Thursday, July 25, 2019

Day 4 Growing in Unity -what you love

Welcome to day 4 of my Growing in Unity week. It sure is going by fast. Here is the mono print that I used for today's project. I liked the colors and the stenciled area on left. I accentuated the stenciled part with a white gel pen.


I stamped the Eiffel Tower from Unity set called

Everyday Fairytale {kom 12/12}


I masked the tower and stamped the stack of books.


I masked the tower and stack of books and stamped the flowers


I picked 4 different solid colored pieces of cardstock.


I stamped the stack of books on the 4 pieces of cardstock.


I then fussy cut out the books.


I glued them together. I used gold metallic rub to paint the edges of the books


I painted the flowers and leaves with white acrylic paint.


I masked the images and stamped the music score from 
Forget the Past {smak 11/16}
I used a white gel pen to add highlights to the books and to highlight the tower and to go over the word "Paris"


I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock.


But I realized that I would have to cover something up if I left it as it was. So once again I cut the sentiment up.


I then watercolored the sentiment to help it blend in. I also added a doubled up butterfly using 
Here today, Here tomorrow
I added glitter to the centers of the flowers and to the "berries"

I put the card on an easel base.


This card made me think of my second daughter. She graduated this last may with her masters in Library Science. She is starting this year as a full time librarian at her school district. I think I will send this card to her. I hope you were inspired by today's project. Don't forget to leave a comment and come back tomorrow for my last day of Growing in Unity. 





26 comments:

  1. Wow - Another beautiful mixed media card. I do love how you have used masking on almost every card this week MariLynn. Appreciating all the techniques you use and explain so clearly too.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. Oh my goodness! This is truly a work of art! I love how you created. the books! It is the perfect card for your daughter.

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  3. I love all your cards! Truly amazing. Thanks for showing all the steps! Wow.

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  4. I really love your style. This is so beautiful and the masking technique is one I need to use more often. Thanks for an awesome week. It was inspiring!

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  5. All the details just bring this to life!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  6. Gorgeous! Truly beautiful.

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  7. Wow marvelous card!Love your technique,it's so beautiful. Your daughter will love this elegant card! Have a great day!

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  8. Another gorgeous card! I absolutely love what you did with the books. I have the stamp and have been trying to decide exactly what to do with it to make it more “real.” This gives me great inspiration. Thank you for sharing your talents.

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  9. what a great collage, Marilyn. My word, your ideas abound! everything about this card is amazing.

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  10. Your daughter is so blessed to be receiving this stunning card.
    I love everything about it. I really have to save this so I can
    try with your guidance. :-)

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  11. Oh my goodness, I am learning so much - white acrylic base, those fussy cut books, half butterflies, and of course that gel pen. Woot woot!

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  12. I love seeing your beautiful cards come to life. I have learned so much this week. Thank you!

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  13. I am learning so much techniques from you! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  14. Such lovely backgrounds with your gel plate! So very pretty!

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  15. Another beautiful card design. Your work is wonderful.

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  16. Such beauty and texture! Gonna try paper piecing books, great idea.

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  17. Btw, wonderful card for your daughter!

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  18. OMG BEAUTIFUL ,everyday is amazing what you create....

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  19. That butterfly added to the card really pops! Beautiful!

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  20. Great cards! The collages you've created for this sentiment are perfect. tfs

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  21. I sure loved this particular monoprint and liked it even more with the tower. It just kept getting better and better!

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  22. Paper piecing books! I never would of thought of that! So very creative!!

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