Friday, January 30, 2015

Unity Friends With Flair

Hey there!  TGIF!

This morning I had nothing to post for UNITY FWF and wanted to.  So I decided to do a little art journaling.  My thought (this was from the other day) is to get back doing some art journaling on a smaller level.  I had a "sketch" book on hand that was size 4x6 and the other day I used some stamps to create a 2 page spread in that book.  I covered the outside cover and decided I would make that book exclusive to the stamps of that line I used which was MFT.  Then I thought oh I can just turn this book around and open it from the back and make that for Unity!  

Ok so well in the end I got a second 4x6 book that I will dedicate for art journaling using Unity Stamps.  It will be a place to experiment as well.  

This is the book I get my journals from Jerry's Artarama there is one local to me which is great.

Ok so here is the page I just did and it only took a few minutes!

I took a few pics along the way to share as well:

Great way to see how awesomely HUGE Unity Stamps are it's too big for this page. 

 I wanted to color the butterfly but didn't want to really spend time coloring.  I used a water brush and dipped it into my spray - Lindy Stamp Gang's Spray - and colored with that!  Works great and gives a water color look.  It's also a fast way to add color.

All colored and the sprays I used to color with. 

I use matte gel to adhere and seal my projects 

A SU stencil to add some subtle hearts over the project

I hope you enjoyed this fun and simple project!  If you are a card maker and wonder about art journaling I say start small because you are used to small from making cards.  

Thanks for stopping by!!



Donna K said...

looks like you had a GREAT time with this project, Maria. Beautiful work.

Iris said...

Very pretty - love the colors.
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shirley-bee said...

Love it!

Ruby said...

I love this. What a great playground. This would be so much fun.

DIANA L. said...

orgeous journal page, I love te pink
I saw this on Unity FWF. Have a blessed day

Kim Rippere said...

Great journal page. I need to start doing art for arts sake!

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Linda said...

This is so bright and cheery.

Crystal said...

Can't believe this took you just a few minutes, it's gorgeous!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This came out awesome! Great colors and techniques.

Tanya/Nonna said...

Gorgeous! I am trying to get into the habit of working in my art journal and you have inspired me with your beautiful page to pull it out and get busy! LOVE that gorgeous butterfly!

Caroline said...

Love the background and little hearts!! I also love how you added the butterfly.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

what an awesome project. Super fun and colorful... I love the butterfly and all the layers of detail you did. Amazing.

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful art journal page.
{I came over from the Unity Friends with Flair challenge}
Crafty hugs,
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KristyLee said...

Very lovely, thanks for showing your steps. Great job!

Lagene said...

Oh my goodness! I love your page and LOVE your idea of little journals dedicated to different stamp companies for journaling! I found you on Unity's Friday Friends With Flair.

Janis said...

This is amazing and awesome and beautiful!!! I am so inspired. Truly. I need to study your fairly simple techniques and see if I can adapt them to supplies I have on hand and give art journaling a try. I like the idea of doing it on a small format like this. Much less scary to me. Saw you on FWF. TFS!!!
<3 J

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Gaylynn said...

Very pretty page Maria. The butterfly really shows up nicely. :)

Dawn Fields said...

Beautiful journal page!

Miwa said...

Fabulous project - it turned out beautifully!