Friday, June 17, 2011

Unity Stamps Friends with Flair Friday

If you've ever visited the Up The Street blog, you'll be familiar with Lesley Langdon's work. 
Lesley has been working with my kits from basically the beginning and never fails to stun me with her talent.  Lesley is also on a number of fabulous manufacturer's design teams ... one of which is Unity Stamps.  While I am really not much of a stamper, after watching what Lesley manages to do with these stamps, I couldn't resist.  I am so glad that I did. 
This is one of the videos that convinced me to try Unity.  The Bella Doilies.  Loveliness.
The Prima Paper that I used for this layout already had the lovely watercolour background, so I just used Versamark ink and clear embossing powder for my images.  By rubbing on a bit of Distress ink in Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters, the images just pop.
I also used my poor, neglected Silhouette for the "summer" die cut and covered both the letter stickers and die cut in Glossy Accents.
The butterflies are from the March 2011 Kit of the Month.  I stamped one using the same technique as the doilies and the other with Distress Ink, accented with Copics and Distress Stickles.

Supplies used:
Stamps ... Unity Bella Doilies & March 2011 KOM
Patterned Papers ... Prima Fairy Flora Collection "Fairy Flora" & Madeline Collection "Spring Tide"
Title ... Webster's Pages Country Estate Alpha Stickers,
Silhouette die cut "summer" (cut from Basic Grey Hello Lucious "Sparkling")
Embellishments ... Maya Road Sheer Doilies; Prima Flowered Tendrils;
Zva Crystals; Cosmo Cricket Social Club Bling Bling
Ink ... Versamark; Ranger Peeled Paint & Shabby Shutter Distress
Distress Stickles ... Peeled Paint & Worn Lipstick
Copic Sketch Markers ... RV34 & BG10
Clear Embossing Powder
Ranger Glossy Accents

Be sure to pop over to the Unity blog for links to the rest of the participants
of Unity's Friends with Flair Friday.


Ruby said...

Tata this layout is simply beautiful. I didn't know that this layout was yours until I recognized a layout of your son. Glad that you got the doily stamps. I love mine.

Jingle said...

This is very pretty!

Ruby said...

Sorry Tara. I really can spell your name. This is a beautiful layout. Can't wait to see it in real life.

Wendy ten Hove said...

This is so lovely and dreamy, I like it a lot, pretty colors!!!
Hugs, Wendy

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, totally lovely!! Those colors are stunning, and your layout is terrific. :)

Anne said...

Wow! This is GORGEOUS!!

Jen said...

Simply amazing! Gorgeous. Truly gorgeous.

jennifer mitten said...

This is so amazing!

Carol said...

Beautiful job! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B

Lesley Langdon said...

Drop dead gorgeousness! Holy cow Tara, this turned out beautiful, love your colour palette and the raspberries look pretty good too!

Kary said...

Hi Tara! Wow, your layout is beautiful!! Gorgeous colours and fabulous design.

sharon g said...

I LOVE your spraying technique. I NEED to learn to use mine better. This is the best I've seen.

Lisa H. said...

this is beautiful! loove everything about it. and my silhouette has been neglected,too. nice work!