Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Going Wild: Growing in Unity Day 2

 I figured we could just expand upon the techniques and artist used yesterday with two projects for today.

Going Wild



The first is this adorable fall-esque card created with the Going Wild stamp set by yesterday's featured artist, Susan Weckesser. I stacked the cute animals on top of each other and used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color them to coordinate with this adorable patterned paper. A little Spectrum Noir Sparkle overlay and some glossy accents on the owl glasses and this image was complete.






I finished the inside of the card with a strip of leftover patterned paper and some leaves stamped on the edge.




This second card expands upon the ink smooshing from yesterday but I also added embossing paste and heat embossing to create this textured fun card. I even used some ribbon from my stash (GASP!)

Sorry Wine Does That


The texture is easier to see in this photo, it is basically a strip along the edge and just adds additional interest.



Be sure to leave a comment below for your chance to win some amazing Unity Stamps.

Products used to create these cards:

Going Wild stamp set can be purchased here:

Strathmore Bristol Smooth
Versafine onyx black ink
glossy accents
A Muse Studio button & twine
Lawnfawn patterned paper
Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
         23, 33, 36, 60, 64, 70, 71 & 72


Sorry Wine Does that stamp can be purchased here: 


Tim Holtz Watercolor Card Stock
Brown Card stock from Michaels
Ribbon from Stash
SSS Ultrafine Antique Gold Embossing Powder
Liquitex Modeling Paste
SSS Large Morrocan Stencil
Ranger Distress Ink
Twisted Citron
Cracked Pistachio 

57 comments:

  1. Wow! Your coloring skills blow me away Renee. This card really shows them off! :) super cute image - so glad you were able to squeeze in some creative time. XOXO

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    1. Thanks Chris, I'm still learning these Zigs.

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  2. LOVE, LOVE both cards. The workmanship is great and really like how you list all products used!! Now I'll wait to see what tomorrow brings.

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  3. I love both cards and how different they are from each other! Great choices for the stamp sets. TFS.

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    1. I don't particularly have a style except more clean and simple but sometimes the image dictates otherwise.

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  4. wonderful cards. like the owl and fox.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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    1. Susan knew what she was doing when she drew these critters, for sure!

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  5. I like both your cards. I always forget to use my ribbon. You have inspired me to try to remember because yours adds a lot to the card. Thanks for all the good ideas.

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    1. I hardly use ribbon or washi tape... I'm working on that though

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  6. I love when you use ribbon and the textures it gives the cards something new!

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  7. I thought I was the only one who hoarded my ribbon stash! Love your work these are beautiful cards!

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    1. I'm pretty sure everyone hoards ribbon... or at least I tell myself that so I feel normal.

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  8. I thought I was the only one who hoarded my ribbon stash! Love your work these are beautiful cards!

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  9. How cute to stack the animals. Such a cute card!

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    1. They looked like they needed to be stacked when I opened the stamp kit so I had to try to make it work

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  10. I really need to reach for my ribbon more. I love that your cards have dimension. Very professional and great coloring. I am inspired and looking forward to the rest of the week.

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    1. thank you Tonya, I hope you find more inspiration this week.

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  11. Both cards are great! I especially liked the fox and owl card. Who would have thought orange and turquoise would look so amazing together - but you did it! I too am a ribbon hoarder... it is hard to come out of Michael's or a dollar store without a least one spool. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. those were not colors I would normally pair, but they are striking. Probably because they are complimentary colors, but I'll say the paper dictated the color combo

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  12. Your first card ... I adore! I love owls & he's so handsome! And that fox is pretty darned cute!!
    And love both the color & all the lovely texture on your 2nd card.

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    1. The first one sure is fun! thanks for stopping by

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  13. Both are cute and I like how you made the inside of the first card special too. I have been trying to do that more (along with using up my stash).

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    1. I try to finish most of the insides of my cards, even if it is just stamping the image again in a light ink. It makes a big difference.

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  14. I really love the patterned papers you used in your first card. I am always reaching for my DP and never make a card without some! Your second card is very pretty too.

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    1. I try to use DP on most cards. I found a few ladies on youtube that are experts and I'm trying to up my DP game!

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  15. Awesome cards, the paper colors are perfect for the colored owl & fox!

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    1. Thank you! I thought they looked like fall critters and needed a fall color scheme

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  16. Both cards are great but really love the owl and fox card. You do know that I'm going to have to order the owl and fox stamps now , don't you !!

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    1. It became one of my favorites fairly quickly. I'd enable this purchase. ;)

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  17. I love those critters! Added to my wish list!!

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    1. They will end up well loved if you get them. So much fun for sure

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  18. These two cards are amazing. Love the colors and of course anything with cute critters! Zig markers are on my wish list! :)

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    1. I've had my zig markers for a while and am still really learning them. I suggest tons of youtube videos and practice. As you can see, I'm still in the practice zone.

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  19. I just love that lil owl and fox. A fave set for me.

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    1. they are super cute. And will be well loved in my collection, for sure.

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  20. I love that little fox....they turned out sweet

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    1. he is so handsome, I can imagine him on a groom's card.

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  21. The owl and fox card is so darn cute!! I love it ;-)

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    1. Thank you Terry. I appreciate the comment and you stopping by.

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  22. I love both of these cards! The fox and owl is so cute. Love the colors you used. Really cool background on the other card. Sentiment is funny too! Love your creations. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Valerie. All these comments are making my whole week

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  23. love the colours of the smooshing one!!!! lovely

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    1. The colors were very "Spring" weren't they. And we all need some spring about now.

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  24. OMG! The fox and owl are adorable! Your coloring skills are awesome!

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    1. oh my, the coloring is a work in progress with these zig markers. I reach for my copics far more and need to really practice with them. but thank you.

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  25. Love using glossy accents. Love the card!

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    1. It adds that extra something when you don't want bulk, that is for sure.

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  26. Your work is gorgeous! Love the coloring & paper used for the cute owl & fox!

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  27. More fabulous ink smooshing! Love the plaid on the fall card!

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    1. I'm a fan of that plaid as well. almost hoarded it.

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  28. Great cards! LOVE that fox and owl! Great coloring and details!

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    1. Thanks Denise. I wasn't sure they would be "my kind of images" but they ended up being exactly what I needed to color that day. And I've loved this card ever since.

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