing all my craft stuff in my new She-Shed place, I’m encountering tons of beautiful patterned paper pieces. I saw this challenge and couldn’t help myself from participating after happening upon this green beauty! And I sat and created this card at my craft table in my new space for the first time! Here’s some pics of my still messy but somewhat organized craft loft! (And yes, I created a little respite corner, that I can sit with my pups, watch TV and rest my back, too!)

For this card, I used Unity’s One of Those People stamp sets. I found a piece of light tan card stock and stamped the image using Shabby Shutters distress oxide ink. I decided to color the image using my Prismacolor pencils to match the image on the paper. I then fussy cut it out as I wanted the patterned paper to shine through. I used Kraft card stock as a base and to offset the image. I used a blue distressed patterned paper piece for the sentiment that coordinated with the butterfly in the paper. I stamped it in blue and backed it with black paper. Finally, I added crystals and twine to complete the card.

Was fun to get back into using my pencils. Hoping to get into more regular crafting now that my space is coming together. So, will see you again, soon! Happy crafting till then!

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Friends of Unity March Blog Hop

 Hello again… welcome back to another hop! This month our focus is: 

Since I am still in the process of renovations, I was limited in time to only creating one card for this hop. Also, world events have also distracted me - I had to release anger and anxiety with my last card posted earlier in the week. Here’s hoping for a peaceful solution.

I started this card by pulling out a beautiful new paper pack from Paper Rose called, Monochrome Garden. I found the perfect floral stamp complement to the paper in my stash and stamped the vase from Unity’s Olive Branch kit using a light gray archival ink. I then watercolored the vase using gray and brown tones to match the patterned paper and Kraft card stock. As I’ve been cleaning up and decluttering my craft supplies all week, I found a chipboard frame that I could also use on the card. How fun! 

I used Kraft card stock as the base and added black paper to offset the framed watercolor image. I stamped the sentiment and backed it with Kraft card stock, added crystals and called the card done. This card turned out perfect for my friend’s husband who is recovering from a triple bypass!

I, as well as others in the hop, will be doing another stamp set giveaway this month, so please be sure to leave a comment. I will post the winner in next month’s hop, so check back in April to see if you won!

Thanks for stopping by! Now, please check out all the talented crafters in the hop for theme based ideas! You should have arrived here from:

Kim’s blog

Next up is:

Dawn’s Blog

And, if you want to start from the beginning, check out:

Crystal’s Blog