Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Unity Hop - with VIDEOS!

Welcome back to another Unity Hop! This time around we are giving YOU a chance to hop, too! Make sure you visit the Unity Blog to get the full scoop on how you can link up and play in the fun.

There are some serrriously adorable Halloween stamps for sale right now, like each of these cuties is only $1! I simply colored them each with Prismacolor Pencils, die cut from a tag, and did some Distress inking around the edges. Following the same steps but just changing the pattern papers gave me 3 completely different tags!

There's a QUICK TIP video showing how I created the spider tag ...

Another must-have stamp set is 'Hoot Hoot Hooray'. The birdies are so perfect for birthday cards!

I even have a little QUICK TIP to show the Copic coloring...

Or, if you'd like the FULL version of the card process and a little slower coloring, you can watch this one!....

Link up your Unity projects to the Unity Blog through Wednesday night 
(linky closes at Midnight CST)
There will be TWO PRIZES given away by random selection
1. to someone who submits a project by linking below
2. to someone who leaves a comment on the links below

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MMMC #16 - COLORFUL Photo Inspiration

It's no secret that September is my absolute favorite month of the year! Leaves start to change, air turns crisp, the squirrels are busy, and most of all it's my birthday month!! So I had to help make this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge a little special... we're welcoming one of my favorite mixed media artists to guest design with us: Julie Balzer! Make sure to visit the Mixed Media Monthly post to see her amazing creation and how she was inspired by our photo inspiration!

Here is our photo inspiration challenge! I was inspired by the variety of colors and the circles throughout the photo.

I chose to tone down the colors and make them more pastel. I used a lot of Gelatos that I diluted with water to get a lighter color. The design of my art journal page was inspired by Dina Wakley and Julie Balzer.

The cool image is from Stampotique called "Minkygirl". I colored her with Faber Castell Pitt Pens using colors drawn from the photo.

In one of her classes, Julie Balzer taught a really neat handwriting/journaling technique. I gave it a shot on my page and I think it's warming up to me... you write whatever you want pretty sloppily and then you write your next line half on top of the line above it. What I ended up writing is pretty personal, but it's incredibly difficult to read so I like it that way ;)

Can't have a challenge without a PRIZE! There is a pretty awesome one up for grabs. Brave Girls' University is opening its doors September 1!! Angela Magnuson is the owner/creator of Unity Stamp Co and she's also a Brave Girls' Club contributor. She is giving away a one month membership to the BRAND NEW Brave Girls' University!! Make sure to check out this great new online course!

You have the entire month of September to enter your photo inspired mixed media projects! Check out what the rest of the team created (including Julie Balzer's project!) over at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

For Fox Sake! - Unity Happy Hour

Here we are for another Unity Happy Hour Hop! It's also the new day for a NEW Unity Be Inspired Challenge and Sentiment Kit.

This fox sentiment is my new absolute favorite! I followed the Be Inspired Color Challenge for this card. The fox was colored with Copics and fussy cut. Then I just layered a lot of pattern paper from DCWV "Modern Meadow" stack which fit the challenge perfectly.

Make sure to go through the happy hour hop to see more pretty inspiration!

We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway. Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win. The winners will be announced Monday night on the Unity blog.

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