Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Flying Unicorn -More for May!

This is another layout that I made using the Flying Unicorn May Kits plus some extras from the Flying Unicorn Store, too!

For this one, I chose to focus on the white and silver elements that were in the kits.  The background paper has a touch of blue that I liked to add the tiniest bit of contrast to make the whites stand out perfectly.

I chose a black and white photo to go with this page to further the monochromatic look.  I also pulled out some of my OLD punched ribbon.  It seemed like a great fit for the look I was going for.

The wood title was inked to be white.  I added some silver to each of the resin pieces which is a bit hard to see in the photos.  The Petaloo flowers were added to pull some more bling into my page.

I really LOVE both of the stencils that were included in the kits this month!  I used gel medium with silver micro beads for the background of this one.  

Don't forget to go to Flying Unicorn to see what the design team has done!  And... Don't forget to get your kits each month!  They go fast!


Monday, May 4, 2015

Off the Page with Flying Unicorn

The Off the Page for Flying Unicorn's May Kit was a paper mache book box.  It is the perfect size to store some treasures!  I really experimented with this one.  I haven't used mica flakes before and there were some beautiful ones in the kits.  This is what I came up with.

I used lost of mists, glitter, doilies and my favorite Hug Snug ribbon to build the base to set these gorgeous Prima Flowers and Feathers on top of.  The feathers and some of the adornments were included in the kits.  I added some of my own butterflies and flowers, too.

I really ended up loving the warm colors that I chose.  I also have been hoarding those butterflies and the feather flowers from Prima.  They ended up matching perfectly with kit supplies that I included on this project.


You will love what the rest of the team did with this little box, so be sure to take a peek at the gallery at Flying Unicorn!


Saturday, May 2, 2015

CSI-Color Stories Inspiration

Flying Unicorn is sponsoring CSI this month!  Many of us on the Flying Unicorn Creative team will be participating in the Challenges.  I made this page based on the Case File CC-5.  

Here is the case file that I worked from.

 As you can see, there are many options to work from.  To crack the case, you must use the colors that are provided.  For me, these colors are so beautiful and my stash is full of them!  I used lots of Prima Flowers and many things from the Prima Butterfly collection.

I used a stencil with gel medium colored with green to add the bricks.  I then added a bit of gesso and some ink to give them more coloring.

I also added some white cardstock using on of my new punches.  Tip:  Try gluing two punches together with a glue stick to make your small pieces stiff.  Shape while they are still damp.

More bits and pieces completed the look.  I'm loving glass beads, so I had to add some here.

Be sure to go by CSI to participate in the challenge!  You will find lots of inspiration there from the Flying Unicorn team, as well as, the CSI team and more!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Canvas Pedestal Frame with Video Tutorial

Hi everyone!  If you follow my blog, you might have seen this on my Prima post.  Today, I'm sharing it in a post with several close-ups.  I had a lot of fun with this one.  You will see that I also created a video tutorial for it.  It's embedded below, so it is easy to watch if you would like to!

Here is the video!

I love the trend of turning a canvas over and using the back side.  It worked perfectly to add the ring holder to the inside to hold lots of photos.

In this photo, you can see several details including the ribbon technique that is in the video.  You can also see some of the canvas pieces.

This is probably my favorite part of the project.  The glass drawer pull is actually an antique that I got when my mother in law moved out of her home.  It is special to me, so I wanted to include it on a project that I love.  Having said that, there are so many beautiful drawer pulls in local hobby shops.  You are sure to be able to find one you love.

This is the backside detail.    I wanted this to be something that I could set anywhere, so just in case the back could be seen, it needed to be finished, too. 

And the last one so you can really see the dimension of the finished project.  I have only added 3 photos for my blog, but you can see that this will hold several photos easily.


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Reveal Time at Flying Unicorn!
Flying Unicorn is happy to bring you not only the gorgeousness of May flowers but a month of sweet pastel colors of spring and the glorious papers from 13@rts in this months Your Passion Your Art. Without further adieu we offer you our May - Your Passion. Your Art kit of the Month

Here is my first project with the kits!
I had a lot of fun creating this layout.  I used the stencil in the kit with clear gel and added purple micro beads to it.

You can see better in this close-up.  I also added some long stitches the add to my background.

The leaves in the Mixed Passion Kit were so pretty,  but my favorite part of the package was the beads at the end of the stems.  I curled the stems and place the beads outward instead of tucked up near the flowers.

Who possibly couldn't love the adornments that Alda includes in our kits?  Not me!  I love them!  I gave these a bit of a bend and placed a glass pearl in the center.

And one more close-up.  You can see a bit of the beautiful chipboard frame in this one and see the adornment here, too.  Don't forget the ribbon.  This is one inch sheer ribbon.
Summer is on the horizon, and a perfect treasure book is what we offer as the off the page this month to store those seashells, ticket stubs from an outside concert, amusement park or those written poems while watching the sunrise/sunset. Create your best seller book box of memories!

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 mixed media art supplies to advance your skills as an artist.

Flowers, vines,and embellishments 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 on its own! So turn up the music, make some tea and lock your self away while you create some art!

Our Small Art Big Passion is all about the love of making cards, tags atc's and anything in between.From Stamps, flowers, paper, embellishments and pretty things in between! These yummy goodies will enhance any of the kits or stand alone .
We are thrilled to present great free tutorials, techniques, videos and Build a Page using our 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!


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!