Monday, September 30, 2013

Flying Unicorn October KOM available now!

Summer has bid her farewell and the morning air is crisp as the leaves turn from greens to golds.
These are the days where weekend mornings are driving down the country lane and stopping at the Farmer's market for some apple cider as the children frolic in the pumpkin patches and tug asking if they to can have a hayride. With the Solace of Fall Flying Unicorn is proud to present to you our October Kit of the month Farmer's Market and Hayrides.

The summer-flower has run to seed,
And yellow is the woodland bough;
And every leaf of bush and weed
Is tipt with autumn’s pencil now.

And I do love the varied hue,
And I do love the browning plain;
And I do love each scene to view,
That’s mark’d with beauties of her reign.
John Clare

Our You Tube channel is filled with great techniques and tutorials to help you grow and learn . Every month as the kit is released we add to our you tube library and this month is no exception. Join Jen this month as she takes you step by step in creating this amazing layout.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Fabscraps and Websters at the Flying Unicorn!

I just love this time of year with all the new summer releases hitting the market! Today I have two layouts to share with you, both done with recent releases.

First up is the luscious Fabscraps Shabbylicious collection.  I love the soft pinks, greens, and blues of this paper!
 This page is dedicated to the memory of our sweet Chena who many of you may know from the stories of Escape Kitty and Chena wandering the world together.  We lost Chena very tragically three weeks ago to gastric torsion.  It was so sudden and with her age at 12 1/2 and recent bout with pneumonia, we decided that it was too risky and the recovery too difficult, to put her through the surgery required to untwist the stomach, and so we said good bye to her.  Kitty's Mom, Jen, and 5 other of my scrapping buddies had just arrived for our annual scrap retreat at our home, it was definitely a horrible way to start the weekend but having them here helped us get through those first difficult days.

On a happier note, we have a lovely new standard poodle puppy, Tisha, and she is helping Nika and my husband and I smile again.  Stay tuned for lots of puppy layouts!

This is my favorite photo of Chena, it really captures the mischievious light in her eyes and the little girl look that always made me laugh.  I miss you sweet girl.

Cardstock:      Bazzill
Patterned paper:  FabscrapsShabbylicious collection:  base & mixed stripes - Chic Mix,  bird print - Shabby Birds, pink stripe - Chic pinks, pink check and title paper - Chic Chairs
Letters:  Making Memories tiny alpha
Chipboard:  Fabscraps
Embossing powder:  Stampendous aged green and shabby green
Diecuts and punches: Sizzix Framelit,
Flowers:    Fabscraps Romantic Roses Marie Antoinette, Petaloo, pink handmade
Ink:  Versamark oasis green and malted mauve, Prima Old Rose
Mist:  Dylusions White Linen, Glimmer Mist Gumdrop
Masks:  TCW mini grunge hearts, Prima mini flora,
Paste:  Texturez Crusted Coral
Other:  Prima resin bird

Next is a layout done with Webster's Postcards from Paris II. I love the beautiful images and pretty colors of this paper line.

I thought  the frame and roses printed on this paper were so pretty, so I decided to just use this one sheet of paper and add masking to embellish.  I used two different Crafter's Workshop masks, screen and peacock feathers.  The screen is masked with Distress Tea Dye and the feathers are masked with Viva Mother of Pearl cream paste.


Patterned paper:  WebstersPostcards from Paris II:  base - Tres Belle, fussy cut butterflies - My Heart Flutters, Tags and Prompts stickers
Chipboard:  FabscrapsWordlet,
Embossing powder:  Stampendous aged ochre
Flowers:    Kaisercraft paper blooms coral, Petaloo Mini Textured blossoms apricot, Prima Encore Ivory 561369, Prima Divine Fabric flower dyed red with Lindys
Ink:  Mix'd Media Inx peridot,  Distress Tea Dye
Mist:  Heidi Swapp Iridescent spritz GA Peach, Lindys Frosted Forget Me Nots, Cape Cod Poral, Cosmopolitan Pink, Rudolph Red Nose
Masks:  TCW Window Screen, TCW Peacock Feather,
Paste:  Viva Modeling Crème Mother of Pearl Champagne
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Friday, September 27, 2013

CSI case file 91.


The Flying Unicorn is a permanent sponsor at CSI and this month we are the main sponsor and the creative team is 
 participating as guest detectives.

I used 13 Arts paper from the September Flying Unicorn KOM for the base of my page.  Then I used a Mr Huey triangles mask that came in the kit to mask on the background.  A lot of paint dabbled here and there allowed me to incorporate all the colors in the challenge.  I had a lot of fun with this challenge, that's for sure!!

The photo is from our summer 2010 trip to Alaska and is in front of the campground where we hosted for 6 weeks.

