Thursday, July 31, 2014

Julie Nutting's Doll House and Doll Stamps

Welcome to my house. 

Prima Marketing and Julie Nutting have designed a darling house for the wonderful doll stamps.  I had the pleasure of playing with one of the first on the market.  Such an honor.  

I also added the adorable little dog stamp since dogs are most certainly part of the family.  In this house, the dog can even sit on the furniture if he wants. 
To see the Prima Blog post, click here

So here is a photo of the "Before" .  Lots of compartments and rooms to make any doll stamps dream house come true. 

I decided to keep my house as a natural wood finish.  My motto, "work smarter, not harder", so I can't be bothered to paint the house.  The house is a gorgeous clean light wood.  Why cover it up and worry about getting paint in the corners?  Forget it! Can't be bothered.  I simply chose my embellishments and papers around the house - if it looks good with the wood, then it's all good. 

In tackling such a large project, I thought it best to take each little compartment and decorate one section at a time.  I actually let the patterned paper do most of the decorating while using minimal embellishments.  I tried not to clutter the compartments with too much glitz or too much stuff. It's easy to get carried away and over decorate, but then I believe it gets confusing to look at with an over abundance of embellishments.    

There is , of course, an angel in the attic of this house - no matter that it's a Prima a resin angel. 

My large bow hides the handle.

My house even has a Prima resin wreath on the wall to make the home a warm welcoming one. 

The house reads, "Queen of my Castle".  So true. 
I have created a family room setting using more Prima Resins, and Julie Nutting's Chipboard furniture, ( floor lamp and arm chair).   Those were simply inked and then dabbed with some gesso on a dry brush. 

and the family adorable.

Thanks so much for stopping over to my house.  

Prima Supplies:
572372  Prima Resin Frame
576240 Prima  Cigar Box Collection 3D Stickers
910846 Prima Julie Nutting Dog Treats Cling Stamp
910785 Prima Julie Nutting Dita Doll Stamp
572785 Prima Metal Dies - Doilies One
910570 Prima Julie Nutting Chipboard Furniture
573546 Prima Resin Angels
891879 Prima Ingvild Bolme Junkyard Findings
573836 Prima Color Bloom Mists - Tea Stain
847012 Prima Cigar Box A4 paper pad
892319 Prima Shabby Chic Treasures
570125 Prima Anna Marie Wood Embellishments
892340 Prima Ingvild Bolme Resist Chalk Edgers -Dark Rust
891008 Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edgers - Dark Bark
892340 Prima Ingvild Bolme  Resist Chalk Edgers -Old Rose
554330 Prima Alphabet Stickers - Fairy Belle
Prima Flowers
Prima Trim
Prima Leaves
Prima Julie Nutting Wood Doll House

Flying Unicorns Kit of the Month for August

Get your Creative On! Flying Unicorn is pleased to share with you our August Your Passion, Your Art Kit of the Month. The August kit is based around the gorgeous papers from Pion Designs -My Precious Daughter. With a gorgeous color palette of purples, pinks and ivories, there is no doubt that your creative passion will be overflowing! Without further adieu we present the kit and the creations of the Creative Team.

Our main kit is never complete without an off the page project to get you motivated. This month we have a steel glass cased lantern manufactured by Darice that is already fro you to alter. Let your imagination soar and check out some of the amazing inspiration from the Creative Team.
From the beginner to the avid mixed media artist our Mixed Art add on kit will surely please you. Our Mixed Art kit will always come with a canvas and this month we have included a 12 x12 rectangle one ready for you to get your mojo going. With a splash of color blooms mists from Priam Marketing, a little more glimmer in the pearlex and lots of Flying Unicorn Adornments and Prima roses, its time to get your hands a little messy and create some art!
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.
Flowers, resin, pearl-ex oh my! Our Mixed Passion is a collection of everything pretty to add to the Main kit or the add on kits. The colors and embellishments will enhance your August Kit of the month creations or it can stand alone and you can create something Magnificent . So turn the music up order that pizza for the family and lock your self away while you create some pure yumminess!

Tune in this month with the Uni team to learn and create with us! You do not need the kit to play along or to view any of our videos. There is something to learn and get inspired for everyone.
This month our educators are :

Create with Ayeeda on Friday August 8th when her video goes live on our You Tube Channel and she shows us how to create a piece of art using products from the kit and products by 13@rts.

Robbie has created a fabulous step by step Build a Page Tutorial that will be showcased on our forums on Tuesday August 5th. So make sure to come on by and create something spectacular with her!

Keren will wow us all with a spectacular You Tube video on created a layout using the kit of the month and the add on kits as well . There are so many yummy techniques and tips you will not want to miss out. Keren's You Tube video will be available on August 4th. so mark your calendars, and become a subscriber of our You Tube channel !

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Prima Threads and Wires - Wall Hanging Project

Prima Threads

Prima has introduced a cool new line of threads in addition to more colors of their fabulous wire thread.  The colors are fun and the creativity endless.
In my opinion, these products were made to be used in whimsical ways and that's what I have done with this star wall hanging. 

The original post can be seen on Prima's Blog here

Here is the photo of all the threads courtesy of Prima Marketing. 

. Looking for a very simple and quick project?    I had a grapevine wreath  that I thought I'd gussy up .   I also added some of the new trims in the  bow shown below as well as the wire threads as grapevine tendrils.   The great thing about the grapevine wreath is that you can have one for each holiday and occasion.  Mix and match the threads to the occasion. 

