Thursday, 31 October 2013

Growing in Unity Day 4 . . . woohooo!

 Hello, sweet friends old and new.
Thank you again for all the beautiful comments you have been leaving . . . 
my heart is full of joy today!
 The inspiration for my project today came from
I adore this set and have used them a lot on various projects, but today  I was inspired by these two -
do
what
makes
you happy
 Paint 
your dreams
along with another love of mine . . .
I looove to doodle and a favorite at the moment is this one . . . I call her legs . . . she makes me happy!
Sooo it was time to pull them altogether!
A quick coat over the old pages in my second hand book with some Maimeri Gesso and impatient as ever, I gave it quick blast with my heat tool.
I was so lucky to have been picked to win a grab bag of Unity Stamps for Friends with Flair and adore the script stamp that was included { sorry not sure what it`s called }I tend to use it a lot on my mixed media projects.
Next, time to take another book age and cut out the skirt and pocket, coloring with Pan Pastels using a sofft tool and sponge along with . . . I can`t help it I love using my fingers . . .they are looking mighty pretty right now as I type up this post,lol!!!
I wanted to add a little extra detail so . . . I whipped out my sewing machine and added a little stitching on the skirt . . . hmmmmm it needed more . . . tissue paper!
So easy, I just scrunched the tissue paper up and fixed in place with a little Matt Medium.
 If a girls going to paint her dreams then she`s going to need some paintbrushes!
I am sooooo bad . . . I`ve been pretty busy creating and hadn`t realised that I hadn`t popped these 2 brushes into water . . . ruined totally but obviously meant to be, because now I had 2 brushes to add to this project,lol.
I just snipped them down to size and voila " Legs " now has some brushes to paint with!
 Time to finish of the background . . . more Pan Pastels and my fingers along with a touch of Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Pad in Walnut Stain randomly applied around the edges with the blending tool.
Ink up the stamps with a black Archival ink pad, stamp and then snip them up fixing into place with Matt Medium.
Who would have thought that a few sentiments would end up inspiring this journal page . . .
Inspiration is everywhere
another of these beautiful stamps and oh so true!

Well that`s all from me today folks
but remember
Do what makes you happy
and 
Paint your dreams

Catch you all tomorrow for my last post as
Unity Stamp Co.
Growing In Unity Gal.
Big hugs
XOXOX
List of materials and links
Unity Stamp Co.
Script Stamp



32 comments:

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

you have created some wonderful projects this week - yes it is fun to get all painty and I love to use my fingers also - I actually got a blister one week end rubbing my gelatos onto paper. But so much fun.

Barb Housner

Moira Gray said...

Fabulous, love how it all works together and the colour tones. You might even tempt me to try journalling yet!!

Moira xx

jmahugger said...

Stunning Project! Love the details!

Cazzy said...

Very clever, and inspirational too! Love the little paint brushes. Will it squash when you close the book?

michib said...

very pretty - I love all the muted colours.

Mandi said...

love this Tracy :)

Ruby said...

Another stunning project. Love all the work this week. TFS

Cynthia said...

Adorable journal pages. Love the dimension you've added with the pocket and tools tucked inside!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

This project blows me away. It is so sweet and wonderful. I could imaging something similar on a canvas hanging on a little girls wall. So inspiring.

Gaylynn said...

This is so creative. Love the dress and the little pocket. Such beautiful artwork. :)

Anonymous said...

I adore LEGS...luv her little pocket with paint brushes she looks sooo good how do u manage to make so many gorgeous projects.x

scrapclose2theheart said...

I love this. I also love that you explained how to do it. It is so beautiful. It is SO much fun getting inky fingers. :) TFS Hugs~Patti

Julie Odil said...

Such creativity astounds me! You've got great legs, Tracy, LOL!

sharon g said...

Ok, you are causing me to want to get into mixed media big time! I'm going to try to register for a CHA class in mixed media. You do such beautiful work.

Brit K. Designs said...

Very pretty. You're making me really want to play with mixed media this week. I haven't ventured there yet, but now I need too! :-) Thanks for sharing this week!

Julie Short said...

Legs is lovely Tracy and the Donna Downey Stamp set is super for adding encouragement. What a treat your piece is today!

Kris B said...

Your art work is amazing! Love the mixed media! Such wonderful soft colors! Stunning! TFS Happy Halloween!

Traceyr said...

Tracy this is super and I ♥ "legs" and your journal page. Also loving the skirt detail too.

:)

Denise Bryant said...

Love your mixed media project... very fun!!

Lucy said...

Such a pretty and fun journal page!

Terry said...

Hey there Tracy another stunner from your creative hands wowww love it Hugs Terry xxxx

Crystal said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the awesome dress with the paint brushes the most but everything on the page is beautiful!

Sue D said...

Very cool--love how you were able to add the paintbrushes.

Terri Burson said...

Oh my gosh that is the neatest thing ever! I love the skirt!

Scrappin' Diva said...

What a wonderful journal page! Love your mixed media projects!

Gwen said...

LOVELOVELOVEIT!

Angeline Choo said...

OMG! Tracy you are making me giddy!! This is absolutely GENIUS!! WOW!!

Rachel B said...

This is amazing! Love that pocket!

Miwa said...

Another extraordinary art piece! Wow!

Deirdre said...

Love the apron too:) very clever little pocket!

butterfly said...

Simply brilliant - the dimension on the apron - the gorgeous little pocket - the misty gentle colours of the background - the texty textures. LOVE these pages, Tracy!
Alison x

Glitzzynews blogspot said...

adore this love the little paintbrushes love everything its just fantastic xxx