Tuesday, March 31, 2015

April Your Passion Your Art - Going Off the Page

Flying Unicorn goes off the Page

April Showers bring May flowers and our Your Passion Your Art celebrates the beginning of Spring and the sweet smells of the earth after that rainy spring day. Without further adieu we offer you our April Your Passion. Your Art kit of the Month

OK so this is the watering can that comes in the April Your Passion Your Art kit.  All silvery and shiny and such.  I rubbed the whole thing with Patina Rub N Buff and left it to dry - skipping the "buff" step.  This seems to have given the watering can some bite to hold my other embellishments. 

Next I used some floral mesh as a band around the middle.  I like dabs of burlap on this but didn't want the bulk and chunky look wrapping burlap around the whole can.  

While i made sure I secured the floral mesh with a lot of strong adhesive, I also tied some hemp cording around it  - adding to the look, but also beeping the mesh in place. 

 Pick up your kit quickly .   April Your Passion. Your Art kit of the Month

April Your Passion. Your Art kit of the Month
Rub N Buff Patina
Prima Flowers 574963
Prima Flowers 564476
Prima Art Ingredients Glass Beads Butter 961701
Prima Glass Glitter Violet 962739
Flying Unicorns Metal Adornments - Butterfly
Floral Berries

April "Your Passion Your Art" - Flying Unicorns Kit


April Showers bring May flowers and our Your Passion Your Art celebrates the beginning of Spring and the sweet smells of the earth after that rainy spring day. Without further adieu we offer you our April Your Passion. Your Art kit of the Month


Tulips, Pansies,hydrangeas, cherry blossoms are blooming as spring has sprung -and what a better way to enjoy this month than working out in your garden, preparing for the beautiful warm days of summer. A steel watering can is this months Off the Page Project that is included in the Main Kit.


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 mixed media art supplies to advance your skills as an artist.

Flowers, vines,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 on its own! So turn up the music, make some tea 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, embellishments and pretty things in between! These yummy goodies will enhance any of the kits or stand alone .


We are thrilled to present great free 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!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Mojo Monday with the Flying Unicorns

 Mojo Monday

Each Monday the Flying Unicorns hosts a sketch challenge - we call the "Mojo Monday".  This is my week to use the sketch and inspire your Mojo.  The weekly challenge can be found here.   Use whatever is in your stash and upload it to the challenge forum

So with that, Escape Kitty and I are up today strutting Kitty's stuff.   Kitty's being attended to by a team of cherub angels.  ahhh, that's the life.  Meanwhile she leaves me to do the work of scrapping the scene. 

The gorgeous sketch by Alda Stevens was a joy to use.   I pulled out the stash of Glitz "Pretty in Pink" that I bought from the Unicorn Store to use on my USTREAM show, March 18th.    It's one of my favorite  out-of-print collections, so make sure you scoop these papers up from the store here and use every little scrap like I am.  "waste not"! 

These papers lend themselves to lots of luxurious layering.   I also have accents of 2Crafty Chipboard (you can find a great selection of 2Crafty here).  I left the chipboard "neked" because the natural color of the chippies is rich and warm in keeping with the overall feel of the layout.    It's gotta be warm if it's for Kitty.  

I used the "Corner Doodled" 2Crafty Chippie in the top corner and '" Chicken Barbed Wire" in medium size near the photo layers.  You can also find more inspirational; pieces with 2Crafty Chipboard here

Glitz Pretty in Pink Collection  - Pretty in Pink Toile P13753
Glitz Pretty in Pink Collection  - Pretty in Pink Stripe P13722
Glitz Pretty in Pink Collection  - Pretty in Pink Roses P13746
2Crafty Chipboard Corner Doodled cr0059 ( you can find 2Crafty here)
2Crafty Chipboard Chicken Wire m00400
Prima Clear Stamp 544980
Prima Flowers - Winthrop Collection Garnet 577728
Prima Coffee Break SIIC 576219
Prima Flowers Bristo Blooms Teal 553050
Prima Color Bloom Mists - Deep Teal 580322 ( you can find all the Color Blooms here)
Prima Color Bloom Mists Tea Stain 573836
DieNamics - Dies Wild Greenery MFT-576
String Pearls
Martha Stewart edge punch

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Watercolor Fun Canvas using Prima Julie Nutting Wood Dolls

Fun Ways to Use Watercolor Pencils

Are you new to watercolor pencils?  Well, time to dive right in and start getting wet.  It's really easy!

You can use watercolor pencils on so many applications.  I have a 5min video showing 7 ways to use watercolor pencils to add  splashes of color, interest and accent any project.

Prima Stencil  - Floral Petites 580049
Prima Bloom Collection Stamps - Anneli 980276
Prima Coffee Break Say It In Crystals 576219
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures - Rabbits Resin 892616
Prima Watercolor Pencils Spring & Fall 576721
Prima Watercolor Pencils Earth Tones 576738
Prima Watercolor Pencils Scenic Route 576691
Prima Watercolor Brush Pen 580421
Prima Julie Nutting Wood Doll 910648
Prima Flowers Lil Missy 571641
Prima Color Bloom Mists - Tea Stain 573836
Prima Flowers
Sharpie - Black thin
Spellbinders Dies - Cattails S2-002
StazOn Ink - Timber Brown SZ -41
Seam Binding
Ranger Heat -It Heat Gun
5x7 Canvas Board

Monday, March 23, 2015

Prima Bedtime Stories - Card

Trendsetting  With Colors at Prima
(You can find the original post here)

Pantone's 2015 spring spread is out and Prima is right on top of the trending seasonal colors. 

This is a card I created to fit the trend with soft peach tones.  It's with the Bedtime Story collection.
This collection is sweet, soft with a great vintage flair.  I thought I would create a card in keeping with that feel.

I thought the resin frame would add a great vintage touch.  My ribbon is seam binding that has been misted with Cotton Candy Color Bloom Mist.

Prima Products:

847074 Prima Bed Time Story Collection - Story Time Friends
847043 Prima Bed Time Story Collection - Baby Doll
573836 Prima Color Bloom Mist - Tea Stain
573737 Prima Color Bloom Mist - Cotton Candy
892111 Prima Ingvild Bolme Shabby Chic Treasures Frames
564452 Prima Flowers

Other Products:
Spellbinders Floral Oval Frames Die
Martha Stewart Branch punch