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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Growing In Unity Day 3

I can't believe it's already my 3rd GIU post for Unity Stamp Company, this week is flying by and you are all so sweet and kind with your comments! I have another art journal page to share today, I call it: She Blossomed in the Spring.

I love winter. Seriously, I really do, but it's been SO COLD this winter and getting outside with little ones in tow becomes practically impossible so I was feeling a little bit of cabin fever when I started this page and I went with bright, spring colors and it just took off from there.
I started with a scribbled gelato background with yellows and a touch of blue and moved it around with water and my fingers. I randomly stamped the Shescript background in india ink and the Plump Polka Dots in Mowed Lawn distress ink.
I used the Heidi Swapp confetti stencil with some gesso for the dots and when that dried I went over it again with some Picked Raspberry distress ink. The lovely SHEart lady is Christy Tomlinson's SHE was a daughter. I paper pieced the skirt and watercolored the top half. I added some perfect pearls for details on the dress and some lace around the collar and the bottom hem. The butterfly wings are from the January 2015 KOTM Magic of Beginnings. I stamped them on a scrap piece of glossy brayered background paper that I had made previously and used a Staz-on ink due to the glossy surface.
 
I adhered her to the page with some gel medium. The scalloped floral border stamp is from the April 2014 SMAK Wildflowers and Wings. I wrote the sentiment out on a piece of Dylusions soaked up scrap paper that I had laying around. I cut it apart and edged the pieces with gold glitter glue and then added a few gold sequins to give it an even sunnier look. She makes me happy and has me dreaming of walking barefoot in the grass and getting my hands dirty in a garden!
 
GIVEAWAY:
I will be posting a new project each day this week (Monday-Friday) on my blog using Unity stamps and when the week is over I get to pick 2 winners from all of the comments during the week who will each get a grab bag of 25 Unity Stamps! I will also be having a small giveaway of my own with 2 winners so there will be 4 winners total!!! I will post the winners on Monday, March 2nd.

Thanks for stopping by and remember to comment here for a chance to win!

Have a happy day,

Crystal

75 comments:

Brandi R said...

Love this....very Spring! ♥

Jean said...

So pretty! Love the colors and stamping!

jengd said...

Lovely job with this! Your colors are fabulous!

Denise Bryant said...

Fun mixed media piece! Love how the skirt and the wings turned out!

wanda reynolds said...

Thank you for all this inspiration! The colors are so happy. The words for the background is something I need to try. Her wings are beautiful.

Kate B said...

My goodness, this is fabulous! Love the colors and perfect detail.

Pam said...

Another beauty! Love everything about this page. Such bright and wonderful Spring colors. Especially like the lace embellishing!

Bridgette B. said...

Two of my favorite things...Unity Stamps and SheArt!! Cheery & Beautiful!!

Bridgette

Kristin Whaley Yeager said...

Wow! This is the project, I've imagined. (Not the specifics, of course, but, I bought the Christy Tomlinson stamp, to make a mixed media canvas. I've had it for a while...) I think, this will be the inspiration to embolden me, enough, into trying mixed media work. (I'm overwhelmed w/how many gels, gessos, etc., are involved/available. I haven't found time to learn about all of them/any of them. Heck, to me Gelato, is a tasty dessert!) Also, I appreciate the details you give, during your project walk through. It's frustrating to find a project you like & all they say is, "I used X, Y, Z product". But, they don't include the "how" the products are used. Thanks, for sharing. She's beautiful!
(And, on a side note, I'm having a few technical difficulties; so, this may end up posting in duplicates. In which case, sorry!)

Becci said...

This is so sweet - I love the butterfly wings and dress. You can really tell how much time you put into this project!

Iris said...

So pretty - love her wings.
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Gaylynn said...

Beautiful mixed media work Crystal. Awesome colors.

D.Ann said...

FAB colors and layout!

Donna K said...

