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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Day 3 Growing in Unity ~ Explore

Welcome back for day 3 of Growing in Unity! 
For anyone new to Growing in Unity or this blog ~ for a chance to win one of 2 $25 goody bags from Unity Stamp Company, leave a comment on each day of our GIU week here on the "Hi!" Notes blog.

Today I am excited to share with you another nautical creation!  This one is inside a frame for a table top, shelf or wall hanging. 

I live in the mountains, but these stamps of the surf and sand just tug at my heart!  You'll find a complete listing of the stamps used for this project at the end of the post. 

I started this project water coloring the heat embossed surfer image because I knew I wanted to use the "wander" sentiment with it.  This sentiment stamp has 2 parts, the words and a pretty semi-circle accent.  I separated them into 2 stamps that I can now easily use together or apart!

After a little experimenting I layered on different stamped images of travel or nautical related Unity stamps.  I even had a piece of a pocket map that I distressed and added to the upper right corner. 

Also, I used 2 embossing powders to create the effect on the compass & airplanes. I shared this technique in another post, "Using Multiple Embossing Powders.

If you have any questions of how I stamped, colored or embossed any of the images please put that in your comments and I'll get right back to you!!  I think it's all pretty straight forward. 
I also wanted to take a moment to say "THANK YOU!" to Unity Stamp Company.  They are a small, home town family owned business with a lot of heartUnity Stamp Company Stamps are not only of great quality, they are empowering.  Their designers are just "girl friends" that were encouraged to submit art, & their themes range from fantastically funny or heart warming to, how shall I say it, sister-hood encouragement!! 

Unity Stamp Co gives EVERYONE a chance to be heard and seen in their stamping world! With contests and sharing opportunities that make us all feel like family <3


AND as you've likely already noticed, they are GENEROUS!! Giving away over $400 in stamps each and every month in prizes alone!  If you've not done so already I strongly encourage you to enjoy looking around their FaceBook page or store. Even if you don't craft you may find that elusive gift for the crafter in your life, and since you're here, I know you'll enjoy surfing through all of the amazing cards & projects posted there daily!
 
Here are direct links to each of the stamps I've used for quick & easy reference:
 . .the Unknown Path - Surfer Girl  https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/the-unknown-path/
Other Side of Fear - Wale / Sailboat  https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/other-side-of-fear/
Love brings You Home - world map on craft  https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/love-brings-you-home/
All About the Journey - compass  https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/all-about-the-journey/
Delightful Little Things - Sentiment  https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/delightful-little-things/
Adventure {smak 1/14} - line of jets  https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/adventure-smak-114/



38 comments:

  1. Wow! My eye went straight to the Phyllis Harris beach scene, paused and took in all the beautiful detail in your water coloring. Then as I read your post, I discovered all the layered accents al around the edges of this piece. You really do a fantastic job of creating the whole story. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Aaww...Thank you! I love stamping so much! I'm glad you enjoy it to. Have a great day!!

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  2. Love the look of the beach ... especially when you look out the window and see snow again! Mostly I love the sayings. Good job wendy

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  3. ❤❤❤❤ didnt even notice all of the background goodies at first.....what beautiful colors!

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  4. That quote is so perfect. Your design is just fabulous.

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  5. I love all the texture and layers you have here!

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  6. I only have one Phyllis Harris stamp set but 25 Angies girls. I love this stamp set.

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  7. Love! Love! This is so pretty! This beach scene is awesome, and all the layers included. I just love the coloring of her surfboard too! Beautiful work!

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  8. my goodness, this is simply amazing! I love the sentiment with it. so many wonderful things to look at here. :)

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  9. This card made me want to get on a plane heading to someplace warm! I love the watercolors and the different layers. Very inspiring.

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  10. OOH dreaming of a vacation now!!! great colours!!!

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  11. Awesome dudette! Makes me want to surf the waves....LOL, welp, at least in my dreams and when I stamp! If you are ever in RI look me up and we can get to the water and beach...as we are the Ocean State!

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    1. Thanks!! I will SO hold you to that!!

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  12. Your coloring is gorgeous, I am in awe of this project, too! I like the idea of making framed art but right now I only make cards. Thanks for sharing--too cute!!

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  13. What a wonderful piece! I love that saying, and the image is perfect with it! Your different elements and textures add additional focal points very nicely! TFS

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  14. I love the coloring and textures on this project!

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  15. This is wonderful! I love collages, and your colors are so lovely! What a GREAT idea!

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  16. Wow, this is fabulous. Gorgeous coloring. Awesome mixed media.

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  17. You all are so sweet! Thanks for sharing this week with me. I love to share my projects so this is the perfect outlet for me!

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  18. Oh, how I love the subtle whale!!!!

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    1. Me too!!! I was so excited when I thought of that!

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  19. Love the idea of using multi embossing powders

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  20. What a great use of all those stamps and textures. I really like the idea of putting it in a frame.

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  21. Totally lovin' all the texture! What a fantastic project!

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  22. So many great details! Love all the hidden treasures in this project! Awesome!

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    1. That was a lot of fun for me too!!

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  23. Gorgeous! Perfect for a day where we got another 4 inches of snow! I can almost feel the ocean breeze. :)

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  24. Wow! So many elements are added in this frame! So sweet! It really is a great piece of art work you have made! Anyone would be lucky to receive such a creative gift! Thank you for sharing and being a part of growing in Unity!

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  25. This background is stunning! What a beautiful job, it just jumps off the page at you!

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  26. Gorgeous coloring of the image, Wendy!

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  27. What an amazing piece of art! You really brought this Phyllis Harris image to life :) Amazing details and colors!

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  28. Another gorgeous project. Yes, lets go to the beach. Love this. Hugz

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  29. I am lucky enough to live on the beaches of Lake erie. This design and coloring is breathtaking.

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  30. Love the beautiful colors on this! Great art work!

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  31. Great composition. Love the coloring.

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