Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Growing in Unity {Day 2}

I'm back to share more of Unity's beautiful stamps. Today's card is a very simple one-layer card using an itty bitty called Relax, Renew, Restore by Webster's Pages. When I first saw this, I not only fell in love with the gorgeous lilac image but also the fabulous sentiment. It's a good reminder for me this week as I'm starting to feel better physically. Emotionally, I still have some bad days but I know time will heal.

I used three Stampin' Write markers to selectively ink the image. I can imagine different colour variations and several other sentiments that would work well with the lilac. Remember to leave a comment on each Growing in Unity post this week for a chance to win two itty bitty stamps of your choice!

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; Unity+Webster's Pages Relax, Renew, Restore; Stampin' Write Markers in Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi & Garden Green; Memento Tuxedo Black ink

44 comments:

Paru Mahtani said...

Such a beautiful card Emily! You truly inspire!!
I hope you will be feeling better soon.

Kary said...

Just gorgeous!! Love the simple image and sentiment. Take care my friend! {hugs}

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Simple elegant beauty, a wonderful card Emily, hugs Gay xxx

onecraftymama said...

The lilacs are just blooming here - I'm really allergic but I can't resist sticking my face into them anyway. Such a springy smell! I love the multi-inking and the sentiment really is fabulous :) Hugs!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous...so soft and serene Emily.

Jenny said...

What a gorgeous stamp and all the white space showcases it perfectly :0)
Jenny x

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hello my dear Emily!

How are you? I've been away on vacation, cruising the mediterranean with my family-in-law, so that's why I haven't been around so much here, but I just checked out all the cards I missed and they are all so pretty and so is this one!!
But I also read your very open and sad story about the bad times you've been experiencing. I'm so sorry for you and your family for this. Good thing you already have such a wonderful and uplifting son! Hope you will find a way to deal with this together and that you will also feel all better physically again soon! All the best to you and do know I'm thinking of you and sending you warm and happy thoughts!!!!

Big hug!
Wendy

Tracey said...

Just gorgeous Emily!!

Karen B. said...

Absolutely beautiful and refreshing!

Houses Built of Cards said...

This is just lovely! The way you colored this image - I am amazed again! Hugs and love and prayers to you as you continue to heal...

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Annette said...

just gorgeous...love how you stamped the leafs...looks awesome over the flower...

Miriam Prantner said...

I haven't used markers yet on my stamps, but I really need to. I love how this turned out. The colors are so vibrant and I love that stamp and sentiment too. Gets better day by day. You remain in my thoughts and prayers!

Lindsey said...

Wow, wow, wow! This is so pretty! I think you need more flower stamps. :D

Jennifer said...

Amazingly beautiful!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful stamping with the markers, Emily!

Jingle said...

This is beautiful!

Jan Larson said...

Simply beautiful! I have such fond memories of lilacs from my youth. Sadly, they don't grow in my part of Texas. So happy you are feeling better!

Bethany said...

WOW! Such a great CAS card! I love the colors of the stamped image! It looks so real :)

*Jennyfer L* said...

I'm so happy to see you're feeling better Emily! I love the simplicity of this beautiful card! Gotta get some of these stampin' write markers.

Karen L said...

This is so beautiful! I don't often use the technique of coloring my stamps with various color inks but this is inspiring me to try it more often.
So glad you are healing: just take all the time you need. Hugs

missstamper said...

Lovely!

Isha said...

Gorgeous card Emily!! Thinking about you.

Lisa Arana said...

gorgeous!!! i love the pure simplicity.

donna mikasa said...

simply gorgeous! love the sentiment, too. take good care!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Love this one layer design~ just perfect

Anita Recksiedler said...

I love that you used markers on this image! So pretty! :> And fresh!

Glenda J said...

Absolutely gorgeous Emily! Love the striking colours on the crisp background!

JPScraps said...

Beautiful card!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card! I love the lilac stamp! Stands out so beautifully on the white background!
DeniseB

Sue D said...

Simple yet beautiful!
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cutiephinphin said...

Lovely CAS card.

Barb said...

gorgeous! i love this itty bitty combo. beautiful image and simple sentiment. lovely

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

This is fabulous... well done on the selective inking, don't have any of those pens, but looks like fun.

jengd said...

Simply beautiful! Wonderfully CAS and I agree- fabulous sentiment!

Katherine said...

Lovely card! Lilacs are one of my favorites.

Carol Gibson said...

Lilacs are my favorite too. They bloom for so short a time, the card will help to keep them around a little longer.

SHartl said...

So very, very beautiful!! Love the colors and your technique!

Emily Keaton said...

A beautiful clean and simple card, Emily! That lilac is so lovely. :)

Crystal said...

I love lilacs, they have such a lovely smell and always bring me back to childhood. Your card is simply stunning! Prayers for continued healing and renewal.

Tonya H said...

This is one gorgeous card. Love the image and you have used it so beautifully.

Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty card...love the image.

Pryn said...

CAS at its FINEST!!! Wow!! What a striking effect those colors have when popping off of a clean, crisp white background! LOVE IT!!!

liberal sprinkles said...

WOW beautiful card! I love how you've stamped it, it's like a photo negative. Nice!

Jen W. said...

*Sigh* I really have to get some markers so I can colour my stamps. Love how you just let the stamp shine here...