Sep 14, 2012

inspired...

i have an altered project for friends with flair today.  if you don't know what friends with flair is, simply it's a bunch of unity peeps showing off projects.  and there are prizes involved!  check it all out here.

so back to my altered project....have you heard about the altered paintbrush project that donna downey is doing?  she had some empty wall space and thought it would be cool to have people alter a brush to hang up. so fun! and a little intimidating. i think i ordered it as soon as i read about it. then  i got the brush and it sat. and i had no idea what to do. (not as creative with a brush as i thought!) i think of random things as i'm drifting off to sleep. i know, why do you need to know that?? because one night, as i'm drifting off to sleep, i hit me. like a ton of bricks. i nearly jumped out of bed and started working on my brush right then, but had to work the next day, so knew that wasn't an option. but as soon as i could i stated working on the brush. and i finished it. then started seeing all the AMAZING brushes that she was receiving. then started doubting mine (even though i love how it turned out)! so i held off on mailing it. then i thought, it's just as awesome as some of the others (ok, a little positive talk never hurts!), so i finally worked up the nerve to mail in my brush.  and she got it yesterday!!


inspired
material:  paintbrush, canvas
paint: gesso, acrylic
stamps:  donna downey/unity
other: hemp twine, bubble wrap, glimmer mist


and while on the subject of unity and awesomeness (following me?!?  i'm tired!) there is another HUGE sale going on.  the lovelies that are mr and mrs unity have been married for 18 years.  so what better way to celebrate than have a sale  plus there were a bunch of new released stamps yesterday.  so much cuteness! what are you waiting for??  go shop!!


24 peeps have to say:

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

OMGosh! This is so super clever and cute. LOVE. :)

Crystal said...

WOW, I love this!!! It is just so cute and clever! I get some of my best ideas when I'm drifting off to dreamland.

jackie 4124 said...

Love this idea

lydiawalker said...

This is so cool x I really love it x

Ruby said...

This is a really different project. Very creative.

NoraAnne said...

This is SO stinkin' cute and creative! I just LOVE it :)

Linda said...

What a swwet little brid.

FeistyCrafter said...

What an awesome idea !! Great way to recycle!

8upscrapin said...

Uber cute !!!! I totally love it !!!

Angie said...

I love your brush! Haven't looked at any of the others, but your's is fantastic!

JPScraps said...

I've been looking at all the brushed on Donna's site & yours fits right in! It looks wonderful!

Julie Odil said...

Isn't it funny how some things need to just mull around in our minds for awhile? I love this! Your bird is absolutely loving that thicket he is walking in. Brilliant!

maxiesmom said...

There is a whole lot of awesomeness going on here! Love it all, esp the bird.

Gwen said...

LOVE your brush, easily cuter than many of the others! I recognized you and yours when she posted it yesterday!! I can see your style in the design!

Jennifer E. said...

That turned out really cool! I love the pop of teal that you added to the handle and that tweeter is adorable!

Michelle said...

How very cool!!

Maureen Hayes said...

You are braver than I am, I wanted to do this from the moment I saw it, but I have been too intimidated to even try it! Yours came out beautifully and will be a wonderful addition to Donna's studio wall!

Rhonda Harre said...

Incredible - what a great idea! A wonderful piece of art. Love the bird, jute, and canvas.

Dee in N.H. said...

That's awesome!!!! Isn't it funny how we get our best ideas at random times. It always kills me when I'm driving and can't get right to it! LOL!

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Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Love this little bird in the brush! Adorable!

Scrapper Myra said...

Such a cool and creative idea. Love it.

Jess said...

THis is so cute! What a great idea!

Emily H said...

So clever!