The evidence:  wet medium - paint, molding paste, mist
Metal accents - Flying Unicorn butterflies
Testimony (journaling): 
Suprise!  We always talked about camp hosting at Denali.  We were shocked that there was no camphost  at Teklanika when we camped there.  We tracked down a Ranger to find out why.  Then we asked for the job, and much to our suprise they gave us the job!  It was 6 weeks of heaven living in God's country, no phone, no internet, no electricity, and no TV.  It was just us, our campers and lots of wildlife!



Patterned paper:  13 Arts Faces of Spring -  Natural Beauty (Sept KOM)
Diecuts and punches: Melissa Frances Die Cut Accents (Sept KOM)
Flowers:    Petaloo Mixed Textured Blossoms teal and amber, Mixed textured mini blossoms amber
Ink:  Distress Black soot
Masks:  Mr Huey Triangles  (Sept KOM)
Paint:      Claudia Hellmuth classic teal, black, altered orange, yellow pastel,
Other:  Glitz Peek-A-Boos Love You Madly (Sept KOM); FUL Metal Adornments, Kaisercraft stamps (Sept KOM)

I hope you give this challenge a whirl, it was great fun!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Join us for some Authentique fun!

Flying Unicorn is thrilled to work side by side with Authentique to showcase their newest  paper collections!  During  our two day  showcasing  event going on right now,  we  have  wonderful  prizes that can be  won on The Authentique  Blog, on our  forums and  Facebook Page - Make sure to be a follower of the Authentique Blog  for a chance to win! We have also  put  all Authentique collections on sale in the store for  20% off - Use Coupon Code "Authentique" to receive the discount 
I used the gorgeous Natural collection for my layout and tag.  This collection has such gorgeous colors, it was perfect for my nature photos  of a trio of Dall sheep that I took at Denali National Park in Alaska.
Here's my journaling:
Over the 5 years that we lived in Alaska we made many trips into Denali National Park and only once did we get "up close and personal" with Dall sheep.  Typically you only see them high up in the hills and on the ridges. 

However, the summer that we campground hosted was such a treat and one of our favorite memories was the day we saw a "posse" of male Dall sheep just hanging out at Polychrome Pass. We often saw them on our weekly trips to the Toklat ranger camp at mile 53, but on one particular day we rounded a bend and saw these three young males walking down the center of the road, and they weren't moving either!  We immediately dubbed them the Bad Boys of Denali!  Well pulled over to what little shoulder there was and just watched them.  One particularly curious fellow came within 8 inches of my window!  I love this shot with his tongue sticking out!!


Patterned paper:  Authentique Natural collection, Stripe - Day Dream, Base - Native, journal card - Enhancements, floral - Beaming
Letters:  Pink Paislee  Meringue foam letters
Flowers:    Petaloo vines, Prima Wishes Dreams 970826; Prima Hello Pastel white flowrs
Ink:  Distress Pumice Stone
Masks:  Prima Crackle, 564247, TCW361 Tiny Circles
Paint:      Viva 3D Stamp Paint gold, metallic lime green
Other:  Kaisercraft leaf stamp, Claudia Hellmuth Studio Foam Stamps

Here's a tag I made also using Authentique's Natural Collection.  I used Prima's static stencil and Studio 490 gold embossing paste.  The flowers are Petaloo and Alda made the bird from air dry clay and I painted it with iridescent watercolor paints.

Now be sure to stop by Authentique's blog and  Flying Unicorn forum, and Facebook page to see the rest of the teams' work and maybe you will win a prize!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Steampunk Spells witch's dress and hat!

I've got a thing for these Kaisercraft mannequins; this is the 3rd one I've altered.  They are around 17" tall and so fun to dress.  You can get the dressforms at the Flying Unicorn store as well as G45's Steampunk Spells and many of their other lines too.

Aside from loving these dressforms, I am also loving G45's Steampunk Spells! Since Halloween is around the corner, I thought it would be fun to make a witch's dress and hat.  I dyed cheesecloth with Lindy's mists to make the wispy ragged part of the skirt.  The raven on her shoulder is from Dusty Attic.  The rosettes on her skirt are the same lace on the bodice, just cut apart and glued to the skirt. She has a boa made from a bloomers like product.   Black pearls, metal trinkets and G45 chipboard tags complete the look.

Her hat is made from G45 Steampunk Spells paper and embellished with Prima wood gears, Lyric flowers, G45 Steampunk Spells chippies, G45 metal flowers, Jolee's spiders, a bat that I stamped and fussy cut and fibers from Hobby Lobby.  Then I stretched some cheesecloth here and there to make it kind of messy looking.

Thanks for visiting!!

