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Thursday, 8 May 2014

Unity Thursday - May Inspiration

Hi everyone!!
Happy May!

Wow...time is flyin'!
Soon summer will be here in full swing!
But for now I will take all things spring....

With a new month comes a new {be inspired} challenge 
AND it starts TODAY!
Just look at the cheery and bright color palette on this one! 
I love it!

Here's the card I came up with - I used the color inspiration and the layout sketch. I had this fun butterfly paper pulled out for something else and saw that it had the colors of the challenge in it so I knew I wanted to use it for my card.  I also adapted the layout sketch so it would work for my card.....I love that about sketches...they can be followed strictly or loosely or even something in between....but they always give me a great jumping point...probably one of my favorite tools to use when I feel stuck.

Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock; SEI Fieldnotes Collection - Butterfly Collection & Kaleidoscope; Three Hearts Punch - EK Success/Stampin Up; StazOn Ink - Jet Black; Kaisercraft Pearls - Black; K& Company Natural Butterflies Adhesive Chipboard; Vellum, Photo Corners & Button - Misc.

OK, so now's its your turn! 
Check out all the details for the May {be inspired} challenge, here.
Please play along with us! 
We want to see how you are inspired.

I was also playing this last week with a new (to me) technique I saw....
This is an awesome water color technique using distress inks - I am in LOVE!
Plus it was quick and EASY and I seriously think it is GORGEOUS!
To watch the video by Jennifer McGuire to see how this is accomplished, click here.

Supplies Used: Misc - Bazzill Cardstock; Hambly Screen Prints - Pen & Ink; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Dusty Concord, Broken China & Pine Needles; StazOn Ink - Jet Black; Flowers & Leaf - Prima Marketing; Butterfly Push Pin - Webster's Pages; Water color Paper, Photo Corners & Lace

October 2011 KOTM

And last but not least, here's a couple of the cards I have made using the most recent Stamp of the Week's

Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock; Darice Embossing Folder - Stars; We R Memory Keepers Country Livin' - Rustic Ledger; Sassafras Lass Monstrosity Collection - Line Up; Jenni Bowlin/Fiskars Tab Punch; EK Success Slim Edge Punch - Postage; EK Success Tag Punch; Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Circles; Divine Twine - Licorice; Star Trinket Pin - Maya Road; October Afternoon Sprinklers - Sidewalks - Miss Mary Mack; Studio Calico Mister Huey's - Atmosphere; Photo Corner, Button & Sequins - Misc.

Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock; My Mind's Eye On the Bright Side Collection; Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Circles; Stickles by Ranger - Stardust; Glossy Accents - Ranger; Buttons & Photo Corners - Misc.

That's all the creations I have for you back to the hop....

We have TWO amazing Unity filled PRIZE PACKAGES to give away.

Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win. The winners will be announced Saturday night on the Unity blog.

Here's a list of all the pretty faces in today's blog hop:

Did you catch that Unity just had a BIRTHDAY??
Unity is 6 years old.
And to celebrate we had an awesome sale.

The good news is - the sale was extended!!!
Got to love red rubber on SALE!!!

Check out the 56% OFF SALE at Unity!! 
Happening right now!

Happy Thursday everyone!

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  1. Fabulous cards, Shilo! You've been busy. I say this each month, but I LOVE the challenge colors.

  2. Wow, all of your cards are wonderful! Your color choices are fabulous!

  3. All are just AMAZING!!! Love that you used the layout sketch for a card - and your watercoloring is fabulous! And I just ADORE that little boat image!

  4. Goodness me you've been BUUUUZZZZYYYY!!! Amazing creations each and every one.

  5. Wow. So many beautiful things. Great inspiration.

  6. Oh my, so many beautiful cards. I love the way you did the watercolor with distress inks. :)

  7. Beautiful cards! I love the look and color combo in the distressed watercolor card!

  8. Such wonderful designs and creative ways to use the challenge.

  9. Butterflies, sewing and watercolors, my favorites. I love all your work and the star embossing folder is soooo perfect for the boat card!

  10. Stunning cards. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

  11. Wow!!Lots of great cards!!!great info!!

  12. Love your take on the sketch. The colors are fabulous and your butterflies and vellum are wonderful. Thank you for sharing today.

  13. Busy girl! Awesome work! I love your take on the sketch!

  14. Wow! So many wonderful cards! Loving the water color technique! All your creations are fabulous!!

  15. Great cards!! All pretty but I esp like the Popsicle one. So full of bright colors and happy.

  16. WOW! You've been busy Shilo! These are awesome as always :)

  17. Your cards are so professional! Whoever gets them will be incredibly wow'ed!

  18. Shilo, I always waiting for your artwork to share, I just love all your cards and you are so talented... hugs...

  19. 19th comment to make your day! Beautiful cards. All so different and lots of inspiration to choose from. Thanks.

  20. You are GREAT! Love the stamps and your blog.

  21. Love the colors. Can't wait to try this.

  22. Wow--lots of great cards. My fave is the one with the sailboat.

  23. What wonderful cards you have shared with us!

  24. the ship card is cute, love the layers

  25. Great cards, love the butterflies and the sailboat is really cute. Thank you for sharing with us.

  26. You were busy! Great projects! Love the fun banner on the last card!

  27. Shilo, so much good stuff here, I don't know where to begin!! I enjoyed Jennifer's video, thanks for linking that. Love your watercolor. So awesome and everything else is so great too!

  28. Fabulous cards! Boy, I can't wait to get my ship stamp of the week!

  29. Wonderful cards, love the water colored butterflies and that cute little toy boat.

  30. beautiful cards!! love the butterflies... the first one is so different and beautiful!! love the 2nd one...
    Moxie Craftie

  31. Great choice to use the butterflies, love it, turned out beautifully. Wonderful use of all the different techniques and stamps on all the cards! :)