Thursday, March 9, 2017

Growing in Unity: Day Four!

Today I am sharing another project made with another of Angie Blom's Angie Girl, Beach Girl.


My husband says even a bad day at the beach is better than a good day at the office.  It's true!  I finally believe it, after spending time at "real" beaches in Mexico and Georgia.  Those are fabulous places.  Beaches here in Minnesota aren't quite that amazing without the salty ocean breezes!  

Now I'll never ever be this tan myself.  So don't think even for a second that this is me.  I don't even think it's remotely physically possible for my scandinavian skin.   Seriously, even throughout a good long summer?  The most I can hope for is a pale shade of beige.  But I can dream...




I inked up this sassy bikini girl with Summer Sky Memento ink, onto an Xpress It blending card.  I colored her suntanned skin with E21, E13, 15 and 27.  And her hat and skirt with the C markers 0-10.

Her bikini top was added last with a Copic Multiliner.  I hand cut out the image and adhered with to my background which I sponged  Tumbled Glass Distress, and Distress Oxide inks to.  I used a paintbrush to both remove some color as well as add more color to create the waves.  Then I added some Copic Opaque White with a brush for the waves and spray.

I then masked off a small area and inked more Distress Oxide ink to create the hint of a shadow before adhering my colored image.

My sentiment was added last with Versafine Onyx Black.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Tomorrow is my final GIU post, so please stop back.

Don't forget to comment for a chance to win a prize pack of 20 random Unity stamps!  

Have a sunny day!  See you tomorrow!


65 comments:

  1. Wow....your coloring again...amazing!

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  2. This is so beautiful, it looks like a painting.

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  3. That is just stunning! So artistic! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  4. This is awesome! It looks like someone took a photo and made a card!!!! Wow, I want to color like you do... Thanks for sharing your talents!

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  5. How long have you been doing this? Your coloring is amazing.

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  6. Beautiful! I would not have realized you colored this unless you had told us. It looks like a painting!!

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  7. Like I said on your Facebook post - WOWZERS! This looks like a wonderful watercolor! Thisis the best I have ever seen this stamp colored!

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  8. This is absolutely stunning! Frame worthy for sure!!

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  9. dreaming of a vacation....at the beach....but this card is as close as it gets for me this year...lovely

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  10. Very talented. Love your technique on this card. Now I have to buy the stamp!

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  11. I am blown away!!! This is fabulously stunning!

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  12. This is insanely good! All the shading is perfect from the skin tone to the dress. Very well done

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  13. Unbelievable - what a beautiful gift you have!

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  14. Your coloring truly amazes me! Beautiful!

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  15. This is so amazing and beautiful. You have a true talent.

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  16. Amazing your card has so much texture to it, it looks like she almost could walk away
    very nice application of color for the beach and the waves. thank you for the explanation of how you did her

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  17. Awesome coloring and background! Love your beautiful beach scene!

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  18. Wow! Your coloring is amazing. This looks like it was done in oil paints! It's a beautiful image.

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  19. Stunning card, the coloring is gorgeous!

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  20. You have taken this from craft to professional! Lovely. Can you explain what Xpress It blending card is please? Thank you.

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  21. Absolutely beautiful! The colors chosen are perfect not to mention the amazing artistic coloring. Well done!

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  22. Looks like she could step write off the page. Stunning

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  23. Omg I wish I could learn to color half as well as you.

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  24. Oh my. You created a masterpiece!

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  25. Oh my. You created a masterpiece!

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  26. I agree with your husband. Love the pale shade of beige. Holy cow, your coloring makes it look like a painting!

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  27. Wow, this is gorgeous, Chris!

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  28. Love this! Makes me want to go to the beach right now!

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  29. Now I need a vacation!!!! Absolutely beautiful!!!

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  30. It looks like a painting or a photograph. Amazing!

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  31. Ok so this is just AMAZING!!! I think your have out done your self by far today. Just so beautiful,stunning also so realistic. Drop dead gorgeous work!!!! ❤💙💜💚💛

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  32. good golly! jaw dropping coloring of this beach beauty!!! love the ocean you added in, too. :)

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  33. This is just amazing! This looks like an oil painting. This is stunningly gorgeous!

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  34. Amazing!! Your colouring is something else!! Love it.

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  35. Wow!! This is absolutely stunning. Your talent never ceases to amaze me.

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  36. She looks so realistic!! Beautiful job on your coloring, I love this card!

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  37. Wow, that is some fabulous coloring going on. Beautiful card!
    I live in So. FL, about 10 miles west of the beach, and I never go.
    And I'm a native Floridian! lol Of course, as a child and into my
    early 20's I lived at the beach and was very tan! But now I have to
    work for a living ... lol

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  38. Don't know how you do it! This looks more like a photo than a stamp. I'm amazed.

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  39. Wow, love the colouring of the girl, you are very talented! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.

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  40. Absolutely inspiring!!! I am just learning to use my copics and now have something else to reach for!

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  41. Gorgeous! Your coloring is amazing!

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  42. OMG this is beautiful! I would like to see a video on how you use your oxides. I can't wait to receive mine. Your work is amazing! ❤

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  43. Wow! This doesn't even look like a stamped image. Simply amazing!

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  44. I am in awe. I really don't know how you are able to bring an image like this to life the way you do. WOW WOW WOW!!! Your background is every bit as amazing as the lovely lady!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  45. You are an artist, not just a crafter.

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  46. Beautiful card! I would agree with your husband as mine says things like that all of the time.

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  47. Oh My Gosh Girlfriend!! You have such an amazing understanding of color and light!!! I just love how this turned out and all of the amazing dimension you created in it <3 What a great GIU Week!! I've really enjoyed & thank you for all the inspirations !!

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  48. Wow, fabulous coloring! She looks just like a photo! Gorgeous!

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  49. This is absolutely breath taking beautiful!! It made me say "Ahhhhh"....over and over! Thankyou so much for sharing this week.

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  50. This is absolutely breath taking beautiful!! It made me say "Ahhhhh"....over and over! Thankyou so much for sharing this week.

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  51. Amazing. I'm just blown away - LOVE LOVE LOVE

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  52. This is INCREDIBLE!!! You used two completely different looks and techniques in creating the girl and the background and yet they work seamlessly. LOVE!

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  53. This is more of a piece of art! Your coloring is fabulous! Thanks for sharing

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