Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Dreams - GIU #2

Hello again! 

Thanks for visiting again for day 2 of my week of Growing In Unity!

I LOVE watercolor paintings, but I'm still learning how. But, it's not so intimidating to create watercolor cards...so of course I had to choose a Phyllis Harris stamp set to play with to achieve this soft look. I chose "Reach for the Stars". This set was one of my first Unity stamps...I just had to have the sweetness of this stamp as part of my collection (as well as many, many other Phyllis Harris sets). 


I don't own watercolors, so instead I use my die ink pads. I spritz my water color paper with water, then smoosh my ink pad(s)onto a craft mat then give a lit spritz of water to the ink. Now I have my palate to work with :) I masked off the sweet little girl and cat image before painting the background...then dried the paper with my heat gun.

Once it was dried, I removed the mask and then used watercolor pencils to color the image...I'm absolutely in love with how soft the colors turned out.

I added a little glitter to the stars and added a glitter tape accent to the side just for a bit of sparkle since the card was so soft.

Please don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win! I get to randomly select 2 folks to win 25 Unity Stamps at the end of my week, so be sure to come back every day this week.

Thanks again!
Brittany

Supplies used: 
  • Paper: Cardstock: Cocoa; Patterned Paper: Honey Print from Grace (CTMH); and Watercolor paper 
  • Stamps: Reach for the Stars (Unity Stamp Co.)
  • Inks: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Indian Corn Blue, Twilight, Olive (CTMH) and Watercolor pencils (CTMH)
  • Embellishments/Tools: Gold glitter (Martha Stewart); Gold Glitter Tape (AC)

32 comments:

  1. Beautiful card! Wonderful job with the background. I have to agree on the image....such a precious stamp! Love your card ♥

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  2. I wish I could water colour that well! Lovely!

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  3. I like how you colored this sweet image.

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  4. So beautiful! love using my ink pads for watercoloring, too!

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  5. Such a pretty card! I love the gorgeous background!!!

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  6. Very pretty. I also love the softness - for such a sweet stamp.

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  7. I love the pretty sky you created with your watercolor technique, and that adorable Phyllis Harris image! Sweet card!

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  8. Beautifully colored! Love this Phyllis Harris image! Your sky is amazing!

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  9. love the background you have created.. nice coloring.. pretty card

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  10. You did a great job - not having watercolors themselves to use. - on the background.
    this is a lovely stamp set. Everyone should be reaching for the stars.
    thanks for sharing.

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  11. So pretty. Love this stamp. Hugz

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  12. Wow, you worked wonders with the inks. Awesome coloring.

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  13. Fantastic work, love all Phyillis Harris designs

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  14. Pretty stamp and beautiful coloring!

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  15. Beautiful work,it's so sweet,creative and inspirational.Love the colors and the background.

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  16. This is so pretty! Great job on the sky background.

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  17. Very sweet and great use of your ink pads!! :)

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  18. Your watercolor looks great! I have all the supplies but have yet to dabble. Sigh. What a great use of your ink pads!!

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  19. I'm jealous of how you got the light to shine on her... terrific!

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  20. Oh my goodness Brittany, you did a FANTASTIC job water colouring! That is really beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  21. You did such a beautiful job with the masking and dye ink watercoloring! The background is so pretty and subtle and I am in love with that Phyllis Harris stamp!

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  22. The background is stunning. Wonderful piece of art. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. You do such wonderful coloring. I'm going to have to try the background. Thanks!!

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  24. I love this stamp, too. So adorable. And I like hearing how others go about learning to use the watercolor idea. I actually have some watercolor paints, but I'm a bit leery of using them on cards quite yet.

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  25. I love your beautiful card! Lovely soft colours with that wonderful pop of gold!
    Shanna :)

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  26. This is one of my favorite stamps! Your card is soft & serene with the water coloring! Love!

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  27. So pretty!! I need a tutorial!!!

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  28. Your watercoloring turned out great!!!

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