Friday, May 3, 2013

Mixed Up Media Chix - BLOG HOP and FWF!



I'm am so excited today is the day of our ART JOURNAL BLOG HOP!  About a month ago I put out there the idea of doing this hop.  I've been so into art journaling lately and thought it would be alot of fun!  I got a great response and today I'm hopping with some great chix's!  One is the wonderful Lisa Hetrick who is the creator of our fabulous logo for the hop, thanks Lisa!!

I'm also linking up to Unity's FWF, of course :-)  And speaking of Unity I wanted to shout out and wish UNITY STAMP CO a Happy 5th Birthday!!

This is your first stop on this Art Journal Blog Hop!  I hope you will take the time to go through the hop.  There are prizes offered along the way, so be sure to leave comments!

Here is the journal spread I came up with:


I was in a bit of a springtime mood.  At first I was going to go with something summery and this is happened.  These birds are based on birds I learned to make while taking Melody Ross's Wings class. Basically I cut the body shape and wing for the bird out of paper and glued it in the book.  Then I painted them and added stamps for texture.  Their beaks are glittery with orange stickles.  I used lots of Crafters Workshop stencils and Unity Stamps!  For the bricks I used a heavier body orange paint with the brick stencil from the Crafters workshop.

Once again I took pictures along the way and put them together in a quick slideshow to share with you!  Please take a minute to check it out where I share pictures of supplies and close ups!  And of course if you have any questions let me know.


For hopping along I'm offering a prize to one lucky winner!!  The hop will stay going until Monday at midnight EST.  I will pick my winner on Tuesday and post it here!

Here is the prize pack I am offering:


There are going to be more than this great prize pack, other girls are offering prizes on their blogs as well all you have to do is hop along and comment! I will pick a winner Monday so swing on back then!

Also this weekend you may want to check out the AMAZING 50% off sale Unity has going on for their 5th birthday celebration! 




I also invite you to join our Facebook group called: Mixed Up Media Chix - Art Journal Girlz.  We are opening this for anyone interested in sharing art journal and mixed media creations and ideas.  And heck maybe we'll have more hops and challenges, who knows!  COME CHECK IT OUT!

Now be sure to hop on over to your next stop on this hop REBECCA!  I'm sure Rebecca has something amazing to share!


 Our Official Blog Hop order in case you get lost or a link is broken along the way:



  • Maria Levine 
  • Rebecca Daniels 
  • Tracy Easson 
  • Karen Nofziger 
  • Lisa Hetrick 
  • Angeline C 
  • Gwen 
  • Julie Odil 
  • Chris McAdams
  • Tameko Mays 
  • Lynn Goldman 

  • Thanks so much for hopping along and joining us on this fun Art Journal Blog hop!

    Be sure to stop by tomorrow as I am hosting tomorrow's sketch challenge over at Just Us Girls!

    TIll later!

    Maria

    38 comments:

    Gwen said...

    Oh I love how your pages turned out! Your birds are so adorable! Thanks so much for organizing the mixed media hop...so much fun!

    Annmaree (Emu) said...

    Awesome idea for a blog hop! Especially for me as someone who is just getting into Art Journalling and Mixed Media etc.

    I so love your pages, and those adorable birds! Such pretty springy colours, so happy and bright!

    Angeline said...

    your page is way awesome Maria! I love the big birds, textures and colors. :) Thanks for hosting the hop.

    Monique said...

    What a great idea to have a art journal blog hop. I love your pages, specially the little birdies, they are great.
    xx

    Julie Odil said...

    Awesomeness to the Nth degree! I love those birds! Please, Maria, lets do this again!

    butterfly said...

    What a wonderful page spread - so fun and warm... love those birds flying free! I'm always thinking I MUST kick my art journalling into action - and having found you via the fabulous Tracy (Queenie), I think this bloghop is going to be amazing inspiration to do just that. Thanks also for the chance to win some goodies, and I'm going to check out the Unity sale too!!
    Alison x

    Laura Turcotte said...

    Such a pretty page!!! Love art journaling!

    Tracy said...

    Maria I loooove seeing your journals...the way you put colors together and the layers you add always..always fills me with inspiration!!!
    Thank you for letting me be part of this fabulous group.
    Hugs
    Xxx

    Lynn Bishop said...

    Can I win the prize? Would that be nepotism? Would people be suspicious? You give me enough shit anyway! But I'd still take it. ;-)

    Julie Masse said...

    This is adorable!! Love the pretty colors and those birds! Wonderful inspiration! :)

    butterfly said...

    Had to come back to say an almighty WOW and thank you for an amazing hop - so much inspiration at every turn...
    Alison xx

    Kary said...

    Well done, Maria!! Your page is so Lovely - the birds look so cute, and I love the colours and texture on your page. Great job!!

    Lisa said...

    Maria, you pretty much rock! Love this page spread. JUST LOVE it!

    Lisa said...

    Maria, you pretty much rock! Love this page spread. JUST LOVE it!

    Chris said...

    Wow this is really cool!Thanks for including me in this hop I had fun!

    Rebecca Daniels said...

    Maria, you're page is beautiful...love those birds...the textures, and the colors...definitely a springtime feel.

    Thanks so much for putting this together. It was so much fun!

    Scrapper Myra said...

    Very cool journal.

    Meredith Adolf said...

    Truly lovely! I'm not much into art journaling personally, but I like admiring other's creations, and yours is gorgeous!

    Kris said...

    Got here from Unity FWF. Saw these pages on the Show & Tell group and must say they are fabulous.

    NinaN said...

    Beautiful pages! I love those birds!

    Miriam Prantner said...

    What sweet pages! I love the birdies and how you created the texture/depth of color on the background!

    SherylK said...

    Total cuteness and love the colors. Art journals are becoming so popular now. Love it!!

    Ruby said...

    Love these journal pages. I love the idea of a journal blog hop.

    JPScraps said...

    Awesome pages! i love the birds.

    Tameko said...

    Lovely pages....Thanks so much for this awesome hop!

    Linda said...

    your ducks are so sweet and cute.

    Mary Anne / MA54K said...

    These birds are just fabby! Happy, colorful pages!

    Lucy said...

    These are really pretty pages! The colors are very springy! I may have to try art journalling one day.

    Gaylynn said...

    This is beautiful art. These birds are pretty against the wonderful background stamping and lovely words. :)

    suzieq23 said...

    Great hop so far. I think I went out of order but will be sure to visit everyone! Love your birds. I am an art journaler fanatic also. cant stop! Thanks for the opportunity to win some great prizes

    Elise said...

    YOU are just so adorable and CRAFTY, Maria! What a great project and a terrific hop... I am LOVING your yummy inspiration - WHAT a hoot!

    Laurie said...

    So many great ideas and inspiration! Thank you!!

    Karen (karey2005) said...

    Beautiful! I simply ADORE your journal pages!

    Angie said...

    Such a cute art journal! :)

    Julie Short said...

    Maria your art journal page is fun!

    Ava Gavloski said...

    Maria, great video. I am just learning how to make a video and it sure takes alot of practice... I see you like those transitions...wink wink, cute journal pages!!! All the best with future videos!!!! smile

    Heather said...

    this is such a fun and bright page and what a wonderful giveaway

    Miwa said...

    Fantastic looking birds! Very pretty pages!