Unity Friends with Flair - A Few of My Favorite Things

Hi Everyone!  I am finally back to creating following my surgery this week and thought I would catch up with my Friday Friends at Unity FWF which I haven't played along with for a few weeks.  At present I am not sure whether my hearing has been fully restored following my inner ear reconstruction, as my ear is packed up with wadding until the stitches come out on Tuesday but I am confident that everything will be okay.  I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who sent me their prayers and well wishes, your words meant a lot.  It turns out that I had 2 of the 3 bones in my ear not connected and this may have been something I have had since birth.

Yesterday I sat down at my desk not sure whether I was up to creating or not and decided to tidy my desk. I spotted some paper towel where I had been sopping up some spray inks that I had been using on other projects and decided to use this to make a textured and colorful background for some ATC's.



I simply tore up my paper towel and randomly placed pieces across a piece of white card stock sticking it down with some Gel Medium.  Once done I added a little bit more spray ink to cover any white gaps and brayed a tiny amount of gesso across my background to tone down some of the areas of color and add further interest.  I left it to dry (plus I wasn't doing great sitting up for too long).

So a few hours later I returned and cut my background into 4 ATC size pieces.  I added a strip of scrap paper (She Art papers from Christy Tomlinson) down one side of each of my ATC's and I ran over the top of this paper strip with a Yellow Gelato.  I then  reached for my Unity Stamps and a Butterflies Collage Sheet from Altered Pages.



The stamps I used with the positive affirmations are from the Moment by Moment Stamp Set by Unity. I kinda think these affirmations are fitting for my week and everything happening in my life at present.  I was happy, not only that I had been creating but because these ATC's combined some of my favorite things. Bright Colors, Butterflies and Positive Affirmations (let's not forget too that I love my Unity Stamps and Altered Pages Images).

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your weekend.

23 comments:

Ruby said...

Danielle
I hope that you are getting better with each day that passes. Crafting is a great way to distract from what you are going through. I LOVE the ATC's. What a great idea using that paper towel. Inspiration is every where. Thanks for sharing the technique you used. I loved reading the tutorial. Thanks and hugs.

Julie Ann Lee said...

These are beautiful - such wonderful colours, images and sentiments. It's great that you managed to get some crafting done. I do hope that you are not suffering too much pain and discomfort and that you will soon be feeling one hundred percent. Thinking of you and sending wishes for speedy recovery. Julie Ann xx

Becky said...

I am so glad you are getting better Danielle.
These ATC's are beautiful.

MiamiKel said...

Danie, you are genious! What a brilliant take on the paper towel :) I do that so often, craft or clean up - cleaning usually wins out for me because I can't ever find anything, LOL! Hugs!!

Angeline Choo said...

these are so gorgeous!! Love all that rich colors and the stamps you used

joybear said...

They turned out so beautiful, love them!

KristyLee said...

Sorry your not well. But your ATCs ROCK!!! Paper towels who knew? I really love your back grounds you have created! Super great job on your ATCs girl friend! I found you through Unity's Friends with Flair.
Peace,
KristyLee

Kris said...

So glad you are on the mend. These are amazing ATC's. Isn't it just the best when things just fall together?

Tammy said...

Glad to know you are feeling well enough to create and you are staying positive! Gorgeous cards and how clever to turn used paper towels into such beautiful creations!

Crystal said...

These are beautiful and such a great use of recycling! I hope your recovery goes smoothly and your surgery was a success!

Lizzyc said...

These look wonderful, good use of the painted paper towel too, love how they have turned out!,

Mandi said...

love these :)

JPScraps said...

Happy to hear you're on the mend. Your ATCs are gorgeous!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Feel better everyday! These are such gorgeous ATC's.

Gaylynn said...

Oh Danielle, these are beautiful. :)

Michelle said...

These are fabulous! So bright and beautiful! I hope you are feeling better!

Rachel said...

i love that accidental inspiration! the ATCs are just beautiful and look like fun to create. happy to hear your surgery went well and hope you heal quickly
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

Beejay said...

These are so beautiful! Great technique!!!!

Nancy said...

Your backgrounds are always so pretty. I'm glad you are recovering well after your surgery.

Lynn McAuley said...

I hope your surgery was a resounding success, Danie! You are in my prayers!

Your creations today are divine! Your bright colors and beautiful butterflies give me hope that spring will soon arrive!

Julie Short said...

Good to hear you are on the mend. I hope everything was great on Tuesday too. I love the brightness of your ATC'c Danie!

MiamiKel said...

Glad to hear you are doing better! I am so happy to see you crafting though in spite of p what a beautiful burst of colors here!!! ♥

Karen said...

Glad to see that you are on the mend Danie. Take it easy for a while. Your cards are beautiful, so bright and cheery. Love the concept that you used and up cycled those left over paper towel pieces.