Friday, April 10, 2015

Growing in Unity
Unity Stamp Company
Day 5

Welcome my crafty friends.
Today is my final day for my GIU week.
I honestly am sad that it has already come to an end.
But I know I will be called upon again to have another week to share all my projects with you as a GUI girl.

I do want to give a big shout out to Unity and all the ladies there.
Thank you for asking me to create this week.
I has been a pleasure.
Thank you for your daily inspiration and your positive Support!

This week I have been sharing my projects with you using Unity Stamps. 

Stay with me all week and be in the chance to be the 2 lucky commenters that is 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
If you have not commented on my blog this week, please go back and see what I have been sharing and dont forget to comment as there is a chance to win some awesome goodies from Unity Stamp Company.
My creation today is something I have wanted to do for a while now and just haven't found the right time to do it.  
Today I am using 2 stamps from Unity
"Marah Freedom" and "Dream big."
Here is my project. 
 I have adored Shadow box's ever since I was a little girl.
My parents had one hanging on the wall in our hallway and I used to just stand there and stare at it.
Taking in every aspect it shared.
I was one of those things that mesmerized me.
So I am happy to be sharing my very first one with you. 
I started out by choosing, cutting, and attaching my papers to the back of the openings.  Then I started stamping my images.
I stamped the wings on an old page from a book,
then added some tears and some distressed edges.
I used a wooden tag for the next stamp.
I colored it using Tim Holtz in black.
After it dried I stamped the butterflies in a pearl blue. 
From there, It all just kinda flowed. 

I dug in my stash to find anything I could use to put in the shadow box.  It took me a while to finally place everything.
I moved little pieces around so many times so I could see how it would look with different shapes together. 
The fun things about shadow box's are that it doesnt matter what you use.  You can have a theme, for example I have seen a few all about sewing.
You can mix and match things. 
Each space can tell its own story or just a part of one. 
Anything, as long as it is small enough to fit can be placed in the spaces. Wether it is metal, wood, fabric, plastic etc.
Here is another close up
I do believe I may add some more goodies to this one as I relocate items that just fit.
I may even just start another one and leave this as is.
But there will be more.
I hope you too have or will get to try to create your own Shadow box one day.
Supplies used:
Unity stamps: Marah Freedom by Marah Johnson and Unity & 
                       Dream Big
Pattern papers: Glitz Design
                          Fancy Pants - The good life collection
                          Authentique - Lovely collection
                                               - Hope collection
Prima: Brads
K & C Company: Brads
Industrial CHIC : Pendant
Creative Embellishments: Chipboards
Pebbles: clothes pin
7 gypies: Gypsy Cork Trading cards
And a lot of finds from my stash.
Thank you for stopping by.
Make sure you leave those comments.
Today is the last day and winners will be selected THIS WEEKEND. 
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There is always something going on over there.
  Unity's wonderful blog  Here.
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All of you are AWESOME




  1. Love it! So cool! I've been wanting to do one of these too. Thanks so much for the inspiration! :)

  2. Your shadow box is really cool! So much to see! Great job!

  3. Love your project because it's so original,unique,creative and outstanding.Thanks for a wonderful week.Many blessings.

  4. I remember that shadow box. I remember Mom making it. I think she would be tickled to know your remember it. I love all of your different elements you added. Great job this week.

  5. The week goes by too quickly! Thanks for sharing. I love shadow box projects. Haven't made one in ages!...and its a great way to use unity stamps!

  6. Oooh, love that shadow box! The stamp sets you used are just perfect and so artsy and vintage! Great addition of the embellishments too!

  7. What an awesome project finale!!! Wow... this is fabulous!!! Love how all the wonderful elements you included work together. Just fantastic!!!! Thanks for sharing all your terrific projects with us.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  8. Great shadow box! Thanks for sharing!

  9. That's sooo fab! I, too have wanted to do one of these for ages... thanks for the inspiration - maybe I'll get to it sooner now! : )

  10. Such a fun shadow box - great GIU week!! :)

  11. WOW! This is a FANTASTIC shadowbox! LOVE every element!!! ♥

  12. The sparkly butterflies are so very pretty. I like them against the black.

  13. This shadow box is an awesome project. Thanks for sharing all your work this week with us.

  14. Great project! I have also wanted to make a shadow box, but have not yet. Maybe one day.

  15. What a great project. Each panel is wonderful. What a treasure.

  16. I have a shadow box too... trying to decide on a theme to use for it! Thanks for the ideas and inspiration... maybe it'll get me going!
    Thanks for a fun GIU week! I've enjoyed your creations!

  17. this is so awesome..thanks for all the inspiration this weed. So many ideas!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Very creative--I like how you filled up this shadow box.

  19. FABULOUS shadowbox Amy!!!
    Each window looks so pretty, especially your butterflies, netting & anchor. It looks like so much fun to create and it is lovely that yours brings so many sweet memories along with it - thank you for sharing :)

  20. Beautiful project. Love the butterfly tag.

  21. Beautiful project. Love the butterfly tag.

  22. Great shadow box. So much to look at. Thanks for sharing this week. Hugz

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  24. I Absolutely love your shadow box collage! WHOOT WHOOT I'm so excited! Thanks for the win!!!!


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