Sunday, July 5, 2015

Escape Kitty's July Page of Hopes and Dreams

Escape Kitty's July Page of Hopes and Dreams 

When Escape Kitty mixes Flying Unicorn and 2Crafty  together, they always make a wonderful team.
This was created with a Flying Unicorn kit using LemonCraft papers. I decided to cut out the LemonCraft journal tags and let them be ornaments on my page bobbing in the wind  held by 2Crafty "Chain Lengths" chippie pieces.  My vision for this page is Kitty looking up to the ornaments encouraging her to dream wish and hope.  Kitty loves to bat ornaments and dangly things around with her paws as toys.   The ornaments are symbolic because Kitty is always to scoot out the back door to freedom in the yard.

Unicorn's July kit features Lemoncraft papers and embellishments this month.  They have a vintage  romantic softness to them which really appeals to me.

The kit came with a sheet of journal cutouts that are crazy amazing.  I opted to cut these out and use these as the focal point of my page.  I did add a bit of texture on the page using a Prima Stencil 575953, but just slightly.   I used the 2Crafty chipboard as supporting "cast member" to enhance the Lemoncraft journal cards.  I painted them white and rubbed a bit of olive ink on them to blend with the papers.

"Interlocking Stick Panel'
"Formal Flourish"
"Chain Lengths"

I have this layout available in my Etsy shop .  I have removed the photo and can insert your photo in it's place - so go check this out.  You can find it here.  You can find a companion page here in the Etsy shop. 

I have this layout available in my etsy shop.  I have removed the photo and can insert your photo in it's place - so go check this out.  You can find it here.
You can find the companion page here

If you missed the kit this month and want to protect yourself in the future from such despair, Flying Unicorns offers a pre-order option available the 20th of every month.  Sneak previews are available at that time and you decide if you want to place an order.  This option is only available for 48 hours.  At which point, the offer vanishes and you risk having to fight the sell out shoppers.

Happy Crafting and thanks for stopping.

2Crafty Chipboard  - Formal Flourish pa0041
2Crafty Chipboard - Chain Lengths
Lemoncraft House of Roses Collection -Flair  Buttons
Lemoncraft paper collection - House of Roses paper
Lemoncraft paper collection - House of Roses paper journal cards
Petaloo Mulberry Flowers - New Camela White 1555300
Clearsnap - Mixed Media Inx - Moss
Prima Stencil 575953

Friday, July 3, 2015

Flying Unicorns July cards

Flying Unicorns July Kit of the Month

This month, the kit features LemonCraft papers.  wow - they are beautiful and delicate and so gorgeously floral.  ahhhhh what a delight.  BUT sadly folks, ya gotta cut the papers to really enjoy them.  yeah, you can love'em and stare at them sitting in your stash bin....but I am betting your stash bin is a drawer or closet.  So you can't see them anyway when they are stuck in a closet. 

 USE them, cut them ( and just buy more).  That's the attitude I'm going with.  

So to celebrate my motto, I made this card.  I cut and glued and layered and embellished.  The papers are so pretty that they are just about already done in perfect card form - you just need to add a few extras...or not.  Your choice but I like flowers so I added a few. 

Come join us at the Flying Unicorns and have some fun.  Facebook page right here

Flying Unicorn July Your Passion Your Art
Petaloo Penny Lane - Beige
LemonCraft Papers - House of Roses
Prima Debutante Wood Icons 579555

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Blitsy Star Shaker Cards

Shaker Card Tutorial on Blitsy

Shaker cards are popping up all over.  They are adorable, fun and quite easy to make, once you know the technique.  Here is a patriotic shaker card I whipped up for the 4th of July.  
Mine is patriotic but these fun cards are perfect for so many occasions. 

I have a detailed tutorial on Blitsy's Blog, along with close up photos of this card.  
So I invite you to take a look at the tutorial and the Blitsy Blog.  There's always  something fun going on at Blitsy's blog. 

Flying Unicorns and Lemoncraft Papers

Flying Unicorns and LemonCraft Papers

Here is a layout I created using the July, Your Passion Your Art, and LemonCraft papers.  
 Wow, the LemonCraft papers are really a joy to use - well even just to look at and toss in your stash - the box that says "for adoring only - do not use - do not cut".   If you are a papercrafter, you most definitely have a stack with this designation.  This is where only the most gorgeous  papers go.   Unfortunately, since this came in my Design Team kit, I had to close my eyes and cut into them ( and weep whilst I cut).

This layout is the result of many tears.  No worries.  My papers did not warp from being wet.  I blotted them up immediately before the warping set in.  ha!

This page looks more complex than it really was.  In essence this was probably a 20 min page because the paper really created the layout on it's own, my embellishments were just a little extra. 

OK so what did I do?  How did I make this so fast?  Here is what I did:

OK start with the base layer of LemonCraft ( weep weep sob).  Make your peace with it that you have to use it - then move on confidently.  

Ink the layer with inks or chalk ink.  See the pink in the bottom photo?  I added that.  It's Colorbox Mixd Media Inx in Peaches.  Only after I have added pink to the page, at that point I am ready to add a stencil. 

See the stenciling below?  That is actually Prima's gate stencil.  I used the gate stencil for the top of the page then turned the stencil upside down and used it on the bottom of the page - in the photo below. 

I sprinkled some chunky embossing enamel on my page and heated it up to add some white flecks on the layout.  I did not use embossing liquid, I sprinkled the embossing enamel right on to the page.  The embossing liquid only acts to keep the embossing powder or enamel securely in place - for example if you are using a stamp with an image you need to keep secure.  This was not my case. I really didn't care where the embossing powder or enamel landed. 

Next I cut a cardboard circle for the photo mat and added it to the page.  

Last step embellishing.  I cut some butterflies, flowers from the LemonCraft paper ( sob sob weep) and added them to my page.  The fabric flowers were tucked in to give dimension. 

The "Dream " word is a wood diecut - very delicate and perfect here. 

This is what the page looks like without the photo. It's for sale in my ETSY shop..but hold will have a few companion pages so look for them as well.    I will gladly pop your photo in the layout if you provide one for me.   I can make your photo sepia or black & white. 

You can see it here.   You can also fins a companion page for sale here.  
I will also pop you photo into the companion page as well.  

You can find the July Your Passion Your Art right here

Flying Unicorns - July
Paper - House of Roses by LemonCraft
Flair Button - House of Roses by LemonCraft
Pink twine
Petaloo Flowers - Calla Lilies & Berries Ivory 1106001
Prima Gate Stencil (retired design)
Stampendous Chunky white embossing enamel
Prima Super Heavy Gesso
Clearsnap - Mixd Media Inx in Peaches
Petaloo Mulberry Flowers in cream