Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Growing In Unity Day 3 ~ Summer Color Challenge

Good morning, friends! I do believe I am MOST excited for Day 3! I am absolutely in love with how these 4 cards turned out! Again, I have added several photos with commentary. I appreciate many of you telling me you like that!
 
Wilma, I hope you've had your coffee. You are in for a treat!
 
This summer I participated in a 30 day color challenge hosted by Kathy Rac. I had yet to do anything with the images I colored. Until this week! Below you will find some of my favorite ones turned in to cards. On each of the Angie Girl cards I used a set of border dies from Spellbinders.
 
I love everything about Beatrix Girl! Her mix-matched clothes, her boots and her grey hair. I water colored her with Arteza watercolor pencils.  Her profound statement is from a Graciellie Design set appropriately named "You Matter". This stamp set is fairly new and has some of the most beautiful affirmations. As well as, one of my favorite verses. The fonts she uses are just stunning.
 
 
 
This pretty lady is Elise Girl. I colored her with acrylics. It was a challenge blending them like water colors. I haven't used them since actually. Lol. Her beautiful statement is also from "You Matter". (You're able to read it better on the next photo.) This one is definitely being sent to my daughter, Samantha. She is my 27 year old flower child! What a soul that precious lady has. (Gianna Girl would have worked perfectly for my Samantha, too. I don't own her, but I'm thinking now I should!)
 
 
I love the look adding the wooden heart gave this piece.
 
 
I love this beautiful Anna Girl! The sentiment belongs to her. It fits her delicate disposition. I also used Arteza watercolor pencils on her. I was so excited when I came across the complimenting paper. I may have even exclaimed Eeek! :) The pinks in the DSP match her dress perfectly.


 
Can you pick a favorite of this trio of beautiful girls?! I think mine is Beatrix Girl. :)
 
 
This last one I turned into a birthday card for my Momma. I looked back in my photos and found the one I originally posted to my Instagram on June 20. Can you believe I watercolored this beautiful piece with Gelatos! They have such a gorgeous pearlescent look. I did end up mixing a tiny bit of green from a watercolor pencil to help the color of the leaves really pop.  I just love it!
 
 
The flower is from You Are Forever Beautiful and the sentiment from a Graciellie Design called Sweetness. I masked off sweet friend that was under the happy birthday. I fussy cut around the flower so that this beautiful background paper would show. I am so happy I found this in my ever growing stash of DSP! It matches just perfectly.
 
 
 
 
Here are most of the images I colored from the 30 day challenge. I will eventually make the remaining few into cards. I wish I would have had time to turn the planted pot into a card for you this week. (I still may.) It is a UU called Succulent Greetings. I love this stamp and was very happy with how the shading on this one turned out.

 
 
I sure hope you enjoyed today as much as I enjoyed creating it!

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 techniques I've never used before. Talk about nervous!

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
mistakes within the layout. Thank you, friends.)

98 comments:

  1. Oh My God, your work gets more amazing every day,I can,t wait to try some of these....They are all beautiful!!!!

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    1. Oh my goodness I just love your excitement! Thank you so much, Joan!!

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  2. All of them are beautiful..... you are such a talent and such a kind soul. Beautiful art my friend!!!

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  3. Elise girl is my favorite! The heart adds a nice touch. The watercolors floral with gelato is very pretty. All your cards are wonderful and inspiring! Pam Foy

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    1. Thank you, Pam! I’m so glad you shared your favorite. 🤗

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  4. You did a great job/art with the cards you put together and your coloring with those watercolor pencils looks wonderful.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  5. All beautiful cards and sentiments. Great coloring too! TFS.

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  6. Wow all so Gorgeous ❤️❤️❤️

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  7. These cards are absolutely amazing!!!! I so love everything about them!!!!

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  8. Beautiful, although not surprised. Your talent is incredible. The mix of papers and colors are perfect!! I DO like all the photos and angles. Lets you really see all the dimension of the card. Love the border dies you have used. So pretty. Great job today!!!

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  9. Just stunning! Each one. You do beautiful work. I love the 2nd card ... the coloring, the design, the specialness of the added wood heart. And I love the dies you used on the girls ... what are they? <3

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    1. Thank you so much, Rebecca! So so sweet!! They are Border Dies from Spellbinders.

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  10. Another amazing day. I love your coloring, the DSP pattern papers, and your designs. Just lovely cards. Great job!

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  11. All lovely but Anna is my favorite ❤.

    Thank you again for all of the details!

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  12. Elise girl definately has my vote...I've been thinking about pulling together similiar colors for one of my Unity girls & this has totally inspired my mojo to try. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations. a 30 day coloring challenge, sounds just that , a major challenge. great work !

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  13. I always enjoy your art but your heart shines through and makes it even better!!! Thank you for sharing with us Bobbie Sue ��

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  14. Your Angie Girls were colored beautifully, Bobbie. Angie girls are what first brought me to Unity. I love them! Your mama’s card is beautiful. I love the lacy edge to show off paper. I tend to be a paper hoarder and have to force myself to use my pretty stuff sometimes. Lol

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    1. Thank you so much, Debbie! I am such a paper hoarder and am also forcing myself to use it. I’m always so happy when I finally do!!

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  15. Oh that Anna girl is so sweet love the no line. You are one talented lady.

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  16. Oh what beautiful cards. You are posting so many they are all stunning and I could never pick one as best. Glad you still have your Mama to make a card for she will love it

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  17. I loved the border dies you used. I also liked how you cut away from the flowers to reveal the designer paper. Amazing cards!

