Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Growing in Unity day 3- Surround yourself


Welcome to day 3 of my Growing in Unity.  This is the mono print that I used for today's project. To be honest. It wasn't one of my favorites. I seldom use red in my projects. So the red on this print is probably why I didn't like it as much as my other prints. 


I stamped the sentiment at the bottom and masked it. Sentiment is from 

Forget the Past {smak 11/16}


 Allow Yourself

I painted the butterfly and flowers with white acrylic paint because I knew I wanted to use light watercolors and needed a light base.






After watercoloring the butterfly and flowers I masked them and stamped the music score from Forget the past SMAK kit.


Unfortunately once I stamped the music notes, the sentiment kinda  feels washed out and overshadowed. 

So I stamped the sentiment onto white cardstock and cut it up like the sentiment I did on my project yesterday. I then water colored it to help it match the background. 


It was missing something though. The space on the left side of the sentiment. I knew I wanted some kind of flower. The other day I got to meet fellow stamper and Unity lover, Dale Sue Glass. She had posted on Unity Facebook about having her basement flooded this spring. Turns out she doesn't live very far from me. We met for breakfast and then shopping at Hobby Lobby. When we were eating breakfast she gave me a little bag of goodies, including some Unity Stamps. One of the stamps she gave me was flowers (not sure what set since it was by itself- again if you know let me know in the comments)

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See, wasn't that flowers stamp just what it needed?  I hope you were inspired by today's project. Don't forget to leave a comment. Make sure you check back again tomorrow to see another project.  Oh and as a side note, when I was done with this card, I think the background was just perfect and I really like how it turned out. 

27 comments:

  1. Perfect flowers to finish off - well done! I love the result

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  2. I love how the colors just pop. I love the way you cut the words up on both cards...great idea.

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  3. You do amazing mixed Media Marilyn. I love the look of your projects.

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  4. Another gorgeous project! You are so talented!

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  5. Simply amazing! You are a true artist!

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  6. Another beautiful card. I love how you create such an amazing mood with the musical notes and flowers. The sentiment broken up and outlined is awesome too!

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  7. Another beauty with that gorgeous butterfly! How nice to meet a crafty friend. <3
    And yep, the flowers are the perfect thing you needed. :-)

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  8. Beautiful!!! I also like how you persevered to make it harmonize when you weren’t satisfied!😊

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  9. Another amazing project, MariLynn! I love how you watercolor over everything. What watercolors do you use?

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  10. Wonderful card. I am really liking that butterfly. thanks for sharing
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  11. Such a lovely card. Like how you space out the words of the sediment and the flowers were a nice touch.

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  12. So beautiful,butterflies are my favorite cards

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  13. Thank you for sharing all your steps. Your card is beautiful and the red definitely added to it.

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  14. Wow! I wish you made videos!

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  15. Yes, ditto what everybody else said. This card is so well put together and beautiful! Thank you for sharing your talents. Looking forward to tomorrow’s card.

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  16. You do such beautiful work. I love how you go through all the steps and end up with a gorgeous design. I can never think along those lines so I seldom do any collage work.

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  17. Oh my...this card is gorgeous.You did a marvelous job.Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  18. Love this card! The finished project doesn't at all give any resemblance to your beginning piece! Beautiful transformation!

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  19. What a beauty MariLynn - love how you built up the page, and yes, those flowers were perfect, and loving the way you up-graded the sentiment
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  20. Another beautiful piece! I love how that last little flower was the perfect touch!

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  21. Would love more ideas using the gelli plate...I just got one, and need a nudge to start playing! Beautiful card!


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  22. You are right - that background is perfect! And there's my silly mug - tee hee. That 'flower' stamp is from the set SEW CUTE and they are really straight pins. But in true artist fashion, you turned them into lovely flowers. Another winner!

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  23. Love the music in the background! Amazing layers of color!

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  24. I absolutely LOVE the orange with your monoprint. This is a beauty for sure!

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