Friday, April 26, 2019

GIU Day 5 ~ This isn't goodbye.

 
 

Hello once again, friends!
 
Today is my final day as your GIU sister! But, it isn't goodbye. As I will be with you on the Unity Blog each Thursday through June!
 
Let's get to the cards because I am super excited for you to see what I have made!
 
I used one of my very favorite techniques and style of cards. Can you believe I had to make all these starting at 4:45 a.m. this morning after I got my husband off to work?! :)
 
In bed last night I decided that what I originally had prepared for you would make a great mini challenge in Unity Show & Tell next Thursday. Soooo I had to make something all new this morning! I took me 3 hours start to finish to make all of these. They had to sit under my weighted tub for a bit as they were warped from being dried in between applying layers of ink. I had fun though and absolutely love the outcome!
 
Do you enjoy making card with the smooshing technique?
 
 
I used 3 different inks to create these. Zig real brush pens, Distress inks, and watercolor paint. I apply the inks with a small sandwich bag. I have found it smooshes the best! I simply apply some ink in a 1 1/2 in diameter, spritz with water and smoosh onto my paper of choice. My favorite placement is the bottom right corner. I dry them in between colors for a layered effect. If you would like a small photo tutorial please let me know in your comment and I will do one next week.
 
The image on this card is from Tierra Jackson's Joy and Brighter Days. I wish I had made the colors on the rainboots and flowers brighter and darker, but the beautiful background makes up for it! The ink is applied to watercolor paper.  I love this just because sentiment from the March 2015 Sentiment Kit called Blossoming Thoughts and Wishes.
 

 This card is so bright and beautiful! I absolutely love these shades of blue together! I used watercolor paper here, also. The diecut was colored with Zigs before having my Scan & Cut fussy cut it for me. I had 6 more cut to use as layering. I love the popped up look with layers instead of just foam tape. The following 3 butterflies are from Graciellie Design called Moments of Bliss .
 
 
 
Green is my favorite color and these 3 colors together are amazing! Especially with a little black splattered on top. This is also on watercolor paper. I love the look of the uncolored butterfly. (Also from Moments of Bliss.) I had my Scan & Cut cut out several images for each card made. Again, I love the popped up look using several die cuts.
 
This spot on sentiment is from Lisa Arana's Feelings Matter. I truly love it. "It's ok to not be ok. It's alright to not be alright. The one who holds the world in His hands is also holding you". <--- Paraphrased from a Beautiful song called "Maybe it's Ok" by We are Messenger (I've linked it in hope you will listen;)
 

The background of this card was made with Bristol Smooth paper and watercolors. I colored the butterfly with Zigs and love how the 3 different colors blended so beautiful and bright! The sentiment is from the April 2016 Sentiment Kit Mama's & Grandma's.

 
This concludes my week! As all those before me, we hate to see our GIU week end, but are so thankful for the opportunity.
 
I would love to know which card or cards where your favorite! The blue and green are mine! But I love them alllll!! It is ok to absolutely love what you create, friends! :)
 
 
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I want to thank you for visiting me each day this week! You brought me joy and gave me lots smiles with your sweet comments. Remember, by commenting on my blog EACH day you will have a chance to win some pretty amazing stamps from Unity Stamp Co.
 
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As always~

Thanks for spending time with me today!

Until next time~

Be blessed, friends!

Bobbie Sue
 
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43 comments:

  1. Wow, these are all so pretty!!! My favorite is the first one, love those boots :D
    Thank you for your inspiration this week!!

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    1. I am surprised your favorite is the first one. That's awesome as it is my least favorite! Lol I so appreciate all your comments and support this week, Sandra!

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  2. I just love these cards so much. I am definitely going to try to make them. Please do make a tutorial. I love the bright bold vibrant colors!!! Thank you so much for a week of wonderful inspiration!!!

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    1. I do too, Rachel! They are some of my favorite! I hope you make some and please tag me in them! I will try to get a tutorial next week. :) Thank you for all your comments this week! You are so kind!

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  3. I love the joy and brighter day card as well as the butterfly one. I love using this technique. It creates a great focal point on cards and bookmarks. It’s also fun to use a dropper and straw as a different look. Thanks for another great inspiration week!

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    1. My least favorite of mine has been a favorite of 2 of you. That's awesome. I would love to see some of your cards with this technique! I've not done the dropper/straw. I may have to try! I truly appreciate your support and uplifting comments this week! Thank you, dear Holly!

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  4. Fantastic! I can just imagine you creating like a mad scientist this morning. Haha! I just LOVE these whipped up cards! Not just one but four! Incredible and so generous! You’ve gone above & beyond this week Bobbie Sue!

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    1. Hahaha you must have been a fly on my wall!! I love these so much! You are always so supportive and generous with your comments, Shannon. Thank you so much!

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  5. Green is my favorite color too and the white butterfly on it looks great. Nice touch to pop up an image with more die cuts instead of foam. I will have to remember to cut more out with my Cricut next time. Great week and looking forward to the mini challenge next week.

