[2.12.2015] unity thursday blog hop

Hoppin’ with Unity

Hello THURSDAY!!!  It is a great day for some hopping 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.

This week Unity is kicking off a BRAND NEW {be inspired} challenge and it is amazing.

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I was inspired by both the colors and the card sketch.  My first card uses only the colors in the challenge, then I added some coral to the mix for the second two.

I started out with stamping the sentiments on watercolor paper and then die cut them out.  Next some simple watercoloring with Distress inks.  I just love how vibrant the colors turned out.  I also sprayed some sheer shimmer ink over the tops and let them dry completely.  Next, I stamped the wood-grain background in white and popped up the sentiments after they were dry.  Last, but not least, I added some white and clear sequins for a little more sparkle and dimension.

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. Teresa

    Ooooh, awesome cards!

  2. Brandi R

    Fabulous cards! 2 of my favorite things….Krafty and watercolor! YUM!! ♥

  3. Sandra Schroeder

    Very nice set of cards. I love the watercoloring…very simple and quick to make.

  4. Rebecca Yahrling

    I haven’t tried water coloring yet … you inspire me to do so.

  5. Iris Soscia

    So pretty – love the watercolors.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  6. ionabunny

    Love your cards. May have to try this style. Hugz

  7. lostinpaper

    These are beautiful LIsa, I am totally loving the watercolour look!

  8. Susie G.

    I’m in love with the watercoloring, so pretty!! Great stamps too.

  9. Jo Anna

    Cute cards-love the CAS. Thanks for sharing

  10. Toni K

    Great cards! Love the coral added!

  11. D.Ann C

    Oh, WOW! I can’t pic a fav… I think I’m going to have to try them all, too!! They help me get an idea of the size of the sentiments, too… Thx!!

  12. Lindsey

    Such pretty colours, and perfect for your watercolored backgrounds! Love the big sentiments, too.

  13. Sue D

    Lovely set of cards. I like the wood grain and the water color background.

  14. Donna

    Lovely cards Lisa! I like your little slide show and how you share your supply list for us. Thanks so much.

  15. Linda

    you inspire me to do so. If, I only the time!

  16. Vinita Jain

    Awesome set of cards, love the watercolor background to highlight the stamping!!

  17. Farley Cross

    I love the artfulness of your cards. Beautiful!

  18. cal8007

    I absolutely love your cards!! Your watercolor wash and the stamped sentiment in black is stunning!!
    Carmen L

  19. swanlady21

    Love your artsy take on the sketch.

  20. sherry butcher

    Love them all, the colours, your watercolored backgrounds, TFS.

  21. Anonymous

    Your cards are adorable, especially the technique of the watercolor. Love them all. Many blessings.

  22. D~DesignsbyDragonfly

    OMGosh it took me forever to get the link from Unity to work and then the comments here wouldn’t work. YIKES I think the Friday the 13th gremlins were messing with me. lol.
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards. Love the water coloring.
    Crafty hugs,
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

  23. Teresa Godines #6857

    Very pretty. TFS

  24. Hilary

    I love your blog and the cards are wonderful!

  25. Kris B

    Beautiful CAS cards! Love the water color background!

  26. memalagene

    I absolutely love your color washed cards!

  27. Shannon

    Love the watercoloring on your cards. Very pretty.

  28. Valentine #1 Janis in ID

    Love this pretty set you made!!! The watercoloring is so springy and pretty!!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  29. mjmarmo

    Wow – love this set! Such gorgeous watercoloring!

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