Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Pre-Hip Hop Wednesday, Take 2!

It's Wednesday and once again we are having a challenge in the Unity Forum. I call it 'Pre-Hip Hop Wednesday because on Thursday...it's HIP HOP DAY in the Unity forum at SCS! Lots of fun and give-aways! Everybody is welcome to come! Starts around 10am CST and last till who knows, lol! Usually till about 10 pm that night. Anyways, the challenge this week was given by ME, lol. I suggested we use Unity colors, or close to it that you have. I made not one but TWO creations. And Ill apologize now for the dark photos...yep we got rain and MORE rain...for the next few days it looks like...darn hurricane, lol!

For this card, (this card actually started out following the sketch this week at 2 Sketches 4 You but I dont know if I went to far off or not, lol!) I stamped one of the images from the stamp set onto linen that I used in my counted cross stitch. I then embroidered it. Yes, I'm a bit out of practice on my embroidering, lol. But it was fun to do, and really easy to follow the design. I then added a couple of brads and a bit of bling after stitching. I also made the flower, using my own 'dp' I also made. The bird is paper pieced too with the 'dp' I made. The 'love' and 'hope' sentiments dont usually hang like that, more like how dog tags hang, free hanging, but I placed them like this so you could see them both in the photo. And the bird looked hungry to me, so gave him some bird feed, lol.
Card Details:
Stamps: Giggle Grove and Floral Fantastical fromUnity Stamp Co.
Papers: SU! cardstock and the turquoise I have no clue
Accessories: linen, circle nesties, buttons, rhinestones, brads, twine, embroidery floss, pop dots.



And this card, can you guess what it was inspired by? If you have ever placed an order with Unity, you might recognize it if you look really close, lol! The POSTCARD that Angela puts into every order! I was inspired by it as I was cleaning up after making the first card, for the DP. Then just colored those big flowers and cut out, did a bit of doodling on them here and there and slapped a ribbon on basically! Quick easy card!
Card Details:
Stamps: It's Spring from Unity Stamp Co., bg stamp I have no idea
Papers: SU! Cardstock
Accessories: colored pencils and OMS, circle nesties as templates for drawing circles, ribbon, metal letters, brads,pop dots.


Thats all for now! You can follow the links in my sidebar for some awesome creations created by us fans of Unity Stamps too! Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

36 comments:

Joan said...

LOVE this embroidery on the card. I've been meaning to try this and you have inspired me to get cracking. These are gorgeous.

Janine said...

Love these!! The first one I really like alot!!

Latisha said...

wow, I have never thought of embroidering a card before, it turned out great!

Missy said...

so pretty :)

Christi Snow said...

Wow! These are both gorgeous, but that embroidery...WOW! I am loving this pre-hip-hop! You girls are seriously talented! smiles...

Annapurna said...

Very nice embroidering and fraying the ends. Nice dog tags. I like how you add details to your creations like the bird feed and stuff.

Angela must really like you or my memory is really shot:-) I can't remember a note card like this. Lovely!

Jennifer Buck said...

To cute! Love the burlap! :)

Tiffany Johnson said...

WOW your card is amazing!!!!

Carolyn King said...

Beautifully done....both are great--I love the colors!!!

dannisdoodles said...

beautiful, beautiful cards, wow!

Hysteri-CAL said...

Oh wow *picks up jaw from floor* those cards are amazing !!

Donna said...

both cards are great but I love the linen you used for your cross-stitch you are so talented & crafty aren't ya?!

Jess said...

Both cards are stunning. GREAT job!!!

Tanis said...

They are both so great! But oh my goodness that embroidery is FABULOUS!!!!
Super job!

Theresa said...

Love your cards! The colors are great. I have been loving those postcards and have thought about using one, too. Yours turned out great!

Anita said...

Love everything about it and your embroidery is fabulous.

Michelle (aka mybelle101) said...

WOW! Awesome job on both cards, Cat!

Kazan Clark said...

Another gorgeous card Cat! The colors are lovely and not to dark at all AND I can totally see the sketch :)
Hugs

Heidi Van Laar said...

Wow! Beautiful cards! And that cross stitch is wonderful.

Sherry said...

I have no idea which card I like better- they are both so gorgeous! The embroidery is sheer genius- and the grid on the other one is perfect for the Unity Logo! Wow- you rocked the challenge!

Ashley said...

These are super cute! Great job!

Pamela Smerker said...

So cool, both of these. I love the color combo on these, really pops! Great job!!

Erin said...

Great job on the embroidery - and I love the colours

Heather said...

SOOO SUPER CUTE!! love the total Unity feel!!

Maria Levine said...

Awesome cards!! I love the embroidery!

Ryann said...

Fab-O job on your cards! I love the burlap bit on the first card. Great job!

Lori said...

Thanks for the fun challenge! Your cards are both great. I love all the texture on the first one. And, what a great idea to use the Unity postcard as inspiration, too.

Nichole said...

You're embroidery looks beautifuL! I love those colors.

Eveline said...

Embroidery was my first love. I like the fact that you embroidered a stamp, what fun. I must give that a try, I have tons of embroidery floss. The card is beautiful how it turned out.
Eveline.

Amber said...

Sweet! I totally get the Unity vibe when I look at these cards! Fab job!

Joke said...

lovely cards. Love the embroidery!

Lea L. said...

Beautiful cards...I just love the color combo on them! Great job with the sketch!

~lea

debby4000 said...

Fabulous cards, love the stitching on the first one .

tarheelstamper said...

That bird card is the bomb!!! absolutely stunning with the embroidery!!

Nettie said...

Cat these are both gorgeous. I have to join in love Unity!

Nettie

Shirley said...

Both cards are great. The top one is my favorite. I love birds. I also really like what you did with the fabric for texture.

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