Day two of my GIU Girl week! I have had such a great time creating fun projects using Unity Stamps and so excited to share them all with you this week! For today's card, I decided to play around with some watercoloring (which is not my strong suit) and play with the Unusual Day Poppy stamp set, a Graciellie Design. The poppy in this stamp set was so great to watercolor with! I decided to use my watercolors from Prima Marketing and selected the colors Pitaya and Shadow for this project.
First, with the size of the poppy, I decided to make a slimline card for this one. I cut down a piece of coldpress watercolor paper to size. I then stamped the poppy image on the right hand side of the card panel using Ink on 3 Fadeout No Line Coloring Ink. Using a size #2 paintbrush, I then outlined the image with Pitaya watercolor and then used water to drag the color down adding color as I went. I went darker where I wanted to show shadow and just kept adding color and water until I got the color I wanted to achieve. I alternated using a #4 and #6 paintbrush. I decided to pair the pink color with gray, I used the Shadow watercolor for the leaf and the center of the poppy. I repeated the same process as I did with the poppy for the leaf and center of the poppy. One thing I did that helped was let the image dry, and then add more water and color to the areas that needed more. I noticed that it helped to let the image dry a little bit to know where I needed to add more color or water too. After the poppy was done, I then stamped the sentiment that came with the stamp set with Hero Arts Intense Black ink. I felt it needed something more, so I got out some Tim Holtz Hickory Smoke Distress Spray, and with a toothbrush, I flicked some splatter on the card panel. I then added some pink crystal bling to highlight the pink in the card. I then glued the card panel onto black cardstock and then glued it onto a 110lb gray cardstock card base. This sentiment is so great! I hope you enjoy my project! Don't forget to comment for your chance to win one of two $20 store credit to Unity Stamp! If you like what you see, please click the Instagram icon on my blog and follow me on Instagram to see what I else I come up with! See you all tomorrow!
Happy Crafting Y'all!
I love to create and invite you to join me in my journey in this crazy paper crafting world we live in!