Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Growing In Unity Day 2 ~ Feathers

Hello friends! Welcome to day 2! I want to thank you all for the outpouring of love yesterday both on Facebook and here on my blog. I was truly humbled and grateful for your comments regarding my GIU bio, creations and blog post. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Do you like feathers!? I absolutely do! Unity has the most beautiful collection of feather stamps. I created 3 cards and 2 tags for today. There are several photos attached with brief descriptions. I know many of you do not enjoy the reading part, but I hope you will follow along! Please, humor me friends! Lol.  :) I was so very excited to share these with you all!

The first are a semi-simple trio notecard set. I included 3 photos of each because I wanted you to see them from different angles. I just love how beautifully they turned out! I used Vintage Photo distress ink on all three feathers and sentiments.  I had applied distress ink onto a peace of plastic backing, spritzed it with water, used a paintbrush to move the wet ink to desired places, and smooshed it onto my paper. This first one is done in the color Peacock Feathers. The feather is from the Feather Soft Love set, and the sentiment from Smile, Smile, Smile.




On this next one I used Spiced Marmalade. The feather, and sentiment are also from Feather Soft Love. I hadn't intended to put twine on this card, but I had to cover up a mistake I had made when I dropped an ink pad. I do like it though!
 



I used Dusty Concorde on this one. The feather is from Feel the Freedom, and the sentiment from Type Write. I think this one is my favorite. I just love this feather so much! Which of the three are your favorite?? I would love to know!! Notice the strip of matching color on the inside of each one. I simply masked off the edge and briskly dabbed the coordinating ink with a stencil brush! I love it.




Lastly are 2 tags I made to include as a gift in two of the note cards. I added two photos of each so you could see the lovely details. This first one I watercolored a background wash using Peacock Feathers and Dusty Concord. Splattering both colors on portions of the mid/bottom. The feathers and top sentiment are both from Feather Flight. The hello beautiful is stamped on to a piece of vellum and is from Quilted Wings. The feathers are embossed on and cut from a piece of acetate. Hence the glare. ;) I just love the added trim and eyelash string. (which I do believe I have gotten many of you addicted to as well heehee) It adds such beauty to this tag!


I absolutely love the crisp black & white of this second tag. Again, I embossed and cut the feathers from a piece of acetate. This time in white. I have really grown to love using acetate in my creations! The feathers and sentiment are both from Trio of Beauty. The background circle is from Keep Wild. (I bought this set several months ago because of an amazing card Shannon E. made!) Both tags are cut from a die set I bought from Papertrey Ink. There is a third die in the set that is very elegant and one of my favorites to use. Do you see the little heart charm hanging from the trim? Have I told you how much I love using charms in my paper creations!? ;) I would love to know which of these two tags are your favorite! It's a hard decision, but I really think I love the black & white one best!



Friend, if you made it this far I thank you!

Be sure to leave a comment, here on my blog each day, for a chance to win 1 of 2 Unity prize packs. I will also be picking a winner to receive a separate prize pack from me!

I look forward to being with you all again tomorrow as it will be all about the 30 day color challenge!

As always~
Thanks for spending time with me today!

Until next time~

Be blessed, friends!

Bobbie Sue

(Forgive any grammar mistakes you may find.
  I am always open to friendly & constructive criticism or correction.
Just please know, I write my blogs for complete enjoyment and do not stress over possible
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89 comments:

  1. I HAVE BEEN SO PATIENTLY WAITING FOR THIS TO POP UP!!! Your second day is spectacular!!! As always, you know how much I love your style!! Thank you for your inspiration and for sharing YOU!!!

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    1. You just made my whole day! Thank you, friend!! This means so much! ๐Ÿค—♥️

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  2. LOVE them all..... you are such an amazing talent!!! Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much, Susie!! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

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  3. I love the feather stamp and the dimensional look from the paints. I like the first feather card as that peacock feather color just grabbed my eye. I like the black and white tag, but they are both pretty. I look forward to reading your blog and learning new techniques from your examples. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you so much! I truly appreciate this comment, Ann!

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  4. I adore the "reading parts". Thank you for you detail and multiple pictures! These are wonderful.

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    1. Kim, I am so happy to know that you do! Thank you so much!

