Sunday, March 15, 2015

Growing In Unity Blog Hop!


Hi everyone! I am so excited to be part of this Growing In Unity Blog Hop! You should have just come from Karen Nofziger's blog, but if you are just stopping by, you can see a list of all the stops at the bottom of my post. For the hop today, we were all sent a Unity Stamp Co. stamp from the Phyllis Harris line - which I admit I squealed a bit when I opened the package because this line is one of my all time favorites! I know you have enjoyed the hop so far so I will get right to my card now.


The stamp I received is called too beautiful for earth and I have had this on my wish list forever! I think it is such a sweet image and I knew I was going to pull out my Peerless watercolors for this card. There are three sweet sentiments that come in this stamp set and they are all meant to lift up someone who has experienced a loss. It is always hardest for me to create sympathy cards and I think this stamp set is one to have in your collection just for those moments in life.


Here is a close up of the coloring. I did a wash watercolor so it would appear very loose and flowing. I also added some clear Wink of Stella to her wings and the butterflies. After everything was dry I added a little splatter of color for some more texture. This is a one layer card and I just popped up the watercolor panel on some foam tape to my card base.


Here is the list of everyone participating today! Be sure to check out all the posts and stop by the Unity Stamp Co Blog as there is a giveaway as well!



Thanks so much for stopping by - if you liked my card today and don't want to miss a post please be sure to follow me by clicking the button below! Now, be sure to head on over to Lena Nun's blog for more inspiration in today's blog hop!



Products used:
Unity Stamp Co - too beautiful for earth by Phyllis Harris
Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Strathmore Watercolor Paper 140lb Cold Press
Peerless Watercolors
Wink of Stella - Clear
My Favorite Things - Blueprints 15 Dienamics
Simon Says Stamp Big Momma Foam Tape Roll

39 comments :

mylittlecraftblog said...

This is just gorgeous, and such a work of art. The words would certainly comfort someone who had experienced a loss.

Evelyn

Immi said...

Lovely colors, used to great effect!

alyson esposito said...

Great work! I love the colors.

jcobb said...

Your card is beautiful. This stamp set is perfect and needed all too often. Perfect for sending a message of comfort.

Crystal said...

I love how you colored this stamp! It is not easy to make sympathy cards but this stamp and sentiment make it just the tiniest bit easier and your card will surely be appreciated by the grieving.

Bananastamper said...

Stunning! I love this card. Beautiful image and sentiment. Well done!
Shanna :)

Celeste Goff said...

This card is simply amazing! What a wonderful job you did with your water coloring and the colors are so bright and brilliant!

toni kwaiser said...

This is just gorgeous!

alo said...

Beautiful! I love the colors you chose for watercoloring - soft yet vibrant!

Judy Schraufnagel said...

Love this card! Simple but breath taking!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful! Beautiful card, Beautiful image, Beautiful sentiment....just Love this ♥

Tina said...

love the water coloring, this is beautiful

Life of a Caffeinated Mom said...

Your colors are so pretty. Lovely card.

Tenia Nelson said...

Ooooooooooh......girl!!! LOVE this!!

Karen (karey2005) said...

Stunning. The coloring is just beautiful.

Caroline said...

Your watercolouring is stunning!! Love how bright the colours are!! Love this angel image :)

D- said...

Your card is gorgeous. It will surely bring a bit of comfort to someone in need. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

heidiscoll said...

Ohhh sooo pretty! Love the colors! Great job! :)

Maria Levine said...

Gorgeous coloring! Love the water color look! Wonderful job! Thanks for hopping!

Ruby said...

Stunning card.

Jean said...

This is just so beautiful!

Gaylynn said...

This is beautiful and so very true. Awesome card and with such meaning.

Samantha Klaebe said...

Beautiful.

Thanks for sharing.

ionabunny said...

Very pretty. Love the way you coloured this. Hugz

Sue D said...

I like how you watercolored this sweet image.

Lyn said...

Such a stunning card <3 this is beautiful

Amante del Papel said...

lovely and adorable card!

D.Ann said...

Fab vibrant coloring! Love the splats!!

mattia said...

Great job on the card it's very lovely!!!

Michelle golz said...

Priceless card just gorgeous

Sweet April said...

Beautiful card,love the colors and the little angel girl,she is so sweet.

Terri Burson said...

I love this stamp and you totally brought it to life. Gorgeous work!

Brittany M. said...

Such a beautiful and soft card. That stamp is on my wish list too...such a beautidul image and sentiment. Lovely work!

Jammie said...

The watercolor effect is so great. it's not overdone and is just perfect for this image! Wonderful!!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Your card (& coloring) is just stunning.

michelegeorgern said...

I would have squealed opening this stamp too. I love Phyllis Harris stamps. Your card is simply lovely.

Janis said...

Beautiful image and so lovely the way you colored it. What a wonderful sentiment. Thanks for sharing this sweet card!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Stampy Sister said...

Gorgeous water coloring!

Lucy C said...

Excellent water-coloring. The tones are as comforting and uplifting as the message.

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