Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Growing In Unity - Day 3

Welcome to day 3 of my stint as the GIU (Growing in Unity) girl.  I'm showing you my creations all week long and if you comment every day on my blog post, you'll be entered into a random drawing for 25 random stamps from the Unity Stamp Company.  Wowza, 25 stamps!  
Who wouldn't love that?!  2 winners will be selected.

Today's mixed media project is titled "Grunge Love".  Love is kind of messy, right?  And, with Valentine's Day right around the corner, I thought I'd get all mushy, uh, I mean messy.  ;)



I did a whole lot of distressing to this stamped/hand-cut Unity heart  (Everything Love Jan 2014 sentiment kit) including embossing the card stock with my Cuttlebug and using Ranger embossing powder in black and white.  I sanded the raised edges a bit and then had a happy little accident with ink on my knuckle.  Haha, so I decided to add a couple more inked "knuckle" dots to my design.  The Love You sentiment is also from the same kit.
Here's a close-up of the finished heart.  Notice the inked doily?  I used my Unity Grainy background stamp, dabbed Tim Holtz Picket Fence distress ink all over my stamp, and stamped in a criss-cross pattern on a Maya Road kraft doily.  I dried it quick, with my embossing heat tool.
Come back tomorrow for more Unity inspiration! Don't forget to leave a comment here so you can qualify for the random drawing.  And for a shameless plug, I'd love if you would come and like me on FB: http://www.facebook.com/wavingmywand because when I get to 500 likes, I'm having a big giveaway!


Additional supplies: 
We R Memory Keepers - Shine Collection - 12 x 12 Paper Pad 
We R Memory Keepers - Enamel Dots - Warm - $3.59
from: Scrapbook.com
Prima Marketing flower 
Kaiserkraft wood flourish 
Colorbox archival ink Pinkolicious 
Ranger Ink - Adirondack Earthtones - Pigment Ink Pad - Pitch Black
 pearl brads 
canvas heart 
Darice Honeycomb embossing folder
Darice - Embossing Essentials - Embossing Folder Case Organizer - Black
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed Corduroy 
Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Marker - Full 49 Marker Set 
Ranger Ink - Basics Embossing Powder - White
Simplicity crochet lace 
May Arts Ribbon natural burlap string in Pink

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44 comments:

  1. Very pretty. I have difficulty judging the best amount of distressing, I like the steps you showed.

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  2. Lovely project! Love the knuckle prints :-D Fabulous job ♥

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  3. The little happy accident is spot on! Love the dimension and added pop of pink it gives! Hope we don't have to pick a favorite come day 5!

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  4. I love your work!!! Beautiful job!!!!

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  5. I think this is my fave project of the week thus far. Awesome chubby chic look to this and gotta love the "knuckle" stamp.

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  6. Fab! I bookmarked this to come back to and try sometime.... tho without the knuckle stamp. : )

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  7. This is beautiful Terri! I love the distressed heart and those accidental knuckle distressing is great, I often find myself doing similar distressing to cover up my smudges!

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  8. This is awesome. Love the heart

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  9. getting messy is the fun part of creating!!! I love when I have inked up fingers at the end of the day. Love your project. beautiful work
    Paula Driver

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  10. How lovely this heart
    came out! Love the grunge
    look of it. I also like
    your FB page.
    Carla from Utah

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  11. Mixed media is so fun - I love the colors and technique on the heart!!

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  12. Love the grunge look! Knuckles always make the best tools. LOL. Great job! :)

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  13. Oh my gosh I love this...all that distressing was so worth it, the end result is amazing! Love this piece, Terri!

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  14. Love your grungy heart. Sorry, don't do fb but good luck on getting your likes. Hugz

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  15. Beautiful! Love the distressed/vintage look!

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  16. I love all the texture and sometimes "accidents" are meant to happen - just go with the flow!

    Hugs,
    Carmen L

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  17. This project is incredible...I love all the texture and distressing, it really makes the heart pop! Fabulous job.

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  18. Beautiful project. I like that you went with the knuckle mishap. It was very creative.

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  19. I "like" you on FB. The heart is so pretty. Love the shabby look.
    thanks for sharing.

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  20. Love the knukle dots... funny story! Great card... awesome weathered wood paper background too!

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  21. I love the shabby chic/distressed style! This is gorgeous!

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  22. This is fabulous--love the inked knuckles!

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  23. Ohhhh, I love this project (including your happy little accident)!

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  24. I love shabby knuckle mistake projects. So cute. I love it.

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  25. Great shabby chic project, Terri.

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  26. You worked wonders with that beautiful heart. Love how it turned out.

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  27. Using all of those different elements looks wonderful. I like all of the different layers...

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  28. Gorgeous!

    Kim
    Craftisan Studios
    Design Team Showcase

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  29. This is my totally favorite right now. ..and luv the mistake! !!!:)

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  30. Great project! Gotta love knuckle dots, I hear they are the up and coming thing!

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  31. Wow, 25 stamps is a huge prize! I'd love to win!

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  32. Aren't happy little accidents so much fun??! Lovely outcome! I jumped over to FB and "Liked" your page, yay!

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  33. Love love love the background you created on this one :)

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  34. I love your creativity! You create beautiful cards.

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  35. Very nice mixed media card. I love that weathered wood background paper.

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  36. This is wonderful! Love the layering and your awesome heart! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  37. This is surely a project worthy of Tim Holtz !! Absolutely gorgeous... LOVE the inks you used,,, And anything with hearts calls my name immediately !!

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  38. This is beautiful - love the texture and the soft colors.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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