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  18. Beautiful cards Bobble Sue!!! I love your coloring, the edges and the patterned paper that you used with each one!❤️

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  19. Just wow! So amazing talent. Love the cutaway cards. And the girls are colored so beautifully.

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  20. Your Angie girls are so great. I love the coloring and the paper you chose. The wooden heart is the perfect touch too. You made each girl come to life!

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    1. Thank you, Rachel! I love how they each turned out. 🤗

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  21. Beautiful cards! I love the Angie Girl designs and the pretty floral design too! The border dies are a beautiful detail too!

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  22. First thing I did this morning (after I got my coffee 😉), was come here! I was not disappointed. I love these cards. I love them all, but think I like Beatix the best... love the stripes. I can hardly wait to see tomorrow's cards!

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    1. Did you see my shout out to you. Heehee. 🤗🤗 Thank you so much!! You’ve lifted me up this week! 😘😘

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  23. I like that potted plant one too! I think I like the Beatrix one the best out of the three, but all are very nice!

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  24. I love all your Angie girls! That wooden heart works so well with the card for your daughter. I may have to hunt down the succulent stamp...

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  25. What wonderful pieces to gaze at, and read about, as I enjoy my morning tea.❤ I simply cannot pick a favorite. Each are simply charming & unique. I look forward to seeing more of creations tomorrow. 😊

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    1. How sweet, Gina!! I love to know you read my writings!! 🤗♥️

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  26. These are all wonderful. My daughter too has a free spirit and some of the images remind me of her. I love how you coordinate the paper with the image. I tend to not color images ahead of time because it drives me crazy trying to find paper to match what I colored, lol.

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    1. Thank you, Denise! I never worry about finding the paper because I have soooo much! 😂🤗♥️

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  27. Great job turning your challenge images into cards. Love the borders.

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  28. I love your cards!! Your painting is always so beautiful! Please, enable me... what die(s) did you use for the Angie girl cards? Love those! Your last card is stunning! So inspiring!

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    1. Thank you, my friend! The enabling has been done!! 😂😘

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  29. Love the flower birthday card at the end!

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  30. I love Beatrix girl best, but they are all beautiful! Live, love, love the card for your Mom! You’ve done a beautiful job matching DSP to images and I can’t believe you are brave enough to paint with acrylics and gelatos! I have both and have never tried them! You are inspiring, for sure!

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    1. Thank you so much, my friend. I try to paint with all kinds of things! 😂🤗😘

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  31. Wow, such beautiful cards!! Love Anna girl, the 3th card. the flower card is gorgeous, I have that stamp and need to find me some time to use it! So beautiful!!

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  32. Another batch of beauties Bobbie Sue! I think Elise girl is my favorite, but they are all pretty great. Everytime I see your cards though I add another stamp set to my wishlist. This is getting dangerous. Can't wait til tomorrow.

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  33. Pretty cards with the Angie Girls

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  34. Your coloring is amazing! Especially with gelatos,I only ever have used them for backgrounds and shimmer sprays.If i had to chose just one as my favorite it would be Beatrix girl too. However i love them all.So happy to of found your blog. You have such talent.

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    1. Thank you so much, Sharon! I’m so glad you found it!!

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  35. Your cards are gorgeous Bobbie Sue! I love the Angie girls but the one you made for your Mother is so very pretty. Thanks for sharing. ❤️

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  36. Everything you make is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing your talents with us! 😘

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  37. Love, love, live all your beautiful cards! My favorite is Elise girl. Thank you for sharing tour talent with us.

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  38. Wonderful cards! I love each Angie girl card, very nice colour combos!! :)

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  39. Oh my goodness! You have been super busy! Another batch of beautiful cards. I think my favorite is that gorgeous purple floral card. Love it! 💜💜💜

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  40. Pretty projects! I love how you showcased the Angie girls!
    --Phaline Mays

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  41. Bobbie Sue, these are beautiful! I love your coloring and layout! I recently bought dies(different ones) so I can try out this sweet layout, it's very eye catching.

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    1. Thank you so much, Karen! I hope you will do this layout! 🤗

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  42. Wow...your are such a talented artist 💕 the florals are so beautiful!

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  43. Oh wow these are fabulous! I've never done the color challenge...maybe I should try it LOL I absolutely love the card you made for your Momma,those flowers just pop off the page!

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    1. Thank you so much! You should! They are challenging, but so fun!

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  44. I love all of your cards- love the coloring on Beatrix, but all are wonderful. I love the layout too. And your floral card is wonderful!!! So nice to find DP that matches so perfectly!!!

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  45. All of those are wonderful. Feeling annoyed! 😝

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  46. Wow, these are stunning.... love your coloring and your technique with die cutting the one side to reveal the gorgeous paper underneath!

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  47. I love the style of your cards and the girls are all delightful!

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  48. Again today, you made such a great trio of ladies and a beautiful floral card !! It’s hard to pick a favourite but I really love Beatrix Girl because of the color combo you choose to dress her up. But I have to admit that I think the acrylic gives a very interesting texture to Elise. Thanks for sharing your wonderful work !! Love, Marjorie
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  49. These are all beautiful! Love your coloring!

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  50. OH MY GOODNESS! so many beautiful cards! I am especially a HUGE fan of all the Angie girl stamps! So of course I am most fond of your Angie cards! I really love how you colored each one of the girls! And I like how you displayed them on each of your cards! BUT I do really love your other cards too!

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