Monday, December 2, 2013

Growing In Unity - Day 1



Happy Monday!!!  Hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving weekend.  

Today starts my week long adventure being a Growing In Unity (GIU) girl.  I am super excited to be sharing some of my projects.

My first project for this week was my own adventure.  Recently I purchased some Silks Acrylic Glaze. I spent a lot of time with the demonstrator at the Scrapbook Expo playing with these paints and was very inspired.  Then I brought some home and looked at them for a few weeks, not really knowing what to do.  Those demonstrators make everything look so easy and by the time you get home with the products I loose some of my inspiration.  So for today's project I decided to open the jars and take the Silks out for a spin.  




First I painted different colors onto a piece of book paper, layering to blend some of the colors.  The paper sure feels like silk after the glaze dries.  I then stamped the Hot Air Balloon image from the Adventurous Stamps set  from Unity.  I embossed the image with black embossing powder .  I then used my sparkling H2O's to color the flowers and balloon.



 I think it turned out great for my first attempt.  And of course I did learn some things as well.

Please be sure that you come back daily and comment all week.  Unity has been very generous and has allowed me to give one lucky reader an Itty Bitty Stamp of their choice.  I will be randomly choosing from all the comments and the winner will be picked Sunday.




I will be entering this card into the following challenges

Simon Say's Blog - Wednesday Challenge - Anything goes




23 comments:

  1. Looks great Teresa! Have a wonderful week as a GIU gal!!

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  2. What a pretty card! Congrats on being this week's GIU girl - I look forward to seeing the rest of your projects throughout the week! :)

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  3. This card is so pretty! Congrats on being GIU this week!

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  4. Very fun and cute card. I love using new products. Wonderful job. i am going to have to try these. congats on being the GIU girl this week.

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  5. Wonderful card! The paints look pretty on the book page! I know exactly what you mean about losing some of the mojo after you get a new product home! I have that happen more times then I care to admit! congrats on being this weeks GIU designer! Looking forward to a fun week!

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  6. Beautifully done Teresa and woohooo on being the GIU Gal this week...looking forward to hopping along this week. Big hugs Tracy xxx

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  7. Wow, the colors look amazing! I like how they sweep across the paper.

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  8. Oooh, that looks like a cool technique. Sure do like that balloon too. :)

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  9. I haven't even heard of these paints, and here you are, making great progress with them! Really pretty effect!

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  10. What a very cool idea. I know the feeling on the new products, I went to a workshop where we used PanPastels, promptly bought some, but have only tried them out once since then.

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  11. What a great technique! Love how the glaze is kind of transparent so you can see the book page underneath!

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  12. That is GORGEOUS! Love the cool background!

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  13. It looks gorgeous. Thanks for showing us another technique. I've never even heard of it. Hugs~Patti

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  14. What a pretty card. Those jewel colors are lovely. I know what you are talking about seeing a demo of a new 'something' . You buy all the stuff then get it home and put it aside for a bit and by the time you pick it up you've lost inspiration or are clueless. It looks like you've got this tho. I've never heard of the silks glaze. Very pretty. Thank you for sharing something new with us.

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  15. Congrats on your GIU week, Teresa. Such a lovely background and perfect for this Unity image!

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  16. Congratulations to you for your GIU week! This is a beautiful card, love the shaded background with the hot air balloon! Sweet!

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  17. What a cool idea, I need to pick up some old books to color and stamp over. The background is so pretty!

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  18. Congrats on your week of GUI!! Lovely project with all that color!

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  19. Love your colors on this card! Very pretty! Congrats on your GIU week! I'll be checking out your projects, looking forward to it!

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  20. Lovely card. I will have to check into these silk glazes.
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