Friday, June 14, 2013

Unity Friends with Flair Friday

Hey there!

TGIF and time for a little friends with flair!  Be sure to swing on by the Unity Blog to check out all the great stuff going on and to see all the friends with flair participants.

This week I played with these supplies as well as some stencils not shown:


The Unity stamps are:

enjoy explore believe
Donna Poppies
SHEscript
Worn Grid

Before I even start sharing my process I wanted to share what these pages looked like before I started:


These are 2 pages in my book that where clean my stencils on pages, then at some point I sprayed on them and now just said no no no.  SOOO what I did was add Stampin Up text paper on top of these backgrounds to start my new background.  Another way to do that is to just gesso your page.

Here is the process of my background being created:

First lots of stencils inks and sprays with the help of my 7 year old daughter:


Next Donna Poppies, check out the size of these guys:

I stamped them in black archival ink and didn't know what I wanted to do next.  So I took some water color crayons and did this pink and blue:

But quickly realized it looked awful!  So I pulled out my Christy Tominlinson 6x6 pattern papers and stamped the flower on a few of those and cut them out:

And here is what I came up with:






Well that's all for this week!  If you like mixed media and art journal play come join our facebook group called Mixed Up Media Chix - Art Journal Girlz!  We are going to do an art journal blog hop and if you want to join come on by!!!

Be sure to check out the Unity Sale This Weekend:



Have I mentioned how much fun I'm having playing in art journals??!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

18 comments:

Ruby said...

Amazing pages. I love all the techniques that you have used. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cynthia said...

Great pages, Maria. Thanks for the inspiration!

Angeline said...

Maria, stunning as always!! I love how you showed the step-by-step .. even the bloopers :) LOVE those big poppies.. time to go stamp with them. TFS!

JennyKozar said...

your art journal just blows me away with your creativity!

Emily Keaton said...

So colorful and artsy! I love how your journal pages turned out.

SherylK said...

These are very cool. I love the colors used.

Julie Odil said...

Oh yeah, girlie, those flowers are totally rocking!

Linda said...

your flowers are so pretty. I am sucker for these colors!

Martha said...

WOW, these art journal pages are fabulous! I love the colors, background, & flowers. Well done!

Karen (karey2005) said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning! Love!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You make the most beautiful layers of color!

JPScraps said...

Great pages! I love the stamps you used....and the colors...and....

Gwen said...

Beautiful pages! Love the poppy cover ups! ;) way to make lemonade out of lemons!
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jennifer mitten said...

This is stunning. I love the paper pieced poppies!

Gaylynn said...

Those great big flowers look pretty in your art journal. Another masterpiece. :)

Miwa said...

Beautiful pages! Love the flowers!

Cath said...

Wow! I love to see your process, Maria! Good stuff! :)

Karenladd said...

gorgeous color and use of the stamps for added visual texture!