I am thrilled to announce that I am The Unity Stamp Company's GIU Girl this week! GIU, stands for Growing In Unity! I'm rather new to Unity Stamps, but the struggle is real. I want them all.
I thought for my first GIU post, I would use the very first stamp that got me hooked on Unity Stamps: it's designed by Angie Blom, and is part of the Angie Girl series, and is named Aleah Girl.
The sentiment that I chose to use is from February 2017 Kit of the Month, Unexpected Places. Yep. Got hooked on those too.
For this card. I stamped the Aleah Girl on Artist's Choice cardstock with a very pale gray ink then colored her with Prismacolor Premier colored pencils, giving her funky ombre purple hair. I absolutely LOVE coloring hair and denim. These skinny jeans and tall boots? They are so much fun to color. And... well, that's me: that's my fall/winter uniform. LOL
I just love these Angie girls, but I'll be honest. I didn't love them at first when I saw them online. You see these Angie Girls, for the most part, are faceless. The faceless images represent every woman. But I just didn't feel they were my thing.
However, in August of 2016, I was given this stamp by my friend Lou. It was a gift. So of course I was going to use it. So I decided that I would try to draw a hint of a face in, and make it more "my style". It was right there that the addiction began.
I enjoyed the challenge of faces so much, that I quickly ordered more. And placed a second order before the first one had even arrived! I now own dozens of them.
So for this, I blame Lou. LOL
Or sometimes I thank her.
And now... here is the REST of the story. (Did you read that in a Paul Harvey voice?)
I'll continue to be a GIU Girl for the next four days, and will be sharing a new project each weekday this week. Please stop back for more!
And... if you choose to leave a comment each day? You have a chance to be one of two winners of a gift of 25 random stamps from Unity Stamp Company! So please comment and come back again soon!
Have a fantastic day, and I'll see you tomorrow!