Friends of Unity January Blog Hop - Black & White
Happy New Year, everyone!
Hindsight really *is* 2020 ...
It is the 1st Saturday of January - a new month... and a new year.... and while I don't make resolutions, I have made some promises to myself that I want to follow through with going into this new year.
I am going into it with intention and gratitude - always!
To kick off another year of showcasing Unity stamps with our Blog Hop...this month's theme has ALWAYS been a challenge - Black and White!
I actually shocked myself with this month's creativity - while some months I struggle in designing ONE card.... this month I feel a little like I am "oversharing" ... I have a few things that I have been working on...
My first design was a duo of cards using Unity's stamp set called Wishing and Wishing, by artist Lisa Glanz. These adorable little ones were one of the last sets I ordered before the New Year... and I have lots of plans to use them through 2021.. I can't wait :)
I had an idea to create some simple "scribble" border ... but no matter how I tried it just looked messy. So I dug out a great border set from a past LOL set called Time to Be Happy Again. I totally admire Jolande's style and how she adds that element to her cards!
There was some simple grey shading added to the image with my Spectrum Noir markers - but it really was just a bit of Nuvo drops in clear and black that were added to both cards.
For my next design I decided to go for something light and fun - I love all the humourous sets Unity has (and the After Dark ones too). Right now we all need a bit of laughter and cards are about the cheapest "pick-me-up" you can give to lift up someone's spirits!
Aren't these fun?? This sentiment kit called Frankly Said is a hoot - it has some down right hilarious sentiments for your besties. The paper I chose is what makes these simple no image cards shine.
We all have friends who have been through some stuff....
There's a card for that.
I can't wait to create some more designs with this set. It is alot of fun!
Next up - my final design for this month's Black and White cue -
I played around with an idea of the dramatic white on black look, and I came up with this - using my Stamp Perfect platform to be able to go over the same image repeatedly after I had heat embossed the sentiment in clear. (You can find it in the Scattered Pieces stamp set).
This feather is from a SMAK kit from years gone by called Moments Like These - and this card was almost scrapped because its still not exactly what I envisioned - but I liked the dramatic feel of it.
I hope you enjoyed checking out what I created this month for you on our Blog Hop - it is always so much fun seeing just how unique all of the participants' designs are... and Bobbie Sue is no exception.... she truly inspires me with every card she creates :) She is up next!
You can see what she inked up over here. :)
Love, Peace n' Ink