Uniko Studio Challenge #19

Friday, March 20, 2015

Hi! Welcome to the next Uniko Studio Challenge!

We are happy to have two special Guest Designers joining us for this challenge! Please check out Amy's and Emily's blog if you aren't familiar with their work, and to see their projects for this challenge!

THEME: ANYTHING GOES!


If you want, you can also use this optional sketch and if you do you could win a gift voucher to use in the Uniko store here.

  • You can use ANY stamps in the challenges
  • You can enter as many times as you want and enter as many other challenges as you want combined with ours!




You have until Friday, April 3rd, 2:00am CST, to link your card up on the Uniko Blog

How to WIN some Uniko gift vouchers!!
  • The DT will choose a winner who will get a £20 Gift Voucher for Uniko Studio plus be invited to be a Guest Designer for our next challenge
  • Our DT will also choose a top 3 and they will each get a £5 Gift Voucher
  • If you do use the optional sketch, we will do a random selected prize to win a £10 gift voucher

Unfortunately, I don't have a card to share with you today for this challenge. BUT, next Friday, I will definitely have one to share so be sure to stop back here to see my creation ;)

Top Dog Dies Tutorial

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Hi there! My latest tutorial for Top Dog Dies is now on the TDD blog. Make sure to check it out. It's a very easy technique that gives your die cuts some interest!!
Here's a peek....




Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015




Happy St. Patrick's Day! I am back with another Top Dog Dies project! I have an awesome card to share with you.

So, I am not Irish and I never celebrate St. Patty's Day. I know, I'm boring :( This is the first EVER St. Patty's day card I've ever created, and I think it's pretty rad, don't you?!




The card base is inked all around the edge using Tim Holtz distress ink in Mowed Lawn and Wild Honey. The clover leaf is created using a heart from the TDD Heart Mini Album Finishers Die Set. I inked up some watercolor paper, then tapped some water droplets on it, and let it dry. From there, I die cut 4 hearts, and all the letters for #Lucky! So fun!

The tag was done by inking up my craft sheet, spraying the ink with a spray bottle filled with water, and then pushing the cardstock into it. I let it dry, then did it again. It's such a cool affect. You should try it sometime!




The clover leaf is popped up with some foam tape for dimension.

I sure hope you enjoy this card, and if so, PLEASE let me know! I always love to hear your comments ;)

You can check out my card in the Top Dog Dies Idea Gallery, where there are direct links to all the dies I used on this project.


Supplies:
Dies: Top Dog Dies -  Dotted Tags Die Set, Typewriter Number & Symbols, Typewriter Uppercase, Typewriter Lowercase, Heart Mini Album Finishers Die Set
Cardstock: PTI - White
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress - Mowed Lawn, Wild Honey
Other: Sequin, Spray Bottle with Water, Ink Blending Tool & Sponge

Uniko Studio March Revisited Blog Hop!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Welcome to your next stop on the Uniko Studio Revisited Blog Hop! This month, we are revisiting Flower Power #4 clear stamp set.




I am entering this in Virginia's View Challenge #13: All Things Embossed. You should check out Virginia's projects as well as the ones in the InLinkz link up! There are some BEAUTIFUL projects, all waiting for you to see them and be inspired!!!


The main panel is water colored with a blueish/purple and yellow, then ink splattered with a brush. The flower and sentiment are embossed with white embossing powder. The flowers were also water colored, then fussy cut and adhered. A very simple card to create. I LOVE the end result! My inspiration and layout came from this GORGEOUS card from Joni Nina Andaya!

Be sure to hop along and simply comment on each blog for the chance to win a £5 Uniko Studio eGift Certificate. You have until midnight Wednesday, March 18th (UK time) to comment and the winner will be announced on the Uniko Studio blog on Thursday, March 19th.

Supplies: 
Stamps: Uniko Studio - Flower Power #4
Cardstock: PTI - White; SU - Basic Black; Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
Other: Watercolor paints (Michael's), White Embossing Powder (Sweet Stamps), Foam Tape

Papertrey February Blog Hop Challenge

Wednesday, February 25, 2015




Hello! I have a fun watercolor card to share today for this month's PTI Blog Hop. This inspiration photo was all it took for me to make sure I absolutely participated in the blog hop this month! Isn't it just gorgeous?! Those colors are so ME! I was so excited to have this as my inspiration ;)

So, I wanted to basically replicate the look above. The hexagon cover plate popped into mind, and I randomly water colored the background layer using the same colors. I'm still relatively new to this water coloring thing, so it was kinda experimental!! I really LOVE the look though.


