Friday, August 15, 2014

FabScraps Oh Sew Beautiful Collection - Vintage Beauty

 FabScraps "Oh Sew Beautiful" 

This is FabScraps "Oh Sew Beautiful" collection.  It's  quite a magnificent  new collection of elegance and originality the way only our friends in South Africa at FabScraps can do. 

The photo image I used is from Magic Moonlight Free Images - the place to get vintage images that are free of copyright restrictions.  You don't want to be messing with those nasty copyright lawyers.  YIKES!

I was completely inspired by the image, the realized the FabScraps papers accented her so beautifully (Sew Beautifully I should say).  

You can see a wonderful stick pin from Mandy Harrell aka Crafty Sprinkles in the crafting world.   It's tucked under the fabulous chippie dress form from FabScraps - as part of this collection.  

 The Mannequin Chipboard ( product DC68013) has a coordinating die cut that one can glue on top of the chipboard as I have done.  It's made to match the paper collection and give you options on adorning the chippies that are made specifically for the collection. 

I added some Prima flowers, mists and sequins for accents.  You can see the product list as you scroll to the end of the post.   I also added some step by step instructions as to how I created this.  Super easy!!!

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FabScraps – Oh Sew Beautiful Collection – Vintage Beauty
For This Project You Will Need
  • FabScraps  –Oh Sew Beautiful Collection –Haberdashery C68008 12x12  sheet
  • FabScraps  – Oh Sew Beautiful Industrial  – Mannequin Chipboard DC68013
  • FabScraps – Oh Sew Beautiful Collection – Journal Set Dies MC68001A
  • FabScraps – Oh Sew Beautiful Collection – Floral Mannequin C68004
  • Doily die or paper doilies - 
  • Flowers - Prima Joulee Violet 567118
  • Sequins
  •  Lace Trim – Flowers
  • Cardboard
  • Heat Gun and embossing enamel, embossing ink
  • Gesso or white paint
  • Stick pin or beads and various trims (Stick pin from Mandy Harrell)
  • Mists – Purple and green - Prima Color Bloom Iris 573744 and Lime Wedge 573850

1.     Background  Preparation:
2.     Start with FabScraps Oh Sew Beautiful  Collection – Haberdashery paper C68008 as the base.
3.     Apply a thin uneven layer of gesso or white paint to the background paper  on the center of the page.  Let dry.
4.     Lightly splatter  purple mist on page in a few areas.  Do not be heavy handed and over-mist.  Hit with heat gun and when almost dry, dab with towel to remove the remaining wet area of mist.  This makes a cool water drip effect.
5.     Repeat step 4 with green mist.
6.     Photo Preparation:
7.     Cut a rectangle of cardboard that is slightly bigger than your photo.  Rip the top and bottom edges so the corrugation shows.
8.     Paint the cardboard with white paint. Let dry.
9.     Cover the edges with white embossing enamel and heat set.
10.   Glue photo to the cardboard.
11.   Glue to page. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Flying Unicorns - Small Art Big Passion - Doll
Our Small Art Big Passion is all about the love of making cards, tags atc's and anything in between. With the 6x6 collection of Pion paper, to a flower die manufactured by La-La Land Crafts, sweet thanks you, birthday cards , just becuase cards will be reaching friends and family doorsteps soon.

This tag is created using a brand new stamp from the Unicorn Store. Valentina. Here is the link to the store: 
If she isn't adorable!  She's hours of fun waiting to happen.  When coupled with the Small Art Big Passion kit, magic is in full bloom. 

You cannot tell from the top photo that her skirt is puffy and dimensioanl so I thought I'd show you at a different angle. 

The Small Art Big Passion Kit comes with a great metal flower die from LaLa Land called Cherry Blossoms. I can see these being totally versatile and handy as fillers and for small projects.  I topped mine with a pearl.

I placed a Prima Metal die behind her because it reminds me of a snowflake.  yes, it most certainly has more points than a snowflake, but where I'm from, we don't stop to count the sides of a snowflake.  We're far too busy shoveling the snow to care. So a snowflake it is.  hehehe
Thanks a million for stopping by. 

