Thursday, June 29, 2017

Sending Hugs Mixed Media Style Card

This is a mixed media style flower card.


Sentiment:  Sending hugs.

For this card, I used the new Tim Holtz distress oxide ink as watercolor.  I love it.  It has a chalk like soft look when dry.  And so, I finished the image panel with a matte gel medium.  I felt that it needed the extra coating to set the colors and to prevent a water reaction from the oxide ink.  I was pleasantly surprised that the final colors came out more vivid.

Here is a closer look:


Included in:  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Happiness Blooms Layers of Life kit, My Favorite Things die-namics, Ranger watercolor paper and distress oxide ink, Liquitex matte gel medium and Stick It adhesive sheets.

Hugs.

Monday, June 26, 2017

You Are Enough Beach Girl Watercolor Card

Here is an encouragement watercolor beach girl card.


Sentiment:  You are enough

This is great for encouragement.  I colored this peaceful beach scene with watercolor and added a die-cut anchor.  This girl is right where I would like to be, at the beach.

Here is a quick tip video tutorial for this card.


A closer look:


Link Ups:

HLS June Watercolor Challenge

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Patience Girl by Angie Blom, dies by My Creative Time and Avery Elle, silver cardstock, Ranger watercolor paper, Prima water soluble oil pastels and brushes.

Have a lovely week.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Beach Girl & Bear Thank You Watercolor Card

Here is a sweet watercolor beach scene with a girl and a teddy bear.


Sentiment:  Thanks for being there.

This image is in watercolor and is accented with a silver anchor and patterned paper trim.
I just love the sweetness.

Here is a video tutorial for this card.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq



Link Ups:

HLS June Anything Goes With Dies Challenge

Just Us Girls #399 ~ Photo Week Summer Vacation

Supplies:  Unity Stamp co. Friend In Me by Phyllis Harris, Sakura Koi watercolor, dies by My Creative Time and Winnie & Walter; Ranger watercolor paper and cardstock.

Enjoy your day.

Cute Friendship Watercolor Card with Paper Crimping

This is a watercolor friendship card for almost any occasion or just because.


Sentiment:  You've got a friend in me.

This is a sweet image by Phyllis Harris.  I used watercolor and for the background, a paper crimper.  This reminds me of my little niece and nephew.

Here is a quick tip video tutorial.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


This is a close up:


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Meant For Adventure & Friend In Me kits by Phyllis Harris; Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils, brushes, paper crimper, tag punches, MFT die-namics and cardstock.

Link Ups:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Patterned Paper

The Challenge #88 ~ Keywords (watercolour & bright)

Have a great day.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Birthday Gift Card or Money Holder

Today, I am sharing a gift card or money holder with a sweet image.


Sentiment:  May your birthday be full of your favorite things.

This card doubles as a gift.  The inside has a pocket to hold a gift card or cash.

Here is the inside.


I made a quick tip video tutorial on how to make this tri-fold gift holder.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Sunny Days by Phyllis Harris & I Consider You Special kits; Copic markers, double-sided adhesive, BasicGrey paper and twine.

Link Ups:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Use Patterned Paper

The Challenge #88 ~ Keywords (flowers, bright, birthday, square)

Have a lovely weekend.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bible Journaling ~ Beach Girl with Copics

Here is a bible journal page with a tropical beach scene and an inspirational message.


Sentiment:  Sorrow looks back.  Worry looks around.  Faith looks up.

This girl and beach scene was colored in with Copic markers onto a separate cardstock panel.   I do not recommend Copics directly onto the bible pages. They tend to bleed through the pages.

If  you are interested in tips, I have a series of bible journal posts, documenting techniques used to decorate creatively on the thin bible pages.  It is a trial and error process for me.

I made a quick tip video tutorial on simple layering with bible journaling.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Included in:  Word Art Wednesday Challenge #288 - #289 ~ Anything Goes

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Faith Looks Up by Phyllis Harris, My Creative Bible, Copic markers and double-sided tape.

Until next time.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Vintage Father's Day Card

Happy Father's Day.


Sentiment:  Happy Father's Day.  When you didn't have my hand, you had my back.

This is a heartfelt Father's Day card.  This is especially fitting for fathers of adult or grown children.  I like the saying and the vintage feel of the card.

