Friday, 2 February 2018

Uniko Challenge Reminder .....

.... Morning! Wow, it's February already and it's also time for a reminder about our challenge over at Uniko - USC#45. We have a fun theme of SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW and there's the option of adding LOVE as the theme. I skipped that last time, but today's card has a love theme:

Love You - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Marvellous Mehndi, Pure Floral Rose
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Gina K - Black Onyx
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Bermuda Bay; Copics; Clear Embossing Powder; Gems


I've used the gorgeous Mandela from Marvellous Mehndi for the main image on my card - it's such a lovely image to colour! I stamped it on white card, coloured it with Copics, stamped with Versafine, embossed with clear powder, and then cut it out with my new Scan'n'Cut machine (more of that later). I used the sketch and colours from this week's CAS Colours & Sketches challenge - CASC&S#257, and as I've attached the images to this card I'm also submitting it to Inkspirational - INK#153 where the keyword is Attachment. I cut a panel of aqua card, stamped on the greeting, and adhered it flat to the card. I attached the large image flat to the card and used dimensional tape to attach the little flower. I finished the front by adding some small black gems to the centre of each image. On the inside, I cut a mat layer of aqua card and on the white panel finished the greeting and added a couple of little images from the stamp set.

Love You inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsLove You sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

For more inspiring projects from the Design Team, and from our guest designer, Anita, do visit the Uniko blog. There's still plenty of time to join in the fun - deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) Friday 23rd February, that's 7.00pm EDT. We have prizes too:

  • Main winner, chosen by the Design Team - £25 eGift Certificate
  • Random twist winner - £4 in stock clear stamp set of winner's choosing
  • Random Uniko stamps winner - £4 in stock clear stamp set of winner's choosing
  • Top 3 chose by the Design Team - 150 Loyalty Reward Points

My mum got me a Scan'n'Cut for Christmas. I opened up the box earlier this week and had a quick play. I cut out the following images:

Extras - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

All the images above are Uniko designs; some are digital and some are stamped. The rose, the large Mandela, the paisley images, and the time doily are all stamped and embossed. The smaller Mandela, the heart, hugs, and the snowflake are digital images that Bev sent me. As you can see the Scan'n'Cut works brilliantly. I did have a small mishap with the snowflake as the grey lines on the digital were so pale that it looked one of the flowers was separate - it should work perfectly when I stamp the image. I'm thrilled with the machine and will be doing lots of stamping this weekend!!

That's all for now - I'm looking forward to checking out your creations - have fun!!

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11 comments:

Lindsey said...

Lovely fresh colours for your mandalas Deb and lucky you with the Scan n cut!! Wow. I'd love one 😄 xx

Daffodil Cards said...

A Beautiful card and love the mandala, A BS&C, I'm looking forward to seeing lots out of you with that Deborah LOL.
Faith
x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Absolutely fabulous Deborah...no more fuzzy cutting for you now - so lucky being able to cut all those elegant Uniko shapes so perfectly. Gorgeous colour combo, super striking and great use of old and new.

karen h said...

Wonderful card! Great use of the double challenge! Love how you colored the mandela image. Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

Shauna said...

Wow... what an intricate design that makes a bold statement! Your fun colors are also fresh! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Jane said...

Well jealous of that scan n cut machine, what a super Christmas present! Love your colours on the beautiful mandela, beautiful card.

Wei said...

Wow! I really adore your take on the sketch. Thank you for playing along with us at CC&S, hope we can see you soon.

Wiebke Kommerell said...

Deborah, your Manda is so pretty! Great combination of colours - it's like a annunciation of spring.

Greetings from Wiebke (KomMa-designed)

Beverley said...

WOW! A Scan & Cut, looks like a FABulous gadget and what an amazing card you have created. Simply LOVE the mandala in these colours and sketch layout. CAS perfection and a wonderful showcase 'old' and new Uniko. Thanks too for joining in on the fun over at CC&S too. Hugs Bev x

Izzy Scrap said...

WOW ! I love this stamp set and you showcase here so beautifully ! Your colours combo is just stunning and your design wonderful. I don't know the Scan N Cut but it seems phenomenal, lucky you ! Fabulous take on the Old and New challenge. x

Nonni said...

What a beautiful way to use this stamp! I love the colors you chose, I have to remember this combo, and the layout looks great too. Fun way to combine all the challenges, very clever!Thanks fo joining us at Inkspirational and I'd love to see you in our new challenge "Apertures", we just begun with it today!

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