Thursday, November 12, 2009

Have you found the Artist in You?

As this month's Guest Designer for Unity Stamps I have been given the huge honor of sharing in today's blog hop with the fabulous Unity DT who are showcasing a brand new stamp set that was created by the wonderful Donna Downey!

Her set is called the Artist in You and contains the most striking silhouette images and fabulous sayings that are perfect for many of your paper crafts projects.


If  you visit Donna's blog not only will you be blown away by her incredible talents, but you will also be inspired to create.  She has taken a pledge and even started a campaign to encourage others to allow their inner creative selves to come out!  You can read more about this campaign on her BLOG!



Live Life Inspired. Dream With Possibility! Donna Downey

I can definitely tell you that I was wonderfully inspired to create something as soon as I saw her stamp set.  Using the Artist in You I created the following card...



The effect I was going for with this card was to create the idea that there was a sunset behind the foliage.  Using my Scor-Pal I embossed a square for my image to be stamped in  Then after stamping my image and sentiment onto the cardstock, I sponged four different colors of yellow and orange to created the gradated coloring behind the silhouette.


Here is a closeup of the silhouettes with the sunset behind them.  The ribbon is from Michael's.



Here is a closeup of part of the sentiment and shows where I added three tiny crystals for an accent.


Be sure to visit the Unity Stamp Blog today so you can see this set in its entirety and learn how you can purchase it, and also find the links to all the DT member's blog so you can be incredibly inspired.  Also don't forget to stop by Donna's blog to be inspired even further!

Have a great Thursday and may your bucket overflow with creativity that flows out from within the Artist in You!

61 comments:

Robynccgirl said...

Great job Kelly! Love this set!

4guysandagirl said...

Stunning card!!! I just LOVE it!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

You lucky girl getting to play with this beautiful set and your card is just amazing!!!

Marcy H. said...

Your card is beautiful!! Love it!!!

Stamp said...

Such a beautiful card! The frame that you created with the Scor Pal was a nice, elegant touch!

Debbi said...

Pretty card. Love this stamp set.

Jen said...

Kelly, gorgeous card and lovely background colors you created! TFS!

Christi Snow said...

So beautiful and elegant! smiles...

cjs said...

Really beautiful card - thanks for the inspiration.

Jennine Chambers said...

What a beautiful card. I love the colors and ribbon!

Paulette, Melissa and Kaitlyn said...

This is just beautiful, Kelly! I love every bit of it!

Karen S. said...

Your card is beautiful. Love the sponged background.

Angela said...

Beautiful Card, Kelly! Love the colors. You always use such PRETTY Cheery Colors! :)

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous Kelly!! Amazing work!

Jessica said...

gorgeous card, Kelly! love it!!

Leah the Orange said...

absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Kelly! and what a stunning new set! congrats on your DT spot! :)

Rona said...

beautiful card and effect!! Love it

Diane Jaquay said...

Stunning card Kelly! I love that background, it shows off the stamp perfectly!

Lindsay Spencer said...

Beautiful card!! I love the sponging.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Very pretty!

Stephanie said...

Such a beautiful card Kelly! Very elegant!

Espbfdl said...

I love love love your card--so pretty--LOVE IT:)

Dani said...

Ooooh! This is so lovely!!! I love how you embossed the square! Perfect!!

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Kelly, this is just gorgeous!! I love how you sponged the color on behind the image.
TFS!

Martha said...

its beautiful

jan farnworth said...

wonderful projects great stamp set.

JPScraps said...

Amazing card Kelly.

Lisa H. said...

ahhhhh! so fresh and beautiful, Kelly! love it!

- Brenda - said...

Such a pretty card, Kelly! Love the colors and love this set!

Stay Funny said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors selected!

Purple Princess said...

Gorgeous card Kelly!!

Angela Fehr said...

Very nice - I really want this stamp set - so elegant and artistical!

Bogner's said...

This is so cool. I always love the silhouetted look with a beautiful color behind!

Mary said...

Beautiful job Kelly! I love it!

You have been a very busy designer,between "ippity" and these stamps! WOW! what fun!!

Thankyou for sharing with us!

Sherry said...

What a gorgeous card...anyone would be honored to receive it.

Suz said...

Awesome work!

Linda said...

hello kelly

I love raise color on the you projects. so pretty!

Mardell said...

Love the colors you choose for the card--Looks great!

Diane said...

Wonderful card....so nice not to see Christmas...very pretty!

Heidi said...

Oh wow! Lucky you! And that card is just absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

ANAT S said...

gorgeous card, Kelly
love to see how you used the stamps

Maren said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! :) That added color is so stunning!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Yowser, Kelly, this is awesome!!!

Eva said...

WOW, Kelly, this is sooo gorgeous!!!

PaperCrafty said...

Beautiful card Kelly!!

susan m said...

Oh my - I love this set!

Sandie said...

hi!
just loving these new stamps !!!
cheers sandie

Rhadonda said...

Awesome. My first blog hop. What talent.

Chris S. said...

This card is beautiful. The silhouettes with the sunset behind them are very dramatic.

StacyC said...

Awesome job Kelly!!!

Andrea said...

so beautiful....

Nancy B said...

Very pretty! I love this new stamp set.

marilyn said...

Wonderful card and wonderful stamp set.

QueenPam said...

Gorgeous simply and truly gorgeous!

Toni K said...

Gorgeous card! I love these stamps!s

silvia said...

Gorgeous card!!

Ro Donner said...

This set is fantastic! And I love what you've done with it!

Lisa T said...

Beautiful! Everything about the card is so elegant.

lillianchild said...

Fabulous card!! This set just blows me away! So MANY ideas for cards and pages. I can't wait to get my hands on this set!

Kate & Oli said...

i really love your sunset effect! you did such a good job :)

xo, Katie

Sandra said...

wonderful! This stamp set is very useful.
Sandra