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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Friends of Unity March 2020 Blog Hop

Hello everyone. I feel like it's been forever since I blogged here. The Unity Challenges I have been hosting have kept me busy I guess. Well that and a darling, adorable, squishy new grandson. That makes number 3 for me and I LOVE being a grandma.

This month the Friends of Unity blog hop is all about Designer's Choice

I opted to use a new stamp set for my first card. I've had it for a while but haven't been able to use yet. Funny how life had crazy busy pockets of time along with normal every day time.
I used Unusual Day Poppy by Graciellie for this one. I colored it with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I used just one color for each area and blended it out with a water brush. I cut this down with a stitched die and used fun foam to mount it on my card base. The sentiment was from Abundant Blessings.

My second project was one I did just for me. I have been wanting to play with my inks and get messy for a while so I grabbed a tag and had some fun.

I used this tag that came in a Kit of the Month. I grabbed Distress oxides in Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon and smooshed them on my glass mat and sprayed them with a bit of water. Then I just started dipping the tag in one color at a time, drying between layers until I liked what I had.
 I used the kit Hug from Unity and I used ALL the elements in the kit. I used the script, the netting and the sploch and stamped them randomly on the tag with the same 3 colors until I liked it. I stamped the flower and sentiments from this kit in Ground Espresso. It looked like it needed something so I used the script and some Frayed Burlap ink to stamp a bit more randomly. Then I used that same color to ink the edges. I used a q-tip and Spiced Marmalade to add some shading to the flower petals. 

Be sure to follow along with the rest of the hop. Thanks for stopping by.

Alaine-you are here

26 comments:

  1. Your talent has much variety. I like how you made 2 floral projects that have such different looks. Both are equally pretty and have personalities of their own. Well done!

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  2. That poppy is amazing! Love the soft orange color. Thr tag is cool too. Its nice sometimes to just make something for yourself.

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  3. these are just gorgeous, That big flower is harder to color and you did it perfectly!

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  4. Congrats on your new grandson!!
    Your card is pretty and I adore the tag. I love any kind of a text so I love the BG on it.

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  5. Lovely card and
    the tag is amazing!
    Carla from Utah

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  6. Congrats on the new addition! Love that you've shared two ideas to use florals, especially the second for those who may be somewhat averse to colouring.

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  7. Congrats on your new squishy grandson, lol! Love these pretty floral designs, especially the huge flower!

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  8. These are great designs! Love your floral inspiration.

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  9. Always beautiful work and love the tag!!

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  10. So Pretty! I love your card. Your tag is super cute.

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  11. simply wow!!! nice card....

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  12. Gorgeous poppy card!! I love that stamp! It feels so good sometimes to just get inky... I’m glad you got to! I love your tag... so sweet!

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  13. I love Graciellie images- yours is colored to perfection! And, your tag is great! How lucky- Grans #3, hops you live close to enjoy all of the snuggles!!! Congrats!

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  14. Your hello friend card is wonderful! I am excited to ink this up. I love the colors you chose - your coloring is awesome!

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  15. Pretty poppy card and sweet inky tag.

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  16. lovely card and fun bookmark!

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  17. Gorgeous poppy and wonderful coloring. And an awesome tag. Love the colors and depth you achieved. Just lovely projects. Congrats on the new grandbaby too! Thanks for the inspiraation!

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  18. Aren't grandbabies just the BEST?!
    Getting inky time is always a good thing - and I love how you gave that tag a grunge look - its great!

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  19. Gorgeous poppy, I loved that set so much I had to order it right away!

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  20. Love your poppy card! Beautiful color choice. And your tag is ah-mazing...love love love!

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  21. Pretty card and tag! Love the floral images!

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