Uniko #33 – Guest Designer, AAA Cards #66, CAS on Sunday #85, Seize the Birthday – 16 June, SSS Wednesday – 15 June

Hello … bonjour!  It’s not often I post on consecutive days … but I am today as I’m delighted to be Guest Designing with the DT over at Uniko for this month’s delicious challenge … how exciting … thanks so much, Bev, for the invitation!  We have a fabulous photo to inspire you this time round … it’s a little further down … here’s where I went with it …

Uniko 33 GDand here’s the creative muse … delectable isn’t it?

ChallengeGraphic3I picked out the scrumptious colour palette and the white detailing for my card … and started by heat embossing the Uniko butterfly off the edge of a panel of Ranger watercolour card.  The butterfly was coloured with Zigs … I added the colour just to the inside edges of the embossing and used a waterbrush to pull it out and blend it across the wings.  There’s a soft blue halo of watercolour wash around the butterfly … and some delicate splatters because the butterfly is  disturbing the air as it flutters!  The Uniko ‘celebrate’ was stamped in grey (to maintain the soft look), the supplementary sentiment is from Winnie & Walter and I added some Ranger Enamel Accents to finish off.

How would you like to play along with us?  There’s so much to see in this photo … colours, white accenting, circles, florals, hearts, doodling … I even spotted a snowflake!  Why not let your imagination roam and see what it comes up with … we’d love to see you in the gallery!  All the details are over at the Uniko blog, together with all kinds of delicious inspiration from the wonderfully talented Design Team … do go and take a look … and enjoy!

My butterfly is also fluttering off to …

AAA Cards – Watercolouring

CAS on Sunday – Butterfly … my first time playing along!

Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes

SSS Wednesday – Animal Magic (it does say butterflies to buffalos!)

Thanks once again to Bev and the DT for having me … and thanks to you too for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

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49 thoughts on “Uniko #33 – Guest Designer, AAA Cards #66, CAS on Sunday #85, Seize the Birthday – 16 June, SSS Wednesday – 15 June

  1. Marianne

    Such a delightful card, Anita, and a great take on the inspiration graphic. I cannot wait to play along, especially after seeing all the fabulous creations by the DT.

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  2. Michele

    I LOve that Uniko flutter-by, Anita … you’ve added such gorgeous colors to those wings – even the air around him is celebrating! A stunning card! xx
    =]

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  3. Izzy Scrap

    Et encore une ! You’re full of beautiful inspiration this week ! I love the colors of the butterfly. I do not have Zig color brushes but they seem really cool ! Thanks for inspiring us and I think I will try to play along (if time allows !).

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  4. Susi

    Definitely an inspiring photo, which created in a lovely card, Anita! Congrats on your Guest DT spot … well deserved!

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  5. born57

    Congratulations,Anita! You have created a gorgeous butterfly and the background is So pretty with the many splotches,love this! Awesome inspration!

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  6. Jeanne

    Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous! Those colors in the butterfly are stunning. They are blended so well. And while I probably would mess it up if I tried it, I do really like the splatters/flicks of color. Happy congratulations on your guest designer spot! 🙂

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  7. conil

    You have such an amazing eye for design. This one is definitely a stunner. Love how that butterfly flies off the card at me. And that background is a pure delight…lots of movement in it. Lovely, lovely card, my friend.

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  8. Sarah

    Oh this is so beautiful Anita, oozing classy charm. Love how you’ve coloured the butterfly with your ziggys and awesome colour combo with them. Perfectly watercoloured and I’m thrilled to see you’ve linked the card up at AAA Cards too as well as being our fantastic guest designer at Uniko this month. Sarah xx

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  9. Bobby

    The butterfly is such a brilliant color, Anita, and I love the ‘disturbance’ splatters. It adds so much to the card without being a distraction.

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  10. BarbGhig

    Congrats on your well deserved Guest Designer spot, Anita! Your watercolored butterfly is gorgeous, and I love your splatters! Such a beautiful take on the inspiration photo!

