Growing in Unity [Day 5] + Mixed Up Media Chix Art Journal Blog Hop

May 03, 2013

Today is a special day. It's my last day for my Growing in Unity week, it's 50% sales on UNITY and it's a Mixed Up Media Chix Art Journal blog hop! Let's start off with the hop!



Maria is the host of this blog hop and there are lots of blog candies + giveaways to win along the way. Just remember to leave a comment on every blog along the way.

If you have just came from Lisa's blog, you are on the right track! If not, you can start from the beginning of the hop here.

So, I've only recently started dabbling into the world of mixed media and art journals. It was pretty intimidating at first as it's like a blank canvas - what do I do? Tip for all newbies like me - do not be afraid! Take risks and go with what your heart tells you to. There is no right or wrong in art. Everybody has their own style so do not be afraid to try. Once you start, you may never want to stop! :)

I made a few pages using my favorite Unity stamps with lots of paint, mist, gelatos and colors!


I gesso-ed my pages as the base then misted it with some home-made mist (using acrylic paints + water). Then I made some flowers with some pages from a book and painted them in with some distress markers. I also added some crackle rock candy on the hearts to add texture.  




Here's my other pages that I did.


And some close ups.




As you can see, art journal can be anything that you want! :) Just try and see. :) 

Next up on the blog hop is beautiful Gwen.  Do go and send her some love!

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Do you know that UNITY is having a 50% off the entire website? It's their 5th Birthday and lots of FREE goodies with every order! 

I hope you have been inspired this whole week. Time to shop and stock up :) Remember to use the coupon code: UNITY5 for your discount.



Now, it's time for a GIVEAWAY!

I'm giving away a big pack of scrappy goodies!



Contents:
My Little Shoebox mini alphabet sticker (1 pack - 460 stickers) /Sweet Treats Stencil Set (4 sheets) / Japanese Chiyogami striped paper (32 sheets) / 7Gypsies Tag (3 pieces) / Smash pad variety (5 pieces) / K&Company tags (6 pieces) / Wood Veneers (16 pieces) / Buttons (16 pieces) / Paper clips (6 pieces) / Mini pegs (4 pieces) / Ribbons (2 pieces) / Crystal flowers (10 pieces) / Pearls (7 pieces) / Paper and satin flowers (20 pieces)   


For a chance to win, all you have to do is:

1. Be a follower of my blog here
2. Like my FB page here

AND Unity is also generously giving away 2 Itty Bitties of your choice to a commenter on my blog this week. So make sure you stop by daily and leave a comment for more chances to win!


[I will be choosing TWO winners - 1 for the scrappy goodie pack and 1 for the Itty Bitties. Winners will be announced next week]


Unity stamps used: Jump rope / Butterfly Beauty / Tiny Giggle Grove / A pocket full of {KOTM} / Fly Free  {KOTM} / Faith, hope, love {KOTM} / Tiny Vintage Banners / Insightful Meadows / All about today

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55 comments

  1. I follow your blog and FB page. I love how the heart is shiny, and your dribbles...nice.

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  2. I keep saying I'm going to try mixed media, but never do. I am going to make a journal like you did. I love it, and it's something I can do.

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  3. Fabulous project. Your journal is inspiring me to do one of my own.

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  4. LOVE your art journal! Yes, I do find mixed media intimidating, you rocked it! If this is what you did as a newbie, I can't wait to see how you grow, simply beautful! Thanks for a great GIU week! Loved your projects!

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  5. Great creativity on your pages. I like the book page flowers.
    I am a follower but am not on facebook.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  6. Love your mixed media pages.... great colors and fun stamps! It's been a great GIU week, with so many fun projects! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  7. Love what you have done in this journal. I have enjoyed seeing all your creations. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. Oh I love your pages! It is always fun to see a person's own style with mixed media....spectacular!

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  9. Amazing pages, I love your use of colour and texture, but also white space too! Just Brilliant!

