Thursday, September 11, 2014

Unity Hop - New Challenge!

Welcome back to another Unity Thursday Hop! It's a busy day in Unity land, as we have great sales, a new Unity Be Inspired Challenge, and a brand new sentiment kit... and prizes, of course!


Make sure once you're finished with the hop, to stop by the Unity challenge here! We have a lot of inspiration to share, and more details on how you can enter your project! The winner gets a HUGE prize package AND they get to be our guest hopper for the month!

Here's how I was inspired by the color challenge...


These gorgeous images are from the August Kit of the Month. I water colored the images and then did a complete wash over the paper with a wet brush. This dragged the colors across the card, and I thought it added to the 'wind blown' look of falling leaves :)




This card is much more 'refined' than my usual look. I used the brand new September Kit of the Month, and I want to share with you how I created the falling leaves background...


Step 1 - Stamp distress inks directly onto your craft mat. I used "Wild Honey" and "Spiced Marmalade". Then mist the inks with water.


Step 2 - Dab your stamp into the inks on your craft mat. Then repeatedly stamp onto your cardstock.


Step 3 - Repeat as many times as you want. You can usually get 3 stamp impressions from one 'dab' in the ink. The result is a watercolor look with the leaf images peaking through. In the finished card, I placed a layer of vellum over the panel.

Now time to share the sales! It's a good one this week, so get shopping!



The brand new Sentiment Kit will be PERFECT for your fall/thanksgiving themed projects. As always, make sure you leave comments along the hop for your chance to win this great prize package!...


Thanks for stopping in :) Now your next stop is the always amazing SHILO

<3 Rachel
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23 comments:

  1. Pretty cards - love the "collapsing into fall" sentiment..
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  2. Thanks for the technique tip...can't wait to try it. Love both of these Rachel.

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  3. Both of these are so pretty! Love how you did the background with the distress ink...wonderful!

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  4. Gorgeous cards. Love your leafy background

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  5. Yay! More techniques to try tonight! Thanks for sharing...I love your cards!

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  6. your card are too fun and cute.

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  7. Simply beautiful. Love the technique.

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  8. Your cards are perfect for fall inspiration!

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  9. Your love for crafting really shows in your art. Lovely showcase.

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  10. Cool technique! Love it! Great work! :)

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  11. Beautiful cards! Love the sentiment on the first! Thanks for sharing how you made the background! What a fun technique and it turned out gorgeous!

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  12. Absolutely love your funky leafed sprig card and the inky/leafy background card is great!

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  13. Another great tutorial! Thank you.

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  14. I am so ready for summer to collapse into Fall. So ready in sunny 100 deg No California! Lovely creations!

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  15. Beautiful cards. Love the stamped background. TFS

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  16. Love your tutorial thanks, beautiful creations <3

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