{5.8.2014} unity thursday fun

Unity Thursday Happenings…

Time for some more THURSDAY fun with the Unity design team.  If you haven’t been hopping along, all the action starts on the Unity blog.  There’s always fun stuff going on.

We are starting out the NEXT Unity {be inspired} Challenge today.  Woot, so much fun.  Don’t you just love all these options to play?


I used the colors from the challenge for this little card.  I have this thing for old milk bottles.  I just adore them.  We never had milk delivered in them.  I don’t even like milk, never have.  But those little bottles… I do adore them.  They were on my mind when I created this stamp set.  Super simple, super sweet for any occasion.  I matched it with a simple sentiment to be ready for anything.

little-tip_leftA stamp positioner is a MUST have for lining up stamps like these.  I used it to line up the bottles in a line and then to stamp the flowers.  I also created a mask for the top of the bottles by stamping one on copy paper, trimming out the top and using removable adhesive before stamping the flowers.

Up next, this little ditty from the NEW May Kit of the Month.


I’m back with Watercolor again.  I know, I know… it is EVERYWHERE.  I can’t help it, it really is a new challenge for me and I’m loving it.  I’ve used color pencils before, but could never get the “classic” watercolor look with them.  Investing in an actual set of watercolor paints was the best thing I ever did.  I LOVE them.

These beautiful dresses from the May Kit of the Month: Hey Girl are just perfect for watercoloring.  I’m using mixed media paper (140lb weight), stamped the images and then applied some color.  I don’t know much about watercolors, but I do like the ones I found on amazon.  They were less than $20 for 24 colors.  Since I’m just using them for cards, I figured I didn’t need to make a huge investment in artist quality, especially if I don’t use them all the time.  Ya know.  So I’m pretty happy with them, they are nice and bright with lots of color options.  You can find my links to the paper and paints below.

I have an Assemble This! Snippet video with just the watercoloring part of this card.  Just a fast paced video set to some music and just a little over 3 minutes.  I had to dust my video camera off, it hasn’t been used in awhile.  Eeks.  If you are interested in watching my coloring process, click the quick clip below or visit me at YOUTUBE.

Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog today.
We’ll be giving away 2 prizes from comments left on the participating blogs.

Here are all the girls hopping today…  just click on the next pretty girl in line.



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  1. Cynthia O.

    Fabulous projects, Lisa! Love the sweet milk bottles. Beautiful water coloring of the dresses!

  2. Miwa

    Wow, what a gorgeous card! I really enjoyed your video – I’m terrified of watercoloring but you made it look so effortless and easy. Your finished card is AMAZING and looks fabulously artsy, I love it!

  3. Heather - housesbuiltofcards

    Oh my!!! These are just lovely! I just ADORE how you watercolored those dresses in! Can’t wait to get my hands on that stamp!!!

  4. Riette

    Those dresses just take my breath away!!! Would love to be able to get that set!

  5. Scrapper Myra

    Cool projects. What a great coloring.

  6. Gaylynn

    Gorgeous dresses the way you painted them. Great card and video Lisa.

  7. Crystal r

    Love your gorgeous water coloring on those dresses, very stunning card!

  8. dawnll

    Just fabulous!!! I just love the flowers and milk bottles, and that watercolor dresses stamp and design is wonderful

  9. Shannon J

    OMG both are beautiful, but that water colour card is breathtaking!!! WOW!

  10. Megan Lafko

    WOW!!!!! These are totally amazing!!! Works of art!

    1. Megan Lafko

      Thank you for your response! Great to know that the paper is just at Michael’s!!! Have a great weekend!!!

  11. Ruby M

    LOVE This card. Great water colouring. .This is a technique that I am going to try. Just bought some paints and now I want to play after I see the beautiful cards here. Thanks for sharing with us.

  12. Chris

    Love the watercolor!!Great cards!!

  13. Anne

    Your cards are very nice. I especially like the new KOM stamp all the beautiful dresses! Colored so very pretty!!

  14. Lyn Kaufmann

    Fabulous,, fabulous, fabulous! Love the watercolor.

  15. Kassi

    Beautiful! I love the colors on both!

  16. Kris B

    Gorgeous! Love your water coloring! Thanks for the video!

  17. lostinpaper

    Maybe I should get myself some watercolours too…. especially if the results are going to be as beautiful as this. Love it Lisa!

  18. Angeline Choo

    All I can say is GORGEOUS Lisa!! WOW 🙂

  19. Anonymous

    Thank you so much for the video! I absolutely love watercolors!

  20. Rebecca

    Lisa, your card so beautiful, you did encourage me to try on water colour technic, Thanks for sharing.

  21. Deborah B Johnson

    Beautiful. Love the water colors . Can’t wait to try this.

  22. Pam foy

    Love the video. The watercolor dresses are my favorite.

  23. Shannon Fralish

    Absolutely gorgeous watercoloring — I *loved* the video and am totally inspired to give it a try. P.S. My husband Mike always stops what he’s doing to watch your videos, too! 🙂

  24. Sue D

    Cute milk bottles and I like the colors of the flowers.
    Beautiful dresses.

  25. Julie O

    Fantastic! Love that you watercolored these dresses.

  26. Sue K

    Beautiful cards, love the milk bottles and dresses both. Thank you for sharing with us.

  27. Jane O

    oh hey, i have that jar stamp. maybe i should use it.

  28. Denise Bryant

    wow… great card! Amazing watercoloring! Love those gorgeous dresses!

    1. Denise Bryant

      pushed the ‘enter’ too quick! Meant to say I love the fun bottles too… great stamp!

  29. Terri Burson

    Adorable milk bottles Lisa! I remember them being to my grandma’s house in upstate New York when I was a kid. And I really enjoyed you’re video too.

  30. Robin Ludwig

    Both of your cards are wonderful! I especially like your watercolor dresses – they look like little fairy dresses! I’ve ordered the stamp set and can hardly wait for it to arrive! You’ve given me a lot of inspiration!

  31. Karen N

    Both are beautiful projects! I really love the watercolor!

  32. deborah345

    The video is fantastic – the card if so beautiful

  33. Christine Dring

    Both of your cards are amazing, Lisa! I really enjoyed watching your video – TFS!

  34. Berina Febin

    very beautiful… love these stamps…
    Moxie Craftie

  35. Lindsey

    So I really really liked the first card, and then the second… wow, glad I don’t have to pick a favourite! Both are so awesome, Lisa!

  36. Lilian Yeh

    Love both cards! Great colors on the dresses one!

  37. Tammy Valley

    Lovely cards. I do remember milk bottles being delivered to our milk chute when I was very little. Still find them in the stores around here thanks to some great local dairies. Great coloring video too, love how you blended the colors into the background. 🙂

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