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  10. Love the art journal pages you did, Angeline!! The first one is really outstanding!! Well done for this GIU week!!

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  11. What great artwork! You did such a nice job as the GIU gal! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. LOve your art journal pages, they look beautiful.

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  13. That journal is so pretty. I think I'm going to start one. I liked your facebook page and am now a follower of your blog. Thank you so much for the chance at winning those great goodies. :)

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  14. VERY nice!!! I love it----I'm a new followes!

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  15. What a great way to end your GIU week! I love all your journal pages. It's fun, isn't it? Those book page flowers are my favorites. Thanks for an awesome week. I've treasured every day!

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  16. Such lovely journal pages - the first one so fresh and full of Spring life, and then that wonderful texty heart - gorgeous! Thanks so much for the inspiration, and thanks to Ria I've already been Unity shopping!! Great hop...
    Alison x

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  17. They are gorgeous Angeline..woohoo...loooove your hearts and the drips..swoon... thank you for all the inspiration this week,love your work.
    Hugs
    xoxo

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  18. thanks for sharing the deets on the journal pages, love the discovery of how you get the look on your pages....
    ava

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  19. This is awesome Angeline. Thanks so much for sharing. I love the arty hearty flowers. Just love them! -Lisa

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  20. Beautiful! Fabulous pages, great ideas! Love the heart flowers! Once you "cover" the white "canvas" it comes together! Thanks so much for being a part of the hop and perhaps this is just the FIRST one of many ? :=) Have a great weekend!

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  21. These are fun happy pages!I really like what you did!

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  22. Thanks for your inspiration at Unity this week. Gorgeous creations.

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  23. What a lovely project...and the rock candy is new to me, so pretty!

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  24. I love your pages. Simply stunning!!!

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  25. Love Media Art. Wish I could do it

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  26. Gorgeous journal pages!! love them! just started following your blog, and 'like' you on facebook!

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  27. Great mixed media page, Angeline!

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  28. I don't know what to say other than WOWZA. All your pages are beautiful. Especially love the texture stamp used to make the sky in the first one ... and the lovely heart flowers.

    And the banner on the second...just YAY.

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  29. Beautiful! Your pages are so vibrant!

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  30. Beautiful Art journal you have going!! Gorgeous!

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  31. What beautiful pages! I love them both! You had amazing projects this week! <3

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  32. Wow. Great art journal project with lots of nice stamping in there. By the way, you're a winner over on my blog.
    http://NeatNook.blogspot.com . :)

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  33. Wonderful colorful pages. Love all the little added details!

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  34. I love your cards they are so full of love. and very cute.

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  35. The colors just blow me away! Wonderful pages!

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  36. Very pretty pages, Angeline! I may have to try this soon!

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  37. Wow Angeline...this art journal is so vibrant and alive! Love the way you used the stamps and all that color! Following on GFC and on FB!

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  38. I too have just started getting into art journalling! Your pages are lovely, I especially like the "drippy" technique on the second page!

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  39. I love what youbhave done it is tempting to start

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  40. Wow these pages are amazing. I have never tried media art but I think I just have to after this. So pretty. TFS & HUGS AJ-

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  41. How beautiful! Love the text print heart and all those word strips. I am a new follower.

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  42. These are just gorgeous. Congratulations on rocking your GIU week. Totally fabulous art. wowowowowo!

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  43. Such pretty art journal pages! :)

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  44. i love the journal book. thanks for the chance to wim some crafty goodness.

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  45. Angeline your pages are so pretty!

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  46. Oh, I particularly like that second page spread. I just love art journals. These are great.

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  47. Your art journal is beautiful!

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  48. Wow, wow, WOW!!! Your pages are STUNNING!!! You are a mixed media natural :) Can't wait to see more!

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  49. I am so so touched by all your comments. Thank you everyone ! I am truly encouraged :) More to come!

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