Wednesday, July 27, 2011

"Make every day the best day!" -- Mixed Media Canvas for Growing in Unity

Hello again, friends!  Today is my favorite project in this week's "Growing in Unity" series with Unity Stamps.  I created this 4x6 mixed media canvas to really showcase this great quote from the "It's All Worth It" kit by Melody Ross, and used other stamps from the set to create added depth and texture. I made the tree by rolling and crinkling strips of kraft paper.

Materials: Unity Stamps, We R rub-ons, Scenic Route and Sassafrass Lass scraps

Here are a few more details from the canvas:

A little "you + me" carving in the tree

I'm not sure how well you can tell in the picture, but I used the pretty floral corner stamp first in brown.  Then I stamped just one of the big flowers with red paint, and went back in with a black pen to accent it when it was dry.  Such a nice pop of color!

This little birdie is a Stampin Up punch, distressed with acrylic inks.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win some Unity stamps of your own!


Amy C said...

Tomi, this is absolutely beautiful!! I love the saying and the awesome tree trunk. This project caught my eye right away in Google Reader.

Scrapping Mommy

Bonita Rose said...

wow... love it... this is oh so beautiful!

Erin said...

Whoa that tree is beautiful and the colors! Wow this project is great!!!

Kim said...

I adore how you made the tree, it looks wonderful as does the entire project!

Carol said...

Such a beautiful mixed media project! The sentiment is so awesome!

Carol B

Karenliz Henderson said...

Your canvas is amazing! I love how you made the tree.

Crafty Kate said...

The colors on this are amazing! Great job!

FawnKreations said...

I love all the texture and colors! So inspiring! =)

Denise Bryant said...

Oooohh.... I love all the color and texture on this project!

Kelly Sas said...

Amazing texture and depth to your project. First time coming to your blog, but it won't be my last!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!! Love the colors!

michib said...

absolutely beautiful!! I love the tree.

Allyson said...

Sooooo cool! I think I need this! :)

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Love it...the colors...the tree...everything!!! TFS

Maria said...

Wowzers! Another great piece of art! I really love the background. It all has such great dimension, texture and color. Thanks for more great inspiration!
Maria S.
scrapbooknut2002 at yahoo dot com

Gwen said...

I do love a great mixed media canvas!! Great job on this one!

Tina said...

I think you should sell these!

laurel said...

Beautiful! I think you should sell them too. I'd buy one.

Kris said...

I love the feeling of depth you achieved. Very pretty.

Haleymc1 said...

I love this so much. I am looking different ideas for a tree for a canvas I am working on. Could you give some more details on how you did the tree?

Haleymc1 said...

I love this so much. I am looking different ideas for a tree for a canvas I am working on. Could you give some more details on how you did the tree?

tomiannie said...

Hi, Haleymc1 -- I cut kraft paper into strips about 1/4" wide, then rolled and krinkled them to create the strips for the tree. I think I used hot glue to secure them to the canvas, but it's been a long time now! Hope that helps!

Brenda C said...

Love love love this!

Dawn said...

Found your page through pinterest. You do gorgeous work. Following you now :D

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Ms. Lucie said...

OMG-- I just LOVE this!!! I really, really do!! I will use this as inspiration for my next mixed media project. Thanks so much for sharing it.

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