Oct 21, 2010

Hip Hop with Unity and Giving Thanks!

Good morning and good day!  If you're here for the UNITY HIP HOP  - WELCOME!

FIRST OF ALL - HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW UNITY WEB SITE?  IT'S AWESOME!

And in case you didn't come here from the Unity Blog, Angela is POSTING THE WINNER OF UNITY'S WORLD CARD MAKING CELEBRATION - WIN A KIT OF THE MONTH FOR A YEAR!!!  Did you play along with each challenge?  Then this could be you!

SHAKER CARD WINNER: CHALLENGE #2
Here is my winner with this beautiful shaker card - KARYLIM:

CONGRATS Karylim, please email Jimmi at jimmi.mayo@gmail.com.
Include in the email:
Full Name
Mailing Address
Say that you won Lesley's Challenge

TODAY, we are giving thanks and I wanted to give thanks for the farmers. 

What would we do without farmers?  These are the hard working people and families that allow us to eat fresh fruits and vegetables, meats and milk, and to pick PUMPKINS in the Fall.

We visit farms all the time.  We can walk the grounds, and harvest some of the foods that grow there.

GIVE THANKS FOR FARMS



Here is how I added color to my pumpkins, this is VERY quick and uses Ranger's Cut n' Dry foam for the application.  I ink the pumpkins before I cut them out to save myself time and agony - and it also saves me from coloring them which would use a lot of marker ink.


I applied some green and orange water-based inks to the Core'dinations cardstock and then splatted water onto it.  I was surprised to find that the ink was TOTALLY displaced on this type of cardstock. So there are white spots where there used to be ink.  SURPRISE!


I stamps the flourish 2 times, one right side up, then one upside down, so that they meet in the middle.  I used my trusty Stickles to add bling to the leaves.


Here is a side view of my pumpkins, all overlapping and looking so very ORANGE.


I used the CUTE stamp set "Simple Blessings" by UNITY for this layout:

REMINDER:

Did you know that a whole lot of chatting is going on?  Don't forget to join us at Splitcoast Stampers (in the Unity forum) for chatting and giveaways - these awesome stamp prizes just pop up when you least expect it!  You just need to be there to win them.

Now it's time to hop on over to Jessica's BEAUTIFUL blog to see what she has in store for today...


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Thanks for visiting today!


44 comments:

stampjourney said...

Gorgeous layout! Love the pumpkins!

Julie Campbell said...

Wow! Gorgeous page! I LOVE the pumpkins all lined up and layered. Another masterpiece!

JPScraps said...

Great layout. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

Erika said...

The layout is GORGEOUS!!! I love how you did the pumpkins. So pretty.

Brooke said...

Beautiful layout, Lesley!! Thank you for showing us your process... love that! As part of a farm family... I thank you for your thankfulness. :) Have a great day!

Lisa H. said...

wow! love your page, Leslie. great idea to ink those pumpkins before hand.

Bogner's said...

I love all those pumpkins! Awesome LO!

Erika M. said...

Your layout is so awesome and I'm glade your thankful for our farmers!

Jen E. said...

omg! you are a rock star! i love what you did with the inking and the pumpkin stamps!

Noelle Reese said...

Very pretty layout I love it! Congrats Karylim!!!

Maria Gurnsey said...

LOVE the coloring tip for the pumpkins...trying this today :) Fabulous layout!

Lisa said...

Love your inking, those pumpkins, all of it!

jo said...

Fabulous layout!!!!

L. Akins said...

That's a beautiful layout. It makes me want to play with a few distress inks today

StampinCathy said...

Beautiful and inspiring page. I just love how you did the pumpkins.

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

What a great fall layout. Very Cool

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

What a great fall layout!!

Shemaine Smith said...

Beautiful layout Leslie! Great subject too!!

Julie said...

This is GORGEOUS, Lesley! I love this scrapbook page! The pumpkins are gorgeous!

cindy said...

beautiful lo.

Jennifer Roach said...

Awesome layout Leslie!! LOVE the tip about the inking....way less trouble that using markers!!

{jennie} said...

Beautiful layout! LOVE the pumpkins...may have to order that....

Martha said...

this is just beautiful!

Scrapycandy said...

Very nice! Loved the tutorial. Thanks for your time involved in creating this for us!

Eva said...

WOW...this is sooooo amazingly gorgeous!!!! Love your bright pumpkins against your photos!!!

Jingle said...

This is really a fantastic layout!!!

Terri E. said...

I come from a farm family and they sure do a lot of hard work. What a great thing to be thankful for!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Rona said...

gorgeous!! I love all the details across the bottom with the stamp done twice to make a larger swirl and the title that way!! GREAT!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

OH MY WOW! This is one incredible layout! LOVE it! One of my favorite things about fall is visiting the local festivals held at farms! So much fun and I feel great about supporting the local farmers too!

scalder said...

Great page and wonderful to thank the farmers that do all the hard work to bring produce to our tables:)

Regina said...

What amazing and inspiring ways of using such great stamps and products. Beautiful!

Lacey said...

Beautiful layout as always!! Love it!

Kelly Landers said...

This is so gorgeous! I love it!

Scrapcollectr said...

Love that layout idea. Cool pumpkin coloring!
=D

Sarah Anderson said...

Such a fab set of stamps to use for your page, I love the flourish and tiny leaves in particular!

Kathy Martin said...

Gorgeous page! Lots of great techniques! :)

Anne said...

Beautiful LO!! Great choice of a group of people to thank. Thanks for the coloring tip, too.

Cindy Gay said...

The stamping and design are beautiful. Thanks for the instructions.

catnap said...

I absolutely love these pumpkins!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY!! This LO is GORGEOUS---stunning! Love all your fun ideas--note to self:: MUST TRY THIS! TFS!!

Ola said...

This is gorgeous.... and I love the pumpkins!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Ola said...

This is gorgeous.... and I love the pumpkins!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Kary said...

Hi Lesley, you make beautiful layouts. I love how you placed the pumpkins and how bright they are.

Thanks too for selecting me as winner for the UWCM challenge - really made my day :) Have a wonderful weekend!

Lisa C. said...

Beautiful layout!!