Happy Wednesday and welcome to Day 3 of my Growing in Unity week for Unity Stamp Company. I've been a fan of Unity Stamps for a couple years now, so I am super thrilled to be a Growing In Unity Girl for a week! I'm half way through, now, and am enjoying it, immensely!
For today's project, I decided to try experimenting with Colorbursts (by Ken Oliver). I admit, I was reluctant to try, as I had no clue what I was doing. I also did my first canvas piece! Two firsts in a day! Woot! I wanted to start simple, at first, since it was my first time for both. I went with subtle for the background, so the stamp and sentiment would stand out.
I started out with sprinkling a tiny amount of my chosen Colorburst powders. I wasn't sure how bold the colors would be, so I used them very sparingly. Once I had my powders sprinkled, I misted them with water to blend the and create my background, then set the canvas to the side to dry. Once dry, I stamped the martini and sentiment from the set, I Like It Dirty, from Unity Stamp Company. I then added some hand doodled hearts and swirls to the corners of the canvas - Just because I felt it still needed something. The hearts, olives and toothpick were colored with Promarkers.
All in all, I ended up being satisfied with how my canvas came out. But, most importantly, I had fun and learned something new! These Colorbursts were so much fun and I can't wait to get some more colors! I'd love to hear any ideas or experiences the rest of you have had! I'm always looking for trips and strategies for making things better, or new ways to use a product.
Don't forget - Be sure to leave a comment on my Unity posts every day this week, for your chance to win a grab bag of Unity Stamps! There will be two lucky winners, chose from all those who comment on every Unity post this week!
Oh and please, also stop by Teresa's blog this week, at Purple Bunny Paper Crafts and leave her some love. She'll also be giving away two grab bags from Unity Stamp Company.
Challenge #125 Anything Goes at Inspiration Destination