Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Unity 10th Birthday Blog Hop

Good evening! It's time for this month's Unity monthly Blog Hop - and this month is extra special as Unity is celebrating their 10th BIRTHDAY!!!


I have two cards using some of the many fabulous new releases! Woohoo!!! First up - one of my favorite flowers is the peony - so when I saw Angie Blom doodling this, I was SOOOO hoping it would become a stamp. Imagine my delight when I saw it in the new releases! Couldn't WAIT to color it up! It is called You Are Forever Beautiful:


Someday soon I should maybe do a video for this card - I actually used COPIC markers to color this - not watercolors! I used a pink, yellow, orange, and coral color and colored them up using THIS image on Pinterest as my inspiration:


My coloring ended up a bit more on the orange side, but I was really happy with how they came out!


I added some gold splatters with my Starry Colors Palette, and a sentiment from the July 2016 Sentiment Kit Let Your Wishes Fly, heat embossed in gold on a piece of black cardstock. Before I adhered that down, I added a twist of gold thread underneath.


I also couldn't resist using the new Focus on the Things stamp set - another gorgeous Angie Blom image!


For this one I actually did use watercolors - my Zig watercolor brushes - and blended with a waterbrush.


I added some Pinkfresh Studio pattern paper underneath, and a couple stickers to embellish and finish this card off!



Here is the entire blog hop line-up - make sure and hit every stop and leave comments along the way to win a Unity Prize Pack!

Heather (you are here)

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


57 comments:

  1. What beautiful products I love what you have done with them!

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  2. I LOVE the combo of colors you chose. The orange, especially!!

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  3. Oh my gosh, those flowers! You colored them beautifully! Both cards are beautiful.

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  4. Lovely cards. I like the colors you used on the flowers

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  5. I love the colors you chose!! Beautiful cards.

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  6. Both cards are so bright and fun. The flowers are stunning, I definitely would have thought watercolors. Wowza! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Just stunning. I love your colors, patterns, and designs. Just lovely. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. I am in love with both images already, but then you color them so perfectly I'm swooning! Cant wait to get them!

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  9. I adore the camera card, it is awesome with great colors

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  10. Both cards are stunning and colored so beautifully.

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  11. What great cards!! I love them both .. the coloring on the flower card is so real looking .. what a great job. But the watercoloring on the camera card is beautiful too.

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  12. Very pretty cards. I like your coloring and the colors you used on the peonies.

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  13. MAD coloring skills. Tee hee. I bought the 'Beautiful' flowers kit and really appreciate seeing them in lovely color. Thank you!

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  14. Thank you for your beautiful cards. your coloring is spot on.

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  15. Absolutely LOVE the peony card!

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  16. Love your cards!! The flowers are so pretty and in beautiful colors!! Love this kit!!

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  17. Love those flowers! The camera is darling too.

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  18. Stunning cards and beautifully coloured. I love the peonies too xx

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  19. Such a beautiful card. Using the picture as inspiration for your coloring was great and I love the way yours turned out.

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  20. I love those real peonies!!! Good job with copying the colors!!! So fabulous!!!

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  21. Oh your colors mix so pretty. I love when a flower has more than one color in it. I am not brave enough to try that but think it will have to go on my list of things to try

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  22. I like the simplicity of the camera card.

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  23. Love the way you colored the flowers! Just love flowers and you did an amazing job. Thanks

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  24. Heather these cards are stunning. I follow you on IG. You are an inspiration to me in my card-making. Thank you for sharing.

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  25. Wow, Heather, your cards are so pretty. I love the coloring of the roses and what you have done with that amazing image--making such an amazing, amazing card! Thanks for sharing all these lovelies!

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  26. So inspiring! Thanks also for sharing all the links to the various products you used. Very helpful!

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  27. Such a pretty card really enjoying the blog hop.

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  28. Your card is amazing. i love the detail of your colouring and enjoy your cards that pop up on the website.

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  29. Pretty flowers. you colored them so well.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  30. Wow Heather, loving this post. Great projects you have shared. Excited about the fun giveaway too..

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  31. Great post, Heather. Love your fabulous cards!

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  32. Wonderful cards Heather. I’m in love with the colors you used for your flowers. Thanks for the chance to win and for sharing your beautiful cards with us. šŸ˜

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  33. Wow! Beautiful cards! Love the colors you used!
    Marlyn Rojas
    marlynrojas@gmail.com

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  34. I Love how you used real flowers for inspiration....love it!

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  35. I love how you colored both images on both cards!

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  36. Awesome copic coloring and love how you used the pinterest flowers for your inspiration! Super!

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  37. Well you got those colors spot on! Stunning!

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  38. Love both your cards Heather! I especially liked the varied tones in your flower card... so gorgeous!!!❤️

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  39. Your cards are so pretty! The peony stamp is lovely and you did a beautiful job coloring the flowers.

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  40. very nice....you simply amaze me with your cards...great inspiration

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  41. Love your creations! Love the flowers.

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  42. I love the colors you used on the peonies...you captured your Pinspiration perfectly! Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Love these cards - the camera is adorable and the flowers are stunning!

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  44. So pretty! Amazing coloring job, Heather!

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  45. I LOVE peonies too!! Your color choices are so beautiful! & that camera, Wow!!! I am so so excited about this release!!

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  46. Your watercoloring is gorgeous! I love your creations.
    --Phaline Mays

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  47. Both of your cards for the hop are fabulous! It's hard to believe that Unity is already celebrating 10 years! They have such nice quality stamps. I think that camera is my favorite of those from the new release.

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  48. Always love your cards. The camera card is great with the way you arranged the sentiments and I love the vibrant orange and teal on the stamp. Amazing!

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  49. The colouring on the flowers is stunning! You achieved what you were aiming for.

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  50. Gorgeous and fun cards. Beautifully colored!

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  51. Love your cards, they are absolutely beautiful. I thought the first one was done with watercolors!

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  52. Beautiful cards! I don't lean toward orange myself, but your use of the color for the flowers was spot on!

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  53. Those flowers are simply stunning. The coloring on both the camera and flowers are mesmerizing. Beautiful!

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