Friday, April 26, 2013

FWF / Art Journal Friday!

ART JOURNAL FRIDAY!

It's Friday and time for Friends with Flair!  And oh yes I'm back with another journal layout!  I have been LOVING it and it's become my Friday thing using my Unity stamps!  

Before we get to today's project I have to share something I did last weekend!  I took 2 classes with THE TIM HOLTZ!  It was amazing!  So very cool to meet him and Mario in person.  They are the two nicest, down to earth people!  He is just as assume teaching in person as you see in the videos.



So this week I played along with Tim's April tag.  You know this year he's doing the 12 tags of 2013, one tag each month instead of the 12 tags of Christmas!  Cool idea, although I think I will miss those 12 days in December when he posted a new tag.  I love making tags since they are small like making cards ( I started as a cardmaker)  but then I end up with all these tags and just make a pile of them somewhere.  So this time I made my tag and wanted to do something with it.  

First off here is my tag based on Tim's April Tag:


I wanted to share this view with you to show how the wings pop up.  I used basic acetate for my butterfly embossed with black soot distress embossing powder.  I distressed using distress paints on the metal pieces and the letter M is a plastic piece.  My background is using distress paints. 


So then I decided to take the tag and use it in my journal.  



I think it came out pretty good, I was happy with it.  The lettering on the right is from the lost and found Tim Holtz paper stash and the small letters around in circles is from Tim's new Remant Rubs, which are fabulous!  They rub on so easy it's amazing! 

The butterfly is from the Unity itty bitty called Journey Like No other and the script is called SHE Script.  The background is filled using distress paints and even some Dylusions sprays.  As I was creating the tag and then the journal I took a few pictures of the products and colors I used and put them in a little slide show.  In the beginning you will see I show 2 distressed tags, that's what I started with and picked one to use.




If you have any questions just let me know.  I love all the kind comments I get regarding my journal pages it's so wonderful and encouraging so I thank you!

Next Friday is the day of my Art Journal Blog Hop! We have some fun folks lined up and it's gong to be a blast!  I will still post for FWF but it will be part of a blog hop which I hope you will hop along with. It's going to be awesome with PRIZES to be had!!!

That's all for this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

17 comments:

Kary said...

So Gorgeous, Maria!! Love your art journal pieces :)

Meredith Adolf said...

How awesome is this!?! Beautiful tag, and and even better journal page!

libbym said...

You lucky girl! I love the art journal work.. and tag too I might add. Beautifully done!

michib said...

What a gorgeous tag Maria - and can I just say how green with envy I am right now that you got to meet and take a class with Tim Holtz!

Miwa said...

Oooh, I am so in love with that butterfly tag! Gorgeous!

Ruby said...

Gorgeous projects.

Angeline said...

Maria the tag is so so cool ! Looking fwd to your blog hop next week :)

Tameko said...

Gorgeous tag and art journal spread....You inspire me!

sandee said...

You lucky girl you, that class looked amazingly fun! Color me jealous! Love the tag and the way you incorporated it into your journal! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Monique said...

Lovely pages. Great idea to use your tag in your journal.

Mary said...

Very cool tag! Love how you created the butterfly.

Michelle said...

Very pretty tag and pages!

Cynthia said...

Lovely pages, Maria. I may have to CASE the acrylic butterfly idea!

Gwen said...

Love the colors and that butterfly! Great doubled on the tag and on your page. Looking forward to next weeks hop!!

SherylK said...

I'm so jealous...you got to meet Tim Holtz!!! I love that man. I AM saddened that he doesn't do the December tags. It made the magic of Christmas so much warmer seeing his beautiful creations. I fell in love with each and every single one of his tags. Now...I REALLY love your April tag. The colors are gorgeous. And the butterfly is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

Julie Odil said...

I don't usually get jealous of people. So, I guess I'll describe the emotion as envious instead, LOL! What a dream come true for you! And your tag and journal pages are fantastic. Getting stoked for next weekend!

Scrapper Myra said...

Love this media mix projects. TFS. I need to work on mire of this kind of projects which I really enjoy.