Unity & Misti Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Misti (My Sweet Petunia) & Unity Blog Hop!
Everyone who leaves a comment on all the blogs in the hop will go into a drawing for 3 prize packs from Unity and winner’s choice of an Original or Mini MISTI. Just comment by May 30th at noon Central to be eligible. Winners will be posted on both the Unity Blog and the My Sweet Petunia blogs on May 31st.

If you arrived here from Donna Baes blog, you’re in the right place. Have you been totally amazed by the projects so far? There’s still more to come so please get comfy! I’ve been in love with my Misti for a while now..I rarely ever stamp without it & I know I’ve barely scratched the surface of all I can do with it. And when I received these fab images from Unity, I couldn’t wait to work with them! The styles of these images are so diverse…just how I like things.

My first card started with a Brusho background I made ages ago. It’s sort of how I imagine deep space would look & thought it would look good behind this happy little girl, who’s in her own little world, blissfully swinging from a star. Remember that feeling, as if you’re flying? I put her in my Misti, stamped, colored her w/ Copics then overstamped her. Please check out the last card for the comparison on how big a difference this makes. Below is the inside, using leftovers from the front & next to it are the Copics I used.

Maybe this lovely lady is the little girl, all grown up, and so stylishly attired.  I love all the little hearts floating around her & the bouquet of tulips she’s holding. 

On Monday, I saw a technique challenge on Splitcoaststampers (TLC639) called “Smack Down” (click the link to check it out). So I took the solid heart image from the set and made the background using Distress inks in pinks & oranges. She was done separately, colored & fussy cut & popped up to give her a little separation from the background. I used the Misti to line up where I wanted to put her & stamped the hearts onto the background before attaching her. Below is the inside & Copics I used.

This last card, features this whimsical mushroom & adorable little snail. I love coloring mushrooms in fantastical colors but sometimes it can be hard to blend such different colors. So a lot of times I’ll color them first w/ Copics then blend over this w/ Prismacolor pencils, as I did here. It just gives the blends a softer look.

I’ve shown this on different posts a time or two, but it always amazes me what a difference stamping after coloring makes. See for yourself…the after overstamping pic on the right is so much clearer & darker than the before. And if you use Prismacolor pencils to color, this difference can be HUGE! Sometimes I’ll stamp over using Versafine, but this was just with the same Memento ink I used originally. That way if I want to color more, I can. (Click any pic to make larger.)

Here’s what I did w/ the greeting. After stamping it in black, I shifted the paper up and left just a tad, cleaned off the stamp & stamped it again w/ pistachio ink, taping off the bottom half so only the top part would stamp. (I stamped the greeting on the plastic sheet that comes w/ a stamp-a-ma-jig to make sure it was lined up correctly, so that’s why the one on the left appears a little blurry.) This is a great way to add a little color to a greeting.

Here’s the inside & the Copics I used.

Now I’ll send you on your way to Mandi Mance‘s blog.  Here’s the entire blog list, in case you get lost:

My Sweet Petunia

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

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123 Responses to Unity & Misti Blog Hop!

  1. Avatar Kelly Brillhart - Sunstamper
    Kelly Brillhart - Sunstamper says:

    I love how you made the little girl,swing from a star! Great projects! Thanks.

  2. Avatar Shannon
    Shannon says:

    AMAZING samples! WOW! love your coloring. I especially love how you used the girl in the swing! I did something special with her too recently. Will be sharing next week for my GIU week. 🙂

  3. Avatar Donna Baker
    Donna Baker says:

    Beautiful and Colorful Cards.

  4. Avatar JANEEN K
    JANEEN K says:

    The star swinging girl is so unique. I must remember not to remove my stamp from the misti before I am done with my project. I think I need two MISTIS

  5. Love the swinging girl card. The background for it is so cool!

  6. Avatar elecia betts
    elecia betts says:

    beautiful,so much details

  7. Those girls are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing these techniques.

  8. Avatar Vicky Lee
    Vicky Lee says:

    Thank for sharing!

  9. Avatar Shirley A Hutchins
    Shirley A Hutchins says:

    Love your girl swinging on a star.

  10. Avatar Chantel Figueroa
    Chantel Figueroa says:

    Ok I have to say I had a hard time focusing on the rest of the blog because I am sooo stinking blown away by the girl on the swing…it really is a work of art and i totally felt like I was in her world!! Amazing! Thank you for inspiring!

