Monday, 11 August 2014

Woohoooo, I am the Growing in Unity gal all this week . . .

 Happy Monday friends
I am so happy to be here today and every day this week as  -
Growing in Unity Gal
I almost missed it, as I thought I wasn`t up until October . . . brain cells are decreasing,lol!
I love Unity Stamp co. and happy to report my collection of stamps is still forever growing.
I`m looking forward to sharing my projects with you all and I hope you enjoy looking.

If you have been here before, you will know already how much I looove and use this stamp, I can`t seem to stop!
For my first project I wanted to create a little gift for someone special . . .
it could be your mum, dad, gran, grandad, daughter, cousin, husband . . . the list is endless.
I just took an old cooking matchbox, covered it all with book pages, added some watered down coffee . . . yes coffee, I used to do it all the time and had forgotten how much I loved the aged and shadowed look it creates.
{ plus it smells ever so good }
The sentiment is from  the
all I need to do is pop a little heart inside the matchbox and it`s good to go.

GIVEAWAY: 
Be sure to leave a comment for each post this wk 
 {mon to Fri } 
as the beautiful people over at Unity are giving away 2 Itty Bitty stamps to one lucky commentor, wooohooo!
The draw will take place on Saturday.
 
Well that`s it for me today
Thank you so much for looking
and
hope you can stop by tomorrow.
Big hugs
xoxoxox

64 comments:

Doreen said...

Love what you have done here,and love the coffee colour.xxx

Traceyr said...

Yes Tracy that is a great stamp. I have it too. Your coffee idea is a great one - did you use coffee to colour just the book pages or the She Leaped image on the front too?

:)

Terry said...

Hey there Tracy, your project is absolutely amazing, fabulously made by you, wowwwzesss xxx Terry

Tracy said...

Thank you Doreen :-):-) xxx

Tracy said...

Helloooo Tracey... yes the image on the front too then snipped out and fixed in place...:-):-) xxxx

Tracy said...

Hellooo Tracey, yes the image on front too..then snipped out and fixed in place :-):-) xxx

Tracy said...

:-) Hi Terry...thank yoooooou, lol xxxxx

Lou Sims said...

Adore this Tracy and also how it is a present for someone special. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your projects this week x x x

ElizabethR said...

Just beautiful Tracy, havent used coffee in yonks, trying to tidy up a bit lol xxxxx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Tracey. You come up with the most amazing things - coffee and matchboxes :) It looks fantastic. I love how you show the diversity of this stamp! And I looove the Present in my Heart set too.
Dot x

Danie May said...

What a beautiful gift idea and I love how your beautiful water colored girls could be used as tags or decorations. TFS xx

Linda said...

This is adorable Tracy ... what a fabulous little gift for that someone special. Linda xx

Mandi said...

Love this Tracy such a great I idea :)

Kim Marie said...

>>>>>SWOON<<<< this is one of the most beautiful mixed media projects I have ever seen! Love every inch! Thank you for sharing it with us! Congrats on your GIU posts! :)
~Kim Marie

2suns said...

Stunning. What a great gift.

Playing with Paper said...

Love this stamp!! Your project is awesome! I have to try the coffee technique :)

Annmaree of Oz said...

Beautiful matchcase Tracy! Love the aged look you got with the book paper and coffee! Neat Idea!!!

jolande said...

Nice work with beautiful stamps Tracy!!!

Ruby N said...

Oh wow, this is amazing! I love the coffee effect too. :)))

Redanne said...

I love that Christy stamp and love your beautiful little matchbox too! Anne x

Ivory Moon said...

OH TRACY .... yet another stunning creation ..... will you PLEASE hurry up and do some videos MRS !!!!! xxxx
Tina

Helen Mazengarb said...

Great project Tracy, you've made me want to buy this stamp now! I was just thinking about colouring with coffee this morning when I started my coffee machine without the cup underneath and the coffee went everywhere! Looks like a cool effect and I think I shall go and try it. :)

JFowler said...

Love it!

Pam said...

Tracy, this box is absolutely darling! Hmmm, coffee? Gotta try it. Love, love this.

Renee said...

Adorable! Love her.

Christina's Creations said...

SO pretty! I love your muted coloring here and the coffee was an excellent idea, it gives the entire project a pretty, vintage look. Awesome first day! :)

Amber said...

