Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Flying Unicorn August KOM - Play in the Sunshine

Time for Reveal of the fabulous and playful August KOM, Play in the Sunshine, from the Flying Unicorn.  The kit features bright colors from Echo Park Beautiful Life and Fancy Pants Memories Captured.  This kit is just right for capturing those delightful summer days and memories.

First up I have a layout of my Mom and her great grandson that I scrapped with a combination of papers from both Echo Park and Fancy Pants.  I love to use black as an accent on my layouts and I thought the black papers were perfect focusing on the photo.

Supplies:  (All from the August KOM and addons unless otherwise noted)

Fancy Pants corrugated cardboard yellow    
Patterned paper:  Fancy Pants Memories Captured collection: black daigonal stripe - My Camera #1956, Blue dotted stripe - Memories Captured sps #1959, black base - Chalked Art #1952, black stars - Shining Star #1950, tags - Epherma Pack #1970; Echo Park Beautiful Life collection: red diecut - Butterflies BF50003, blue brocade - Damask BF 50012, floral - Floral #50004, sweet moments cutout - Journaling Cards # 50005

Diecuts and punches: Martha Stewart leaf punch, WRMK Lucky 8 punch Lace Kerchief (both from my stash)

Flowers:    Bo Bunny Dahlia blossoms Denim Blue, Prima Avante Teal 566678 (both from the July KOM flower addon);  Prima  Leeza Gibbons Wishes Dreams 970826,

Ink:  distress black soot (stash)
This little cutie is our youngest grandson.  I've used Echo Park's Memories Captured for this layout.  I chose a ScrapFx wordlet chippy from my stash for the title that I heat embossed with Stampendous Aged Spice.  Those embossing powders are so perfect for covering chippies.  I also did some embossing with TCW mini Kaleidoscope mask and Shimmerz Spun Sugar paste.


Supplies:  (All from the August KOM and addons unless otherwise noted)

Cardstock:      Bazzill Blackbird (from my stash)

Patterned paper:  Echo Park Memories Captured collection:  blue dots - Snapshots 1953, chevron stripe - Photos 1949, diagonal multicolor stripe - Smiles 1957, blue - Panorama 1948, black diagonal stripe - My Camera 1956, tags - Epherma Pack 1970

Chipboard:  ScrapFx wordlet  (stash)

Embossing powder:  Stampendous Aged Spice (stash)

Flowers:    American Crafts Delights Paper Flowers

Mist:  Lindy's Biyou Boogie Gold, Lindy's Screaming Banshee (both from my stash)

Masks:  TCW mini Kaleidoscope (stash)

Other:  Shimmerz Spun Sugar embossing paste

We have two beautiful grand daughters and one of them spent a week with us last month and she and I scrapped together.  She was quite the scrapper, she did an whole album while she was here!
This photo is of her when she was 6 I guess.  We took the grandkids to a fun park and the younger kids really loved driving the kiddie go-carts! 
I used Fancy Pants for this layout and decided to go kind of grungy!  I did some embossing with Shimmerz TextureZ and dripped on some 13 Arts Ayeeda inks.  Then some splashs of Lindy's to complete my oily grungy look.


Supplies:  (All from the August KOM and addons unless otherwise noted)

Patterned paper:  Fancy pants Memories Captured collection:  Base - Say Cheese 1951, chevron stripe - Memories 1954, tags - Epherma Pack 1970

Diecuts and punches: Sizzix lollipop dies for letters (from my stash)

Flowers:    hand made with The Paper Studio flower punch, McGill Retro flower punch,  Prima tiny red rose centers and red Stickles (all from my stash)

Ink:  Ayeeda black and red (from my stash)
Paint:    ClaudiaHellmuth Studio dash of red acrylic paint  (stash)
Mist:  Lindy's Screaming Banshee Black, Rudolph's Nose Red (stash)

Masks:  TCW tile (stash)

Other:  Maya Road canvas banners (from the June KOM),  Shimmerz Texturez Brickwall (stash), Pebbles Chalkboard Stickers "smile, hi, enjoy"

Our  main kit always  includes a great Off the Page project.  This month the OTP is this awesome Kaisercraft wooden chest.  I love it!  The little drawers are perfect for storing my Flying Unicorn metal adornments, sorted between gold and silver color.

