Friday, January 16, 2015

Friends with Flair - A Certain Darkness is Needed...

"Martha.... It got the dogs this time!!!"
"If there is one spot of sun spilling onto the floor, a cat will find it and soak it up."
                                                                           ------------Joan Asper McIntosh



Hi, Friends......

I'm here with the first of two Unity - Friends with Flair posts.  This card definitely has a masculine look, but could be for either.  I received this Unity sentiment stamp some time back, and I don't see it in their catalog anymore....although there is one with the words only.  I teamed it up with my Winnie & Walter - Scenery: Big Bang Confetti to enter in their big First Birthday Challenge extravaganza!!  

I first sponged a bit of Distress Ink - Mustard Seed onto my cardstock and then stamped my stars in Versamark and heat embossed them in clear.  This gave my stars a slight yellow tinge and added interest to the other Distress Inks I used
(Worn Lipstick, Broken China, Stormy Sky, Salty Ocean, Dusty Concord).





I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock with Distress Ink - Stormy Sky and mounted the panel on Core'dinations navy cardstock and the whole front on to the same color of card base.  

I like how my night sky turned out bright in this card, rather than dark.  I love a deep, dark look, but I live in a place with such terrific night skies that sometimes they almost seem bright with stars.  The Milky Way occasionally seems like it floods the sky with so much light that I could almost read by it.  It isn't truly that bright, but it does put out a lot of light! [By the way, are there any other sky buffs that have been watching Comet Lovejoy?  :)]  Anyway, I really love the look of this colorful and bright starry sky.  Hope you do, too!

Thanks for stopping in.  I will have another Unity post later on.  Have a lovely weekend!!! 

<3 
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  Unity Friends with Flair Link-Up
2.  Winnie & Walter - 1st Birthday Bash - Gradient Challenge
3.  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - It's a Guy Thing
4.  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Inky Background 
5.  Craft Stamper - Take it Make it Challenge January 2015 - Take a Stamp
  

42 comments:

ElizabethR said...

That's a gorgeous card I love your stary background. Thanks for joining in the Craft Stamper challenge, Elizabeth x

Ruby said...

Lovely card.

Renee said...

Great card! Love the sunlight images above, so funny. Thanks for joining us at the CS Take It Make It Challenge. Wishing you the best.

DIANA L. said...

I saw you on Unity FWF
This is a keeper!! I love it.
Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

Crystal said...

Very pretty card! I love the aurora color effect with the stars!

Mandi said...

Lovely card love the colours :)

Tanya/Nonna said...

Great sentiment and I love your starry background!

Gaylynn said...

Very nice card and the dog picture & quote made me smile.

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Elizabeth!! I appreciate your sweet words!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Ruby!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Renee!!! I appreciate your visit and comments!! I love that death ray one, too. lol....

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Diana! Your kind words mean a lot to me!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Crystal. I thought it kind of looked like an aurora, too. We never get that good of Northern Lights here in North Central Idaho....only in my dreams.

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Mandi!!! I appreciate you stopping by. Have a lovely weekend!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Tanya. Your kind words mean a lot to me.

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Gaylynn. That dog picture always cracks me up. Animal lovers everywhere have seen their pets "dead" in the sunshine. lol.... Have a wonderful weekend!

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Janis

Sue D said...

Love the starry background you created.

Dawn Fields said...

Love the starry background!

Stampsnob. said...

Love this background and since the bg is basically the card i love the whole of it .Lis

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a truly lovely card! There are so many things to like about it. That sentiment is inspiring and I love how you paired it with scenery to match. The embossed stars stand out beautifully against the background and I like how the background isn't just one color- it's a unique blend and I especially like the hints of yellow thrown in. This is a great interpretation of our theme this week, so thank you for sharing this with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Sue!!

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Janis

Barbara Thompson said...

Great sentiment to go with all those stars!

Jackie said...

Lovely stary background
Thank you for joining us at craft stamper magazine make it take it blog! We also have a blog hop going on at the moment hop over and join in!

Linda said...

Beautiful starry background ... love the colours. Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Sometimes the Unity surprise bags have the best stamps. This is one of those lovely gifts. You're background is gorgeous.

ionabunny said...

Great card. Love the background. The sentiment is gorgeous. Thanks for your comment. You said you had never stamped on tissue. I recommend you give it a go. Pick white uncoated tissue and make sure you rip the edges, don't cut them. This means when you glue it down the edges disappear. It's a great technique for when you are trying to stamp on a textured surface or for reversing an image. Hugz

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Dawn!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Lis, your sweet comments always warm my heart!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Andrea!!! Your thoughtful and encouraging comments made my day!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Barbara!!! I appreciate your visit!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Jackie!! I appreciate you stopping by on your rounds and leaving your nice comment. Also, thank you for the reminder of the hop. I enjoyed seeing all the projects!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Linda, I appreciate your nice words so much. Have a lovely week!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Mary Anne!!! I totally agree abt the Unity grab bags!! There are always some real gems in there. :)

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much for the tips on using tissue, Gail. That's a great idea for reversing an image. Now I have to see if I have any uncoated tissue. I think I do.....between my acetate sheets!!! Aha! More techniques to try........ :)

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Janis

Vanessa said...

Beautiful, Janis! Love how you did the background!! Thank you so much for playing!

jenn shurkus said...

beautiful card! love the resist :) i'm a little late in my commenting but wanted to thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp

Karenladd said...

Another beautiful card with a fun technique! Besides the resist embossed stamping, I really love the mix of colors you sponged onto the starry background and the deep blue that you used as your card base and sentiment mat. It makes the lighter brighter background glow!

Janis said...

Thank you, Vanessa!! I appreciate your kind words!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Jenn!!! It's really sweet of you to stop by. You lovely comment means a lot to me.

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Karen!!! That background was a lot of fun to make. I wasn't sure if all the different colors would work together, but I liked how it turned out.

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Janis

lucretia said...

This is beautiful.

Tracy said...

Beautiful starry background Janis!!! Thank you for joining in at the Take it, Make it Challenge xxx