Wednesday, June 29, 2016

VIDEO: Growing In Unity: Day 3 ~ Watercoloring with Zig Clean Color Markers

Hi there and welcome to Day 3 of my week as the Growing In Unity girl!  Today I am sharing a really fun watercolored card with some super sparkly micro bead embellishments!  Don't forget to visit every day this week and leave a comment on each blog post to be entered to win 25 random Unity stamps of your own!!  


It was so relaxing to watercolor these beautiful floral images in a loose, free style.  The Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers combined with this gorgeous image made it really easy to create a work of art with minimal effort!


To finish  up the cards I added some fun iridescent micro beads to the flowers!  I had never used micro beads before and was super excited to use them!  I love how easy this was and how great it turned out.  Check out the video to see how I applied the micro beads!


Thanks so much for stopping by for Day 3!  Don't forget to leave a comment so you can get all the chances you can to be one of two winners at the end of the week!  Have a great day and I'll see you all tomorrow!  Bye!


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  3. Love the look of the microbeads!!

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  4. Love the look of the microbeads!!

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  5. What a lovely set of cards - I admire you for trying to stick to your recent resolution to make multiples - I keep failing hahaha
    Love the colours and the use of microbeads

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  6. Wow Tara, those micro beads really do add great dimension. Love your cards always. Unity Stamp Co. have awesome artist too. Have a great time on your vacation. xxx

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  7. Very cool idea to use the microbeads on the flowers, it looks amazing! Thank you for sharing this technique, I'm definitely going to try it out since I couldn't think of anything else to do with my microbeads except put them in shaker cards. Beautiful cards, Tara!!

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  8. Beautiful cards! I love the micro beads. I will have to see if I can find some at my Michael's. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  9. Lovely card, I love flower design stamps.

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  10. Such a pretty card, the splatters really finished the cards off perfectly!

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  11. Love love love this card. Now you ruined it for me… Now I need microbeads. Thanks for the awesome card!

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  12. SO excited that you used Zig color markers. I recently picked them up and love seeing different ways to use them.

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  13. I'm very new to card making and I love you video's. I was wondering where I can find glossy accents I can't find it anywhere. I love you cards.

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  14. I'm very new to card making and I love you video's. I was wondering where I can find glossy accents I can't find it anywhere. I love you cards.

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  15. Hey Tara, loved these cards! Love those micro beads they add so much sparkle. I really liked the way you used the trimmed off pieces inside the card. That makes me want to go stamp some stuff, color it and them trim it into strips to use in a variety of ways lol! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. Love the cards, Loved seeing someone else use micro beads, I love them.

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  17. Beautiful cards and now I want to play with micro beads!

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  18. Beautiful stamps, I love the beads.

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  19. Very pretty and I like the addition of the micro beads.

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  20. Beautiful cards and now I want to play with micro beads!

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  21. What a beautiful card. Love the beads

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  22. I need to go to Michael's and get me some micro beads! :-) Love this card!!

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  23. Gorgeous set of cards! I have the Zig markers too and will watch your video and see if I can pick up some ideas for using them! I love the blue area that fades out around your flowers and want to learn how to get that effect. Love the beads too, as they add a great texture to the card!

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  24. These are so beautiful! I was browsing youtube and it was just so eye-catching! I've been trying to learn tips for the Zig markers and and got some great info from your videos. Great use of the micro beads!

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  25. Lovely! The micro beads REALLY add interest!! I have some that aren't so micro, but I'm going to try them ;)

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  26. Great...now I need to buy micro beads (-;

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  27. Tara! You know I love everything that you do! I have crowned you the queen of zigs! Haha!

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  28. Great idea with those micro beads!! I have some little packets of those beads stuffed in a drawer....seriously don't know what to do with them besides using them in shakers. Anywho, I am totally going to try this out. Awesome!!!

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  29. Great idea with those micro beads!! I have some little packets of those beads stuffed in a drawer....seriously don't know what to do with them besides using them in shakers. Anywho, I am totally going to try this out. Awesome!!!

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  30. Gorgeous set of cards! I have the Zig markers too and will watch your video and see if I can pick up some ideas for using them! I love the blue area that fades out around your flowers and want to learn how to get that effect. Love the beads too, as they add a great texture to the card!

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  31. Love your cards. Great video. Hugz

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  32. OH they are lovely, beautiful and elegant cards. Love your coloring!!

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  33. Gorgeous card. I loved how you used the micro beads.

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  34. Gorgeous card. I loved how you used the micro beads.

