Growing In Unity Day Five



Hello Crafty Friends and Welcome to my final Growing In  Unity Stamp Co. week. It has truly been an honor to share my creations with you. I hope you all have learned something new along the way and would visit me often to learn more tips and tricks. Be sure to come back on Saturday to see if your a luck winner.  

For today I wanted to do a layout. I've been taking this mixed media class with Studio Calico and they have so many amazing and creative mixed media artists and they have shared so much. So I thought that Unity Stamp Co. Layers of Life Kit {spring inspired march 2014} would be perfect for the look I wanted. I started out by using clear gesso. I spread gesso all over my page. Next I begin by wetting the stamp with a paint brush and water and using my Neocolor II crayons in Yellow and  Olive I traced the outline of the sunflower stamp. Wetting the stamp first gives me a wet pallet. What I love about the NeocolorII is that they work great wet or dry. I wanted them to go on like a wet paint  this is the reason for wetting the stamp first. I really love how the sunflowers have that water color look. For the center of each flower I went in with my Mr. Huey's water paint. I could find the color I wanted in the Neocolor II so I mixed some dusty red and  light bright together to give me the center of my flowers.  After creating my flowers I used some modeling paste to create my title "SUN FLOWER" and the chevrons on the side of my page. I went over my title with same Neocolor II in Olive. Once everything dried I went to embellish around my photo using stickers and flair buttons from Studio Calico: Hello Forever and Badges. The arrow is a chip board element from Close To My Heart. I inked this arrow with  Mister Huey's Desert Mists. The string is a piece of string that I found hinging from one of my kids shirt. I changed the color by using Tim Holtz Distress Pain: Salty ocean. I thought it would be perfect to bring out my background sky I created using my Neocolor II  Light Blue and a border using Neocolor II Brown. I later went back and add splatters of Mister Huey's Desert Mist. 

Wow I've never talked this much about one layout. lol 
Here's my mixed mead layout:


Here's a close up of my flowers and embellishments


Again "THANK YOU" all for your wonderful comments.
 I'm truly greatful and honored to be your GIU girl this week. 
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Comments

Unknown said…
Stunning! I adore the background you created! Wonderful water color look! Thanks for a fun and inspiring GIU week!
Mandi said…
This is lovely!! I have really enjoyed all of your projects this week AJ :) I am a new follower of your blog :)
Migdalia said…
It is just Beautiful....
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
*Crafting With Creative M*
Kris said…
This is an awesome project AJ. Love how you've tied the background using that kit to the photo. Beautiful.
Donna K said…
AJ…I really loved each project you shared this week, but there's something about Sunflowers that melt my heart. This is a gorgeous page! So many beautiful colors and layers here. Thanks for inspiring us this week. I hope your weekend is wonderful!
Denise Bryant said…
Beautiful page! I love the sunflower stamp and the watercolor look you created! Very pretty!
I've enjoyed your GIU week, AJ! Thanks for sharing with us!
Gaylynn said…
Wow, the flowers look amazing in the background. I think they are perfect to accent your photo. Congrats again AJ on your GIU week. :)
Cynthia said…
Beautiful layout, AJ. Love the texture and the water colored flower. Thanks for sharing with us this week!
Ruby said…
Lovely layout. Great projects this week. TFS
sharon g said…
The wood background is great with the flowers. I LOVE how you made the flowers so soft. What a great look.
Crystal said…
Very pretty layout! I love that sunflower cluster background!
Rachel said…
amazing project! the flowers look so pretty. congrats on a fantastic week :)
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com
Beautiful background. Very inspiring week, An'Jenic.
Absolutely stunning! Love it!
Waving My Wand said…
Wowza! Way to end your week with a big bang! Love!
Berina RGA said…
wow!! amazing!! beautiful layout!! love the background you have created!! very pretty!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie
Diane Jaquay said…
WOW, this is gorgeous! Love the stamped background, the sunflowers are beautiful!
Angie C. D. said…
Wow! Very creative. Love the flowers.
Karenladd said…
Wow AJ, this is so beautiful! All the fancy stamping and texture make for a work of art!
Linda said…
Very inspiring and pretty!
SHartl said…
Gorgeous project and wonderful use of the stamps! Loving the sunflowers!
JustYolie said…
Oh my!! Those sunflowers are GORGEOUS!!! Well done my friend!
StampNK said…
this is one beautiful project AJ! The sunflowers are so amazing and unique!
Dawn Fields said…
Gorgeous layout! Beautiful stamping!
Sue D said…
wow--this turned out awesome. I love sunflowers.
Amy E said…
Wow, you are REALLY learning A LOT about mixed media! Awesome! And good job this week!!!!
Unknown said…
Sunflowers are some of my favorite. YOu did a fantastic job stamping them with the Neocolors. They are beautiful!
Anonymous said…
Wow! This really turned out beautiful! Hugs~Patti
Corrie said…
WOW that was stunning turned out great
Miwa said…
Wow, great project! :)

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