(2014 c42) Unity H20, Mixed Media

Today I’m playing with water colors and stamps from Unity: She & He by Joslyn Neilson, Spring & Bloom by Angie Blom, Kit of the Month June 2014 In Love With Love. (2014 c42) Unity H20, Mixed MediaI watercolored the background then Stamped with Versamark  and heat embossed with clear EP. for the chevrons and sponged over them with Distress Inks by Ranger.  Then I stamped each element & watercolored and applied with Matt Multimedia.

Challenges Entered:

UnitystampCo: Friends with Flair Friday

(2014 c41) Just Rite, Miss You

Today’s card is a little note card 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches.  I used Your Special Day Medallion Labels  from Just Rite Stamps.(2014 c41) Just Rite Miss You

I Stamped the frame with Versamark and heat embossed with a combination of green and 2 blue embossing powders I put together trying to achieve a light tourquois or Blue Raspberry…it did not turn out exactly like I wanted, but it is what it is as they say.  Then I cut a slit below the frame and inserted ribbons for the banner.

Challenges Entered:

JustRite:  Friday Ch #124 Sketch6a012875a9e35b970c01a3fd263c45970b-300wi

MyFavoriteThings:  Color Palette Ch #7Print

ModSquad:  Marvelous Minis 2.5 X3.5

(2014 c40) Unity H20 Daisy

It’s been since June 3 since I’ve made a card!  I’ve been dying to get inky, so here goes!  I ordered Unity’s KOTM for June 2014 called In Love With Love.  Here I used the daisy & sentiment on water color paper.

(2014 c40) Unity Daisy H20

 

I Stamped with Versamark Ink, embossed with black EP and colored with water colors.  The sentiment is stamped on light pink vellum & heat embossed.

Challenges Entered:

MyFavoriteThings: Get sketchy  ch 183MFTWSC183

Unity:  Friends With Flair Friday

Unity:  Color Ch 171907649_10203896115152868_2531600442873513832_n

(2014 c39) Unity Itty Bitty Harrison Hedgehog

Today’s card features Itty Bitty Harrison Hedgehog by Unity Stamps.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAChildren love small, warm, cute cuddly animals whether its a hamster, hedgehog or even (shudder) a white rat!  And I’ve noticed that it’s the DADs who encourage getting these critters!    So Harrison Hedgehog is running his little wheel all over the room, making tracks in the berber carpet entertaining young and old alike!

I stamped him on white paper & colored with Copics alcohol inks. Then I sponged a light blue. Next I cut 2 circles with Spellbinders Classic Circles dies and linked with strips of blue paper to create the rungs of his cage (and of course the sides are see through plexiglass that’s why they are so clear of course, wouldn’t want him to get loose ha ha) (no really nothing covering him)

Challenges Entered:

MyFavoriteThings:  Color Pallette Ch5Print

SweetNSassy:  Chal. #14 – Child’s Play

SimonSays:  Anything Goes (Wed)

DiesRUs:  Ch #3 – Use Dies For The Boys

UnityStampCo:  Friends with Flair Friday

(2014 c38) Unity Patriotic Boot

Today’s card features Unity Itty Bitty Stamps called Boots, Class and a Little Sas and  So Special, XOXO,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe red striped paper on top makes me think of our flag and if you look at the card in the horizontal position the blue on the left fits as well.

The cut out for the sentiment was made with the die set called Ironwork Accents by Spellbinders.  This shape makes me think of big ole Texas belt Buckles.

The focal point was colored with Copics markers and cut out with Spellbinders Labels Eighteen.

Since the curly Q covered up the spur, I glued on a red star for the spur!

The final touch was the teensie red houndstooth check that was also cut with Ironwork Accents by Spellbinders.  This makes me think of all the wonderful Patriotic Banners we see around Independence Day aka July 4.