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  35. Beautiful card and until using micro beads in a cool way!

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  36. What a great job you did coloring the flowers. NICE

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  37. You rocked it with this beauty! Love the texture of the micro beads! I have never used them before but they are going on my "want" list! Have an awesome time in Vegas!

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  38. Beautiful cards! I love the colors you used as well as the addition of the micro beads. Great loose coloring. Jil

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  39. Tara do you think this technique would hold up to mailing? I love this watercolor look!

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  40. Stunning cards. I love beads on the flowers.

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  41. Very pretty. Love effect with beads.

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  42. Fun video! Those micro beads really do add something special, don't they? Beautiful cards.

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  43. Oh how gorgeous!! Love the microbeads!

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  44. Tara these are really beautiful. I love the little clusters of micro beads. Such a cute idea. (I tend to use them in shakers, never thought of this. TFS and have a fabulous vacation!

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  45. Such a neat idea! Love this card!!

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  46. Such a neat idea! Love this card!!

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  47. I looove your micro beads idea! I'll try this! Thanks for sharing.. your card is beautiful.

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  48. I absolutely love the microbeads! The texture and dimension they add are phenomenal!

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  49. Wow! I don't know how I haven't heard of Unity stamps before! But they are so adorable. That little owl with the mushroom is darling!

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  50. Love the idea of using those microbeads on top of those flowers for added texture. So pretty!

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  51. Wow, I love the microbead detail on this card! Such a great idea :o)

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  52. Tara, these cards are gorgeous! Congrats on being the GIU lady this week.

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  53. These are just gorgeous cards. Great little video tutorial on the watercolour as well as the micro beads - thank you!

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  54. I love these cards...genius touch with the micro beads! Perfect!

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  55. I love these cards...genius touch with the micro beads! Perfect!

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  56. I love these cards...genius touch with the micro beads! Perfect!

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  57. I love these cards...genius touch with the micro beads! Perfect!

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  58. Beautiful cards! Thanks for the microbeads idea!

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  59. Love the card Tara!! I have issues with letting loose with my painting also! I love using micro beads too!!

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  60. These are gorgeous Tara! Thanks for the video and inspiration!

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  61. Such a beautiful card! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  62. I recently found your channel on YouTube and subscribed. Love your style!

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  63. Great video! I think that stamp is perfect for the microbeads! I've seen them before, but couldn't envision how I might use them on a card, so thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  64. Thank you, thank you! I have ideas for all the microbeads in my stash! Your cards are gorgeous!

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  65. Very pretty cards. I love hydrangeas and I'm dying to get a stamp of one. The microbeads really added a pretty layer to your cards. TFS

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  66. Gorgeous!!! Love the beautiful florals with those amazing micro beads!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  67. Very fun card and love the microbeads!!!
    I'd rather be crafting than doing my nails, too. You're contagious. Great video.

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  68. Very fun card and love the microbeads!!!
    I'd rather be crafting than doing my nails, too. You're contagious. Great video.

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  69. Now I need to go shopping (what a shame!!!!) - I need some microbeads!

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  70. This is just beautiful. Loved the video. thanks

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  71. This is just beautiful. Loved the video. thanks

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  72. Oh wow! Such a beautiful flower and card! Love it.

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  73. Loved the look of this technique, you did a marvellous job. Your videos are always a pleasure to watch. Thanks, Sheila

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  74. Oh WOW!! This card is gorgeous!!

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  75. Very pretty and
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    are fabulous!
    Carla from Utah

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  76. I love hydrangeas! They are the only alive plant in my garden lol! the first time I saw this card was on my phone, but now I've seen it on my laptop and the micro beads touch is amazing!! Very pretty and great Job!!

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  77. I love hydrangeas! They are the only alive plant in my garden lol! the first time I saw this card was on my phone, but now I've seen it on my laptop and the micro beads touch is amazing!! Very pretty and great Job!!

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  78. So pretty and the beads really finish it off nicely. I have some but haven't used in a while. You are giving me such inspiration!

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  79. Beautiful cards. Like the idea of adding microbeads. Great video.

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  80. So pretty & fresh, love my Zigs:-)

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  81. I loved the video you made for this card! and these micro-beads give such a great effect! gorgeous card!
    xoxo Olga

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  82. Great effect with the microbeads!

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  83. Great effect with the microbeads!

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  84. Love the microbeads to add special texture!

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  85. Your coloring is amazing! Absolutely beautiful!

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  86. Your coloring is amazing! Absolutely beautiful!

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  87. Lovely! The microbeads add a neat look.

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