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:

Monday, March 6, 2017

Growing in Unity: Day One

Hi everyone.  Thank you for stopping by today.  I have some fun news!

I am thrilled to announce that I am The Unity Stamp Company's GIU Girl this week!  GIU, stands for Growing In Unity!  I'm rather new to Unity Stamps, but the struggle is real.  I want them all.
I thought for my first GIU post, I would use the very first stamp that got me hooked on Unity Stamps:  it's designed by Angie Blom, and is part of the Angie Girl series, and is named Aleah Girl.

The sentiment that I chose to use is from February 2017 Kit of the Month, Unexpected Places.  Yep.  Got hooked on those too.

For this card. I stamped the Aleah Girl on Artist's Choice cardstock with a very pale gray ink then colored her with Prismacolor Premier colored pencils, giving her funky ombre purple hair.  I absolutely LOVE coloring hair and denim.  These skinny jeans and tall boots?  They are so much fun to color.  And... well, that's me: that's my fall/winter uniform.  LOL

I just love these Angie girls, but I'll be honest.  I didn't love them at first when I saw them online.  You see these Angie Girls, for the most part, are faceless.  The faceless images represent every woman.  But I just didn't feel they were my thing.

However, in August of 2016, I was given this stamp by my friend Lou.  It was a gift.  So of course I was going to use it.  So I decided that I would try to draw a hint of a face in, and make it more "my style".  It was right there that the addiction began.  

I enjoyed the challenge of faces so much, that I quickly ordered more.  And placed a second order before the first one had even arrived!  I now own dozens of them.

So for this, I blame Lou.  LOL  
Or sometimes I thank her.

And now... here is the REST of the story.  (Did you read that in a Paul Harvey voice?)

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

And...  if you choose to leave 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 comment and come back again soon!

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