Saturday, August 31, 2013

Flying Unicorns Dream Imagine Love

Flying Unicorn Introduces September Kit of the Month - 50 Shades of Summer

The Kaisercraft True Romance from the Flying Unicorns Sept Kit - 50 Shades of Summer has a whole bunch of amazing journal cards that can be used to create art with no photo image.

I was struck by the elegance of these papers and wanted to create something for the wall without using an photo image.

So then I thought this would be perfect for a challenge over at the Flying Unicorns.
You must create a piece that doesn't use a photo image.  It cannot be a card or an altered piece.  BUT it can be a journal page, a canvas, or a layout.

And here is the prize that is being offered so kindly by the Flying Unicorns. 

So come and join in the challenge.  Use your own stash - no need to buy a kit.

Flying Unicorns Kit  of the Month - September 2013
Melissa Frances A Night at the Theater PA407
Prima Dell Arte Resins891466
Prima Tatiana Coral Flowers 566357
Kaisercraft True Romance Collection - Passionate P1216
Faber Castel Gelatos
Prima Elementals Stencil 12x12 960551
Prima Stamp 544980
Martha Stewart Punch Large Wild Flowers
Molding paste
Floral Berries
Dry Wall Joint Tape

Flying Unicorn 's Sept Kit of the Month- 50 Shades of Summer

Flying Unicorn's September Kit of the Month :
The end of summer is not a farewell, but an embrace of memories that will live on. That hot sun as you played in the water, and those steamy nights where you may have sipped wine in the yard, enjoying the smell of the bbq as you entertained friends and family . Lazy days by the pool and family vacation time. Sleeping in, as the yellow sun played in the skies of blue to late nights where only the shinning stars above were the light source. From the boldest blues and reds to the muted greens and purples it was 50 Shades of Summer.
Flying Unicorn proudly presents September's Kit of the Month with an ensemble from Melissa Francis Classic Elegance Collection,True Romance from Kaisercraft and 13@rts Faces of Spring.

Not only are we unique in the fact that scrapbooking should be a passion and not an obligation that we have no sign ups but it is first come first serve - Our kits have an Off the Page Project and this month is no different we have included the Tim Holtz Assemblage Clock for your creative pleasure.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Prima School Memories Collection -Tag

Prima's new collection,  School Memories. This is perfect as kids and teachers start school shopping, and get prepared to head back to school.  Perhaps you have a new grad heading off to college for the first time and all those childhood school years are starting to flood your memory along with tears flooding your eyes. Capture those emotions on paper with this collection.

I know all the kids are headed back to school so this is perfect for teacher. If you have little ones at home, it's time to think about gifts for the teacher.  Make one!  Prima will help. 

I glued a pencil and crayon to my tag.  Super heavy duty glue.  

This collection really does bring me back to my classroom days with the little report card graphics (I filled in straight A's on mine...heheheh ) and the chalk board feel.. ahhhhhh really takes me back....waaaaayyy back.  gosh is it really that far back???  hehehe

Thanks for looking.

Prima Supplies:
846145 School Memories Collection -Teacher Talk paper
570446 Say it in Crystals
569587 Prima Cling Stamp
570521 Prima Cling Stamp
569556 School Memories Tag Me -Tickets and Tags
891084 Ingvild Bolme Branch Bark Chalk Fluid
890995 Ingvild Bolme Black Coal Chalk Fluid
890988 Ingvild Bolme Farmers Jeans Chalk Fluid
cardboard, crayon, pencil, fibers

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Prima Holiday Jubilee Tag

Prima's new Holiday Jubilee Collection combines the most gorgeous nontraditional colors for the Holiday Season in a very traditional way.  Very unique and very inspiring. Made me want to create a joyful upbeat tag. 

The collection has some great wood stickers - which are wood die shapes with adhesives. 

This collection has some gorgeous gold glitter flowers that spiced up my tag for the season as well.  (571979 Holiday Jubilee Collection Flowers -glitter gold)

Thanks for looking and stopping by.

Prima Supplies:
846077 Holiday Jubilee Collection -Deck the Halls paper
846480 Holiday Jubilee Collection -To: Santa
569976 Holiday Jubilee Collection Resins
571979 Holiday Jubilee Collection Flowers -glitter gold
570583 Holiday Jubilee Collection -Wood Stickers
891213 Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink -Old Rose
891206 Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink -Teal Damask
560553 Say It In Crystals
910235 Prima Tags
960476 Prima Stencil Elementals 12x12

Other Supplies:
Embroidery Floss in Pink, Blue, Bream
Gold lace trim
Edge Punch
Organza Ribbon

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Prima Holiday Jubilee Winter Wonder Table Decoration


Prima's Holiday Jubilee was great for creating this serene winter scene from an old holiday card/photo holder that I bought in a thrift store.  I bought the piece because it looked fascinating. I was not really sure what I'd use it for but at thrift store prices, ya gotta grab up the goodies when ya find them. 

