Tuesday, April 12, 2016

DT Tuesday - Sending Happy Wishes

Good morning! Heather here popping in with a card using the newly released Sending Up Something Beautiful - you might have seen floating around on Facebook or in some Unity emails - I did something a little different on this, and combined a Copic colorless blender with watercolors. I played a little with different colors, but found I liked the effect of the colorless blender the best - but feel free to experiment and see what you like best! It just seemed to soak in the watercolor a little deeper creating a bit of a shadow effect. 

NOTE: be careful with your Copics depending on what ink you use. There are a few inks that are Copic and watercolor compatible, but my favorite watercolor ink - Versamark - is not, so I was careful not to touch the ink since I didn't want it to bleed and get on my brush tip and ruin it.


Here is the video and you can see what how it works:


My biggest frustration on this card is that I didn't wait for the green to dry before coloring the hearts - so the red bled out of the lines. Grrr...maybe I'm the only one who noticed, and I thought about redoing it, but finally decided to just leave it imperfect - and be okay with it!


And now - I spent a couple minutes perusing the Unity {show & tell} group on Facebook - can I just say WOW!!! That group has grown SOOO much in the past couple weeks, and there are some jaw-dropping gorgeous cards and amazing talent hanging out in there! I just grabbed a couple of them to share with you here - but if you aren't part of the group yet, I highly encourage you to go jump in! Click HERE to head over and join - it is pretty amazing!!! Here are just a few (of MANY) cards that jumped out at me - feel free to follow the links to leave these ladies some love!

Now, I'll be the first to admit I love making cards - and I flat admire anyone who does things off the page with stamps. This canvas by Lee Ann literally made my jaw drop - AMAZING!!!


This one by Mandi - besides perfectly sweet and adorable - BRILLIANT use of the rope for the swing! 


And Helen did an STUNNING job with this wood burning project with the Donna Downey Big Poppies - another amazing work of art!


And one more - this coaster that Sharon made is GORGEOUS!!! The texture is amazing!!!


Thanks for stopping by! If you are curious about any of my supplies for my card above - I have a full list on my blog HERE. Have a wonderful day!


2 comments:

Georgia Nichole said...

Cool idea to use stamps as wood burning templates! Also, if the "bleeding hearts" are too distracting fussy cutting a new hearts image to cover the originals & adding a pop dot is one way of eliminating it - and fun even if there is no "mess up"!!

Pam said...

Your card is very sweet, cool technique to try too! These are some beautiful projects, such talented Ladies!!

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