Friday, March 15, 2013

Friends with Flair Friday



TGIF!!  Wow it's been a very busy week for me.  I didn't get too much craftiness going on but I did another journal page (or spread) last night!  I love having something to post for Unity FWF.

As I have mentioned many times in the last few weeks I've been into art journaling lately.  Just simple fun with paint, sprays, stencils and stamps.  I've been a card maker for many many years and I guess sometimes you need to switch gears.  However, that does not mean I won't and don't want to make cards anymore because I do.  But what fun to take all those rubber stamps and use them for something else like  journal pages, layouts, project of life.

Earlier this week I signed up to take 2 Tim Holtz classes!  I am so excited for that.  I mean how very cool to meet and take a class with THE Tim Holtz.


While at the store signing up for the classes guess what I picked up:

This things is pretty cool.  It's literally a gel like plate.  Feels rubbery almost.


Here are some of the very first prints I made:

Used stencils and stamps to create all the "images".  I will definitely play much more with this.

So onto my project for this week.  Yesterday Angela released a few new Phyllis Harris stamps and put them on sale.  I thought I'd use one of the ones that I have in my art journal.  This is from the set called "All About Balance"  and too is on sale!


I used so many things on this spread.  Starting with for the background Dylusions sprays and Crafter Workshop Stencils.  MANY MANY Unity stamps on the background, around the edges etc.  The banner across the top is from the Unity itty bitty called Tiny Vintage Banners.

This section is a Ranger Artist Trading card (sticky back) - Canvas surface.  The sentiment is from the All about balance kit and the circle is from a SMAK kit.

Some close ups of the pages:


The hearts underneath are actual paper dollies which I sprayed with Dylusions sprays and stencils.






Well I think that's all for now!  I hope you enjoy checking out my journal pages.  I haven't actually "journaled" yet.  I'm not really into that even when I scrapbook.  I just LOVE using all the stamps I have instead.

Thanks and Happy Friday!!

Maria

20 comments:

Kary said...

The pages look absolutely Gorgeous!! Great job, Maria!

Angeline said...

OMG. Maria.. you are just simply creative!! Love all your journal pages and this just takes the icing of the cake!

erin lee creative said...

WOW! The layers and colors are soooooo pretty! I love your project Maria! Thanks for linking up with us for FWF!

Cynthia said...

Lovely journal pages, Maria. I like all of Phyllis' images!

Ruby said...

Maria Your work with the journal is amazing. This is so creative and pretty. What a great keepsake.

Gwen said...

Love all the colors, layers and stamps!

JPScraps said...

Your pages are fabulous! I'm jealous that you get to meet TIM HOLTZ!

Barbara Thompson said...

Love your journal pages!! You lucky getting to take classes from the man himself!! Envy Envy!!

Natalie said...

Love these journal pages!! Very cool, very creative!

Linda said...

very cool stuffed my friend.

Julie Odil said...

Maria, you rock my world! I love seeing what you come up with in those art journal pages of yours. I've been thinking of trying Dylusion sprays. Are they truly as vibrant as I think they are?

Mary said...

I LOVE this!!! Very pretty and happy.

joetterer said...

Great product! Thanks for sharing.

Beejay said...

Great art journaling pages! I love all the work that you added. Great colors and love the heart doilies!

April said...

Wow this is amazing!! SO creative...

Lindsey said...

Oh! Now I want one of those gel pads, it looks like too much fun! Gorgeous pages this week.

Julie Short said...

What a pop of bright your journalling pages are - Just gorgeous!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Wowzer, you have this journal page rage mastered! Beautiful colors, and love that you used the PH stamps!

Michelle said...

Beautiful colors and patterns!

Shellye McDaniel said...

gorgeous work and so creative!! glad you've shared it with us at Unity FWF!