Friday, 4 July 2014

[Uniko Studio Challenge] #11 Revisited - Guest Designer Shirley

Hello everyone!

Today we have our winner of Challenge #10 and guest designer Shirley from Shirley - bee's stamping stuff with us to share a reminder project for Challenge #11:

Hello, I'm thrilled to be guest designing for Uniko Studio for their Challenge #11, Birthday using this fabulous colour palette:

As part of my prize for winning Challenge #10, I chose the Paradise Hummingbird set.  I googled hummingbird images and was inspired by this painting, and how the splattered paint implied fast movement.  

I can't resist a bit of splattering and sloshing outside the lines, so I set to with the Distress Inks (Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn) and a paintbrush.  I inked the flower stamps with Seedless Preserves, spritzed and stamped, then repeated with Dusty Concord to get the two-tone look on the flowers.  

Oh, and I added some Wink of Stella to imply iridescence on the feathers and a tiny AB crystal for the eye.

So come and play - you could be a winner and get the opportunity to guest design too!

You have until July 14th 09:00 UK time, to link your card up below. The Challenge Rules:

  • Winners will be announced by July 17th
  • Please add the Uniko Studio Challenge badge & link back to the challenge 
  • If you don't have a blog to link back to the challenge, don't worry. Just use "USC"+<challenge number> as your tag. For example, for the second challenge "USC2" and upload it to a gallery. Or send Beverley an email ( and she will add your entry for you.
  • Showcase any Uniko Studio product: clear stamps, dies, digital pattern paper, digital cut files, or digital stamps. If you haven't purchased any Uniko Studio products, fear not. Plenty of freebies here.
The Prizes:
  • A £10 Gift Certificate to the Winner & Guest Design Team spot on the blog for the next challenge
  • Top Three Spotlight


  1. This card is just magic! Absolutely adore the effect of the watercolouring and the two tone flowers - genius!

  2. Wow Shirley your card is magnificent and you've really showcased that hummingbird. Love it.
    Sarah x

  3. Beautiful card. Love your colour choice.

  4. Shirley........that's me, speechless at how stunning your card is! The hummingbird paired with the flowers, water-colouring and two-tone painting, the sparkle for the eye...swoon-inducing! Absolutely amazing!!

  5. Shirley, your card is absolutely stunning. The water colouring is just magical and the hummingbird looks in perfect flight. This really is one of the best 'guest designer' cards I have seen. So gorgeous xx


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