Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Growing In Unity Tuesday

Hello all!  Today I have a gift project for you.  I purchased this little decor item at the Dollar Tree with the intent of reworking it.  I live in a small town without a craft store, so I often make do with the little  craft section at Walmart and fun finds at the Dollar Tree until I get to a bigger town for craft stores.


I had intentions of removing the wooden heart and using the item as a blank canvas, but I was thwarted by some good glue.  That just made me get a little more creative!

After several coats of white paint, I had something resembling a blank canvas.  I stamped an image on the left and a sentiment on the heart.



With some Distress ink, I filled in around the image from First Love, First Hero, an awesome Unity Stamp Company set for Father's Day or for scrapbooking little girls and their dads.  Then I used embossing ink and powder to create clouds in the upper right with the clouds from this set, City of Love.

On the back/inside, I made a place to sign and write a special message, again using distress ink to match the front.



If the recipient wants to sit this on a desk, both sides are decorated.  If it's hung on a wall, this message is preserved for those times the canvas is taken down and moved.  

Have you made anything like a canvas with your stamps?  Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win Unity Stamp Company's generous grab bags of 25 stamps! 

29 comments:

  1. This is so awesome! I don’t think I would have thought to re-use an item like this. I’m a recycler and appreciate a repurposed item! And love how you did the heart for a message in the back. Great job!!

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  2. great job....great imagination

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  3. So creative! I love this upcycled idea!

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  4. I love your First Love card it is awesome. I just love your style, I do not make complicated cards and do not like a lot of extra embelishments on my cards you make them just like I love

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  5. Love Love Love this idea!!!! It turned out beautiful!!!!

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  6. What a great way to up cycle. I love your project.

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  7. So creative. Thanks for inspiring

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  8. One of my favorite images and a great one to use on your dollar store find.

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  9. Looks like a fun project! Love the sweet stamp you used!

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  10. What fun ! Crafters will make do with what they have. That’s part of the fun when being creative.

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  11. Wonderfully creative and lovely! The 'City of Love' kit is new to me. How could I have missed it after all the the hours I have perused the Unity Stamp site!?

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  12. Hi, What a fun project! I really enjoy making various kinds of canvases. Yours turned out, delightful.
    Thank you, Cindi

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  13. Too cute! I purchased some small canvas' after seeing the Unity Christmas ideas of stamping on them, but using the 'stand alone' frame is great. I would have worried the stamp wouldn't have come out clearly on the wood - looks awesome! plus of course a great choice of stamp and hidden place to write your note!

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  14. I love them all very creative! My favorite is First Love, First Hero.

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  16. I I want to go check out my dollar store to see if they have these. They are so cute. Father’s Day present . Score.

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  17. Love this idea. I have often wondering about altering the Dollar Tree decor.

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  18. What a lovely project! Way to not be thwarted by glue😁👍. Love your sky with the clouds!

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  19. How creative of you! I have also bought little wooden boxes like this with the intent to make a shadow box (and I will eventually!). I am blessed to have all the craft stores within a few miles of me so I have a bunch of canvas just waiting to be turned into a fun decorated piece like yours!

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  20. Great project, I love to decorate canvas or boxes!!

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  21. I am in the same boat...miles and miles away from a decent craft store. I am often forced to use what I have. There is no such thing as a quick run to the craft store. You are amazing with repurposing this! Amazing!

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  22. That about all my town has too,
    Wal-Mart & Dollar Tree.
    What a creative idea.
    Nice job.

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