Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I'm an Addict!!

A Unity Addict that is!!!

I know I have told you before and I am sure that I will tell you again... but I LOVE Unity Stamps!!

Every Wednesday in the Unity Forum, there is a new challenge posted called the Unity Addicts Challenge. Last week was the first time that I participated in it! It is something I plan to do again though! There are no prizes awarded, but if I can have an excuse to use some of my Unity Stamps on a project, then I am there!!

The challenge last week was a color and theme challenge.

We were to use the colors depicted in the photo here and make a summer themed card from it!

So the colors we were to use were...

Tangerine, Turquoise, Yellow, and LOTS of White!

And here is what I came up with...

I was very happy with how it turned out if I don't say so myself!! Hehe!! I started off with the wonderful Clear Card Sheets that you can get from the ShorCuts website HERE. ShortCuts is the sister website to SheetLoad of Cards. I have been missing out all this time and I am so thankful for the finding out about this website because they really have a lot of wonderful products that make card making easier and even more stunning. These clear based cards are so much fun to work with!!

The patterned paper is an adorable collection that I picked up on sale from my local Michael's made by Sassafras. The collection is called Hog Heaven! Great colors that are really fun to work with!! To make the waves I simply staggered two layers of the cardstock that were already scalloped for me. EPLS! (Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!!) I also used more of the paper to piece the boat and the sun!

The stamps all came from Unity's Beach Days and Sun Rays collection! I LOVE this kit!! It is full of lots of images that will definitely make it into ink and onto paper! As a Florida girl, this kit has it all!!

I sponged some So Saffron SU ink into the negative space of a nestability circle to make the sun have the yellow circle around it. Then I also sponged the sky using SU's soft sky. I tried to leave as much white space as possible, but you know that that is always a challenge for me!!

Maybe you would like to try your hand at this week's challenge... it is posted HERE. This one is going to be a challenge for me (hence the name I'm sure!) But I already have some ideas coming together. If all goes well, you can check back on Friday where I will probably post the card I create in the Hip Hop Hangover for Unity!

Have a happy Wednesday and may your bucket overflow with Beach Days and Sun Rays too!!


Grammy and Olivia said...

What a pretty summer card--love it!

BonnieRose said...

your card is gorgeous!!! Love it.. I need that set! One that's on my wish list, for sure, and yes.. I'm a UNITY ADDICT TOO.. high fives ya! see u in the forums today!