Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Growing in Unity: Day Two!

Today I am sharing my projects for Day Two of my Growing in Unity week.  What a fun experience!

I fell in love with Unity Stamp Company last summer after receiving an Angie Girl stamp kit as a gift, and have ordered regularly ever since.  I featured that gift stamp set in yesterday's post.

Today I am sharing a set of four watercolored cards made with some of the stamps designed for Unity Stamps by Phyllis Harris.  These stamp kits are all beautiful scenes that are so fun to watercolor and I have added quite a few to my collection.  The ones I chose to use for today's post are ones I selected because they seemed to cover the four seasons.

Here is the foursome all together.



Each card was stamped on Canson Montval watercolor paper with Versafine Black Onyx ink, then watercolored using Sennelier watercolors.  



For my Spring card, I used the set Let Love Fly.  I love painting hair, and these little girls have beautiful hair to paint!



My Summer scene was created with the image from Brandy & Emma Goodbye, but I used the sentiment from Sense of Wonder.




For the Fall card, the image and sentiment are from Felt With The Heart.  Isn't that horse beautifully drawn?  I love it.  It's just such a touching image.




And finally for my Winter card, I used the image from A Beauty All It's Own, paired with a sentiment  from the Special Wishes sentiment set (designed by Lisa Arana for Unity.)

I'll continue to be a GIU Girl for three more days, and will be sharing a new project each weekday this week.  Please stop back tomorrow for more! 

And...  if you choose to leave me a comment each day?  You have a chance to be one of two winners of a gift of 25 random stamps from Unity Stamp Company!  So please do so!
Thank you for your sweet comments on yesterday's post.  I read and appreciated each and every one!

Have a lovely day, and I'll see you tomorrow!




This week I am challenging you to use white pencil to highlight your images stamped on Kraft card stock. Here is the example I made up using the beautiful Vintage Roses stamp set. I lightly stamped my image using white ink. Once it was dry, I added white and gray pencil to color the jar and flowers, and colored the leaves in greens.
I cut my tag shape and black mat. Then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from Scripty Love, then added it to another black matted panel stamped with the Music Background stamp and adhered everything to my Kraft card base.

(My photo)

Now it's your turn! I can't wait to see what you do!

Here's the fine print:

(Rules here)


Be sure and have your creation uploaded to our gallery with the tag "STV17MON10" no later than March 12th , 8PM CST for your chance to win an awesome $20 gift certificate from Gina K Designs!!
(Just a reminder too...no 'back tagging' which means, you can't take a card you uploaded before my challenge was up and tag it with the challenge tag. The time and date have to be later than my time and date for this challenge being posted!)
Here is the gallery for this challenge:
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62 comments:

  1. I just love everything you do. Very much talented.

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  2. Chris you are so talented! Love seeing all of your beautiful cards that you post! -Gina

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  3. Beautiful cards! I love the stamps by Phyllis Harris as well. I think they are my favorites! You did a wonderful job with your watercoloring. The images look so soft and sentimental. TFS today.

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  4. Beautiful! I love the way your use of watercolor brings light into each of these gorgeous images.

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  5. Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous!

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  6. Fabulous Cards!! You are so talented!!

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  7. The cards are fabulous!!! Your watercoloring is beautiful!! The Phyllis Harris stamps are so awesome to work with. The girl and the horse is my fav!!

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  8. Beautiful group of cards, Chris. Lovely watercoloring of the PH images!

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  9. They're beautiful! I love the softness of your watercoloring.

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  10. PH stamps are just so beautiful, I am in love with her line. Your work is just so STUNNING!!! Yes the horse one is my absolute favorite as well! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us all! See you tomorrow' πŸ’œπŸ’™❤️πŸ’šπŸ’›

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  11. I just love your coloring!! I feel each card tug at my heart <3 That's when I know how much I really love the project. Thanks for sharing <3 And congrats on scoring a week of GIU <3

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  12. Once again, your coloring is exceptional! Thank you again!

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  13. Love all the cards. These stamps and phrases are wonderful. Love how you colored each one too. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us.

