Monday, May 30, 2016

Adding Dimension


There are many ways to add dimension to a project,

One of my favorites is to take pieces from an image, 
cut them out and then layer them back together suing pop dots for other foam adhesive.

This can be a time consuming process and the technique does work with every image.  

 I took this cute image from Whimsy stamps and made 4 layers of dimension with the the flower.
That means I needed to stamp the image 4 times so that I could fussy cut all of my pieces.

I like to add color to the area I am covering  with the popped out piece.  
That way there is no white exposed when someone look at the image from the side.  

I used adhesive foam between the layer of peddles.  

I did not want the image to be to think so I used a couple layers of card stock behind the center of the flower.  It give some dimension but it is not popped off quite as much as the lower layer.  

And the lase layer is the bee, which was just cut out and placed on top of the center. It only add a small amount of thickness but it is protruding from the image.

I decided to give the bees some sparkle by adding glitter to their bodies.  

Here is a side view 

Thanks for stopping by


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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Growing In Unity Blog Hop

Good Morning.

Hope you are enjoying you weekend.

Today I am participating in the Growing In Unity Blog Hop.

I am the last stop.  If you just arrive head on over to the Unity blog to get started 

The set I chose to work with is the Unity was She Found Joy Kit of the Month 

I have been playing with Ken Oliver's Color Burst.

I found a technique where I use the Color Burst mixed with blending gel on watercolor paper.

I first created the background using Yellow and Ocher color burst.  The Ocher is cool because it leaves orange and green color streaks behind.  

After the paper dried, I then stamped the background 
image using a brown pigmented in and clear embossed.  

The poppies were stamped and gold embossed on Watercolor paper.   

I used the same technique to color the poppies using red and orange Color Burst.  

The center of the poppies are black distress glitter.  

I popped them off the background to give the card some dimension 

Be sure to leave comments along the way.
Two lucky people will be winning some Unity 

Here is today's line up.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges

Saturday, May 28, 2016

May CASEplorations Challenge

Today I am sharing a card I made using the challenge 

I've been collecting stencils and have been trying to master
some techniques.

I feel that they look easier to use then they really are.
Maybe it is just me.  

This is a one layer card.  All of the color was applied using a
makeup applicator and distress ink.  

The butterflies are from a ARTplorations stencil.   I flip over the image 
so that I could get the butterflies to be going two different.

I still have a lot to learn but I have made some progress.

Thanks for stopping by


I will be entering this card in the following challenges

Monday, May 2, 2016

Growing in Unity week.... Winner announcement

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Happy Monday

I'm here to announce the winners of my week with Unity Stamp Company

Fist I want to thank everyone for the kind and inspiring comments left last week.

Now what you are waiting for..... 

The two lucky ladies are......

Amy E




Please send me an e-mail (resatwo at with your mailing information.

Didn't win some Unity this week??

Then head on over to 

She is the GIU gal this week.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Growing in Unity Day Five

Happy Friday!!!!  

I can't wait to get the weekend started.

Sadly, it is my last day with Unity.

I hope you have enjoyed all of my projects this week.

I want to send a big Thank You to Unity for allowing me to share with you this week


All of the readers for their kind comments

For my last project I played with watercoloring.

Watercolor is a huge trend right now.
I have been enjoying watercolor 
I find that it is very forgiving
and there are lots of products on the market.

Some of my go to products are 
Distress ink
Twinkling H2O
Zig Clean Color Brush markers
And of course 
basic watercolor paints.

  I really can't say which one I like the best.  
But as for basic watercolor needs I like the Zig Clean Color Brush.  
They travel easy and clean up is awesome.

If I am looking for something with that sparkle, I go for the H2O's, 
which is what I chose for this project

I used the H2O's for both the background and the flower color.

This flower is two different stamps from the Spirit of Summertime KOM
I stamped and embossed the flower and stem before coloring them.

The sentiment is also from the Spirit of Summertime KOM.

See.... I told you that I can't resist the flowers.  

I'm like Dory....
 I don't need anymore stamps... Oh look a flower stamp....LOL

Well, all good things must come to an end.
I will announce the winners next week
~There will be two~

So don't forget to comment everyday to increase your 
chances of  winning some Unity of your very own.

If you missed the previous days, 
I have added a recap of the projects this week with links to get you there quickly


I will be entering this card in the following challenges

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Growing in Unity Day Four

Hello All,

Happy Friday Eve!!!  

I have only two more Unity projects to share with you this week.  

Today's project is nice and simple.
Something that can be repeated to make multiple cards.   

I can't take credit for the layout.  
I saw it on Pinterest and thought it was pretty cool.
This layout is a good design to use up some of that scrap paper.

The hardest part was picking 3 patterns to mix together that I liked.

The trick is to cut the papers all at the same time so that everything is even.

The width of the pattern paper is 1.5" and then I cut the diagonal.

The flower stamp is from the Delightfully Dainty set.  

The Smile sentiment was found in my stash.  

The card I saw on Pinterest was a vertical design. 
I changed it up a little by going with the horizontal design

I will be back tomorrow for my final day.  
~insert sad face here~

Don't forget to comment everyday to increase your chances of 
winning some Unity of your very own 

If you missed the previous days, I have added links below.


I will be entering this card in the following challenges

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Growing in Unity Day Three


Happy Wednesday 
I can't believe that it  is the halfway mark for my time with Unity Stamp Company. 
Time always flies when you are doing something fun.

For my project today I choose one of my favorite Angie Girls ...
She is gorgeous.   

Yesterday I mentioned that I am a sucker for flowers. 
And yes, this awesome stamp has a flower...LOL

I used watercolor paper to stamp the image.  
I then colored everything using my distress markers as watercolor.  
I did this by applying some ink onto a acrylic block and 
then picked the ink up using a water brush.  

I then tore the edge and paired it with a piece of fun patterned paper.  

The sentiment is also part of the set.  

I don't usually make tall cards because it is easier to make standard A2 card size. 

 It is easier to find nice A2 envelopes and one piece of card stock makes 2 cards.

However I did find some nice large envelopes
 and am excited to be able to make some different size cards.  

This image works well on the tall card.  The overall size is 4" wide by 7.75" tall.

Don't forget to comment everyday to increase your chances of 
winning some Unity of your very own 

If you missed the previous days, I have added links below.

See you tomorrow