Monday, July 3, 2017

Growing in Unity - Day 1

Hello!

I'm so thrilled to be selected as one of the Growing in Unity gals this week! I am a veteran GIU gal - i was fortunate to be able to do this the last two years, and I really hope to have more opportunities to do this in the future! Unity is seriously one of my favorite stamp companies - and it's primarily because they are SO much fun and do great things like this.

The best part, after getting the chance to share all my projects with all of you, is that I get to choose 2 random winners from my comments at the end of the week who will recieve 25 random stamps from Unity! So be sure to visit each day and leave a comment to up your chances of winning!

Here is my project to kick off my week, using one of my favorite Unity stamps, Fishy Philosophy.



I stamped the fish onto glitter paper with Staz-On black ink and carefully colored them with my Copic markers. I cut them out and popped them up with foam tape to give the impression they were swimming around. 

The background pannel was created by smooshing watercolor paper into Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks (faded jeans, wilted violet, and peeled paint). I LOVE the soft, mat colors those inks provide - you may see another project this week where I used them!


After the pannel dried, I used the oxide inks to stamp the sentiment, kelp and coral images from the set, but then water colored the coral image with some dye ink from Close to My Heart (Smoothie) to make it stand out a bit from the rest, but not be too bold. I popped up the pannel and added two coordinating glitter washi tapes from my collection the edge of the card for a little added sparkle.

I'm really glad that you've had the chance to stop by to visit my blog. Please be sure to leave a comment! I look forward to having you visit all week :)

Cheers!
Brittany

35 comments:

  1. This is just lovely. I love the soft colors and the textures.

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  2. What a nice glittery look. Perfect for fish...

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  3. So many awesome details! Love your card!

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  4. This is beautiful! Love the background and the pop out effect!

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  5. This is beautiful! Love the background and the pop out effect!

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  6. Like the use of oxides for background and popping up the fish to give depth to card

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  7. This is so pretty--reminds me of the book 'Rainbow Fish.'

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  8. This is fabulous! Love that blue & purple fish a lot - he's just gorgeous!

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  9. Fabulous project. So cool I am a GIU gal same week with you. Looking forward to your posts. Take care.

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  10. Distress Oxides are my new favorite things. This is beautiful -- I love the colors and the dash of sparkle!

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  11. Oh man. Something else to add to my wish list. Seriously! This is so cute. I'm amazed that I haven't seen this set on the site before. Wow!
    Watch, everyone will be buying it now. 😀

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  12. Love the colors on the background!!

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  13. Oh wow!! This is so pretty. Several different techniques blended together to make an amazing card!! Great job!!

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  14. I love ❤️Your fintastic card!!! I love water, fish and mermaids! Great glittery card!

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  15. I love at of the dimension on this cute card.

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  16. Love all the different techniques and the results you got! I love the look of this card!!! Awesome job!

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  17. Very nice card! Loved the soft cool colours of the background and the sparkly "fintastic" fish!😊

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  18. Beautiful card. Love the 3D effect

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  19. Love your card! The background colors and the fish are awesome!

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  20. Gorgeous sparkly card. such pretty colors.

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  21. Love Love Love this.... the colors are FAB!! I just found you so I'm late checking things out.... I'm always late... :0)

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  22. That is a great background! The softness you achieved makes the perfect backdrop for those cute fish! Love it!

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  23. Lovely colors. Perfect background

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  24. Sweet card! Love the background you created!

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  25. Very nice card, it's so fun and cheerful. I love the way you designed the fish :)

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  26. Pretty card! Love the sparkle on your fun underwater scene!

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