All is Calm - Friends of Unity December Blog Hop
I AM SO HAPPY YOU ARE HERE!
Did you come from Kim's blog! If not - go back to see her - check out her design here :)
It has been 2 whole years since a small group of us began this Hop to show everyone just how much we love Unity - and here we are....!
Our group (and love) has grown!
I have watched from the sidelines for a year, as I took some time off creatively - but my mojo was always lurking in the background... and I can't wait to show you what I created for you this month.
This month's theme was All is Calm - and in December that is a bit unrealistic with the hustle & bustle of the season...but I find sitting down for a few minutes of crafty time always makes the stress melt away.
This month for our hop - I decided to to create a couple fun projects using Unity's Kit of the Month
I must admit - the kits are fabulous!
A subscription to a KOTM monthly gives you such a great assortment of stamps to play with....when I saw November's kit I knew I needed to play with those trees!
My idea was solid in my mind that living in the North - those trees really do look like "home".
Here (we are north of the 53rd parallel) the Northern Lights dance in the sky year round but they especially put on a show in the winter.
My first design tried to capture that idea - using Canson water-colour paper and Tim Holtz Distress inks in a variation of colors - such as Twisted Citron, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans and
Black Soot. The trees were stamped with Staz-On and the smaller panel was created to give this card almost a 3-D effect.
I used dies from My Favorite Things to create the snow layers before framing it with black cardstock over a card base of more creamy naturals card stock. The sentiment comes from a past sentiment kit called Believe in the Magic. A simple copper foil snowflake was added (that happened to be sitting on my craft desk from a previous project. )
My next card I designed used a sentiment from the November KOTM those trees again - and this time I layered multiple vellum panels.
This is not your average size card, folks.... I went big. Some extra postage would be required as its on a cardstock base measuring 7x 4. I created a special envelope for it - so it really is for someone special.
A bit of sparkle was added with Nuvo gold spray - and the gold foil layer added just a bit shine too.
Attaching vellum layers is TOUGH - (don't you always try to hide your adhesive?) I used a couple staples and it did the trick.
This month everyone has designed some amazing Unity crafty goodness for you - we LOVE sharing Unity! We also have two fabulous prize packages that you could win just for stopping along the Hop and letting us know you dropped in! Be sure to leave a comment for us and you just might be the winner!
Next up on the Hop is Jeanie - and she made something FABULOUS to show you!
Check it out here !
And here is a list of every awesome Blog along our journey this month if you want to hop around!