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Friday, October 28, 2011

Unity and distress inks, Oh, the places you will go!

I have 3 projects to share this week for Friends with Flair!!!  Fall is great because I have so much more time to craft and I've been busy at it cause I've missed it so much over the busy summer months.  It's nice to be able to ink up some of my neglected Unity stamps too. 
The first project I want to share is a layout I finished last night. 
 Lots going on here.  I used some of the new Crate Paper Random collection and a little from their Emma's Shoppe collection as well.  The title is from Cosmo Cricket (chipboard courtesy of Unity, came as a surprise gift with a KOM earlier this year)!  I stamped a sentiment from the October KOM onto this cute little Crate Paper tag and it fit so perfectly and that's where the inspiration from the LO came, from a stamped tag.  I had this photo laying around in my To Scrap pile and thought the quote was perfect for this picture of my daughter "walking"with us when she was a year old.  I originally laid the design out on the pink woodgrain background but thought it just wasn't interesting enough so I handcut and doodled around the edges to give it some character and layered it over a bright bluejean colored Core'dinations cardstock.  I stamped the bicycle from Unity's Generations set 3 times below the photo as part of a border. 


The next 2 projects are cards I made earlier this week when I was having some fun playing with my Tim Holtz distress inks and blending sponges.  This first card I wanted a Halloweeny, twilight look to use with the amazing Glowing Hours sentiment stamp so I used Dusty Concord, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey and Mustard Seed inks and then stamped Unity's Glowing Hours and tied some black floss and bats for the finishing touch.  I entered this card into Unity's Autumn Harvest Challenge.

                                       

The last project that I want to share today is a bookmark that I made.  I am constantly reading and wanted to make a bookmark to keep my place instead of the random scraps of paper that I usually use.  This sentiment from the recent The Time is Now kit from Unity was perfect for my special bookmark.  I also used stamps from October's KOM and the June 2011 KOM as well.  I handcut a tag and stamped the flowers 3 times with white acrylic paint then blended Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint distress inks from Tim Holtz over the flowers.  I stamped the sentiment and then masked it to stamp the butterflies and stars.
  
Thanks for stopping by my blog today, look below for some more Unity projects that I made earlier this week.  Wishing you all a wonderful Halloween Weekend!

27 comments:

Scrapcollectr said...

Where do I begin... the layout: fabulous, the card: eerie cool, and the bookmark: makes me want to play with distress inks, it is so great! Enjoy the fruits of your labor! (P.S. The doodling around the edges of your layout paper was perfect!)
*smile*

Bonita Rose said...

fabulous projects!!! I love the layout.. perfection! xo

Sarah said...

What wonderful projects-- I adore the bookmark that you created it looks so fabulous with your distress inks...off to add those to my wish list :)

Joni Kix said...

I love seeing layouts done with stamps! All the details are wonderful! The new distress ink colors look GREAT! It's a GREAT look! TFS!

Kary said...

Great projects, Crystal!! Love your layout, the photo is so gorgeous & great use of the stamps. Your Distress Inks projects are wonderful!! Great colours and they look awesome!!

Jingle said...

Great layout and the bookmark and card are great, too!

Ruby said...

All of the projects are amazing.

chickadee3357 said...

LOVE YOUR LAYOUT!! So cute! The picture is awesome and the banner and butterfly and those fun pieces are just great!

wearestampers said...

Wonderful pieces, love the tag!
Pam

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, WOW!! These projects are incredible! You've been so busy. I love that terrific sponging. :)

sharon g said...

GORGEOUS colors, missy!

Linda said...

just amazing work!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Simply GORGEOUS!!! LOVE those colors and the embossing!

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Danie May said...

Wow three great projects. My favorite is your tag, I just love the sentiment.....so true!

JPScraps said...

Layout, card, bookmark...All 3 are fantastic!

Rona said...

I love the photo on your ADORABLE layout!! Great card and tag too - neat technique.

Noelle Reese said...

PERFECT projects, the layout is my favorite! I love it! Your cork board makes me jealous, I don't like wine. I wish beer came with a cork LOL

Roslyn said...

I love all 3 projects! The layout is fabulous and I love how you did the colours on the card! It looks so awesome!

shuggy said...

awesome tag!

jennifer mitten said...

I love your card and tag but your layout is fabulous!

Tameko said...

Wow 3 fabulous projects. Your layout rocks.

Gwen said...

Great projects! I LOVE how you used those three cycles under the picture. Super cute!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Great projects. I especially love that tag!!!

Jen W. said...

Wow, you have been busy! Love the picture in the layout - very cute.
Your card and bookmark are making me want to break out my (very neglected!) Distress inks!

Karen L said...

These are just fabulous! Love the blended color backgrounds but my favorite is your layout. Really cute photo and love the title!

Pryn said...

Fabulous projects! Love all 3 of them :)

Karen said...

Fabulous layout, and the glowing card and tags..WOW..gorgeous too!