Saturday, August 26, 2017

Watercoloring & Accents with Bible Journaling

** If you are looking for the Unity blog hop, scroll down or click HERE. **

Today, I am sharing another bible journal page.  I used watercolor and die-cut accents.

He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge...  Psalm 91:4

This passage was highlighted on another project and on its corresponding page, using a different image.  This one is with the newest Phyllis Harris / Unity stamp release.
Watercolor paper was used for the image and watercoloring.  I cut it out and added more die-cut details, for this page.

If you want to see more of my bible journal posts click Bible Journal.
I share my trial and error techniques for adding art to the thin bible pages.
If you have suggestions for a particular tutorial, I would love to hear them.  Comments are always welcome.

Here is a video tutorial for this bible journal page.

And here is the page, a little closer:

Link Ups:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #296 - #297 Anything Goes

HLS August Watercolor Challenge

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Feathers, Wings & Refuge by Phyllis Harris, Ranger watercolor paper & archival ink, Sakura Koi watercolors, My Creative Bible and MFT die-namics.

I would love to hear from you.  Thanks for visiting.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Unity Blog Hop ~ Lucky to have you watercolor card.

Hi, Gaylynn here with a project for the Unity Stamp Co. blog hop.

Sentiment:  I am so lucky to have you!

This is one of the brand new Phyllis Harris stamp releases with Unity, called So Lucky To Have You.
I just love this sweet scene, perfect for friendship, family or love occasions.

This card has watercolor, die-cut and flower accents.
I made a quick tip video tutorial showing the process.

After you hop, remember to check out the sale and release in the Unity shop.

Here is a closer look at today's card:

We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway. Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win. — PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED MONDAY NIGHT —

Monday, August 21, 2017

Gold Watercolor Layered Butterflies

Today, I am up on the Unity blog with this butterfly project.

Savor the beauty of life and believe that each moment in time is a new beginning.

The top butterfly layers are in gold watercolor.  I cut them out and layered them all for a dimensional and shimmer look.

Here is a quick video tutorial for this butterfly card.

And here is a closer look:

Link Ups:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Add A Sentiment

HLS August Watercolor Challenge

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Never Be Afraid 8/2017 Kit of the Month, My Creative Time dies, Gansai Tambi Starry Colors watercolor, Canson watercolor paper, Ranger jet black archival ink, water brush, foam tape and Pop Dots.

Thanks for visiting.  Come back again soon.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Inspirational Feathers Mixed Media Canvas

Today, I am sharing a 5" x 7" inspirational mixed media canvas.

Sentiment:  She's a dreamer, a doer, a thinker.  She sees possibility everywhere.

This was made with two of the beautiful new Unity releases.
I loved the feathers, so I used lots of them and made a frame for the wonderful sentiment.  The vintage look was just what I was going for.

I used a few techniques and color blending in a quick video tutorial.

Link Ups:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Add a Sentiment

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Forward and ThroughDreamer-Thinker-Doer each by Artist Tierra; Ranger distress ink and watercolor paper; Gesso, Liquitex Matte Gel, Dylusions ink spray, 5"x7" Winsor & Newton Artists' Canvas, Copic markers, dictionary, hemp and adhesive pearls.

Monday, August 14, 2017

My creative space is featured on the CardMaker blog.

Today, I am up on the CardMaker Magazine blog.
They are sharing a look into my creative space.  Here is a peek.

There is more about it and more photos on their blog.
Click CardMaker Magazine to see the full article.  Go take a look.

Thank you for visiting.  Have a lovely day.

Friday, August 11, 2017

CardMaker & CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog Hop

Hi, it's Gaylynn.
Today, the design teams from both CardMaker Magazine blog and CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog are sharing projects in a blog hop.
You should have arrived from Maureen's blog.

The CAS-ual Fridays Stamps site is sponsoring four lovely prize packages each valued over $40 so be sure to comment on each blog in the hop.

Today is my birthday.  This hop is a great way to begin my day.
Here is my project using the lovely Pretty Posies stamps and Posies Fri-dies by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.

Sentiment:  A little note to say you are terrific.

The flowers and leaves were stamped and heat embossed onto watercolor paper and then painted with watercolor.  The dies easily cut out the beautiful posies for placement.  The leaves and sentiment shimmer in gold.  I love the flowers and the encouraging sentiment.

Here is a closer look:

Many thanks to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and to CardMaker for this super fun co-hop.
Remember to leave a comment and then continue with the hop.

*** Your next stop in the hop is Nora. ***

The full hop list is available on the CardMaker blog in case you get lost along the way.

Supplies:  CAS-ual Fridays Pretty Posies stamps and Posies Fri-dies, Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils, Gansai Tambi Starry Colors, Ranger white and gold embossing powder, paper crimper and Pop Dots.

Have a lovely day.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Vintage flower thinking of you card.

Here is vintage mixed media style flower handmade card with matching envelope.

Sentiment:  Thinking sweet & lovely thoughts of you today and always.

I think this is a great all occasion card for birthdays and more.
I used mixed media techniques for this one, using a dictionary page, gel medium, watercolor and paint spritz.  I like that it is perfectly imperfect.

There is no video for this one.  The battery exhausted during the process.  Maybe I can repeat this process in the near future with a different design.

Here it is a little closer:

Link Up:  HLS August Watercolour Challenge ~ Bloom

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Hello Beautiful by Jolande & Marleen, dictionary page, doily, paint spritzer, Ranger distress markers and Archival ink.

Have a great day.

Hello It's Me Flower on Vellum Card

Today, I am up on the Unity blog for Inspiration Wednesday with this flower card.

Sentiment:  Hello it's ME.

For this card, I used a favorite technique of mine, coloring on vellum.
I also used heat embossing, die-cuts and pretty soft layers.

Here is mood board inspiration I found on Pinterest.

I made a quick video tutorial for my flower card:

And here is a closer look.

Link Up:  The Paper Players PP356 Theme Challenge ~ The Great Outdoors

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. kits by Jolande & Marleen Hello It's Me and Hello Beautiful, vellum, Copic markers, powder tool, VersaMark, Ranger embossing powder, heat tool, kraft paper and MFT die-namics.

Have a wonderful day.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Birthday Wishes in a Flower Garden Cup

Today, I am sharing a new cup release by Unity.
I decided to give it a unique twist, making it a flower garden cup birthday card.

Sentiment:  Happy Birthday

I mixed and layered the stamps from a couple of kits and added extra blossoms.
This card is going to a fellow tea lover who is near and dear to my heart.

Here is a quick video tutorial for this cup garden card.

Here it is a littler closer:

Link Up:  Little Red Wagon Challenge #405 ~ Favourite Products
(My favorites are Unity stamps and Copic markers.)

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Cuppa Comfort by Lisa Arana and Dilly-Dallyer {Envelope Art} by Tierra Jackson, Copic markers, Bazzill Basics paper, MFT die-namics and Simon Says Stamp intense black ink.

TGIF ~ Enjoy the weekend.