Friday, May 31, 2013

Flying Unicorn June KOM creations!

The June KOM, A Ray of Magic is fabulous!!!!  You can surely create magic with it too, LOL!!  The kit features Prima Fairy Rhymes and Pink Paislee Hope Chest along with some other complementary papers.

This is my favorite layout that I did with the kit.  Might have something to do with my subject, my sweet little poodle girls.  They really do act like small little girls and I thought this paper was just perfect for doing a girly feminine page of my sweethearts!   I did a little masking with TCW mini Kaleidoscope mask  and lots of Lindy's to color it.  The washi tape was inked with Distress ink in ripe persimmon.  All the flowers are from the kit but I colored the white ones with Lindy's Fuzzy Navel Peach.

Most everything on this layout is from the kit, I did add the peach ribbon and pearls atop the banner and the transparency that is over the photo that I've had that for years!!

Supplies: all from the kit unless otherwise noted

Patterned paper:  Prima Fairy Rhymes collection:  base-Caladee, circle - Flower Song, Prima Journaling spot stickers 563523-banners,
Diecuts and punches: JoyCrafts Vintage flourish 6003/0026 (stash); Martha STewart Scallop 3 Dot(stash)
Flowers:    Prima Encore Ivory 561369, Prima Avanti white 566593, Prima Divine 565244 (May KOM), Pink Paislee 00789 Artisan flowers,
Ink:  Distress black soot, ripe persimmon,  Mix'd Media Inx - Chiffon (all from my stash)
Mist:  Glimmer Mist Gumdrop; Lindy's Fuzzy Navel Peach, Glory of the Sun Gold, Edelweiss Moss Green, Ponderosa Pine Olive, (all from my stash)
Masks:  TCW347s MiniKaleidoscope (stash)
Other:  Prima transparency Clear Paintables 812553 (stash), Prima Fairy Rhymes Washi tape

The Flying Unicorn  main kit ALWAYS includes an OTP project that is different every month. Its fun to anticipate what it will e each month!  The June kit includes this fab trunk that is large enough to hold lots of things. Right now I am using mine to hold a partially completed mini book and the papers I've been using to make it.
I used Graphic 45 Birdsong (not in the kit) to make my trunk and I love how it turned out.  The flowers I used are in the kit but I did add the ivy vines from my stash.

I used Prima's 12 x 12 Flourish mask on this next layout.  I wanted to give a lacey look to the background and I thought this flourish did the trick.   These are Authentique Cherish papers and they also came in the kit.  Those gorgeous metal flowers are part of the new Flying Unicorn Adornments 2nd collection.  I just love them and I've been using them on everything.  The pearl centers are from my stash,they are Ruby Rockit and from an old kit.

Supplies: all from the kit unless otherwise noted

Patterned paper:  Authentique Cherish collection:  Base - Cherish One CHE001, pink floral - Cherish Two CHE002, floral strip - Cherish Enhancements; whitle punched behind photo - Pink Paislee Hope Chest collection - Keepsakes
Flowers:    Prima Avante white 566593, Flying Unicorn Adornments, Ruby Rock-it Avalon pearl flower centers (stash)
Ink:  Prima pastel brown, Mix'd Media Inx-chiffon (stash)
Mist:  Lindy'sCosmopolitan Pink (stash), Tattered Angels Cotton Candy(stash) , Tsukineko Angel Pink
Masks:  Prima Flourish 564803(stash)
Other: Liquitex modeling paste (stash)

Just want to remind you that we have new challenges every month and the best part is that you do not have to use our kits to participate in our forum.  You are welcome to use your own stash for your entries to our challenges.  We have great RAKS for all of our challenges and they are awarded on a random basis so that everyone has the same chance to win.  Come visit us!!

WOW, take a look at the June kit!!

a beautiful day.. a captured memory a Ray of Magic . The summer months bring a carefree feeling into our souls where laughter, dancing and smiles fill our warm summer nights. Fairies dance amongst the morning dew and hope lives strong in the minds of the young and old. A Ray of Magic lives within us all

Our Kit includes collections from Prima Fairy Rhymes designed by Jodie Lee, Hope Chest by Pink Paislee with Authentique Cherish Collection and Canvas Corp Collections. Some flowers, Dusty Attic and mists of course. This kit also showcases the new adornments to the Flying Unicorn Line and so much more.
Our Kits are unique and always come with an Off the Page (OTP) project and this month a papermache suitcase to create and make your own

We have created add ons that math with the main kit giving you more paper crafting creativity

Creations by the Creative Team :

and by Kitty too of course!

Off the Page Creations by the Creative Team

Remember, we do not have sign ups, our motto on this is that scrapbooking should be a passion not an obligation- so once the kit is sold out its..gone ... Do not delay and get your kit today !

Monday, May 27, 2013

Go Scrap! A new paperline from Poland coming soon to the Flying Unicorn!

The Flying Unicorn loves to find new paperlines overseas and bring them in to the US.  Here's another line that will soon be in the store, Go Scrap!  These papers are great for mixed media projects as they are a heavy weight and the graphic designs are perfect for those kind  of projects.