Our Small Art Big Passion
Prima Julie Nutting Doll Stamp - Valentina 910778
Prima Stamp Block 5760780
Prima Chakl Edgers - Pastel Brown 891718
LaLa Land Crafts -Cherry Blossom Flower metal die 8076
Prima Clear Stamp 960964
Prima Color Bloom Mists - Tea Stain
Prima Color Bloom Mists Lime Wedge
Prima Metal Dies 572792
String Pearl trim
Stickles - Platinum 
McGill Pine Branch punch

Monday, August 11, 2014

Flying Unicorns August Kit of the Month - Card

Flying Unicorns Kit of the Month

The August kit was amazing  and filled with soft  purples, violets and pure beauty - the ultimate girly kit.   Not all kits are totally feminine, but once in a while us gals need to just focus on pretty stuff. 

I loves all the wood pieces that were included from the Prima wooden ATC cards to the little wooden leaves and butterflies from Studio Calico. 

My wooden butterfly from Studio Calico is inked on the edges with Prima Hydrangea chalk edger and then topped with a butterfly cutout from paper. 

The Prima Wood ATC cards make amazing quick backgrounds for cards and tags.  Don't be afraid to use them as they are simple, light weight and are even beautiful left alone. 

You'll also see a tiny bit of the Prima Metal die peeking from behind the wood ATC card.    Love them.  They are available in the Unicorn Store here

  Flying Unicorn Kits are by far THE hottest kit on the market.  
Want to make sure you never miss a Unicorn Kit?  Pre-order.   Yep -  presale ordering  takes place 10 days before the end of each month.  Never miss a kit again.

Thanks for stopping by here for a visit.

Studio Calico Wood veneer 331880
Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Inks Lime Pie, Olive, Hydrangea
Petaloo crochet lace trims - purple 1482-104
Prima Wood ATC - 572938
Prima  Metal Die - 572815
Prima Iris Mist 573744

Friday, August 8, 2014

Prima - Same Canvas - Different Directions ( also featuring Julie Nutting New Release )

Two Canvases using the same technique with Prima Color Bloom mists - with different results:
I decided to create some 8x8 canvases using  the same background technique , just with different focal points.  One being the new Chiara doll stamp from Prima and Julie Nutting, and one with an image of my dad.  

The base of the canvas was created using my favorite Prima Color Bloom mists in Tea Stain and Cotton Candy. They are soft and light and are a wonderful color combination. 

You can see how I created the background in my Ustream Video for the Flying Unicorns, here

...and then my dad.

 First  Project- Prima and Julie Nutting Doll Stamps!

I am so excited to see the new releases of Prima's Doll Stamps designed by Julie Nutting.  These little darlin's are winning hearts all around the world and creating a new generation of paper doll artists.  I know I am hooked for sure.  The themes are endless.  This is Chiara and she is adorable and charming.  

I also love the illusion of curly hair that Chiara has.  I simply accentuated it by drawing little circles with my pen,

This is an 8x8 canvas made with Prima's wonderful Color Blooms.

The next project, a mini photo of my dad was substituted in the canvas as the focal point. 

Once again, the video of how I created this entire project  for the Flying Unicorns, can be seen  here

 Prima Supply List Canvas with Photo:
8x8  Canvas
Prima Flowers - Delight 570873
Prima Flowers -  Lil Missy 571672 ( Colored)
Prima Flowers - Lil Missy 571665 (white)
Prima Flowers - Lyric Collection  Peach 564452
Prima Ingvild Bolme Shabby Chic Door Signs -892319
Prima Something Blue Collection - 3x4 ATC Pad 814120
Prima Something Blue Collection - 6x4 ATC Pad 814083
Prima Finnabair Clear Stamps 960988
Prima Color Bloom Mists - Cotton Candy and Tea Stain
Prima Metal Die - 572792
Brown Ink
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge punch

Prima Supplies With Doll Stamp:
910761 Prima Julie Nutting Doll Stamp - Chiara
573836 Prima Color Bloom Mists - Tea Stain
573737 Prima Color Bloom Mists - Cotton Candy
814083 Prima Something Blue 6x4 ATC pad
574383 Prima Princess Flowers -Castle
571764 Prima Flowers - Abbey G
564452 Prima Flowers - Lyric Flowers
561574 Prima Flowers - Soubrette White
892319 Prima Ingvild Bolme Door Signs
573218 Prima Say it in Crystals - Something Blue Collection
890995 Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edger - Black Coal
891213  Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edger - Old Rose
891268 Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edger - Teak Wall
891015 Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edger -Dark Rust

Other Supplies:
Cheese cloth
canvas 8x8