Saturday, March 2, 2019

Friends of Unity Blog Hoppers, March 2019, Creativity

Welcome to this month's blog hop! So glad you can join us. I am so very excited about this cue...creativity. Check it out:

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Initially I wanted to try a new to me technique. I have never created a galaxy background before and I thought I would give that a go. Then I remembered I had these galvanized tin planters waiting to be loved. I love taking plain surfaces and making them pretty. Well things did not turn out like I hoped here. I'm pleased with how the first two turned out, but the third one, the one with the terracotta colored container is a hot mess. Talk about smudging. Epic fail, but I still wanted to paint it and share it with you all. My post would not be complete without it.

Here are the steps in altering these planters. First, each surface was prepped with two coats of heavy white gesso. Then I stamped the succulent from Succulent Greetings. This stamp is gorgeous. So glad I bought it. I simply placed the stamp directly on the planter and rubbed several times to get a good impression. I then used Folk Art paints, Prima paints, and Art Anthology paints for color. I'm glad I tried this, but next time, this stamp is going on some cards. Lol

I did have a giveaway last month. The winner will be announced by the end of this week.

I am the last stop in the hop, but here is the list again, just in case you wanna take another peek.

https://crystalominkler.blogspot.com/2019/03/friends-of-unity-march-blog-hop.html

https://joycielcreations.blogspot.com/2019/03/friends-of-unity-march-blog-hop.html

https://inkedbyeileen.blogspot.com/2019/03/friends-of-unity-march-blog-hop.html

https://thewashihorse.blogspot.com/2019/03/friends-of-unity-march-hop-creativity.html

https://www.two38creations.com/2019/03/friends-of-unity-march-blog-hop.html?fbclid=IwAR2lTm1aOtsUJWsi-LrWJSXUslnQda8Pn6Pt7Og3sipL5zATxqO4dcav-Ls

https://mykraftkloset.weebly.com/blog/friends-of-unity-march-blog-hop.html

https://whatsbrewinfromrobynsnest.blogspot.com/2019/03/friends-of-unity-march-is-creativity.html

Well until next time,
Dawn

90 comments:

  1. I love what you did to dress up these planters! So creative!!

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  2. What a great idea and beautiful color ing!

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  3. Wonderful idea! This is one of my favorite sets.

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  4. Wow, love this!! Such a great and creative idea!! Might have to give this a try! Looks fabulous!

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  5. These look fantastic - what a great idea

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  6. I think they turned out great! And what a creative project to undertake.

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  7. What a perfect stamp for those planters! Love how they turned out when you were finished.

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  8. Awesome job decorating the planters! They look great! Love the images and the colors!

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  9. Very creative, friend! I love these! How big are those planters? They turned out great. I love this stamp and your coloring. How fun! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. These will be fabulous this spring filled with colorful plants to show off your creative containers!

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  11. Oh my goodness, what wonderful planters! What a sweet addition to your house or garden. I'm so looking forward to spring and playing in the dirt.

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  12. So creative! Love your project, it came out beautiful! Thanks for sharing your creativity and inspiration!

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  13. Very nice! Interesting to see what can be done..... and inspiring!

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  14. I love your planters! Love how you are keeping it real with your hot mess....still great tho. Great inspiration!

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  15. These are incredible! Never would have thought of this. I love the image you used also!

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  16. They're all wonderful and such a creative idea. I wouldn't have noticed anything amiss with the third one, which only proves we are harder on ourselves than others ever see :)

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  17. I like all 3 of the planters you created! No worries on the smudging as it adds a rustic outdoorsy look. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Fun idea Dawn. I really like your planters, and the best part is if you aren’t happy with the way it turned out there’s always a do-over. Lol ❤️❤️

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  19. Dawn, you did a fantastic job on the galvanized tins...awesome stamp will have to check it out! Hot mess or not it’s the creativity that counts!

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  20. Wow! Fabulous project!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  21. How clever! I have never thought of trying to stamp on anything other than paper! I think they all turned out fabulous! 😊

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  22. WOW!!! Dawn! These are just ahhhmazing, my friend!!
    Thanks for inspiring me today!!!

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  23. These are just beautiful and yes...so creative. I actually love the terra cotta one as well and feel that any imperfections just add to the charm.

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  24. I love seeing different kinds of projects using the stamps and these are fun and pretty. If everything turned out exactly how we wanted it to every time, what fun would that be?

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  25. I think they all turned out fabulous!

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  26. What a fun way
    to color up the
    tins. Looks lovely.
    Carla from Utah

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  27. Beautiful decorations, Dawn! What a great idea to stamp and paint them! Now, are you going to fill them up with succulents? Hope so!

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  28. Great idea. I love the planters. Thank you for making my creativity limitless.

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  29. Very "Creative"! I love them all...

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  30. I love to see how stamps could be used in creative ways. This was awesome! Loved how you used them!

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  31. I think they look fantastic! It's fun to see other ways to be creative with stamps!

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  32. Dawn!! Oh my friend, you took creativity to an amazing level! I love these containers so very much! That stamp is one of my all-time favorites. So inspired by your work!

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  33. How fun and I love your creativity! I love this idea and think these will look so awesome as planters! I imagine that was not too easy to stamp, perfecto!!!

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  34. Whoa! I love these planters and all three of them are amazing. I never even thought to try stamping on metal and you gave these so much life

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  35. So very creative! These are lovely!

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  36. Your planters turned out so beautifully, Dawn! Love the natural colors you used too!!

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  37. Wow! These planters turned out so awesome, Dawn! I love them! Is it bad that I'm glad that you didn't go for the galaxy background... lol... I do hope you try it, but I am so blown away by your creativity for this month's hop! Thank you for sharing!

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  38. I'm a huge fan of succulents. You did a great job coloring. When painting succulents I have a hard time choosing colors. Thanks for the inspiration. ❤❤👏

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  39. This is such a wonderful idea of new uses for stamps. I love to garden so this is a great way to blend two of my loves: stamping and gardening! Thank you for sharing this, I love it.

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