Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Growing In Unity - Day 2 - Watercolor

Hi everyone! I am so excited to be your Growing In Unity gal this week! Welcome to Day 2. Be sure to leave comments on my GIU posts each day this week because at the end of this fun week, I get to choose TWO of you to win an awesome grab back of 25 Unity Stamps! 


For my card today, I was inspired by Unity Stamp Co. Design Team member Swarup Murthy. She is AH-mazing with watercoloring. I love watching her videos and was inspired to paint my image in the black and white style. I love this line of stamps designed by Tracey Malnofski - I used Sophia today. To color my image, I used a combination of Peerless watercolors and Inktense pencils - I also added some wink of stella to her top for some added sparkle. For my background, I colored some gelatos on my craft mat and spritzed with water, then I just pounced my card on top to pick up the color. After it was dry, I also splattered some color with my paint brush. This is a very simple one layered card but I just love it - I think the image really pops. 



Be sure to come back tomorrow for Day 3 of my GIU week and another chance to win!


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Products used:
Unity Stamp Co - Sophia Stamp
Peerless Watercolors
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Tsukenko Versafine Black Onyx ink
Faber-Castell Gelatos
Wink of Stella Clear glitter pen
5x7 Watercolor card by Strathmore

42 comments :

Doreen said...

Wow beautiful,such talent.xxx

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! I love the sentiment!

Gaylynn said...

So pretty the way you used the watercolor for her. :)

Beth F. said...

Great technique! I JUST purchased watercolor paper and plan on trying it out soon!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

This is a very powerful statement - as is your project! Just love it! <3

Brandi R said...

What a sweet and beautiful card! Love the subtle colors and the fun soft spatters. AND that image and sentiment are AWESOME! ♥

Kim Rippere said...

Great card that really draws you in.

Life of a Caffeinated Mom said...

I love to watch her videos too. You did an amazing job. The card turned out perfect.

Kelli Haglund said...

Love this Carisa. Very powerful.

Becci said...

The inking is perfect contrast to your stamping - lovely!

Tinstar said...

I have this stamp and am inspired by your colouring to try her out.

jmahugger said...

Beautiful!! You are so talented!!

Katie said...

Love the soft look of this card. This is a great quote! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Karen said...

This is amazing! I love her watercolored in black and white. The background is fabulous in the subtle colors!!

Sue D said...

Very classy in black and white and I like the Gelatos background.

ionabunny said...

Love the image coloured like that. So striking. Hugz

Donna K said...

So lovely...Sophia is such an inspirational image and Wow. that sentiment is moving, eh? Day two...you rock! Ps...I can't stop thinking that this image would be a great tattoo call me kooky ... see you tomorrow!

heidiscoll said...

Just stunning! I love the basic black with the splash of color! :) Super fantastic job!

Janis said...

Wow!!! This is just awesome!! So glad I stopped by. I would have hated to miss seeing this!!
<3 J

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C. M. Taylor said...

Just perfect!

Laura Turcotte said...

that is such a gorgeous card!!!

Karen Conner said...

I love the watercolor technique! Combining with Unity stamps makes it a win-win!!

Anonymous said...

I just love the sentiment. Awesome job!!!!

Vivian Trapp said...

AMAZING!!!!!! I would love to blow this up and frame it! Such a powerful message mixed with the subtle colors = perfect! Thanks for sharing.

Ruby said...

Beautiful card.

Iris said...

Very pretty card and I love the sentiment.
isoscia at aol dot com

D.Ann said...

ooohhh... LOVELY! Just the right colors!

Sweet April said...

This card is so beautiful and yet so deep message. I really love it!

Mandi said...

Lovely card!

AnneMarie Becerril-Nuding said...

Great black & white water color! She's a beauty!

Lucinde said...

Love the soft colors you used for the background

Lagene said...

Beautiful CAS card! Great color splash for the background!

Crystal said...

Very nice card with a striking image!

sanketi said...

Love it!
..and thanks for the shout out!

Kris B said...

Lovely CAS design! Such a wonderful sentiment!

Crafty Time 4U said...

This is a beautiful card with a super especial message, I love the image!
Very beautiful!

Miwa said...

Beautiful! Swarup IS amazing but so is your work!

Toni K said...

Gorgeous!

cal8007 said...

It's amazing what a change in color will do for a project. Your choice of lilac for this piece is stunning!!

Carmen L

Terri Burson said...

Black and white....haven't tried that but I love how this turned out!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

wonderful coloring and I adore ink splatters!

Jennifer said...

Very beautiful!

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