Due to the nature of the vine wreath - I did not fuss over the threads to arraigned them perfectly.  Where they fell when draped is where they stayed.  

There are the names of the new Prima trims used in the bow:

577087 Prima Weave Trim - Camel
577117 Prima Weave Trim - Flower

Look for them in your favorite on-line store soon. 

Prima Supplies:
576899 Prima Jute Trim - Grape
576905 Prima Jute Trim - Berry
576912 Prima Jute Trim - Mustard
576929 Prima Jute Trim - Arctic
576936 Prima Jute Trim -Apricot
576943 Prima Jute Trim - Sage
576837 Prima Jute Trim - Indigo
576844 Prima Jute Trim -Mulberry
576851 Prima Jute Trim - Straw
576868 Prima Jute Trim - Watermelon
576875 Prima Jute Trim - Wheat
576882 Prima Jute Trim -Teal
577087 Prima Weave Trim - Camel
577117 Prima Weave Trim - Flower
577001 Prima Wire Thread Cardinal
576974 Prima Wire Thread - Sprout
576967 Prima Wire Thread - Fuchsia
578084 Prima Flowers - Hillsboro - Leaves Pumpkin
573850 Prima Color Bloom - Lime Wedge

Monday, July 28, 2014

Prima Basics with Epiphany Collection - Tag featuring Glass Beads and Mica Flakes and Gel Medium

Prima's New Art Ingredients by Finnabair

Finabair and Prima have teamed up to offer some cool art mediums and mix-ins.  NEW Glass GlitterGlass BeadsMica Flakes, and Art Sugar as well as other mediums for your artwork like the gel medium I used. (This piece can be seen at the Prima post here)

I thought I would create a tag using the new Epiphany Collection by Prima as well.  The graphics on this collection are really soft and delicate.  I love the butterflies I used on the top strip- beautiful and artsy. 

This is a photo of the mica flakes.

These are the glass beads

I used the Art Basics Soft Matte Gel on this tag as a sort of glue to adhere my mica flakes and glass beads.  I find the gel medium works so much better for adhering journal tags and small delicate details.   You can paint on the gel medium or use your fingers like I tend to do.  

I also used the gel medium once again as a glue to adhere my journal tags because the gel does not make them ripple.  

My journaling reads " Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself"

Here you can see  I have tucked in the wonderful Prima doily die and a sweet crocheted embellishment by Prima as well. 

Thanks for stopping.   Look for the new art ingredients by Finnabair and Prima coming soon to your favorite stores. 

Prima Supplies:
961428 Prima Art Basics - Soft Matte Gel
846824 Prima Epiphany -Striking Appearance
846862 Prima Epiphany - Words to Live By
846855 Prima Epiphany - Clear As Day
575885 Prima Epiphany - Ephemera
577612 Prima Flowers - Manhattan - Times Square
961701 Prima Glass Beads - Butter
961756 Prima Mica Flakes  -Gold Leaf
572785 Prima Metal Die
578398 Prima Flowers Pensacola -Crochet Pea
891008 Prima Ingvild Bolme - Chalk Edgers - Dark Bark
573805 Prima Color Bloom Mists - Gold Foil

Other Supplies:
yarn and trims

Sunday, July 20, 2014

2Crafty - Patriotic Star Box

2Crafty - Patriotic Star Box
The month of July feels like a great time to be patriotic.  With the World Cup now behind us,  and so many people cheering on their country, I  would  place a bet almost everyone who uses a computer had some sort of exposure to the fanfare and excitement of the game.  Where ever you live, there are times when we all feel patriotic, are proud, and have a love for our country.  

I used that patriotic pride as my inspiration for my star box. After covering the box in appropriate themed paper, I pulled out an interesting choice of 2Crafty Chipboard as my focal piece - the 'Corner Christmas Star Spray'.   Don't save this beauty for just the Christmas season!   It's way too beautiful for that.  

I thought it was perfect as a representation of the stars in the United States flag.  I stayed simple and painted a base coat of white, then added embossing enamel to it.  No need to get all fancy.   Let the wonderful chipboard piece make the statement. 

Next I grabbed the small 'ATC Word chipboard set' and chose "Treasure".  I treated it with the same covering of paint and then embossing enamel.  Treasure is used as a double meaning here - treasuring my country as well as what is placed in the box. 

Next, in the image below, I decided to use the 'Flower Medallion 'as the base of my cluster.   The 'Flower Medallion' is also treated with paint and embossing enamel for uniformity.  

Here are the images of the pieces I used.  You can see how detailed and wonderful the pieces are.  Once again, here are the names of the pieces I am using which can all be found on the website here: 2Crafty Products

 ' Corner Christmas Star Spray', 'ATC Word chipboard set' and the 'Flower Medallion'

The finishing touches on my box include some gold trim glued around the box, some inking on the box for accent, and the small American Flag stuck into my cluster as a bow.  I grabbed a flag from a recent parade I attended.  I try not to keep all little goodies I pick up, but those mini flags are always saved. 

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2Crafty Chipboard - ATC words 1
2Crafty - Corner Christmas Star Spray
2Crafty - Flower Medallions
Authentique Anchored Collection - Cruise ANC002 (checked strips on the side of box)
Authentique Anchored Collection  - Secure ANC003 -(red layer)
Authentique Anchored Collection  -Still ANC018 ( blue layer)
Prima Wire Thread - Stark White - 572068
Prima Wire Thread Red
Prima Lace
Prima Color Bloom - Tea Stain 573836