Thursday, September 23, 2010

Hip Hop Flip Flop

Are you ready for some fun???? The {ippity} and Unity DT's have eagerly been awaiting this day. You'll notice a little something different today....our teams have done a flip flop. Unity will be using {ippit} and {ippty} will be using Unity. This was a brain child of Karen, I believe, during summer CHA! We all thought is was a brilliant idea and had some fun with these great stamps.




Flip Flop Hip Hop



I was super excited to get my hands on one of the Melody Ross kits. I chose the newest scrapbook kit, One Precious Life... and instead of using it for scrapping, I decided to do a little home decor piece. I was sooo inspired by the amazing Leslie Langdon (everything that girl does is gorgeous!) and her use of glimmer mist. I finally got my hands on some and also decided to finally work with canvas. I picked up a few of these 5x5 canvas squares at Micheal's and altered one.





It was really easy and a fairly quick project, aside from waiting for different steps to DRY! It's the one thing I hate about altered projects-waiting for things to dry! LOL! The end result is always worth the wait, and it is the best advice I can give when doing projects like this... Don't rush to end product. Plan ahead and give yourself time to work step by step-letting things DRY.

First step was to spray my canvas piece and my tag with glimmer mist. Set this aside (I let it go over night) and come back to it, to then stamp. I used some Tim Holtz Distress ink (the ink will run if you stamp first and then mist-at least if it is not fully dried...so again...have some patience!) and the green ink was a hybrid ink-ripe avocado. I attached the twill (which was also spritzed with glimmer mist-such a cool effect) with scor-tape and covered each of the cs pieces with Modge Podge (any multi-media adhesive will work). I used it both as an adhesive and as a protective cover for my cardstock.

I love that this has a vintage, distressed look-helps make it so everything doesn't have to be so neat and perfect. A smudge here or there with ink, actually adds more character to the piece. I just love this and can't wait to hang it on my wall. That quote is sooo inspirational!
Maria is up next. If you get lost along the way head on back to the Unity blog.


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26 comments:

  1. This is one stunning project. I just love the look of all this creative and inspiring MOJO on the canvas.

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  2. Lisa, this is gorgeous!!! Beautiful beautiful!

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  3. beautiful canvas. I love the sentiment.

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  4. I love using tags on cards and your vintage creation is just lovely!

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  5. Love your vintage-y looking tag and card. Fabulous card!

    lisa a.

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  6. Worth the wait for sure!!!!! I'm so happy I have everything I need to make this...even the canvas :) FABBY!!!!!!!

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous!
    I want to run out and make something now :)

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  8. LOVE the soft color palette you used and that TAG is gorgeous!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING Lisa!!

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  9. WOW this is just gorgeous. I love the set of stamps and what you did on canvas is a amazing Lisa.. I love it!!

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  10. Wonderful project. The colors and the sentiment are great. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. oh my gosh, this is gorgeous!!! it really is so fun to stamp on these canvases. great idea with the mod podge, i will have to try that next time. and shoot, now i need more glimmer mist! hehe

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  12. Girlie, this IS one amazingly gorgeous decoration...you are inspiring me to get a few of these canvas pieces to play with!!! Love it!!!

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  13. Wow! Beautiful! I have a couple canvases waiting so thanks for your post!

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  14. Hi Lisa,

    Love it! Th colors are very pretty and what wonderful stamps!!! Like it a lot!

    Hugs, Wendy

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  15. OH MY, Lisa--this is STUNNING! Just love love love these colors and that ribbon.....I just love all your creations:) You are so amazing--amaZING! LOVE it!

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  16. I love how you used the One Precious Life set on your home decor project. Lovely!

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  17. OH my heavens.. This is sooo beautiful.. I LOVE it.. I want to come to your house and play someday.. We could get krafty.. LOL.. Where do you get your canvas... This is amazing..

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  18. Gorgeous card Lisa!! I love the colors and the stamp set you chose!!

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