It seems like Unity is always having one sale or another and my wallet complains to me every time I go check out their deals (but my heart rejoices... so suck it, wallet!)
This week, I get the opportunity to be a guest designer for Unity *happy dances* and I'll be sharing a new design every day this week!
I haven't played much with my Distress Inks lately - gasp! - so I remedied that but doing some Distress Ink watercoloring.
I stamped a floral arrangement from the First Friend, Best Friend, Forever set. Next, I smooshed three different colors of pinks onto my craft mat, then used a wet paintbrush to pick up the ink.
This is why I love Distress Inks - you can stamp with them, but you can also do so many different techniques like watercoloring.
I also used some Distress blues and greens to color in the leaves and water.
Since I had a lot of color left over on my craft mat after I was done watercoloring my image, I used the Distress Ink double dipping technique to marble a piece of paper.
I layered my focal image with black, white, and bits of gold, adding in a strip of my marbled panel. I finished it off by stamping a sentiment from the For the Guys stamp set.
This whole design was inspired by the latest challenge at If you Give a Crafter a Cookie.
I loved the combo of patterns and colors going on and HAD to try to replicate that on a card
I'm also going to enter my card over at Seize the Birthday. I'm not using the Aqua/Green optional toppings, but I wanted to play along anyhow.
Also, if you're feeling like leaving some extra bloggy love today go check out my fellow GIU gal for the week - Rebecca Wong Pui Yee. Who doesn't love a Rebecca?!
And make sure you leave a comment on my blog!! Unity is giving away two stamp sets to those of you who are kind enough to drop some lines below!