Hopping with Unity!

I am so excited today to be joining Unity Stamp Company for this month’s {be inspired} challenge hop as a guest designer!  How’d I get so lucky?!  I happened to win the Unity {be inspired} Challenge with this card!  Still pinching myself over this one!

Let’s get hopping!  The hop begins on the Unity blog, so be sure and head on over there after reading through this post!  This month’s inspiration is full of fun colors and pretty images!   You can choose any of the inspiration provided on the photo to get your creativity flowing!  Maybe you’re inspired by the colors or maybe by one of the sketches!  Maybe you’re inspired by all of it!  You decide!

http://www.theunitystampco-challenge.blogspot.com/

At first, I was drawn to the fun summer colors and created this card:

Stamps:  Unity (Good Day Sunshine)

I masked each color to mimic the colors in the photo’s sky.  This particular image reminds me so much of my three boys!

Once I had this card done, I found myself drawn to the card sketch and ended up using the inspiration colors again, but followed the sketch using a combination of three stamp sets.

Stamps:  Unity (Change is a Good Thing, Here Today Here Tomorrow)

I inked the butterfly in all of the inspirational colors and then used grey as a grounding color in the design.  The little stripe of polka dots is from the February 2012 Kit of the Month.  I used a chevron stencil to create the left border.

Ready to continue on the hop?  First, remember to leave a comment for your chance to win a fabulous prize (see below)!  There will be two lucky winners!

 Okay, now you’re ready to keep hoppin’!  Here are the links to the rest of the hop:

http://www.linkytools.com/thumbnail_linky_include.aspx?id=229628

Have a fabulous Thursday!

Melissa

57 Comments

  • Lisa Posted Thursday, 07/10/2014 5:14 pm

    What an adorable image on your first card Melissa! I like the soft rainbow of colors you added behind it. Your butterfly card is FABulous!! Congrats to you on guesting 😉

  • Riette Posted Thursday, 07/10/2014 5:18 pm

    I just love the silhouette card.

  • Camille Robinson Posted Thursday, 07/10/2014 5:28 pm

    Absolute LOVELINESS! I'm so thrilled you got to hop with us this month!

  • jolande Posted Thursday, 07/10/2014 5:37 pm

    A beautiful card!! great to have you in the blog hop 🙂

  • Natalie Smith Posted Thursday, 07/10/2014 5:40 pm

    Love how you colored the butterfly!

  • Karen Pollard Posted Thursday, 07/10/2014 5:43 pm

    I like how the stamps pop out on the white backgrounds.

  • Ruby Posted Thursday, 07/10/2014 6:00 pm

    Beautiful cards. Love the designs.

  • Crystal Posted Thursday, 07/10/2014 6:14 pm

    Lovely cards! Congrats on your win too!

  • Miwa Posted Thursday, 07/10/2014 6:23 pm

    Congrats on winning a guest spot! Your cards are wonderful – that butterfly is absolutely gorgeous!

  • Shelly Posted Thursday, 07/10/2014 6:47 pm

    Such sweet and pretty cards! Love!

  • 2suns Posted Thursday, 07/10/2014 7:15 pm

    Simply pretty

  • Miriam Prantner Posted Thursday, 07/10/2014 7:17 pm

    These are wonderful! I really love the controlled color in each, so striking!

  • Kris Posted Thursday, 07/10/2014 7:29 pm

    Thanks so much for joining us today as a guest hopper Melissa. Your cards are beautiful.

  • Deepti Posted Thursday, 07/10/2014 7:37 pm

    Beautiful cards! Love the colorful stripes with black silhouette 🙂

  • Tracey McNeely Posted Thursday, 07/10/2014 8:02 pm

    Congratulations Melissa! Loves your cards today the colours and design are so fabulous!

  • JPScraps Posted Thursday, 07/10/2014 8:55 pm

    Congrats on your win! The cards are beautiful! I really like the butterfly with that sentiment. 🙂

  • Kris B Posted Thursday, 07/10/2014 9:23 pm

    Congrats on you win! So deserving, your cards are beautiful! Lovey CAS designs!

  • SuprFoxDesigns Posted Thursday, 07/10/2014 9:35 pm

    Love your butterfly card and the summer feeling of your first card- reminds me of when I was younger and the summer fun. Thanks for great ideas!

  • Sue D Posted Thursday, 07/10/2014 10:19 pm

    Love the background for the silhouette children stamp and beautiful butterfly card.

  • A Cute Country Card Posted Thursday, 07/10/2014 10:50 pm

    Love everything about what you created! ! Amazing, and congrats on your win…

  • cghundley Posted Thursday, 07/10/2014 11:18 pm

    Both cards are so lovely!
    Love that first stamp set.
    Carla from Utah

  • Berina RGA Posted Friday, 07/11/2014 12:18 am

    lovely cards… love the butterfly.. beautifully stamped..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

  • Tina Posted Friday, 07/11/2014 12:52 am

    oh how lovely are these, very pretty cards

  • Dawn Fields Posted Friday, 07/11/2014 1:29 am

    Congrats on your win and hopping with the Unity design team! Both cards are amazing! I especially love the butterfly card!

  • Janis Posted Friday, 07/11/2014 1:32 am

    Congratulations on your winning card and that amazing haul of Unity goodness!!! Luck and talent all wrapped into one!! Love these cards you made for this hop. Those colors are gorgeous and you used them superbly!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

  • Scrapper Myra Posted Friday, 07/11/2014 3:06 am

    Congrats Melissa. It must be great to be part of this hop. Tks for sharing your talent with us. Great inspiration.

