Monday, 28 October 2013

Woohooo I`m the Growing In Unity Gal this week . . .

 Oh my giddy aunt I am beyond excited today, I am Unity Stamp Co. Growing In Unity Gal all this week . . .seriously I am doing cartwheels here . . . at least in my head,lol!
I adore Unity Stamp co. and my collection is growing steadily, this is a dream come true for me.
I am looking forward to sharing my projects with you all and hope you enjoy looking.
 Be sure to leave a comment for each post, because at the end of the week I will be randomly picking a comment from the entire week.
 That randomly selected winner will receive two Itty Bitty stamps of their choice, woohoooo!
You can check all the Itty Bitty Stamps out HERE.
Plus
I want to share a little more Unity Love with you all
Soooo
 I will also be putting up a grab bag filled with Unity goodness! 
  I thought I would start the week of by combining my love of wood, Pan Pastels and my very first
I love this little girl with the wind blowing in her hair!
 The wood was nothing special, in fact if you look closely you will see that it was an off cut from a  Decking plank . . . a quick coat of Gesso, Ink up the stamp with an Archival ink pad and stamp . . . 
then the fun begins getting my hands covered in the most beeeautiful colors, mixing the Pan Pastels with Matt Medium for creamy paint and water for water colors.

It`s also the eP Teams Pick Challenge over at eclectic Paperie and the theme is
Watercoloring 
hosted this month by the very talented Giovana
Be sure to hop on by and check out the rest of the design teams projects . . . you will love them all!!!
Just click HERE

Remember and leave a comment below to be entered into the giveaway!
See you tomorrow
Happy Crafting
xoxox

52 comments:

Jen said...

This is so beautiful! What a pretty art piece to display!

Moira Gray said...

This is fabulous,love the effect on the wood and how you can feel the wind blowing the little girl.

Moira xxx

scrapclose2theheart said...

I adore it. I love that stamp & Phyllis Harris. Thanks for telling what steps you used. I have some pan pastels but haven't ever used them yet. Hugs~Patti

Kris B said...

Stunning! This is one of my favorite Phyllis Harris stamps! This is an amazing work of art! I've never used Pan Pastels, I'm off to check them out! Congrats on being this weeks GIU designer! You've started the week off with a bang!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

As much as I love Phyllis Harris stamps, this is the only set I own. You have done some super amazing coloring here. Congrats on being in the spotlight. Enjoy!

Bonnie Irvine said...

Well, huge congrats Tracy. This is such a well deserved honour. I love this project with the softly coloured background and that gorgeous stamp. The chunky wood creates such a cool substrate. I'm off to investigate Phyllis Harris stamps. You've already got me hooked on Susan K Weckesser...lol.

Jaine Drake said...

How adorable, she reminds me of the weather here today. Lots of love xx

michib said...

This is absolutely beautiful!

Kary said...

Congrats Tracy on your GIU Week!! Your artwork is Amazing!! Love what you created.

Cazzy said...

That is a beautiful piece, I love Phylis Harris's images too, I have a couple and like you I am growing my Unity collection!

Scrapbook Lynne said...

This is AMAZING and I am so excited for you!! I LOVE all things Unity and I have a cupboard FULL of their goodness... I can't wait to see MORE of the results of mixing your amazing creativeness with Unity stamping goodness!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is beautiful. I just love the image you used.

Cynthia said...

Congrats on your GIU week, Tracy. This is fabulous! The colors are gorgeous and the cut out sentiment is perfect for this Phyllis Harris image.

MIYAKE said...

beautiful!!!!!!! awesome!

MIYAKE said...

wow~! awesome!!!!! beautiful work!

Maria Levine said...

this is wonderful! Great job! And thanks for being our GIU this week.

Maria Levine said...

this is wonderful! Great job! And thanks for being our GIU this week.

Gaylynn said...

Hi Tracy. Congratulations on your GIU week. How fun!!! Your wood art is so awesome, especially with these amazing stamps. This one is adorable the way you painted it. :)

Terri Burson said...

So pretty. Wish I had this kind of talent,

Denise Bryant said...

Congrats on your GIU week! I'm looking forward to seeing your creations each day!
Such pretty coloring! Love that Phyllis Harris design too... so sweet! Your wood piece turned out beautifully!

Miwa said...

