Thursday, July 12, 2012

Chick Challenges with {ippity}!

It’s Thursday and time for the latest sketch challenge from Chick Challenges with {ippity}. I, a Unity Endorsed {ippity} Chick, am your sponsor for this week. Let’s get started!

This is the beautiful sketch that I chose to challenge you all. The Chick Challenge crew are so talented in creating these various sketches. My hats off to them!

Here is my rendition of this week’s sketch. I did make it square and probably added to many layers, but the “too many layers,” that’s something that I cannot do without. I love layers and contrast, everything seems to pop.

The {ippity} stamp set that I stamped with is “The Simple Things.” For the coloring I used a technique that I have not done in many moons. I colored the butterfly bloom stamp with Memento Markers. After the coloring was complete, I “huffed” on the stamp and stamped on a piece of Cryogen cardstock. I need to try this technique more, good exercise for the lungs. ;o)

Other supplies used are:
CS: SU in Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Kraft
DP: My Mind’s Eye-Stella & Rose collection
Inks: Memento Markers, Forest Moss DI
Embellishments: Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam-Chandelier, pearls from

Challenges that I am entering are:
{ippity} by Unity Monday Linky Party
Jackson’s Digital Expressions – Anything Goes w/optional color twist
Paper Take Weekly – Strawberries and Cream
Stamp N Plus – Anything Goes
Fashionista’s Challenge – Winged Things

A standing invitation goes out to everyone to join a couple of fun groups. The first is at The Crafter’s CaféGet Hippity with {ippity}, and the second is our Facebook group – Get Hippity with {ippity}. Come join us and show us your love of {ippity} and Unity.

Also, check out my Get Hippity with {ippity}/Join the Unity Community (GHWI) Challenge Blog. My very talented and wonderful GHWI Design Team has daily inspiration for you. The current challenge is “Christmas in July with a tag.” Come join in the fun!

Remember you have two ways to get your {ippity} by Unity fix. The first is head over to my {ippity} Sales Blog and go shopping. The second is the Unity Co. website. All you have to do is pick me, Aletha Williams, as your {ippity} chick and go shopping for {ippity}. After you have picked out your {ippity} goodies, go shop for some Unity too. Yep, that’s right, you can shop for both at the same time. Just remember to pick me as your {ippity} Chick.

Thanks for stopping by! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate contacting me.
Unity Endorsed {ippity} Chick


  1. Just fabulous with all those layers! And your flower is so pretty!

  2. Love your color palette and choice of pattern papers. Thanks for posting to the Stamp N Plus challenge.

  3. Aletha, I think your card is lovely; never too many layers-it gives great dimension when you don't want to use a lot of embellies. Very nice job; thank you for sharing your card with us at JDE.

  4. Very pretty card. You can never have too many layers! Thanks for linking up to our Anything Goes Stamp N Plus challenge.

  5. Aletha,
    Just beautiful! And no, not too many layers cuz it look great! Huffing, my mom does that a lot and she makes me jump every time she does it! Your choice of papers are terrific! Love this!

  6. can never have too many layers!! Love your card...such great colors!
    Hugs, Renee

  7. I do the huffing from time to time. LOL It sounds so funny. Probably a good thing there isn't anyone else around. :) Your card is lovely.

  8. Your multiple layers are fabulous! Thanks for playing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  9. Gorgeous card Aletha :-) such a pretty image and the papers and layout are pefect :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  10. Very pretty card, I like how the corners are rounded. Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at Fashionista and good luck. Hugs Julie

  11. Just beautiful,I like the rounded corners and layering. Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  12. Very pretty and the layers are great! Thank you for playing along at Jacksons Digital Expressions.

  13. Wowza, you went layer crazy! I love all those colors together...fab job my friend!

  14. Hi, Aletha, so nice to see you here at my challenge blog! I love your card, it's a very me kinda card. Beautiful dps, lovely layering and minimal embellishments...just a CAS Dream Project! Very Nice Done! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions. I hope to see more of your wonderful work in upcoming challenges. Hope all is well with your health!
    Chana, DT Coordinator

  15. Fabulous layers on your card. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Stamp N Plus.

  16. Hi, Aletha! I hope you are feeling well. I absolutely love your card. You layers are stunning and your focal is the picture of elegance. Very nicely done! Well, I guess I will have to buy that set! Thanks for sharing with us at Jackson'ts Digital Expressions,



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