Thursday 30 January 2020

Uniko January Release In Review & Brand Ambassador Blog Hop

YAY! I'm so pleased you dropped by today as I am showcasing some of the new January release from Uniko and have details about how to win two stamp sets.

And take a look at how I've used them in my showcase:

First up is the beautiful Hello Lovely peony cluster stamp. I prepared a background using three colours of distress ink and an older stamp, Large Background French Script and then stamped the peonies and greeting on top. I added extra colour using oil pencils to make the flowers pop even more.

Inks: Versafine Clair, nocturne, SU, smoky slate; Ranger distress, bundled sage, pine needles, peeled paint
Colours: Miya oil pencils
Embellishments: Pretty Pink Posh, clear drops

And I've sort of fallen in love with the Hello Lovely stamps and created another card using them combined with Background Blocks Scattered Hearts.

I stamped and hand cut the peony cluster and then used this as a guide to add colours around the edges using water colour brush pens - a technique I learnt by watching a Toni Darroch Youtube video. Once this was dry I stamped the hearts on top. Then I stuck the peonies down and stamped the greeting. The final touch was to flick gold glitter paint over using a paintbrush.

Stamps: Uniko, Hello Lovely, Background Blocks Scattered Hearts
Ink: Versafine Clair, nocturne
Colours: Arteza water brush pens; Jen Hadfield, gold glitter spray

My final card for today uses the Background Blocks Scattered Hearts paired up with greetings from You Are Sentiments Outlined.

I used a Kaleidacolor ink pad to get the variation in colours and then chopped up the sentiments after stamping them to create a whole new greeting. Such a fabulous way to extend the use of stamps!

Stamps: Uniko, Background Blocks, Scattered Hearts, You Are Sentiments Outlined
Ink: Versafine Clair, nocturne; Kaleidacolor, berry bliss

So would you like to know what the prize is for this blog hop? And of course how to win it!

Well simply visit all the DT who are taking part in this hop and leave a comment on each blog before midnight on Thursday 6th February 2020 and it could be you! 

Oh and the prize - Hello Lovely and You Are Sentiments Outlined clear stamp sets - and I've featured both these sets on my post today.

Here's the blog hop order:

Jane - that's me

Thanks for looking and good luck with winning the prize - I hope it's you!

And keep crafting!

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  1. I really like the last card, it's so clean and perfect. I love the multi-coloured hearts.

  2. Your backgrounds for these florals is amazing and coloring just soooooo perfect!

  3. Beautiful cards, Jane! I'm hoping my package arrives soon; I 'need' to play with the Hello Lovely and hearts sets! So much inspiration from you and the team using these sets...

  4. Those little hearts look fab in the shades of purple and pink. I agree with you about the peony cluster stamp, its fab as are your cards. :)

  5. Amazing cards Jane. So much depth with the layered images. Hugz

  6. Gorgeous peony cards.Love your coloring.

  7. Beautiful colors for your lovely peony cards, and I love the card with the scattered hearts and awesome outline sentiment!

  8. Beautiful cards your colouring.

  9. Gorgeous cards, I love the very different ways you have used the peony stamp.

  10. I know I commented on facebook but commenting here too for the blog hop. Really love the background to this stamped image Jane. Great inspiration. Thanks, Stef x

  11. Love the background, goes well with the peonies

  12. Such gorgeous cards, love the floral stamp, beautiful coloring.

  13. Absolutely gorgeous Jane. The first two cards are stunning and the colouring so beautiful.

  14. amazing colouring and the backgrounds!

  15. Fabulous showcase for the new release. Gorgeous colour choices and I love the inky backgrounds xx


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