Thursday, September 26, 2013

Authentique and Flying Unicorns Team Up

Authentique Seasons  "Autumn"  Collection now available at the Flying Unicorns.
The Creative Team is showcasing the new collections from Authentique and I picked Seasons "Autumn" because I had a fabulous rooster that I wanted to alter and gussy up. These papers are perfect to warm the cool chill in the air as you sit at your craft table. 

OK so what did I do here?   This was not a precise project and I had to guess at what a rooster looked like.  I used the metal rooster as my pattern and flipped it over on my Authentique paper in order to get patterns. 

I used the wonderful Adornments in the Flying Unicorn store for his headpiece and his neck.  I rubbed the metal adornments down with Rub N Buff - Gold leaf.   I love this  stuff and use it often. 
His head and neck have some Prima fabric leaves that I have been hoarding.  It added rich texture to my rooster. 

I do have to tell you a little story about the rooster. 
I was holed up in my crafty nook - eyes darting about to find embellishments ...fingers working frantically....cuss words a flyin from the other members in the family because there is nothing to eat since grocery shopping has been neglected by me.  
 YET - boxes are piling up on the front step by Mr Postie.     No groceries but plenty of scrappy goodies. 

Here is the real problem....the definition of goodies has been warped in our home.  When husband and kids says please buy some goodies,  I listen and head to the Flying Unicorn shop to buy goodies but NOT edible ones.   LOL

Sooooooooo  anyway,  I am now done with the rooster  project and emerge from the scrappy room in proud admiration to show the family.   Husband looks at it, scratches his stubble chin.  Raises his eyebrow.    
      "Hmmmmmm looks like rooster is missing an eye.    He needs one of those GOOGLE EYES or maybe one of those funny eyeballs that dangles from a wire coil. " 

I had to run from the room covering my ears in disbelief.   He seriously suggested google eyes.  LOLOLOLLLL    It was a precious moment in our house. 

SAY NO to the GOOGLE EYES.  heheh

His tail end consists of a few layers of paper, cardboard and feathers.  I embellished the top layer with the most amazing paste - Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Metallic Gold Embossing paste.

This is used as an embossing paste and when heated with a heat gun, it leaves a rich gold metallic appearance.  I paired it with an older Prima Stencil 564803.   The gold feather is another metal adornment from Flying Unicorns.

It is interesting that I had a vision for this project in my head. I knew the Authentique papers were going to be perfect.  I had no idea how I was going to execute this, but did a lot of trial and error and did not agonize all that much.  I just moved along, had fun and let the rooster and the papers do the crowing while I listened.   

 and more from Authentique Seasons Collection
and on to Escape Kitty...( used by permission of Miss Kitty of course)
Kitty loves Autumn as well.  She loves to chase the falling leaves and smell the crisp fresh air.  Not much of a fan of the chilly weather, but is fine to sit out in the cool weather in small doses.
This is a photo of her sitting in some sunflowers -looking like the Queen of  the Autumn Parade.  Don't tell her otherwise. 

These Authentique papers really make her shine.

The gold metal adornment is once  again rubbed with Rub N Buff.  I had to assist as Kitty refuses to get the Rub N Buff in her claws.  She watches and directs but refuses to do the dirty messy work.

Come visit the Unicorns store today and pick up a pack before they are gone. 

Supplies Rooster :
Authentique Seasons Collection - Autumn One SEA013
Authentique Seasons Collection - Autumn Two SEA014
Authentique Seasons Collection - Autumn Three SEA015
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo
Martha Stewart  Edge punch - Doily Lace
Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Metallic Gold Embossing paste
Flying Unicorns Metal Adornments
Prima Stencil 564803
Prima Stamp 960810
Prima Flowers - Lovely Fabric Leaves 547462
Stickles - Cinnamon
Rub N Buff - Gold leaf

Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo
Martha Stewart  Edge punch - Doily Lace
Prima Stamp 960810
Prima Flowers - Soprano Yellow 561673


  1. That rooster is truly AMAZING... You must be tickled pink with how he turned out....lovely photo of your kitty too....those rich autumnal tones are yummy:):)

  2. Simply stunning creations Jennifer, love the rich colours and beautiful details!!