Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Growing In Unity...Day #2

Welcome back!  Today is Day 2 for me in Growing In Unity!  I'm having a blast!  If you have read my post from yesterday, I mentioned that the winner from making comments on my blog this week would win one Itty Bitty from Unity Stamp Company.  Wrong!!  The winner I choose will receive TWO Itty Bittys!  How cool is that?  So remember, the more comments you make, the greater your chances of winning. 

So for today, I am sharing a framed chalkboard that I altered.  I found this chalkboard a little while back at Michael's.  I knew from the moment I saw it, that I wanted to alter it in some way.  I searched for the perfect paper and the perfect embellishments.  I decided upon the Sweetest Thing Bluebell collection from My Minds Eye.  I thought the colors of this collection would go perfectly with the shabbiness and coloring of the frame.  And of course Unity stamps were going to be used. 

First, I adhered strips of patterned paper to the chalk holder and above the three openings.  Then the glass was removed from the frame openings.  I adhered cardstock/patterned paper to the three mini frames and replaced them under the chalkboard.  Now I had three mini canvases to build on.  The one stamp is a quote from Walt Disney; laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.  This stamp is an Itty Bitty.  I stamped this on patterned paper, colored in the larger butterfly and adhered it to the frame with foam adhesive.  I then accented this piece with a chipboard button.

For the middle opening, I cut out a label from patterned paper and adhered it to a block of floral paper.  I adhered the chipboard piece with foam adhesive to the label.  For the last opening I stamped the sentiment dream to be from the Dream to be set (Ippity by Unity) on patterned paper.  I adhered a strip of blue patterned paper to the bottom.  Foam adhesive was added and the entire piece was adhered to patterned paper.  A chipboard pennant with a heart was added.  Over the first opening I placed a floral chipboard embellishment.

I hope you enjoyed looking at this creation as much as I have enjoyed sharing it with you.  Now for the pics:




 Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day.  Until tomorrow, peace and love in crafting

Dawn

26 comments:

  1. Wow, I love this altered chalkboard and the sentiments you used are wonderful!

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  2. Really fun altered chalkboard! It's so fun to repurpose items like this.

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  3. This chalk boards it really pretty. I love the colors/paper you choose to go with it. What a talent you have for seeing the potential to create something beautiful. I just love this altered board.

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  4. This is a great idea-I love the professional look of this Dawn

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  5. WOW, I love it! The colors are so pretty and the way you used the stamps is just perfect. Really, really cool project! :)

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  6. Very pretty project! I love the paper and color choices along with the beautiful stamps you used!

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  7. Wow! Your chalkboard is awesome! Love the colors and the sentiments are wonderful! Fantastic job!

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  8. This is awesome. Love the sentiments in there too. Very nice project.

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  9. What a great project. Love the chalk board.

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  10. Gorgeous project!!!Wonderful chalkboard look!!!!

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  11. This is great! I never would have thought so something like this, but it's so pretty!

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  12. What a great job jazzing up this chalkboard. I have a weekend for anything chalkboard-related!

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  13. Your creation came out
    really nice. Great way
    to use the framed
    chalkboard.
    Carla from Utah

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  14. Oh my gosh, that is so neat. I would love to have something like this for my computer room.

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  15. very beautiful!!! love this... nice sentiments!!
    Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  16. Very pretty way to alter a chalkboard!

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  17. great showcasing of the sentiments, love those color tone combinations

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