I love you Friday

January.22.2010

Wow, it has been a long time since I have joined in on the Friday fun.

I don’t use black on cards very often.  But I had this cool black paper in my stash and finally decided to use it.  I stamped the tree from Growing in Unity in black and then colored the background with my brand new Copic markers (love them!)  Then I covered the whole image with Tim Holtz Hard Candy Crackle Paint.  It turned out pretty cool.  Let me show you a close-up.

Isn’t that cool?

I didn’t think I’d get my card done for this week.  I was busy, busy.  Went to Target and they had LOTS of scrapbooking goodies on clearance.  I can’t wait to play with them!  So anyway, some of us friends have been picking a theme each week for HHH (now Friends with Flair).  What we do is choose a type of stamp, or one with a common theme and we all do our card like that.  Next week we are going to do flying things (balloons, birds..hmm…I don’t know what else, oh!  Butterflies!)   Now, you don’t have to do the theme thing if you don’t want to, just use any old Unity stamp.  But it’s kinda fun seeing everyone elses take on the “theme.”  This week we used a Unity stamp for our background, either a background stamp or any Unity stamp to make a background.  I guess I was really -feelin’ the joy!  🙂

When I visited my parents last weekend I took this picture of this dying dill plant.  It was my inspiration for the card.

Dill

Dill

Here is the card for this week.  Enjoy!

Dill the Joy LOL

Dill the Joy LOL

Close-Up

Close-Up

Stamp:  Feel the Joy – Unity

Ink:  Black StazOn, Memento London Fog, sorry I can’t remember what the pale blue on the inside is!

Eww

September.2.2009

Do you like this?

Blackbird

Blackbird

I made it.  I do not like it.  It was much nicer in my head than it turned out to be in real life (most things are).  Those black border punched strips are too long or something.  Did you watch the Make a Card Monday video on kwernerdesign blog this week?  I tried that effect on my background too.  It didn’t turn out as cute.  I needed some green in there for the color challenge, so I spritzed it with some color wash first.  First time I’ve used that product, I liked it.  Then I used a paint dabber to make the “polka dots.”  They looked like eye balls when I first started.  I used two beautiful Unity stamps and then matted it on orange card stock.  I used some paper glaze to give the bird a glossy finish.  Want a closer look?

Bird Close-Up

Bird Close-Up

Sorry for the weird angle.

Unity with Love

September.2.2009

Remember all that crafty goodness I won from the PaperCrafts blog a while ago?  I finally made something with it!  I used one of my lovely Unity Stamps on there too.  Without further ado:

With Love

With Love

Stamps are from Unity Stylin’ Stars

Cardstock from American Crafts

Patterned Paper and embellies from Autumn Leaves

Cuttlebug Embossing Folders and Fiskars Border Punch

With Love Close-Up

With Love Close-Up