(2015 c21) Unity, Be Inspired Color #25

Today’s card used  Unity’s stampset called The First Noel for the sentiment.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  The flowers were die cut with an old Spellbinders Nestabilities die set called Blossom. I applied Easy OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACut Adhesive on the inside of the Kraft card base that I had cut out the largest of the dies used for the blossoms.  Then I applied inside the blossoms onto the sticky adhesive sheet. Then the back of each blossom showed through to the inside of the card as seen on the left.  I stamped the inside sentiment with a retired stampset  from Gina K Designs by Nina Brackett called Christ is Risen.  

Challenges entered:

UnityStamp:  Unity’s Be Inspired Color 25

(2015 c20) Unity Your Love Blows Me Away


I stamped with Unity: Your Love Blows Me Away and colored with Copics. I blended to make a heart in one of the balloons.  Then I sponged the sky and grass with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

Challenges Entered:

UnityStampCoBlog:  Friday Friends With Flair

SimonSaysStamp:  (Mon) No Rules

(2015 c19) Tim Holtz Wings Valentine Tag

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFor todays Valentine tag I used Tim Holtz alcohol inks to color the glossy cardstock background and then cut and embossed the heart with Spellbinders die.  I swiped Versamark Ink over the raised portions and heat embossed with gold EP.  Then colored the debossed swirls on the heart with watercolor.  I cut the felt heart with a die, but it only left an indent, so I cut it out with scissors and then colored with alcohol ink. Then I stitched the M with gold thread & surrounded it with Brads from Michael’s brand Recollections.  They were white & I colored them with the gold metalic Alcohol Ink.  I placed more of the gold thread behind the heart when I glued it down and finally I highlighted the wings from Tim Holtz with gold alcohol ink by using a brush & lightly brushing over the wings. They were glued down with E6000.

Challenges Entered:

SimonSaysStamp:  (Monday)  Red & Pink

TheMixedMedia:  Feb. MMMC9 – Think Pink

(2015 c18) Unity Nancy Girl Tag


I just love this Nancy Girl stamp from Unity!  It is perfect for Valentine tags for my grandaughters!  I stamped on watercolor paper and watercolored.  I used Glossy Accents to make the hearts shine!

Challenges Entered:

UnityStamp:  Friends With Flair Friday

(2015 c17) Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 Feb (You are Music to my Heart)


I love making things for  my grandkids.  This is a valentine for my grandson who is a great card magician, a wonderful vocalist, he is learning to play the guitar and helps his dad and papa & uncle build things (the tissue paper has arched window building diagrams on it as well as music)

Today’s tag follows instructions on Tim Holtz blog for his 12 Tags of 2015 for February.

Tim Holtz products used: ide-ology Tissue Wrap Melange (new product for me), Expedition Ephemera Pack,    Distress Inks: Faded Jeans, Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo.

Other products:  From Michaels Recollections: Arrow brad, Mustache brad, Music Notes brads.  From EK Success: Card Deck.

Challenges Entered:  

TimHoltz:  12 Tags of 2015 – February (things I love)

CourtneyWalsh: Share your Heart on her Facebook

(2015 c16) Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 Feb


 Today’s Valentine tag was mad for  Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 for February and the theme is Things you Love.   I started with designer paper I love on the left of the tag, next I heat embossed falling hearts on the right with a bright pink, I then sponged around the hearts and edges with Distress ink by Ranger called Pickled Raspberry and sprinkled with water.  I cut the hearts out of felt and used the negative spaces after spritzing with a mixture of alcohol and alcohol ink mixed in a little spray bottle.  The Word Band by Tim Holtz idea-ology was lightly covered with Victorian Velvet Distress Paint and wiped off after a few minutes. I then colored white ribbon with Copic markers to hang the band and a little pallette by attaching with Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.  To finish it off I distressed edges of  the circle from idea-ology ephemera pack and the put the arrow in the center of it.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOK I decided it needed a little shine, so I added Glossy Accents to the negative space of the heart on the left.

Challenges Entered:

TimHoltz: 12 Tags of 2015 – Feb – Things you love

MixedMediaMonthlyChal:  #9 – Think Pink

SimonSays: (Monday) H is for

WordArtWednesday:  Ch 169 – Anything Goes

ModSquad:  Use Water (I sprinkled the distress ink with water on the right side)

(2015 c15) Unity Nancy Girl

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAToday I am playing with my new stamp from Unity called Nancy Girl by Angie Blom.  I love Angie’s Unity Girl stamps.   I love to watch Swarup’s video tutorials on her watercolor techniques and am trying.  She has such a unique method  and I will never be able to paint like her, but I am having fun trying!

Challenges Entered:

UnityStampCo:  Unity’s Friday Friends With Flair

SimonSaysStamp:  H is for (hearts) (Monday Chal)

(2015 c14) Unity and Word Art Wednesday

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAToday’s card started out as a little cloudy watercolored background scene.  Next I printed the “freebie”  scripture – Psalm 71:14 from Word Art Wednesday on the center of a sheet of typing paper so I could then tape the watercolor piece to it & then print!  Perfect placement (smiles).  I then played with my Tissue Stamping and Collage Technique using  the bird stamp from KOM-10/14 Love & Joy for the Holidays by UnityStamp Co. and then collaged onto the picture with Matte Medium by Claudine Helmuth.  I took pictures along the way, so I will put together a tutorial and post soon.

Challenges Entered:

SimonSays:  Up in the Clouds (Mon)

WordArtWednesday:  Ch #168 – Anything Goes

ModSquad:  All about Animals (birds included)

UnityStampCo:  Friday Friends with Flair

(2014 c13) Unity, The Lord is my strength


I do a lot of watercolor backgrounds for scenes on watercolorpaper and I keep all the extra pieces that are left over after I cut them down for projects.  I love this scrap because it still has the perforated edge that held the paper in the spiral.  This was one piece of paper, so I tore 3 edges and stamped the sentiment (My Strength and Song, Lord by Unity Stamp Co.) on the lighter portion and the feather (KOTM July 2014 Beautiful – Inside and Out by Unity Stamp Co.)  on the darker end.  I stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with clear EP so that the original water colors would show through in the stamped images.  Next I sponged around with darker Distress inks from Ranger, hitting the torn edges with a firmer pressure. Next I sprinkled water here & there to activate the Distress Inks (I love the water spots)  These are my newest stamps I got from Unity today….Happy Dancing!

Challenges Entered:

Unity:  Unity Be Inspired Challenge 24 – Color 24unity jan8to feb11 15

MixedMediaMonthlyChallenge:  Ch #8 New to You

SimonSaysWork it Wednesday

(2015 c12) Unity Anniversary

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI used my new Spellbinders Die D-Lites called Vines of Passion for the hearts. First I used the outer heart shape to cut the heart and then used the embossing mat with the center portion to emboss the centers.  I carefully brushed the raised portions with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with gold EP. Then I sprayed with a pink mixture I made with ink and alcohol to  highlight the valleys of the vine. The Straight Talk HAPPY is from Technique Tuesdays.  I cut on pink and purple from the DCWV Shimmer Stack and then cut the bottom portion with the Labels 8 from Spellbinders and then stamped the sentiment with Happy Happy Anniversary an Itty Bitty stamp by Unity

Challenges Entered:

Unity:  Unity Be Inspired Challenge 24 – Sketch 24unity jan8to feb11 15


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