After being in bed sick for a couple of days I was longing to get back into my craft room and create so I decided to check out some new challenges and play along as it has felt like ages since I have been in my craft room.
I found a new Challenge which asks for you to use Unity Stamps so I couldn't resist. The Challenge is over at the Craft A Lot Blog. Craft A Lot is an Australian Site/Store which sells Unity Stamps and is the exclusive Distributor of their KOTM here. The Craft A Lot Challenge was to use any Unity Stamp and Bling.
I also decided to incorporate the colors from the latest Paper Players Challenge which are Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade and Daffodil Delight
Plus play along for the first time with the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge which is to pick a letter of the alphabet and use three things on your card which start with that letter. I chose the Letter R - for Red, Roses and Rhinestones.
For this one I have used the gorgeous rose stamp from the Unity March 2012 KOTM and the Sentiment is from the Unity Stamp Set 'My Thoughts are with You'.
I randomly stamped the rose in Poppy Parade onto the Daffodil Delight Cardstock and then took my Water Brush and very roughly coloured the rose in using Poppy Parade and the Baja Breeze. Because its on the yellow the Baja Breeze sort of looks more green. I then took my White Gel Pen and went over some of the outlines of the stamp (similar to the Bandana Technique but without the Stazon Ink). I also swirled some of the Baja Breeze Ink left on my waterbrush between my stamped Design.
My sentiment I simply stamped with Poppy Parade on White and then punched it out using my SU Large Oval Punch and layered under the image.
Finishing with my rose embellishment which I simply stamped out again on the yellow and coloured but did not highlight with the white gel pen. A few punched leaves layered underneath the rose, a eyelet scalloped border underneath the image panel and some bling and there you have it.
I am going to send this one to a friend who has been a bit down of late to let her know I am thinking of her.
Challenges used for inspiration:
Craft A Lot - May Unity Challenge
The Paper Players - Challenge #95
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Challenge #169