Having said that, I must tell you this layout is way out of my comfort zone!!  However, I persevered and I am happy with the result.  Today is my husband's birthday and no, I didn't make him a card, BUT I did make this piece of "art" that he can hang on his wall in his office.  The first thing he said when he saw it was oooo I love the bricks!

The giant heart is a Timmy grunge board cut out that I masked with TCW mini and Kaleidoscope then I layered on lots of Lindy's mists.  The inscription on the card in the center says "STeampunk Sally says be kind to your engineer!"  That is very appropriate as Dick is an engineer!

We're having a use your stash challenge at the Flying Unicorn and I am also using this as an inspiration piece.  There's lots of "stuff" from stash that's been hanging around for a while!


Patterned paper:  Go Scrap! Street Art collection:  base - Bricks

Embossing powder:  UTEE bronze, Distress walnut stain, Stampendous Aged Bronze embossing enamel

Diecuts and punches: BasicallyBare gears, Alterations gears

Flowers:    PrimaLifetime flowers
Mist:  Lindy's Bayou Boogie gold, Winter Jasmine gold, Glory of the Sea gold, Cattail Copper brown, Autumn Maple Crimson, Golden Lump O Coal, Cajun Carnelian Red

Masks:  TCW Mini Kaleidoscope

Paint:      Glimmer Glam Rustic, Golden Goddess, GlimmerGlaze-oil slick, white gesso, Goosebumps Matte Texture Dabber, Viva Decor 3D stamp paint gold,

Other:  7 Gypsies ATC & Photo display kit - oval metal frame; FUL Adornments,  Tim Holtz grunge board heart; Prima Junkyard Findings
Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, May 25, 2013

A new collection from 13 Arts!

13 Arts has a great new collection out, Faces of Spring, available now at the Flying Unicorn Store.  AND everything in the store is 25% off to celebrate Memorial Day weekend so hurry over and snag some of this fabulous paper.  It is such a nice weight that it will stand up to any mixed media you apply to it!

I used WRMK Lucky 8 punch, classic wreath to do the large diecut and then simply layered some of the papers from the collection.  The chippy is Dusty Attic and heat embossed with my favorite Stampedous embossing enamel.  I used Prima's static stencil to add some texture and dimension to the layout .  The dots were done with my new favorite foam stamp from Claudia Helmuth Domestic Foam Stamp collection.

The fabulous metal flowers are part of the new Flying Unicorn Adornments collection and I think they will be in the store next week.  The flowers in this newest collection are just fabulous!!


Patterned paper:  13Arts Faces of Spring collection: blue base and white diecut - Spring Morning, photo mat - Hair in the Wind; Ruby Rockit die cut tags Mother nature
Chipboard:  Dusty Attic leafy border 0577
Embossing powder:  Stampendous AGed Teal embossing enamel
Diecuts and punches: WRMK Lucky 8 Classic Wreath,
Flowers:    FULAdornments with Prima SIIP centers
Ink:  Mixed Media Inx pewter, Distress black soot, iced spruce
Mist:  Glimmer mist timberline
Masks:  Prima static
Paint:      white gesso
Other:  Chronology Label Plate


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Flying Unicorn debuts Friday the Thirteenth, a new paper company

The Flying Unicorn is always on the lookout for something new, unique and not seen before!  We love being the first to bring in new paperlines from overseas and today we're happy to introduce you to Friday the Thirteenth, a new paper company in Poland.  The papers are a great heavy weight so they work well with mixed medias.

100 % paper collection is double sided and is filled with romantic lace finishes, pearls, denim and a warm sweater with lace.

Dobrze Wiedziec-Good to Know paper collection is single sided and features pastel colors on a natural background. 
Jest pysznie! That's delicious! is single sided and perfect for summer with it's fresh colors reminiscent of sweet, fresh mint, ripe blueberries, melon and redolent vanilla cocoa.
 I used the 100% collection on this first LO.  I was feeling kind of grungy today and the textile print on this paper was perfect for what I wanted to do.  The picture is Chili after she had been outside playing in the mud!   People often think of poodles as being very prissy and I wanted to show the dog side of poodles so I contrasted glitter and glam with distressing and grunge!

Patterned paper:  Fridaythe Thirteenth 100% collection:  circle - Milosci, base - Slonca; Kaisercraft Miss Match collection - frame - Bric a Brac
Letters:  Diecut with Tim Holtz Vintage Market
Chipboard:  Maya Road Love Chipboard banners
Diecuts and punches: Martha Stewart scallop 3 Dot
Flowers:    Prima Tatiana 566357, Recollections brown roses
Ink:  Mix'd Media Inx truffle, peaches
Mist:  Lindy's Gato Gumbo Olive, Cape Cod Coral, Fuzzy Navel Peach, Heidi Swapp Georgia Peach
Masks:  TCW mini harlequin, mini microbial,  mini and 12 x 12 tile texture, Prima Crackel 564247, used Creative Medium for masking microbial  on banners and Wendy Vecchi Embossing paste black for masking tile texture, Shimmerz Texturez brick wall for harlequin masking
Paint:      Glimmer Glam Tutu Pink, Chandelier
Other:  Prima Junkyard Findings - metal hardware, Darice grapevine hearts, Pink Paislee mistables ribbon  under banner


