Monday, 18 August 2014

Winner of Growing in Unity . . .

Hello sweet friends,
I hope you all had a lovely weekend.
Just stopping by to announce the winner from my GIU week.

The winner of the 2 Itty Bitty stamps is

Brandy Bowers


Please email
 with your choice of
 2 Itty Bitty stamps
tell her you won them on my blog.

Thank you all so much for all the beautiful comments and support you have left, I really do appreciate them all!

Wishing you all fabulous week
Catch you later

Friday, 15 August 2014

Growing in Unity Day 5 . . . Your wings Exist!

  Wheee happy Friday to you all . . . whoop whoop!

Welcome to my last day as the
what a blast I`ve  had getting messy with the help of gorgeous stamps and coffee, lol.
 Today I thought I would finish with clay to create a little plaque using another favourite of mine
I loooove this stamp and have used it so many times to create projects from
wrapping paper, tags, cards, journal pages 
to today`s project.
I did play around with colour BUT the coffee kept calling to me, lol . . . but it`s still peeping through here and there on the plaque.
Many layers of paint and coffee later, I applied Titanium White Pan pastel to tone the background down, blending it all together with a sofft sponge to finish.

It`s also Friday which means it`s
Friends with Flair
over on the Unity Blog
I will be joining in the hop to see all the beautiful projects that have been created, woohoo!

 I would like to say a big
Thank you 
to you all for joining me this week 
for all the beautiful comments on here
on facebook, it`s been lovely to read them all!

Rememeber - Be sure to leave a comment on each of my posts this week to be in with the chance of winning 2 Itty Bittys of your choice, thank you Unity!
I was going to draw the winner on Saturday but will extend it to Monday as I`ve linked it to FWF.

Till next time
Big hugs

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Growing in Unity Day 4 . . . Imagination!

 Hello sweet friends 
 a very warm welcome to Day 4 of my
 I know I keep repeating myself but I have to say thank you to you all for showing me such great support!
Today I have chosen the stamp 
and the sentiment from
 When I was a little girl I loved the swings, the feeling of flying through the air as I went higher and higher . . . butterfly tummy . . . holding on tight . . . higher, higher . . .
anything felt possible back then.
 Then we get older and life becomes hectic . . . but as the quote says
" Imagination can take you anywhere "
we just have to remember to dream, hope, wish
 with a sprinkling of imagination we can still do anything
 . . . 
the sky is the limit!
Sooo did I use coffee today . . . YES I did, lol and my house has a distinct yummy aroma!
Have you cracked open the coffee yet?

Giveaway - please remember to leave a comment on each post this week for the chance to win 2 Itty Bitty stamps courtesy of Unity Stamp Co.

Thank you for looking!
See you tomorrow for my last day.
Till than
Big hugs

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Growing in Unity Day 3 . . . Be Brave

 Hello again,
 I hope you are all having a fabulous week so far and that the sun is nodding it`s head at you.
Thank you all once again for leaving such sweet comments the last few days, they have made my day!
Welcome to day 3 of my 
So I promised you all a change of stamp . . .I hope you like this one as much as I love it.
It`s another 
I must have stamped it 8 times, cut out and then layered to create more dimension.
I don`t know about you but I love that a lot of sets from Unity have sentiments . . .
Looove them
. . . they fit into so many projects and you will often find I`ve mixed and matched them for 1 project.
 Once again I used a lot of coffee for the darker tones, added some Pan Pastels and some doodles to finish.

This was a joy to create and I hope you enjoyed looking.
Remember - 
Please leave a comment after each of my posts this week to be in with a chance to win 2 Itty Bitty stamps of your choice.

See you tomorrow
Big hugs

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Growing in Unity Day 2 . . . Spoons!

Hello sweet friends,
 First of an apology for using the same stamp as yesterday 
and a 
thank you for all the lovely comments you left on my post yesterday!
Welcome to day 2 of my growing in Unity week.
 I wanted to show you just how versatile this stamp was . . . I`ve used it for cards, tags, canvas , art journaling, the altered matchbox from yesterday,  to today's project . . .
an inexpensive metal serving spoon
altered into yet another gift . . . or I might keep this one, lol!
Super quick and easy to do with the help of . . .

Maimeri Gesso for the base 
{ I smothered this all over with my fingers so I wouldn`t get brush strokes }
Archival ink pad for the stamp
{ I positioned the stamp where I wanted her, pressing with my hand to transfer the image }
Coffee was required mainly for her dress, hair and the top of the handle.
 Pan Pastels mixed with water for the burst of colour
a fine black liner pen to add some doodles along the way
topping of with raffia to finish.
 { I do need to give it a quick spray with varnish to protect it, to stop it from scuffing }
I had a great time altering this spoon and hope you enjoyed looking.
Remember - 
Please remember and leave a comment on each post this week to be in with a chance of winning 2 Itty Bitty stamps of your choice at the end of the week.

See you tomorrow and I promise the stamp is different, lol.
Big hugs