  • Tenia Nelson Posted Friday, 07/11/2014 3:41 am

    Awesome cards, dearie!! 🙂

  • thescrapbookguru Posted Friday, 07/11/2014 3:54 am

    First congratulations on your win 🙂 Your card was eye-catching! I really love the masking job you did on todays card with the sky's background (makes me think.. I have to think more outside the box when I am working with my inks) and the butterfly card is beautiful, love how only the butterfly has the colours, very nice work on all 🙂

  • D- Posted Friday, 07/11/2014 7:20 am

    CONGRATS on your GDT honor and challenge win. All three of your cards are so CUTE. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

  • Lagene Posted Friday, 07/11/2014 1:21 pm

    Love the children silhouete card! And the butterfly card is lovely!

  • Lisa Angela Posted Friday, 07/11/2014 1:32 pm

    Congrats….I love the simplicity and clean lines in your work…great job!

  • Mari Kocjancic Posted Friday, 07/11/2014 1:53 pm

    How fun to get to hop with Unity! I just won the last be inspired challenge so I guess I'll be hopping soon! Your projects are all so great, and I really liked your Oh Smduge card too 🙂

  • Alina Posted Friday, 07/11/2014 1:57 pm

    Wonderful inspiration! Love it!

  • Scrappin&apos; Diva Posted Friday, 07/11/2014 2:19 pm

    Congrats in your win and as guest designer for unity! Lovely CAS cards!

  • Scrappin&apos; Diva Posted Friday, 07/11/2014 2:19 pm

    Congrats in your win and as guest designer for unity! Lovely CAS cards!

  • Scrappin&apos; Diva Posted Friday, 07/11/2014 2:19 pm

    Congrats in your win and as guest designer for unity! Lovely CAS cards!

  • Scrappin&apos; Diva Posted Friday, 07/11/2014 2:19 pm

    Congrats in your win and as guest designer for unity! Lovely CAS cards!

  • Deborah345 Posted Friday, 07/11/2014 3:24 pm

    Love your simple sweet cards. Especially the first one just made me smile

  • Cynthia Posted Friday, 07/11/2014 3:28 pm

    Both cards are fabulous, Melissa. Congrats again on your Unity win!

  • mlady012 Posted Friday, 07/11/2014 6:32 pm

    Both are great, but you gotta love a beautiful butterfly…& Unity does make them special!!

  • Julie Odil Posted Friday, 07/11/2014 6:51 pm

    Congrats on winning the challenge! Both your cards are wonderful! I've always liked those 3 children playing — summertime at its best — and I have a thing for butterflies — so I can't pick a favorite.

  • Julie Odil Posted Friday, 07/11/2014 6:51 pm

    Congrats on winning the challenge! Both your cards are wonderful! I've always liked those 3 children playing — summertime at its best — and I have a thing for butterflies — so I can't pick a favorite.

  • Julie Odil Posted Friday, 07/11/2014 6:51 pm

    Congrats on winning the challenge! Both your cards are wonderful! I've always liked those 3 children playing — summertime at its best — and I have a thing for butterflies — so I can't pick a favorite.

  • Julie Odil Posted Friday, 07/11/2014 6:51 pm

    Congrats on winning the challenge! Both your cards are wonderful! I've always liked those 3 children playing — summertime at its best — and I have a thing for butterflies — so I can't pick a favorite.

  • Lucinde Posted Friday, 07/11/2014 7:43 pm

    Love the different colors on the butterfly!

  • Helen Posted Friday, 07/11/2014 9:17 pm

    Gorgeous!

  • Helen Posted Friday, 07/11/2014 9:17 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  • jennifer mitten Posted Friday, 07/11/2014 9:31 pm

    Your cards are lovely. I love the softer colors…

  • Teresa Godines #6857 Posted Friday, 07/11/2014 10:18 pm

    Wonderful cards. Love how you stamped the butterfly. TFS

  • mandysea Posted Saturday, 07/12/2014 12:08 am

    Congrats Melissa… Loved your winning card!!
    Beautiful butterfly card and the sentiment use is perfect. Love the first card too with the colourful wash behind…its quite striking.

  • Lisa Arana Posted Saturday, 07/12/2014 1:35 am

    Oh my goodness Melissa… your cards are STUN.NING!!! I love your clean lines and beautifully simple designs. We are so lucky to have you hop with us this week, THANK YOU for your amazing cards. Hugs.

  • sanketi Posted Saturday, 07/12/2014 1:43 am

    WOW! ..love them both..clean and simple !

  • Shilo Miles Posted Saturday, 07/12/2014 1:47 am

    In LOVE with your “good day sunshine” card….perfection!!

  • angie blom Posted Saturday, 07/12/2014 2:27 am

    Gorgeous projects!!

  • Kassi Posted Saturday, 07/12/2014 2:34 am

    fabulous! I love the butterfly! Thanks for playing with us!!!

  • jules Posted Sunday, 07/13/2014 3:00 am

    Love ur cards!

  • Andrea Murdock Posted Sunday, 07/13/2014 4:44 pm

    Your cards are stunning!! I love the way you have used your neutrals with splashes of colour. So happy to have you with us!

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