Sunday, September 21, 2014

GIU - Day 1: Happy Birthday

Hello everyone!! I'm so excited to be the Growing In Unity Girl this week!! I will be sharing my creations using Unity Stamps this week till Friday.

For my Day 1, I made a birthday card. I wanted to try watercoloring (inspired by the watercolor challenge at Catchy Challenges) on watercolor paper (I tried it once on glossy card stock here). So here it is:



I water colored the background. The birds, cycle and the "happy birthday" are from the Unity Stamps Follow Your Own set.

A closer look at the birds. I stamped the line of birds and fuzzy cut a few of them and used it here.


I stamped the background stamp with many cycles and fuzzy cut one of them to add it here. The grass in front of the fence is also a stamp from Unity, but I do not know its name. It is an irregular scallop border, which is perfect for this! "happy" and "birthday" are also from the "Follow Your Own" stamp set. The "happy" is stamped without the circle. The fence is cut from white card stock and I inked the corners with grey ink.


Here's another view of the card:


Hope you liked it!!

Please leave your thoughts and comments! I will pick 1 random winner from all the comments left on the 5 days, to receive 2 itty bitty's of their choice. How awesome is that! You have until Sep 28 midnight EST to comment and I will announce the winner on Monday, Sep 29. Thanks for stopping by.


52 comments:

KC said...

this is an amazing piece! such bright fun colors! awesome job!!

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous work of art, loving these gorgeous colours and design...fab creation.xxThe Journey is the Start

brenda said...

A gorgeous fusion of colours Berina and a very peaceful looking scene.

B x

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Lovely card and watercoloring :) !

Kris B said...

Beautiful watercoloring! Love the dimension the birds and bicycle give to the scene! Congrats on being this weeks GIU gal! Looking forward to a fun week!

Kim Rippere said...

Love the background and how the colors come together to tell a story.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous card. Love your background scene. TFS

Christina's Creations said...

Very cute, the birds are so perfect, esp the one flying up into the sun! :)

UTs Hobby Time said...

Nice water coloring. Those birds and fence looks great with the background colors.

SarahGeorge said...

Lovely bright and cheerful card Berina. Your water colouring is very nice and so are the stamps!

Berina RGA said...

thank you so much Annie :)

Berina RGA said...

Thank you Brenda :)

Berina RGA said...

thank you Pooja :)

Berina RGA said...

thank you Kris :)

Berina RGA said...

thank you Kim :)

Berina RGA said...

thank you Teresa :)

Berina RGA said...

thank you :)

Berina RGA said...

thank you Sara :)

Berina RGA said...

thank you Sarah :)

Berina RGA said...

thank you :)

Glenda Jones said...

How cool! I have never used water colors before.. I will sure have to try,
it brightens the card. Great work

ionabunny said...

Lovely scene. I keep meaning to dig out the watercolours..... Love your bright colours Hugz

TangledBlueRose said...

Lovely colors and such a happy scene! Thanks for sharing!~kim

Iris said...

Cute cards - love the watercolor look.
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sharon g said...

What an adorable scene. I'm going to go look again...

Ruby said...

Very cute card. Love the scenery that you created. Looking forward to seeing your work this week.

Riette said...

I love the almost silhouette look.

Sue D said...

Love the scene you created.

Cynthia said...

Such a happy scene, Berina. Looking forward to your inspiration this week!

Lagene said...

Congrats on being this week's GIU lady! I love your scene!

Berina RGA said...

thanks Glenda.. and it is addictive too..

Berina RGA said...

thank you.. you should do that soon :) Hugs

Berina RGA said...

thank you Kim :)

Berina RGA said...

thank you :)

Berina RGA said...

thank you so much Sharon :)

Berina RGA said...

thank you Ruby.. hope to see you again :)

Berina RGA said...

Glad you like it :)

Berina RGA said...

thank you Sue :)

Berina RGA said...

thank you Cynthia :)

Berina RGA said...

thank you :)

Amy C. said...

This card has such a cute background. I love the little bicycle.

Berina RGA said...

thank you Amy :)

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome card! I love the bike and the colors! Great job with the watercolors!

Berina RGA said...

thank you :)

Ramya Anand said...

Cute and bright card... Thank you for joining us at CSCC - Water magic...

Berina RGA said...

thank you :)

Shylaa Shree said...

beautiful watercolouring berina, good take on our challenge at CSCC - Good luck

Berina RGA said...

thank you :)

MEGHA said...

Fabulous card.thanks for participating at CSCC.best wishes

Berina RGA said...

thank you :)

Ruchis Crafeteria said...

Nice card. Thanks for playing along with CSCC. Good luck. :)

Berina RGA said...

thank you :)