Saturday, April 4, 2020

Friends of Unity, April blog hop!

Welcome to the friends of Unity blog hop.  This Month we have a sketch challenge.   I happen to really like sketches.   I was inspired by a card Bobbie Sue sent me, for this sketch.   If you see a card you like you can drawl a sketch to inspire you later.  Take the layout and make it your own.   I have tons of sketches pinned on pinterest you can find that board here!  If your looking for further inspiration.

The Sketch!




    For this first card, I used Thrive always and a sentiment from Jane girl.   I took the lighter gina k ink and just used a brush to make a pattern that would fit behind my image, after that I took a shade darker Tranquil teal and used a stencil to go over it.  This adds a little texture.  colored the image with zig markers, added some enamel dots from Gina Marie design.  This is super quick and easy,  my hope is to show you how to make a few quick cards with little effort and big results.



 This next card I used a flower from Blossoms beauty, and a sentiment from I am with you.  I smooshed shabby shutters in oxide and regular distress in the background, I tried to match the color of the leaf and the enamel dots.   I went ahead and took the picked raspberry oxide and inked the edges to pull in the pink from not only the enamel dot but the flower as well. 




For my final card today, I wanted to leave you with a little humor.    Most of the country is staying in and social distancing, and worried about the toilet paper supply (our town is still out, thank God, I bought a big pack just before this all started)  Anyway, I took a stencil and inked an area  around the image with distress oxide dried marigold.  I used oxide  on the edge with tumbled glass, added matching enamel dots  from gina marie design.  I like to pick the enamel dots first then match my colors.   She has great sets with a few colors so it's easy to get some color inspiration.  I struggle with color theory.  The stamp is called Crappy day!


Before I leave you I want you to know that I am thinking of all you, I am very worried about all of us.  My husband is a nurse and I work in dental, and am still working.  It's scary and anxiety is high for a lot of us right now.  Take a little time go in your craft space where ever that is and just create, smoosh some ink, color, what ever it takes, to bring your self a little peace at this extremely scary time.  Peace to you!

Stay Safe and Healthy my crafty friends.


If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop visit our wonderful leader Crystal HERE!

To continue on the journey go visit the wonderful Amber , you can find her HERE!

All the enamel dots can be found HERE!

One last thing, I am up on the Unity blog with the monthly challenge.  I'll be there every Thursday with inspiration.  I'd love for you to go take a look and play along.  Go visit the Unity blog HERE! and click on Aprils challenge, that will lead you to the show n tell page!

Happy Crafting,

Dawn

36 comments:

Bobbie Sue McConathy said...

I love all 3 cards, my friend. I love how you layered the background in card #1. I need to think outside the box and do that! Card #2 stole my heart. Oh my, beautiful. Amazing background. Card #3 gave me a great chuckle. Cheeky and adorable! I love your heart. Thank you for letting us all know you are thinking of us. So excited to have you on the Unity Blog!

Natasha V said...

I love these! They are all awesome! That floral is stunning!

Meg Crawford said...

Wow! You really did showcase the sketch layout well with the 3 cards you made! The background with an image fussy cut and placed on it is something I typically don't think of. I will have to check that out!

Wilma DeG said...

What beautiful cards! The 2nd card is breathtaking. I love your use of stencils for the background in the other two. (I like using sketches and seeing how others interpret them.) I can't believe you're still working... my dentist closed except for emergencies last month. Will be praying for you guys!

Scrappy said...

Awesome cards. Love the TP one. Thank you for your inspiration.

cghundley said...

This sketch works
good for all kinds
of designs. Your
cards are lovely!
Carla from Utah

Joyce Verdon said...

Wonderful cards, Dawn! You nailed the sketch and I just love the backgrounds and stencils you used to offset the images. And as far as coloring... they were all perfect! Great job on these pretty cards!

Brandy said...

Adorable on this blog hop

Linda Vigil said...

Love the cards Dawn, and I am catching your sketch fascination! When I get around to joining pinterest I will be looking you up! Thanks especially for the 2nd card, everyone needs these reminders!!! May the Lord bless and keep you and your husband during this time.

Shelfer said...

Love all three cards! But appreciate the inspiration with the succulent ❤️ I have been looking at this kit and wanting to use it!

Amy said...

These are fab! Gonna take your inspiration and try a take or two on this sketch as well. Nicely done!!

Glennis F said...

I love your interpretation of this sketch - well done!

Jhays said...

Love the stenciling behind the images! perfect combo for this sketch! I especially love the succulent in the pot!

Amber said...

Thank you so much to you and your hubby for continuing to be in essential care right now during this intense time in our history. I hope you stay safe and healthy...and keep finding ways to ease your mind from the worry ....(more crafty time )....
And these projects are wonderful - that background on the 1st card is so creative (you inspired me). And right now we all need to laugh - that toilet paper card did that. Thank you!

Sue D said...

I like the backgrounds on your pretty and funny cards. Stay safe!

Dawn Fields said...

Love all these! Thanks for your encouraging words. You stay safe too, my friend.

Crystal O. Minkler said...

Oh my goodness... I love the different background techniques you used!! So creative! I love all of your cards! I'm praying for you and your family, my friend! Hugs!

Sue Y said...

Beautiful cards, can’t wait to try that sketch

EM said...

Pretty

Salnclts said...

I love all 3 cards! Great colors! I pray you and your husband stay safe during this pandemic.

Beth said...

Love all your cards! I can't wait to try something using this sketch! Thanks so much for sharing!

rachel duong said...

I love your tp card. It is awesome and I love the little backgrounds you used too. Great cards, thanks for the inspiration.

Elizabeth Roberts said...

The TP card is so appropriate for right now! Great cards!

Dorothy Green said...

All three of your cards are super. The florals are so subtle and pretty. The toilet paper one made me smile. Praying for you and yours in this time of uncertainty... may we all keep our eyes focused on Jesus who gave up everything for us because of his great love!❤️

Eileen Mathys said...

Love your choice for the sketches! The floral is my favorite... must be the colors you used.

Becca Yahrling said...

Wonderful cards following this great sketch. Sure hope we're all laughing forever about the T.P. madness.

MadeByMeghanK said...

OMG! These are all fabulous but my favorite is the TP of course! TOO CUTE!

Carole S said...

All three are great cards, and that last one made me laugh out loud. Thanks for the inspiration!

scrappin' GA peach said...

Love all 3 cards...the TP card is too fun! :)

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Great cards, my friend. Love the stenciled backgrounds, I need to practice that and work with that more. Love your stamps, the sentiments you chose, and the humorous one too. Gotta have some humor in all this chaos. You and your family is my thoughts and prayers. Hang in there! Thanks for the inspiration!

JoAnne Victoria said...

I love your color choices and the stencil backgrounds. The TP card was timely, but all your cards are beautiful.

Linda said...

Love what you have done with all of these cards! The background on each is perfect!

Linda Abel

Shelly Schmidt said...

How I love all three of these cards, I really love this sketch and how masterfully you have done the backgrounds! Love the floral one and the third one made me laugh!

Karenladd said...

Isn't it great how you can use the same sketch for three such different looks and themes! Love the sweet succulent, gorgeous flower and hilarious TP design. Hope you and your husband stay safe during this stressful period and a shout out to you and all the other health care workers!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the backgrounds you created for these images! The tp roll is so timely!

SHartl said...

These cards are just awesome, and I really like the stenciling behind your succulent. That one with the tp is a welcome bit of humor in this difficult time. Hoping that you and your husband stay well and can hang in there.

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