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  14. Love your cards! Love the watercolor. I have been stamping for 21 years now, and have finally found the live of watercolor. Your cards are amazing! Can't wait to see what you have tomorrow. 🎨

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  15. Each of these is lovely! I always look forward to seeing your creations because I know they will be amazing.

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  16. Stunning as always! I love the set of 4. Spring and Fall are my favorite. Looking forward to what you will be doing tomorrow.

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  17. These are beautiful! Yesterday you made me want to practice with colored pencils, and today I can't wait to water color! Haha!

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  18. Love the background ideas...makes the card "real" if that makes sense ��❤

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  19. Chris you bring Phyllis Harris to life...I can see you putting all of them in one big frame and hanging on the wall !

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  20. These are beautiful stamps and your colouring is lovely. Love the girl and horse. Hugz

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  21. Love watercolors and these cards are gorgeous!

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  22. These are all so lovely! You do beautiful work.

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  23. Thanks for introducing me to these beautiful stamps.... never knew them before!!!

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  24. what a lovely set of cards. whomever receives them will be blessed indeed! :) watercoloring always gives such a soft look to any image!

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  25. Great work. Phyllis Harris is a favorite of mine. Her drawings always make me smile

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  26. These are just beautiful! You did an amazing job coloring!

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  27. They are just so beautiful! I love the simple borders and your colouring is perfect so talented

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  28. OMG....these are amazing.....but my favourite is the horse one!!!

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  29. WOW! Your coloring is fantastic! I have the horse stamp currently in my wishlist. Thanks enabler...It will be moving to the cart on my next purchase! I haven't done much watercoloring, but think it's time to start after seeing your creations!

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  30. Watercolor is my favorite! Love seasons series.

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  31. Simply beautiful cards! Love these scenes with these girls. Gorgeous coloring!

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  32. Great set of cards, I must admit I've never purchased any of the Phyllis Harris designed stamps but with your colouring of them you make them very appealing. Thanks for sharing

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  33. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! I really like the four seasons concept. Awesome! I wish I could color like that.

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  34. Beautiful cards and a truly wonderful job with the watercolor.

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  35. Perfect seasonal cards. My favorite is the fall, but I also love the cute boat scene for summer. The coloring is gorgeous!

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  36. Phyllis' images are the sweetest things ever and your coloring is so soft and lovely. What a fabulous collection of cards showing the seasons. LOVE these!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  37. Beautiful cards! Loving that horse but all of them have such feeling behind them. Great job Chris.

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  38. All 4 cards are just wonderful! You do amazing watercolors.

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  39. Beautiful cards, I love your coloring!

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  40. Beautiful set of cards! Lovely coloring on each of them!

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  41. These are so beautiful! I LOVE the Phyllis Harris Stamps! I have two of the 4 you showed today. I had never considered water coloring images until I started following the Unity {Show & Tell} page on Facebook. I will have to give that a try. Thanks for sharing your wonderful work!

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  42. Love all of your beautiful cards! Especially with Phyllis Harris stamps/ illustrations. Beautifully done!

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  43. Wow! I wish I had your talent! Thank you for sharing!

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  44. 4 cards today. Aren't we lucky. Love them all.

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  45. Nice cards. I think I have all those images and it makes me want to go ink some up and color.

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  46. Your coloring skills are leaps beyond mine, but I try! I love how you made the girls depict all four seasons, that's really adorable.

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  47. Your cards are gorgeous!! I haven't really tried watercoloring much, but I think it may be something I will try soon. Love the Phyllis Harris stamps!

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  48. Love these cards! Your watercolors are beautiful!

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  49. Love these cards! Your watercolors are beautiful!

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  50. I just had to come back and look at these again, just lovely.

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  51. I love Phyllis Harris Designs too. I have all four of these stamp kits (plus about 30 more!). You did a fantastic job with water coloring these.

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  52. The easy breezy coloring style is perfect for these stamps. NICE

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  53. I have enjoyed so much looking and admiring all of your beautiful artistic work! So lovely! Thankyou so much!

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  54. I have enjoyed so much looking and admiring all of your beautiful artistic work! So lovely! Thankyou so much!

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