Monday, 7 May 2018

Growing In Unity - Day 1

Hello.  Welcome.  This week I am very pleased and excited to be Growing in Unity!!  This means that everyday this week I will be sharing a project featuring Unity stamps.  It also means that there is a chance for you to win a Unity Stamp Company Grab Bag !!  I have two to give away!!  All you need to do is leave a comment on each of my posts this week and on Monday I will draw two lucky winners.  So don't forget to leave a comment before you hop off!!  Here's my card for today.....

Keeping it simple and using stamps from Unity Never Be Afraid kit.   I started with a white base card.  I smeared some Mustard Seed distress ink on my craft mat, spritzed with water and pressed my card into the ink drops.  I did this until I had a pleasing array of splodges.  Have a cup of tea while it dries.  Or maybe coffee is your thing.  Then I decided to try something new.  I stamped the flower image with Iced Spruce distress ink.  Then I coloured with Promarkers.  I tried this out on a piece of scrap card first, cos I wasn't sure how this would go, but it worked perfectly.  The promarkers are semi-translucent so the distress ink shows through but no bleed!  Fab.  I stamped the sentiment with black archival.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget to leave a comment and I'll be back tomorrow with more Unity inspiration.  Also the Unity Stamp Company is celebrating it's 10th birthday and there is a massive sale!  Massive!!  Everything is on sale!!!  Hop over and check it out.  Hugz


Joining the fun at
Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenge 1818 
Stamping Sensations May Challenge - Close to Nature 
CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 198 - April Showers Bring May Flowers 
Double D May Flowers Challenge
Crafters Castle Challenge 5 


 

53 comments:

  1. Pretty card and nice technique. This is one of my favorite images and I like this color.

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  2. lovely card...can't wait for the rest of the week!

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  3. Great card! Will have to give this technique a try. Love the coloring on these.

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  4. I love how you tried something new! Great job; great card!

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  5. Beautiful card! Love the color

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  6. Love the subtle layout and the bright color!

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  7. Gail, love your Spring theme card.
    The background is fabulous.
    The flower and sentiment are perfect.
    Thanks for the inspiration, my friend!

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  8. Great background! I love this stamp.

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  9. this is so very beautiful card !
    hugs

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  10. Yellow is my happy color. I love it.

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  11. Lovely card. and isn't fun when something in your head actually works on paper!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  12. Very nice! I like the effect.

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  13. Really love your card. I will have to try the smooshing technique. Thanks for sharing <3

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  14. Love it. Those splatters!! 😍😍😍

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  15. This fits my favorite style, keeping it simple!!!

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  16. Congrats on your Growing in Unity feature! Way to go! You've made a gorgeous card! Love the flower, splatter, and awesome sentiment! Looking forward to seeing more of your GIU cards!

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  17. Beautiful card! Love the bright sunny colors!

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  18. Oooo, great card. And I'm adding Mustard Seed to my wish list!

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  19. I love splattering cards! Give them a very artsy look! Very pretty colors!

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  20. Love this card. I can’t wait to try this technique.

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  21. Very pretty card! I'm a big fan of splotches! Looking forward to the rest of this week!

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  22. gorgeous card Gail/Iona!! Love those poppies and love them in yellow!!

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  23. Congrats on your GIU week! Love your pretty card! Beautiful flowers and a great sentiment!

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  24. A gorgeous touch of spring, Gail! Lovely card, Jo x

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  25. I like how you kept to the yellow, and the green. It makes the flower really stand out.

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  26. I like this sentiment. Good words to live by. Love the yellow, very happy!

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  27. This is pretty! I love seeing the 'smooshing' technique and how different they come out (I still haven't tried it!). Awesome sentiment.

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  28. Lovely card Gail, the yellow really pops

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  29. The yellow background just glows! I checked out your link to the kit you used and was tickled to see that I have that one, I just have never used that floral stamp. I love the way you used it and will have to give it a try myself now!

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  30. How fun to see that you are a GIU gal this week! I love the splattered ink background and that simple design that just sings out "spring!"

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  31. Gorgeous card, and such a lovely spring sunshine colour! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.

    Lynne

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  32. So pretty. Great technique. Thanks for the tips. Just a lovely card for spring!

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  33. What a great idea with the Iced Spruce stamping Gail... love the yellow with that tiny greenish outline. Great card.

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  34. So pretty! Love the color and splatter! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘May Flowers’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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  35. I love this card. I'll have to try this technique. So pretty!

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  36. Brilliant colours here, Thanks for entering into our
    "MAY FLOWERS" Challenge. Thanks for joining in and good luck in the draw.  Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

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  37. This card is so pretty! I love how you colored the flowers. I want to try your technique. =)
    --Phaline Mays

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  38. Well good for you! That is so cool, can't wait to see all of your creations :) I love unity stamps - they are all so pretty.

    What a great stamp set - that sentiment is so neat...love it!

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  39. A really lovely floral creation, many thanks for joining in with our 'Close to Nature' theme at Stamping Sensations May challenge.

    B x

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  40. This is fab Gail, I really like your background xx

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  41. So good to see you at PIP Challenges this week! Love your card....somehow splatters seem to be very attractive!! The colors are beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us!

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  42. Pretty flowers and I like the spritzed background.

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  43. Love the background technique...one of my favs. The card is beautiful. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
    DT
    Crafter's Castle
    crafterscastle.blogspot.com

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  44. Love this card, the color, the splattered background, all of it! Love the color green! ❤️

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  45. Lovely bit of sun in an otherwise cloudy day... Great spring themed card!

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  46. Not only is your card beautiful, but I really like that sentiment as well! Great splatter background!

    I'd love for you to link up to the Cropstop blog again - remember it's always "Anything Goes" as long as you use a product or two from one of the companies they carry in the store.
    You can find the current party here: https://cropstop.blogspot.com/2018/05/may-link-party-39.html

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  47. I love the warm sunny colors and splashes of yellow. This card is beautiful and the sentiment is wonderful.

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  48. I'm just catching up on my blog reading. Can't wait to see the following posts. Great colors.

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  49. How lovely! That bright, sunny, yellow color is just beautiful. Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D May Flowers Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
    Judy~ DD DT
    {Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!!


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  50. I love the sentiment and the colour, such spring card!

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  51. That’s a great floral with a beautiful background !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  52. super fun and bright card... great design. Thanks for playing along at Crafter's Castle Challenges.

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