Monday, April 20, 2015

Growing In Unity - Day 1

Happy Monday!


I am excited to be doing the Growing in Unity this week.

Unity is an awesome stamp company.  I really love their images and the quality of stamps.  

Please take a moment to visit them Here

My project today is inspired by the Tim's Tags of 2015 - April

I have been very inspired by Tim and vowed to try do keep up with him this year.  
I've done all them all except January.  

This month is one of my favorites because of the flowers.
I am really a sucker for flowers.

I used the Itty Bitty stamp Charming Cone Flowers for my focal flower.  




I used distress markers to color the image.
I scribble some ink from the distress marker onto a acrylic bloc.  
I then pick up the ink with a water brush and apply it to the image.  

Sewed it onto the tag and used the braids to attach the sentiment.
Wow, it has been a while since I used brads....
I then distressed the edges.  

The friend word is cut from black card stock and a sizzix die.  

The sentiment I use frequently.   I just love the message.   
It is from the Unity Itty Bitty set Enjoy this day







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Hope you will be joining me all week.   

Please be sure to leave a comment.

At the end of the week I will be choosing two random comments

 to win a Unity prize of 25 random stamps.



Thanks for visiting

Teresa













I will be entering this project in the following challenges


46 comments:

  1. LOVE this tag! The Charming Cone Flowers are so pretty! I think they would also look great done in watercolor! Must get the stamp so I can give it a try! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration!

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  2. Teresa, these are beautiful tags. Looking forward to your creations all week. How FUN. :)

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  3. Oh My Goodness!!! What a gorgeous tag! FANTASTIC job....I love it ♥

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  4. Lovely tag, Teresa. Looking forward to your inspiration this week!

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  5. Wow! So cool! Love this! :) Anyone would love to receive this tag on a gift.

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  6. Congrats on your GIU week! Looking forward to seeing more of your creations! I love the tag you made today.... fun cone flowers! I hadn't noticed that stamp before!

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  7. Congrats! And I really like your tag!!

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  8. Very cute tag, Teresa! That ribbon matches it so well.

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  9. Sweet tag! That is a super sentiment, a definite go to. :)

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  10. Very pretty tag. love the cone flowers.

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  11. Thanks for the instructions, I am always trying to improve my coloring and this will help me get that more water color look. THANKS!

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  12. Love the color and texture of the tag as well as your layout and coloring!

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  13. Lovely,colorful,creative tag.It's so beautiful.

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  14. Great tag and love that it is a flower stamp...waiting for the weather to be warm enough to garden. :)

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  15. Very pretty! Looking forward to all your creations and inspiration this week.

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  16. Lovely tag. I like the distressing and how you colored the flowers.

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  17. Well done. I love how you used the distress inks. Makes it look like leather.

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  18. So adorable and I love the stitching!!!

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  19. Love your tag, the distressing, stitching, coloring!

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  20. Gorgeous tag. Love the colours and those lovely flowers. Hugz

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  21. oh that is so nice! Great job--and congrats!

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  22. Tim's tags are great and you did such a great job on this one. I love the flower stamp.

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  23. Such a pretty tag. I love the sentiment too.

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  24. Very pretty tag. I look forward to seeing your projects this week.

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  25. Beautiful, love the distressed feel of it. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  26. your shading looks so great. I need to learn to make my coloring look more 3D. Mine is so flat and juvenile looking. But I'm not artsy, so I shouldn't be surprised. You are very good at it...

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  27. Love the way you used kraft paper!

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  28. I love Kraft paper - but you won me over with the unity stamp!
    Awesome tag! LOVE it!
    Thanks for sharing, cant wait to see what you have for the last few days a GIU gal!

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  29. CONGRATULATIONS on being the GIU Girl Teresa!!!
    DELIGHTFUL tag - LOVE your PRETTY flowers and SWEET sentiment, I can see why it is a favourite :)
    I am still pretty new to distress inks (shhhhh, don't tell anyone) and think it is exciting to see how beautifully you have coloured with them and look forward to trying my hand at it real soon with some mini pads. It's on my list ... along with machine stitching on my cards too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

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  30. So happy for you, being chosen GIU Girl!!! Congratulations, and so well deserved! Love your tag - I don't create tags very often, and I don't know why....need to do so! Great job!

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  31. So cute! I love how versatile the Unity stamps are and how much expression they can add to even a simple tag. I like your colors here a lot.

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  32. This is very nice and simple, but so adorable.

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  33. Pretty ~~~ PRETTY ~~~ P R E T T Y ~~~ Tag !!! LOVE it!!! TFS!!!

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  34. Pretty ~~~ PRETTY ~~~ P R E T T Y ~~~ Tag !!! LOVE it!!! TFS!!!

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  35. Beautiful tag. What a great bookmark that would be to have.

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  36. Love the color (recurring them for me) I adore kraft colored anything. Love the flower stamp. I need some larger flower stamps and background stamps. I also like how you put the sentiment across the front with the brads.

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  37. Oh I just love the rustic look of this with the country flowers and the kraft tag base!

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  38. Hi Teresa. Congrats on being this weeks GIU girl. I can see why!
    I love your tag, as a matter of fact I had to pin it, its THAT good! TFS!

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  39. I love you tag and happy happy happy GIU Girl week!!!!!!!!!

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  40. I am getting in on your GIU projects almost at the last minute after a super-busy week!!! So glad not to miss your wonderful creations!!! Those coneflowers are just adorable!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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