Itty Bitty A Day Challenge

Hi Everyone!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  This morning I saw that Unity Stamp Co over on their Show and Tell Facebook Group Page are having a Itty Bitty A Day Challenge.  Each day this week they want you to use one of their Itty Bitty Stamps on a project and share on the Group Page for a chance to win.

Because we are a day ahead here, I have both a card for Monday and Tuesday to share.

Last week I was busy playing with my Lindy's Stamp Gang Mists, and as I always have some paper on hand to sop up any excess I had a couple of these on my desk which I hadn't put away so they became my backgrounds and the starting point for my first card.

Monday's Card - Itty Bitty a Day Challenge
The bright colors of this first background then inspired my Itty Bitty Stamp Choice of "If the Shoe Fits".

Supplies Used:  Handmade Background, Unity Itty Bitty "If the Shoe Fits" Stamp
 Black Memento Ink, Ric-rac Border Strip, Inktense Pencils.

I've used my Inktense Pencils to color in my shoe and its background.  The punched Ric-Rac strip just happened to be a leftover on my desk so I used it up.

Tuesday's Card - Itty Bitty a Day Challenge
For my second card, I actually chose the stamp "Direction of Your Heart" and had the idea of using  this with an embossed heart colored with Gelatos in mind.  

It evolved into this card. I stamped my Itty Bitty Image and Sentiment onto white cardstock and then colored over this with my Antique Linen Distress Stain.  I then applied the red and pink gelato randomly across the heart with my finger before taking a baby wipe and blended the colors together further.  Once I was happy with the color I rubbed some gold on my fingers and blended this across the embossed surface.   I inked the edges with Real Red Ink from Stampin' Up, which is what I also used to stamp my arrow.

Supplies Used:  Handmade Background, Unity Itty Bitty "Direction of Your Heart"
 and Arrow, Spellbinders Heart Nesting Dies, Cuttlebug Divine Swirl Embossing Folder, 
Black Memento Ink, Antique Linen Distress Stain, Eyelet Border Punch, 
Gelatos - Red Cherry, Bubble Gum, Gold Metallic.

The bottom was a bit bare so I added two punched eyelet border strips and smeared some gold gelato across the top one of these strips.

I am really happy with how this second card turned out - I love the grungy feel of it.

Anyway be sure to pop over and check out all the wonderful Itty Bitty Inspiration this week over on the Unity Show and Tell Page and if you own your very own Unity Goodness why not play along and share your creations too.

I will be back in the coming days to share more of my Challenge Cards with you but for now I have to get a wiggle on.  I am off not in the direction of my heart but the direction of the physio for further treatment on my back and then to pick up A after school from his tutor.  Thanks for stopping by.


Lizzyc said...

These look fabulous Danie!

Zella said...

Danie, don't you love when you can use scraps! And your background paper - so neat that it's "sop up" paper and yet you can use it to create such beautiful cards! Love them!!

Julie Short said...

Great use of your scraps Danie. Love the bright happy feel of both your cards!

Tammy said...

Amazing cards and great colors! I love the shoe card, great way to think!

Dawn Barrett said...

I like the background panel behind both of these cards...really cool!