Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Flying Unicorn and Julie Nutting Blog Hop

Welcome to the Grand Uni & Dolls blog hop party! 

If you have come from the Flying Unicorn Blog then you are in the right place. If not then begin from the beginning at Flying Unicorn Blog because you do not want to miss a thing!
(We have an amazing line up of creative and inspirational projects all centering on Julie Nutting Mixed Media Doll Stamps. Let us get this party hopping! ) 

I'm such a huge fan of Julie Nutting Dolls that it was really hard for me to choose one to use for today's blog hop!  I ended up settling on this sweet little toddler.  You can find her HERE in the Flying Unicorn Store.
 
I have created a little sign for today's project.  This could easily be used as a hanging piece by hanging from the ribbon or by adding a picture hanger to the back.




This was created on a piece of decorative wood that I picked up at Michaels for a couple of dollars.

To create the background, I first mixed a pink paint with pearlized medium to give it a bit of sheen.  Just use any brush you have to apply it.

After you have it painted. Mix a bit of your paint with glaze.  (I added a bit more pink to make it a hair darker.)  Glaze can be found at any hardware store.  I picked mine up at Lowe's.  
Before the glaze dries, use a paint comb in vertical lines to remove a portion of it, as shown.  Let dry.


Next, apply the glaze over the top.  This time, you will pull the paint comb horizontally.  It will look something like this.  Remember it doesn't have to be perfect.  


Before  you set it aside to dry, take the brush and give the ends a bit more color for depth.  

Finally, finish up the background by inking around the outside with brown chalk ink.  Give it a light spritzing of Antique Gold to tone it down, as I did with my piece.  I wanted to have a bit of a vintage look for my finished project.

You will see in the photo below that I even gave my finished girl a little spritz of Antique Gold.  

 
Tip:  You might notice that there are lots of layers used to create my dolls.  If you look closely, you will see that I play that up by not gluing everything flat.  I intentionally didn't glue down the bottom of the skirt and also only glued the center of the hair bow.


Now embellish it!  I used lots of Prima Flowers, some Zva Creative Bling and even an old Jolee's button from my stash.

 
NOW... for the fun part for you!!! 

Want to win the doll I used or any of the other ones, the choice will be yours along with Time Traveler or Seashore collection paper pack by Prima. To be eligible all you have to do is:
·Become a follower of my blog
·Comment below this post and tell me you became a follower and tell me about your favorite Julie Nutting products!
·This giveaway is open worldwide

 
But wait there is more …..
One lucky person will win the Uni’s & Dolls grand prize
 


Now... I KNOW you need to see what the other girls are sharing and I KNOW you don't want to miss out on a chance to win the fabulous prizes, so it's time to head over to Jen's Blog!
 

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78 comments:

  1. weeee love your hanging....stunning :)

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  2. So stunning Girl!! Love that bold bg of your wooden piece! Awesome tips too!!!

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  3. Wow! She is spectacular - I love all the background work with the comb! I just started using JN stamps, and I absolutely love 'em!!!

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  4. Gorgeous project! Love the colors and design! So inspiring!

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  5. Gorgeous work on the background - love the combing technique - and your dolly is so sweet!

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  6. Lovely tag my dear
    I love the stamps in the first, but all the others products are gorgeous
    xoxo
    Leila

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  7. I am now following your blog. JN doll stamps are adorable

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  8. I am now a follower and I really love the fashion. Aspect of Julie's stamps. I love all the cute outfits and hairstyles.

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  9. Wow, this is truly amazing! You did wonderful work with the stamp and dressed up the doll beautifully! From Julie Nutting's products I'm most of all fan of her beautiful stamps.

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  10. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous ... Simply adorable.

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  11. What a cute hanging sign and thanks for sharing your technique. I am following you. There are several favs for me. Thanks for the opportunity to win some fabulous prizes.

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  12. LOVE LOVE amazing tag - amazing doll - I am in love with this darling. Fav Julie Nutting......hmmmm just keep the dolls rocking, Julie....I love them all. each has her own personality.

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  13. uh...wow!!! That is too amazing!! I should make one like that for my daughter's room!!!

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  14. Beautiful! I love the technique you used on the background piece (got to get me some of that glaze!). And love her patterned dress!

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  15. Beautiful! Love all Julie's dolls and your piece is amazing!

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  16. Gotta love the Julie Nutting dolls and your project is amazing!!!

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  17. Now a follower. I've got 3 older JN stamps, still in their packets, unused. Loving the inspiration I am seeing on the blog hop. Well done !

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  18. Here we go, the blog hop, and wow I love what I see here, I am going to follow you too

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  19. She is SO adorable!!!! I love this tag!!!

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  20. Gorgeous tag!!! And I just love all of the Julie Nutting products. :)

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  21. I am now a follower, great project. I have seen those wood frames? at michaels and never knew what to do with them. I don't have any of Julie's products, but that doesn't mean I don't want any, lol.

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  22. I'm a follower and I love all of Julie's girls. They are stinking adorable.

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  23. I am following. I love all the dolls - i can't choose. LOL! I love how you put the texture on the wood - gorgeous!

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  24. What a wonderful work and great inspirations.
    I just love the stamps!

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  25. This is such an amazing piece! Love the colors! Thanks for the tutorial! I'm inspired to make one now!

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  26. I am now a new follower of your blog. I am newbie to Julie Nutting products, (I just received my first doll stamps from Flying Unicorn :-) I can say I was very impressed with them and also the beautiful JN tags. I really love that you used a wooden plaque for your lovely creation. BJL

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  27. This is so gorgeous - love the technique on the wood.