Fabscraps Shabbylicious! Available at the Flying Unicorn

I did this LO for good friends of ours, they are celebrating a birthday in the photo.

Fabscraps has the most wonderful shabby paper line out right now, Shabbylicious.  It is sooooo yummy, so perfect for shabby chic LOs!

Cardstock: Bazzill Avalanche

Patterned paper: Fabscraps Shabbylicious collection: floral - Shabby Blue, square punched - Shabby Mix, base - Little Darlings
Letters: Making Memories numbers
Chipboard: Dusty Attic Wattle Blossom DA0752; ScrapFx wordlet 20-10295
Embossing powder: Stampendous Shabby White
Flowers: Prima Audrey 571580. Kaisercraft mini paper blooms F651. FUL Forever Mix roses
Ink: Mix'd Media Inx Vintage
Mist: Lindy's Ponderosa Pine Olive
Masks: Prima Bubbles maskPaint: Antique white on the title chippie
Other: May Arts ribbon, FUL Metal Adornments birdcage; Prima Junkyard Findings Typo Bulbs

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Mojo Monday sketch at the Flying Unicorn

It's Mojo Monday and like every Monday, the Flying Unicorn Forum has a new sketch challenge to help you get your mojo flowing!  This great sketch was designed by Tammy Henderson and is a great play on circles!

This sketch is so gorgeous, I just decided to follow it closely.   I used Bo Bunny's The Avenues collection papers; they are perfect for vintage styling!  First I did some masking with Prima's new Bubbles stencil and then I sprayed the page in random spots with Lindy's Glory of the Seas Gold.  I used a an 8" Wilton doily in the back and then cute several sizes of circles, 5" and 6", that I then punched around using two different Martha Stewart corner punches.  I also sprayed a 6" Wilton doily with Lindy's Glory of the Seas Gold.  I took one of my 6" circles and cut out the center leaving only the punched edge and adhered that to the 6" doily to create a frame effect.

I added Dusty Attic chicken wire heat embossed with Stampendous aged gold embossing enamel and then completed my look with the fabulous new amber Petaloo Textured Elements flowers and Mini Blossoms.  I can't tell you how much I love these flowers, I ordered them in every color!  Underneath the flowers I used some Flying Unicorn Adornments as leaves.

Since photographing this, I added some journaling to the War Bonds tag, it says: 
Mom at the Roll of Honor, she purchased bonds dedicated to Dad during WW II.  Sign says, "Names on the Roll of Honor represent War Bonds purchased by friends and relatives and dedicated to their loved ones in the service."


Patterned paper:  BoBunny The Avenues collection:  base-Antique, black damask & songbird tag - Treasures, newsprint - Songbird: Wilton doily
Letters:  Crate Paper DIY collection
Chipboard:  DustyAttic chicken wire
Embossing powder:  Stampendous Aged Gold
Flowers:    Petaloo Textured Elements Amber
Ink:  Mixd Media Inx vintage, truffle
I hope you'll give this sketch and try and please post your layout in our forums!


Friday, September 20, 2013

Webster's Postcards from Paris II, available at the Flying Unicorn!

Webster's Postcards from Paris II is now in stock at the Flying Unicorn. Yippee!!! Websters papers are a great heavy weight and perfect for whatever mixed media you want to throw at it!!

On this layout I used a new mask from TCW and Shimmerz TextureZ. Love love love this mask, its perfect for my sweet Chili layout. I used Flying Unicorn Metal Adornments to embellish as well as a Dusty Attic corner chippy that I heat embossed with two colors of embossing enamel and of course an assortment of Prima and Kaisercraft roses.

Patterned paper: Websters Postcards from Paris II collection: Base-Mademoiselle, trellis and fussy cut roses - Paris BouquetChipboard: Dusty Attic Corner Flourish #3
Embossing powder: Stampendous Shabby Green & Aged Green embossing enamel
Flowers: Kaisercraft paper blooms coral F662; Prima Encore Ivory 561369, Prima Le Mia 571535
Masks: TCW 416s Mini Grunge Hearts
Paste: Shimmerz TextureZ crushed coral
Other: Flying Unicorn Metal Adornments

Here's a fun tag that has an envelope that you can tuck a note into.


Patterned paper: : Websters Postcards from Paris II collection: Tag - Paris Bouquet, Websters Postcards from Paris II envelope
Diecuts and punches: McGill leaf punch
Flowers: Manor House, Prima Le Mia 571535
Ink: Prima Rosebud
Mist: Lindy's Ponderosa Pine on leaves
Other: May Arts ribbon

Be sure to stop by the Flying Unicorn store and get some of this paper!!  It is soooo delicious, the colors are just fabulous and perfect for scrapping all your favorite photos!


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