Challenges Entered:
UnityStampCompanyChallenge: Sketch 1610277130_10202903655065781_6473680742376421460_n

ModSquad:  Patriotic Thank You – Use Red White & Blue

SimonSaysStamp:  Anything Goes (Wed)

Case StudyChallenge:  Ch #193  (I chose Flowers & sparkly)

(2014 c37) STV Hope Grows

For today’s card I used little branches and butterflies from Gina K Designs, Stamp TV called Hope Growsby Theresa Momber.

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First I stamped on water color paper with Versamark & heat embossed with clear EP.  Then I wet the paper around each branch & pooled around each with Pearlescent water colors by Artist’s Loft found at Michaels.  Then I did the same with the butterflies & pooled orange watercolor around them.  Finished with a light wash of light blue.  Including the card base, there are a total of Nine layers of paper.

Challenges Entered:

StampTV:  STV14MON21 – Lots of Layers

MyFavoriteThings:  Get Sketchy – #178MFTWSC178

SimonSays:  Anything Goes

(2014 c35) Just Rite Tufted Vintage Labels 7 Background Stamp

Today I am using Tufted Vintage Labels Seven Background Stamp by Just Rite Papercraft.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI started with watercolor paper & stamped my background with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Black EP.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  Then I sprayed with water and applied pools of Pearlescent water colors by Artist’s Loft found at Michaels in the diTamonds and around the scrolls.  I stamped another piece of paper & cut out the central frame & mounted it on a piece of heavy black cardstock before mounting it on the background and watercoloring it also.  The central sentiment was stamped from Your Special Day Medallion Labels which is also from Just Rite.  For my envelope I used a light weight designer paper that was white on one side.  I stamped the background paper onto a piece of light pink vellum and heat embossed with black EP and adhered it to the inside flap of the envelope.

Challenges Entered:

JustRite: Just Rite Friday Challenge #122 – Card & Envelope Sets

(2014 c36) STV Masking

Today’s card is using a masking technique seen here on StampTV;

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStamps from  Gina K Designs Stamp TV used:

Beyond Baskets by Melanie Muenchinger

A Year of Boarders by Melanie Muenchinger

Hugs and Prayers by Nina Brackett

Entered on Stamp TV:  Gina K Guest DT – Challenge 2

(2014 c34) MFP Above The Rest

Today I am Traveling to Africa on a Safari!  (I only wish)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI made my background on watercolor paper using cheap watercolors doing a wash method.  I stamped my African silhouette animals from  Above The Rest stampset from Mark’s Finest Papers a Heinrich’s Co:  onto scraps of watercolored backgrounds and mounted on Labels 1 die by Spellbinders.  The giraffe skin stripe was from Be Wild & Free from Mark’s Finest Papers a Heinrich’s Co.

Challenges Entered:

ModSquad: Gettin SketchyScreen Shot 2014-05-19 at 7.03.52 PM

SimonSays:  Vacation – Travel

MarksFinestPPapers:   Simple Salutations Ch 98

 

(2014 c34) Unity Fashionista Anastasia

I was the lucky winner on the new Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!   I received 4 marvelous Unity Fashionista stamps, and today’s card features Fashionista Anastasia.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  Papers used: DCWV The Shimmer Stack, DCWV The Luxury Stack, Prima Marketing Inc. The Breathe Paper Collection.   The Shimmer oval makes me think of a full length mirror!

Ribbon:  from Michaels

Die:  Spellbinders Mega Ovals

I colored Anastasia with Koh-I-Noor Woodless Watercolor Pencils and then embossed over with All Night Media Liquid Embossing by PLAID.

Challenges Entered:

UnityStampCo:  Color Challenge #1610277130_10202903655065781_6473680742376421460_n

SimonSays:  (Mon) Get Artsy

DiesRUs:  Ch #2 – May Flowers

TheHouseThatStampsBuilt:  What If Wed. Sketch – M141420140513-200725

ABlogNamedHero:  Ch #44 – Em Boss

BridgetsPaperBlessings:  Make It Colorful – at least 5

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