The sentiment is from Fancy That and is stamped with True Black ink on vellum. A few sequins add a finishing touch!

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Supplies: 
Stamps: PTI - Fancy That
Paper: PTI - White; Strathmore - Watercolor; Vellum
Die: PTI - Hexagon Cover Plate
Other: Watercolor Paints - Hobby Lobby, Sequins

New Spring Dies from Top Dog Dies Blog Hop!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015



**Please make sure to read to the end of this post where you can find out details on how to WIN some amazing products from Top Dog Dies!**

If you're hopping along in order, then you should have arrived here from Natalie's blog.

Hi crafty friends! I'm here today for a VERY exciting post. Top Dog Dies has released 10 new exclusive dies! The design team is having a blog hop to showcase all these fabulous new dies, so I highly encourage you to visit their blogs to see all the MASSIVE creativity that this team has up their sleeves!!! I'm so impressed by all my teammies and their amazing work, you don't want to miss this fun hop! So what are we waiting for?! See below for all the NEW dies!






















Now it's time to show you my creations! Hope I inspire you ;)


I am entering this into the current Fusion Challenge. I chose to use just the sketch. I'm loving those sun rays in the background on the card base. I wanted to make it a little more subtle, so I layered a full piece of vellum over the card base (it's hard to see in the pic).










I am entering this in the current Runway Inspired Challenge RIC #78 DKNY. I love those angled stripes on the model's top, and thought it was time to try out my new v-shaped stencil!





I hope you enjoy my cards using the new stuff! Your next stop on the hop is the super cool and talented, Piali Biswas! Make sure to visit her and leave her some love ;) If you want to start at the beginning, just visit the Top Dog Dies blog for the full DT blog list.

If you are looking for even more inspiration, make sure to check out the Idea Gallery on the TDD website!

Ok I promised to tell you how you can have an opportunity to WIN this ENTIRE new release of dies from TDD! They are giving away these 10 new dies I introduced above, which is $122 value! You have until March 6th to enter for a chance to win. Please visit the TDD Blog to enter!

Uniko Studio Challenge #18 - Birthday

Friday, February 20, 2015

Hi! Welcome to the next Uniko Studio Challenge! As I mentioned in the last challenge post, we've revamped the challenges to bring more variety and make it possible for everyone to participate. Yay! Here's the deets:

  • Challenges will run for 2 weeks only and will begin on the 3rd Friday of each month
  • You can use ANY stamps in the challenges
  • You can enter as many times as you want and enter as many other challenges as you want combined with ours!

We are happy to have a very creative Guest Designer joining us for this challenge! Please check out Tracey's McNeely's blog if you aren't familiar with her work, and to see her project for this challenge!

THEME: BIRTHDAY!


This month's theme is Birthday. Perfect for those of you who have purchased some of the new release sets this month!

I definitely need to have more masculine birthday cards on hand, so here's what I came up with. I used a few different sets (links below in supply list), and kept it pretty CAS.

~TIP~ Did you notice the balloon strings?? Wondering where it came from?? Well, I took the straight balloon string from Balloon Bash and positioned it in a curved, wavy line on the acrylic block before inking it up.


You have until Friday, March 6th, 2:00am CST, to link your card up on the Uniko Blog

How to WIN some Uniko gift vouchers!!
  • The DT will choose a winner who will get a £20 Gift Voucher for Uniko Studio plus be invited to be a Guest Designer for our next challenge
  • Our DT will also choose a top 3 and they will each get a £5 Gift Voucher
  • If you do use a Uniko product we will do a random selected prize to win a £10 gift voucher

Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko Studio - Balloon Bash, Simply Said Birthday, Background Builders: Squared
Cardstock: PTI - Rustic Cream; SU - Kraft

Ink: PTI -True Black; SU - Real Red
Other: Foam Tape, Corner Rounder

Top Dog Dies Chevron Card Tutorial

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hey there! My latest tutorial for Top Dog Dies has now gone live on the TDD blog. Make sure to check it out. If you like CAS, graphic cards, I think you will love the tutorial!

Here's a peek....


 
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