Friday 17 July 2015

Uniko Challenge #23

Time for a new challenge at Uniko and this month we're asking for black and white with the optional twist of a splash of colour. We've got two fantastic Guest Designers joining us for July - Anita and Julie B - so be sure to check out their blogs and leave them some love.

I've got a couple of cards to share with you and hopefully get your creativity sparked. Here's the first:

I smooshed a splash of pool ink and some drips of black onto watercoloured card stock early in the morning and then left it to dry until later. I find this early morning watercolouring works best for impatient me because there's no time to stamp on top of it and I just have to walk away from it.

I wanted to create a sort of washi tape look on top of the smooshed ink and stamped chevrons and that awesome sentiment. Then I finished off by adding some star clusters and an off set extra star raised up on a pad to the sentiment.

Stamps: Uniko, All Occasion Sentiments #2, Background Builders Chevrons, Balloon Bash
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black; SU, coastal cabana
Die: Lil'inker, stitched mats rectangles

My next card is something completely different. I had this idea to create a pile of presents and used a few different Uniko stamps for the wrapping paper.

I just added a few touches of lime green as my splash of colour - really lifts the card I think.

Stamps: Uniko, A Gift For You, Background Builders Squared, Strik A Pose
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Dies: Cuttlebug, bow; Spellbinders, classic squares large; Lawn Fawn, large stitched square stackables
Embellishments: twine from my stash; Wink of Stella, clear

As always Bev has some really generous prizes on offer, check them out on the Uniko blog

I'm sure you've already visited the other DT blogs to see their fabulous cards, but if not make sure you do. Find their links here.

Thanks for your time today, I appreciate your visit. And keep crafting!

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  1. Two fab cards, love how you made those pressies Jane. So happy to be your GD this month. :)

  2. Both FAB and quite different from one another


  3. 2 funky and fabulous cards Jane, Love the colours, smooshing and stamping on the first but think my favourite is the stack of pressies with the gift stamp set. Looks fantastic and loving the wrapping papers! Sarah x

  4. Two awesome cards, love the ink smooshing on the first, such a fun technique and it produces such wonderful results. Your second card is so FUN and you have created a wonderful design using stamps in such a creative way. Hugs Bev x

  5. these are fab jane, love them

  6. Two very different cards, Jane, but both fabulous. Love the smooshing with the crisp black, and the pool and lime inks were fab choices. Lovely to be joining you all this month x

  7. Two awesome cards!! WOW, Jane!! xoxo


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