Thursday, 10 September 2009

>>> Growing In Unity - Day 4 <<<



For today, I will be showcasing some a la carte stamps that I had purchased from Unity (which I fell in love with!) I spied a set of hanging frames in my lounge that needed a revamp. The frames were from Ikea and I put them up when I first moved in, using a cut-off sheet from a wallpaper as a picture. They were beginning to look rather dated so one afternoon, took them down and work my magic on them.

The wooden frame was given a lick of paint from Tim Holtz crackled paint. Then it was randomly stamped. Stamped a couple of images from Unity Shine On! set, coloured using Promarkers and then adhered them onto the frame.

The Love Is Everything image complimented this particular frame.

Finally, the Love Is In The Air images added the special touch to it.

Here's an overall look of the hanging frames! I'm glad I've given it a facelift as it was time!


Last nite, I spent some time playing with a recent release Unity stamp set, Bright and Merry Winter Wishes. With Christmas not too long away and knowing how I always somehow run out of Xmas cards, I decided to try and do some cards in advance. Can't say I'm a fan of Xmas cards as I find it rather tedious, replicating them so I do try and vary the designs. I do get bored churning out similar cards umpteen times!

I do like to stay away from traditional colours of Xmas.

Here's another softer approach to it. The Poinsettia comes from Hodge Podge of Happiness set.

I always make Xmas cards for my boys' classmates but instead of cards, I prefer giving them tags. They are far more useful than cards which tend to be thrown away. Here's a couple of prototypes. Made them simple, bearing in mind that these have to be replicated 60 times!

The background was misted with Shimmerz Spritz. Again, did them in different colours, no guessing which goes to a gal/guy!

Thanks for dropping by. Appreciate all your comments. Have a great day! TTFN!

16 comments:

Suz said...

Wow you have really pulled out all the creativity stops this week - thanks for all the inspiration!

~amy~ said...

gorgeous Unity projects!!!!

StampinCathy said...

Now this is so creative and inspiring. I just love how you used the UNITY stamps on your projects.

Emma said...

great job on those frames Audrey, I might have to give something like this a try!

jan farnworth said...

love the christmas cards i been eyeing this set trying to decide if i need more christmas stamps. thanks for sharing such great projects.

Rachel said...

beautiful projects!

Lori said...

Love your projects today! Especially those cute little frames! Thanks for the inspiration!

Gwen said...

Great stuff!! Especially like your holly jolly Christmas card! Very pretty!

Ravengirl said...

Love to see the non-traditional Christmas cards! I'm a fan of them, as well as not making tons of the same Christmas card to hand out!

Angie's Scrappin Spot said...

wow.. these are amazing, you have been very busy. I love every project!! will have to try some of these.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

WOW! Great Unity projects! You have been a busy girl! :)

chickadee3357 said...

Awesome hanging frames. My favorite from today is definitely the tags! I love them! Love the shimmerz spritz and all the pretty stamps you used and the touch of ribbon.

JazzyH said...

Very nice!

ANAT S said...

Wow
wonderful project!!!!

Monika in VA said...

Those frames are so well done! And I love the non-traditional xmas colors! Esp. the blue poinsettia!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fabulous work!!! Love your choice of colors!