Saturday, 5 May 2018

Introducing the first of the new release from Uniko Studio ......

Happy Saturday folks .......

Lets get the weekend started with a look at a couple of the brand new designs coming soon from Uniko Studio

Today we're introducing Simply Said Blocks II  ...... a great little stamp set full of more really useful sentiments, in the same popular style as the Simply Said Blocks

And ........ it's the 'official' release of the gorgeous new stencil/mask ....... Nature's Treasures II  that co-ordinates beautifully with the Natures Treasures II clear stamp set.


Some of you may already have this, as it was part of the Uniko Stamping Retreat goody bag back in December 2017.  It's proved to be such a favourite with those that attended the retreat, and some of the Design Team that Bev thought it was time to make it available to everyone ..... I'm so glad she did!

I've used the stencil here, and one of the stamps from the set to create this simply design .... leaves don't always have to be green!


How pretty do they look .... and it's great to have the two sizes. And ..... you also get the inside bits with the stencil so you have masks of the leaves too ..... so many possibilities!

I used a piece of acetate to smoosh some colour onto a piece of card to create my background.  The colours I used were actually Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxides, but they mixed together and I got this pretty lilac shade when I laid the ink down.


A quick dry with a heat tool, then I took the stencil and Dusty Concord Distress Ink and added the leaves over the top ......


The sentiment was simply stamped with Black Versafine onto a snippet of white card and then fussy cut, before attaching it over the leaves using foam pads


You can see I added come coloured thread to the back of the sentiment for a little more interest and I finished off by adding a few ink splatters here and there, and some glitter glue dots for a touch of sparkle


I also outlined the leaves using a Stardust Gel pen, which gives them a lovely shimmer when it catches the light.

Check out the Uniko Blog today for more inspiration and great ideas from the Design Team, and our lovely Guest Designer, on how to get the most from this brand new stamp set and the gorgeous stencil.
And don't forget to check back tomorrow for a closer look at more from the new release. 

Thanks for popping by .... have a lovely weekend.  Let's hope the sun shines!
I'm off to get ready for a workshop now.  The ladies will be arriving soon and I need to set up! 
We're going to be playing with a faux bleaching technique ....... rubber stamping, heat embossing, Distress Inks and Oxides, and plain old water.  Should be fun!

Cheerio until next time ......

13 comments:

  1. So soft and pretty. Loving your colour choice and composition. The added sparkle gel pen to outline the leaves is a FAB idea and adds beautiful subtle sparkle. Superb showcase, thank you & Hugs Bev x

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  2. Super CAS showcase Linda, enjoy your class. Are you popping over next Saturday to PS? :)

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  3. Linda, this has a wonderful ethereal quality. The colours, the twisted thread, and the subtle glitter shimmer outline. It's absolutely beautiful. Deborah xx

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  4. What a gorgeous card. Thanks for the explanation of how it was created. I think the Natures II stencil will be a must-have product.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  5. Swooning over the palette you've selected to showcase the new stencil! Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous!
    ~carol

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  6. Super stylish and of course I love the purples!

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  7. Hmmmm! just loving this colour combo Linda. So much elegance - especially with the dreamy watery background and the added sparkle from the gel pen. Totally feminine! Love it. x

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  8. You are so right Linda, leaves don't always have to be green, I love your colour choices on your gorgeous card and the sentiments are excellent. Hugs, Anne xx

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  9. Too true - why not have pretty lilac shimmery leaves?! CAS and inspired. Sounds like a fun class you're doing x

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  10. I love the lavender.
    the hint of blue in the
    background is great.
    Wonderful card.
    thanks for sharing
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  11. WOW, so beautiful Linda ! Love every detail in this card : the design, the smooshing, the colours... So delicate and elegant, the perfect showcase for this beautiful stencil ! Hugs x

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  12. What a gorgeous card !!! Congratulations !
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