Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Growing in Unity Day #3

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Today is Day #3 for my Growing in Unity Guest Designer week! Halfway done already?? Time does fly when you are having fun. 

Today I am taking a departure from the last two days, and presenting a mixed media project using The Strongest People.
Although mixed media always scares me, I love making it because I am such a control freak and with this I can't be. It is fun to know that any "mistakes" will look just fine!

To create this background, I started out with the Summer Splash paper from Stampington and Co., and added some gold and silver Encore ink. I embossed the silver with Clear EP for added texture. I used sprays and direct to paper in various places and then stamped the bird cage from the stamp set using Poptone Blu Raspberry Ink. On a separate piece of Summer Splash, I stamped the sentiment with Poptone Hot Chocolate ink. All the edges were distressed.
I added Juliet Natural Crochet lace, Aqua Organza ribbon and two colors from Hemptique's Aquamarine Hemp Cord Set (all Really Reasonable Ribbon), and tied two little charms (a key and the word "Live") in the bow. A couple of Kaiser Latte pearls, and it was all done!

Be sure to stop by each day through Friday this week, and leave a comment on each Unity post, as there are two Itty Bitty stamp sets going to one lucky winner that comes back each day this week!
 
Here are Day #1 and Day #2 if you missed them!
See you tomorrow!

33 comments:

  1. Gorgeous project! I understand your control freak fear of mixed media. It helps us escape our rigid boxes a little!

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  2. It looks like you're a pro in mixed media! This is so pretty, love the added embellishments, they complete the project perfectly.

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  3. Gorgeous mixed media art with Unity in there. It is full of rich colors and texture. And that is one fabulous sentiment. :)

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  4. Beautiful card. Love the colours of this project.

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  5. Wow, what a gorgeous card! Thanks also, for the mixed media inspiration!

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  6. Oh wow, that sentiment is SO true. SO TRUE. I won't go into details...I love your technique on this card. The multiple stampings look amazing!

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  7. I love mixed media. your card turned out great. Welcome to unity. :)

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  8. Oh, this is So beautiful! I love that background and all the gorgeous trims and stamping.

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  9. Love your mixed media and I am always a big fan of yours!

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  10. Your mixed media looks wonderful! I've been starting to experiment with mixed media also, it's fun! I don't think mine have turned out as nice as yours! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration! TFS

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  11. The key is a great idea given the sentiment. The colors and stamped images look really cool. You are very artistic.

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  12. What a beautiful project. I love how you used patterned paper as a base and then altered it! A great sentiment too!

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  13. Way to go with your mixed media! I'm definitely not best friends with the technique myself ... even though I'm not at all afraid to 'get messy'. *wink* Love these blues for your beautiful card!

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  14. This is so pretty. Love the antique look. I feel your pain with mixed media. It scares me too.

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  15. Beautiful color combo! I haven't tried mixed media yet.... guess I might give it a try!

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  16. Great mixed media project! I am just getting into that myself. TFS!

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  17. This is such a great project and so beautiful. I haven't even tried a multi media project at all yet so I am always impressed by those who can have such gorgeous results. The colors are amazing and I love all the little extras.

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  18. You're great with mixed media, colors and pushing the art out of the box! I love it! And I want that sentiment, too!

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