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Saturday, January 8, 2022

Friends of Unity January hop

 Happy New Year everyone. Here's to everyone having a wonderful, crafty year. I got my craft room cleaned up the day after Christmas and have managed to make several cards since then and it is still clean. 



This month the Friends of Unity hop is all about CAS cards. I am not sure exactly what qualifies for this category. Most of the time I think a CAS card means lots of white space and I'm just not good at that.

Be sure to read to the bottom and follow the links for the rest of the Unity Friends hop pages.


I started with an image from the January 2022 kit of the month called Beautiful Blessings. I had it all colored and I decided I needed something more on it so I tried to mask it off and add black paint spatters. You all, I am terrible at that spatter thing. Every method I try does something weird. This time I got some big old splats but I just went with it.  The sentiment is a good reminder at the beginning of the year. I used the mosaic triangle die from Gina Marie Designs for the border.

Follow along with the rest of the hop:

Alaine-you are here



18 comments:

  1. Love this, my friend! It's perfect!

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  2. This card is absolutely incredible! I love the large splats, it really adds contrast to the white space. Your coloring is amazing and this image is awesome. I love the adorable charm on her bracelet too!

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  3. I 100% agree about the splatter thing! I personally embrace the large splats! It means that it was created by someone's hands! Love the sentiment too! Beautiful card!

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  4. Beautiful card with a great image. Your coloring makes it look so soft and peaceful.

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  5. The perfect sentiment for your image!

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  6. Woo HOO to you for a clean crafty room... still! I love this card!! I like to send a tea bag in my get well cards and this image is warm and soft and caring and would be wonderful to use as a little pocket inside to hold it. The coloring is beautiful! And the splatters? I never noticed any out of order, the imperfection of splatters are so pretty. I have, however started to loosely mask faces or centers where IF a grand-ol-boo boo splatter escapes it wont be on the focal part. Ironically those blobb splatters seem to love faces.. solved ha! Happy warm and safe New Year!

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  7. Loving your warm and cozy card, and that triangle border die is the perfect accent to your CAS design.

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  8. Beautifully designed! And I'm with you on the splattering - esp. with black!! It's unforgiving. lol

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  9. you totally rocked the CAS card theme! love your card!

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  10. Love this, Alaine! Your coloring is awesome and beautiful!! You did fab on the splatter too! I think the key to splatter is how wet your brush is... a super wet brush will make bigger splatters and a less wet brush will make tiny splatters. Hope that helps ya friend, but really I think you did a great job!

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  11. Very pretty and love
    the coloring.
    Carla from Arizona

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  12. Such soft and pretty coloring. TFS.

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  13. What a beautiful card! I also struggle with leaving a lot of white space on a card. You did a fantastic job on this one.

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  14. Perfect sentiment to go with this image. I like your coloring and the splatters.

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  15. Love this card. Your coloring always makes me smile! Way to go keeping your room tidy. ;)

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  16. Alaine, I love your beautiful card. Great design too!

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  17. A lovely card! I struggle with spatters too. Mine are often so tiny you can't see them!! Bobbie Sue is the queen of spattering!!
    Vannessa Osbourn

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