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  11. quilterlin

    Love the sweet colors on your butterfly, Anita! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  12. Brenda Lawrence

    Wow, what a beautiful card Anita! I can see the inspiration photo in your card, the colors are just stunning and you are a whiz at those Zigs! I love the soft splatters too, they are just perfect. Well as always I can see why you were asked to be a guest designer my friend! Hugs, Brenda

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  13. susannev2014

    What a wonderful interpretation of the inspiration photo! The delicate butterfly is so beautifully colored and the blue shading around it gives so much depth! Love it!
    Wishing you a fun weekend, my friend!

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  14. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    Congrats on being GDT!!! Your card is one of my favorites in the line-up – it would win again, if it could!!! Wonderful coloring and awesome splatters! I just did a lot of splattering too – for some card that will be shown in the near future….Have a fabulous weekend, my friend!

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  15. Kelly Griglione

    Hi Anita!! Congrats for being guest designer at Uniko! Love your disturbed air depiction on your card, that’s awesome! The blue inking around it really gives it a lot of dimension. Hope you’ve been doing well 🙂

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  16. stationery Styles

    Congratulations on your GD spot! you are an asset to ANY team Anita!! I love the beautiful coloring you did with your Zigs! : ) I just got some of these wonderful markers and I LOVE them!!

    Thank you so much for adding your beautiful card to the STB gallery : )

    Patti

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  17. Sarah Gray

    So lovely, Anita! I love the beautiful colours on the butterfly’s wings and the soft splatter which gives lots of movement. You have used the colours and photo inspiration perfectly. Great to have you playing along with us as GD at Uniko x

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  18. lollthompson

    Gorgeous card Anita. Your butterfly is to vibrant and beautiful. Adding colour around the outside of the image really lifts it from the page and it looks as though it is flying by. Amazing colouring skills! Love the splatters to finish. Congrats on being Guest Designer at Uniko! xx

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  19. shirley-bee

    This is so pretty, Anita! The butterfly looks gorgeous embossed in white, and the splatters remind me of all those particles you see in the air on sunny days 🙂

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  20. Jen W.

    Whoop whoop on the guest design position! I love the gorgeous colours on your butterfly and the perfect splatters. 😀

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  21. Gerrina

    Congrats in being Gueast Designer at Uniko! Think you used the most beautiful Uniko0stamp in such great colours! And al the splatters make it loook lire the butterfly is in a world of it’s own… Hugs, Gerrina

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  22. Petra

    Oh, I love all the fun splatters and the soft blue you have used to really highlight the beautiful butterfly, Anita!!! What great watercolouring using your Zigs!!! Such a stunning card!!!
    Congrats on the GD spot!!!
    Enjoy the rest of your day!!!
    Hugz

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  23. jmhave44

    Splendid watercoloring on this lovely butterfly. Love the hot shades of the wings, and the blue shadowing certainly made the image pop even more. Wonderful CAS design, with the soft spatters. Very artistic, and great work on your Guest Designer spot. Easy to see why you were invited there! TFS & Have a wonderful week. Hugs

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  24. Tracey McNeely

    Anita congratulations guest designing at Uniko! Your card is so CAS and totally gorgeous. Love the way you watercoloured the butterfly and the blue halo and splatters are outstanding! ~hugs

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  25. Claire A

    A fabulous take on the inspiration pic Anita – the soft blue ink accentuates the delicate butterfly perfectly. Congrats on your guest DT spot!

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  26. Geri G

    Gorgeous butterfly – love how you stamped off a bit of the image – makes it look like the pretty winged critter is just arriving! Beautiful splattered background too 🙂

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  27. Beverley Brown

    Stunning! I am delighted to have you guest designing for me at Uniko this month and WOW, you never cease to amaze me with your creations. Such a beautiful CAS delight and wonderful interpretation of the inspiration photo. Thank you SO much. Hugs Bev x

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  28. cmayne

    Enraptured, captivated, swooning…your gorgeous butterfly, ‘disturbing’ the air with its splendour, has made my heart sing! I love this….completely love!
    Hugs~c

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