Thursday, February 22, 2018

GIU Gal ~ Day 4

I am so excited and honored to be the Growing in Unity Gal this week! Each day I will post a creation I have made using stamps from Unity Stamp Co.  I am choosing different coloring/stamping methods to share with you throughout this week.  Today's technique is blending Distress Oxide inks and stamping with water.
I started with an A2 size of Canson XL Watercolor Paper and used my Distress Oxide inks starting in the center of the paper with Seedless Preserves, then working outward in a circle, I added Wilted Violet, then Faded Jeans.  The Mandala stamp I used is from Unity's Unexpected Places KOM 2/17.  I placed it on my stamping tool and spritzed it with water and stamped it onto the inked paper, leaving it set for a minute or two.
I also splattered water on the panel creating the oxidized look.  I cut the panel in half to make the front and the back of the bookmark.  I inked the edges with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink.  On the front, I stamped a sentiment from the Unexpected Places KOM 2/17 using VersaMagic Cloud White ink.  Last of all, I punched a hole in the top and added a ribbon.

GIVEAWAY: 

The wonderful people at Unity Stamps are giving away 25 random stamps to two lucky people who comment on my GIU posts this week. Be sure to leave a comment for each post this week (Monday through Friday) for the most chances to win! I will post the winners next week here on my blog.

I would love it if you would like my Facebook page, Beth's Beauties and/or follow my blog to stay updated on my creations!

GIVEAWAY #2

If you follow me on any of my social media outlets, Facebook/Instagram/Pinterest/YouTube leave another comment here on my blog for a chance to win this package of Unity stamps and embossing folder from my stash.

If you missed the past GIU posts this week, here are the links:
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

39 comments:

  1. Beautiful bookmark. I haven't invested in getting Distress Oxide inks yet.

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  2. I follow you on IG, YouTube and Pinterest.

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  3. Following you on all. Your cards are beautiful. Can’t wait to see more.

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  4. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Great job!!! I am enjoying your week as the GIU girl!!!

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  5. Oh my goodness, the colors are beautiful. I love your creations. Thank you.

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  6. Enjoyed your post! Lovely project :)

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  7. Love how you did the front & back; very pretty!

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  8. I sure have enjoyed seeing all of your crafts this week, Beth! I just purchased my first couple distress oxide inks and now I need to learn how to properly use them! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  9. This is a great technique....haven't done it in a long time. thanks for the reminder.
    your tag/bookmark is terrific!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  10. This is gorgeous Beth! I will have to try your technique!

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  11. Love this idea! Thank you for sharing.

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  12. Love that Mandala design! Great effect with your water stamping for your pretty bookmark!

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  13. I follow you on Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, and Instagram. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  14. Oh my gosh Beth!! This is stunning. You inspire me everyday!!

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  15. So pretty, I love how you made a front and back

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  16. This came out so
    pretty! Love the
    use of the stamp
    and water, great
    idea.
    Carla from Utah

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  17. I follow your
    blog and on
    Facebook.
    Carla from Utah

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  18. I love love love the colors they are beautiful. I have not gotten any of these inks yet, might just have to try a few and see how it goes.

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  19. Just gorgeous--the colors and effect. Nice!

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  20. This is so cleaver an idea . I love it . Joy now janice

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  21. The colors you used are lovely. That KOTM is a winner for sure with those great medallions!

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  22. Wow, love this, have to try it soon, it looks so pretty!!

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  23. I love the colors. I still need to practice more!

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  24. So pretty! You are very talented Beth, love your posts this week. Can’t wait for tomorrow’s 💕

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  25. Very pretty colors! I love the soft look and the blending.

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  26. Beautiful! I love how you used the Oxide inks, the colors and the blending is fabulous!

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  27. WOW Beth! Your tag looks awesome! Beautiful blending with the distress oxides...

    Theresa

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  28. Great idea and I like that you were able to get two bookmarks out of one stamping.

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  29. I follow you. What a beautiful bookmark. I love the technique, the colors, putting it on the front/back to complete both sides is genius. Great design. Just lovely.

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  30. great bookmark....love the colour combo

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