Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween from Blitsy

Just a little note to say Happy Halloween from Blitsy and me.  

I have joined the Blitsy Design Team - so I know my day is filled with treats.  And I am incredibly honored.   

Hope your day is filled with crafty treats as well. 

Supplies :
Prima Julie Nutting Doll Stamp - Candie
Prima Julie Nutting Stamps - Dog Treats
Prima Stencil  Doily 1960551
Prima Cartographer Collection
Prima Julie Nutting Stamp Set - Witchy Poo
Prima Color Blooms  - Tea Dye, Glistening

Flying Unicorns November Kit of the Month

It's here ..Our November Kit of the Month ! Jam Packed with yummy goodies our kit will let you explore your passion and create those perfect memories. So without further adieu Flying Unicorn proudly presents Your Passion, Your Art - November 2014 Kit of the Month

Our main kit is never complete without an off the page project to get you creatively thinking outside the page! This antique white chicken wire heart hangs beautifully in any location, and is easy to decorate. Each heart measures 15.75 x 13.625 inches.

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 3 -3x3 canvas to create a story or little awesome stocking sufferers. An easel is also included so that your art can be predominately displayed!

Flowers, chipboard, and embellishments 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 Kit of the Month creations or it can stand alone and you can create something magical! So turn the music up order that pizza for the family and lock your self away while you create some art!
Our Small Art Big Passion is all about the love of making cards, tags atc's and anything in between.From Stamps, flowers, paper and embellishments in between the yummy goodies included will enhance any of the kits or stand alone .

We are thrilled to present great tutorials, techniques, videos and Build a Page using our Kit of the Month to help you grow in the passion of your art. So stay tuned there is so much more to come in the next week!

Kits and Add On Kits are limited so do not delay in getting yours!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Prima Julie Nutting Luggage - Off to Grandma's for the Holidays

A trip to Grandma's for the Holidays - with Prima and Julie Nutting
(you can see the actual Prima post here. )

I thought the luggage would be perfect for a trip to Grandma's for the Holiday's.    That is the themed I tried to create - a festive Christmas.  I envisioned Julie Nutting's Candie doll decorating the hallway singing "Deck the Halls with boughs of Holly..."  I used elements from many of Julie Nutting's stamp sets as embellishments.   This piece has really sparked my holiday spirit.  

I actually wish I could use the front as it's own piece because I am so happy with how it turned out. 

OK here is what I have realized about larger pieces like this - you are better off leaving them unpainted if you can and bypass that step all together.  Unless you have a passion for applying coats of paint to nooks and crannies, then my suggestion is to find a way to make the piece work for you without all that hassle.  

I also decided that I didn't need to use a ton of paper either to make a wonderful look for the outside.  I value my gorgeous Prima papers and did not want to use them to cover such a large area...and also I really love the clean wood look.  Now a nice finishing coat of varnish might make the case stay fresh and pretty.  

I tucked so many fun elements here, from resins to the older mistletoe from Prima , paired with the current Rodanthe ;leaves that have been inked to fit in.   

The resin angel has been misted with Color Bloom mists in Tea Stain. This helps bring out the gorgeous details in her wings and face. 

My inside features two dolls, Candie and Gulia.  Gulia is answering the door as Christmas Carolers joyfully sing outside.  Candie is busy hanging mistletoe and holiday banners with the help of Ingvild Bolme's hand metal ladder. 

Let's not forget Winston the dog ready to nestle in for a nap after he playfully bats at the ornaments Candie will hang on the tree. 
I primarily used the Cigar Box Secrets paper collection on this piece.  I adore that collection for the rich warm colors. I did borrow elemments from Coffee Break as well, but not much. 

Any "wall paper " that is not Cigar Box Secrets papers was created using Bloom Girls Water Color paper pack and painting the edges with watercolors.  I inked them with Chalk Edgers and added Prima Glitter to the edges. 

