i haven't posted a card for a while. and i can play along withfriends with flair this week! i have loved this huge poppy stamp since the first time i saw it on the unity website. but i didn't get it because i had no idea what i would do with it. i finally gave in and got it. i made a set of cards like this one in four different colors. so simple!
hello stamps: unity, donna downey cardstock: tangerine tango, white ink: tangerine tango, onyx black
this was kind of an uphill battle for me! i loved what sandee from frosted designs did and thought i would try it out. little did i know i actually had pipettes to work with! the technique was a little frustrating for me but i did like the finished project. it's fun experimenting (and a little aggravating!) with new techniques to see what you do and don't like! thanks for the push, again!!
uphill supplies: water colors, india ink, black pen, white pen
i've been browsing on pinterest the past few days. love finding inspiration there. of course it's a bad place for someone with a short attention span. you click on one thing, then another, then 20 minutes later you have forgotten what you were looking for in the first place and have been to like 30 blogs!! i found this cute tutorial from jenny hall and knew i wanted to do something similar...cause i love cute little birds like that. here's what i ended up with.
sing your song supplies: acrylic paint, sharpie paint pens, mod podge, mixed media paper, sheet music
one of my mixed media monday night peeps has a tutorial every sunday over at frosted designs. i needed a little jump start on my mojo and i'm a sucker for birds. so i decided to try this one out. i didn't do well with leaving the "white space", but i love it anyway!
fly again stamps: unity ink: jet black embellishments: tissue paper other: acrylic paint, sharpie paint pen, mod podge, glimmer mist
it's been a few months since i've entered tracy's monthly creative dare. and it took me until the very last day to get it done. the hardest part was trying to find a word, but i finally settled on one. hopefully this word will carry me through the year.
hi peeps! you know i love all things unity. i've been lucky to have been a growing in unity (giu) girl a couple of times which means you get to post projects you've made with unity awesomeness for a whole week. i haven't done a hop in a very long time, so i was excited to be asked to participate in this hop with past giu girls!
weather...together stamps: unity cardstock: soft sky, certainly celery, so saffron, pink pirouette, white ink: island indigo, certainly celery, pink pirouette, so saffron, baja breeze tools: circle punch embellishments: glossy accents
have you heard of the stamp of the week (sotw) club? it's so cool...you sign up and each week you get some unity goodness in your mailbox. it totally makes me look forward to the mail each week! all for the bargain price of $5.79! plus you can buy past stamps from the sotw for only FOUR bucks!!
next up on the blog is misty. be sure and check out the fun creations everyone made using this week's sotw. one lucky comment from the blog hop will win a one month subscription to the sotw! yay!!
one little word. the past few years, the kick has been picking one word at the beginning of the year and having it be your theme for the year. i'm just not feeling the word this year. i haven't done much in the way of crafting or especially mixed media lately. no real reason...the holidays, work, life? and i've realized how much i've missed it. my friend andy has had a rough go of things the past few months and she hasn't been much up for creating either. and also wasn't feeling a word. so she issued me a challenge. to get both of us back in to the creating realm. and i'm so happy she did. we both simply started a background. and i think it both did us a world of good. got my fingers all covered with paint again and i'm not going to let it go too long again. i simply grabbed some paint, bubble wrap and got to it. i don't know what i'll do with it, but it's a cool background. i'm still not feeling a word, but i'm okay with that. maybe it will hit me in july!
when i was done, i had some paint left over on some paper. i thought it may look cool all smooshed together as a background. here's how it turned out.
so thank, andy, for the little push i needed to get back to creating!!