[4.28.16] Unity Thursday

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.  I’m sharing some of my favorite cards from April today.

dahlhouse designs | 4.2016 blooming fantastic
Lil’ Bloomin Owl
dahlhouse designs | 4.2016 freakin' awesome
Kinda Sorta Miss You
dahlhouse designs | 4.2016 sending happy
Sending Up Something Beautiful

I went crazy with the Copics this month.  I had a coloring sesh.  True story, I was just about done coloring the owl’s little heart when my dog walked by and her tail hit my paper.  It caused my paper to move and a lovely red line across his belly. UGH!  I about cried (ok, maybe I didn’t cry, but I did curse, a lot!).  I spent a LONG time coloring him and just couldn’t do it again.  So, I took a deep breath and went on with finishing the background and flower.  Maybe I can fix it.  I decided it wouldn’t hurt to try and fix his belly and maybe I can “push” that red line into the paper and cover it up with some more brown.  I used a lot of the lightest brown to push the red down, let it dry in between and as soon as it “disappeared”, I recolored his belly again.  Can you believe that it worked?  I couldn’t.  He belly was actually around the color of his eyes before I started the cover up, so it did take a bit of working but it was fixable.  I almost tossed it away!  I hope if you find yourself in the same situation, you give it a shot before you toss.

The other two were colored without a hitch.  I don’t think I could have handled another mishap, even though I still remained on the couch in the danger zone to finish my coloring.  Ha.

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  1. Julia Vazquez

    Wow, this are beautiful, love your creations!

  2. Sue D

    Fabulous cards–love the owl.

  3. April

    What cute cards Lisa. You must have some good colouring skills because that owl
    is adorable. 🙂

  4. Leah

    Lisa I never would have known that the owl had been “fixed”. lol
    Great job! I’m so glad that you didn’t toss him because he turned out so stinkin ADORABLE!

  5. Cynthia O.

    Adorable set of cards, Lisa.

  6. Lee Ann Barrett

    Darling cards, Lisa! I just love the owl card; the coloring is awesome (red line and all) and the designers papers are super fun!

  7. Kathleen

    Beautiful cards

  8. Ruby Marchand

    Gorgeous cards. Love the owl.

  9. CM Taylor

    What a wonderful blog and a great sale. TFS your artistic talent and encouragement to those of us out here in the small craft corners of the world. You are an inspiration.

  10. lostinpaper

    These are all so beautiful Lisa. I especially love that cute little owl, your colouring is incredible!

  11. Evelyn

    That incident certainly attests to your mad coloring skills! Fantastic detail! Great job!


  12. Helen Bisesi

    I LOVE your cards!!

  13. Meg Crawford

    Thanks for sharing your story on the mishap with the owl coloring. It’s always helpful to hear and see how others successfully work through such situations.

  14. Toni K

    I just ordered that owl stamp. Too cute not to pass up! Now I’m glad I did! Great cards!

  15. Sharon F. Cherry

    Beautiful cards! Awesome cover up! I dont know if I would have stayed at that long! Love all three!

  16. Jackie S

    I always to seeing your cards. They never fail to impress

  17. Lindsey

    These are so cute, Lisa! That lil’ owl is so sweet. 🙂

  18. memalagene

    Super pretty cards, Beautiful coloring!

  19. Leanne S

    Beautiful cards! The owl one is adorable.

  20. Helen Gullett

    Ohhhh they are beautiful, adorable and lovely cards! I love all of them. The coloring work is fantastic, Lisa!

  21. Becca Yahrling

    Beautiful cards using my favorite subject: birdies & owls! Your coloring is fabulous and no one would EVER know about the red line mishap. I really love that scallop border on the owl card … where is that from?

  22. Janis in ID

    Love the birds, too! That owl is hilarious!!! Wonderful save on the owl, too. Looks fab. My cats sabotage my crafting for me. Darn animals….we love them so much, anyway!!! 🙂
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  23. Denise Bryant

    Delightful cards! Love that sweet owl and the darling bird! Awesome stamps and beautiful coloring on your pretty cards!

  24. cal8007

    Lisa, you are such a miracle worker!! You saved the owl and he came out fantastic!

    Hugs, carmen

  25. Jennifer Mitten

    Gotta love those family pets! You can’t even tell there was a mishap. Great cards!

  26. Jules

    Great cards! Love the layers in the first card❤️

  27. Andrea

    Your colouring is amazing, Lisa! I often have ‘boo-boos’ with my colouring … but … unfortunately … I can’t blame my dog for it! 😉 Usually I am the problem. 🙂 Love your cards … such vibrant colours and those frame dies are to “die for”!!! Hugs Andrea xx

  28. Kathy

    Your cards!! Wow! Love them

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