Friday, February 28, 2014

Have a Beautiful Day - Unity FWF

Good morning! Happy to be playing along with Unity Friends with Flair this morning - always a fun part of the week! 

A couple days ago I needed to mail something to Australia, and wanted to include a card. So...I set out to make a one layer card (always a fun challenge!) so that mailing costs wouldn't get too ridiculous. Here is what I ended up making:


I also used the sketch for this month's Unity {be inspired} Challenge:


Since I was making it one layer, I wanted to find a way to add some more interest to the image. So I pulled out the tree from the the February 2014 KOTM, and colored directly it with Tim Holtz distress markers , then stamped it onto my cardbase. I colored over the leaves roughly with two different shades of green, then added the brown in a few areas of the top of the tree, as well as the trunk and birdhouse. Then of course added a tiny bit of red to the heart on the birdhouse. 


The sentiment came from the September 2013 KOTM, and then I added the tiny hearts from the December 2013 KOTM by coloring them in with the same red distress marker. It was a stack of 5 hearts, so I just colored a few at a time and stamped them where I wanted them. Finished off by inking the edges of the entire card with Antique Linen distress ink, then added a couple strips of washi on the top and bottom, and finally rounded the corners. 


Also linking this up with this weeks Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by this morning! Have a great weekend!!!

19 comments:

  1. Wonderful one layer card--the washi tape really adds interest.

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  2. Awesome one-layer card Heather. Love this card design.

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  3. I love the combination of colors and patterns, very pretty!

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  4. Beautiful card Heather. The tree is an awesome image.

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  5. Great clean and simple card very up market design love it

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  6. Beautiful card! Incredible design!

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  7. Very sweet and peaceful card. One layer is always a challenge. :)

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  8. That tree is gorgeous! The shading on the leaves is just magical. I mean it! I really love this tree!! ♥

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  9. This is so cute. Love how you did the tree.

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  10. Lovely one layer card, Heather.

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  11. Washi is always perfect to provide sime design to simple ideas. Sometimes simpler is better.

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  12. this is fantastic, love the coloring you got with the stamps!
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.com

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  13. This is right on with the sketch and boy…I love the washi it's perfect with your stamp. Very pretty.

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  14. Love your use of Washi and how you interpreted the sketch! Perfection! Thank you for sharing your work with us at Word Art Wednesday! We are blessed by your support and participation!

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  15. This is beautiful, Heather. I love how the leaves are all stamped with different amounts of ink - it really makes it look life-like. Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by to share with us in our challenge this week. I am always SO incredibly blessed by the wart you share with us. Thanks so much for joining the challenge.
    Blessings to you,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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