Friday, January 30, 2015

Growing in Unity- Day 5

 Welcome to day 5 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.

For this creation, I stepped out of my comfort zone a bit.  Working with mixed media pastes is not my thing.  I decided to do some water coloring and used some glitter paste for the first time.  The stamp set used here, is from the Layers of Life May 2014 kit, "Never lose their Beauty".



 
I started out doing some water coloring with distress ink, first stamping my image on water color paper, then adding additional color.  I also used the Unity background stamp, "Tattered Chicken Wire".



Having zero experience working with paste, I found this video from the Scrapbook Expo and Bo Bunny, maker of the paste I'm using today, Copper Glitter Paste.  This technique worked great!  I used a Mod Podge Peel and Stick stencil with the paste.




Here's a close-up of the Unity sentiment. 
I also added some Bo Bunny pearlescent to my mixed media project and clear Wink Of Stella glitter brush on my flowers and sentiment.  Lastly, I made a burlap string butterfly from May Arts Ribbon string.  I love how this turned out.  I'll definitely be doing more of these type projects in the future.




 Thanks so much for letting me share my love of Unity Stamps with you this week.  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!


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39 comments:

  1. By far, this is my absolute favorite card of yours to date. Mixed media awesomeness.. Stunning colors.. You are a pro! Keep up the mojo and send some to me!

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  2. Nooo!!! It can't already be the end of the week! We want more! I've started to explore mixed media and it can be scary but it's so much fun and rewarding! This is a beautiful card and I love the different elements and the color! Bravo!

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    1. It's been fun, Maggie, thanks for your kind words!

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  3. That sentiment is so amazing. It almost brings tears to my eyes. You featured it perfectly, Terri. What a fantastic project and ummm...no one would ever know that you were NOT in your comfort zone with this design. Amazing...thanks for the inspiration all week long. You're a great asset to Unity...big hugs!

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    1. Donna, I've seen your mad skills. I aspire to be as talented as you!

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  4. Absolutely breathtaking Terri! I'm so drawn to mixed media but have never dabbled in it. I just ordered a SMAK kit last night so I can give it a try. Thank you for sharing your awesomeness this week!

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    1. Can't wait to see what you create, AnneMarie!

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  5. Love the blue and yellow combination. A warm, summery picture.
    thanks for sharing this week.
    It's been great.

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  6. Looks really good! I love it! I do mixed media all the time. Certain backgrounds just need extra texture to make them pop! :) Keep playing! You really do make beautiful pieces!

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  7. The glitter paste is a new one to me! You did such a lovely job this week!!

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  8. You should go out of your comfort zone more often! BEAUTIFUL job!!!

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  9. Beautiful mixed media piece! I love the colors and textures! Great wrap up to your fun GIU week!

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  10. This is so WOW!!!! I love how it looks. The colors are amazing and so is the texture. You definitely need to jump out of you comfort zone more often!!!

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  11. WOW that is totally amazing!!! I have loved your week as Unity girl. This is my favourite card!! You did a great job Terri :)

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  12. Beautiful mixed media card. I have been wanting to try both of those techniques. I have a few distress inks and I have the paste but I don't have any stencils yet. Hope to get one soon and give it a shot.

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  13. I love this card! Great colors, like how everything blends together.

    Kim
    Craftisan Studios
    Design Team Showcase

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  14. Lovely mixed media creation, Terri. Great colors as well!

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  15. Came out beautiful!
    Wonderful use of the
    paste and colors.
    Have enjoyed all your
    projects this week.
    Carla from Utah

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  16. Oh WOW. This is gorgeous. Love the stamping and texture.

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  17. Very pretty! Your projects rock my world, girl. Love 'em.

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  18. Stunning project. Thanks for the turorial.

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  19. This awesome and beautiful. thanks for all the inspiration this weed. You did a great job.

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  20. Absolutely LOVE this card.. Really want to use more of these techniques !! Beautiful !!

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  21. This is stunning! I love the colors and layers!

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  22. This is my favorite so far this week! You did an amazing job!

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  23. Gorgeous card! I love the depth you achieved with the mixed media!

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  24. Fabulous--I have been meaning to try mixed media too. Thanks for the video.

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  25. WOW, this is so gorgeous - love the sparkle.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  26. This is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial... I bookmarked it to come back to one day!

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  27. Love!
    L O V E !!
    LOVE!!!
    BEAUTIFUL Layout!
    AWESOME Detail!!
    FABulous Embellishing!!
    THANKS for the Chance to W I N!!!

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  28. This is such a beautiful card...the mixed media and the colors...WOW! You are such a talented woman, you rocked this GIU week. Thank you so much for the beautiful inspiring projects.

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  29. Ooh that paste is gorgeous. Love the sentiment. A beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing this week. Hugz

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  30. Oh my!!luscious card! Makes me want to try out some paste
    Paula driver

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  31. Beautiful Card!!! Glitter paste? That's new to me!!! REALLY love the pearlescent you used!!! I think that's my favourite part :)

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  32. I'm not very comfortable with mixed media either, but I love the look! Your's turned out fantastic! Beautiful card!

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  33. I love how pretty this is Terri! I have never been very comfortable with mixed media but should probably bust out of my comfort zone sometime and try it.

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  34. Stunning card. Thanks for the video.

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