Everything I used on the chest is from my stash.  I used Kaisercraft's 75 Cents collection for paper, that is definitely my favorite collection from Kaisercraft ever!  I used a gold Petaloo vine at the top and then filled in with a large Prima flower and then Flying Unicorn smaller flowers.  I decorated the back and sides with diecut stickers and cutouts from the collection. To finish it off I added bead strings down the sides.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I really appreciate it!!  Be sure to hurry over to the Flying Unicorn store and get your kit, they sell out fast.

Its a warm summer breeze as the ocean waves crash along the shoreline and in the back of our mind we know summer is coming to an end, but today, yes today we can still be carefree and Play in the Sunshine.
And with a fun palette from Echo Park;s collection to Fancy Pants Memorabilia we hold on to these last days of the summer sun and entice you to forget that before too long a fall crisp breeze will fill the air.
Without further adieu Flying Unicorn proudly presents our August Kit of the Month - Play In the Sunshine.

This month our Off the page project which is included in the main kit is a chest of drawers, manufactured by Kaisercraft. Store bits, baubles, notions and trinkets in style. This fabulous little chest of drawers is completely customizable, so get ready to paint, ink, chalk, paper and embellish your way to a unique piece of art.

So do not let this kit pass you by - Remember there is no sign up - its first come first serve - Paper crafting should be a passion not an obligation and once the kit is gone - its gone!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Lindy's Fusible Webbing!

Today I want to show you how to use Lindy's Fusible Webbing.  This is a really fun embellishment and a unique way to add texture to your projects. 

You will need:

Lindy's Fusible Webbing - available in the Flying Unicorn store
Embossing ink - colors of your choice
Heat gun

Now that you've checked out my video, here are some projects that I used Lindy's Fusible Webbing on.
This first project was creating using items for the July Mixed Media Inspiration.  Its a canvas that I first misted using a Prima mask and then masked using Shimmerz Texturez in patina.  Then I added pieces of fusible webbing all around the outer edges to sort of frame the photo.  I used several colors of embossing powder - silver, aged wine, gold.
On this one I used gold UTEE on the webbing.

I love the look that fusible webbing gives to a project.  It adds a lacy textured look that is different from anything else.  I hope you'll give it a try!!
Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Flying Unicorn Mixed Media Inspiration!

We are so excited to showcase our July Mid-Month Muse Kit. This kit allows you to experiment with Watercolor paints, photo transfers, gelatos and so many more goodies that your creativity can explore. We are also thrilled to include and introduce to you all our Flying Unicorn crystal butterflies, that are available for now only in this kit with some new adornments under our brand as well .
So without further adieu take a look at the amazing creations created by our creative team and Brenda ( Bitsy) Howell, our Guest Designer.

From our Guest Designer :


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Flying Unicorn July OTP

Isn't this just the coolest mini?  It's the OTP included with the main Flying Unicorn July kit.  It's burlap and from Canvas Corp.  Don't let it scare you, it's really fun to work with and different from other minis.

Here's the cover page.  I first painted it with white gesso to stiffen the page.  As this was the first page I did, I wanted to see how the gesso would work on the burlap.  I put a couple paper towels between the pages so that if any bled through the page, the paper towels would absorb.  For the most part there was very little bleeding through the layers so gessoing worked just great!  Then I decided to try masking and you can see a little of that in the upper right corner, the clock numerals.  I used that marvelous Studio 490 gold embossing paste, and while I love that stuff, its not quite stiff enough for detail applications on burlap such as these roman numerals.  Or maybe my technique is lousy.... LOL!

The oval frame is diecut with a Spellbinders die and I heat embossed the outer edges of the frame and the gears with, yep you guessed it, my favorite product, Stampendous aged gold embossing enamel.    Then I used some stickers and banners from Graphic 45's new line, Steampunk Spells.

I cut the word Art from a piece of metal with a new Alterations die, Artful Words.  Then I ran it through an embossing folder and sanded it to highlight the embossed portions.

Those very cool flowers are Flying Unicorn Adornments.

Next I did some fussy cutting and used one of the cards from the 12 x 12 Steampunk Spells pad.

I used the same technique on the oval frames, embossing the outer edges. 

I'm not one to give up easily, so on this page I successfully masked the harlequin diamonds using Shimmerz Texturez in patina.

I decided to mix some images from Steampunk Debutante with Steampunk Spells.  The clock on the left was done with Hampton Art coordinating stamps as were the Steampunk Spells words.  The bricks are masked with Shimmerz Texturez Brick Wall.

Dusty Attic corset

Maya Road wings embossed with Stampendous aged gold and shabby white.

These are the only pages I've done so far, I will post more as I get them done.  This album has 16 pages!


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