Monday, February 1, 2010

Guest Designing this month for...

A few months ago, well more like October or so, AJ (the DT coordinator for Unity) contacted me, and asked if I would like to Guest Design for Unity.  It was a very easy yes!  My very first Unity stamp set was Butterfly Beauty (but mine had the dragonfly in it).  When the stamps arrived, and I saw the size of them and how well they stamped, I was an instant fan.  Sorry for all of the chit-chat, I am just very excited!!  The bottom line is....love Unity, the energy, the people, and the flair of the designs.  For those of you who are new to Unity, go to their blog and website to see what I'm talking about.
Okay, now onto my cards for today.  When I am thinking about buying a stamp set, one thought runs through my head, is it versatile?  Today, I will show you two different cards using the same stamp set called Kitchen Logic.  What first caught my eye in this set, is that fabulous apron (I have a thing for apron stamps), its line art, meaning lots of possibilities.
For this first card, I paper pieced the apron with paper from the 6 x 6 Sugar Rush paper pad (Basic Grey).  I love to mix and match patterned paper, but it all needs to be tied together somehow.  If you look on the apron, you can see on the trim I used paper with stripes on it.  Almost every color of the rainbow is in that pattern, so I just grabbed papers that would coordinate with it.  The base is Bo Bunny (love those dots), the green grid dp is American Crafts, and the orange polka dot paper is also from the Sugar Rush pack.  The yellow ribbon and punched border are from PTI as well as the kraft. 



For my second card, I went a little cleaner look with lots of white/cream space.  Using the same apron stamp, I stamped it in a pink ink and then colored it in with Copic markers.  After I was done coloring and shading, I took a clear & white glaze pen from Sakura and made dots all over the image to create some depth and texture.  The card base is 4.25 inches by 4.25 inches, and the bottom corners are rounded.  The pink flowered lace I "think" is from May Arts, but I could be 100% wrong on that.  The apron was embossed and cut out using a Spellbinders Die, then popped up using foam tape.


Thanks for joining me today!

15 comments:

Tiff said...

ooooh, these are so pretty! That die paired with the apron is so unexpected and GORGEOUS!

Alex said...

These turned out gorgeous Latisha - congrats on the guest DT spot! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Deb said...

Adorable cards! Congratulations on your guest designer spot! Have fun! (I know you will!)

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Fabulous cards...love them both, tha apron is adorable!!! I love how you added the polka dots onto it with the clear pen...such a neat idea! Cant wait to see some more of your fabulous unity DT work this month! Congrats!

Robynccgirl said...

Beautiful cards and congrats! Unity is awesome!

Chrissy said...

congrats on the guest DT spot! These cards are awesome!

Kelly Landers said...

Gorgeous cards Latisha!! I love what you did with both of them!!

Congrats on the Guest DT spot!! how fun!!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

These cards are adorable and I love Unity stamps!!!

Kristy Young said...

WOW, your cards are AMAZING!! So glad to find your blog.
Kristy x
What stamp set is this stamp from, I love it.

Ann said...

Fantastic creations, Latisha! I love the colors on the first one!

~amy~ said...

woot woot...congrats latisha!!! love both of your cards...especially the 1st one!

Jen A said...

Love these aprons! Your cards look wonderful! Congrats!

Christi Snow said...

Whooohoooo, Latisha!!! Welcome to the team! I am so excited that you are joining us this month. These cards are so gorgeous!! smiles....

the whimsical butterfly said...

FABULOUS! I am so stoked to have you along w/ us as the Feb guest and so glad I got to meet you for like 10 seconds at Bucca de Beppo's, right on our way out, LOL! Your cards are GORGEOUS and can't wait to see more! Congrats!!!

i {heart} papers said...

Yup, May Arts... I have it in my store. :)

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