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Friday, May 13, 2016

Growing In Unity Day Five

Welcome to my final day as the Growing In Unity Guest Designer.  I have had such an amazing week and would like to thank Unity for the opportunity to share my love of stamping with you all.  And a special thank you to everyone that has dropped in along my journey this week.


In case you missed my Edit to my post yesterday...I realized when putting my stamped images into the spot where I keep them that the image from yesterday's card was not actually from the same kit as the other cards....so I set out last night to make an extra project for today's post to make up for it.

So, today I have two projects for you featuring the Wildflowers & Wings SMAK 4/14 kit.

This is the original project I created which is a card featuring the butterfly from the kit.  It was stamped with Stazon ink onto watercolor paper.  I colored the image using Derwent Inktense pencils.  I then backed the image with blue cardstock and mounted it onto a card base that I covered with this cute pattern paper.  I added the single strip of coordinating cardstock behind the image to balance out the card.  I then went in with a white gel pen and doodled all around the card.



For my final project I went back to the wonderful open flower from the kit.  I stamped it over and over again using Stazon ink onto watercolor paper.  In the end I had to make three masks to create this stacked flower arrangement look.  I then colored the image with Derwent Inktense pencils.

I then ran a piece of washi tape thru my printer to get the word on it.  Then put it and a piece of red washi along the spine of the journal.  I then adhered the colored image to the front of the journal.  This journal will be for my June List challenge.  I finished the image putting white and black dots along various parts of the flowers to add some depth and interest.




I hope you have enjoyed my projects this week featuring mostly the same kit, Derwent Inktense pencils and watercolor paper.  I have to say that I am hooked on these pencils now and how vibrant the colors are.

In case you missed any of the projects featured earlier this week:

 
 
 
 
Wednesday's project:   



Thursday's project: 
 


Please be sure to leave a comment on this post and the others from this week as I get to pick two lucky people to win a wonderful Unity prize!!!

Be sure to check back to see if it is you...

Happy crafting....Lynda

Oh...now...time for a shameless plug of sorts because I may still have your attention...

I wanted to take a moment to tell you a little bit about an organization that I am so proud to be part of....Hearts for Happiness.  This non-profit organization was established by my daughters sixth grade teacher in an effort to promote the spreading of kindness throughout our community.  You see here in our school district each sixth grader is required to participate in twenty hours of community service during the year and this teacher came up with an idea that has done such amazing things.  It started with the hearts...these are repurposed circles from wine barrels...and since we live in the middle of the California wine country it kind of makes sense to start there...well if you press them just so you can bend them into a heart shape.  The sixth graders learned to bend the bands into hearts.  And then we taught them how to tie beautiful bows for these hearts and we set up shop all around the community selling the hearts; in front of our school, at local farmers markets...at a holiday light show.  From the sale of these hearts Random Acts of Kindness are performed by the students throughout our community.  Simple things like baking cake pops and giving them out, recognizing kids on the playground doing kind things for others or as my daughters and I did this past weekend...making coffee filter flowers and leaving them on cars on Mother's Day.

I am so excited to be part of this organization and the message of spreading kindness that it represents.  We are working toward putting together a curriculum and a way to create small chapters of our program across the country...one school and district at a time.  If you could take a moment and like our facebook page....and if you know of a school in your area that could use a little kindness...drop us a message and we can share how you can start a program in your area to teach this wonderful life lesson!

Thank you...kindness matters!

26 comments:

Sue D said...

Love the intense colors on your projects with these pencils.

Echo Noble said...

Fantastic flowers and coloring!

Echo Noble said...

Fantastic flowers and coloring!

Chris in CT said...

Love the butterfly! Pretty!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards to wrap up your GIU week! I really love that beautiful butterfly! Awesome colors on your pretty cards!

Aimee Phillips said...

Beautiful projects you created with Unity Stamps. Love butterflies and bright flowers:). Thanks for sharing your talents.

sfcherry said...

Very pretty! I love the bright butterfly!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Beautiful cards, both! And the butterfly card is perfect for this week's challenge! LOVE the Hearts for Happiness campaign. What a beautiful life lesson for kids to be kind.

Trisha Magnus said...

okay, I take it back, THESE are my favorites. EXCELLENT use of the one kit this whole week! I love all the ideas.

Debra Davison said...

Loved both cards and especially loved reading about your organization..... Hearts have always been a favorite image of mine and I love how you incorporated a heart into community service projects ... Kudos to Hearts for Happiness for teaching children the importance of being kind to others !!

Gina Furman said...

Another gorgeous card! Your work is so incredible (I think anyway :) !). And I am also very impressed by the program at your daughter's school! Way to go!

salem said...

love colors

Helen said...

Very pretty!

StampNK said...

Thanks for a great week of fabulous projects. Those Inktense pencils are amazing and just add so much color and energy to your designs. That altered journal is so beautiful and I love how you printed the word on washi tape with your computer. So many great crafting tips!
Your Hearts For Happiness campaign is a sweet and simple way to teach students how fulfilling it can be to spread kindness and I'm off to check out your FB page.

sharon g said...

My gosh. the colors look great. I also love how you put the yellow behind the butterfly to make it stand out. It looks great with the light blue and the faux stitching. NICE JOB>

Ruby said...

Stunning collection of cards. The colouring is amazing.

madameplushbottom said...

Lynda, I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the journal cover. I also think the Hearts for Happiness project sounds amazing. What a wonderful idea and everyone can participate in something like this. I am grateful you shared. I've enjoyed visiting your blog every day this week. XO

Crafting Circle said...

I really like this one... love the butterfly, but the stitching is really cool. I think sometimes we try hard too make everything uniform and "perfect" when it just needs to look ..REAL !

Gaylynn said...

The butterfly looks beautiful. Lovely projects with the kit.

Moongirl said...

Beautiful! Love the background behind the butterfly.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

You have a great eye for the use of color. Love the idea of printing on Washi tape. TFS

ionabunny said...

Love your gorgeous bright creations. Never tried printing on washi. Thanks for the tip. Hugz

Kenneth Simmons said...

This butterfly is beautiful. Your coloring is gorgeous. thanks for all the inspiration this week.

Helen Gullett said...

Wow!!!! What an amazing and beautiful project!

Ruby said...

Stunning cards of colour. I have enjoyed your work this week. Thanks for sharing with us.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow! I love both of these but the List book is AWESOME! I love the masking and the bright vibrant colours! Gorgeous! I really enjoyed your Unity week!