Most of the little pieces ( the holly, bells, small tree, Marry Christmas stamp, hanging hearts, doll/gingerbread girl) are all from Julie Nutting's stamp sets.  I pulled out various stamps and had fun.

This is Candie and she is hanging holiday decorations.  Her dress has multiple layers and is adorned with Prima glitter.  Her headband and shoes are sparkly too.  

Last the tree...I simply ripped pieces of cardboard, painted it with Olive chalkboard paint, and added some paper over the top.  I coated the whole tree with Prima Art Extravagance Clear Crackle Texture Paste and let dry.  This made the edges curl up gently - I love that little added bonus.   My tree also has Prima Glass Beads as well.  Clearly Candie has not made her way to decorating the tree yet. 

Thanks so very very much!!!

Prima Supplies for Inside of Luggage:
910884 Prima Julie Nutting Luggage
573065 Prima Bloom Collection Paper Clips
961541 Prima Art Extravagance Clear Crackle Texture Paste
961428 Prima Art Extravagance Soft Matte Gel Gloss
961589 Prima Art Ingredients Glitter Set  -Crimson
961572 Prima Art Ingredients Glitter Set  -Mardi Gras
961596 Prima Art Ingredients Glitter Set  - Luminous
961718 Prima Art Ingredients Glass Beads - Plum
575854 Prima Cigar Box Secrets – Clear Stamp
577209 Prima Chalkboard Paint –Olive
846909 Prima Cigar Box Secrets Paper - Robusto
846930 Prima Cigar Box Secrets Paper -Corona
846923 Prima Cigar Box Secrets Paper -Figurado
846916 Prima Cigar Box Secrets Paper - Panatela
846886 Prima Cigar Box Secrets - Paper -Perfecto
573546 Prima Resin Angels 
910747 Prima Julie Nutting – Sugar Plum Stamp Set
910709 Prima Julie Nutting – Merry Nice
910846 Prima Julie Nutting – Dog Treats Stamp
576400 Prima Epiphany  Collection Stick Pin
576073 Prima Julie Nutting – Stamp Block
910723 Prima Julie Nutting – Momma’s Day
910754 Prima Julie Nutting –Giulia Doll Stamp
910570 Prima Julie Nutting – Chipboard Furniture
910792 Prima Julie Nutting – Candie Doll Stamp
577827 Prima Flowers
577582 Prima Flowers –Rodanthe Whitecap
577780 Prima Flowers  - Neptune
566364 Prima Flowers – Tatiana Victorian
576035 Prima Coffee Break Wood Icons
576066 Prima Cigar Box Secrets  Wood Icons
576240 Prima Cigar Box Secrets   -3D Stickers
576158 Prima Cigar Box Secrets  -Cork Stickers
891268 Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edgers Teak Wall
891121 Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edgers –Olive Vine
891053 Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edgers –RaspberryPie
891091 Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edgers –Rusty Bucket
891008 Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edgers – Dark Bark
890995 Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edgers – Black Coal
892180 Prima Ingvild Bolme – Junkyard Findings Light Bulbs
573836 Prima Color Bloom Tea Stain
892432 Prima Ingvild Bolme – Mail Box
890704 Prima Ingvild Bolme  - Resin Window
556662 Prima Genie Stones
572785 Prima Metal Die

Prima Supplies for Front of Luggage:
573836 Prima Color Bloom Tea Stain
961145 Prima Finnabair Mechanicals
564001 Prima Say It In Crystals 
544058 Prima Flowers – Antique Mistletoe
571436 Prima Flowers – Layla
566364 Prima Flowers – Tatiana Victorian
577780 Prima Flowers – Rodanthe – Whitecap Neptune
578428 Prima Burlap Petals
891411 Prima Ingvild Bolme Resin Cupid
573614 Prima Trim - assorted spools 3
846916 Prima Cigar Box Secrets Paper - Panatela
Other Supplies: 
Pine cones


FabScraps Royal Baby

FabScraps - Royal Baby Collection

FabScraps has a soft and gorgeous collection called Royal Baby.  Leave it to FabScraps to make this perfect for any baby, with feminine pinks, baby blues and some fun all purpose baby prints and colors.  