It is so pretty! I love the use of book pages and the antique look.

Rachel said...

just looove this little box! what a lovely project. congrats on giu! have fun!
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

rachel said...

Hiya tracy - I know you love this stamp and i love what you do/have done with her - fabulous make - hugs rachel xx

She King said...

Hi Tracy, what a gorgeous box, I love it. Well done for being Unity Gal this week......I've always wondered if I should do it......XXXx

Berina RGA said...

this is very beautiful... gorgeous box..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Karen E said...

Just beautiful Tracy. Love what you have done and the contrast between the muted coffee colour and the vibrant inside colours. How did you apply your coffee and did you do it before you used the paper or after?

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, I just love your creation. The stamp is great and I Love the coloring.

mlady012 said...

Very cool...I'm looking forward to your week!!

Tracy said...

Thank you Karen I covered the inside/outside before applying the coffee :-) xxx

Tracy said...

Thank you so much for all the beautiful comments :-):-):-):-)

Cynthia said...

This is fabulous, Tracy. LOVE the idea of the recycled matchbox and using coffee to distress the papers. Will have to remember this! Looking forward to your inspiration this week as GIU gal.

glitzzy said...

Gorgeous stunning and I love it xxx

Kris B said...

What a gorgeous gift box! LOVE the aged look you achieved with the coffee! I need to give it a try! Congrats on being this weeks GIU gal! Looking forward to an awesome week!

Colleen O said...

Love this stamp too. So versital. Looks great in earth tones and colorfully painted. Thanks for sharing.

Linda . J said...

Wow what a fantastic idea, loving this stamp too.
Hugs Linda

Terri Burson said...

Ah, now I see about the coffee....worked my way backwards on your posts. I'll definitely have to try this! Beautiful work!

ionabunny said...

I really like this. Always great to upcycle and you have made a lovely precious gift

Deb said...

Awesome matchbox! I really like that you used coffee for color/aging. I must try this!

sharon g said...

That is so sweet, it made me tear up. Who wouldn't love to get that as a little gift, especially if you are going through hard times....

WhoMom said...

Love the use of coffee on a project (although it's coffee abuse you know, to waste a such a precious resource!) and love the idea. It could be used on a card and sent out for Operation Write Home. Great idea.

Sandy Leigh said...

So beautiful - what a special gift! Gorgeous painting.

Crystal said...

This is lovely! I love the repitition of the girl on the outside and inside with the inside being so beautifully colorful! Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us this week!

Sue D said...

Fabulous--I like the coffee staining.

Janis said...

What a sweet little box!!! LOVE Phyllis' pretty stamp. Great tip on using coffee! Looking forward to your other projects this week!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
Candy coming soon at:
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Ruby said...

Beautiful project.

Gaylynn said...

Yay. So happy to see your fabulous mixed media art this week in GIU. This matchbox is beautiful and so meaningful. :)

Dawn Fields said...

Congrats on being the GIU girl this week! I love this box! It's beautiful!

Playing with Paper said...

Such a great idea and I decided I need this stamp! lol I just love the coffee idea too...... :) gonna have to try that.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

So glad you didn't miss your GIU week. I love your style and love seeing your projects. Fabulous project. TFS

Karenladd said...

Love how you've shown us the versatility of this stamp and combined it with sentiments from other sets too! Beautiful design and a wonderfully creative project!

Lucinde said...

Love her butterfly wings :)

Claire said...

Gorgeous altered box Tracy, you've created so many lovely projects with those fabby stamps (and the coffee lol) and this one is a real beauty!
Claire xx

Brandy Bowers said...

Oooo what a great little gift box idea! You are amazing with the different techniques.

KC said...

this is so lovely, I love that the same stamp is on front as inside...such a great idea!

Jodi C. said...

I have now looked at all of your FABULOUS UNITY (in reverse)....and your art is STUNNING....everything!! I have SO MUCH UNITY goodness from when they first started and have just started to pull it out to try some of your techniques...Thank you so much for your inspiration! If mine are close to half as good I will be happy!!! :)

Bev said...

These are wonderful projects thank you I'm excited...

Riette said...

You are so creative!!! Loving all the projects.

Julie Odil said...

Tracy, this is fantastic! Love the aged look. I must try this myself. You used the perfect stamp for a vintage look. Wonderful!