Saturday 24 February 2018

Uniko February Release - Introducing Spring Botanicals Daffodil

Today's Uniko introduction to the February new release is just one mega stamp set and a real beauty that thoroughly deserves to have the day to itself!

I expect you've already guessed the image from the sneak peek and yes you're correct it is a daffodil. A beautiful addition to the Spring Botanicals range. I'm kicking off with my favourite purples - a bit of a unusual colour choice for a daffodil I can hear you thinking.  Well you're probably right, but I think it works.

A really simple composition using a bit of masking on the stalk of the daffodil and some careful placement of the stamp to prevent them from overlapping.

The sentiment is also from this set and is one of my favourite positive thinking quotes.

Stamsp: Uniko, Spring Botanicals: Daffodil 
Ink: Mememnto, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, Y12, Y18, BV11, E000

Next I've an easel card to share. It's been a long time since I've made an easel card, but it just seemed the daffodil was begging for a more unusual presentation. 

This was not the easiest of styles to photograph, but I think you can get the idea. I started by creating a little background of a blue sky and rolling hills and then stamped and hand cut the daffodil. It is such a beautiful daffodil too, don't you think?

The floor of the easel used up an odd piece of left over brusho stencilling and the catch for the easel to rest on is another uplifting sentiment from this stamp set.

Stamps: Uniko, Spring Botanicals: Daffodil
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black; Brusho, yellow & turquoise
Stencil: Uniko, Lattice
Die: Lil'inker, stitched mats rectangles
Pens: Copic, Y13, Y18, Y35, YR16, YG11, YG13, YG17

And my final share for today is a strightforward watercoloured card.

I stamped and heat embossed the daffodil using clear  embossing powder and then coloured it using Brusho powders mixed with a little water.  I then finished off by flicking a little of the yellow brusho to achieve the speckled effect near the grass.

The greeting is from the same stamp set - there's quite a few really lovely and very useful greetings included with the daffodil image set. I left the bottom edge straight but hand cut round the rest of the greeting - reminds me of when I was a teacher and used to do this to help children see the shape of words when they were learning to read.

Stamps: Uniko, Spring Botanicals: Daffodil
Inks: Brusho, yellow, orange & green; Versamark + clear embossing powder

If you'd like to see more of this stamp set in action go visit the rest of the Uniko DT blogs - links HERE.  Tomorrow I'll be introducing some new Uniko stencils so be sure to come back and see me again.

Thanks for your time today, it's been great to have your company.

And keep crafting! 

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  1. I think the purple works, after all it is the complementary colour to yellow. These cards are 3 fab showcases. :)

  2. Wow! I think they'are all fabulous. Really like the way the daffodil stands out on the easal card, and the water colour one is just gorgeous. So pretty! xx

  3. Whether sporting soft purple, or positioned on an easel, or beautifully Brusho-ed (which I've now transformed into a verb), your daffodils are *the* stars of the stage! A trio of truly lovely, ingenious showcases!

  4. 3 absolute beauties Jane. Love the tumbling daffodil heads and I think the lilac colour works brilliantly with them. Your easel card is super bright and cheery and uses some clever techniques then your brusho magic. Can't believe you managed to control those little specs of pigment to colour the bloom so perfectly.

  5. Pretty variety of daffodil cards.

  6. Wow three wonderful creations...all so different and eye catching. Clever use of the different techniques.

  7. Lovely bunch of
    cards and great
    Carla from Utah

  8. WOW ! You rocked with this stamp set, Jane ! They are all so different but so gorgeous. Love the first one with only the daffodils heads, the second one is a new to me technique, but it is so beautiful, and the last one is a stunner which is screaming for Spring with those vibrant colours ! Incredible work with the Brushos !

  9. Three stunning cards Jane. Love how you created three wonderful and different designs with the Daffodil stamp xx

  10. WOW!!! These are stunning .... each one is so different. A great showcase for that gorgeous daffodil xx

  11. Beautiful cards! Love the fabulous colors you used! Love this gorgeous daffodil stamp set!

  12. Love your daffodil cards - so pretty.

  13. Great variety of ideas Jane with the different compositions and coloring mediums. Fab! X


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