Welcome to my day 2 of GIU. This wee girl is where my love of Unity all began. I saw her on a random post on Facebook and I absolutely loved with her. I had never seen stamps this adorable. I found the Unity page then discovered they were stamps designed by Phyllis Harris and she had a whole collection of them. Phyllis captures the essence of childhood perfectly in her designs they are so amazing. I had only planned on buying one stamp set. Yes just one!! But when it arrived it was so nicely packaged and it stamped beautifully. So from that moment on I was hooked. I went from 1 stamp to 3 baskets full in less than a year! This stamp will always hold a special place in my heart, It is called Your Wings Exist.
I used my watercolour paints on my projects. I am no expert by any means at painting but I find them much easier to work with than alcohol markers. I am not great at colouring and the paints give a much softer finish. I find I can be too heavy handed with markers. I stamped the image using memento ink. Then I got out my paints and gave her a little ombre dress. I blended the cerise and violet paints together. I did a very light watercolor wash on the background in a few different colours. Then stamped my sentiment once it had dried.
My second project this time a tag. I used my watercolours again on this tag. The only difference is I paper pieced her dress. I also stamped the sentiment separately, then cut it out and glued it to the tag. I finished it off with some yellow ribbon and some tiny punched butterflies. I really love making tags they are just the right size to craft with and you can fit so much stuff on them.
I hope you enjoy my projects today - Thanks so much for stopping by I will see you all tomorrow.
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Gorgeous, soft watercoloring! I wish I could get pretty blended backgrounds like that. The softer finish really is perfect for these stamps. Love them!ReplyDelete
Beautiful projects, Mandi. Phyllis Harris images drew me to Unity as well. Love her work!ReplyDelete
Thank you!! :)Delete
Lovely projects- gorgeous backgrounds!ReplyDelete
these are both great! I love your coloring it has inspired me to watercolor more!ReplyDelete
Your card and tag are bothReplyDelete
so lovely! The watercolors
are done so nicely.
Carla from Utah
Beautiful card and tag. Phyllis Harris stamps are some of my favorite unity stamps.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much! That makes me so happy! :)Delete
I love this collection of stamps too. Wonderful projects and coloring of this sweet image.ReplyDelete
gorgeous card and tag... beautiful coloring... very nice..ReplyDelete
Beautiful card and tag; lovely coloring!ReplyDelete
Lovely card and tag! I love Phyllis Harris and this is one of my favorites! Love the soft background on the card! The paper pieced dress on the tag is very pretty!ReplyDelete
Thank you! xoxoDelete
Wow, I am so honored! I love hearing your story of how you started stamping and it makes me realize just one of the many reasons I LOVE what I do! Thank you for the reminder Mandi! xoxo ~Phyllis :)ReplyDelete
Both your card and tag are so pretty I especially love the tag with the sentiment and paper piecing.ReplyDelete
LOVE the card's background----It adds so much interest. You are such an artist.ReplyDelete
These are lovely. I also find it easier to work with water colors than alcohol inks.ReplyDelete
I agree with you that when it comes to the Phyllis Harris stamps, they are so special! I don't have any of them, but now that I see how you used watercolor to such great effect I may jump in! The tag is so beautiful!!ReplyDelete
Wow, you did a really great job with these, Mandi! BEAUTIFUL!ReplyDelete
Oh how sweet these are, Mandi. I like the ways you colored them. What a great kit to work with too. :)ReplyDelete
Both are very sweet. PH images are my faves, and you used them beautifully.ReplyDelete
Wow, I saw that Phyllis Harris herself posted here...so fun!! I think that many of us have been drawn to the Phyllis Harris stamp images because of their sweetness and the great sentiments that go with them. Your cards and tags are wonderful!ReplyDelete
Darling card and tag! I love that sweet image! Love the soft watercolor look, and it looks great with the paper pieced dress too!ReplyDelete
Just Love these little girls and the meanings that go with them. Very nice cards you made.ReplyDelete
Um, yeah, you are an expert at painting. Haha. Own it girlfriend! Love this stamp. That little girl in her pretty dress is so adorable.ReplyDelete
Beautiful work!! I love watercolors for the same reasons you mentioned. Never thought I'd be able to do anything with watercolors.....and I am still a beginner......but I love the soft look they bring. I so agree that Phyllis' stamps are the essence of chlidhood. I see my little granddaughter in her images!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing!!
jwoolbright at gmail dot com
Isn't paper piecing with stamps fun? I enjoy it sometimes when I feel like cutting things out. This is really cute. And I love the little butterflies you added :) You sure do love butterflies. :)ReplyDelete
These images are fabulous and LOVE what you did with them.....so beautiful!ReplyDelete
I love this carefree girl, one of my favorite Phyllis Harris stamps from Unity! Both your card and tag are super lovely!ReplyDelete
Beautiful coloring on of the image. I love seeing how others use the Phyllis Harris stamps. These are some of my favorites.ReplyDelete