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Sunday, July 23, 2017

It's time for a Growing In Unity gal blog hop!!!

It's that time again....for the Growing In Unity gals from this quarter to hop along and share with you creations we have made using some of our favorite images from Unity Stamp Company.

I've been a HUGE unity fan from the very beginning of their start.  I was one of the first members of their group on Splitcoast Stampers and looked forward to every HIPHOP event they ever had on that site!  Having been a fan for such a long time...lets just say that I have quite a collection of Unity images in my studio!!

To show my love of Unity for this hop I decided to share with you a project I have recently made for our neighbor's daughter.  She is a HUGE horse lover and loves to swim, so I knew right away which images I would use to make her a collection of cards and matching envelopes.  We recently learned they are moving away, so these are the perfect gift to give her so she can keep in touch with friends.

I'm using three sets by Phyllis Harris for my cards:

Easier with you by my side by  




Felt with the heart 





and depth of life  






I adore her imagery and really find the images soothing.  I love coloring them and find myself using them as a go to for cards for children.

Each image was stamped using Memento ink and colored with Copic markers.  I then used chalk to create the backgrounds for the images.  I find that chalk is much more forgiving when creating large areas of color.  I then used a spray fixative to keep the chalk in place.








You can see on the envelopes that I only stamped part of the image and left a good bit of the envelope plain for addressing.


here is the full set of cards and envelopes:



I hope you like my card and envelope set.  Be sure to leave comments along the way for each blog stop!!!

From here you will hop along to Lee Ann's blog...

Here is the hop order in case you should get lost:

Unity blog:  http://theunitystampco.blogspot.com/

Anna Natalia Eatseemake.blogspot.com
Shannon Horch http://giugirlshannon.blogspot.com/?m=1
Suzanne Shaft www.addatouchofsparkle.com
Heather Bolli https://landofstamping.wordpress.com/
Linda Pekrul www.BlueSkyScrapping.blogspot.ca
Lynda Lindley http://positive-force.blogspot.com/  <----- are="" br="" here...="" nbsp="" you="">  <----- are="" br="" here...="" you="">
Lee Ann Barrett Greytpapercrafts.blogspot.com
Belinda Beshirs https://belscraftingaddiction.wordpress.com/
Suzi Baker McKenzie suzannebakermckenzie.blogspot.com
Monica Edwards scraps2treasure.blogspot.com
Alyson Kerr Esposito  http://alysonesposito.blogspot.com/


Happy crafting....Lynda

31 comments:

Linda Pekrul said...

What a beautiful set of cards! Perfect for a horse lover!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards featuring these Phyllis Harris designs! Love that sweet mermaid! Pretty coloring!

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Wow, these are amazing, love them!! Beautiful colors and love the matching envelopes!

Jan said...

Wow...lovely cards! Love the coloring!

Sunstamper said...

So pretty! She is going to love them!

Judy B said...

Love these images by Phyllis Harris. You did an amazing job with your coloring. Thanks for sharing. 😍

Sue LD said...

Very pretty and colorful set of cards for your neighbor's daughter.

Jen R said...

Wonderful coloring! Such happy cards!

Lisa Burke said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The receiver truly will (or was) blessed I am sure! Have to pull my chalks back out and play! Thanks for sharing!

{S} said...

Wow! What a thoughtful gift. Such sweet cards. Really love the colors you used for the water too!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, these are super cool!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I love Phyllis Harris images, too. Your cards are
all lovely!

Crafter said...

Wow! That is a beautiful set of cards and envelopes!

Daisydo said...

Your cards are super adorable! Well done! You really capture the simple elegance of these stamps.
Annie

Daisydo said...

You so captured the simple elegance of these stamps. Your creations are just darling.

Dee Earnshaw said...

These cards are so pretty. Love how the hair 'flows' on the images!!!

Pat Blankenship said...

So enjoyed all the animal cards with meaningful sentiments (and seeing Copic markers in use!). You do lovely work, thoughtful work.

ionabunny said...

A beautiful set. PH stamps are lovely. Hugz

Lagene said...

AWESOME cards, I love the soft chalky backgrounds!

Kim Marie said...

I don't think I can LOVE LOVE LOVE this post enough. PH stamps feed my soul and your cards are STUNNING, BEAUTIFUL AND JUST ABOUT THE BEST THING I'VE SEEN TODAY! Thank you for sharing!
Kim Marie

Liz Williams said...

Great images, and wow, you have created a wonderful stack of cards with them.

Dorothy Green said...

Love your beautiful card set for your neighbor... what a great gift! I love Phyllis Harris sets too!!❤️

Amy Ismail said...

Oh my goodness, your cards are stunning! I love the colors and Phyllis Harris images that you used. Wow, just wow! Thanks for sharing.

Denise S. said...

Great set of cards. I like how soft the chalks are for the background.

Donna Albrecht said...

I love this set, its on my wishlist. What a great idea to use chalks for the background, to compliment the copic markers. What a sweet card, for children.

Kathy E said...

Love the beautiful cards and matching envelopes! Thank you for sharing!

Jeannette aka Jnett said...

Wonderful set of cards. Have the first two sets, still need the third.

Ann said...

Beautiful stamps, cards and love the backgrounds

Kyle Lunneborg said...

Awesome cards!! Love Love the horse stamps! They were the start of my Unity obsession!!

Tammy L. Sexton said...

Your cards are always amazing. These are exceptional.

Melisa Marie said...

Hello Lynda. I love all your cards, but my favorite is the one stamped with felt with the heart. I love horses and this picture just touches my heart.
You did great coloring too, enough though you colored allllll those images.
Thank you for sharing. Keep up the good work. :)