Saturday, August 28, 2010

Hello Sunshine

 
For some reason they never wake easy. I poke, I prod, I move limbs. They are like bumps on a log. Every now and then, though, I throw open the curtains and state quite loudly "hello sunshine!". If I'm lucky, they'll slowly open one eye, then the other, and then they mutter...Mutter about it being too bright, but alas, they are awake and moving! Mission accomplished!

All Things Unity is having a Style Challenge. I grabbed the only Unity Set I had and went to work, trying to come up with a graphic, non cute-sy design that doesn't focus on the frog in the set. I first clear embossed the clouds on kraft paper and then colored the exposed areas with ink. I've never tried this technique before and quite like it. Suites my clean and graphic style. I'll be giving this to someone as a get well or thinking about you card...someday.

Ooh, and did you see the blog candy offered up by The Button Junkie, SherryAnn? Find out about it here, it's amazing.

Supplies Used: 
Cardstock: (Kraft) Papertrey Ink
Stamp: (Cloud from Leap for Life) Unity, (Rays from You're Dandy) Practicing Creativity Designs
Ink: (More Mustard, Summer Sun, Rose Red, Cameo Coral, Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Ballet Blue Pigment) Stampin' Up (Watermark) Versamark
Other: (Sentiment Sticker) SRM Stickers

46 comments:

  1. Fabby technique Karen, really effective. Love your choice of colours too,
    Love Sarita xx

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  2. Gorgeous card Karen - complete Karen style that I adore...and loved your description...my 7 year old is so hard to wake up...he is a complete night owl...so morning is not his favorite time! Had to nudge him several times to get up for soccer this morning!!

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  3. Ooohhhhhhhh.......I love it!!!!

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  4. Totally graphic, especially with those rays of light! I love the emboss resist techinque but never do it enough LOL!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  5. I totally love this style. it just gorgeous and such a happy card. Hello Sunshine back to you dear..may it filled your weekends with its warmth :D

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  6. Karen...I love that our SRM Sticker said exactly what you wanted to say! That makes me happy. Your card is beautiful. Good luck on that challenge.

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  7. This is a great card- completely representative of your wonderful style! I love the technique you used- and the rays are the perfect backdrop!! :D

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  8. you always have the greatest techniques, karen! this card just shines with your style:) thanks for playing with us this week!

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  9. Love it, totally my kind of card... and I'm jealous that your boys sleep in, yawn.

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  10. Beautifully graphic and colorful, Karen. I've never tried this technique either, but it looks fantastic with the cloud stamp. Love those sun rays, too!

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  11. Wow Karen - what a great technique & I'm loving those sun rays!

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  12. wow - this is stunning!! love the colors and the rays you added in the background as well.

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  13. How beautiful! I love this card! The rays and colors and sentiment, all are perfect!

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  14. I love the sunshine and the clouds that seem to move in the changing sky. Superb!

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  15. Very nice indeed Karen. I love the cloud stamp and the sun rays. The resist technique is one I always forget about, but so effective eh?

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  16. Fabulous card and design. Love the rays. The one and only thing I like about where we have moved is, it is sunny every day. :)

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  17. Wow! This is stunning and so clean! I love the colors you decided to use. Hope you have a great rest of the weekend!

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  18. oh I gasped out loud when I saw this beautiful card pop up in my Google Reader. It's going straight to the top of my 'favourites' list. I love the design and the colours, and you're so clever in how you put it together. A truly fantastic card!

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  19. Ohhh...love the beautiful design and the colors really pop.

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  20. You are definitely talented in Clean and Grphic style!! I LOVE this!!

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  21. Wow Karen! I love the pop of colors! What a fantastic card! :)

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  22. Wow Karen! I love the pop of colors! What a fantastic card! :)

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  23. Wow Karen! I love the pop of colors! What a fantastic card! :)

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  24. Wow Karen! I love the pop of colors! What a fantastic card! :)

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  25. Love this! Love how the cloud design inches across and the colors are fab! I hope everything is settling down for you :)

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  26. Oh, this is fabulous, Karen! Love the bold, graphic style and the great color combination. Cool technique too!

    Hope you're doin' well ... sending hugs!

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  27. This card is beautiful Karen. I love the rays of sunshine and the colors are just so pretty. :)

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  28. I'm loving your style - you can't beat anything with kraft!

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  29. this is BRILLIANT, i love it so much

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  30. Karen, this is absolutely gorgeous! I need to try this technique.

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  31. Absolutely gorgeous!! Love what you did. Going to have to remember this for myself. Thanks for playing along with us at All Things Unity!!

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  32. This is just one fabulous card. Thanks for play with us at ATU.

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  33. What a fabulous card! I didn't know you only had one set of Unity stamps! HOW fab to emboss on kraft and then color that in---CLEVER! You always amaze me:) This is a great card:) Thanks sooooooooooo much for playing along with us at All Things Unity:}

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  34. Great card, I love it!! So cool!! :) :) :) :) :)

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  35. WOW, Karen, this is FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing that technique! I'll have to give it a try sometime!! LOVE the results!

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  36. WOW. I don't even know where to begin! just...wow.
    I thought at first you had die cut the clouds out of colored CS and the kraft was showing from behind, but when I read what you did I was stunned and had to look even closer.
    Very cool. You nailed it.

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  37. Fabulous Karen!
    I Love it to pieces ;-)

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  38. Karen this is just amazing. Seriously you rock girl.

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  39. This card is gorgeous, Karen!
    I seriously love it!

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  40. cute card. I love the craft with the tone on tone rays behind those bright clouds. great job!!

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  41. Beautiful card. This is my style too.

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