Saturday, May 11, 2013

[Uniko Studio] May Design Team Blog Hop - Pure Florals: Gerbera Revisited

Hello everyone! Ahh - so we're settling into our new house. Don't ask how it looks. A disaster. And my crafting supplies I think are scattered between a gazillion boxes - let's see how long I can go without going mad. I had this awesome idea of de-stashing before moving, but all this packing was so overwhelming that we just started chucking things into boxes and taping them up without thinking twice. It is however good to move from a smaller place to a bigger place. But don't be fooled. I will be weeding things out, such as stamps and paper, so stay tuned. Planning on selling some and sending RAK boxes out - so look out for announcements to just leave me a comment.

So I managed to eek this card out before closing up the scrap space in my old place. We're revisiting an older set from Uniko Studio known as Pure Florals: Gerberas.

This set is jammed packed with tons of lovely designs and flowers that are nice and big. Here is my simple one-layer card using some perfect pearls.

Sending You Love
Stamps: (Pure Florals: Gerberas) Uniko Studio
Paper: (Paper Basics Card Stock - Sweet Blush) Papertrey Ink
Ink: (Versamark; Memento - Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko; (Perfect Match Ink - Raspberry Fizz) Papertrey Ink
Embellishments: (Perfect Pearls - Perfect Bronze) Ranger; (Gelly Roll Metallic Collection; Glaze - Clear) Sakura

As you can see the Gerbera blooms are huge and take up a good third of a standard A2 card. I stamped one blooms first with Raspberry Fizz, cleaned it up my stamp real good and stamped the other two with some Versamark and dusted with a nice Perfect Bronze color.

(I'm sure if Simmi could read my blog he wouldn't appreciate me telling everyone that I'm chuckling as I write this post from my bed with him cuddling and snoring at my feet. I wonder what he dreams about...chasing birds? being an action hero cat?)

Unfortunately what I can't photograph well is the Sakura clear gel pen on the pink blossom. I actually meticulously colored each of the petals with a clear gel pen and it looks great in person. If anyone has newbie photography tips, let me know! But gloss is one of those tricks. I'll try to look into this, and if I do turn out victorious, I will post a pic up here or on flickr.
 Sending You Love

Hope you feel inspired to get your crafting up and going again. 

Also here are a few things to remember:
  • Uniko Studio is offering worldwide Free Shipping of any amount and Bev is having a fabulous sale over there. It ends Today 11:59 UK Time. There are fabulous digital products, dies, and stamps
  • Uniko Studio also offers Free Shipping for purchases over £50 - and this is true for anytime
  • Comment along the way to win a free stamp set of your choice - Bev is drawing a random participant among any of our blogs.
  • Lastly, our crème de la crème news: wanna win a £20 gift certificate? Do you love to craft? Yeah I thought so. Pick any card that inspires along the blog hop and CASE it (mention of course who you CASEd). Uniko Studio products are not mandatory, but we love to see them. You have 1 week. Challenge closes May 18 11:59p UK Time
And if I remember correctly, Bev is going to draw a winner to win this stamp set from among the blog hop, so remember to comment along the way. In the meantime, I'm sending you off to our stop Stacey and don't forget to leave extra love for our guest designer.

Here the whole list for easy navigation ...
I hope you like what you're seeing. And we can't wait to see your creations on our Flickr group!


Kate said...

Lovely card :), Its really different that you coloured only one image.
Kate xx

Anonymous said...

Fab card. Sorry no photography tips from me! Good luck with the unpacking - you will be surprised how fast you fill up a bigger place and then sit there and wonder how you fitted into a smaller one!

Pauline said...

Lovely card using these beautiful floral stamps!

Mary Dolan said...

great card....loving this stamp!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful card! Love the CAS design!

Amber said...

Pretty. Love the bronze!

kateri said...

I really like your style. I looked over your entire blog and I really like what you create...puffy paint and all!! I love this flower set and also the other flower set. Great work.

Kathleen said...

Love what you did with your card! Good luck putting your house back together!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your card is pretty -- isn't photography frustrating at times! :)

Barb Murphy said...

beautiful result Ren-Yi! i love the one bold flower...such a pretty layout!

Janis said...

So pretty!! I think of all the cards I have seen made with this set, this is my favorite. Really nice!!

Deepti said...

Love the card, and that bold bright flower makes u card sooo cool :)

Neets B said...

Such a lovely bloom image and I like that you've just coloured one, really great effect :)

Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty card. I have the same problem photographing that gel pen. I'd love to know how to do that too!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is beautiful! I love the last flower really popping out with color! Sorry no tips on how to get that more detailed picture, I often have those issues too.

My Paper Epiphany said...

I love the effect of the shaded flower with the contrasting outlines!

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