Saturday, February 6, 2016

Love is blooming on my mailbox!

Hi, I want to share some of my favorite things with you for this Valentine's Day!  Here's a sweet little mailbox all ready to receive those all important love letters.  I think this is a perfect piece to decorate your home or office for a fun Valentine's look!

The mailbox is covered with Graphic 45 Mon Amour papers; they are perfect for Valentines. Next I pulled out some of my favorite red and pink  Petaloo blooms and yep, they're a match made for each other!  Just look at all the gorgeous pink, red, and white blooms.  They are all Petaloo blooms and go so perfectly with G45 papers.

 I started out with a metal mailbox that I got from the Flying Unicorn store, there are alot of great OTP items there so be sure to check it out.

The Botanica blooms are some of the prettiest blooms out there and I've used  the pink  large bloom and an ephemera  vine.  That red bloom is one of my all time favorites, its a Textured Element. ( I have a complete supply list at the end of this post.)

I tucked in a flourish heart chipboard piece from Creative Embellishments that I painted with white gesso, added a touch of pink Silks and then did the leaves with Lindy's Gator Gumbo Olive.

My favorite color is red, ha, I think that is becoming sort of obvious!  On the front I've used a mix of red Textured Elements and hydrangeas.  The cute little heart  is a Creative Embellishments wood veneer piece.

I used Petaloo's crocheted lace in cream to frame the mailbox door.  I love how it curled around the curve so nicely.  Then I added some ribbon, just for more color.

On this side I used more of the Textured Elements blooms along with some Spring Berry Clusters.  I added in some smaller blooms, a few fussy cut flowers, and some wooden conversation hearts from Creative Embellishments.

I love how Petaloo blooms add the perfect finishing touch to my Graphic 45 projects!  The colors always compliment my projects so well.

Petaloo Products Used:
Mulberry Paper Flowers White Assorted Mini Flora x 9 1556-300

Graphic 45 Mon Amour collection:
12 x 12 -
  Mon Amour
  One and Only
8 x 8 pad -
  My Beloved
  True Love 
6 x 6 Patterns and Solids pad
Ephemera cards

 Creative Embellishments 

Thanks for visiting!  

Friday, February 5, 2016

A Valentines card with Creative Embellishments and Graphic 45

Sometimes it can be tough to find just the right card for the man in our life.  So often they are over the top mushy or just too silly.  Tnis card that I made using Graphic 45's new Voyage Beneath the Sea collection is just perfect.  I love that it's not in traditioanl valentine colors yet it conveys a valentine's greeting.

I've used lots of Creative Embellishments chippies on this card.  If you haven't seen the latest designs, hurry and go look 'cause there are some fabulous new chippies.  I particularly adore the octopus, there's something so cute about him, LOL!
I love these Petaloo  Darjeeling Wild Blossoms that go so well with this collection.

 I lightly painted the chipboard pieces with white gesso that I watered down just a tad as I didn't want the paint tofill in the etching on the chipboard.  Then the seahorse is colored with Lindy's Grab a Guy Gold and a tiny bit of Cajun Carnelian Red.  The seagrass at the bottom is painted with Silks in Teal Zircon and African Jade.

The octopus is also colored with Grab a Guy Gold.

The seashells are colored with Lindy's Creme Brulee Cream.  I love that using mists for color allows the detail to show through.  Those flowers are Petaloo Darjeeling Wild Blossoms, they go so well with this collection.

You can find the chippies I used in the store.  Just click on the picture and it will take you right there!

Thanks for stopping by, be sure to enter Creative Embellishment's monthly challenge because you could win a $50 gift certificate to the store.  The challenge post is always at the top of the CE blog so you can always find it.  Now that is sweet!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Valentine's Card for Your Guy!

I'm back again with another not so traditional Valentine's card, again, using Graphic 45's Typography collection.  This card has a cute little door on the front that opens where you can write your sweetie a message.   I've used the Flourish Heart Frame from Creative Embellishments.

Typography Valentines card, G45 (1)

Here's a start to finish video for this card.

Here's a view with the little door opened.
Typography Valentines card, G45 (3)
Typography Valentines card, G45 (2)

Typography Valentines card, G45 (4)

Supplies from the Flying Unicorn Store:

Black cardstock
Lindy's Golden Lump of Coal Moonshadow Mist
Prima Chantilly Metal Knobs
2 brads antique brass
I am Roses tiny red roses

The Flying Unicorn Store carries many hard to find paper lines, be sure to stop by and check it out!

There's still time to to enter Creative Embellishments' January challenge.  You could win a $50 gift certificate so don't pass this opportunity by!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

February Flying Unicorn KOM Reveal!

The February kit from the Flying Unicorn is the perfect blend of warmth, nature, earthy and nautical. The colors are like a gorgeous sunset over the ocean. Without further adieu, we offer you the February "Your Passion, Your Art" kit of the month.

Papers Side "A"
Papers Side "B"
February is the time to sit and let love into your heart. With that, we know you'll just love this month's perfect "Off the Page" piece. The "Off the Page", or "OTP" as we call it, is included in every main kit. Now that's a LOT of love!

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!

Kits and Add On Kits are limited

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