HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Welcome to my first post of 2016 and my first day of being the growing in Unity girl. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and have had a very happy New Year so far. I am not really into New Year resolutions are you? However I do like to give myself new challenges. There are a few things I would love to accomplish this year. Hence the new beginnings blog theme you will see this week. I am excited to be showing you my projects every day this week. The first card I have up is one I made using the Christy Tomlinson She Leaped stamp and the She Script background stamp. I thought this was appropriate since it is the beginning of a New Year. I love this stamp and do not use it nearly enough. So I wanted to start off my new year with it.
I stamped the background of the card about 4 times with the script stamp using archival ink. I stamped the girl separately and coloured her with my new Derwent Inktense Watercolour pencils. I love these pencils so much they are also super easy to work with. I am not great a colouring so these are very forgiving and would be great for beginners. The pencil basically turns into ink when you wet it with your brush. I used some foam dots to adhere her on the card then tied some pink twine on the side to finish it off.
My second card I have for you is this really quick and easy one. I used some patterned paper and stamped this C.S Lewis sentiment from the Far Better Things Ahead Grab Bag . I glued one of these wee calendar books to the front. I got mine at my local garden centre I think they were only 99p for a packet of 10. I thought they would make really good calendar cards so picked some up. I have also seen them in Craft shops. I kept the card really simple so that it can just sit out for the remainder of the year. I made this one for my Mum she has it sitting on her bookshelves right now.
So I hope you like my cards today. Come back and join me tomorrow and see what else I have created for you. Remember to leave me a comment to be in with a chance of wining a lovely prize from Unity.
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