I made a layout for a Christening.   The parents asked me to make something soft  and delicate for their daughter's room since I made layouts for their other children.  I used a vintage style photo here since I do not yet have the actual real photo yet. 

 The diecut frame I selected works nicely with the graphics on the paper.   I accented the page with Prima flowers and some floral berries and ribbon. 

I have included step by step instructions to help you understand my process.   This is a super easy page - yet looks like you spent a long time. 

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Thanks so kindly for stopping.

FabScraps – Royal Baby – Little Baby layout
For This Project You Will Need
  • FabScraps Papers – Royal Baby  Collection – Baby Girl C70001 (2 sheets )  
  • Ivory  Cardstock (12in x12in) 
  • lace and Ribbon
  • flowers
  • Floral Berries
  • Pink card stock ( small piece)
  • Leaf punch or die ( Prima Leaf Die)
  • Decorative Edge Punch – 2 styles ( Martha Stewart )
  • Pearl Paint
  • Decorative frame die 
  • Cardboard or dimensional tape
1.     Background  Layout  Preparation:
2.     Rip sheet of FabScraps Royal Baby Collection  Baby Girl C70001 in half leaving a very jagged edge.  Distress the edge. Punch the straight edge of each piece with a decorative punch.
3.     Rip a sheet of ivory cardstock and layer  under the ripped  Baby Girl pieces.
4.     Glue the two ripped pieces to a second sheet of  FabScraps Royal Baby Collection – Baby Girl  C70001, leaving a space between the two ripped pieces.  Cut an oval decorative frame.  Back the frame with cardboard or dimensional tape.  Glue to top right hand of page.
5.     Dot the frame with Pearl Paint and let dry. Select a photo that can be cut into an oval and be placed inside the pearl paint dotted area.
6.     Punch a decorative edge 12inces long and .5in wide.  Glue to the page – about 2 inches from the bottom of the page .
7.     In the bottom right corner, add lace trim and flower and some punched leaves ( punched from pink cardstock).
8.     . Finishing Touches:
9.     Adorn with flowers, leaves, and floral berries to taste. 
10.   Tuck in a long ribbon bow

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Prima - Hobby Lobby Wall Decor

Spring  Love - Altered Chipboard Wall Décor
by Jennifer Snyder for Prima Marketing
Here is a decorated wall hanging to welcome Spring to your home.  I created this specifically for the Summer Edition 2013,  Hobby Lobby Scrapbook Magazine.  

All the products used were found at Hobby Lobby - from the wooden word to the Prima supplies. 

Step by step detailed instructions are listed below along with the product list.

Prima Product List:
844394 Doodle Deux 6x6 Paper Pad
529307 Say It In Crystals –SIIP Swirl Pink Flourish
560836 Press Block
560850 Press Font
921927 Poppies & Peonies Canvas Banners
543129 Swallowtail Butterflies Azure (H)
539412 Ameruse Duchess Mix Flowers
549053 Sugar Blooms Flowers
529550 Wildflowers Pillar Pack Mixed (H) Flowers
Other: Paper Studio Chip Décor - Die Chip Word LOVE 5” item 340059, Ranger Distress Ink-Black Soot, Scissors, Fabri-Tac Adhesive, Ceram Coat Acrylic Paint – cream, Foam Brush, Light Blue Embroidery Floss

Instructions for Spring Love Wall Décor:

Chipboard Word Preparation:
1. Paint the front  and side edges of  Paper Studio Chip Décor - Die Chip Word LOVE 5”  using a foam brush.  Allow to dry.
2.. Remove four sheets of paper from the Doodle Deux 6x6 pad – two light blue sheets and two cream sheets to be used in covering the letters of the word “LOVE”.
      “L” will be a cream sheet.
      “O” will be a blue sheet
      “V” will be a cream sheet
      “E” will be a blue sheet.
3. The easiest way to cut the papers so that they fit each letter perfectly is to place each piece of paper on the letter and then turn the chipboard  upside-down on your table and trace around each letter.
4. Cut letters out with scissors and carefully glue letters to the chipboard word using Fabri-Tac Adhesive. Make sure there are no bubbles and that each letter is smooth on the chipboard

