Monday, May 23, 2016

Growing in Unity Day 1 Bird House Stamping

I am so excited to be sharing my creations using Unity stamps as their Growing In Unity Girl this week.
Paper crafting and card making are things I post most often here.
This week I hope to share even more ways that I incorporate these amazing red rubber stamps into my projects.

Today, I am sharing my stamped cedar wood bird house.


And here is a close up:



I wanted a natural wooden background for the flowers.
I masked the flowers and the imagine word for the look I was going for.
Here are some of the items that I used for this project, plus colored pencils. {I recommend using white paint on the white layer instead of craft ink.}
For outdoor placement, stamp with paint instead of ink, drying between layers, then seal.


This was my inspiration "New Beginnings". Photo taken from my yard this Spring.


Unity is giving away a prize to two random people from comments on my GIU blog posts Monday through Friday this week.  So be sure to comment each day.   I will announce the winners on Tuesday 5-31-16 here on my blog and on the Unity show and tell Facebook group page.  (Unity is closed Monday for winner confirmation.) 

Supplies:  Unity stamps by Donna Downey Inspire Words, Donna Poppies and You Are Important; StazOn black ink, Ranger archival ink, colored pencils, Stamp-a-ma-jig, sealant and cedar birdhouse.

Thanks for visiting.  Your comments make my day.  :)

45 comments:

  1. Hello! Visited you via my followers (GFC) & seems like I reached here in time for your Unity posts. Thought I was following you all along, apparently I wasn't & have now become your follower. The bird house is lovely.

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  2. So happy to see you as GIU this week - always love your creations. Darling bird house - I can "imagine" some birds are going to feel lucky to find this home. :-)

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  3. This project is beautiful. So creative and I love that stamp!

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  4. Super pretty way to find yet another use for Unity's fabulous stamps. I love that bloom on the redwood!

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  5. So pretty. Love that stamp. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. So pretty. Love that stamp. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I love this!! I never thought to stamp on something like this. You got my wheels turning!

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  8. This is so pretty! I never thought to stamp on something like this, but you have my wheels turning! Love it!!

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  9. This is so pretty! I never thought to stamp on something like this, but you have my wheels turning! Love it!!

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  10. Love the birdhouse and the stamps you used on it. Beautiful. Great project to start week off.

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  11. Visited u through unity. Never knew stamping was so versatile. Though new to it have become a hoarder and u clicked opened so many doors. Thank you.

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  12. Visited u through unity. Never knew stamping was so versatile. Though new to it have become a hoarder and u clicked opened so many doors. Thank you.

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  13. I'd live in that bird house! Great job/idea

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  14. Beautiful and versatile stamp. I just got the Donna Poppies and can't wait to use it! I love the way you placed the stamps on the front over the lighter streak in the wood - it looks like a ray of sunshine. (Beautiful inspiration photo too!)

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  15. Love it! So pretty!Anything outdoors is a plys for me! I love watching my birds!

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  16. That is amazing! I LOVE it!!!!! Wonderful birdhouse!

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  17. What a wonderful idea. Great tips and reminder to us paint for stamping on outdoor project. Looking forward to seeing all of your creations this week.

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  18. Oh goodness I love this!! What a unique, beautiful way to start your GIU week Gaylynn. I always admire your projects but this one really grabbed my heart.

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  19. What a fun and beautiful idea. Love it. Hugz

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  20. beautiful work Gaylynn.. I have that stamp set... Now you have my interest in finding some wood to stamp on!!! Thanks for sharing.
    Paula Driver

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  21. Beautiful! I love birdhouses and can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing

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  22. Beautiful! I love birdhouses and can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing

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  23. Your birdhouse is lovely!
    What a great idea :-)

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  24. How cute!!! I love how you decorated it. I'd love one myself...

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  25. Wonderful project! I love poppies, and these are great poppy stamps. Looking forward to seeing more of your projects!

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  26. This is so fabulous! What a happy little bird is going to live there!

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  27. I'm loving those poppy stamps and they look amazing on the cedar!

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  28. Awesome project! Love the poppy stamp!

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  29. That is a beautiful birdhouse. I absolutely love it. And how awesome it must be to have beautiful (herons?) Visit you. And with a baby too.

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  30. Gaylynn, congrats on being the GIU person this week! I love how you altered this birdhouse; so creative; great idea!

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  31. What a fabulous project to start out your GIU week, wow! Beautiful decorated birdhouse and the masking is so effective.

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  32. I love the dimension of the flower. What a wonderful job and Im sure the birdies are happy.

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  33. What a great idea to decorate a birdhouse!!

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  34. whoa nelly! this is so cool! would have never thought to stamp on a bird house like this. it is gorgeous! :)

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  35. Gorgeous project! This is the perfect stamp set for this too! Your colors are so vivid. Thanks for sharing this with us today.

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  36. This is my fave stamp! This is a pretty bird house great job...always loved the smell of cedar!

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  37. this is awesome. I need the birdhouse. Mine went to pieces.

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  38. this is awesome. I need the birdhouse. Mine went to pieces.

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  39. Fantastic project!!!! What a way to kick off your GIU week :)

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  40. I am in LOVE with this project. Love the DD stamp that you used. Stunning work.

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  41. The birdhouse is beautiful by itself - your stamping really makes it shine! I love DD stamps and your color choice is perfect.

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Thanks for visiting. :) Gaylynn