Sunday, February 17, 2013

Unity (be inspired) challenge

I admit that I've been looking at Unity stamps for the longest time now... I've been having them on my wish list in what seems forever - but I still haven't managed to make a move...

I do have two itty bitty stamps... Dream big and on this journey together... Love them!
Which is why I don't understand what took me so long to order more...?

Unity stamps has just begun with a wonderful challenge - be inspired and I'd love to participate. Only problem is... Unity stamps must be in it! So I followed their advise if you lack some - go shop!

I caved in and finally placed an order:)
So now I'm waiting for happy mail, but as experienced... Snail mail to Sweden may be slower than slowest:( And I want to play now - LOL!

So I made the best with what I had...

I followed their sketch for a LO, if you are a follower of my blog you know I'm behind on a favour. So this was the perfect opportunity to catch up.

The paper line is Prima's En Francais Collection. I stamped the sentiment "dream.Big" from Unity all over the background like the sketch, the ink is adirondack dye ink espresso. I used the same stamp as my title, but stamped it on a tag from the paper line in Archival russet.

I stamped the butterflies from the same set on white cardstock and fussy cut to replace the hearts on the sketch. As the album is about the childhood of two boys, I'm trying to tone down on bling, flowers and hearts. Feel free to give me advise and tips of more boyish embellishment!

I did use another stamp set from MFT, I don't know if it's allowed to mix the stamps. But I liked the ballons and the saying with the dream big theme...

This LO was made in minutes and I'm so pleased with the effect of the stamped background. I would never have thought of that is it wasn't for Unity's challenge. So I already feel as a winner and will definitely be back for the next challenge as well to be inspired!

Thanks for visiting, let me know what you think:)


  1. I THINK this is BEAUTIFUL and using what you have sometimes results in the BEST PROJECTS! Thanks so much for PLACING AN ORDER - and PARTICIPATING!!!!!! Hope you get to do this every month! GLAD you have MORE UNITY on the way! :)

  2. Wow.. This is gorgeous.. Sometimes you only need a few to make something awesome and you did it!! Can't wait to see what you do with your new stamps!! Crossing my fingers they don't take too long! Keep on playing with us.. You did such a great job!!

  3. Really loving this neutral layout. It really makes the picture pop. Thanks for playing!

  4. I love how you used a sentiment stamp to make the background design! I'm gonna try that tonight!
    Great LO!

  5. Wonderful design. Love how you used journaling spaces to go with it. :)

  6. oooo! love that you did a layout. this turned out great! thanks for playing along.

  7. Thank for all your wonderful and encouraging words! It means a lot to me:)