I created this  layout using papers from both the That's Delicious and Good to Know collections.  As you can see, I really laid on the mixed media!  In each of the corners I used Prima's lattice mask and molding paste and then really laid on the mists.
I heat embossed the gates with Shimmerz Enamelz, it really made the gates look as if they were made of metal.
My floral cluster is made with a piece of a vine I got from Michael's a couple years ago and Petaloo flowers.   I also going to show this LO in our Use Your Stash challenge as everything on this layout is old old old and I'm happy to be using some of these old things up!  Gotta make room for new, right? 
Come join us in our Use Your Stash Challenge, you don't have to use Flying Unicorn products to participate in our Forum challenges, everyone is invited to play along with us using whatever supplies you wish.
Patterned paper:  Friday the Thirteenth Dobrze Wiedziec collection - green circle A po co, jest pyszniel! collection - base - wanilia
Chipboard:  DA 0188 ornate gate medium
Embossing powder:  Shimmerz Enamelz Molten metal (soon to be available at the Flying Unicorn)
Flowers:    Primasprites, Petaloo camelia cardinal red
Mist:  Heidi Swapp Georgia Peach, Glimmer mist-Sprout, Lindy's Edelweiss moss green, Rhododendron red rose, yellow rose of Texas, Moonshadow Mist -
Other:   Craf-t Rub-Ons #2 & 4 kits; vine from Michael's, Kaisercraft script stamp

On this next layout I used paper from the Good to Know collection for the background page and border strips and the circle is from the That's Delicious collection.
I was in a crazy mood yesterday when I created this layout.  I was rummaging around for some flowers to use with this paper and came upon that big bright ripe persimmon (its exactly the same color as Timmy's ripe persimmon distress ink!) flower.  Well yes it is sort of an improbably color mix but I love that flower and wanted to use it.  (Funny thing about that flower, I snatched it from a throw away box that one of my scrappy buddies had put together.)    I challenged myself to "make it work" asTim Gunn would say!  I love the bright pops of persimmon with the pastel blues and teals.
The photo is of my parents with their great grandchildren taken during taken while celebrating my Dad's 91st birthday.
I used Stampendous chunky white embossing enamel on the Dusty Attic chippy.  It was a corner piece that I cut in two.  Then I dabbled on some Dew Drop ink to add the bright color.
Patterned paper:  Fridaythe Thirteenth - Debrze Wiedziec collection:  base - Daleko jeszcze, border strips-dlaczego?; Jest Pysznie! collection: circle-Kakoo
Letters:  Glitz teeny alphas burndt orange
Chipboard:  DA0623 corner flourish #3
Embossing powder:  Stampendous chunky white
Diecuts and punches: Martha Steward scrolled heart
Flowers:    Prima Tasha teal 556921 , prima sugared flower, orange flower unknown
Mist:  Lindy's Tiger Lily red orange, rhododendron red rose,
 Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you'll check out these fabulous new papers!  Today I am going to work with my favorite of the three lines, 100%.  I saved the best for last so pop by again to see what I do with that!  Happy scrapping everyone!

Friday, May 17, 2013

CSI Case file 72 and Flying Unicorn


The Flying Unicorn store and Forums is a proud sponsor of CSI and this month our Creative Team is serving as guest designers!  Color challenges are a great way to get you thinking outside the box and  a great way to use up your stash!  I hope you'll give this case a try and be sure to post your creation in the Flying Unicorn CSI challenge thread too! 

Remember that you DO NOT have to use a Flying Unicorn kit in order to post your work in our forums.  Our challenges are open to everyone, you do not have to use our kits or products to participate at the Flying Unicorn!

Here's my take on Case File No. 72. 
Evidence:  White doily, leafy vines, metal flowers,
Journaling: 5 Things - Home, Quiet, Retreat, Peaceful, Solitude
This a picture of a pond we built just off our deck in Denver.  We lived up on a ridge and had a spectacular view.  The deck was really the most perfect place to sit and ponder life.  The tinkling water from the waterfall was so soothing after a long hard day at the office. 
I used papers from the May KOM, Coffee and Muse.  The Dusty Attic chippy came from the store, the metal flowers are brand new Flying Unicorn Adornments.  They should be in the store next week.  I really love love these flowers!!  The sunflower vine is from my stash.

Patterned paper:  7Dots Love is in the Air collection:  base - Rising of the Sun, orange - Illusion,; My Minds Eye Collectable collection: chartreuse - Perfect, teal circle - Hello
Chipboard:  Dusty Attic 0729 Branchs and Berries, 0177 Chicken wire panel
Embossing powder:  Stampendous aged silver
Flowers:    Prima Mountain Lily Sunflower, Flying Unicorn adornments,
Mist:  Tattered Angels gumdrop, Sprout, Lindy's Cajun Carnelian red, Dylusions vibrant turquoise,
Masks:  TCW mini cell theory
Paint:      Viva Decor 3D stamp paint - gold, moss green, antique linen
Other:  Wilton doily



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