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  28. following love the project

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  29. really pretty project!

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  30. Love your project! I just became a follwer. And I LOVE all of Julie Nutting's dolls!

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  31. follow via Google+....
    Im not too familiar with Julie Nutting. But I like what I see. I will be checking it out.

    heifer21 at hotmail dot com

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  32. Love your project! I see I need to pick up a couple supplies to try this - darn! lol Whats not to love about Julie Nutting products? Love the stamps, the chippys, andesp the dies! Following your blog, and thanks for sharing and a chance to win!
    Janelle

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  33. Following! I have been out of it for too long, I don't have any of these at all, they are so cute!

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  34. So happy to have found you! I am following your blog now. My favorite Julie product....wow...I guess the paperdolls and inks. Love it ALL!!! thanks for the chance to win. :o)

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  35. I'm happy to be a new follower! Love what you did with this little girl! The dolls are definitely my favorite Julie Nutting product!!!

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  36. YOu guys are making me fall in love with playing with paper dolls all over again! lol!! So adorable

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  37. I am now a follower of your wonderful blog. Love all the Julie Nutting dolls. I feel like I am playing with paper dolls. Remember those? The ideas are endless. Very pretty design you did!

    Lisa

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  38. I am now a follower of your wonderful blog. Love all the Julie Nutting dolls. I feel like I am playing with paper dolls. Remember those? The ideas are endless. Very pretty design you did!

    Lisa

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  39. Gorgeous plaque Robbie!!!

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  40. Fabulous tag... i am now a follower and my favorite must be these sweet girls you are all using.

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  41. Love your tags and I love all Julie's stamps to hard to decide on one of them

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  42. This is so gorgeous! Love that you chose the toddler!

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  43. what a gorgeous tag-I so love the uniqueness of it -

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  44. A new follower here! I must say you have some beautiful creations on here. And your Nutting doll project is cute! I'm not so familiar with the line yet, but I'd love to play around with some of these dolls.

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  45. Thrilled to be a new follower...I am so addicted to all of these wonderful girls. I love to color with copics but LOVE,LOVE the paper piecing. Such a beautiful project.

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  46. Hi, I'm very pleased to meet you! Your Doll Tag is gorgeous! It turned out so lovely! I'm a new follower of yours. I believe her stamps are my fav! Have a wonderful evening.
    Hugs and many blessings...
    Bobbi Ann

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  47. What a beautiful little decoration for a little girl's room! I love playing with these paper dolls! I use them on cards, especially to make bridal shower cards! I am a happy new follower of your blog!

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  48. Hi, I am a newbi to flying unicorn, I just received my very first kit today, I love your Blog and are now a follower, thanks for your tips with the doll. When I finish hoping im going to have a play with my doll, iv never had one before.

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  49. Hi Robbie, First of all I love what you created for this Blog Hop and thanks so much for sharing... I have become a follower... My favorite Julie Nutting product would have to be the Lorenna Doll....

    Hugs
    Rhonda Alman

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  50. I'm already a follower. I love your project - sooooo pretty :) I don't have any Julie Nutting products but I think my favourite doll is Megan :)

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  51. I'm a followe, love all the products! Hard to decide my favorite. Love your project , beautiful and inspiring! TFS

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  52. Darling project
    Barbara Bird
    MdStrwbery.blogspot.com

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  53. Robbie, I love your sign!! And the glaze on the tag itself is amazing!! Gorgeous work!!

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  54. Cute sign. I followed, thanks for reminding me I haven't updated my blog in over a year ;p
    I bought the Julie Nutting book awhile back with a coupon at M's. Still haven't made my first project but I love looking at the book :)

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  55. I love this! And the background is awesome! I will definitely use those tips on a project I have planned.

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  56. Love your wood pannel.I love the way you layered the doll to give it dimension! Beautiful project and thanks for the inspiration!

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  57. Gorgeous projects! I am so glad to have found such wonderful inspiration on the blogs with my new prima dolls!!

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  58. I love what you did with the stamp and your whole creation is lovely. I didn't become a follower ONLY because the "network" you use takes info from facebook including my friends list.

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  59. Very cute hanging. The color scheme is so pretty.

    My favorite doll is actually the one you used. I followed you via GFC and I already follow The Flying Unicorn via e-mail and newsletter.

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  60. beautiful project, thanks for the inspiration!

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  61. Aurora is my favorite! Love your creation

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  62. Hi - love your tag. I am now following. I love the doll stamps. Thanks for the chance to win such lovely goodies. Bev xx

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  63. Beautiful tag. Thanks for the idea to use a wood piece to start with. Hugs, Laurie Moore

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  65. I'm now following your blog. Your tag is stunning. I love the stamps, don't own any yet but hope to soon.

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  66. Beautiful! Love it and love all Julie's dolls, they are amazing!
    Im following your blog :)

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  67. This is stunning! I just love the layers here and the pretty doily really has the perfect contrast with your other pattern papers!!!

    Great job!

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  68. I'm a new follower and my favorite Julie Nutting stamp is the new cowgirl one. : ) I love that she made something a little tomboy feminine!

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  69. love your tag! I'm a new follower:)

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  70. So, so cute Robbie! I love the patterned paper you used!

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  71. my favorite stamp is the ballroom gown stamp, it is my frist one and i have so much fun with it, i stamp it, paper piece it, and water color it, collage it, i love that stamp so so much

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  72. and i forgot to say i am a follower

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