Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Unity WCMD Challenges 1-8 plus bonuses

     Grab a drink of choice, it's going to be a long one!  Unity came up with 8 challenges and 2 bonus entries, to celebrate World Card Making Day.  The good news for me, was that we have until Oct 20th to finish.  Please be sure to spend some time over on the Unity Blog, checking out all the amazing entries!

I am going to be quick with each challenge, so if you need more details, please email me.

Challenge #1 Is to create a Shape Card!  Stamps are from July 2009 KOM.  I used a blue ticking paper, and ribbon made from red bandana.  Coloring is with Copic Markers.  Yep, my shape is a tag.

Challenge #2 is Texture Challenge. I used white, textured forrest green and a striped dp. There is half of a paper doily, some eyelash fiber, skeleton leaves, punches, and a molded flower.  My sentiment is from a Unity grab Bag.

Challenge #3 is for Embossing.  I used a new technique to me, which is to emboss in white, and color on top of the embossing with Copic Markers.  My stamps are from KOM 7/11 Better Together.  I added this pretty ribbon scrap, and gem with felt.

Challenge #4 is a Sketch Challenge.  I used a sweet heart stamp, also from a Unity Grab Bag.  My purple card stock is Bazzill, and I used a Sizzix ef for the texture on the half circle.  ink is Distress in and a touch of Copic.  Buttons and embroidery floss are accents, as are loops from a MS corner punch.

Challenge #5 is to create a Fall Card.  I used stamps from a set called Harvest of Memories.  I used strips of fall colored card stock, and stamped my leaves on scraps of dp, fussy cut and popped in layers.  My bottom pumpkin leaves have Shimmerzs spritzed on them.

Challenge #6  Is to create a Stamped Border.  My border is created using a small leaf and decorative circle found in my Unity Grab Bag.  The sentiment is from there, as well.  This is a very CAS design.  I used designer paper from my scrap bin and applied Crystal Lacquer to the circles..

Challenge #7 is a Coloring Challenge.  I used my only Phyllis Harris set, called Your Wings Exist,  and Colored with Copic Markers. I used a Cuttlebug folder for some texture and a chevron card stock from Amuse as my base.  Bakers twine and a pearl finish it off.

Challenge #8 is a Color Challenge.  We are to use Olive, Pumpkin, Cream, and Brown.  I found this cute Farm stamp in KOM 7/11, colored it up with colored pencils and OMS.  Made a little swag, added a little hex border from my friend Carol, the flower was sitting on my desk already made.  The card stock is pumpkin spice and the dp is from Memory Box's Blackbird collection.  Sentiment is from the same kit.

Bonus #1 Is the Unity Challenge, which I had completed and posted HERE.  It is for Pennants and Banners.

Bonus #2 is the KOM Sketch Challenge, at Unity.  I used stamps from the July 2011 kit.  My papers are scraps from Basic Grey.  I punched the button holes in the flowers and threaded twine in them.  The flowers were white embossed and fussy cut.  My card base is soft sand.

Thanks for hanging in there with me.  I know this was long.  You still have time to play along, so pull out those Unity Stamps!


Carol L said...

Oh my gosh, I'm sitting up there next to you in 3 of these challenges I completed! You go girl, these are all fantastic! I especially love that black card with those colorful flowers! NJ on all!

Patti J said...

Mary Anne, you have been one very busy lady! These are all beautiful! I have a card on my blog too, using the coloring on white embossing with Copics. Pretty technique! Anyway, beautifully done - you rock!

Janice M said...

WOW Mary Anne!! You've been busy!! I've done 2 of the unity challenges(only posted 1 so far this crappy weather is hard for picture taking)and hope to do at least 1 more but know i won't get to them all. Great job! I've been trying to do some of the HYCCT challenges over on SCS this month too. I'm going to the stamp show on Sat with some friends so i guess i won't run into you this year either. :(

Donna Hanley said...

Mary Anne, or should I say Speedy? You got a lot of work done in a short amount of time. These are all terrific, but i have to say the black card with the Copic coloring is just stunning. I've only tried that once, but i think you've convinced me to try it again. Again, All fabulous.
Enjoy your week and relax, you deserve it.

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
WOW you are one busy gal there! These are amazing I like the black one, but my favorite is the the one that has the fall colors with the banner.

Olga said...

wow! you have been one busy girl!!!! all of these are priceless! Well done my friend, hope you are feeling better too!

StampTramps said...

Wowza! You sure celebrated, didn't you? I love them all! But, I'm especially drawn to the wings exist card. Magnificent coloring job and awesome stamp set!

FeistyCrafter said...

Awesome job on all your projects!! Hard to believe you are already done with all the challenges!

Sue said...

OMG, haven't made this many cards in two weeks!! You did a fantastic job on each and everyone of them. You are something else, must have been a marathone, did you sleep, eat?? Fantastic job girlfriend, I am awe struck!


Glenda said...

You are on a roll girl! Such pretty cards! I know you must have a huge backlog of cards....what do you do with them all? I take mine to the nursing home.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

All of the cards that are suitable will go to Operation Write Home, Glenda. I have had to adjust my style a bit since you can't use heavy embellishments and sparkle.

Payne Holler Cards said...

kid-oh...you were in a "major mojo" roll! these are wonderful - that was a fun day wasnt it! while you were doing Unity I was doing Penny Black...but it wore me out..havent stamped all week!
OWH is lovin them...wouldnt you love to know who uses your cards (-:
big hug GF

Chris D. said...

Beautiful cards!