Thursday, July 18, 2013

Unity Thursday {again}

It's an exciting
with Unity Stamp Co.

We have an awesome 
new release
with a fabulous new
artist for Unity. 
Please welcome
Stephanie Ackerman. 

I know you're gonna love 
what she has  designed. 

I used this new stamp
{small things}

and some mixed media products to 
make this card.

I created my own background with an embossing folder and some
Gelatos. I then added some Gesso  over the top to help 
mute the colors and then 
added some stitching around the edges.
  I am playing along with Mona's new
Mixed Media no.3. I loved the colors of this challenge. 

After my background was complete
 I added some acrylic paints and a bit of doodling 
to the edges of the sentiment panel. 
I tucked in a few swirls from my Fancy Flourishes Die-namics
were added behind the words. 
One more detail I added was a few of the aqua enamel dots. 

It's also time for the new
Be{inspired} Challenge!!!

I'm hopping along this week
because I couldn't wait to 
play with these new 
stamps and with this challenge!

These colors are fantastic!!!
some of my favorite, right now. 

I made birthday card for this one, using this month's special stamp set. 
It's so cool and  you'll want to get it at 
the special pricing while you can. 

While I still had out my Gelatos, I added some color to this 
specialty woodgrain kraft paper. 

The stars are from last month's SMAK kit. 

I was able to add multiple colors to my sentiment by
masking off portions of it before adding each color. 
I gave it a huff and stamped it. 
I added some distress ink along the edges. 

Thanks for checking me out today.
there is MORE to see. 
Karen is up next. 
She has a gorgeous canvas to share today.

If you get lost along the way
be sure to hop on over to the Unity Blog
for all the details. 



  1. Really fun designs with the new sentiment sets, Lisa!

  2. Lisa, both your cards are amazing! I absolutely love the texture on the first, and the second the colors and stamps are stunning!

  3. Amazing cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. LOVE these cards Lisa! Beautiful!!

  5. wow...thats a adoarable n gorgeous card.

  6. Great cards! Loving the backgrounds too, especially how you customized the woodgrain to suit!

  7. LOOOOOOVE the background you've created on that first card-- LOVE the dots and the embossing... stitching... and EVERYTHING about this card!

    LOVE your second card too... esp. that twine! And the colors! LOVE it all, Lisa!!!

    THANKS for stopping by my blog this week-- I'm sorry I've been so busy that I haven't returned the favor! Hopefully I will get some time this weekend! I need to be inspired:) LOVE visiting your blog <3

  8. How cute!! Love the colors and the add paint to the sentiment on your mixed media card. Great cards all around.


  9. Lisa, your birthday card is great but I LOVE the small things stamp and card, amazing. Thank you.

  10. Oh, I LOVE the colors of the Mother Teresa quote card!! So pretty with an elegant touch!!
    <3 J

  11. What a gorgeous background on your mother Theresa card! And the birthday card is so happy with oodles of fun details!

  12. Love both cards! I really love the quote!

  13. Great mixed media cards! I want to get my gelatos out and play now :-)

  14. Wow these are terrific. Nice showcase of these fun new sets. So tempted to get these.

  15. Your cards are great. Love the blue one - so pretty.

  16. Fabulous cards, love the efcts of both....

  17. Both your cards are amazing! I really love the mixed media background on the first, hope I get time to try out that technique this weekend! TFS

  18. Love how you used these stamps, great cards!

  19. Your cards are really creative! Love your work!

  20. CUTE CUTE CUTE!!! Now I just HAVE to have this sentiment!!! Thank you for inspiring us!!

  21. Fabulous cards Lisa! I love them both! I love how you used gelatos on the embossed background! So pretty! Thanks so much for joining along with A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

  22. Just beautiful ... love the mixed media technique!! Thanks for sharing!

    Jo xx

  23. These doodled sentiments look like so much fun to color! Wonderful cards!

  24. Lisa loving both your cards...great background on your mixed media one!
    Tracy xxx

  25. love these stamps! great cards

  26. Fabulous them both...great job!!!

  27. Lisa, LOVE your BG with the embossing and stitching and that sentiment with the heart is so FAB! Thx for playing with us at A Mixed Media Color Challenge!


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