Monday, February 18, 2019

Girl In Unity- Day 1

  Each day for the next week, I am posting cards by Unity Stamps as "Growing in Unity" girl, aka GIU .  My personal goal is to create using images I have not used yet.....


 I stamped the fish, and masked them before inking up the background. I colored the fish with Copics. For the background, distress inks in Salty Ocean, Broken China and Peeled Paint were used for this underwater card. There is shimmer (wink of Stella) on the fish and on the sentiment that is not visible in the picture. I also used a stencil named Abstract (I think by Sweet Stamps).  The greenery was stamped using Wasabi and Old Olive SU inks. The border die is Gina Marie.
  This Unity stamp kit is called Fishy Philosophy.
  There was a book named Magic Fish I used to read to my kids when they were young.  If I can find it, I will make another card painting/coloring the fish like the cover of that book!



 These stamps from the 1/2018 KOTM have been siting on my desk waiting to be stamped up.They were inked up with Nuvo Hybrid Black ink, then water colored with Daniel Smith paints. The sentiment was embossed in Silver on vellum, and deconstructed to fit onto the card. The moon,clouds and the stars are popped up on dimensionals. They were painted with a Wink of Stella pen, so are very shimmery.
  My son and DIL are expecting a baby boy at the end of May : )   He will be the first grandchild for both families : ) 

***Unity generously offers prize packages for GIU- all you have to do to win is comment on each post this week- I will use random.org to pick 2 winners at the end of the week.***

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Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

50 comments:

Glennis F said...

Congratulations on the forthcoming new arrival, and thanks for sharing your lovely cards today

Lisa Lynn said...

Shelly, these are both gorgeous. I should do that to...ink up cards that I haven't used, hehe. I have quite a few. Those are wonderful stamps. Enjoy your week of stamping.
I didn't know that your son was also a nurse like Mom...so cool. You should ask Jodie for a male nurse.

Donna Rakestraw said...

Love the cards. I have the stamps used in the second card. I love the watercolor backgrounds. That's something I need to work on. Love your work. Looking forward to the rest of the week.

Pat said...

I love your twinkle card, I have that from a grab bag both stamp and sentiment and have not tried it yet. You have given me inspiration to try mine too

Alyson Esposito said...

Beautiful cards! I look forward to seeing your work this week.

Suz said...

Great cards that are sure to bring a smile to the recipient.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Both of these are so pretty!

Unknown said...

Love both cards. So cute and congrats on the grand baby. They are the best.

karen adams said...

Cute cards!

Debra Dekock said...

Congrats on being GIU! Great cards. Love the fish one especially. Great idea on using the stencil!

ionabunny said...

Hi Shelly, love that cute little fishy scene. So cute. The cloudy moon stamp is so beautiful. Two lovely cards. Hugz

Jen R. said...

Nice cards... Especially the fish one!!!

Wilma DeG said...

Oh, these cards are lovely! I especially love the second one! (Congratulations on the coming grandchild!)

Rachel Duong said...

Great cards. I love the unique fish set as I have 2 aquariums. The moon card is so calm and peaceful, the yellow drops are perfect.

Dana Johnson said...

Congrats on the grandchild on the way! Your cards are both so pretty ♥️

Gina Gibson said...

Both of your cards are so lovely. 😊 The fish one is adorable, and the moon one is so sweet. Thank you for sharing them. ❤

Dorothy Green said...

Lovely cards!!! I especially like your background for the fish. Your personal challenge of using unused stamps is a good one. I need to do that too! In fact I just got Fishy Philisophy and make a card!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Jean said...

Such very cute cards!

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Great unity cards today. Bi just love the sentiment on the first card, so precious

https://jojosretiredpasttime.blog/ said...

Love your stamps you used today ,both cards are Beautiful and can,t wait to see the rest of your creations this week....

Linda said...

Both cards are great! Those fish really "caught" my eye!!

Jhays said...

Love both of these cards but I'm drawn to the fishy one. So cute!

Denise Bryant said...

Congrats on your GUI week! Thanks for sharing your pretty cards today. I especially love the stars and moon design!

Becca Yahrling said...

Oh, how cute are these?! Love the fishies and that's a great sentiment to go with them. The baby card is just beautiful and I'm sure, even more so in person with all the shimmer!! Congrats to all of you on your first grandbaby to be. :-)

Kathryn Eddy said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your coming grandson! Your cards are precious.

silvia said...

Great cards!! I especially love "Twinkle Twinkle" :)

Bobbie Sue McConathy said...

I was so excited to see you got a week as a GIU!! Fantastic cards! I especially love the twinkle twinkle little star! Please share with us if you find the fish book and do a like card! I can’t wait to see you! Have a fantastic week!

Life of a Caffeinated Mom said...

Pretty cards. I look forward to seeing your works this week.

Rebecca RamirezBarnes said...

Great cards! I need to ink up that moon and clouds stamp. It is perfect for a baby card. Congrats on becoming a grandma soon!

Lisa said...

They're both so beautiful!! I love the fishies and the twinkle twinkle little star card!! They're both fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

I love the fish and your underwater background you created. And that baby card is just darling. I love the stamped vellum and the moon is just perfect. Congratulations on the new baby coming! Thanks for the inspiration!

SuAnn G. said...

This card is a great idea! The fish are so versatile. Love this layout!

Darlene said...

Very cute cards. Can’t wait to see more creations this week.

Vannessa Osbourn said...

Those are images I have not inked yet either! Thanks for the inspirations!

alo said...

These cards are great! Love the backgrounds on both cards and the vellum you used was a great inspiration. I have a hard time incorporating vellum into my cards.

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Love your cards. I'm bad for having images that I haven't stamped out. There is such an artsy feel to your second card.

stamping sue said...

Hi Shelly! so happy to see you as a Unity Gal! both your cards are delightful. look forward to seeing the rest of your creations this week.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards and congrats on becoming a grandparent.

Denise S. said...

I love both cards and the colors and backgrounds you created. Congratulations on the coming grandchild.

Kim Marie said...

Cute cards, Shelly! Looking forward to all your creations this week! I also love wink of Stella a lot! :)

Barb said...

I love both of these cards Shelly--such bright colors and cute designs!

*Vicki* said...

These are both fabulous cards Shelly! Great idea to ink up images not used...Lord knows I have too many of those!! LOL!! Congrats on your up-coming arrival friend! HUGS

Kellylee said...

Very nice!

Snailmailstamping.blogspot.com said...

Just lovely 💕 the stars and moon are just perfect for a baby card. Like the silver and vellum.

Daisydo said...

These are so adorable! Love the soft feel of both

Aimee Phillips said...

I love the baby card!!!. Super cute and made me smile.

Kathy H said...

Congrats on GIU girl!

Jacque Bauer said...

Love both of your cards. You’ve given me some new ideas to try. Thank you!

Lynn McAuley said...

Two fabulous card!! Unity has some of the best sentiments around!! Love both of these!

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