Day 2 – Growing in Unity

Today I would like to share a card about friends. This kit is “Impossible to Forget” by Angie Blom and Joselyn Nielson. For some reason I am drawn to the back view of people images. Maybe it’s because I get to imagine who these people are when they turn to face me. As I look at this trio, I see three lifelong girlfriends together on a summer day enjoying each others company in the country.

I watercolored the girls with Tim Holtz distress inks. I love watercolor painting because it is not precise. I am learning that leaving empty spaces at the top of images can give it an interesting light source. I used Spellbinders Frameabilities Classic Frame with metallic bronze paper.

I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Black Onyx ink. I used a curve punch to round the edges to mimic the curved edges on the frame. The embroidery thread is a favorite because it has just the right amount of shimmer.

I think these pieces have a bit of a vintage country feel.

I love this kit because it reminds me of my friends from home. I come from a tiny country town with one stoplight. I wouldn’t have chosen anywhere else to grow up.

Thank you for traveling back in time with me. I hope this post brings you fond memories of time well spent with friends. Please don’t forget to comment to win Unity stamps. Have an awesome day!

Rachel

“In the midst of winter, I have found in me, an invincible summer.” Albert Camus

41 thoughts on “Day 2 – Growing in Unity

  1. Lovely card, it’s so sweet, creative and inspirational. Love the watercoloring used, it’s so cute. I have to practice this technique of coloring.

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  2. So very beautiful! Yes, a vintage feel and it did bring me back to my youth and me with two very special, inseparable friends. Thank you for sharing your talents and the reminder of what is truly important.

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  3. This is a beautiful stamp set. I love that you don’t have to worry about coloring the faces! LOL You did a beautiful hob water coloring (my favorite coloring medium!) and I love the bronze frame, too.

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  4. Oh, I love this stamp set! Your card is beautiful! I love your watercoloring, & will try it next time (I’ve only used Prismacolor pencils wit this stamp in the past). Thanks for the tips.

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  5. Great coloring, lovely stamps, and design. It reminds me of good friends and how important they are. Just a wonderful card. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. Such a beautiful, beautiful card, Rachel! It brings back so many memories of my youth and many friendships over the years. Your use of the ribbon on the card is fabulous. Very fresh and great texture. You are an amazing artist!

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