  11. Love the color combo on the girl with tulips!! Great cards!

  12. Avatar Mary Schaffer
    Mary Schaffer says:

    That imagination card reminds me of what it was like to be young.

  13. Avatar Nancy Deffner
    Nancy Deffner says:

    Beautiful coloring!

  14. They are all lovely, but I think my favorite is the background on the girl. I love how you did the hearts on that background. How did you do the background on this card? Lovely!!!

  15. Avatar Jennifer Mitten
    Jennifer Mitten says:

    Wow! All the cards are amazing but that little girl with the stars is incredible.

  16. Gorgeous cards, Julie!!! Made my favorites list!!! 🙂

  17. Avatar renee milner
    renee milner says:

    Your cards and coloring are lovely–the card with the little girl swinging card is absolutely fantastic! Thanks for showing how you do the inside of your cards, and for all the tips. I always forget about overstamping.

  18. Avatar Lorrie Strebel
    Lorrie Strebel says:

    Wow! Just wow!


  19. I love your cards! They are all so bright and colorful and look amazing!

  20. As I clicked on your blog and started to scroll I hit the breaks and uttered out loud ( oh My!) That card just took my breath I love it! As I scrolled the rest of the way I was amazed. I love the heart background and the snail. The stamping after color tip I plan to try.

  21. Avatar Carole Simonetti
    Carole Simonetti says:

    Love your work

  22. Avatar Dorothy S
    Dorothy S says:

    Fabulous projects! I especially like the way you finished the inside of the first card, repeating the circle from the front.

  23. Pretty cards….fun blog hop. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Avatar Laura Mooney
    Laura Mooney says:

    Your colouring is amazing! I especially love the star cars.

  25. Oh My ! your cards are stunners ! love them all 🙂 Debi x

  26. Fabulous cards using the Misti.

  27. Avatar Penny Boren
    Penny Boren says:

    Awesome coloring! Thanks for the inspiration!

  28. Avatar Martha Roland
    Martha Roland says:

    Your work is out of this world! Love it ???

  29. Avatar Kristen Johnson
    Kristen Johnson says:

    beautiful work!

  30. Avatar Jeanette Donahoe
    Jeanette Donahoe says:

    Julie, omg, you are true artist extraordinaire. Your cards are beautiful. You have such talent, and I enjoyed each and every card you created. Thank you so much.

  31. This hop maybe dangerous. Unity stamps is new to me and I already have three things on my wishlist

  32. Avatar Janet Christensen
    Janet Christensen says:

    These really pop

  33. Avatar Vencine Martin
    Vencine Martin says:

    Hi Julie! Wow these are so pretty. Never heard of the smack technique backgrounds. Gonna have to try that!

  34. Avatar Carole Simonetti
    Carole Simonetti says:

    great techniques -thanks for sharing your gorgeous cards and techniques

  35. Wow your cards have so much detail. Thank you for sharing.

  36. Avatar Faye Lambert
    Faye Lambert says:

    Love the swinging girl among the stars.

  37. Avatar Linda Hott
    Linda Hott says:

    Gorgeous cards! Love the backgrounds and your techniques and imagination!

  38. Avatar Robin Bissland
    Robin Bissland says:

    Wow! The overstamping really makes a difference! Thank u for sharing!

  39. Avatar Trish F
    Trish F says:

    Great colorful cards. Love these Unity stamps and your coloring and shading. Thanks for sharing

  40. Amazing cards…gorgeous coloring and beautiful details

  41. Amazing cards with WOW! colors!

  42. Your cards were lovely!! Loved your techniques. Thanks for sharing!

  43. Love all the details on your cards!

  44. Love those backgrounds on your cards! all the colors are just amazing!

  45. Avatar Ruby Marchand
    Ruby Marchand says:

    Your card is absolutely out of this world. Amazing work with all the colours. Thank you for inspiring me.

  46. Julie, you’ve outdone yourself with all these beautiful cards. Your brushos background turned out perfect. I love how you have a girl swinging at night. Your second card has a wonderful background as well. Super cuteness.

  47. Wow – love all these cards and your overstamping demo should make everyone go out and buy a MISTI that hasn’t already (or the ones that have misplaced theirs find it) Hugz