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: 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
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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