Friday, 18 September 2015

Uniko - Natures Tresures II ...

.....  Morning - today is the last day of introductions for the new Uniko release.  This set is really organic and works perfectly with Bev's floral stamp sets, but I'm focusing on the set.  Here's my card:

Best Wishes - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Natures Treasures II, Simply Said Birthday
Inks: Distress - Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn; Archival - Monarch Orange, Coffee. Emerald Green
Dies: Spellbinders - Labels 23 (S4-347) #4
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Kaisercraft DP - Bluebelle



I'm submitting this card to several challenges:
Today is also the start of the new Uniko Challenge - USC#25 which this month has the theme Autumn/Fall with the optional twist of "Thanks".  I combined my introduction and challenge card, and opted go with the autumn.

I used a die to cut an opening in a mask and covered the card.  Then I sponged on shades of orange and green.  I added some drops of water to the distress ink to remove some ink and give a nice ghosted image.  After carefully removing the mask I stamped on some leaves tumbling down the page.  I finished the front with a simple greeting.  On the inside I cut a piece of Kaisercraft design paper to fit on the card and as the colour wasn't quite right, I rubbed over the paper with some spiced marmalade ink and then rubbed off the excess.  On the white panel I added a few more leaves.

Best wishes inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsBest wishes sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

As well as inspiration from the Design Team, we have two fantastic Guest Designers this month - you will be familiar with them both - check out what Ardyth and Pauline have made to inspire you.

Don't forget that there are prizes when you play along with the challenge.  The DT pick a winner who will get a £20 gift voucher for use in the shop.  The DT also pick the Top 3, who will each get 50 Loyalty Points added to their customer account.  If you've played along and used Uniko stamps on your card, then you'll enter the random draw and the winner of that will get 150 Loyalty Points added to their customer accounts.  Finally, if you've played along with the twist of "Thanks", there's a random draw for that too - the winner of this one will get 100 Loyalty Points added to their customer account.  You've got plenty of time to join in with the challenge - deadline is Friday 2nd October 8.00am BST (that's 3.00am EDT).

Tomorrow, 19th September, is release day.  The day you've been waiting for - the sets will be available for purchase at Uniko.  We will showing the sets in their entirety and, as is tradition, there's will be a Design Team Blog Hop with the chance for one lucky person to win the ENTIRE release.  And there's a little extra too!

You won't want to miss out on any of the fun from the 14th - 19th September, as Bev will be drawing totally random winners for mystery prizes.  No hints as to the prizes or their value, you'll just have to join the fun!

Places to join the fun, and possibly win a prize, are by commenting along the way on the Uniko Blog, Design Team Blogs, liking the Uniko Facebook page, and following on Pinterest and Twitter!  See you soon.

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17 comments:

sandie said...

great masking and such a cool idea, plus love seeing you at Ink x

Rahmat said...

That inked panel and is beautiful Deborah, perfect platform for the leaves.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Fantastic masking Debs, love the shapes and colours.
Great showcase of the leafy set and thanks for playing along at ATSM too.
Sarah x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

ooopsie! Forgot to say thanks for playing at Less is More too.
Thanks Sarah xx

Rachel Jolley said...

Oh this is just gorgeous, love it! The layout and colours are stunning!

vinita jain said...

Love the style, that leaves are gorgeous and great masking with beautiful colors!

cm said...

Your rich autumn palette is the perfect canvas for these new leaves! Gorgeous!
~c

Kim M said...

This is fantastic! Great use of the colours and I love your design. Thanks for joining us over at Inkspirational! :-)

Anne said...

Gorgeous masking and stamping Deborah!
Thank you for joining us
Anne
Less is More

Kathyk said...

Just fabulous

Kathyk

Chrissie said...

This is terrific Deborah that inked panel is beautiful!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful, organic feel, shapes and colours! Beautiful new images from Uniko and perfect card for the challenges!

Lucille K said...

Lovely card :)

Neets B said...

I love this new set, it will definitely be added to my stash soon! I love your blended panel behind your leaves, awesome design.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Ceal said...

beautiful card, love the background! thanks for joining us at ATCAS!

Pia Larsen said...

This card is just mind-blowing gorgeous!! Love the look of the ink blended background with the stamped leafs on top....FAB!
Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational for our "Orange & Green" challenge. Would love for you to play along again next time :o)
Pia xx

Jaydee said...

Love the multi-colored background and the whimsical leaves that look as though they are floating in the wind. Such a great take on the challenge. So glad you joined us at Addicted to CAS this week
jaydee

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