Friday, February 26, 2010

Inktegrity's Spring Hop!

Welcome to Inktegrity's Spring Hop!

You probably just visited Laura Jean's blog. If not, the entire blog hop is listed in order below.
This is a celebration of the awesome Design Team and all of you who create with Inktegrity! All of these images that you see on our blogs were created by request of each member.

Along the hop, there is a letter for you to collect - no need to unscramble as it is spelled out for you. Simply email the phrase to jonjinko@hotmail.com with the phrase in the subject line and she will email the freebie image to you. In addition, be sure to leave a comment on the Inktegrity blog (the last on this hop) so that you are eligible to win your choice of 5 of these images!!!

Now on to my card and image:



I have always loved unicorns. As a kid, I collected them. Many have been lost from my collection over the years, but some very special one's remain. When Joni asked us to request an image I had to give it some thought but then ultimately decided on a unicorn when my oldest son had asked me what my very favorite book of all time is. Of course, it's The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle. Thinking of the book and reminiscing about the wonderful characters, Lady Amalthea (the unicorn), Molly and Schmendrick, Prince Lir, King Haggard... *sigh* We were also asked to name our image - my son Levi named the unicorn Harmony.

When Joni sent me this image you have no idea how delighted I was! I set to work, mentally, on how I wanted my card to look. At first I was thinking the colors of how the film The Last Unicorn looked, but then after a trip to the ribbon outlet, my color scheme shifted to burgundy, white and ivory.

The base is Baroque Burgundy and then I cut the "top note" die - not the SU! die, but one I created in SCAL and then embossed with the Textile Cuttlebug folder. I colored the image with just a touch of color using a Copic Marker (B0000) and a Prismacolor Marker (Cream). The with a blender pen and Baroque Burgundy ink, added a touch of color to the mane.

I have truly enjoyed my term on the Winter Inktegrity Design Team. I want to thank Joni for having given me that opportunity. I am sad to leave but I am excited to see what the Spring Team will bring. It's also been an absolute pleasure to work with everyone on the team.

For this hop, my letter is...
Now you can continue on to Guest Designer Dawn's blog to see another special image. Thank you so much for coming by!

19 Encouraging Thoughts:

~*Joni said...

Mel this came out so elegant! I love the color combo that you paired with Harmony, very sweet and dainty. I used her too, she was perfect for the Raise The Bar challenge. ;) Thank you for being a part of Inktegrity this past term - I loved having you!!

Lelia said...

So sweet...love the simplicity of your design!

Marlene said...

Beautiful! Love the touches on this card.

April said...

I love how you colored your unicorn, and truly can't imagine the card being any better!

Diane (djuseless) said...

Harmony is beautiful! I love the colors, textures and embellishments that you used on your card. I am glad that I got to know you by working on this outstanding DT together!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Gorgeous card, Mel!! I love the rich colors and your fabulous image!! I am so glad that I won't have to say goodbye since we are still on another DT together!! Love ya girlie!!
Hugs~
Sheri

Melissa S said...

Beautiful! I love the unicorn!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card Miss Melissa!! It's always a blast working with you!! You are so talented my dear!

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, what a sweet card. That unicorn just calls to me. TFS.

Julie E said...

I remember unicorns from my childhood too! Lovely card, I like the embossed mat, and the flowers add a great feel to it.

Primitive Paper said...

Great Card Melissa. It was a pleasure working with you.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Melissa, your unicorn card is wonderful... so rich and beautiful! I love it!

It's been a joy getting to know you as we've served together on the Inktegrity Design Team. Hugs!

Rachel said...

Oh this is gorgeous!!
hugs,
Rachel

Gabby said...

Beautiful card Mel! Just beautiful!!! HUGS!!!

Mary Ski said...

So many wonderful images and great treatments of them on this hop.

Mary Ski & Sir Chester
http://purrfectsentiments.blogspot.com

Sandy said...

This is so pretty and the flowers add such a great touch! Beautiful!!!

mulberry station said...

What a cute card. I sure love the unicorn. What a fun card.

Cr8ive ME said...

what an awesome card. Just beautiful.

{hugs}
Mary

Stacy said...

Very pretty card! I love the flowers!

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