Friday, 2 May 2014

Friday Focus

A trio of cards to share today all of them in response to Uniko Studio's ninth challenge which has a colour pallette and an Easter theme as starting points.

Now what I really love about Uniko Studio's challenges is that they say it's ok to use their themes as a starting point to inspire and to quote them "aren't sticklers when it comes to our rules".  So I took advantage of this and let the Easter bit go by the wayside and used other sentiments.

Judging by the number of attempts that landed in my bin I think I would have liked to have ignored the colours too.  I really stuggled with the yellows, greens and brown and would have loved to have added some purple, but obviously this would have been a step too far!  And besides it is supposed to be a challenge and left to my own devices every card would contain purple, so to work out of my comfort zone is no bad thing.


So I surprised myself and made two cards that I really like - and one that I actually love.  Here they are:


Supplies: 
Stamps: Uniko Studio, Flower Power #4
Inks: Memento, rich cocoa, bamboo leaves
Promarkers: buttercup, tulip yellow
Die: Lil'inker, stitched mats rectangles
Embellishments: glossy accents, button & thread



Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko Studio, Background Builders Vines, Natures Treasures 1, A sentiment from Flower Power #2
Inks: Memento, dandelion, rich cocoa, bamboo leaves
Die: Lil'inker, stitched mats rectangles & anytime tags
Embellishments: Hobby House pearls chocoalte heaven; twine; Kuretake, Wink of Stella clear

And my favourite:


Supplies:
Stamps: Unikos Studio, Background Builders Vines & a sentiment from Flower Power #1
Inks: Memento, rich cocoa, dandelion, bamboo leaves
Die: Clearly Besotted, Tag Along
Paper from my stash
Embellishments: doodlebug, sprinkles bumblebee collection; Kuretake, Wink of Stella clear 

So what do you think? Would love to hear your opinion.

Thanks for looking today.

Jane
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5 comments:

  1. Love your favorite card! Great design and great colours!

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  2. Fabulous cards all! And your fave is definitely my fave too - love that Vines set!!

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  3. WOW! A FABulous trio you've created and SO hard to choose a FAVE, but I am seriously LOVING the last one, how you've used the vines is stunning. Thanks so much for joining in on the Uniko Studio Challenge :) Hugs Bev x

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  4. oh my - so many lovely creations. You've been busy :) i do love that cute tag especially. Thanks for playing along with us at Uniko Studio.

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  5. Such beautiful cards, just stunning. Thank you so much for joining in the Uniko Challenge this month.

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