24 October 2011

Growing in Unity: Be Your Own Beautiful

Thrilled to be doing Growing in Unity this week!  I've been having a blast playing with my Unity stamps, whipping up some creations to share.  Today's premiere card is playing along with the All Things Unity Challenge 42 - BINGO (see the game card below) and SCS Hope You Can Cling To Challenge #13 - Butterflies of Hope. I did the left hand vertical row - mist, twine, buttons and die cuts.  Ok, so I have to admit, I've had mist lurking around my craft room for almost a year (I won it).  It periodically whispers to me "just do it - try me".  I have to say I've been scared of it's unpredictability and, now I know, for good reason.  It's a good thing I have a bulk package of white card stock because I went through a lot of it trying to get this card just right.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not scared of it because I'm a perfectionist (pretty random and spontaneous actually), it's because I am uncoordinated.  Uncoordinated is not good with mist.  I definitely have to do some more trials before I will be using it on a regular basis.  Ok, enough babbling... here's my card...




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Thanks for stopping by.  I'm really looking forward to having a fun week.  Hope you join me!
Glenda

Card details:
Be Your Own Beautiful - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps:  Unity Be Your Own, Love Always
Paper: white card stock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMagic Perfect Plumeria, Tattered Angels Pomegranate and Granite glimmer mist
Accessories: The Twinery Charcoal baker's twine, Basic Grey button, Butterflies Shapeabilities, Cuttlebug

27 comments:

  1. Beautiful first project. Love the butterfly.

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  2. love it... great misted butterfly..

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  3. It's gorgeous, Glenda. Well worth all of the paper you used to get to this point. I've found mist gets easier, the more you use it, so maybe the next time won't feel so rough.

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  4. Love these colors! Congrats on being the GIU!!

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  5. So cool! The misting is gorgeous--love that color on the butterfly and the grey is so subtle and pretty. I hope you use them again soon. I'm so glad you're the GIUer!

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  6. I find mists to be pretty intimidating, too! They just don't spray where I want them to go. But I think you managed to nail this--your misted butterfly is beautiful! Your GIU week is off to an awesome start, Glenda!

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  7. Girl you rocked the mist! I'm terrified of it too... love the twine detail.

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  8. Mist=mess in my mind - but looks fabulous on your card! And I love the lines on the right hand side - great detail.

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  9. Great job! I think the mist looks great on here!!!

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  10. I love this card! That sentiment is definitely a must have! I love how your butterfly turned out. I don't own any mist but am dying to try it.

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  11. beautiful card - love the butterfly.

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  12. LOVE this - fabulous butterfly!

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  13. This was perfectly misted. And misting does seem to present some challenges. I heard that 'vertical' misting is much easier..with fewer drips etc. I have to try misting some butterflies...great idea!

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  14. Nice! Funny how we get hung up on things sometimes. The results are fabby!

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  15. What a beautiful card and sentiment!


    Carol B
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  16. Great job with the misting! I have things in my stamp room I haven't used either... may even have some mists laying around! I'll have to break mine out and try them too!
    DeniseB

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  17. Very Pretty!! Love the misted butterfly!!

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  18. Love the clean and simple design of your card. I'm going to have to borrow your idea for a butterfly some day! Wonderful!!

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  19. Nice card simple and to the point!

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  20. Love the simplicity of this one! Great way to use misting.

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  21. Love your cards! Your butterfly came out beautiful!!

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  22. Great job! Your efforts with the mist paid off very well; I love the butterfly!! Congratulations on being this week's Growing in Unity lady!

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  23. the spray looks really cool on the butterfly. You have a great style.

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  24. The butterfly is beautiful! I have not experimented with misting yet! Luckily, I have not found any in a store near me...so this is good because I might have to buy them and I have so many other supplies I need to use! :-)

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  25. You did a fabulous job with the mists! They sure can be messy, but FUN! :) Thanks for playing with us at All Things Unity!

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