Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Off the Page with Flying Unicorn

Hi everyone!

I'm sharing my Off the Page project from the Flying Unicorn September Kit.  This one is a favorite for sure!!  I love dress forms and you can find several of them already in my house, so I was super excited to see this in the Main Kit!

I chose to go with colors that would make this work in my guest room.  I wish that I had taken pictures along the way, but it just kind of evolved as I went along, so I'll just ell you what I did.  :)

To start, I covered the whole dress form with pink tissue paper using mod podge.  After is was dry, it was a lot bolder that I wanted it, so I put a layer of white tissue paper over the top to tone it down a bit.  Then I gave it a good spritzing with gold mist.

 Next up was some, well a LOT, of fussy cutting!  The florals were cut from Authentique paper that was included in the July Kit from Flying Unicorn.  I again used Mod Podge to attach it.  A few pearls and some more mist were layered over the top.

Tulle, bows and flowers next!!  The tulle is simply bows that were tied and glued around the bottom section.  Super simple way to get the 'ruffle' look with tulle.  I added a shiny bow, lots of roses and leaves around the section where the tulle met the dress form.  Of course, more gold mist and some teas stain and mauve mist to add a touch of darker dimension.

The tulle at the top was tied into knots and glued around the top.  I kept thinking it needed something at the top and couldn't find anything in my stash that would give it the look that I wanted.  Viola.... I remembered that I had some antique drawer pulls that were glass and it worked perfectly!!

To finish it all off, I watered down a bit of gesso and used a sea sponge to add touches of white.  I really love the little bit of lighting up it did with the skirt. 

I have to admit that this turned out to be my favorite OTP ever!! I had such a fun time with it and really like the way it looks in my guest room! 


Monday, September 1, 2014

September Reveal at Flying Unicorn

Hello Uni's and friends!
We are THRILLED that our September Guest Designer is the seriously talented and very sweet Gabrielle Pollacco!!!! Yes! Gabrielle is joining us once again at Flying Unicorn to share her creativity and inspiration using our September Kit. On September 01, 2014 we will share her incredible inspiration , until then we are thrilled to present our September Your Art Your Passion Kit of the Month.

Here is one of my pages from the kit!


From the beginner to the avid mixed media artist our Mixed Art add on kit will surely please you. Our Mixed Art kit will always come with a canvas and this month we have included a circle canvas ready for you to get your mojo going. Oh and an extra special wooden paint palette has been included for you to use or alter with paints Flying Unicorn Adornments and mists galore. 

Flowers, chipboard, and vines oh my! Our Mixed Passion is a collection of everything pretty to add to the Main kit or the add on kits. The colors and embellishments will enhance your Kit of the month creations or it can stand alone and you can create something magical! So turn the music up order that pizza for the family and lock your self away while you create some pure yumminess!

Our Small Art Big Passion is all about the love of making cards, tags atc's and anything in between. With the 6x6 collection of Studio 75 , Flying Unicorn Adornments, more flowers to a vine metal die manufactured by Cottage Cutz, sweet hellos, welcome to fall, thank you, and birthday cards , will be reaching friends and family doorsteps soon.

We are thrilled to present great tutorials, techniques, videos and Build a Page using our September Kit of the Month to help you grow in the passion of your art. So stay tuned there is so much more to come in the next week!

Kits and Add On Kits are limited so do not delay in getting yours! 


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Pearlescent and Foil Goodie Box from 3 Birds Studio

Hi y'all!  I want to share a little gift bag and tag that I made using 3 Birds products!  They are releasing the Pearlescent and Foil Goodie Box soon!  This little box is so fun and has over 1400 pieces in it!  It is perfect for adding special little touches to all your projects!

In addition to this little bag and tag, I have a coordinating card on the 3 Birds Blog today!  Be sure to take a peek if you have a moment!  

I used a store bought black bag and just jazzed it up a bit.  The floral strip is 2 inches wide.  I added borders using a Fiskar's punch and stripes of orange from the Quilled Cardmaking Kit.

The little tag was cut from paper and the border was added to the bottom instead of the sides.

I added a doily with a touch of bakers twine glues around it.  Then I added my favorite part!  The quilled flowers!  They are so pretty and the little pearl and foil pieces are such a great accent to them! 

To attach them, I used tiny Zots.  I just set them in place directly on top of the quilled pieces.  Then I added the final touch to this project, the ribbons.

To attach the ribbon, I used Beacons Fabri-tac and just glued it at each of the folds.  

NOW, one more fun little twist!  Next week, I'm going to show you the project that I made to put in the bag!  Hope you come back to see what I've come up with!

Don't forget to drop by the 3 Birds Blog to take a peek at my card!


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Flying Unicorn August Build a Page

It's my turn to share a page and give the instructions for how I made it for Flying Unicorn's monthly Build a Page.

Here is the page that we are making. 


With the exception of a couple of adornments that you can find in the Flying Unicorn store, a bit of ribbon and some embroidery floss, everything you need for this page is included in the kits!

Be sure to check out all the details in the Flying Unicorn Forums!   Here's a link: August BAP



Monday, August 4, 2014

Mojo Monday at Flying Unicorn!

It's Mojo Monday!  If you don't know what that means, of course, I'm going to tell you!

At Flying Unicorn, Alda provides a gorgeous sketch the one of the designers uses to create a page for inspiration.  In addition to a sketch, you have to opportunity to play along with the sketch for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Flying Unicorn Store! 

It was my chance to use the Sketch for this week's Mojo Monday.  Here is the page that I created.

I just wasn't finished with the kits yet, so I used them to make this page, too!

Here is Alda's Sketch that I based my layout on.  Isn't it beautiful?

Here are some of the details!


Be sure to go by the Flying Unicorn Forums for all the details on how you can play and win a gift certificate!