Saturday, May 2, 2020

~ Friends of Unity May 2020 Blog Hop ~

Hello there crafty friend!
Today is a fun day for a hop... it's National Scrapbook Day and even though I'm not a scrapbooker... I know all of us cardmakers and scrapbookers have a love of all things crafty!! So what better way to celebrate than with a blog hop!!


Today for our Friends of Unity blog hop we are sharing our Favorite Angie Girl or Guy!! So fun!! And naturally I'm going to start with my favorite kit... the one that got me hooked on Unity Stamp Company in the first place...


Dream of Being!! Isn't she gorgeous! I did a little No Line Coloring with this beautiful girl and I really love how it turned out. I made a video of me coloring and assembling this card, but I don't quite have it edited and ready to go so I will add it here when it's done and also share on Facebook. Until then... here's a list of the Copic markers I used to color this card:

Skin / Lips / Eye ~ E0000, E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, N0, N4, B16
Hair ~ E50, E51, E53, E55, N0, N1, N4, N6
Clothes ~ B0000, B000, B41, Colorless Blender
Cup ~ C00, C1, C3, N0, N1


I just HAD to use the Coffee Lovers paper along with this beauty... they were made for each other! My last little touch was some white enamel dots from Gina Marie Designs. 

Here is the video of the No Line Coloring with the Dream of Being Girl...




My second card is a fun technique that I love to do... Copic Coloring on Kraft card stock!! And again I paired it up with some Unity papers. The Vintage Textiles papers, unfortunately, are exclusive to one of the Whit Kit's... but I just loved the lacy floral paper and had to use it for this card!


I also used the papers to paper piece Jane Girl... she really pops! I added a little shadow to the patterned paper with some warm grey Copic markers. Here's a list of the Copic markers I used on this card:

Skin ~ E0000, E000, E00, E11
Hair ~ E09, E15, E97
Shadow on Shirt ~ W00, W2
Outline ~ B0000, B000

And to finish off this card, I added some Nuvo Gloss White Crystal Drops.


My last card features the absolutely gorgeous Daisy Girl... she's an absolute MUST HAVE for us Daisy lovers!! I love this kit so much!! And she is so much fun to paper piece! I also masked the image and did a little blending with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink over the Wire Basket Stencil by Carta Bella and then a little Tattered Rose over the Mini Sketch Grid stencil by The Crafters Workshop. I love to mix and match stencils... it can change up your background every time!


I used the following Copic markers to color this beauty:

Skin ~ E0000, E000, E00, E11
Hair ~ E00, E11, E23, E27
Blouse ~ R00, R21, R32
Daisies ~ C00, C0, C1, C3, Y06, Y11, Y35

To finish up this card, I added a bit of white gel pen to the dots and also some Nuvo Gloss White and English Mustard Crystal drops. And that's it for me this time!! I hope that you've enjoyed the cards I've shared today!!


A few of my friends are having giveaways this month so be sure to check out all the fabulous creations along the hop and comment on each blog for a chance to win!! 

Thank you all so much for your continued support of our little hop... and for all of your lovely comments! I really, truly do appreciate each and every one of you!

Let's get to the hopping...

Crystal <--- you are here












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



Inky Hugs,
Crystal








40 comments:

  1. Your cards are amazing and I love that you showcased different s.

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  2. I will look forward to your video. All of your cards really showcase Unity so well.

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  3. Love all three cards. ❤️ I really like how you did the coffee girl with the coffee cup paper. Love the colors! Jane girl is simply beautiful and I love the colorful paper piecing on daisy girl.

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  4. I love all of them, but my favorite is the one you did on kraft paper. And I love the colors of the first one. Great job on all of them!

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  5. All of your cards are AWESOME! Gave me some good ideas! Thanks!

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  6. These are gorgeous! I really love the first one with the coffee cup background. The hair dimension on her is stunning.

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  7. Wow Crystal! Three beautifully done cards! Thanks for always inspiring me!!

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  8. Oh my! I can't pick a favorite from these three cards! All are so beautifully done. I like all of the colors you chose and the supplies you used.

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  9. All three cards are just gorgeous!!

    Your no line coloring is spot on!
    Just amazing!! Her hair is perfection!!
    I can't wait to watch your video on this one. :)

    We share a love of kraft paper, so the 2nd card inspired me to try that technique! Soon!! I love that WK paper pack~ too bad we can't just buy it outright.

    The 3rd card (overachiever) is Ahhmazing!!
    I absolutely LOVE that background!! The flowers are subtly compliment Daisy girl, and her pretty top!
    Great job my friend!

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  10. Three very inspirational cards, I love the addition of the drops as embellishments

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  11. Cuteness! Especially love Jane and Daisy girls, and sadly had to cut them out of my cart last night due to a spend limit....thanks for the great post. :)

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  12. Beautiful cards! I love the coffee card - yum! And I'm always a fan of white on kraft; such a pretty look. And I just L*O*V*E the last card and it's awesome BG and pretty paper piecing.

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  13. Crystal!! Coloring on Dream of Being is unbelievably aahhhhmazing!!! Wow. Wow. The coloring on Kraft! The paper piecing!! Superb. You’re awesome. Can’t wait to see the video!!

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  14. Your cards are
    just beautifully
    done. Love them
    all.
    Carla from Utah

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  15. Beautiful cards! I especially love the way you colored the hair in the first card, dream of being!

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  16. Great cards!! Your coloring is amazing! Great idea to use two stencils!!

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  17. Great cards but love the first - the stamp & paper are perfect. That coffee paper pad...going to have to push myself not to hoard it!!

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  18. These are STUNNING! I LOVE the one on Kraft Paper!

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  19. I love the coffee card the best out of all three!

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  20. The very first card is my favorite! All three cards are wonderful.

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  21. Beautiful cards, my friend!!! Love each one differently. Just awesome coloring, great designs, and lovely patterns too. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. What a great theme for a blog hoop! Like you, it was the Angie girls that got me started with Unity also. I love every one of the ones in my collection. Love all your beautiful cards and I love that coffee paper you used on your first card!

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  23. Some really amazing cards Crystal! Great video of your no line coloring.

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  24. Beautiful Angie Girl cards.

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  25. Simply gorgeous cards.. so very beautiful

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  26. That no line coloring card is out of this world, wow wow wow.

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  27. These are all so beautiful! I love the hair on the first card, I love the white against the kraft on the second, and I absolutely love the background on the third card and her paper pieced top.

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  28. So elegant. Love the beautiful colors! Perfect for Mothers day! Thanks and Please continue to stay safe!

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  29. Love all the cards! I think Dream of Being is my favorite absolutely love the colors.

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  30. Pretty cards with these Angie girls! The coffee themed card is my favorite!

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  31. Wow! Crystal, these are stunning... they really showcase the breadth of your talent! Coloring, backgrounds, layouts... each card is so lovely... but I think my fav is the first... those colors and your coloring is superb! Congrats on the video!

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  32. These are so beautiful Crystal! I love the coffee themed one!

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  33. Wow! I love these cards! Your coloring on the first one is fantastic & pairs perfectly with the coffee paper. I'm really loving how you missed the stencils & colors on Daisy girl!

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  34. Wow Crystal, your cards are all amazing and that one with the coffee, Dream of Being, has me in total awe at the beautiful coloring. I am so impressed with the gorgeous cards that you shared with us.

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  35. Beautiful cards! The coffee one is my favorite. Absolutely love your coloring!

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