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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Alone With You Travel Journal & FIRST EVER! Unity Stamp Co. GIU Blog Hop!!

Hello and welcome to the Hi~Notes stop on the GIU Blog Hop!!

I have a travel Journal for you today that came about by divine accident!!!  I have been loving the "galaxy" background technique that I learned on the faceBook.com Unity Show & Tell page ~ if you go there your sure to find all kinds of things that inspire you ~ search "galaxy" to see lots of amazing galaxy posts!   

 In teaching the resist technique to my 4H club with watercolors and white heat embossing, I used the lacy stamp from the Bohemian Backgrounds to demonstrate for the girls, but mine turned out terrible! For some reason I just didn't like anything about it! I added color - lots of  color - Still a miss!!  It'd been on my table for a couple of weeks and then  it occurred to me to rub black on it and turn it into a galaxy!!!  I loved it but no project in mind.  Again it stayed for another week, resurfacing now & then! 

The surfer girl from "...The Unknown Path" landed on it by chance yesterday & EUREKA!

So a little fussy cutting and layering later this is what I came up with!  It went from being a card to being a wall hanging to being a travel journal!!  The best part for me was finding the sentiment! 

I have seen the sky like this (well almost!) It is so vast and brilliant and I feel so small.  I wanted to convey that feeling so this project is a full 12 tall!! When I read this sentiment from "...And For A Moment"  all I could think of is this was how it felt to stand there under the firmament surrounded by God.  I even got tears in my eyes & I knew it was the right one :)  The fish is a freehand along with the shadow of JESUS behind the sentiment.  I did it both ways but I really liked the way the shading was actually my lord and savior right there on the card :)

Well I'd planned for this to be a short post but . . . Thanks for stopping by, leave a comment on my blog as well as on everyone elses in the hop for the chance at some fun prizes from Unity Stamp Co! 
You can also view it in the following challenges:  Time Out Challenges, Word Art Wednesday, & Fashionable Stamping Challenge
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Don't forget to visit all of the great ladies in our hop and leave them a little love for your chance to win

Lisa Bedigian

Laura Visser Andreson
Kathryn Belmonte

Helen Bisesi
Naomi Hanson

Carly Phillips
Judy Markowitz
Deirdre Smith

Guadalupe Galvis

Laura Mooney
Karen Nofziger
Aimee Phillips

Wendy Falk  YOU ARE HERE!!





41 comments:

  1. Fabulous background for the surfer girl, Wendy!

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  2. I love this vast night sky feeling. Beautifully done Wendy.

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  3. Thanks ladies, good luck & enjoy the hop!!!

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  4. Like this technique and the idea of the Galaxy is fin.

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  5. So beautiful! Love the Galaxy. Proof that ugly ducklings could turn out to be the most beautiful swan!

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  6. WOW!!! The way you put those two looks together for your beachy/galaxy card is amazing!!

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    1. Thanks Lisa :) It's so much fun stamping, isn't it :)

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  7. Stunning!! I love the sky and such a beautifully put together card. Love! Love! Love!

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  8. Great save for that background....the completed card is wonderful!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  9. I love this technique! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Gorgeous Art! I was seriously considering that surfer girl stamp with this purchase but decided to wait. You just made me regret that decision....there will always be a next time. The sentiment is perfect too.

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  11. What a unique way to use those stamps, I would haven't thought of using them together. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. There are not sufficient words to convey my love for this. It's just out of this world.

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    1. Thanks!! I love it when projects touch a heart <3

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  13. What cool projects! Your sky and personal comments remind me of when I look out where i live and get a glimpse of how big God is and how small I am. :)

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    1. I feed lambs at 2am and am often overwhelmed by the vastness and sheer number of stars. We live in the mountains so the sky is really dark and the stars are incredible. Nice when someone can relate to what I'm feeling <3 Thanks!!

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  14. (standing applauds) That's all I can say. Well done!

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  15. Beautiful scene you created. Thanks for sharing

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  16. Thanks again ladies!! I hope your having fun hoppin' !!

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  17. WOW! This is amazing! I love the girl on the beach in a night sky. and the sentiment is perfect! Love the fish and the name "Jesus" behind it. This creation was so divinely inspired :) Thanks for sharing with us!

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  18. Love the card. Need to try this.

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  19. Your surfing scene is quite magical with that super background and sky, many thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    B x

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  20. Just beautiful. I need to try this technique.

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  21. Ooohhh... this is beautiful! Love your night sky with this sweet scene! Awesome coloring and details!

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  22. Wow, this is stunning!!! Love the background, fabulous!!

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  23. That is a wow cool background. Hugz

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  24. What a detailed project and cool background, well done! Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

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  25. Great make with a magical background.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  26. Wow, what a fantastic beach scene and the colours so beautiful

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  27. the surfer girl on the beach is amazing.....

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  28. I'm already dreaming of having a medallion to use for that night sky. Beautiful!

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  29. Love it! I love how you turned something you didn't like around. Wonderful!

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  30. WOW!! Your project is GORGEOUS!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenge this fortnight. I hope to see you again. :o)
    Milka GDT

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  31. I just started playing with the same stamp a hour ago and also used resistance. I may have to consider greatly your idea. Hmmm. You card turned out beautifully.

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    1. Thanks! Hope you'll have lots of fun, I'll be watching for you to post it ;)

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  32. Hi Wendy, what a great scene. The card ist wonderful.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Greetings Carola

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