Friday, September 30, 2011

Growing In Unity Day 5

Hello Friends,

I can't believe it's friday all ready!!! Where did the time go? I have a few projects up my sleeve today..The first is a mixed media project that has been sitting on my desk for a while begging me to complete it! LOL I took Christy Tomlinson's She Art Workshop this past summer...It was awesome to say the least. This girl has been sitting on my desk since then waiting for the finishing touches..

I used paper and lots of layers of paint to create the wonderful background..I also used my Cricut! I used a background from Cindy Loo Cartridge and cut it to fit the canvas using my Gypsy. I then used it as a stencil! I sprayed Burnt Red Glimmer Mist over top of it and let it dry.
Now onto the final touches..First the heart and wings..They are from the Tim Holtz Grungeboard plain elements. I painted then then inked part of a stamp onto the center of the heart. I adhered the heart and wings to the canvas with Ranger's Glossy Accents. Then the rubon fun begins!! After applying all the rubons I could stand I decided to stamp my sayings..I used Unity's Something Within stamp set..LOVE the sayings on these stamps..Here's a trick to getting crisp stamp images in the middle of the canvas..take 2 blocks and stack them under your canvas. Line them up where you want to stamp and you now have a sturdy surface to stamp against!!

Now onto my last layout for you using the same stamp set.. First I must tell you why I chose the saying I did for this page..2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk bt FAITH not by sight.
My daughter, Faith was named after Hebrews 11:1 Now Faith is the substance hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. I was told in my early 20's after having an ovary and  half of the other due to large dermoid cysts  that the likely hood of me having children was slim!  Nearly 10 years later when I got married God answered my prayers..I was pregnant with a girl..20 weeks into the pregnancy I found out that I had another large cyst on my ovary and the Doctors told me I had to have surgery NOW!
 Once again I turned to God and with his help decided to wait..the surgeon who did the fist surgery told me he was surprised that I was pregnant and that the cysts unless they grew too large would in no way harm my little girl! So after much trials and faith in God that everything would be ok, I gave birth to Faith Marie on my due date, Oct. 8, 2002. I know that it was my faith in God that not only blessed me with Faith but 5 years later, Emilee. The Doctors were wrong for sure!!
I chose the stamp for the underlying meaning it has for me and for my daughter..She always loves hearing the story of why I named her Faith and that she is named for a Verse in the Bible! 

Supplies used:

Pattern Paper ~ Fancy Pants Designs ~ Traditions ~ Stars & Holly
Red and Green CS ~ Bazzill Basics
Journal box ~ Fancy Pants Designs ~ Tradition Cards
Silver Stars ~ American Girl Glitter Stickers
Title ~ EK Success ~ Sticko Sweetheart script silver
3" scallop Circle punch ~ Fiskars
ribbon border Punch ~ Fiskars 
Ribbon ~  Unk.
Tag ~ American Girl

Well that is all I have ! I can't believe the week has flown by! I will pick a winner tomorrow morning so be sure to comment! I appreciate all the kind words this week..I hope I gave you some inspiration and showed you just how versatile  Unity stamps can be!


  1. You are blessed. I adore your mixed media
    project and your daughter is adorable...
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Awesome story and cutest layout! My daughter had 4 American Girl dolls, and she is now a mother of a 1 year old daughter herself. She will be passing on her dolls to her own little girl! This is a reminder for me to do a scrapbook layout about daughter's American Girl dolls too!

  3. Oh, these projects are wonderful! I can't get over how fabulous your mixed media creation is. I'm going to try something like that soon! Thanks for all of the fantastic inspiration this week as our GIU gal. :)

  4. Your art canvas is so beautiful and I love the story about your daughter's name! Mixed media is something I have been reluctant to try but your tip about stamping on canvas makes it less scary!!

  5. These are wonderful.. I love your mixed media art.. I totally want to try this.. :) your "she" is wonderful... I love your layout too.. That's so sweet as to why you named her Faith:) Great GIU week.. you did such a wonderful job.. thanks so much for the chance to win! HUGS

  6. Wow... great wrap up to your GIU week! I love both of these projects. The mixed media project is terrific! Very creative! And the layout is beautiful!

  7. What a great post! God is great and good! I love that stamp set too. Great idea to use blocks under a canvas...I'll use that idea for sure!

  8. WOW--gorgeous layout and mixed media project! Love your story and the verse you shared. Happy weekend!

  9. I love how your canvas turned out!

    I didn't know that story about your daughters! Totally made me well up with tears. God is so good!!