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  5. my favorite is the first one that looks like a teal color but I also like the b & w tag.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  6. Wow, just wow!!!! I never thought I would want Feather stamps.... guess you blew that out of the water!!!! LOL (as my checkbook creeps under the bed crying..lol) These cards are gorgeous!!! Love the way you did the ink and amazing it is just one color. I have used that technique many many times but never thought to do just one color!! Brilliant!!!! Thank you for SOOOO much inspiration today!!!!!

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    1. Your comment is so uplifting! Thank you, Denise! I absolutely love that you are inspired! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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  7. These are so amazing, love the feathers! Those are some lucky people who will receive those pretty tags in their beautiful note cards! ❤️

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  8. Beautiful! I love your color combos!

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  9. Wow! Wow! Wow!! Your cards are so striking and I love the coordinating strip of color inside the card... a fabulous touch! Those tags too!!! Omgeee! Gorgeous! The black and white one... my jaw dropped! Fantastic day 2!!

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  10. First thing I did this morning (after coffee ๐Ÿ˜‰) was look for this post! I am not disappointed... what beautiful cards! I like the first 2 best, probably because of the brighter colors, and I like the black & white tag best. Keep writing -- I appreciate the details. Thank you for the inspiration to use my feather stamps! Looking forward to tomorrow!

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    1. What a smile you gave me!! My my thank you so much!! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—❤️❤️

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  11. So simple, yet so beautiful. What is it about a feather that touches our souls so? Thanks for these, Bobbie๐Ÿ˜Š

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  12. I love all your pretty cards and tags! ❤️ I don’t know that I can pick a favorite feather card... each color looks great... a lovely set!!

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  13. I love the note card set using the different feathers and inks. I did notice the matching strip inside and love that you made that special too. Such a wonderful gift idea.

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    1. Thank you, Denise! I absolutely love the inside strip and will be doing that again!

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  14. These feather creations are amazing! I think my favorite feather is from Feather Soft Love. I love the tags too. And the twine is perfect with your card - I love that we can always cover up a mistake! Thanks for the great ideas!

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    1. Thank you so very much, Rachel!! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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  15. I do enjoy the simplicity of a stamp over watercolor! Lovely.

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  16. Beautiful cards and tags! I’m half Native American so feathers speak to my heart. ๐Ÿ’• I love the peacock feather Hello card best. I’m drawn to turquoise most. Love the peekaboo color inside to tie them together compositionally. The tags are very interesting to me. I’ve never tried or played with eyelash string.

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    1. Thank you, Holly!! Eyelash trim/string is just beautiful! Message me on FB I'd love to send you some! I have toooo much! Lol

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  17. Just amazing. I love the smoosh of color and all those feathers are stunning. And love the matching strip inside too. Great colors and designs. And those tags are awesome too. All that color and a touch of black/white is awesome. Just lovely projects. Great job!

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    1. Thank you so much, Kim! ♥️ Truly appreciate your kind words!!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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    2. The purple and teal caught my eye right away! And I love anything using the feathers. Great work!!!!! ๐Ÿค—

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  18. Everything is absolutely gorgeous!
    I knew your week would be amazing and so far...omg!
    I live your note cards! I LoveLOVELove using feathers! You made me want to grab mine out too!
    I’m totally going to copy these! I’ll tag you when I do! Thanks for the inspiration, my friend!
    Your trim is my absolute favorite, as you know! Your charms a too sweet!
    I won’t pick one ..because... I cannot!
    ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™
    I cannot wait for tomorrow!
    ๐Ÿค— ๐Ÿค— ๐Ÿค—
    Inky hugs!!!

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    1. Oh my goodness!!! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค— thank you friend!! So so special!!♥️♥️♥️

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  19. Oh, you are so talented! I love the Marmalade card and the elegant black and white tag! You’ve inspired me to use feathers more often...I’ve been staying away from them for some reason! I love the strip you created inside the card!

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    1. Thank you so much, Joyce. You, my friend, are talented!! ๐Ÿค—

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  20. I do love the feather cards and really like the look of stamping on the acetate. I'll have to pull out my feather stamps and play now that hurricane Flo is gone! Pam Foy

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    1. Thank you, Pam! I pray all is well at your home!! Hope you’re able to play and enjoy! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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  21. Oh my! There simply isn't a way I can pick a favorite feather card. All three are delightful. ๐Ÿ˜Š I love the tags. Love the vibrancy of colors of the first, and the striking contrast of the black and white on the second. Look forward to seeing your future creations. ❤

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  22. Love your work with the feathers! I have not inked my feather Stamps up yet! I love the fall colored one, but also love purple! I really like the stamping on acetate- and so loving the black & white tag!!!

