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Monday, May 09, 2016

Growing In Unity Day One

Pinch me quick!  I'm a Growing In Unity Gal again this year!!!  I was jumping for joy when I was able to be online in time again this time to get a spot to show off my Unity love!!!





Lately I've been dabbling in watercoloring.  There seem to be a lot of different ways to achieve this colorful look on your projects.  For this project I used my Derwent Inktense Pencils.  I first stamped my images using Stazon ink onto watercolor paper.  I have found that this combination of paper and ink give me the best results without any warping or paper tearing from over saturation.

I am using an image from the Wildflower & Wings SMAK 4/14 kit for this project.  Once the image was stamped I ran the paper through my printer to add my words.

I watercolored my image and then trimmed it.  I then backed it with yellow and black cardstock.



The entire image and matting was then added to the front of this journal.  This book will contain all the information on my new landscaping.  We just moved back to California and after years of living in the Seattle area, coming back to a dry climate will make gardening a challenge for me for a bit.  So I'll use this journal to keep track of what I plant, when I plant it, where it's planted and how it does.

I love how bright these pencils are and the vibrant look is perfect for this project.

I hope you will join me each day this week as I share more projects created using the wonderful stamps from Unity Stamp Company.

Be sure to leave a comment as I get to select two names to receive an awesome prize from Unity at the conclusion of my week!

Happy crafting....Lynda

28 comments:

Denise Bryant said...

Congrats on your GIU week! I am a follower here already, so I'll be sure to check out your creations each day! Love today's beautiful flower card! Awesome colors!

Aimee Phillips said...

Beautiful project to kick off the week. I love Staz on ink!!. Learned about it this year making canvases and other projects. Its a great medium. Love the bright colors and effect of pencils on water color paper. Nice job!.

Helen said...

This is beautiful!

Chris in CT said...

Pretty card!

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is gorgeous! Love, love, love your background and the gorgeous flower stamp! Congrats on being a Growing in Unity Gal! Looking forward to seeing all of your Unity creations!

Gina Furman said...

This is a beautiful card! I love the intensity of the colors!Awesome job matching the matting colors to the flower. A couple of questions for you... What type/weight of watercolor paper do you use? And do you use an inkjet printer or laser? How do you keep the ink from bleeding? I'm kind of new to all of this, and need all of the advice I can get! lol Thanks!

sharon g said...

Oh, how pretty!! I love your look!

Heather said...

Gorgeous card!! Love your colouring!!

Kris B said...

Love the big bold flower! Great background! What a lovely way to start your GIU week!!

Jennifer Scull said...

what a fabulous card with this wonderful floral stamp! just makes me smile! :)

so excited that you are a GIU girl! this is my first time to be one, although my time isn't until the end of the year.

can't wait to see what all you have for us this week! :)

sfcherry said...

Love this, colors are nice ond bold!

Noreen Sommer said...

Your card is beautiful! Love the watercolored background and the flower colors!!

Crafting Circle said...

Great Project Lynda, love the boldness of it. I have a half finished journal project on my desk... must finish that off.. thanks for the reminder :)

Melissa said...

This is beautiful! Love the bright, fun colors!

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous colours and lovely flowers. Hugz

angela b said...

Love the bright colors!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

What fun idea! Love your cute journal cover.

Pamellia Johnson said...

A huge congratulations Lynda, what a treat! Your debut card is just gorgeous, so vibrant! Love the black accents, creates amazing contrast! hugs your SnA teamie :)

madameplushbottom said...

Super pretty! I too have been dazzled with watercoloring lately. Looking forward to seeing each of your designs this week.

StampNK said...

WOW!!! The colors in this card are so fun and I love that cheerful big flower blossom. Can't wait to see what you share with us this week.

Gaylynn said...

Hi Lynda, this is stunning. It really pops. Saw this on fb but just getting time to comment here.

Sue D said...

Great background and I like how you colored the flower.

Helen Gullett said...

I love your bright amd colorful background. Fabulous coloring on the stamp too!

Tami said...

I really love these intense watercolors Great job

Kenneth Simmons said...

These colors are so vibrant and beautiful. I have not heard of these pencils before.

Debra Davison said...

LOVE those pencils too and you did a great job with this stamp !! Congrats on being a Unity GIU girl again !!

Ruby said...

Very pretty card. So colourful.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Such a pretty card. I love the sentiment.