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Thursday, 8 January 2015

Unity Thursday - Inspiration All Around

Hi everyone!!
It's a great day for inspiration!

Actually I have had a week of inspiration.
Yesterday I posted a card I created for Inspiration Wednesday on the Unity blog.
I used a tattoo for inspiration.

Today, my card came from multiple sources of inspiration....

Inspiration #1:

Today is the first day of the January Unity {be inspired} challenge.
I used both the card sketch and the color inspiration from this month on my card.

Inspiration #2:

This amazing layout by Jill Sprout for Jenni Bowlin.

A crafty friend of mine posted a layout on her blog referring to this same creation by Jill.
So if it wasn't for my friend, I would not have come across this particular layout even though, I DO follow Jill Sprout pretty faithfully.
SO...yes!! The inspiration for my card came from this layout BUT it also came from friend.

Phew...that's a lot of places to get inspired for one little card...
BUT I am thrilled with the result!
This card is a little different for me, but I think it fits right in with my usual style:

Do you see all the inspiration in this card??
The sketch has the hearts centered but I off set them so they would show off all the detail in my paper patchwork and to reflect the layout design a bit more....all in all I think the two worked together perfectly.

The Unity Stamps I used to create this card:
I embossed this background stamp onto two vellum hearts using white embossing powder.

And the sentiment came from this Kit of the Month:

I hope you all check out the January Unity {be inspired} challenge this month!
I would love to see what you all create! Plus there are prizes!!
For more information, click here.

Speaking of prizes.....
We have another great prize for you this week:

All you have to do is 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:

And for a little shopping inspiration (hehe) be sure to stop by Unity this weekend
and check out the fabulous sale!!

Thanks so much for letting me share with you - 
I hope you find some inspiration today!


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  1. So many yummy layers and great texture. Slammin job with the sketch!

  2. This card is fabulous! Your creations are always so inspiring to me! You have an incredible talent! Love your style!

  3. So much amazing detail! I love it! Thank you for sharing and for the hop inspiration!

  4. Wonderful eye candy projects with do much color

  5. Great projects. Love the projects.

  6. Very creative layers and details💙

  7. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Love your creations! I see the inspiration in the colors! Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. This turned out wonderful. The scraps and stitching look great. And I LOVE the pallette!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  10. Oooooo, a nice collage-type card. LOVE! Thanks for the great inspiration. I might dare to enter this challenge!

  11. I like the sewing on the card!

  12. This is stunning beautiful... I love the the creative way how you combine both inspiration into one card, this is so so so beautiful! Love to the max...

  13. Fantastic. Love the paper patchwork. Hugz

  14. Great take on the inspiration.

  15. Great card! Love the stitching details and the papers! Love the white embossed vellum hearts too!

  16. Great card - love all the different elements.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  17. This card is sensational! Fabulous layers.

  18. Thanks Shilo... beautiful card. Am looking forward to the new challenge!! How FUN!!

  19. Oh my! I love this card... the colors, layers and fabulous texture. So fun!

  20. Your card is sooo PRETTY. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Designs By Dragonfly {blogspot}

  21. I'm loving the color combination for this month and you did a spectacular job on your unique card!

  22. Absolutely seeing all the sources of inspiration in your card. Way to make them your own!

  23. ooooo the layers! Love it!!! Beautiful card ♥

  24. Lovely card. Love the layering and the vellum hearts. They really work well together.

  25. Very pretty card. Love the shabby torn paper. the stripes are a good way to use up scraps as well as make a fun design.
    Having good inspiration and twisting it to your own design is so much fun.
    thanks for sharing

  26. Fantastic card! I love the stitching! Thanks for the chance to win!

  27. Shilo this is a fun design. Happy New Year. :)

  28. Love all the layering, stamping & stitching! A great card!!

  29. Beautiful card! I love the layering and stitching.

  30. What a wonderful take on your new challenge - LOVE it!!!

  31. wow! awesome! love the layering and the colors.

  32. Oh my gosh, I love your work! What a beautiful layout, wow, love the paper strips and photo and design. And your card is very pretty, I love the vellum hearts, I have that heart stamp too. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  33. Beautiful layout! Pretty card!