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    1. Thank you, Shelly! Let me know if you felt inspired to Ink your feather Stamps. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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  23. That black and white feather idea with the distress stamp is incredible. Love love love.

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  24. These are amazing!! The cards but the tags too!! My favorite is the first one, my favorite color!! But love them all!

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    1. Thank you so much, Sandra! I do love how the cards turned out!

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  25. Amazing feathers. I never had a feather stamp till I found Unity. I love to color the complicated ones all colors they come out so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing

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  26. You sure have been busy! Those cards are so beautiful! I live the simple elegance of the feather with just one color. The tags fit right in with the theme too! Thanks for another day of inspiration!

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    1. Thank you so much, Beth! I love the look of them, too.๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค— can’t wait until you see tomorrow’s!!

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  27. Hi Bobbie Sue! Great post today. I really love the 2nd card where you added twine ... I think it just makes it even more Earthy and I love that. But I do love purple ... lol As for the tags, very pretty. I love all that yummy trim on the first one, but I think I also like the B&W one best. It's very elegant!

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    1. Hi Becca!! I’m so glad you love the twine on the orange one! Thank you for your sweet comment! ๐Ÿค—

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  28. Those feather cards are so amazing! ♥️♥️♥️. I have to try this. Thanks for sharing your ideas! I love feathers, birds and butterflies!

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    1. Please do!! I’d love to be to see them!! Thank you, Angie! ♥️♥️♥️

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  29. You are speaking smoosh to my heart and soul! All of your creations are beautiful! Thanks for the tip on adding a touch of color on the inside of your cards.

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    1. Thank you so much, Meg! I do love the smooshing technique! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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    2. I think I like most the randomness and surprise in each result.

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  30. I love the black and white tag! And the orange card. Beautiful.

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  31. I love love love the feather cards. They are beautiful!! The tags are great too, but the feather cards really caught my attention The orange is my fav!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Sue! I think the orange is definitely favored! ๐Ÿงก

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  32. Great Day 2, so many wonderful creations! I can’t ouck a favourite, I love them all. I look forward to the colour challenge too :)

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  33. I think I like the first featherthe best. All are lovely!!!

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  34. Meant to do this yesterday (the day got away from me) I absolutely love each & every one of the cards a great way to show us how lovely they are in different colors. Both tags are beautiful... How dare you ask is to choose ;) Since you asked I am in love with the black & white one. Again Bobbie well done, all of them are stunning!

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  35. Wow these are stunningly beautiful feather creations❤️

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    1. I’m so so happy to know you visited to see them, Angie. Thank you!!

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  36. I got to say the tags are gorgeous. I love making tags it a nice change receiving a tag rather than a card.

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  37. Love the backgrounds on your feathers. and the tags are so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Pretty cards and tags! Love the feather image!

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  39. Beautiful variety of feather projects. Love the colors.

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  40. My favourites are the first feather card and the black and white tag. Using acetate looks like fun!

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  41. Loving the feathers cards,but the one with twine is my favorite. I know you said it was to cover mistake but i love those happy accidents.

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  42. Love the feather cards! Simple but beautiful!
    --Phaline Mays

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  43. I, too, love feathers. Your cards are spectacular, yet clean and simple. I hope to try to recreate your look. Thank you for sharing.
    ~Mary

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  44. Love them, they are stunning beautiful yet so quick to make! Just my kind of card too.

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  45. your cards are stunning,I'm loving the colors! and you made some beautiful tags!

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  46. Another WOW card.... I love the simplicity and what a WOW. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. I love all of your feather creations! Love using feathers.

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  48. Oh my ! Your trio of feathers is sooo cool ! I think that, just like you, my favourite is the last one. And I love your tags too. Especially the black and white with the tiny heart !! So cute ! Thanks for walking us through your process. Love, Marjorie
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  49. I love feathers, too; especially Unity's! These are all so stunning! Love them!

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  50. BEAUTIFUL! BEAUTIFUL! BEAUTIFUL! cards and tags! I really like the smooshing technique that you did to your feather cards! very lovely! I also am really loving your first gift tag especially I just love all the different colors on the tag but also for the ribbons and strings too!

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