Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Wonderful Things - GIU #3

Hello, happy Wednesday!

Thanks for stopping by for day 3 of my Growing in Unity week!

Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win! Two lucky people will win 25 Unity Stamps at the end of my week, so be sure to come back each day to visit and leave a comment.

I won a grab bag of Unity Stamps earlier this year and this beautiful fairy image was included. I've been waiting for the opportunity to ink her up and get her in a project! 


This simple card was so much fun to make. I made the background by using a similar technique from my GIU #2 post yesterday, but instead of using a paint brush to add the ink to the paper, I just laid the paper directly onto the spritzed, inky craft mat and let the paper absorb the color mess. The results were perfect for this fairy...almost a magical feel :)

Instead of masking the fairy, this time I used my watercolor pencils to color her in. I applied a white base to the entire image, then slowly added additional colors on top. I left the dress white because it looked so pretty against the background.

I distressed the paper a bit and added a lovely sentiment from the "empowered words" set, then glued it all together.

Thanks for coming by to visit again!
Brittany

Supplies used: 
  • Paper: Cardstock: White Daisy and Twilight (CTMH); and Watercolor paper 
  • Stamps: Fairy (not sure which set this is from, sorry) and Sentiment - Empowered Words (Unity Stamp Co.)
  • Inks: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Twilight, Olive and Honey (CTMH) and Watercolor pencils (CTMH)

28 comments:

  1. Pretty background for that lovely fairy stamp! Love the card!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Fabulous colors in your background! When I first started reading your post yesterday, I thought the background paper was laid down on your palette as it was today (then I read the rest & saw you brushed it on). So now I know I will try it both ways. Your card is gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  3. So pretty. Great background. Must try that technique. Hugz

    ReplyDelete
  4. Beautiful background colors.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I haven't tried the technique of putting the paint on a mat and pressing the paper to it.
    It makes a wonderful background. The card is so pretty.
    thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  6. WOW! Beautiful card! LOVE that background and simply adore that precious image! GREAT job ♥

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love the pencil over the watercolor!

    ReplyDelete
  8. this is so lovely!! very beautiful!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Very pretty...love the distressed edges and the color of cardstock you mounted the inked card on makes everything pop. Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love the watercolor background! Fantastic coloring, beautiful card!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Absolutely lovely fairy card,such sweet colors.I must try your technique,it's fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Lovely watercolor background that shows off this delicate stamped image!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I am really loving your backgrounds. I tend to not think too much about backgrounds, but it makes such a difference.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Such a precious card. Perfect image and sentiment. Love this card so much.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Such a beautiful card. The technique is just stunning. Wonderful job.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Beautiful message for this lovely floating angel.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Lovely background and such a gorgeous fairy! I'd say that stamp was a good score in the grab bag! ;-) Beautiful card!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Very pretty card. I love this stamp. It is one of my favourites. Great background for the fairy.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love the idea of using watercolor pencils over the colorful background, and that stamp is awesome. (Anyone know what set it's from?)

    ReplyDelete
  20. This is so beautiful. The background makes the white dress really stand out.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Such a pretty card. Congrats on your week with Unity!
    Shanna :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Love the softness & coloring! Beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  23. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  24. This is gorgeous, I LOVE How you did it!!!

    ReplyDelete