Making the Canvas “Spring” Banner
5.  Cut 18 inches of light blue embroidery floss, knotting the ends so they do not fray.  String six  Poppies & Peonies Canvas Banners together  leaving equal amounts of floss at each end to hang the banner when complete.
6.  Using one of the canvas banners as a template, trace the banner onto one of the pink sheets of Doodle Deux paper making the tracing 1/8th of an inch larger on all sides than the original banner.  Cut six pink banners. 
7. Ink all the edges of the pink banner pieces and glue to the back of each canvas banner, tilting a bit to make a nice colorful accent for each canvas piece.
8. Find the page from the Doodle Deux pad that has decorative circles and cut out six circles. Using the Prima Press Block and Press Font, stamp a letter on each circle with black ink to spell “SPRING”.
9. Glue circles to the canvas banner spelling “Spring”.
10. Attach the banner to the “L” and to the “V” using the extra embroidery floss to secure. Glue the banner in place with Fabri-Tac Adhesive. Also glue the excess embroidery floss to the back of the chipboard.

Embellishing the Chipboard Word
11. Glue a Swallowtail Butterfly to the top of the “L” as if it is carrying the banner.  Glue a second butterfly to the top of the “V” as if it is carrying the other end of the banner.
12. Time to apply the  Say It In Crystals –SIIP Swirl Pink Flourish to the letter “E”.  Do not remove the crystal flourish from the acrylic backing – instead leave it attached and simply cut around the flourish with scissors.  Leaving it adhered to the acrylic provides support to the flourish so you can use it on projects.
13.  Position the crystal flourish over the “E” so that it appears to be flowing from the butterfly.  Glue in place using the Fabri-Tac Adhesive.
14.  Select one pink Ameruse Duchess Flower and two Sugar Bloom Flowers and glue to the bottom of the “E” forming a cluster. 
15.  Select three large flowers from Wildflowers Pillar Pack in bright pink, yellow and  light pink.  Fold each flower in half and glue to the back of the “E” one at a time near the cluster to make the cluster fuller. Light pink first, yellow next and bright pink being the very bottom layer.
16.  Select a small white  and a small green flower from Wildflowers Pillar Pack.  Glue white flower to the “V”.  Fold the green flower in half and glue next to the white flower to appear as leaves.
17.  Select a large bright pink flower and a light pink flower from Wildflowers Pillar Pack.  Fold the flowers and tuck behind the top of the “L”  so they appear to be peeking from behind the “L”.  Glue in place.

18.  Hang on wall using the nail holes on the back of the chipboard.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Prima Seashore - Sailing Layout with Font Accents

The Seashore collection is soothing and relaxing.  I just love the sea and don't get as much exposure to the sea as I would like.  I found a quote I like and decided to incorporate it into my layout.  I printed the quote using a cool font from this site  called Xiomara (Egg Hunt).  The I printed out a little banner that says "life by the Sea" using a font called Fearing Madness ( Jelly Beans).

My background is made with just molding paste smoothed out on the paper. 

Prima Supplies:
813635 Prima Seashore Collection -Under The Sea paper
813598 Prima Seashore Collection - Sea Memories paper
813581 Prima Seachore Collection -Sea Horse paper
573867 Prima Color Bloom Spray Mist - Sky Blue
572723 Prima Seashore Collection - Flair Buttons
813727 Prima Seashore Collection -Chipboard
573089 Prima Seashore Collection -Paper Clips
572747 Prima Seashore Collection -Brads
572600 Prima Seashore Collection -Clear Stamp
572594 Prima Seashore Collection -Clear Stamp

Other Supplier:
Molding paste
fishing net
punched dry wall tape