My first Unity Kit of the Month Sketch Challenge


I am sure I have let you all know before that my favorite stamps are red rubber because of their quality and they are so versatile, and you may remember early in the month I mentioned that I had recently joined the Unity Kit of the Month Club.  I was really pleased with the stamps I received in my April Kit and last week I received my May Kit, so I just have to tell you all again they truly are great value for money. 

Even more exciting is that I just found out that every Month over at the Unity Stamp Blog they have a Kit of the Month Sketch Challenge with some terrific prizes up for grabs, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to break the stamps from both my April and May Kits out and play.

Here is one of the cards I created following the Sketch of the Month.

Paper: Basic Grey Curio, Cardstock Stampin' Up!
Stamps:  Unity May KOTM, Stampin' Up! Tiny Tags
Ink:  Versafine Black, SU Markers, Distress Inks Aged Mahogany and Tattered Rose
 Other: Trims - Stampin' Up!,  SU Eyelet Border , Jewellery Tag and Heart Punch, 
Clear Embossing Powder, Crystallina Kindy Glitz, Tim Holtz Tissue Tape - Musical Notes,
Kaisercraft Pale Green Rhinestones.

The May KOTM bird image used here reminded me of a beautiful cameo brooch so I just knew it was a Vintage Card about to be created.   I really enjoyed creating this card because time was my friend which enabled me to use a couple of different techniques - embossing, watercolouring and distressing to add dimension and colour. I used parts of a second stamp from the kit which contains musical notes and the sentiment - My Heart Sings, to create the background on the bottom half of the card, the eyelet punched strip and the Heart Shaped Sentiment.   I was really happy with how this turned out, cos Vintage is so not me.


Jenn said...

What an amazing card Danie! You did an excellent job with the vintage! How fun to receive a kit in the mail every month!


Tammy said...

Love your card Danie! Great dp and wonderful layout.

Becky said...

This is beautiful the vintage feel of this.

Jimmi said...

This is beautiful!
thanks so much for playing along with our sketch for May :)

Lynn McAuley said...

Great card, Danie!! I love the music and fabulous sentiment with this wonderful song bird!!

Lone Pine Designs said...

Lovely card...and thanks for the reminder that I need to play with my KOTM stamps more often!