Sunday, January 18, 2015

Growing in Unity Gals Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the GIU Gals Blog Hop!!

We are so happy you can join us today.

You should have arrived here from Unity Stamp Co. blog
If you didn't, then head over there so you don't miss a thing. 
I am the first one on the hop after Unity.

 I was so excited when I got the email from Maria and asked to be apart of this hop.  
It is a great privilege and so much fun to create using Unity stamps.
And I love their stamps so much.
Today a few of us ladies from the Nov/Dec Gals got together to create for you using
The Angie Girls Stamps by  Angie Blom

These are Beautiful stamps, so unique and wonderful to color.
Angie Blom did a amazing job with these images.
If you haven't heard of them yet then make sure you see all the creations today 
and then head over the Unity's store here.

Make sure you hop over to each stop on the hop to see all the creativity all of us have in store for you
We all hope to inspire you with our creations.
And what is a hop without a giveaway...
That's right there will be a prize 
so make sure you comment on each stop for your chance to win
2 Angie Girls stamps from Unity Stamp Co.
Woot! Woot!

Today I am using September Girl for my projects.
And it was a perfect selection since I was born in September.

Here is my first project:

I started out stamping my Angie Girl in gray using Color box Mixed media Ink
I then started coloring my image.
Now I used mostly coloring pencils for my image since I am still learning about copics.
I decided to use So Core'dinations paper so I can sand it and distress it.
My background is Crate paper 6x6 Kiss Kiss
And I topped it off with a little Gold mesh ribbon
I stamped right on top of my paper the Let's Celebrate with pie sentiment.
I have really liked this new to me technique of stamp on pattern paper.
It sure has really looked neat every time I have done it.

For my 2nd Project I wanted to try something a little different.
Here is my card....

I stamped the image in white using Tsukineko archival ink.
The first time I started to color the image didn't turn out so well because it is really hard to see the lines.
But I stamped it again to re-try it and I think it came out pretty well.
I used water color pencils for around the image so it didn't fall into the background too much.
I used Core'dinations paper again and sanded it to bring out the white.  
I then went back over it with white and black Gelato's to darken the paper some.
I switched up and used the Give thanks Sentiment this time,
added some ribbon from my stash as well as separated the image with Darice Hemp cord
and added a flower from Prima to top it off.

I hope I have inspired you today with my projects.
But the fun doesn't stop here.  There are 8 more ladies to visit on this Hop.

Your next stop is the wonderful and talented........ Marilyn

Here is the line up if you get off track:
The Hop will START at the Unity blog then go from there.
Giveaway:  Make sure you comment on all the blogs on the hop to be in the chance to win,
one lucky winner will win
2 Angie Girl Stamps by Angie Blom from Unity.

Thanks for stopping by and come back soon.
If you were inspired by my projects today
Make sure you follow so you dont miss a thing.
Plenty of exciting things coming soon.


Products used:
September Girl by Angie Blom from Unity
Versa Fine Onyx black ink
Color box-Mix'd Media Ink Pewter
Tsukineko Moonlight white
Core'dination cardstock Pastels & Impressions
Core'dination sanding block
Crate Paper 6x6 paper Kiss Kiss
Gelato's - black & white
Darice bamboo cord
Prima flower
Arist's Loft-watercolor pencils
Faber Castell- Paper crafter crayons, Pitt Pastel pencils, Art grip color pencils, Pitt Artist pen S
Cold mesh ribbon
scrapbook adhensive E-Z dots mini