Ahhhh...spring! We had several inches of snow yesterday and I'm ready for spring now. Growing up in Michigan then spending so much of my life in NC has made me realize that I am perfectly fine with a day of snow and then I'm back to wanting spring/summer! Your page is a delightful mix of colors and textures, Crystal. I love all of the piecing and different inks/gelatos you chose. Wonderfully done and those sequins are like little rays of sunshine. Do you mind if I ask how you attach them? I find mine fall off at times. Looking forward to your post tomorrow! Have a cozy day with your littles! xx Donna K

jmahugger said...

Gorgeous project!! Love the Spring colors!

AnneMarie Becerril-Nuding said...

Wow! So bright & beautiful! Makes me look forward to spring even more :)

Lora said...

Beautiful! You inspire me!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Beautiful project; thanks for the inspiration this week.

Sweet April said...

Love your project,fill with beautiful colors and textures. I do want to learn more and more.Thanks...sorry so cold over there in the states.Here in PR is hot,sometimes very hot.(except when it rains)

Charly Barnard said...

Beautiful, very nice for spring. The colors go together so well, you are so talented.

Dawn Fields said...

I love your art journal page; she's beautiful! You did an amazing job!

Karenladd said...

I just love the bright green background and wonderful colors! That paper pieced skirt is just fabulously fun and the sequins and stenciled dots add great texture and sparkle! WOW!

SHartl said...

This is just like a miniature piece of art! The colors and papers in her dress are so whimsical!

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous. Love the butterfly wings. Hugz

Sue D said...

Perfect project to cure cabin fever--so bright and colorful
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Michelle S said...

I love your multimedia projects! The colors are great and your explanations and use of products are perfect. I love the way you present the use of the stamps in a more artsy way! I just discovered Unity stamps and am waiting for my first order of 6 stamps. I keep going back to the website to try to prioritize my next purchase (before my first arrives)! You have inspired me to purchase some of the ones you used! I can't wait to get started...and to see your next post!

Lucy C said...

Yes! Love love love all the bright colors. This makes me want Spring to be here NOW!

Beth F. said...

Thank you for sharing your project with such bright, fun colors! I love it!

Lucinde said...

Love the bright green!

Ruby said...

Love this project. Great mixed media piece. The colours are amazing with that stamp. This is one of my favourite stamps TFS

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Debra Davison said...

This card just put a smile on my face !!! Absolutely one of my favorite stamps and LOVE what you did with it !

Janis said...

LOVE the bright, happy colors and your wonderful expression of spring in your art!!! This is just fabulous!!!
<3 J

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Katherine said...

Love the spring-y colors and the fun mix of techniques and stamps! The wings are terrific!

Lagene said...

AWESOME page! I love the pieced skirt and the brayered butterfly wings are gorgeous!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the contrasting colors. Beautiful project. TFS

Katie said...

what an awesome page! I love the colors in the background and had to take a look at the stamp again! Love the added wings too. Awesome job! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Kim Rippere said...

Love your reminder that Spring is around the corner!

Kim
Craftisan Studios
Design Team Showcase

Crystal said...

Thank you Donna! I think I'm too much of a Michigan girl to ever leave, plus I'd get too frustrated with other drivers who freak over a dusting of snow, lol. For the sequins I just used glue dots. I've never had any fall off yet.

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Aw, thank you for the lovely compliment! That is how I felt at first and still feel sometimes as I am still learning, but I think if you take it one step at a time it can be less intimidating. I'm still figuring out all of the different mediums like gesso, gel medium, and others to see what works best with different things. :)

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Thank you! And most of the time I really don't mind the cold, the kids and I played outside for 2 hours today in the 25 F temps and we're just fine, it's the -20 below zero temps that keep me inside and crafting!

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Thank you Michelle! I am so happy you have found Unity, you are going to love them!

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Thank you, I'm happy to bring smiles!

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Thank you Lagene! I don't pull out my brayering often enough but love to do a bunch at a time when I do!

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