Friday, April 24, 2015

Growing in Unity - Day 5

Happy Friday!!!

I am sad to say that today is the last day of my time with Unity. 

It has been so much fun.  

Thank You!!

To the Unity Stamp Company for having me this week.  


To all who have left comments 
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A couple things......  
Did you hop with Unity yesterday?   There is still time.

If you are looking for some new stamps, check out Unity's Sale this week

 I leave you with three cards today.  
All using the same stamp "Real Shared Happiness"

For all 3 card I used mixed media paper and my twinkling H2O's.  

Have your tried the H2O's?  They are awesome.  
Use them just like watercolor but the have a fabulous shimmer.  

I tried a new technique.  
I have seen online where you watercolor inside the embossing lines.  
I thought this image would be a good candidate to try out the technique.

I made three attempts and I got three very different looks

For the first attempt....

I stamped the image and embossed it with clear embossing powder.
  I wanted to let the white card stock show through.   I was trying to watercolor within the lines.  
It was not working out too well.  So I painted the whole background and swirling around the color.  Then I tried to stay within the lines again and used a darker color.  Turned out pretty good.  

Second attempt....

 After I got all of the color inside the butterfly I realized 
that it was not really popping with the white embossed outline.  
So I added some green to try to get the outline to pop.  
This one sort of reminds me of  me of painting... Like Monet.  

Third attempt.......

And as they say.... Third time is a charm.  

This time I choose to use silver embossing powder for the butterfly outline.  
Everything about the outline just pops right off the paper.  

The best tip I can give is to keep the area you are working with 
wet so that you can allow the colors to flow/blend together. 
 But don't over do it with the water or you will have color go outside the lines.  

This technique was easy enough.  
I want to try again on some flower images.

I hope you found some inspiration this week

Well.....  Sadly this ends my week as a GIU girl.  

But no worries....
Starting Monday the talented Tifany DeGough
will be sharing her projects with you.  
 See her blog HERE

And remember
Be sure to leave a comment by 
Sunday (4/26/15), Midnight Pacific time

Monday I will be choosing two random comments 
to receive a bag of 25 random stamps from Unity.  

Comment on all of my Unity post this week
Because the lucky winners will could be chosen from any day.

Here is a link if you missed any of my post.

Have a wonderful Weekend.  


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  1. Hi Teresa, these are lovely. So nice to see the different attempts. The silver one is beautiful. Thanks for sharing this week. Hugz

  2. These are all really pretty with great colors... love the third one with the silver embossing powder. Thanks for sharing the tips!
    It's been a fun GIU week. Thanks for sharing your cards with us!

  3. Hi Teresa. I love ALL three of your cards. I think they all turned out well. Don't you just love trying different things with the same products. You never know what you'll end up with!
    I tried to subscribe to your blog but couldn't see where to do it. I'll look again. (I am loving what I saw here this week!) Thanks so much for sharing your work.

  4. Simply beautiful. The colors and techniques are wonderful. Beautiful job. I have loved all your projects this week and will be checking back often to see what you've been creating.

  5. Such PRETTY cards. Very sweet stamping. :)

  6. I'm really enjoying your backgrounds. You are the mistress of gorgeous backgrounds!

  7. Very pretty! Love them all! Great job this week! Really nice creations. :)

  8. Beautiful butterflies! Great job on all of your projects, Teresa!

  9. Oh my goodness! These are amazing! LOVE Twinkling H2O's and use them often! Your cards are mesmerizing and beautiful! You did a great job creating them!! I have had a great time seeing your creations this week and am following your blog now! Thanks for a fun and inspirational week!

  10. Such pretty cards- I especially love the silver embossing. You had a great week!

  11. Gorgeous cards - all three! I love butterflies.

  12. These are so pretty and delicate. I love seeing the same design in different colors and techniques because they give a new look each time! Thanks for a wonderful week of inspiration

  13. So gorgeous! I will have to find my dusty box of twinkling h2o paints after this, because you've given me new inspiration for how they might work with some of these stamps. Thanks for all the inspiration this week.

  14. . These note cards are a great grouping to give as a gift.. Thanks for a week of amazing inspiring projects

  15. Wow,loved all of them,each one is unique,original,creative and inspirational.Love this technique,I must try it later on.Thanks for a wonderful week.Many blessings.

  16. Oh wow! These are GORGEOUS! Simply stunning cards! ♥

  17. FAB set!!! Can't decide between # 1 and # 3 for fav!!

  18. I liked all three in different ways. thanks for all the inspiration this week.

  19. Love ~~~ LOVE ~~~ L O V E ~~~ Butterflies!!!
    The cards are Gorgeous!!!!
    THANKS for an Amazing Week & Thanks for the Chances to W I N !!!

  20. Beautiful butterfly cards and thanks for all the tips. I will have to pull out my twinkling H2Os and give this a try.

  21. Your first two tries are pretty but I have to agree with that the 3rd times a charm. That embossing was the perfect final touch. Well done!

  22. Truly a lovely set of cards!!! I have not tried the Twinkling H2Os, but they give a magnificent shimmer!!! Thanks for sharing your projects. Even though I didn't get to look at them until tonight, I enjoyed them immensely. I am delighted to be a new follower on Google Friend Connect: J. Woolbright.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  23. Gorgeous cards Teresa :-) all of them are absolutely fabulous, a lovely set :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  24. Beautiful cards! Love the pretty butterflies!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  25. Gorgeous card set! The watercolor is beautiful!