Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Growing in Unity
Unity Stamp Company

Day 2

Welcome back crafty friends.
Today is day 2 of the week long Growing in Unity Celebration on my blog.  
This week I will be sharing my projects with you using Unity Stamps.  I hope you follow along each day this week.
Stay with me all week and be in the chance to be the 2 lucky commenters that are announced, 2 winners of 25 Random Stamps from Unity Stamp Company.
The more you comment.. The better your chance at getting selected. Comment every day and that gives you 5 chances to win.
 As always make sure to check out their blog and Facebook page everyday.  There is a new GIU Girl every week you can follow along with as well as plenty of fun things and inspiration happening on Unity's blog and Facebook page

Today I wanted to share something different.  If you follow my blog or know me from Facebook or are just a friend you know I like to always throw a canvas project in the mix.  I love working on canvas because it is messy and after you create a work of art you can hang it on your wall for more inspiration.
I love Unity for so many reasons but one thing I like to point out is their positive quotes.  We all love the quirky and funny ones too.  But the positive ones are what always keep me going. 
So Today  I made an Art Canvas with one of their positive quotes I love.  I was so lucky to have a wonderful friend of mine send this stamp to me just because.  
Here is my project using "Should be right here" stamp from Unity.

I started with a 6X6 inch canvas.  
I gave it a good coat of Gesso, Gesso adds texture and also helps keep the paint or ink or even Gelato's from soaking into the canvas and keeps the bright colors right on top.
After the gesso dried I used my stencil from Heidi Swapp to add a background to my canvas.  I used ink pads and Dew drops for the color.  I used a dry baby wipe, you could use a rag or a sponge, to trace in my stencil.  I didn't worry about the stencil staying to much in place as it gives it a cool look as I faded to lighter colors. After I let the ink dry I again went around the edges to give it a distressed look.  Then around the sides.  Never forget your sides when coloring on canvas.  It gives it a better look than just white on the sides and fills it in with color better. 
Here is a more straight on photo.
After all the ink dried, I stamped the sentiment " Your are right where you should be" right on top.  Added a little bling from Prima to add a good eye line.
And Wah Lah!
This is going on my wall.  So I can look at it everyday to remind myself, I am where I should be right now.  It reminds me to keep going.  Keep growing and above all when I am suppose to be somewhere else.  I will be.  It all happens in time. 

I hope my project inspired you today. 
Dont forget to come back tomorrow for another great project.
And since it is Wednesday.  My project will also be over on the Unity blog.
You bet I have something special already planned out for that. 
Dont forget to leave a comment as I love hearing from all of you but also to be in the chance to win some neat stamps too. 
If you missed day 1 here is the link.  Makes sure you comment there too. 
I would love if you follow my blog too.
If you like what you see then dont be afraid to follow.
Supplies used: 
Unity Stamp: Should be right here.
6X6in. Canvas
Heidi Swapp Stencil
Prima: Say it in Crystals
Memento Dew Drops: Grape Jelly, Pear Tart, Sea Breeze.
Archival Brilliance: Pearlescent sky blue
Versafine Onyx black
Radiant Neon Electric Purple
Thanks for stopping by..


  1. BEAUTIFUL sentiment and FABULOUS canvas Amy!!!

    I have recently added some stencils to my stash and found your tutorial really helpful, I think you have given me the inspiration I needed to give them a workout => THANK YOU for sharing your tutorial, dimensions & ingredients too :)
    PS - I'm already a follower of your blog

  2. What a fun background you created on your canvas! Very pretty!

  3. Like the colors in the background. Great message!

  4. The colors are great. I need to branch out more and use stencils, etc.

  5. Great canvas, Amy. Love the colors & chevron stencil.

  6. You always do lovely work. Good sentiment too, hard to explain this to young people.

  7. Great stencil work, Amy! I love the sentiment you chose and thanks for the tip about inking around the edges of the canvas. Well done!

  8. Awesome Canvas! Love that sentiment.....perfect ♥

  9. Fab! Thanks for the great canvas working tips!

  10. I love the Chevron background and the two tones of color. And let me say.... You are suppose to be in CA....LOL

    1. Yes.. I am suppose to be in CA!!! I'm working on it... Hopefully soon.. Hopefully soon.

  11. I love seeing unity stamps on canvas! It's a nice change to showcase how versatile theu are! Thanks For sharing!

  12. Love it! Great inspiration piece for a wall! :) Thanks for sharing.

  13. I just love this; it's perfect! And I am wanting to try a canvas myself ...

  14. This is awesome. Love the colors and pattern.

  15. Lovely project,thanks for your tutorial it really help me a lot,since this hobby is practically new for me.I really want to learn more and more.The sentimental is great.

  16. Pretty background for your canvas!

  17. I always wondered how you prepare the canvas. Thank you so much for sharing this great tutorial and project.

  18. Great background for this inspiring verse.

  19. What a fabulous background! Love the sentiment focal! Great card!

  20. Klove the chevron's, great card

  21. Amazing project. Love to see what is next.

  22. Simple but striking. A lovely canvas. Yes, we should have more of our art on display to inspire us onward. I make mostly cards and they get sent or put in a drawer for later! Maybe I need to dig out some canvasses. TFS. Hugz

  23. Love this canvas! Thank you for all of tips you shared in making your creation!

  24. This is a very nice simple card. Love the colors.

  25. Awesome canvas! I need to work with stencils more!

  26. I love the way you used the stencil for your background and stamped the sentiment on top. A great inspiration every day!

  27. What a great idea, a canvas.. next birthday.. watch out.

  28. What a great message and canvas. Wise words. :)

  29. I'm glad you are not in CA!! Love your canvas!

  30. I'm glad you are not in CA!! Love your canvas!

  31. What great canvas! I love the Unity quotes too :)

  32. It's the perfect paper with the perfect sentiment! Lovely colors too. :)

  33. LOVE that fabulous stenciled background. Wonderful canvas. I like this sentiment stamp, too. I have only used mine for cards, but what a great idea using it for wall decor.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  34. Super fun mixed media project - I love the end result! :)


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