 When I saw this collection, I knew it was exactly what I had in mind.  This piece can be used as a decoration or as a card holder, it's original intended purpose.

OK my favorite thing to do with Say it In Crystal flourishes....I leave them on the plastic backing and just adhere  the plastic backing to my project.  This lets me use the crystal flourish on almost any altered item.

I used the Prima Merci Sprintime flowers as my snow by cutting them apart and unraveling the lace.
Then I painted a pine cone white.

Thanks so very much for stopping by.   It's never too soon to start those Christmas and holiday projects.

Prima Supplies:
846046 Holiday Jubilee Collection -Dear Santa Paper
846428 Holiday Jubilee Collection -Holiday Memories Paper
846459 Holiday Jubilee Collection -Christmas Angel
569976 Holiday Jubilee Collection Resins
713669 Say It In Crystals (2 packages)
891206 Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink -Teal Damask
566708 Prima Merci Springtime Flowers
565763 Prima Frost Mini Sachet Flowers
571320 Prima Serenity A Flowers

Other Supplies:
Large Snowflake Punch
Pine Tree Die cut
White Acrylic paint
Pine cones

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Prima Everyday Vintage Paintables - Altered Tin Can

Prima's new Everyday Vintage collection has some gorgeous notecards that are paintable and super easy to alter with inks and markers. 

I was inspired by the charm of the Everyday Vintage Paintables and the versatility they have to be used on so many projects.  Picking the project is easy.  Deciding which gorgeous paintable card to use, now that's the hard part.  I had an decorator tin  sitting in my basement that needed re-purposing and the new Paintables completed the vision I had in mind. 

 If you have not checked them out yet, they really are fabulous.  They also have a new innovative line of wood and bark embellishments like the butterflies shown below.  You can ink them up if you want or leave as is.  Gorgeous either way.  

I added some jute to keep my butterfly in place on the handle.

Thanks for looking.

Prima Supplies:
813383 Prima Everyday Vintage Paintables
813369 Prima Everyday Vintage Flair Buttons
569310 Prima Natural Bark Shapes
891091 Ingvild Bolme Chalk Rusty Bucket
891206 Ingvild Bolme Chalk Teal Damask
891107 Ingvild Bolme Chalk Rusty Keys
891084 Ingvild Bolme Chalk Branch Bark

Other Supplies: 
paint marker

Thursday, August 22, 2013

FabScraps Angelic Christmas Collection - Pearly Gates

Ohhhhhh heavens!  FabScraps has come out with their most heavenly collection yet!  Angelic Christmas.
This collection makes my heart sing - it's so gorgeous.  Not only are the papers sensational, but the chippies are crazy cool as well - ornate, elegant and perfect for the season.

This is what I created.  My base background paper is Angelic Christmas Collection –Angelic21 paper. I added some additional inks and stamps to enrich the page and make it fit my vision.
 I cut an angel image from my photo paper and mounted it on cardboard.

The layout is very simple but I guess if I had put anything else on it, it would not have added value to the piece.  I like it clean and rather simple.
The unique FabScraps Cathedral Window Chipboard was covered thickly in gold embossing enamel .

Thanks for looking.  If you want to know where to buy FabScraps papers, go to the Flying Unicorns store. 
FabScraps – Angelic Christmas– Pearly Gates
For This Project You Will Need
  • FabScraps Papers – Angelic  Christmas Collection –Angelic 21 C61 008 (12in x12in)  
  • FabScraps Papers – Angelic Christmas Collection – Cathedral Window Chipboard DC61 010
  • Yellow Cardstock (12x12)
  • Ribbon approx  12 inches long
  • Dimensional dots
  • Edge punch
  • Gold Embossing Powder
  • heat gun
  • Gold doily
  • Flowers
  • Decorative  stamp
  • Various inks (I used light pink, light blue, light yellow, mossy olive green)
  • Pearl strands
  • Black ink
  • Gold leaf wax rub
1.     Background  Paper Preparation:
2.     Start with FabScraps  Angelic Christmas Collection –Angelic21 C61 008  –  punch some of the edges with your favorite edge punch.
3.     Glue page to a piece of yellow cardstock (12x12)
4.     Grab a stamp that has a decorative pattern but not an overpowering one.  I used music notes for the choirs of angels.  Stamp randomly all around the page in black.
5.     Using some light colored inks, gently dab ink around the stamped areas. 
6.     Glue the ribbon in a loose  flowing and winding fashion diagonally on the page from left down to right.
7.     Chipboard Preparation:
8.     FabScraps Angelic Christmas – Cathedral Window chipboard DC61 010 – coat with  thick layer of gold embossing  powder and heat set with heat gun.
9.     Glue to page covering part of the ribbon. 
10.   Image Preparation:
11.   Cut angel image from photo paper and add dimensional glue dots to the back to make this pop off the page. I use cardboard to back my photo to give it dimension.
12.   Glue over the Cathedral Window Chipboard piece.
13.  Finishing Touches:
14.   Add flowers.
15.   Glue some gold doily pieces to the page around the ribbon.
16.   Glue some string pearls to the page in a carefree loose design
17.   Rub some gold leaf wax around the edges of the layout. 

