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[5.22.2014] unity thursday fun

Unity Thursday

Time for some more THURSDAY fun with the Unity design team.  If you haven’t been hopping along, all the action starts on the Unity blog.  There’s always fun stuff going on.

We are celebrating BIG TIME!!!  We’ve hit the BIG 20,000 on the UNITY Facebook page!!!  THIS itty bitty I’m using today is part of the sale.  Woo hoo.


I needed a quick birthday card for my brother-in-law, who just so happens to be older, wiser & better in every way.  Ha.

For my watercolor set up, I use the glass from a dollar store frame (with taped edges for security) and then painters tape to hold my watercolor paper down flat as I color and while it dries.  Keeps everything all nice and secure.  You can see how that works in my video below.  I added a little salt at the end to see what it does to the watercolor.  I like the little bit of speckle.  Unfortunately,  I had to run to the kitchen and find it in order to use it.  My paint dried up a little too much, so I’ll have to try it again sometime.

Here is the Assemble This! Snippet video showing how I created the watercolor color blocked background with a little salt.  You’ll see how I started out trying to mask off a circle before watercoloring.  I wasn’t happy with the way the color bled under the mask, so  I ended up covering it up with a popped up circle instead.  No worries, it is all good, just how things go sometimes.  Ha.

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We’ll be giving away 2 of these AMAZING prize packs from comments left on the participating blogs.  JUST look at all that good stuff!!!

Here are all the girls hopping today…  just click on the next pretty girl in line.

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  1. Ruby M says:

    Very cute card. Love the stamp.

  2. This is good when you really in rush, thanks for sharing.

  3. Cynthia O. says:

    Really fun design, Lisa.

  4. very pretty, lisa! love how the salt reacts with your watercolor. and that stamp is just so cute

  5. Thanks for the inspiration, your card is so cute!

  6. Loving that background!

  7. Chrisann says:

    So pretty, and I love how quickly you were able to put it together. I like a good video 🙂

  8. Very adorable card, he will love it!

  9. Beauty of a card, Lisa — the colourful background with the b&w image is perfect!

  10. Very very cool owl!

  11. nice card!!! lovely image…
    Moxie Craftie

  12. Sue D says:

    Very cute–love the owl and this sentiment. I like how you created the background.

  13. Awesome card! Love how it turned out.

  14. What a lovely watercolor background for a fab card!

  15. Julie Urban says:

    LOVEIT…thx 4 the video!

  16. Great card and so easy really! Thanks for the quick video.

  17. What an adorable card! 🙂

  18. Great card for him, I think. Fun video. I need to get one of those tools to line up my stamps better. 🙂

  19. That’s a really cute card. Every time I see that owl I smile. Now I can see how it looks all inked up. Pretty background and fun video. Thanks

  20. Helen says:

    Always need ideas for quick cards. Like the color background and then the crisp black and white image!

  21. karenladd says:

    Love the sweeps of watercolor and this is one of my favorite owl stamps! Love the look with salt on the watercolor to give texture!

  22. Linda hotwheels says:

    Your cards look so sweet and warm and peaceful

  23. stampnk says:

    Love the crisp black and white stamping with the watercolor!!

  24. Ooh, the salty speckly background is such a cool idea, I’ll have to try that! Love the watercolor strips.

  25. Kailash says:

    Love the trendy and artsy design, cool card!!!

  26. I love the salt technique! That is a must try technique-your card is gorgeous, btw!

  27. Beautiful! I just love this card.

  28. Holly M. says:

    lovely card

  29. Great card, you do beautiufl work.

  30. Wonderful technique! My watercolors should arrive tomorrow, can’t wait to play and try this! Great card!

  31. Great card for your brother-in-law!

  32. Karie says:

    Sweet 🙂

  33. What a fun technique! So fun how we can fix a spot that we aren’t happy with and no one is the “wiser” unless we tell them. Thanks for the tip on using the salt too…fun stuff, Lisa!

  34. Very cool. TFS your art.

  35. Pam foy says:

    Like the watercolour technique.

  36. Super cool wise owl card, love how you fixed the focal circle!

  37. Such a fun card! Hugs~Patti

  38. Marcy H. says:

    Love the background! Nice card.

  39. Hi! If you “mask” the area you don’t want paint on, with rubber cement, you’ll get the result you were looking for. Once dry,the cement just rubs off leaving that area paint free!
    Your card is adorable, and it’s good to show how to fix the little boo-boos that happen!

    1. That is a fabulous idea, I’ll have to try that in the future too!

  40. Thanks for showing that sometimes we need to find a solution to a project we don’t like and it’s all good anyway!! The recipient will love it!

  41. Flo says:

    Cute card. Very nice for anybody.

  42. What a cute, wise owl! Great technique…

  43. Toni K says:

    Adorable card!

  44. I LOVE this cool card, Lisa!! I have to take out my watercolours to play with some time 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for all you do, Lisa xxx

  45. Cute card and video Lisa!! Love the technique.

  46. Hehehe this is awesome! I love the background!

  47. Great card, I’ve been playing with water colors lately so the more ideas the better!

  48. Very fun card. Thanks for video.

  49. Who doesn’t love an owl in glasses! Very cute!!

  50. Pretty card! Thanks for sharing your technique too.

  51. I could not love this more! Going to check out the video now!


  53. Fabulous Lisa!

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