Friday, May 30, 2014

Reveal Time at Flying Unicorn!

We at Flying Unicorn are so humbled and excited to have the owner of Riddersholm Designs designing with us this month! Before you scroll down to see the amazing June Kit reveal - we are sharing a few sneak peeks from Connie Riddersholm which will be highlighted on June 01, 2014.

We have been blessed to have been introduced to Connie and Riddersholm Designs a few years ago and fell in love with her paper collections from Turquoise Hill to Bello Pastello, along with Vintage Pink and so many more that are all back in stock in the store!

Without further adieu we present June's 2014 Your Passion. Your Art. featuring the long awaited release of the newest collection from Riddersholm Designs Tailgate Marked !

Here are a couple of pages that I made using this fabulous kit!  I'll share more soon!
Our kits are amazingly unique and every month we include an off the page project. This month you will receive a galvanized steel park bench ready for you to get creative with.

This bench was so fun!  I will be sharing my project this week!  

The latest and greatest embellishments and goodies for you that compliment the main kit and all the add on kits. You can purchase this to add creativity to the stash you have on hand or to mix in with our main kit for more creative yumminess!

A perfect add on for the avid mix media artists out there to the ones that are just getting their hands, and yes sometimes face and feet inked! The colors in this kit compliment all the other kits being offered this month or it can stand alone since it will always come with a canvas so you can play as soon as you receive it !
Our Small Art, Big Passion addon kit can stand alone or mix it in with the main kit. Perfect for card makers, altered projects, tags, atc's and so much more!

We have an incredible month of great tips, techniques along with some amazing videos to teach and and get you creating! Our educators this month will be using the kit to inspire you along, though you can always create and try using your own stash too! So become a subscriber of our You Tube Channel and our forums - You do not want to miss out!

Delaina has created a step by step video creating this amazing layout! Whether you are a beginner scrapper or an avid one there are some amazing tips and techniques on masking and layering for you to try and enjoy! Grab your coffee or tea and Click here to bring you to our You Tube Channel

Are you not in awe of this amazing creation by Lainie... well join us on Friday June 6th on the forums as she gives us step by step instructions in creating this magnificent page using our June Kit. There are some awesome techniques that you will walk away with that you can make your own and create on any project! Click here to take you to our Build Page Section.

We are thrilled that on June 7th Song's video will be posted on our You Tube Channel where you will see her create step by step our Off the Page Project. Song's work is detailed and she shows you all the steps so you will not want to miss watching this video. There is a lot of amazing techniques to learn! Click Here to bring you to our You Tube Channel .


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Mixed Media Canvas

Hi y'all!  I wanted to share a canvas that made recently.  I love playing with a 6x12 canvas when I'm creating for fun or trying out new ideas.  It is such a great size.  Plenty of room, but not so large that you are spending forever on it.  Sometimes, you just have a little while to play and this size is perfect for that!

I started out with some modeling paste and a stencil.  This on is a Heidi Swap stencil.  After I let the paste dry, I just painted the entire thing black.   I really like the chalkboard look that is so popular right now, so I decided to experiment a bit to see how it worked with a canvas.

Before I started embellishing it, I decided to give it a few splatters with some white and neon colored paints.  For both the background and the splatters, I used inexpensive acrylic paints.


For embellishing this one, I used a lot of oldies but goodies supplies!  I have so many things in my stash that I still love and I don't care if they are 'out of date'.  A good example of this is my Prima Sprites and my American Crafts Thickers.  I will not admit how many flowers I have, but the Sprites are so cute!  Also, the Rainboots Thickers .... oh man!  My all time favorite font for Thickers!  Talk about not admitting how many packages.  I still buy the black ones!  Hopefully, I will never run out!

In addition to my oldies, I chose some newer flair.  I couldn't resist the hashtag and liked the way it fit nicely in the bottle cap heart.

To finish it off, I added a few brads and some little words from my stash.  The last thing was, of course a bow!  :)

I would love to see your take on canvas'.  Leave a comment with your blog address, and I'll stop by!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Inspired by Pinterest

You might remember a while back that I did a card that was inspired by Pinterest.  I also did a layout that was inspired by the same photo for the 3 Birds Studio Blog.  I can share it here now, just in case you missed it on the 3 Birds Studio Blog.

This is the photo that I saw on Pinterest that was my inspiration for my layout.

You can see that I used the pattern of the cupcakes for the background design for my layout.


I chose to stitch within my circles to mimic the look of the icing.  The quilled roses were also added according to the patterns in the photo.


Glittery Chipboard a touch of ribbon and adorable photos were added to finish the look.  

In a previous post, I showed how I did the patterns for the inside of the circles.  You can see that post here if you would like some ideas for how to pierce in an established pattern.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Vacation Selfie

Hi y'all!

My daughter recently had a great vacation with her best friend to Destin, Forida. Of course, they were posting photos on Facebook, so I had to grab some!  I loved this cute selfie best, so it is the first of many that I used.

I knew that this trip was coming up, so I had ordered the Prima SeaShore Collection recently.  It turned out to be a great match for her photos!  Can't wait to use it again!

The flowers are terrific!  I love the tiny ones to add more layers.  They tuck in so nicely!  Look closely and you can see the little anchors on the black one.  So cute!

  I'm not going to admit how many packages of these metal frames that I have.  :)
I chose to use the dreamy definition in this heart because the photo just seemed to require it!

Cute tags, more flowers and metal!  I used foam to vary the heights for dimension and to make layering easier.  



Friday, May 9, 2014

Super Exciting News!!

I'm really excited to announce that I'm joining the Flying Unicorn Creative Team!!

Flying Unicorn has gorgeous kits and an amazingly talented creative team!  I'm so inspired by them!

In addition to the great kits that Alda puts together, there is also an online store!  You can check it out here.   It's full of the latest and greatest!

Be sure to drop by the Flying Unicorn Forums, too!  There are so many fun challenges and inspiration there!   I can't wait to get started!


Thursday, May 1, 2014

More with 3 Birds Studio Design and a Sneak

Hi!  Today I wanted to share a layout that I did for 3 Birds Studio
This one was done with the Graceful Season Collection.  I'm loving this collection!  It's so versatile and beautiful!

I used some of the journal cards in the 6x6 paper pad for the  base of my design.


I added some fussy cutting flowers and layered a bow to enhance the design.

Next up, I added some glittery accents by including the frame and the title piece from the chipboard set to finish of the design.  

I have been loving working with this collection and can't wait for the next one!  It's right around the corner! This next collection is called Midday Medley and has an entirely new set of embellishments! 


To see the images stickers included in this sneak, take a look at the 3 Birds Blog!  They are so AWESOME!  I can't wait until you get to see it all!

Finally, be sure to be watching for the festivities for National Scrapbook Day! We are sharing new projects all week!