Thursday, June 11, 2015

random fun stuff...

Hello my wonderful friends!

It's time for another Unity hop!
(and sale!)

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So, totally random and off topic, but guess what I found in my yard this week...
Yup... check out this mother-to-be! I'm so excited to see little 'humming babies' (as my friend calls them). 

Ok... back to stamping...


This week, I decided to play around with an idea I had and made a canvas chalkboard for my niece.   I started out with a canvas board that I covered with several coats of chalkboard paint. After giving it plenty of time to dry, I used a stencil and texture paste to give the edges some dimension.



I sprayed the paste with various Distress inks to give them a nice bright color... I then used the Faber-Castell PITT artist pen (white 101) to ink up the little butterfly in Unity's Gina and Me kit... it stamped beautifully over the chalkboard paint! I then sprayed some more distress ink over the stamped images so they would be a little less stark white. 

Of course, I had to test it out... The chalk wrote and erased beautifully! (don't mind the bad handwriting.... it isn't my strongest point.)




This sweet set is brand new... And I LOVE it! It is just in time too... I'm in need of a baby card for a family member! YAY!

(see that little heart charm hanging off the bow? It's actually an old earring.. I lost it's mate years and years ago, but kept this one because I loved it. It finally has a new life, and I'm super happy about that!)



I ADORE this set! It's absolutely perfect for super simple (yet stunning) watercoloring...
Check it out....


video

Ok.. enough of me yapping. LOL! Have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy the hop, and check out the new stamps and sales at UNITY!

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Enjoy!






23 comments:

Gaylynn said...

Lovely projects, Kassi. Always unique and pretty. I also like seeing your beautiful photography, especially the bird nest.

Ruby said...

Great video Kassi. Thanks for the inspiration. The cards are gorgeous.

Brittany M. said...

Such lovely projects! The bird photo was such a delight too...i love spring!

jennifer mitten said...

Fabulous cards, especially that floral watercolor!

Immi said...

I loved your cards and the cool canvas, too.

D.Ann C said...

Love, love LOVE that cluster of buds!!! Thanks for the video... bookmarked it to give it a whirl some day!

Shelly Bowe said...

Amazing work! The chalkboard canvas is a very clever idea along with mixing Perfect pearls with water colors! Thank you for sharing the video!

Amanda Rhodes said...

I love the Cluster of Buds card & thanks for sharing the video!

Karen Conner said...

Simply LOVE the Cluster of Buds stamp! Have a great day!

Kris B said...

Wonderful cards! Thanks for the awesome video! Going to get out my perfect pearls this weekend! That flower is stunning!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Love all your projects (& the news of the hummingbird!). The card for the baby is really adorable; love that set!

Lisa Rodriguez said...

Such amazing work!!

Deborah345 said...

Ahhh I love humming birds, so tiny and delicate. What a wonderful blessing to be able to see her raise her young.

Karenladd said...

All the cards are wonderful but your last one is amazing! Loved seeing the process in your video!

Michele Henderson said...

Beautiful card! Love the great colors!

Diana Soling said...

AMAZING!! Such beautiful work. Thanks for the video on watercoloring. Love anything that makes it easier!

Mary Holshouser said...

You are so lucky to get to see the hummingbird next. We have lots of hummers around but I've never seen a nest.
got so excited about the birds that I forgot the details of the card. I know it has flowers and it is pretty.
thanks for sharing.

beth said...

Beautiful cards. So cute using the earring.

Sweet April said...

Amazing projects,all of them so special and lovely.

Sherry Butcher said...

Great cards, love this LAUNCH!

Sue D said...

Lovely cards and love the chalkboard canvas.

D- said...

Your cards and your chalkboard are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

ionabunny said...

Love the flowers and that sentiment. Hugz