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Sunday, April 27, 2014

April Unity {Be Inspired} Challenge

This is my first time participating in the monthly Unity Stamp Company Challenge.  Unity have so many great stamps and fantastic sales each week. I bought quite a few itty bitty stamps and some grab bags at a sale earlier in the year so I thought I would create something for this months challenge.  I was inspired by both the inspiration picture, colour palette and the card sketch.


I created the card below by first stamping the jar with the roses from Unity's Countryside Blooms itty bitty in stazon on watercolour paper.  I coloured the image using Distress Markers with a waterbrush.  I just scribbled the pen on a palette and picked up the colour with a waterbrush.  I fussy cut the coloured image and popped it on a white panel edged with Chipped Sapphire distress ink which was matted on blue card and then stamped with the sentiment from the Dragonfly of Beauty itty Bitty. This was affixed to a panel of the brown card along with strips of patterned paper from the Kaisercraft These Days paper pad which were also matted on the blue card.  The whole panel was then matted on a card made from the same brown card. Thanks for checking out my blog and card, cheers Linda

18 comments:

Donna K said...

Stopping by via the Unity blog. I really love your design! Great coloring and what a sweet sentiment. Hopeyou have a great day today! ~Donna K

Camille Robinson said...

Everything about your creative card is gorgeous! Awesome use of color. Thanks for playing with Unity's {Be Inspired} Challenge.

dija farukee said...

I really like the colored image. Very nice sentiment, as well. Good luck!

Courtney K said...

what a beautiful card!

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card! Those flowers look fabulous! Awesome job coloring them!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Loulou! What a wonderful blog! Loved your "paste" tutorial below this card, and the fabulous coloring in your hot air balloon! Really sweet. This card is gorgeous in its serenity and wonderful sentiment. Breathtaking. Thank you for visiting my blog today so I could find your amazing creations. I am your newest google follower! hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

Amy E said...

I love this card Linda...it's so pretty! Your coloring is beautiful too! I like using Distress inks with a water brush. I think that's the first medium I ever used for coloring an image!

Thanks for your visit and sweet words during the Unity blog hop!!
Amy E.
Scrapthissavethat.com

Katie Sims said...

You really did an amazing job with the sketch...your coloring is beautiful, Linda! :)

Deb said...

Totally gorgeous, love how the image comes off the page!
Debxx

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Lovely card, Linda!

Miriam Prantner said...

I love this Unity itty bitty and you've colored it so well, love the fussy cutting too!

Desire Fourie said...

This is just so beautiful. Love the jar with the flowers, the design paper and the wonderful sentiment.
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wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is beautiful. You did a wonderful job coloring it.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Linda. Love the pretty background paper and that vase full of flowers. Great coloring.

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nwilliams6 said...

Loving the colors! Great papers and image too. Stuning!

ChristineCreations said...

Beautiful design ...I love the paper you paired with the beautiful floral arrangement, so lovely!

Deepti said...

This is so pretty, I love the combinations of kraft and peach !