Saturday, October 5, 2019

~ Friends of Unity October Blog Hop ~

Hello there crafty friends!
It's my favorite time of the month... time to hop with Friends of Unity!! And it just so happens to also be World Card Making Day!! The perfect time for a little Unity inspiration!! I sure hope you have the opportunity today or this weekend to get inky!

Back to our hop and this month our cue was a big challenge...


Not an easy cue, for sure!! But not impossible with the fantastic stamps available at Unity Stamp Company! I had a rough idea of which stamps I wanted to use for this hop so I took them along with me on vacation and had a blast relaxing and coloring!!


I die cut this beautiful image from the No Time for Guilt kit with a stitched rectangle die. I colored it with the following Copic markers:

Skin ~ E000, E00, E21, R00, R14, R20
Hair ~ E23, E47, E55
Sweater ~ BV000, BV00, BV23
Background ~ B0000

A very simple card design! I die cut a piece of the brand new Rustic Wood paper pack with a slightly larger stitched rectangle die. Isn't that paper just gorgeous!! My favorite color!! I adhered that layer directly to a white card base. I added a couple pieces of random washi tape to my main panel and then popped up the panel with foam tape. To finish off the card, I added a sweet little heart. 

I know several people in my life that have had an opportunity to start over in their lives and such a change in someone's life should not bring them guilt. So, that was my thinking on my first card... and how I used it for a Change cue! Now onto my second card...


My second card uses the fabulous A Walk in the Woods kit by Angie Blom! 
I didn't actually have a sentiment picked out for this card, but I knew that I had to color this image with the sun making it's appearance on a new day. A bit of a challenge working on shadow and such with the copics but... I truly enjoyed it!! I hope that you like it too!

Here's a list of the Copic markers I used for this card:

Trees ~ W00, W1, W3, W6, Y06, Y17
Grass/Flowers/Path ~ YG03, YG63, BV11, E35, E37
Mushrooms ~ R000, R14, R39, W3
Sky ~ YG93, YR0000, YR21, YR31, Y06, Y11, B0000, B14, B41



Now... isn't that sentiment just perfect!! It's from the fabulous Bravely Change kit!
It was seriously meant to be with this card!! I love when that happens!

Before we get to the hop list, I will be having another giveaway since my last two prizes weren't claimed and I still have these two duplicates in my stash...


 I'll be picking two lucky winners and I'll announce them during next month's hop! So be sure to check out all the fabulous creations along the hop and comment on each blog for a chance to win!! As always, I'm super thankful for your support of our little hop!

Let's get to the hopping...

Crystal <--- you're here

up next ---> Kim







Thanks so much for checking out my blog post!
See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,
Crystal





62 comments:

  1. Love your cards! Both with perfect sentiments of inspiration! Great job on the sunrise!

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  2. Great cards, Happy World Card Making day!!!

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    1. Thank you, Dawn! Happy World Card Making Day to you too!!

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  3. Gorgeous cards!!! Love the colors on the second one!!

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  4. Love the bravely change sentiment!

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    1. Yes! I do too! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

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  5. Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Great sentiments on these cards and beautiful coloring.

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  7. Your cards are perfect for this month's theme - TFS

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  8. I like your cards as always you do a great job

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  9. The sunrise coloring on your second card is just beautiful and I love the sentiment and design of your first one so much!

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  10. I like the simplicity of the first card. The coloring is beautiful and I have to agree that the background paper is gorgeous! You captured to the feeling of a new day with your coloring on the second card. Just wonderful!

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  11. I really like the walk in the woods card, it turned out wonderfully

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  12. Gorgeous cards, Crystal. The outdoor
    scene is so serene and lovely.

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  13. Beautiful cards, loving the sentiments! ❤️

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  14. Lovely cards.
    Great forest
    trail.
    Carla from Utah

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  15. Wow, amazing cards. That wood stamp is so pretty. HUgz

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  16. Beautiful coloring on these pretty images! Awesome cards!

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  17. Very nice. I love your coloring on both!

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  18. Crystal, both cards are absolutely beautiful! Your coloring is amazing on both. I LOVE the sunrise. Stunning!

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  19. Both cards are terrific! I am so impressed with your coloring of both!

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  20. Beautiful cards! I have to say, I love the first card, the 2nd landscape card is amazing!!! Beautiful work!

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  21. As always your cards are amazing! Your coloring is so beautiful! You never disappoint!

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    1. Awww... that's so sweet of you to say! Thank you, Cindy!

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  22. How beautiful Crystal I love the sun peeking through the trees! -Renee'

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  23. Your coloring skills are - WOW!

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  24. Just wonderful coloring, stamps, designs, and cards. Just perfect sentiments for our theme. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. Lovely cards. Especially the first one. It's gorgeous and has such a beautiful sentiment.

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  26. Beautiful coloring on both cards! I really was drawn to the sunrise you created with the walk in the woods stamp. I had to have the stamp when they released it, but have been stumped on how to color it. brautiful inspirational pieces! 💕

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