Monday, November 16, 2009

Nothing But Blue Skies!

Today I woke up feeling all motivated and raring to go!!  I guess having all my projects done for what seemed like a million deadlines has lifted the heavy weight that was on my shoulders last week. This week I am ready to get going again and I am so excited about maybe even getting a little ahead! 

OK, well that will probably never happen, but hoepfully I can get started and at least keep up! LOL!

While I took Tasha out to do her business this morning I looked up and there was not a cloud in the sky.  It is beautful, bright and with only a slight chill in the air.  It's perfect weather for mid November in FL!!

I thought it was a coincidence because the card that I made for the Unity blog today so fits this kind of day!!  And to think I made it yesterday morning, not even knowing what today would be like!!  Maybe it is kind of like a self-fulfilling prophecy!!  :-)

I am enjoying being a Guest Designer for Unity this month so very much!!!  I really appreciate all the visits and sweet comments that I have been getting from the Unity fans too!  Thanks so much!

Anyway, here is the card that I made for today's blog post over at Unity....

The Unity stamps used on this card are from the Le Chic Vintage Scrapbooking kit (which is SOLDOUT at the Unity site, but can be purchased HERE) and the Bevy of Butterflies kit.

I went with a collage style to make this card and was sent this direction because of a piece of Kraft paper that I had originally intended to use in one of my Dirty Dozen projects that I had "texturized."  The Kraft layer above the blue base is actually made to look like leather.  It has been crumpled and torn and then inked up. It left it with the neatest texture, look and feel and I just couldn't let it go to waste!

I added a piece of DP from foof-a-la and then this neat chipboard-like postcard that I think I bought at Michael's in a set of four.  It also comes in Kraft and went very well with the other pieces.  I thought the Postage stamp was perfect for a Post Card!!

I used Unity's Palette Ink in Burnt Umber  and then added some color to the  mix with my SU inks in Bravo Burgandy and Blue Bayou.  The flowers are from MM and the brad is from Basic Grey.

I hope that you have a wonderful Monday and get your week started off strongly. May you bucket be overflowing with nothing but blue skies (be it literally or figuratively for you northern gals!!)


PaperCrafty said...

Very pretty Kelly!! I love the vintage look!! The technique on the kraft paper was a fabulous touch!!

Teri said...

WOW - this is so lovely! Excellent use of the Kraft thing.
Have a great day!
Teri xx

berg4 said...

Pretty card. Thanks for the good wishes - and may the skies over you be blue as well.

Diane Jaquay said...

Mmmm, this is just SCRUMPTIOUS Kelly!! Love the lovely, vintage feel of it!

marilyn said...

What a beautiful card--LOVE the vintage look.

Renee' Dezember said...

oh Kelly this is so beautiful - love the combination of stamps you used! tfs

Sandra said...

what a neat card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jeannie said...

My goodness this is gorgeous Kelly!

Peace and Luv,