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:

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

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:

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.



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

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

  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

  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.

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


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