Sunday, October 16, 2011

All Things Unity Challenge #42

I'm back with a Guest Designer card for the All Things Unity Challenge #42! A new challenge begins today and we have a BINGO card to inspire you. You can choose a column, row or diagonal and incorporate all the elements to come up with a unique card or you can even use the general BINGO theme. It's completely open to your creative interpretation.

For my inspiration, I chose the leftmost column including misting, twine, buttons and nesties. My card uses the flowers with button centres from Unity's July 2011 Kit of the Month, Better Together. I haven't used much of this Kit so it felt great to ink it up. I stamped the flowers three times each and cut them out at different lines to layer them. I threaded The Twinery's baker's twine through the centres and assembled the flowers. I used a Blopen to do the misting, adhered the flowers to the card and stamped the sentiment which is from the same Kit. I didn't have purple ink that matched the Blopen so I doubled-stamped using two different purples to get an exact match.

I certainly hope you will be inspired to play along with the ATU #42. I'd love to see what you make using Unity and Ippity stamps. Click HERE for all the details on how to play and win!

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; Unity July 2011 Kit of the Month - Better Together; SU Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion, Summer Sun & Elegant Eggplant inks; Tim Holtz for Ranger Dusty Concord distress ink; Blopen; Spellbinders Nestabilities Wonky Rectangles; The Twinery baker's twine in Pink Sorbet, Caribbean & Lemondrop; Stampin' Dimensionals

38 comments:

Ujjwal said...

Awesome card, Emily! I love the misting :)

Jay Gee said...

Gorgeous Emily... love the twine stitched centres of your flowers and your misting :)

Mette said...

This is gorgeoys Emily. Love the shaped card and the lovely flowers :).

Hugs, Mette

Inge said...

Absolutely gorgeous Emily, love the fab flowers and the misted background!

Marcie S. said...

So gorgeous! I used the same bingo line for my sample, and our cards are so completely different! Love yours!

Karen B. said...

Beautiful, what a fun challenge!

Lynn said...

I love the touch of misted behind the gorgeous layered flowers. Great design Emily.

Kate said...

Love this Emily xx

Jen W. said...

I've often wondered how to create a particular colour ink - double stamping huh? Must try it! Love the layered flowers and hurrah for the blopen!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Very cute, love how you cut and layered all the flowers.

Virginia L. said...

Love the mist behind the flowers!! Simplicity at its best!!!

Meg said...

I think you certainly hit the jackpot with this card! The wonky rectangles look great with those fresh flowers, and I love your old school blowpen misting!

Emily Keaton said...

This is so cute, Emily! At first glance I thought this was a pillow box. That card shape confused me initially, but now that I know what it is, I love it!! Those flowers are so adorable. :)

Lindsey said...

This CARD rocks! The flowers look fabulous the way you've layered them, Em. Perfect!

Brenda said...

Beautiful Emily! Love the splotchiness and those lovely flowers with button centers!

Annette said...

awesome card Emily... You did rock this card... Love the shape and those flowers are so so pretty...

Lisa Petrella said...

ADORABLE card, Emily!!! LOVE those funky flowers and the misting in the background!!!!

Sunghee said...

at first i thought you made a pillow box. love this shape card! brilliant!

Kary said...

How cute!! Love this shaped card, Emily. Sounds like a really fun challenge with the Bingo card. :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

BINGO---you win!! This is GORGEOUS! LOVE LOVE LOVE how you stitched the centers of your flowers;) I love the misting and your entire card! You have rocked these ATU challenges--LOVE that you joined this team for October:) LOVE LOVE LOVE you!!

Lisa Lara said...

Well you are staying busy aren't you Emily! Yikes. PS, Unity, mag submissions. Wow. This is awesome! Glad you joined our CDS blog hop. Be sure to check back. Good Luck.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Wauw, Emily! The colors are sooo gorgeous!! Love the small spots behind the flowers and the shape of the card as well! Fun!
Hugs, Wendy

Pauline said...

Oh Emily, this is gorgeous, I love the misted background, it looks fab! Gorgeous colours for the flowers too, beautifully made.

lynn said...

your flowers are darling, emily! so pretty:)

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WOW! Love this. Perfect flowers. AND using the Wonky rectangles as the shape? BRILLIANT!! How did you get the card to stand??

*Alison* said...

WOW.. LOVE the colors.. and the misting is perfect! Love those flowers too :)LOVE that you made it a shape.. so inspiring! hugs

walchowDesign said...

Gorgeous colors and love the misty effect, Emily!

AnitaRex said...

So love the misting! :> And those pretty pretty flowers!

Angela said...

What a cool challenge to begin with -- and your card is super-cool! I love your old-skool misting (add blopens to your old-but-still-works list, eh?), and the colors make me happy too. Nice package!

Jocelyn Olson said...

WOW!! The card shape is so cool and I love the layers of flowers...great colors!! You are so creative using the blopen for misting. Love it!

onecraftymama said...

...and I want (need, whatever) these Nesties too! Awesome combining inks to get the match - it looks perfect! - and I love the differently stitched centres to your blooms.

Jenny said...

Love that cute little pillow shape and the flowers are so pretty with the twine stitched centres :)
Jenny x

Karin said...

Hi Emily! I took a blogging break, so I'm woefully behind in my visits...but YOU have been fabulously creative this past week! I love your layered flowers :)

Tiffany said...

Beautiful! Love your bunches of blossoms! Great shape to the card, too! I always love fun shaped cards!

Angie Blom said...

Emily this card is gorgeous!! I love that you used your blow pen for this !! Awesome and have a great month guest designing!!

Scrapowe Sosasowisko said...

It is adorable! I love the misting :)

StampinCathy said...

This card ROCKS! I just love those flowers!

Shauna K said...

you are so creative!! i never would have thought to double stamp something to get the perfect ink shade... brilliant! :D