FabScraps Papers – Angelic Christmas Collection – Cathedral Window Chipboard DC61 010
Yellow Cardstock (12x12)
Ribbon approx  12 inches long
Martha Stewart Edge punch - Large Wild Flowers
Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing Powder
heat gun
Gold doily
Prima Lyric Flowers 564452
Stampabilities - Composers Dream Decorative  stamp PR1003
Clearsnap Donna Salazar Mixd Media Inx - Peaches, Mossy, Vibtage, Peridot
Pearl strands
Adirondack Black ink

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Clean and Simple - Flying Unicorns

This was created for Leila's challenge at Flying Unicorns.  It is a recipe challenge meaning she has a whole list of elements that need to be included in the layout, while keeping it simple.  I am not sure how clean this is - clean is a tough term for me.

This is a photo I took while recently in Vegas.  I actually took my tripod out at night - set it up in front of the Bellagio and snapped away.   Jackie Clark (Jax) and Kelly Foster was helping me out with crowd control -hehehee.

 So this is what Leila requested be included in the layout:
- 1 patterned paper for background
- 2 peaces of other papers OR a sheet of book OR a doilly
- Butterflies (maximun 3)
- SMALL flowers (maximun 3)
- some washi tape here and there
- pearls (maximun 10)
- 3 diferent stamps
- 1 mask OR stencil
- paint AND ink
- hand stitching ( the most challenging part of this)
- long tittle ( ok not really that long but it's a long hotel name)
- any kind of border in your page (border is behind my photo mat)
- and some fussy cutting too! ( my fussy cut elements were my butterflies - hope that's not cheating)

Thanks for looking.

My Supplies:
Graphics 45 - Birdsong Harmony 4500576
Graphics 45 Tropical Travelogue 4500414
Martha Stewart Punch - Vintage Lace
Prima Stamp 563042
Kaisercraft Stamp Perfume CS881
3rd Eye Stamps - Kardiogram
Prima Divine Washi Tape and Fabric Tape 564865
Tim Holtz Paper String - TH93044
Prima Flowers Engraver 565619
Tim Holtz Ink Black Soot

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Prima Allstar Collection - Star Table Piece

Here is Prima's Allstar Collection.  It's retro, masculine, filled with antique sporty designs and imagery. The Allstar collection is perfect for that special athlete or sports fan in your life!

My mother has kept an old baseball card in her desk since 1959.  While not a valuable card, it has sentimental meaning for her.  When I saw this collection, I knew it would be the perfect backdrop to hold her memory.

So I bought this dimensional wooden star on clearance on the cheap.  It's kind of breaking apart and the paint had been chipped - looks like it's been tossed around an attic for awhile (instead of sitting in my basement for a year). 

So the Allstar collection comes my way and what a perfect match for my ratty ol dimensional wooden star.  I did not even bother painting it.  I covered the outside and inside edges with  Allstar Collection -Series Ticket paper 846206 and MVP paper 846213.  

After the edges were covered, I pulled out embellishments form the collection and started adorning.  Tags, wood icons, flair buttons, stickers - all fun stuff to gussy up the piece. 

The wood pieces were stained with 890988 Ingvild Bolme Chalks -Farmer Jeans 890988 and Ingvild Bolme Chalks -Brick Wall 891022.  

Thanks for stopping by to take a look.  I appreciate this a great deal.

846206 Allstar Collection -Series Ticket paper
846213 Allstar Collection - MVP paper
569693 Allstar Collection -Journal Spot Stickers
569747 Allstar Collection -Wood Icons
569662 Allstar Collection -"Tag Me" Tickets and Tags
569754 Allstar Collection -Flair Buttons
890988 Ingvild Bolme Chalks -Farmer Jeans
891268 Ingvild Bolme Chalks -Teak Wall
891022 Ingvild Bolme Chalks -Brick Wall
891336 Ingvild Bolme Chalks -Worn Jeans

Baseball card