Saturday, June 6, 2020

~ Friends of Unity June 2020 Blog Hop ~

Hello there crafty friend!
Today is the day for the Friends of Unity Blog Hop and as always, I am super excited!! I love these hops! I can't wait to see the creations that my friends are sharing this month... so, let's get to it!


Our cue this month: Wings!! Such a fun cue with all kinds of possibilities!


My first card was totally inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches current sketch AND the paper scraps that were literally on my desk!! Love when this happens! Not only do I use up those scraps but I have a beautiful card to add to my stash! The glitter cardstock is from DCWV and it matches perfectly with the colors in the I Am Mom paper pad by Echo Park. I adhered the papers to a True Black card front measuring 4-1/4 x 5-1/2".


I then stamped the circle with type print from the 3 Times as Sweet kit and the butterfly from the June 2014 KOM called In Love with Love on white card stock with Memento Tuxedo black ink. I dried both images well with my Ranger Heat Tool. I knew I wanted to color the circle, but I didn't think it through... I just found some inks and got to coloring. I dabbed my Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink onto my glass mat and used my watercolor brush to color around the circle. I made sure to not use much water since I didn't use a water friendly black ink. This is where my fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants creating came in... lol! I wanted to add a slightly darker yellow so I searched through my Distress Markers and sadly, I only have Mustard Seed... a little darker than I had wanted but I colored the outer portion of the circle with that and then ended up going over the circle again with the Squeezed Lemonade to lighten it back up. Thankfully the black ink didn't bleed too much! And I really love how it turned out!


I colored the butterfly with the following Copic markers ~ RV10, RV11, R43, B000, B41, Y06, Y11. I stamped the sentiment from the Whit's Words kit with VersaFine Onyx black ink and then fussy cut the butterfly, the circle, and the sentiment. I adhered them all together {leaving the butterfly's wings free to fly} and then popped the circle up on the card with foam tape. Love it!

{You can click that photo to check out the challenge if you'd like!}


I'm playing along with the FMS438 sketch from the fabulous Freshly Made Sketches challenge blog!



I've been on a bit of a watercoloring kick with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I've really been having a lot of fun with them actually!!


I stamped the gorgeous dragonfly and sentiment from the Hope & Strength kit with VersaFine Onyx Black ink onto Canson XL 140lb watercolor paper and heat set it with my Ranger Heat Tool.


And then I got to watercoloring!! I even did some ink blending over a stencil! I had a blast making this card! I have a video to share of this one. I hope you'll check it out!




Now, a little surprise... I chose a random number from the comments of the May hop and I have a prize to send to the lucky winner!!!






Congrats SHartl!!! You're the lucky winner of a surprise giveaway!
Please email me at crystalominkler@gmail.com to claim your prize.
Prize must be claimed within two weeks. 


Thank you all SO MUCH for hopping along with us and commenting!! I appreciate it so very much! 

Let's get to the hopping...

Crystal <--- you're here

up next ---> Eileen








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

Inky Hugs,
Crystal





30 comments:

  1. Very pretty cards. I love the gorgeous butterfly and the little flowers on the wings. That's a great sketch, too. And the dragonfly is beautiful; love your stenciling.

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  2. I like both cards but have to admit that the dragonfly is my favorite. I enjoyed the wideo and watching you create.

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  3. so pretty, great video, you'll have to tell me how you got the video to show up and not just a like I have not yet figured that out.

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  4. Gorgeous In love with the dragonfly

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  5. Pretty and colorful butterfly and dragonfly cards. Congrats to your winner too.

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  6. Your cards are great. Love the sketch for the 1st one. The stenciling on the 2nd is so cool.

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  7. That dragonfly is just amazing - I love your cards today

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  8. Love the butterfly
    card with the black
    part. Lovely dragonfly.
    Carla from Utah

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  9. Beautiful. I love the dynamic look of your first card. That black makes those florals and your butterfly pop! I love it. Probably going to CASE that baby at some point.

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  10. Awesome winged critter cards! Love them both!

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  11. What a lovely card! I love the colors you used.

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  12. Pretty cards! I love how your first card really showcases the beautiful dsp.

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  13. kahoskins79@gmail.comJune 7, 2020 at 6:46 PM

    Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. So beautiful Crystal! I love both!

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  15. Beautiful cards! Very cheerful and feel like spring. Thank you for sharing.

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  16. What a great take on that sketch. The papers that you used complement the butterfly colors so beautifully and I love your CAS dragonfly card too. All perfect for spring

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  17. Beautiful cards! Your butterfly is so very pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  18. Beautiful cards, my friend. I love the design, patterns, and stamps on your first card. And I don't have that type print stamp set, it's awesome. And your second card is stunning. Love the video process on your coloring and masking with a stencil. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  19. Great cards Crystal, thank you so much, I feel the need to play with those new dragonflies!

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  20. Amazing colouring I love that cactus

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  21. Love both your cards, Crystal.. And your video is great. But my favorite part of your post... I absolutely adore your use of older kits.... the Three Times as Sweet Kit... love how you used that!

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  22. OOh, both of your card are so pretty but that dragonfly is just magical! I love the stenciled background too. Thank you for picking me as the lucky winner of your giveaway..already emailed you.

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  23. I can't decide which card I like more because they're so different from each other but both are gorgeous. The one with the butterfly has a vintage look and the patterned paper is so pretty. That dragonfly design is modern and popping with color. LOVE these!!

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  24. Pretty cards, especially that dragonfly card. Stay safe!

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  25. Beautiful butterfly and dragonfly cards! Pretty color combos!

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  26. Such beautiful cards again, love them all!!

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