Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ruby Rock-it from Australia - Flying Unicorn

One of the things that I really love about Flying Unicorn is the unique  products that the owner, Alda, tries to stock in the store.  She is always scouring the globe looking for the next great paper line.  This week we are featuring Ruby Rock-it papers from Australia and they are 10% off through January 22nd.

I did three layouts using the fabulous Avalon collection from Ruby Rock-it.These are a great heavy weight paper perfect for misting, distressing and inking, all those things we like to do to our paper. This first layout is a vintage picture of my grandparents probably taken in the 50's or maybe even earlier. I have so many wonderful vintage photos, unfortunately, most of them are not labeled as to the who or the when.

I started with a white paper, Celestial, from the collection and gave it a quick spritz with Cadillac pink Glimmer Mist. Then I cut a 10" square from Fantasy and used my Wild Flowers Martha Stewart punch to punch all around the page. Since the photo and Dusty Attic bracket frame cover the center of the paper, I fussy cut some of the flowers from the center of the page and tucked them behind on the upper left and right side of my layout. Behind the photo and filling to the edges of the DA frame is a green paper, Illusion.

The Dusty Attic frame is painted with Distress picket fence Crackle paint and then lightly inked with Distress pumice stone.

I used two rubons verses on the left and right, the butterflies are also rubons, all from Ruby Rock-it. From my stash I added the Prima canvas resist floral spray and birdcage. These are resist treated so you just ink with Distress in to bring out the details. The flowers are mostly Primas .

To finish off this layout, I added two special pieces that were given to me by a couple of our Unicorn members! The beautiful white butterfly was crocheted by our Cathi and is really perfect for this layout as it reminds me of the crocheted pieces that my grandmother did. That fabulous cameo was made for me by Tammy and I so appreciate it!!

Well I had that string of beads laying around and, I don't know, it just looked good tossed onto the layout so there you go, not alot of careful thought there, LOL!!

This next layout is of me and my sweetheart. I used Ruby Rock-it's diecut Stitch, Daydream in the center, and the base page is Noble. The tattered green under the diecut is Illusion.

I used a Dusty Attic Holly Flourish on this that I misted with Lindy's Starburst Yellow Rose of Texas.

I also used some Ruby Rock-it rubons here, the flowers and butterflies. The two larger flowers are handmade using McGill's Floriano and EK Success Retro Flower punches. The pearl accents are Ruby Rock-it embellies.

I wanted to mimic the circle pattern in the diecut so I used molding paste and a mask to dress up my center paper. You can see this technique in my tutorial here.

The title Always is a Making Memories Eclectic Metal that I mounted on a Tattered Banner diecut from Alterations as is the hand written sentiment under the photo.

And finally I leave you with these two cuties, Nika and Jen (aka Jrabs, Escape Kitty's Mom). Jen and some of othre favorite scrappy friends visited us last September and she and Nika fell in love!! I just adore this picture of them, it is soooo sweet!!

The papers I used are all from Ruby Rock-it Avalon, Melody-pink frame, Mysterious - floral (my favorite sheet in the collection!), and Illusion- green border strip. The flower is a Petaloo velvet and the greenery is a Sizzix diecut. Again I used Prima Resistant canvas for the chair inked with Distress Bundled Sage.

There's some Dusty Attic Fancy Trim #3 peaking out from under the lacy flowers trim from Hobby Lobby that I painted with Shimmerz pink paint. I added some heart lace from Hobby Lobby and Pink Paislee Mistable letters inked with Victorian Velvet.

Thanks for visiting!  Be sure to check out all the Ruby Rock-it lines!


  1. wow Maggi...you rocked this paper and those are all so amazing!!!! That cameo is unreal !!!

  2. Oh WOW Maggie!! Love all these wonderful LO's!!

  3. You really outdid yourself! fabulous layouts!


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