Here is a closer look:


Link Ups:

Tuesday Throwdown #347 For the Men

HLS June Anything Goes with Dies

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. You are a Classic, Beary Best Dad & Bonus Dad; My Creative Time dies, BasicGrey paper and Ranger distress oxide ink.

Cheers to all the dads out there and to the ones who love like dad's.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Peek-a-Boo Mouse Circle

This is an adorable mouse & heart thank you card.


Sentiment:  Just a little thank you.

I made a peek-a-boo window for the mouse, colored it with Copics and used floral patterned paper for accent.

Here is a quick tip video of the process:
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


And here is a closer look:


This sweet mouse stamp by Unity is offered free this weekend only on orders over $50.  It is not yet available for sale.

Supplies:  Unity Mice Lil' Thank You, Copic markers, BasicGrey paper and twine.

Have a wonderful Father's Day Weekend.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

June Unity Blog Hop and New Release

Hello, it's Gaylynn.  Today, the Unity Stamp Co. design team is having a blog hop with pretty inspiration along the way and prizes.


Sentiment:  Hello

This is a sweet new mini kit called Hello Little Birdie, by Tierra Jackson.  Look at that face, awe.

For this card, I added a frame of glue and glitter and then layered all of the panels.
I used distress markers and a brush to watercolor the sweet bird.

I made a video tutorial for this.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


And here is a closer look:


Below are two more projects with the new mini kits.



This includes the girl from the new mini kit Proud of You, Girl by Angie Blom.  
(Mini kit image is smaller than the past KOTM image shown here.)
The sentiment is from Beautiful One



And this flower card includes two step stamping with the new mini kit Always By Your Side by Angie Blom and Lisa Arana.
(Mini kit image is smaller than the past KOTM image shown here.)
The sentiment is from Beautiful One.

Hop along with us and then shop the Unity sale.

Image may contain: text

Image may contain: text

No automatic alt text available.

We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway. Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.
PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED MONDAY NIGHT on the Unity blog.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Memorial Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout

This one is near and dear to my heart.


Sentiment:  She was full of hope.

This is a vintage mixed media style scrapbook layout page, dedicated to my lovely mama.
She really was full of hope.  I miss her dearly.

I made this for a Unity release.  When I saw this stunning sentiment and heart, I knew just how to use them.  I had to make a tribute to her with them.

Here is a quick tip video tutorial for this layout page.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


And here it is a littler closer:


Link Ups:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Inspired by All the Little Things #59

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #37 A Year of Choices (Sweet Inspiration)

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Be Fearless and Unleash Your Happy SMAK Kits, MFT dies, distress ink, Faber-Castell Gelatos, doily, lace, pearls, Prima flowers, photo by Olly View Photography and glitter paper.

Thank you for visiting.  Have a lovely day.

Golden Shimmer Watercolor Card

Here is a thinking of you card using watercolor and golden shimmer.


Sentiment:  I think of you often.

For this card, I used a mix of ink spray and gold shimmer watercolor.
The technique I used is called ink smooshing with a little bit of paint brush color mixed in.
I was going for a mixed media look, in keeping with the sketchy style of the images.
The card has a beautiful gold shimmer which looks prettier in person.

Here is a quick tip video tutorial.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq



And here is a closer look:


Link Ups:

HLS June Watercolor Challenge

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Time To Enjoy Life Kit of the Month, My Creative Time dies, Gansai Tambi watercolor, Dylusions ink spray, Ranger watercolor paper, paint brushes, adhesive pearls and twine.

Until next time...

Thursday, June 1, 2017

A Daisy & A Lady ~ Introducing Uniquely Unity

Today is the launch of a brand new monthly membership at Unity, called Uniquely Unity.
This beautiful flower and ladybug is the June offering ~ A Daisy & A Lady.


Sentiment:  Do all things in kindness.

For this card, I duplicated the daisies.  I added a little watercolor to the centers, then added gray highlights for the white petals.

Here is a quick tip video tutorial for the daisy and lady kindness card.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Here it is a littler closer:


Link Ups:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Inspired By All The Little Things #58

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Uniquely Unity A Daisy & A Lady, Copic markers, Sakura Koi watercolors, My Creative Time dies and Ranger watercolor paper.

Have a lovely day.