Gerda Steiner Monthly Challenge – January 2015

This month Gerda provided us with this adorable Daschund digital image to create with.  I printed the image off on Strathmore 140lb. watercolor paper.  The card panel was cut with the largest stitched rectangle from Lawn Fawn.  I then used my distress markers and ink pads to color the image and background.  I love how the sky turned out.  It really looks like clouds floating through the air!  I was disappointed in the color of the heart balloon because it was supposed to be purple and ended up looking like pink.  Oh well – still super cute!  I used the clear Wink of Stella marker to add glitter to the heart balloon and then covered it in Glossy Accents.  I also added glossy accents to the dog’s nose.  I also stamped the sentiment using Violet’s ABCs from Lawn Fawn and Versafine Black Onyx ink.

Thanks Gerda for another great digital image!

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Unity Be Inspired Challenge 2

My second card uses Mittens, Cocoa and Hearts from Unity Stamp Company.  I used a piece of patterned paper from the Simon Says Stamp Company January card kit/Bo Bunny paper collection included in the kit.  I used some sparkling H2O water colors (which the camera does not do the colors justice) and my Kuretake watercolors.  I tied a piece of light blue twine around the front of the card and popped up the focal image with some 3M foam tape.

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Unity Be Inspired Challenge

I have created two cards for the Monthly Unity Be Inspired Challenge.  I am super excited about this month’s challenge because it requires some of my favorite colors.  I also just received two stamps from Unity.  Great quality, great customer service.  Can’t wait to get more products from Unity.  My oldest daughter and I also would like to visit New London sometime soon and maybe they will let us come tour their company:)

My first card uses Beautiful Soul by Unity.  I used Strathmore watercolor paper (140 lb.) and Kuretake watercolor (24 color set).   I added various gemstones to the left side of the card from Recollections.

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