Saturday, October 7, 2023

Friends of Unity Oct 23 Blog Hop ~ Build a Scene

Hello, friends! Welcome to October!
Ahhhh, I love October. Especially here on the farm!

This months creative cue is Building a Scene. (Be sure to read my thoughts below regarding this cue!)

On my first card I used the gorgeous window from an Angie Blom set called Outside Your Window. The door is from the Aug '21 KOM called Pumpkin Season

The pumpkins from this set would have looked great fussy cut and popped up on both sides of the door, but I didn't want to be limited to the season I might send this card.

Here I stamped an image of the door exactly where I plan to pop up the colored piece. This allowed me to only color parts of the window I knew would be visible.

The door alone doesn't look that appealing, but......

...when you put it all together - it's meant to be!! I love the outcome of this card. I adore how this door stamp allows you to personalize the welcome sign!

A door in front of a window doesn't seem to make sense, but then I remembered, in the creative world, most anything can make sense! Have fun with this process, friends!

I love the little bit of shadow the popped up door gives. As if it is slightly ajar!

The stamped image behind the popped up one really helps it look 3D. Don't you think?!

The idea for this next card came at 3:30 am Friday morning! I got up and quickly made this card. Loving the outcome!

Here I used the big and beautiful stamp created by Angie Blom called "A Walk in the Woods". The encouraging sentiment is cut from the Vintage Winnie the Pooh cut apart sentiment strips.

I created this single layer scene by adding leaves to the bare trees, deminsion to the background/foreground, and by adding the sun shining through the trees. 

Remember, when building a scene to think outside of the box! It doesn't just have to be clouds and sky, or hills of snow/grass/mountains. It can also be windows and doors, or adding of seasonal elements!

My husband encouraged me on adding the yellow to brighten the scene! I don't have much experience adding light. I definitely want to improve so it looks more realistic.

I made this card for my daughter as she is stepping into a new season of her life going back to school at 32 years old. I am so proud of her and want her to know she is so much more than she feels she is!!

 I hope you’ll  join our build a scene cue and create some new cards to share in Unity Show & Tell! Please, TAG ME if you do. I would truly love to see them!!

Today is World Card Making Day and there are some pretty great deals this weekend at Unity! I love this quote I found online regarding WCMD- “World Card Making Day reminds us that the best gifts come from the heart, and the hands and vision of the people we love.”
What a beautiful description of why we love what we do. 

My hope is that you read through the entire blog. Makes my heart so happy thinking you do!

As always~

Thanks for spending time with me today!

It brings me so much joy sharing my thoughts and creations with all of you!

Until next time~

Be blessed, friends!

Bobbie Sue

I hope you have a chance to visit each blog and leave a little (or a lot of :) love along the way . I know they are all equally as wonderful and unique!  

There are some pretty awesome giveaways with each hop! Including one from myselfBe sure you comment on EACH blog post to be entered in the drawing.

This months winners will be announced during next months blog hop!!
(I have a feeling you will comment anyway as a way of support and admiration to the artists.) 

Speaking of winners! The winner from my September Blog Hop is Vannessa OsbournSeptember 24, 2023 at 10:05 PM

Bobbie Sue these are lovely! I will continue to strive to make beautiful spatters like you do!!! I keep practicing!

Congratulations, Vannessa! Thank you so much for ALWAYS visiting our hop and leaving such kind comments. Please, claim BEFORE next months hop. Message me here so I can get your winnings to you!

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Friends, please know that our hops are not sponsored. 
(Although, I know Unity Stamp Co. lovingly approves) Because your support is so valuable and so appreciated, prizes are given from the creators own private stash of Unity stamps.

The hop started with the amazingly talented

Next up is the wonderful

There are of us hopping this month! Be sure to go back to any you may have missed as we ask you to give love to each blog to be included in the giveaway. :)

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May His face shine toward you and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift up His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26

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  1. Such beautiful and unique cards, Bobbie Sue! I never would have thought to put a door in front of a window, but it's beautiful! And your sun peeking through the trees is perfect! I love it!

  2. Oh my goodness, Bobbie Sue! Both cards are beautiful, but that first one is fantastic! You are so creative! I have both of these stamps but would never have thought to use them together... always at a loss on how to use that door, but you've inspired me.

  3. Love your cards and the beautiful way you watercolor. The sunny yellow light is gorgeous coming through the tall trees. I love the door scene. It is perfect in front of the window, reminds me of sidelights!

  4. Ahhh, your beautiful watercoloring always amazes me. I love the scenes you made this month. You're so creative.

  5. Such thoughtful designs, and beautifully done

  6. These cards are fabulous!

    Linda Abel

  7. GORGEOUS! I LOVE the path! What beautiful cards!

  8. Stunning cards! I love all the details. I love how you popped up the door and personalized it. And I love the suns rays in yellow shining thru the forest. Just beautiful!

  9. Always beautiful creations that I love from you! ;-) And don't you just love when one stamp (A walk in the woods) IS the whole scene? I love that. Your coloring is so beautiful. And kudos to your daughter !!

  10. Creative and beautiful scenes you have created.

  11. Lovely cards and I
    like the way you used
    the window and door
    for your scene.
    Carla from Arizona

  12. Beautiful cards! I love the sun shining through the trees! Thanks for picking me as your September winner! I messaged you on Instagram where you link took me.

  13. Wow!! So beautiful!! I think the door is my favorite!! Love all the details!!
    Jenni Shamblin