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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Friends of Unity July 2020 Blog Hop

Hello everyone. It's that time again and the Friends of Unity are hopping. I missed you all last month.

This month we are paper piecing. I have to admit, I don't do this much. I love coloring with my Copics so I just don't think to paper piece. It was fun and I will probably try to do more of it in the future.


My first card using traditional paper piecing of using some of that patterned paper I've been hording.

I started by stamping the girl from Only Imagine on white and then on the heart patterned paper from a package from Walmart. I cut out her dress and the top part of her headband and glued it to the white base image. Some quick coloring with Copics using colors to match the background paper and she was done. I used a square stitched die to cut her out and layered her on a scalloped square die. The card is 5 1/2" square.

I've been playing with my gel plate a lot lately and I have tons of backgrounds and scraps laying around. These green pieces seemed perfect for the new cactus stamp Stick Together. I used three different green scraps for the cactus and I had a purple piece that I used for the flowers. I had to stamp this four times to get all the pieces. I then die cut a stitched rectangle from the brown print and from a larger green print and layered everything together. If you haven't used Art Glitter glue, I highly recommend it. It holds these painted gel plate prints like a dream and never warps the paper.

Be sure to follow along with the rest of the hop and leave lots of comments along the way. There are prizes to be won.

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Monday, June 8, 2020

Your Soul, Girl card

Hello everyone. It's been a crazy 2020 so far and I have definitely not been on top of my usual routine. I have been getting cards done and I post them all to my Instagram account (alaine_tanner) if you want to go check it out and follow me there.

Today I have a card using a beautiful image from Angie Blom Digital Designs. The set is called Your Soul, Girl and comes with the amazing image and 4 wonderful sentiments.

I haven't colored black hair yet and I thought she would be a wonderful image to try it on. I am not a trained Copic colorist but I am sharing the steps I used to color her hair.

I used B41, 100, C9, C7 and C5 to color the hair. I started by coloring a section all over with the B41.

Next, I used C9 to start adding in the darkest areas, flicking out toward where I wanted highlights. I feel like the trick here is to add only the tiniest amount of this color to start with.

I used the C7 to continue moving the dark areas out a bit. Again, doing only a small amount and flicking it a bit further into the area that would be the highlights of the hair.

Then I used the C5 to flick into the highlights, almost completely covering the blue. I did make sure to not completely cover it. I then grabbed the B41 to go over all of it again. Next I used black 100 to deepen the really dark parts of the hair and then flicked C7 and C5 where I needed to to finish the look I was going for.

The flowers were colored with BG000 and BG 01
The shirt is RV91 and RV93


Be sure to check out the new releases at Angie Blom Digital Designs.
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