Friday, January 29, 2010

Friends With Flair Friday!

Hey Everyone...

It's Friday, that means it's another Unity

Friends with Flair

I received my January KOM this week and literary
could not wait to use it because there are so many
GORGEOUS stamps on this one...
I can see I am going to have A LOT of fun in the next few weeks!!

So to start off, I decided to use this weeks
Mojo Monday Sketch #123
and the I chose the branch, owl and the beautiful
"Be Who You Are" sentiment.
And this is what I came up with...



First I coloured in the owl with my Prisma's
Using 3 different browns
Ginger Root, Dark Brown and Light Umber.
Then I stamped the branch with Versafine Onyx Black Ink
and then embossed it with clear embossing powder.
I find that embossing just makes an image 'pop' just that little better.
I sort of liked the whole idea of stamping and then cutting
the flowers out just to give the card a bit of a 3D look...
Then I found some Hero Arts Gemstones that I had
stashed away and forgotten about and thought they would
look good in the middle of the flowers...



I coloured the flowers using 3 different blues...
Blue Slate, Periwinkle and Indigo Blue
and then just put a little bit of black in the middle
to give them a bit of depth...



I have always decorated the inside of my cards...
just never thought to show you...
With this one the inside is pretty plain cause unfortunately
this is the last of this particular gorgeous
October Afternoon DP and I didn't
have quite enough to finish off. :o(
I used the "Under a Shady Tree" sentiment
(from the same KOM)
and again stamped it in Versafine Onyx Black
and embossed it with clear embossing powder...
Oh yeah...And I distressed around the edges!



Just a shot of the flowers to give you a better look....


Now if you would like head on to
Angela's Unity Blog
and checkout the Friends With Flair list...
There are SO many wonderfully talented ladies out there
and some of them are on this very predigest list.
So go and have a look...You won't be disappointed!!

Oh, and if you find the "Friends With Flair" Blinkie...
Leave a comment on the blog you find it on and you could win some
awesome and amazing Unity stamps....


Come Back and see me tomorrow...
I have a FANTASTIC
Kraftin Kimmie Stamp Challenge
for you!!




Stamps: Unity - January KOM
Paper: October Afternoon, Bazzil
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, TH Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Accessories: Fiskars Border Punch, Hero Arts Gemstones
Technique: Prisma Pencils, Embossing, Distressing







38 comments :

Sparkplug17 said...

Such a darling card!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

OMG I love it so cute!!!

Sandie said...

luv it, luv it!! so cute Don !!!
xxx

Rebecca said...

OOOOOOOOOOH, I just love brown and blue together, and with the pop of green = JUST AWESOME!!!!! Absolutely gorgeous card Donna!

Bec said...

gorgeous card donna, i love october afternoon papers.. bec xx

Christi said...

Donna, this is gorgeous! I love the way that you created the extra little stamped flowers along the edge...just a perfect finishing detail! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I can't wait to see what all you do with the rest of the kit... smiles!

Jen Shults said...

This is stunning Donna! I love that paper... I'm going to have to get my hands on some. And I really like all the extras you included to make those two stamps really pop. And fabulous take on the Mojo sketch! Really gorgeous. :D

Cheryl said...

This ROCKS Donna! Always a pleasure visiting you! What an adorable image, and I love that sentiment too! Gorgeous papers and coloring! That splash of blue flowers really bring it home! : )

Trish D said...

What a great card! Love the colors, the way you've used the flower - everything!

Melanie said...

Donna, this is adorable..love what you've done with the image!! Oohhh, I do love that paper! The inside is so pretty too...I've been trying to remember to decorate the insides of mine as well.

Juls said...

gorgeous image!!! Love how you have used it!!! Hugs Juls

Linda said...

Hey Donna! Happy Aloha Friday! Sorry I haven't been commenting much, but you know I'm always checking out your wonderful creations, right?!? And boy have you been making some doozies! Keep em coming ... xoxo, Linda

P.S.: Thanks for following Pocket Edward's Excellent Adventures!

Yvette said...

Can someone pullleaazzze help me pick my jaw up off the floor?!!! ;) This is beyond gorgeous Donna! Wow!! Where do I start?? The owl is soooo stinkin cute and the sentiment is perfect! LOVE the little flowers that you added and all of your choices of colors and paper. Girl, AMAZZZING work!!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Beautiful! :)

tirzahdawn said...

those flowers are just beautiful!

Unknown said...

Wow Donna, you made this little birdie look absolutely darling! What a gorgeous card with all your details and embellies!

Tracy said...

beautiful!

Heather said...

Donna, I'm absolutely in AWE of your card here! The coloring, colors, details, use of images, etc. are absolutely PERFECTION! Love them!!!

ellepaulette said...

What a sweet card! Love it! :)

Rona said...

really pretty!! Great details and a fun design.

maiahs_momma said...

beautiful card :)!

Inky Hugs,
Catherine

Robynccgirl said...

I LOVE this card! Wonderful coloring! Great inside!

Catherine said...

Fab coloring! Love the way you put the bird on the branch. OA papers are always a hit! Adorable!

Stephanie Zito said...

Oh Donna!!!! Amazing and beautiful as always!!! Please rub some of your talent off on me LOL!!! (or at least tell me some of your secrets!) Have a wonderful weekend!

WickedPixie said...

Donna, this is so pretty! I love how you did the flowers! :-)Traci

farmhouse-story said...

donna, your card coloring is amazing! adorable card!

Jamee said...

Your card is so cute!! I love your coloring!

Laurel said...

Oh cute, cute, cute!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful card. I love these little owls, I used the little guy this week on mine. I just love this card!

lisa a.

Angie Blom said...

Oh I so missed you.. and love too see all your creations.. love love this one.. Fantastic colouring.
XXXXXXXXX

Gwen said...

Donna, this card is a total work of art! Amazing, you've inspired me to ink up the branch and sentiment sometime soon!

Lemon Lane Studio said...

I love everything about this card...the coloring, the paper choice (love that October Afternoon, too. I have been stinging in using it cause I don't want to run out) the sentiment...just everything. Love it!

CarlaKH said...

just gorgeous! Love the way you colored it and put it all together.

Randi said...

Too adorable!! I love what you did with this owl!! Gorgeous Unity project..as always! ;o0

Randi said...

Um, ya, that was supposed to be a smiley face...
;o)
Not a goofball...

Alyssa S said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the detail with the little flowers - your shading is beautiful!!

Beth said...

Love it! The owl is so cute, and of course, you chose amazing colors to work with! Great job!

NinaB said...

I saw this beauty on the Unity blog. Loved it there and love it here, too.