Thursday, May 26, 2016

Growing In Unity Day 4 ~ Birthday Flowers

For Day 4 of my GIU week, I have more flowers.
Spring is on my mind and these pretty flowers were calling my name for a girly birthday card.

Sentiment:  Happy birthday

I wanted a cluster of flowers at the top of my card, so I masked the first stamped floral image and then re-stamped.  The coloring is with Copic markers on Copic paper.  For accents, I added sequins along with pink and mint cardstock panels.

Supplies:  Unity stamps from Remembering You Blooms and So Glad You Were Born sets; Copic markers and paper, Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink for alcohol markers, Pretty Pink Posh sequins and Misti.

Unity is giving away a prize to two random people from comments on my GIU blog posts Monday through Friday this week.  So be sure to comment each day.   I will announce the winners on Monday 5-30-16 here on my blog and on the Unity show and tell Facebook group page.
Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 and Day 5.

Thanks for visiting. :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Growing In Unity Day 3 Daisy Flowers

Today, I am sharing my project for Day 3 of my Growing In Unity week.  Today's GIU post is also featured on the Unity blog this week.

A little about me... My name is Gaylynn and I am from Florida.  I enjoy all kinds of paper crafting.  I found Unity Stamp Company a few years ago through a fellow cropping friend and have been hooked ever since.  I adore the versatile images, their quality and the friendly sharing which Unity offers.  I am excited to be showcasing my Unity creations Monday through Friday this week on my blog.  

Sentiment:  You are worth it all.

This was stamped with ColorBox gold, yellow and black ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I added more yellow accents with a distress marker.

The daisy flowers and sentiment were done with a masking technique to get the look I wanted.  I just cut paper to fit over the stamped sections to preserve from overlapping during stamping.  Using repositional adhesive makes this step easier.  

To make the flowers pop, I used Copic markers to outline the edges in grey tones.

Here are photos of the steps along the way.

Supplies:  Unity Worth It All Sentiment Kit, ColorBox ink, clear embossing powder, Copic markers, distress marker, Misti, gold twine and PPP sequins.

Be sure to comment on each of my GIU posts this week for a chance to win a Unity prize.  
 Day 1 ~ Day 2 ~ Day 3 ~ Day 4 ~ Day 5 
I will announce two random winners 5-30-16 on my blog and in Unity's Facebook show and tell group.

Have a fabulous day.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Growing In Unity Day 2 Bible Journal Stamping

This is Day 2 of my Growing In Unity week featuring Unity stamps.
Here is my bible journal page honoring my niece and her baby angel for what would have been his second birthday.

He healeth the broken in heart and bindeth up their wounds. psalm 147:3

It is hard for me to write about this, so I will stick to how I decorated the page.
This beautiful image was stamped in light gray ink.  I colored her with colored pencils and pens.  I sketched and doodled the flag and added the psalm panel.

Here is a picture of the supplies:

This My Creative Bible was a gift from my wonderful husband and I love it.
This particular one has space on all pages to write, stamp or draw. There are also images included for coloring, similar to adult coloring books.
He got it at a Christian bookstore but it is also on Amazon and other stores in various styles.

Be sure to comment each day this week on my GIU posts for a chance to win a Unity prize.  Two winners will be announced the following Monday 5-30-16 here on my blog.
Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5.

Supplies:  Unity stamps Too Beautiful for Earth by Phyllis Harris, colored pencils, Staedtler triplus fineliner pens and pigment liners, Ranger distress ink pad, ruler and My Creative Bible.

Have a wonderful day.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Growing in Unity Day 1 Bird House Stamping

I am so excited to be sharing my creations using Unity stamps as their Growing In Unity Girl this week.
Paper crafting and card making are things I post most often here.
This week I hope to share even more ways that I incorporate these amazing red rubber stamps into my projects.

Today, I am sharing my stamped cedar wood bird house.

And here is a close up:

I wanted a natural wooden background for the flowers.
I masked the flowers and the imagine word for the look I was going for.
Here are some of the items that I used for this project, plus colored pencils. {I recommend using white paint on the white layer instead of craft ink.}
For outdoor placement, stamp with paint instead of ink, drying between layers, then seal.


This was my inspiration "New Beginnings". Photo taken from my yard this Spring.

Unity is giving away a prize to two random people from comments on my GIU blog posts Monday through Friday this week.  So be sure to comment each day.   I will announce the winners on Monday 5-30-16 here on my blog and on the Unity show and tell Facebook group page.
Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 and Day 5.

Supplies:  Unity stamps by Donna Downey Inspire Words, Donna Poppies and You Are Important; StazOn black ink, Ranger archival ink, colored pencils, Stamp-a-ma-jig, sealant and cedar birdhouse.

Thanks for visiting.  Your comments make my day.  :)

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Watercolor and Embossed Flowers Cards

Here are two cards similar but with different sentiments.

Sentiment:  Best Mom in the world.

Sentiment:  Wish you the most beautiful day.

This is watercolor with embossing with lavender and blue paints and paper.
These are part of a watercolor project for three different cards.

A peek at the messy watercolor process before trimming:

Link Ups:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes

The Card Concept #54 Spring Flowers Classy and Elegant style.

Tuesday Throwdown 291 Anything Goes

Supplies include:  Altenew stamps Beautiful Day and Wild Hibiscus; Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Sakura Koi watercolors, Simon Says Stamp dies, My Creative Time dies and embossing powder.

Have a fabulous day.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Something Big Encouragement Card

This is a card going out to my daughter for working so hard in college and having big dreams.

She always knew she could do something big.

This little girl is adorable and she goes perfectly with the sentiment.
I just love the sweetness of it.  But I had to make it with more of a grown up style.

Link Ups:

Unity Stamp Co. Facebook Group Challenge ~ Anything Goes / Unity Girl

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Make it Girly

Less is More Challenge ShowCASe #272 3 Stamps

Supplies include Unity stamp She Always Knew itty bitty and Happy Little Moments SMAK; dies by Avery Elle and My Favorite Things, BasicGrey paper, vellum, embossing powder, eyelets and Copic markers.

I hope this brings a smile.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Someone Like You Rose Card

Today I am sharing a rose card with a mix of watercolor and stencil work.

Some people make you laugh a little louder, smile a little brighter & make life a little bit happier. {some people like you}

The roses were stamped then a touch of watercolor was added.
The background is distress ink and a stencil.

I snapped some photos along the way during the process.

Link Ups:

Unity Stamp Co. Color Challenge on their Facebook page

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge ~ Simplicity

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #226 - #227 Anything Goes

Supplies include Unity stamps from Bright Happy Day, Winnie and Walter dies, Ranger ink and Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

I enjoyed making this and I hope you like it.
Have a wonderful day.