{5.23.2013} Unity + Petaloo

Stamps and Flowers

It is a great combo!  I’m excited to be part of the Unity and Petaloo hop today.  The Unity design team is playing with Petaloo flowers and our favorite Unity stamps.  You should have arrived from the ever talented Joslyn, if not, all the action starts on the Unity blog.


It was really fun to see how watercolor pencils would work with the Petaloo paper flowers.  Quite nice if I do say so myself.  I tried two different methods and both resulted in different effects.  I created a puddle of water and added the pencil to it for a softer coverage.  Then, I applied the pencil directly to the flower and blended with water for bolder coverage.  It is easy to add more color once the item is wet, just color lightly over the area that is damp and blend some more.  For the flower centers, I dabbed the pencil in dots on top at the end and didn’t blend with water.  I let them dry for awhile before adding them to the card.  They are delicate when wet and the glue doesn’t work so well either.

I really LOVE this Unity sentiment kit.  Can you believe it is only $10???  What a steal of a deal.  I stamped the label and sentiment on the flower patterned paper.  I stamped the sentiment a second time and trimmed out the bold words to pop them up.

Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog today.
We’ll be giving away 3 prizes from comments left on the participating blogs.

That is all from me, head on over to the amazing Renee next!!!!

Here are the list of blogs hopping today.

Lisa A.


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  1. Nina Yang

    Beautiful! You rocked the flowers, Lisa!

  2. Lisa Rodriguez

    what a great card! Love that sentiment kit so much I had to order it!

  3. Julie O

    I’ve got that sentiment kit ordered. Can’t wait til it comes!

  4. Christine Dring

    Wow Lisa! Your card is amazing, and love the way your colored flowers turned out!

  5. Kris

    Love the layering on the sentiment and your flowers are just perfect.

  6. Synthia

    What a fun card. I just got this set and can’t wait to play with it!

  7. Lucy E.

    Pretty card-love the flowers!

  8. Miwa

    Wow, great card design! Love the colors you chose, too!

  9. Linda S S

    The flowers are blended so nicely.

  10. Angeline

    so pretty! i absolutely LOVE it!

  11. vicdd

    i say CELEBRATE everyday

  12. Miriam Prantner

    Great design! I love that you stamped the sentiment piece on patterned paper and popped out the big words!

  13. Pam

    Such a cheerful card, and pretty watercolored flowers too!

  14. Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven)

    Beautiful card. I love your layout and how you tucked your flowers. Very clever idea.

  15. Gaylynn

    Your pencil technique works nicely on your flowers. I like how this card looks like a present. A pretty one too! 🙂

  16. Carol B

    Gorgeous project, thanks for sharing your ideas with all of us!

    Carol B

  17. hotwheels AKA Linda

    Your layout is Beautiful! and very pretty flowers. and great colors too. It add a nice touch!

  18. emily

    Perfect spring harmony!!!!!

  19. Chris Locke

    Great idea watercolor pencils!! & a pretty card also

  20. Lynda

    cute, cute, cute card!!!

  21. Anonymous

    Love the use of the watercolour pencils, great card.

  22. jpscraps

    Beautiful card! Love how you layered the flowers.

  23. Martha

    Lisa, what a LOVELY card! I love the pretty colors.

  24. bearsmother

    Love the divided sections on the card. The chevrons really add to the design. thanks for sharing.

  25. Dorothy C.

    I love everything about this card. Your technique to add color to the flowers is genius. Thanks so much for sharing.

  26. Marcy hayosh

    Beautiful card!!

  27. Kris B

    Such a pretty card! Love the altered flowers! Love how you popped up the words on the sentiment! TFS God bless!!

  28. Noelle Reese

    WOW! I love that you shifted everything to the left instead of the middle! I will have to CASE that girly! Awesome card!!

  29. Ruby M

    Beautiful card.

  30. Angie V

    Such a beautiful card, love the colour scheme you choose!

  31. Lindsey

    This is beautiful, Lisa! Good to know that watercolour pencils work on these flowers, too.

  32. Teresa Godines #6857

    love how you used the paper for the background. Beautiful!

  33. Salla

    Beautiful flower card!

  34. k

    gotta love the chevron

  35. Esther Turner

    I love your flowers – they are wonderful! I really need to learn how to use my water colour pencils! 🙂

  36. Donna Oates

    Great card with beautiful colors. I like the color blocking, too!

  37. Kathleen

    Love your technique on adding color to the flowers. I also like how you made part of the sentiment POP!

  38. Jennifer Mitten

    Beautiful card! I love how you popped up part of the sentiment….

  39. lolyborda43

    I love how you framed the sentiment with those pretty water colored flowers.TFS

  40. michelle k.

    Beautiful card! I think I need that sentiment set!

  41. stampnk

    Really pretty soft colors on the flowers and a great sentiment!

  42. shartl

    Lovely card and pretty flowers! I love this

  43. Anonymous

    What a beautiful card with perfect Spring colors!

  44. gwenyt

    Your card is just beautiful! Love how you used pencils on the flowers!

  45. Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B

    Beautiful! Would never thought to use watercolor pencils on the flowers.

  46. lostinpaper

    Those flowers are so pretty Lisa and I just love how you have popped the sentiment too!

  47. sherrie

    Beautiful card! Love the bright colors:) TFS!
    Sherrie K

  48. jeannetteakajnett

    Wonderful, you did a great job!

  49. Jean Bullock

    Darling card. I like how you divided it into quarters.

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