This is beautiful! Such a wonderful piece of art! Congratulations on being this week's GIU girl - I look forward to seeing more of your work! :)

Crystal said...

Gorgeous work of art! I especially love the colors you achieved and will have to get some pan pastels to play with now.

sharon g said...

GOsh, I like how you added the single words. Very clever and cool.

Terry said...

Hey there Tracy, Love your project it is absolutely fabulous, Love the image very wonderfull coloring by your hands wowwzerss Thanksss for sharing and congratulations sweetpie for being a Unity Stamp Co. Growing in Unity Gal, so well deserverd you make the most wonderfull projects Love them Thanksss for sharing sweetie and good luck to everyone and don't forget to comment on Tracy's fabulous projects Hugs Terry xxxx

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Congrats on the GIU spot. Love your project. This is one of my favorite stamps currently on my wish list. Beautifully done.

Julie Short said...

Well done on you GUI gig this week Tracy. I am sure there will be a lot of inspiration using the oh so versatile Unity stamps. That leftover wood now sure looks Good!!!

Becky Sorensen said...

Congrats on GIU!!! That is so awesome. I love how you used the wood. I have friends who are clearing land for their house and we are getting the wood for heating and I saved a beautiful piece that we split flat to do something for them. This is an awesome idea.

Susie Bentz said...

I can't believe this started as a plain chunk of wood. It is beautiful! Now I want to go dig through my husband's scrap wood pile...

Sue D said...

I like all the pretty colors in the background.

Ruby said...

Absolutely beautiful project. Thanks for the inspiration and I am looking forward to seeing your creations this weeks.

Scrappin' Diva said...

Congrats on being GIU gal! This is a gorgeous piece of work! I have this stamp too and love it!

Julie Odil said...

Wonderful! I love this Phyllis Harris stamp. Can't you just feel that wind? Whoosh!

Beejay said...

I love the Pan Pastels on wood! Great project, very creative!

Brittany M. said...

I love all the detail you put into this! What a beautiful piece of art, lovely work!

Brittany M. said...

I love all the detail you put into this! What a beautiful piece of art, lovely work!

jmahugger said...

So pretty!!

cghundley said...

Great use of the
wood. Love the
stamps. Wonderful
sentiment.
Carla from Utah

Brit K. Designs said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing with us all!

Ann Mcclenaghan said...

What a sweet thing! She is precious in the watercolor pales. Never would have thought of doing the words like that. Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

Lucy said...

What a great way to show the beauty of this stamp!

michib said...

This is so pretty.

Traceyr said...

haha to the decking offcut - Alan Titchmarsh eat your heart out haha.

I love using that stamp Tracy so easy to colour and has real movement in it.

Superb project. ♥ it.

:)

Angeline Choo said...

This stamp is just so fun! I love Phyllis Harris !

Rachel B said...

Seriously amazing! Your painting is fabulous!

Deirdre said...

Fabulous project, the stamp is so lovely and you really brought it to life

butterfly said...

Utterly glorious, Tracy... I've been doing the week backwards, catching up - and project after project I've been thinking "this is my favourite", "no, this is my favourite"... Simply breath-taking in depth and quality, beauty and technical skill.

I'd love to come and take a class from you in using all these media... any chance?!! Congratulations on being the Growing in Unity Gal for the week - they couldn't have picked a better artist to inspire us all.
Alison xx

Micki said...

Dang girl! This is awesome. Love how you are recycling and your sketching/coloring is outta this world. Love it.

Karen Crossen said...

LOVE it!! She is beautiful!! Love that you made this on a block, I would love to put this in my house!!

Sue Lelli said...

Tracy ~ first HUGE CONGRATS! And second, I LOVE this girl and the sentiment you used! FAB on that piece of wood with the pan pastels!

Giovana Smith said...

Tracy! You are amazingly talented!! Love this piece!

toni said...

Hi Tracy, you certainly have a way with pieces of wood! This is just lovely!!!!! The girl with her hair blowing in the wind is delightful, so pretty. Big congratulations you are a brilliant ambassador for Unity Stamps, you always get it right and I'm a big fan of your gorgeous work wooohooooo!!! X

deb said...

The little girl on the block of wood is precious! I'm not sure how I missed Unity stamps all these years but glad to see the beautiful projects you make with them!