Monday, January 30, 2017

GIU Day 1

Good  morning!
Today I am sharing with you my Gratitude Journal.  It was a regular composition book that I decided to decorate.  I used some packing paper to cover the front and wrinkled it up to give a distressed look and added some acrylic paint for color.  I then stamped the Love banner and added Ranger Glossy Accents to it and then stamped and embossed the flower and birds from the Unity KOTM December 2016 (https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/always-been-you-kom-1216/ ).  I added some pearl accents to the flower and attached a fabric flower and washi tape to the left side.  I honestly wasn’t sure how it would all turn out but that is the fun with mixed media!



Please comment below and let me know what you think!  There will be 2 random winners picked from the comments on my blog for the week to win 25 stamps from Unity!  Come back tomorrow and see what fun project I will share!
Naomi

53 comments:

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    1. Thank You! I love composition books for their multipurpose use!

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  2. Very nice! Love how colorful it is!

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  3. What a fabulous way to decorate your journal! Congratulations on being a GIU gal this week! :)

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    1. Thank You! I am so excited to be a GIU gal!

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  4. Congrats on your GIU week!
    Beautiful journal cover! I love the colors and textures! Love that pretty flower and the sweet birds from the KOTM you used!

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    1. Thank you so much! It was fun finding items to add in my stash!

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  5. This is so beautiful! Thanks for showing me another way to use my beloved Unity stamps :)

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    1. Thank You and you are welcome! It's fun to think about them differently other than just cards!

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  6. This is quite beautiful! I love the color, and the texture from the crinkled paper is pretty cool!

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    1. Thank You! It was fun crinkling it and seeing what the effect would be!

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  7. Just love this. Someday I'll step out of the box and give this a try!

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    1. Thank You! It was easy to do. Just take small steps and take your time. It took me a couple days to do.

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  8. Wow!! Beautiful! I have always shied away from mixed media, but this is very inspirational. I love the embossed shine on the stamping

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    1. Thanks! It is so fun doing mixed media and it's a great learning experience.

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  9. Beautiful colors, the purple is so vivid and the gold looks great against it!! This kit is my first Kit of the Month kit and I'm quite fond of the stamps, too!! :D

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    1. Thank You! This was my first kit and I love the stamps!

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  10. I think it's very pretty! Love the colors. I just made a mixed media canvas a couple days ago thinking I had no idea how it would turn out, but I was just going to play with it. It was fun and I love how it turned out. Looking forward to the rest of your week.

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    1. Thank you so much! I want to try a mixed media canvas so that is next on my list!

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  11. Very pretty. I am not into the journal trend, but that is a beautiful cover for one.

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    1. Thank You! I like how I can personalize it and make it my own.

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  12. Yo make me want to journal!!!!

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  13. I love mixed media and this is awesome!

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  14. Naomi --I am so wanting to journal and mix media but have not gotten there...thank you for inspiring me a little bit closer.Even cooler because I have the KOM! Looking forward to spending the week with you!

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    1. Thank You! I took the leap and this was my first one. Just jump in and do it. It is so much fun!

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  15. This is really awesome!! The cover you created makes the stamps pop.

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  16. Naomi I love your journal cover!! Love the distressed look

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  17. So creative! I love that you aren't afraid to experiment! Great use of color!

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  18. This is awesome!!! Love that you repurposed the paper!!!

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  19. I have never tried mixed media, but your creation is so beautiful! Happy GIU week!

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  20. Love the mix media...I am starting to dabble into it myself ~ Wynne

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  21. Ooh, I really like the texture you were able to create!

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