Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Growing in Unity, Day THREE

Good morning all!  To those who have been here, welcome back.  To those joining me from the Unity blog, welcome to my Growing in Unity week!  I'm so excited to have the chance to participate in GUI!  Don't forget to come back every day this week and leave a comment on each Growing in Unity post.  I'll pick one lucky commenter Sunday who will get their choice of two Unity Itty Bittys!
I knew when I saw Shimelle Laine's sketch and card over at American Crafts, I HAD to try it. 
While I love the look, it's a style I don't "do" and is definitely out of my comfort zone.  I still HAD to try it and actually wanted to even more for those reasons.  I couldn't narrow down which image I wanted to use so I made two cards.

The first features a lamp and sentiments from the ippity set, "shine shine shine."  I colored it with watercolor pencils

The second features the stars and sentiments from Unity's "Twinkle Twinkle" set.  The stars were double stamped to get a "shadow image" and the top one was paper-pieced.

Funny. I just realized that I was apparently on a repeating stamp-name kick when I did these. ;)

See you tomorrow!

Stamps: (Shine): ippity, (Twinkle, Twinkle): Unity

Papers: (Complete Boy Collection): My Mind's Eye, (Home Collection): Deja View, (Bashful Blue, Whisper White): Stampin' Up, White photo paper
Ink: (Basic Brown, Basic Black, Whisper White): Stampin' Up, (Walnut Stain): Tim Holtz
Brads: Stampin' Up, Basic Grey, Making Memories
Misc: Watercolor pencils

While I'm not an ippity Chick, my friend Aletha Williams would love to help you out if you're interested in buying any ippity sets!


  1. Both the cards are very good! Esp the second one. So cute and nice.

  2. Hello. Congratulations for your participation in Growing with Unity... I perfectly understand when you explain how you've got hooked with Unity stamps! Tks for sharing your talent and hobby and passion, and all... :)

  3. GORGEOUS cards!!! Your coloring skills are amazing!!! It looks like an actual realistic!!! Awesome work :)

  4. Love what you did with the Shine set!! They are both sweet!!

  5. Yikes...I can't believe how amazing that lamp looks!! Your coloring technique is fabulous!!! Love both of these cute cards!

  6. really like these both. can't decide which is my favorite. You were able to get such great color on the lamp in the first one, but I love those three hanging stars too!

  7. Remarkable! Love these, especially the Shine set. I really appreciate the link too!

  8. I think that the lamp has amazing color. It truly catches your eye. :)

  9. I just found you :)
    I really like the lamp card. The huge polka dots look great, and the colors do, too.

  10. I LOVE your coloring with the watercolor pencils. Great cards!

  11. WOW, the lamp light looks real. I'm going to have to look at that again!

  12. Jen, these are beautiful. I love, love, love the shading on the lamp card and think the star card looks wonderful too! You are ultra talented sweetie!
    Jessica S

  13. These are great cards! Your coloring on the lamp card is awesome!

  14. Your cards are just lovely and I really like the addition of the buttons. The lamp is so realistic and pretty!

  15. Great cards! I LOVE your coloring on the lamp card!

  16. Jen I just love your cards you are doing a great job on coming up with beautiful creations every day! These are wonderful!

  17. Jen both cards are really cute but I have a thing for stars so of course card no. 2 is my fav. I love the double stamping for a shadowed effect!

  18. Now these are some fun cards! Love your colors and the cute little stars.