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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Unity FWF 30

Happy Friday everyone!

I hope you all had a great week and have some exciting things planned for the weekend?! Hopefully a little crafting time for yourselves as well. :)

Today in another Unity FWF day, and I have something a little different than I usually do.
I did this canvas piece for my daughter's office. This poem was written by a patient and published in their newsletter. She asked if I could do something with it so that they could display it for their patients to read .She works in an area were they have oncology and outpatient treatment clients and many deal with this subject at different times. The subject being depression.
This is what I came up with. There were things that I wanted to add, like some bling ;), but my daughter wanted it very simple....that was kind of hard for me to do!...I mean, I like ribbon and bows and pearls and rhinestones and .......well you get the picture!

Anyway, let me get to it...this canvas was done using Glimmer Mist screens, glimmer mist, Claudine Hellmuth acrylic paints (Studio) and Tim Holtz distress inks and paint daubers.
My Unity stamps were used with the acrylic paints and VersaMagic ink in Magnolia Bud.
The Unity stamps I used were the Flourish from the Artist in You and the flower is Delicate Wildflowers from Donna Downey's collection. That stamp is HUGE! it is on a wood slide and it is very large. Hopefully you can see the full height of the flower on the background of the poem, I stamped it there in the VersaMagic magnolia bud. I also used it on the canvas stamped with the acrylic paint in blank canvas with a touch of sky blue in the blossom. The flourish is stamped using traditional tan.
The butterfly and the other flourish are the glimmer mist screens.

For the poem, I stamped the flower first and then ran it thru the printer.
It is hard to see, but I used the Crafters Companion top scorer to add embossing around the poem to give it a border, then distressed the edges slightly with the Tim Holtz distress tool and used antique linen distress ink on the edges.
It is mounted on prismatics card stock and those edges were distressed as well. On the corners I used some dew drops.( the only bling I could get away with! ;) )
If you click on the top photo I think it will enlarge enough so that you can read the poem.
If not and you would like a copy just let me know and I can e-mail it to you.
I hope you like this, and would really love to know what you think.
Have not done anything like this before, so I guess you could say it is part of the "journey"!
Have a great weekend,
Blessings and Hugs,

P.S. My 20% off sale is continuing on my {ipptiy} stamps! Just send me an e-mail at , I would love to help you out!


  1. WOW!!!! What a gorgeous piece of art - I am speechless. I am sure your daughter is going to love this and it will look spectacular at her office. What a great way to preserve and display the peom. You should be very proud of this!!! TFS!

  2. mary this is great oh my gosh yesterday was my first day here now im back to find another great piece ok ill have to follow you im loving your stuff.LOL!!!

  3. This is lovely Mary! I'm sure it will look beautiful in your daughter's office.

  4. Really great! I think it has wonderful details in such a subtle, meaningful way.

  5. What a wonderful creation for your daughter. Beautiful!

  6. Oh, very pretty! I'm sure it will bless those who see it!

  7. beautiful work of art-what a great project for the patients, mary! happy weekend:)

  8. this is absolutely gorgeous! you did a phenomenal job! :-)

  9. Wow, Mary! This is so beautiful and I love all the details you gave us...simply a beautiful piece of art!

  10. Just beautiful ~ the embossing is the perfect touch!