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

27 comments:

  1. Your card is gorgeous! I love kraft with black & white, but your subtle watercoloring has taken it over the top! ❤

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  2. Just beautiful, Joyce, and as always, your thoughtfulness in all of the elements used, and your water-coloring really are exceptional.

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  3. So beautiful! I love the kraft color you added to your watercoloring and that frame you came across was a perfect addition! Thanks for sharing!!
    Vannessa Osbourn

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  4. He will love that card and it will surely give him comfort during his recovery. It is so so pretty and peaceful! That background makes a kinda frilly card very masculine, love that touch! I love when a stash find is the perfect sumpin I needed and didnt know it until it pops up. Wishing you peaceful moments, a calm restful time and a super cool forever crafty space when your Reno is over. Prayers for the world...

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  5. This card is truly so elegant. I love that you stamped it in gray and watercolored it with the colors of the hop. Your coloring is amazing. I love the set too, as I don't remember seeing this one. Love the patterned paper and chipboard frame!

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  6. One card or a hundred, they are always stunning eye candy from you. This is another elegant beauty.

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  7. A lovely card Joyce, the frame adds the perfect finishing touch

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  8. Lovely card! The subtle watercoloring is superb, and the frame is the perfect accent.

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  9. This card is beautiful! I love it! ❤️

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  10. Beautiful card, love
    the background design!
    Carla from Arizona

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  11. Your card is gorgeous! I love kraft and black but don’t often think to use it.

    Linda Abel

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  12. Oh my that's pretty, and I love the subtle touch of brown in the flowers!!!

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  14. I love this and your coloring is perfect!

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  15. Stunning card, Joyce! I love the frame around the beautiful image!

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  16. your watercoloring is absolutely amazing! i am blown away by the detail!

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  17. What a stunning get well creation from the heart.

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  18. I am just in awe of your coloring skills, Joyce. Wow. The coloring detail on the olive branch and vase is pure perfection. goals.

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  19. Your card is so beautiful and serene, and I love the warm tones combined with black and gray for accents.

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  20. Wow!! So much depth in one layer. I just love the warmth of this design.

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  21. Really pretty card! I love the layering and details! Beautiful design!

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  22. Gorgeous card. I love the design. And your coloring is amazing. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. This card is a wonderful representation of the colors chosen for this month's hop. It is such a soothing look so the fact that it is a get well card is perfect!

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