Tuesday, 4 March 2014

[Uniko Studio Challenge] No. 7 - Guest Designer Barb Murphy

Hello everyone! We have our guest designer Barb Murphy with us today to share with us her project:

I'm so excited! I recently won Uniko Studio's Challenge #6 (with a fabulous sketch courtesy of Gayatri) and with that came not only a gift certificate to the Uniko Studio store, but also a guest designer spot for the next challenge! The challenge format is a bit different now, but better, I think...a color inspiration and theme suggestion.

These colors are beautiful. The challenge called for using some or all colors as well as the added theme or technique of distress or vintage. I incorporated all of the colors and used inks to distress the papers.

The Graphic Flowers were die cut from a distressed text print paper and all edges were inked with Pumice Stone ink using a fingertip sponge dauber. 

The sentiment stamp was inked lightly so it would stamp a distressed image.  

The banner flags and flowers were adhered to the card front. A piece of hemp twine was loosely curled and adhered to create a nest behind the wood button.

Finally, the card's width was trimmed down to 3-3/4" and alternate corners were rounded...and that's it!

If you do nothing else today, please pop over to the Uniko Studio blog and hit follow or subscribe. I hope you'll join me in playing along with this fabulous color/theme challenge. If you don't have any Uniko Studio products of your own, there are freebies available too!

Before I sign off, huge thanks to Uniko Studio for giving me the chance to be a guest designer this challenge. It's been a blast! 

Happy Crafting!!

Stamps: (All Occasions Sentiments #3) Uniko Studio
Dies: (Graphic Flowers) Uniko Studio
Inks: (Hawaiian Tropic) PTI (Pumice Stone) Ranger
Card Stock: (Fine Linen, Terracotta Tile) PTI (all others) Bazzill
Pattern Paper: (Fine Linen Distress Dots) PTI (Daily News) Basic Grey
Trim: (10# cream twine) Hemptique
Accents: (buttons) Maya Road
Tools: (corner rounder punch) WRMK


  1. WOW! Barb, your incredible talent, paired with your Uniko win, makes for a card that is absolutely eye-catching and striking! Colours, banners, the subtle "friend' sentiment are the perfect backdrop for the stars of the show: the blossoms! You're an amazing guest designer, inspiring ideas for all of us to try the new challenge! LOVE this!

  2. STUNNING!!! The colors, layers, and textures are simply, PERFECT together! Love this!

  3. Marvelous card Barb!! Love the layered banners and the way you've used the sentiment!

  4. Barb - so fun for you to guest design with us. this is stunning! over achiever on using all colors ;) and love how you distressed the banners.


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