Monday, March 2, 2015

Winners, winners, and more winners!!!

{also mixed media Monday}

I don't even know how to start this post, you have all left me speechless with your sweet comments and kind words on my Growing in Unity projects last week! I love the crafting community and Unity's little corner of it is filled with some of the sweetest people ever! I love the sharing community that they create on both Facebook's Unity Show and Tell and with their on-going Friday Friends with Flair. It really is such a great and supportive community and it's where I go when I want to be inspired. So THANK YOU for inspiring me, because I am sure you have at some point!

Well, I have to share something today because my craft-related New Years Resolution was to blog more regularly and frequently so Mondays have become my attempt at showcasing more mixed media projects.  This little tag is one of two different ones I made for a Birds and Bees swap and then decided to send the other more "mainstream" if you will, as I didn't know the recipient or her art style. I ended up using some of these stamps on the envelope which you can see here (as well as the tag I decided to send).

The background of the tag was sprayed with Dylusion sprays (which I LOVE) and I got to meet their creator, Dyan Revealey, and take one of her classes over the weekend which was an awesome experience! I am sure you will soon be seeing many more colorful projects featuring her Dylusions sprays and paints because they are just FUN to play with!
I used stamps from Unity, Catslife Press, and Dylusions on here. The background has some of Unity's Tattered Chicken Wire in both white and black ink. The flowers in the bottom corner are from Unity's Take Note, stamped in black and doodled around with a white gel pen. The lower bee is from Unity's One Precious Life. I stamped the Queen Bee* from Catslife Press, masked it and stamped Unity's bee over top so the sentiment appears where the bee head would be. I stamped the sentiment along the side from Catslife Press, stamped the top bee from Catslife Press on separate paper and fussy cut it and adhered it to the tag. The leafs in the top corner are Dylysion stamps and colored with a paintbrush dipped in the Dylusion spray. 
There is lots of doodling with white gel pen, details with a glitter pen, gold stickles, and gold smooch ink to finish it off.

Oh, yes, you are probably interested in seeing the winners from last week! Well, I won't keep you waiting any longer...

I used and put in each day (1-5), then put in the number of comments from that day and here are what came up with!

First the winners of the grab bag of 25 stamps from Unity:

From Day 4, comment 15:
Blogger Donna K said...
I love what you said about the cards being a "hug sent across the miles" true. The result of your technique and the pastels on this card is amazing. Such a heart felt sentiment and of course you created an envelope as well. Cause you're awesome like that! Have a happy day Crystal!
February 26, 2015 at 12:55 PM
and from Day 1, comment 8:
Delete Blogger Kris B said...
Beautiful card! Love how you made the border by using only part of a stamp! Wonderful idea, and it turned out fabulous! Congrats on being this week's GIU gal! Looking forward to a great week!
February 23, 2015 at 12:08 PM
Now for the winners of my personal giveaway:
From Day 3, comment 32:
Delete Blogger Janis said...
LOVE the bright, happy colors and your wonderful expression of spring in your art!!! This is just fabulous!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
February 26, 2015 at 6:25 PM
and from Day 2, comment 25:
The colors are, so, vibrant! And, love the postcard idea. (I, actually, came to your page, for the GU-Day 3, and was blown away. So, I decided to backtrack & see GU-Day 2 & Day 1.) I'm very glad I did. You are, so, thorough in your project walk throughs. I, almost, feel like I could attempt something like these w/your descriptions. Thanks!
February 25, 2015 at 10:50 AM
AND THEN, because you were all so super sweet and I wish I could pick you all I decided that since there was a random winner from each of the other days that I would pick an additional winner for a little something from me from Day 5 as well and picked...
Day 5, comment 27:
Each and every creation is FABULOUS! It is easy to see that you have a love for creating, as well as a love for Unity. :) Your poppy card is stunning! Poppies are one of my favorite flowers, especially since I come from a military this beauty definitely touched a soft spot. The lunchbox notes are positively precious, and I know your daughter truly enjoys finding these works of heART each day. Awesome, awesome creations, and so happy I was introduced to you and your beautiful work through Unity. :)
February 28, 2015 at 4:03 PM
Winners, please message me at crystalamariscreations at outlook dot com with your mailing info and I will get that passed on to Unity ASAP for the winners of the Unity grab bags and for the winners of my personal giveaway I will try to get your goody packages out by the end of the week (or when I get your info).
Once again, my most sincere thanks to everyone who took time out of your day to leave me such sweet comments, it really made me so happy to read each and every one! I tried to respond to each one so if you were one of the ones who asked me a question about technique, please go back to check that post and comment as I didn't know how else to reply.
If you are interested in keeping up with me and my crafty journey I have recently started an Instagram where I post something crafty almost daily. You can always follow my blog here as well, but I know blogger is not the easiest for navigating at times. I also try to link up my blog posts to my Facebook page as well so you can keep up with me there as well if you'd like.
May you all have a happy March! It's the month when spring is supposed to be in the air although we'll probably have snow all month long.


Sue D said...

Congrats to all the lucky winners.
Fabulous tag!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Congrats to all the winners! (Janis, I was very happy to see your name!). Hoping everyone has a creatively fun week ahead.

Donna K said...

Oh, Crystal. Your work is delightful and so inspiring, thanks for sharing your art and making the world a prettier place. I am so happy to have won a prize from your GIU week! I am off to find you on instagram and again, thank you so much. You are not only talented but so generous! Have a great day today! ~Donna K

Becci said...

So nice!!!

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Crystal!!....and to my friends who left congratulations! :) I agree with everything Donna said about your art and about how sweet you are. You are a bright spot!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

ionabunny said...

Congrats to the lucky winners. Love your queen bee tag. She looks like she got attitude. Hugz.

Carolyn Bounds said...

I consider it a win by simply being introduced to your beautiful blog and seeing all your lovely creations. You have definitely inspired me! Thank you for your kindness and generosity. I am not on Instagram, but I will be following you here, on Facebook, and at Unity. Once again, I thank you for all the beauty you have brought to my day! Hugs, Carolyn