Sunday, April 26, 2015

Class with Flying Unicorn Off the Page

Hey everyone!  I'm sharing this burlap canvas that I created with the Flying Unicorn Off the Page item.  This little metal bicycle is so cute and fun and I wanted to make something to showcase it!

I know that I've shared this before, but I decided to share it again so I can also share the class that I did showing exactly how I created it.  Hopefully, you'll watch and maybe even pick up a few tips or ideas!

You can see it directly below the first photo!  Easy right?


Here are a couple of close-ups for the details. 

And here is a close-up of that adorable bicycle!

Don't forget that, in addition to the kits, there is a complete store at Flying Unicorn!  So many beautiful things to play with are there!


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Prima Design Team Call

If you follow me, you know that I'm a huge Prima fan!  So, of course, with the Prima Design Team call up, I had to throw my hat into the ring, too! So, here goes... 

Altered Dress Form Canvas
This is a canvas that I made for the March PPP at Prima.  

Here is a closer look.  I made the form from paper mache and set in the backside of a canvas.

This layout was just for fun!  I love the Butterfly Collection and it fit perfectly with this photo.

I wanted to share a closer look.

This layout I made with the Bella Rouge Collection.  

I used some of my older Prima stash and added the new vellum butterflies!  I can't say enough about how much I love them!

Canvas Pedestal Frame
This is a canvas that I turned into a Pedestal Picture frame.  It holds a few photos and can be used to hold a series of photos of a special event.

For this project, I made a video with the process and instructions.

Here are a couple of close-ups of the project.

There are lots of Prima products, both old and new, included on this layout.

I really enjoy using all the embellishments that Prima makes, as you can see in this close-up.

Dress Form
I honestly think I could make dress forms all the time!  Here is an example of one that I created.

One last layout to share!


And one last close-up, too!

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Thank you for taking the time to look through my blog and for your consideration.  I truly appreciate it and can only imagine what a huge job it is to pick this team!  I would be thrilled to my toes to be a member!

I also know that many of my scrapbook friends are probably trying out and I would like to wish everyone the best of luck!  I know that each of you would be a great addition to the Prima team!


Friday, April 17, 2015

Prima Butterfly Collection

This one is just for fun!  I love this soft and sweet collection.  I had to have it and make time to play with it!  Here is what I came up with!

I love all the bits and pieces that coordinate with the collection.  The tags and tickets package make such a great base for design.  I also cut some squares directly from one of the papers to add to my design.

Of course, it is Prima which means that the flowers are beautiful!  Loving all the different kinds and sizes!

I seem to be having a bit of a glass bead obsession right now, so I added some pink pearls here and there to my flower clusters.   If you look closely, you will also notice the micro beads.  What great accents and something most of us have in our stashes.  I just wish that I could say that I'm only using my stash!  The bead purchases are becoming a problem!  :)


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

More April Kit Work for Flying Unicorn

Hey everyone!  I'm sharing another layout that I made using the April Kits from Flying Unicorn!  More beautiful blue paper and soft brown accents!

I LOVE this sweet photo!  Daisy was so tiny when we got her.  It was so see my husband come in from work and immediately get down on the flower with her.  

 I used a punch that I picked up in the Flying Unicorn Store, too!  Make sure that you check out the store often!  There are so many great things for sale, in addition to the kits!

I'm loving the bead and sequin trends!  I added some of both to this layout.    They are such a pretty and sparkly addition to pages.

It has been years since I used these little letters from Making Memories.  I still love them and they are such an easy way to add some simple journaling.

Don't forget that Flying Unicorn now does pre-orders, too!!  You seriously don't want to miss a kit!


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Prima Special Edition Kits

Hey y'all!  I am sharing a layout that I made using the Prima Special Edition Kit, Sweet Cottage.  I love these kits!  They are such a great way to get lots of gorgeous Prima products that are already coordinated and ready to go!  It's also a great way to try some things that you might not have purchase yet for a great price!

I loved the soft colors that were included in this kit, so I decided to use this sweet photo with them.

I added some of my beloved Prima leaf die cuts to the flower clusters.  If you know me, you know I LOVE leaves!  I hope one of these days, Prima makes even more of the leaf dies!

I also FINALLY got my hands on this doily die!  So naturally, the first layout that I made had to have it!  I cut out the inside and added stitching to it.  


One of the final little finishing touches that I did was add some stitching to the title sticker.  Because my page was so soft, the that sticker wasn't showing as well as I wanted it to.  Adding some stitches made it stand out a bit more. 

A few splatters of mist, some flat backed pearls and pearls tucked into the clusters added the last little extras to pull my page and design together.


Monday, March 30, 2015

April Reveal with Flying Unicorn!

This month's kits were loaded with lots of my favorite color!  I'm such a fan of blue!  I loved the cream and grey accents, too!  The blues sat beautifully on these backgrounds.

Here is one of my pages for this month.  I enjoyed keeping this one soft and sweet!


I added some of my favorite die cuts and pearl cream to the mix!

I also loved playing with some of the soft mists that are in the kits!   Perfect for details like adding some colors to the flower centers!

And of course, some beautiful glitter Prima flowers add the final sweet touches for this page!

Now, you know that there are so many great kits and combinations to choose from! Do NOT delay!!  While you are there, be sure to check out the reveal from the entire team!  The work is, as always, just beautiful!!!
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Dress Form Canvas

Hi everyone! Today,  I wanted to share this little dress form canvas that I made.  I've admitted in past posts that I love dress forms and could make them every day!  Of course, I can't because I would run out of places to put them and friends who wanted them, but...  I can't resist making them occasionally!

I noticed the Prima Product Picks for March and they seemed perfect for my project idea.  So, with those colors, sparkle and texture in mind I got busy creating!

This project started out with an 8x10 canvas that I chose to use the back side of.  I wanted something that would hold the little 3 dimensional dress form that I made.   Turning your canvas over makes for a fun change-up and adds extra texture by having the wood show.

From this angle, you can see the dimension that using the back side allows.  I white washed the wood and added modeling paste using a the Prima Floral Petites stencil, doilies, Color Bloom Sprays and Chalk Inks to get the background ready to add my dress form..

I couldn't resist the little quote.  I think it's perfect for this type of project! 
I used Prima's Alphabet stickers with ink and mist added for the word style.  The smaller wording was made by printing it on transparency and cutting it out.

The skirt and bodice were made with paper that I pleated and layered to give this project more dimension.   I used Prima Color Bloom Sprays and Chalk Inks to give it a bit of shine and color.  

The body of the dress form was colored by adding tissue paper, some gesso and finally covering the entire thing with clear micro beads.  I added a bit of ink to it for a bit of contrasting color.

Instead of leaving the edge of the bodice where it meets the dress plain, I chose to use a wide strip of glue and add tiny sequins.  I love the sparkle that these tiny sequins give. 

Of course, I added lots of flowers to enhance the over all design. I used a combination of Bloom Collection Flowers and Fleurs De Prima to make my flower clusters.  There are bits and pieces of ribbons tucked in and I added a Prima Flutter Vine with it's beautiful flowers and a butterfly, too!

The last touch was adding a few more splatters of Color Bloom Mists and using soft gel to add lots of scattered tiny sequins.

Aren't these colors beautiful?  Be sure to check out the March Prima Product Picks and play along!