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    1. I hope you do remember to cut extra. It adds such an incredible dimension to your projects! Thank you so much, Denise! :)

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  6. so many wonderful card ideas and I like those butterflies.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  7. These are really lovely! Those butterflies are so vibrant, I absolutely love them.

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  8. Oh wow! Love these... my faves are the blue one and the pink/purple one... and the green one!! Lol... they’re all gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing your talent... a whole week of fabulous inspiration! ❤️

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  9. I loved all your cards, but I think the pink and purple butterfly is my favorite. I would love to see a tutorial on how you do ink smooshing with a sandwich bag! Thanks so much for sharing all your lovely creations this week!!🌹

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  10. Since my fave color is purple, I have to choose the last one as my fave! But they are all gorgeous. Love the flowers in the boots image. We're huge fans of using different containers for our flowers. Always LOVE your creativity, Bobbie Sue. tfs!

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  11. They are beautiful and I love this technique!

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  12. Sue following you this week was so awesome! You have so much passion for your art and it shows! I looked forward each day to see what you made. I would love to see a tutorial. My favorite color is purple, so I have to go as that one. But all are gorgeous!

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  13. I absolutely love these... they are my favorite cards that you've shared this week! I wish I could do CAS as beautifully as you do --- they all look so classy!

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  14. Gorgeous! I’m gonna have to try this technique!

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  15. Bobbie Sue, you have done a fab job this week- loads & loads of inspiration, and, I look forward to Thursday’s with you on the blog!!!
    I love your cards for today, love your inked up watercolors, really love the butterflies and the green background with no color on the butterfly is fabulous. I usually go for pinks.... all are fantastic though!!!

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  16. Beautiful cards - love the simplicity of them...sometimes you just don't need to fill the whole card with color/details! I would be interested to see a tutorial of these! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. I have never tried using a platic bag for smooching. I'm gonna have to try it! So inspiring! You've had an amazing amazing week!

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  18. It has been a wonderful week! I've loved all of your cards! Tha ka for all the inspiration!

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  19. Amazing, beautiful, marvelous cards. Each one is unique and special. Love your technique; it has been a lovely week of learning and sharing. Thanks for sharing your talent, creativity and inspiration.

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  20. Such beautiful cards today. I love the boots with flowers in them. But they are all just stunning. Loved seeing your blog this week. Great talent you have

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  21. Ahhhh, these are SO BEAUTIFUL! I think the pink/purple are my favorite colors, so I'm drawn to that, but the blue one is pretty too and hold one of my favorite verses, so there is THAT! The other two are sweet as well. I didnt get to check you out daily, but you have me curious, you always make such lovely things Bobbie Sue!! <3

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  22. This makes me want to try smooshing. The cards are all lovely with just enough background to make each interesting. Love the purple one.

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  23. I love ink smooshing! These are spectacular! I’m always drawn to blue but the purple one as my favorite. I’ve enjoyed your week and thank you for sharing your talents. Your explanations and directions are easy to understand.

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  24. Haven't smooshed in awhile but these cards make me want to. Once again stunning cards. I have enjoyed your week.

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  25. You've shared lovely inspiration throughout the week and I've enjoyed your creations. I'm partial to purple so the fourth card you shared today is my fave. I've tried ink smooshing but I've never been quite happy with the results. Maybe I need to try it on a smaller scale as you have on your fab work today.

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  26. My favorite is the boots card but I love the vibrant colors on all of them. I have not tried ink smooshing with a ziploc but am going to do that!

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  27. My favorite card is the blue one but I like the others too. Congrats again on being the GIU gal!

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  28. Beautiful cards and what an amazing week. It was so fun following all your creations. Thanks for sharing and all of the inspiration!

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  29. Love these--my fave is the one with the Be Still verse.

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  30. Pretty set of cards! I really love the butterfly designs. Zigs are my favorites for coloring. Their colors are awesome!

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  31. So pretty! I love the pink/purple butterfly. I like the concept of the smooshing technique but I haven't been able to create a card yet that comes out the way I like.
    Loved all of your projects this week!

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  32. They are absolutely gorgeous and inspiring CAS cards!
    Thank you so much for all the inspirations this week, Bobbie Sue.

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  33. LOVE the pops of color! Congrats on sharing with us weekly! Looking forward to seeing all that you share! Love your work, Bobbie Sue.

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  34. GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS! Just like all of your other cards! I think my favorite would have to be the Mother's Day Blessings one! I really love the purple/deep Pink color effect! Your smooshing techniques are really very lovely! I like that you just did it in the one corner of each one of your cards!

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  35. Have a wonderful day! (I love them all! But green always calls to me!)

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  36. Hi Bobbie Sue, I love your beautiful creations, and I can't wait to try them!
    Each one is more pretty than the former!
    Thanks so much for the terrific inspiration!

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  37. Have you chosen your winners yet?

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