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Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Grand Finale for Growing In Unity!!!

This week has been fantastic! I have tried to give you all and Unity my best work, and I have loved every minute of it! This last project is one of my favorites.
I had this very inexpensive, very plain, canvas tote bags. I decided to attempt to channel my inner Donna Downey for this one. She rocks! I painted the bag with acrylic paint, and painted the edges darker.
I stamped Unity's Worn Grid as a background for the flowers with SU white craft ink, then Purely Entwined, a Unity stamp by Donna Downey, in navy. I also stamped the verse from Donna Downey's Unity set "She" in navy. First I smeared some SU craft white ink in the area I wanted to stamp on.

It was ok, but not quite what I wanted. So on went the Primas! First I sprayed them with white Smooch spray for a little shimmer. If I'm going for it I may as well go all the way eh? I figured I should add some real bling, so I added these gorgeous rhinestones, Lush from My Minds Eye.
I added some pearls also.

The top of the bag looked naked, so I added some plain twill, some leaf ribbon, teeny flowers, and more rhinestones.

The verse wasn't showing up like I wanted it to, so I went over it with a Sakura Stardust pen. That made it worse, so I went over that with a black Sharpie pen. It worked great, and you could still see the shimmer from the Stardust pen.

So here's the final product! I must say I loveth it! I will probably add some more to it over time, and I do have to finish the back. I'll show the progress on that as I finish it.
Thank you for sharing this week with me! I appreciate all of the comments! Don't forget, your names will be put into a drawing for a prize from Unity on Saturday. Check back for that ;)
I kind of forgot, this is for Unity Friends with Flair too! Next up in the hop is Angie Blom's blog. She's pretty awesome! Enjoy!

27 comments:

StampinCathy

OMGOSH! This is just awesome. Love all the details and Unity you used. Donna Downey would be proud. Thanks for all the inspiration this week.

Christina

Toni, I can honestly say that I looks to be your best work :) VERY pretty, very detailed, and Very Toni ♥ Super cute!!! Love it :)

Bogner's

Seriously fabulous bag! Love all those flowers! So fun!

marinemomof2

AWESOME TONI ! I love your work !

JPScraps

This tote is GORGEOUS!!

Michelle

This is gorgeous!!

Stampvanwinkle

TONI!!!! Oh MY this is just awesome. You totally ROCKTH!!! I love this girl. May I say AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

stampjourney

Amazing! I just love the way this turned out! Thanks for sharing such great inspiration this week!

Anne

FANTASTIC!!

Savannah O'Gwynn

WOW--those flowers are FAB! LOVE it! Great week of GIU!!

My Angel

Stunning!! This is so beautiful!!

Linda

Awsome flowers so preety!

Gwen

Amazing project!

Carol

Awesome! What a beautiful creation and it sounds like you had fun making it!

Carol B
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Handmade Creations by Stephanie

OMG this is fabulous!!!!Great Job!!!!

lynn

what a great project to end your week, toni! this is adorable, and i'm so going to try this! tfs!

Bev's Wild Adventures

Oh Toni...this is so awesome!!! I love it.

Jen

WOW TONI! This is a fabulous project...I love the colors and the how the flowers 'pop'! The details of the stamps turned out awesome and the bling and pearls gave a nice touch...omg, this is truly F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S!!! What a spectacular ending to your GIU week...you had your inspiration mojo hard at work..thanks for sharing all your talent!

Lori

This is just fabulous! Love all of the elements and details.

marilyn

Your inner Donna Downey rocks!! Fabulous bag!

Regina

Stunning! And such a clever idea -- I have a few canvas bags that could definitely use some Unity love - thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Carisa

omgosh, that is STUNNING!!! Wowee, beautiful.

jo

Stunning Toni!!1

Pamela

This is awesome!!! :)

Martha

wow, so amazing!!

Christi Snow

Wow! This is simply stunning! Utterly fabulous work...smiles!

foursenuff

Like the bag. Cute idea!