Friday, August 26, 2011

Littly boy...


Hey everyone! Well I have to tell you my mom is amazing!! She really is.. after visiting the hospital 3 times yesterday with Liberty.. she thought I needed a "crafty break!" She totally knows that "creative time" for me is the best stress reducer.. So I got to play.. :) I have to tell you I love Unity Stamps. The quality of the stamps are amazing, and the designs ROCK! :) So I grabbed one of my favorites for now.. it's called "in the clouds." I never feel like I have enough boy cards, and I feel like they are so much harder to create then girly cards.. so I wanted to give it a whirl.. :)
All my paper is from Cosmo Cricket collection social club. (I LOVE Cosmo Cricket papers).. they are having a sketch contest going on right now too.. so I thought I would join in! :)
For the "road" in my card I used some teal/blue patterned paper, I pleated it for fun, and some cream twine to make it look like the "lines" of the road :)
I really wanted to give this card textures, so I grabbed my Martha Stewart shredding scissors and made some "grass... I love the patterns that were in this collection and I thought they would be perfect..
I ended up pop dotting the clouds, and adding some paper piercing around the clouds and the whole card for added dimension. Oh I also used Unity burnt amber ink.. it's more of a brown.. and I love the feel it gave the card.. I distressed the heck out of it..:)
Thanks so much for your sweet comments about Liberty.. I am hoping she will be okay now.. :)
HUGS to everyone who leave me comments.. they really make my day! :)
Don't forget to check out my UNITY blog candy HERE
Challenges-
Cosmo Cricket Sketch Contest
All things unity-anything goes
Friends with Flair (unity)
The Playdate Cafe-color challenge
Some Odd Girl-Paper piecing



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27 comments:

Linda said...

What fun and colorful card. super cute!

Annette said...

Alison your card is adorable...

sharon g said...

Your card is adorable, you lucky duck (having such an amazing mom). I love that you don't take her for granted!!!

Ruby said...

This is a really cute card.

Danie May said...

Your card is adorable. I just love this sweet plane image and the way you have done your grass and clouds. Fabulous!

Jenny said...

Awesome card Alison, just love your grass too...I must use my shredding scissors more for this :)
Glad to hear Liberty is okay and what an incredible helper you have in you Mum...they really do step up to the mark when you need them :)
Jenny x

Crystal said...

This is so cute, love the colors and how you made the grass!

Jingle said...

I LOVE this! So cute!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Such a super cute card--so much dimension! I love the way you snipped the grass--great touch! Glad you got some crafty time.

{PaperCrafterAnonymous} said...

love all of that dimension on the card! what a fun card

Sarah said...

This turned out wonderfully!

Jen said...

This is so great! Prayers that your daughter is okay.

Kary said...

Hi Alison! Your card is SO creative. Love the design!! Take care.

RiNNE said...

Very cute and creative - I agree w/ you on boy cards! Love cosmo cricket!

The Paper Variety said...

Love all the texture on your card! The piercing is fabulous. We are having a similar challenge at The Paper Variety :) Would love if you traveled over and shared your project with us :)

lynn said...

this is so darling, alison! love the papers, esp. your grass--love it all:)

Gwen said...

Super cute, love this set and what a great boy card!!!

E.T. said...

fabulous!

Amy said...

Such a fabulous boy card, it's super cute! Thanks for joining us at the SOG challenge!

jen said...

texture with a capital 'T'!!! this is so fun!!!

Angela Fehr said...

Love this! A contender in the challenge for sure!

Hanne said...

Such a wonderful card in a great style Alison. I love this!
Hanne

Emily Leiphart said...

This is adorable, Alison! I love the pleating and the grass. Great details!

Debbie Olson said...

Great texture and color--beautiful!

StampinCathy said...

This is just adorable. Love how you combined the challenges. What a fun and inspiring card. Thanks for playing with us at ATU!

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely adorable! LOVE all that fantastic dimension, girl! Beautiful, bold take on the color story! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

You rocked that sketch--love those papers and that little plane!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at ATU!