Saturday, 25 June 2016

Uniko - June Release Bloghop

Hurray and Aloha! Today's the day when the Uniko DT get to share their creations using the tropically terrific new June release.

 

And what an absolutely fantastic release too! Hot or what? My craft desk has not seen such colourful creations before and I've had a brilliant blast working right outside of my usual style!


This toucan is just terrific and I did my research and it seems they do come in other colours rather than the well known Guiness version! Ooh, fabulous fun with my promarkers.


Loving how the slightly speckled effect watercolour paper gives adds a touch of realism to his feathers.

Supplies:
Uniko, Paradise & Paradise Leaves
Inks: Ranger distress, peacock feathers, mustard seed, lucky clover; Memento, tuxedo black
Promarkers: azure, mint green, tulip yellow, ruby

Next it's the turn of those wonderful hibiscus flowers. Check out those vibrant tones muted down by the addition of a parchment paper strip.


I'm thinking this might just be my new all time favourite Uniko flower, but I can be fickle as I love using them all!

Supplies:
Stamps: Paradise
Inks: Staz On, jet black; SU, cucmber crush, pumpkin pie, wisteria wonder, melon mambo

My next card combines a previously released stamp set that fits the new release like a glove.


A little more research revealed that these birds also come in amazingly stunning colours - how breathtaking it must be to see them in real life!


Having stamped and coloured him in such vibrant colours I couldn't resist giving him the Wink of Stella treatment - he even outshines that flower!

Supplies:
Stamps: Paradis, Paradise Hummingbird & Flower Power #7 for the eye
Inks: Memento, grape jelly, pear tart, lilac posies, tuxedo black
Promarkers: azure, mint green, ivory, pink carnation
Die: MFT Die-namics, Inside/Out Stitched Circles
Wink of Stella

I usually only make three cards for the release, but as we had a little more time this month and I couldn't actually bear to put these stamps away I've a fourth and final card to share today.


Another brightly coloured toucan posing against a jungly background! I used a stencil with rainforesty shades of green and popped it behind a stitched circle die cut. 


And Mr 'Bob' is sitting resplendent surveying his world!

Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Paradise & Paradise Leaves
Inks: Su, wild wasabi, cucmber crush, daffodil delight
Promarkers: tulip yellow, leaf green, azure, raw sienna, burnt orange
Die: MFT Die-namics, Inside/Out Stitched Circles
Stencil: TCW, mini webbing

 Phew! Have you made it this far? You're a star! So now for the bloghop order and the chance to win the entire new release plus the hummingbird set:

Jane - that's me

Thanks for looking at my little bit of internet paradise today and good luck with your quest to win!

Ans as always keep crafting!

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26 comments:

  1. So many beautiful cards. They give a total summery feel

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  2. Ooooohhh your 1st card with Bob the Toecan is just amazing.
    Like all your other cards toooo.

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  3. Beautiful cards, wonderful release.

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  4. Brilliant cards! Love the watercolour background of the first one but the second's CAS design is stunning too and the next too have lovely colours. Great work!

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  5. You have done an amazing job! Bob sure is a winner :) Love the bright colours you have used.

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  6. Eye-candy! What a fabulous array of tropical-themed cards you've designed to dazzle us! Bright flowers, handsome Bob, pretty backgrounds...you've covered the 'awe' spectrum wonderfully!
    ~carol

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  7. Wow, your first card is stunning with that perfect yellow & green BG to showcase Bob. All of your cards are so pretty & colorful. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  8. Beautiful selection of cards! Tropical delights! xxx

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  9. Such fabulous cards! I especially love your first toucan card...such a wonderful colorful background you created. It's bright and fun and I love it.

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  10. Beautiful cards Jane! Love them all.

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  11. Personalized gifts are the most thoughtful. I know I'd love them to pieces.

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  12. Love how all your cards are different Jane - lots of lovely inspiration and chock-a-block with vibrant colours! X

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  13. Fabulous inspiration, love them all. Cara x

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  14. A fabulous showcase of the paradise sets Jane, full of cheery colours and fun designs. Loving the vibrant toucan with his bold coloured beak - I was torn with using those colours too having looked them up on the internet - but not as brave as you! Sarah x

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  15. What a fabulous bunch of cards! The toucans are my favorites!!

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  16. Beautiful cards! I love your coloring on Bob the toucan!

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  17. Stunning cards! I am in love with these sets.

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  18. Your cards are just amazing. I am in love with that wonderful toucan!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  19. All of your cards are so AWESOME!!! I especially love the hibiscus one - such bright, vivid colors -and just so well done!! Loved seeing your projects!!

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  20. WOW! You really have knocked these sets out of the park Jane! Your cards are amazing and showcase the sets so well. Thank you so much for your continued hard work, promotion and support of me and Uniko. Hugs Bev x

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  21. So beautiful creations. Great colors!

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  22. So beautiful creations. Great colors!

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  23. Such great cards Jane! My favorite is the 2nd one with the vellum! Love the pattern you've created ;)

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  24. Wow! Gorgeus cards! I love the beautiful colours!!! And the toucan is so cute!!!!

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  25. Wow!!! stunning cards, each and every one of them! I especially love the CAS boldness of your hibiscus card with the colors you used and the vellum strip.

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  26. I'm having such fun hopping along on this blog hop. Everyone has created such fab designs with the new stamps and all so different! Your hibiscus and parchment one really stopped me in my tracks- just stunning! So bold, crisp and clean! Thanks for sharing. Lou x

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