Sunday, January 31, 2016

FUL-SA-Love Life - Just for You!

Hello friends!

Hope you're still enjoying the kit this month. There is so much gorgeousness we can make with these papers. Riddersholm Design papers are off a beautiful quality.

For the Flying Unicorn - Small Arts Kit I made 2 different cards.
 While at Prima-Art Venture we had the pleasure of getting taught a class by Frank Garcia. He has a great technique to work with shells and I'll outline the process below.

Get your assortment of shells and give them a dry coat of gesso. Don't over paint them. It will take too long to dry, and you also don't want to loose the colors complete of your shell. Let dry.
The second step is to paint your shells with Tim Holtz Distress Crackle paint - Clear rock candy. It's best to let this dry on its own and it will create a wonderful crackle. 
When completely dry it's time to use Frank Garcia's new Artisan Powders. They're new and I have no doubt Alda will bring them in the store soon. They come in 3 colors. I used the black and umber. With a brush you mix both colors over your shell and when you think it's enough you polish your shell, The powder highlights the cracks. Giving it a diamond like effect. 

After finishing the preparation on the shells I was ready to start with the card. The Riddersholm Design papers Newport have a nautical theme so quite fitting don't you think. The card itself is not that difficult. Besides the base I cut a mat. The kit also included 2 pieces of watercolor paper. I sprayed some Color blooms we got with the kit on my crafting mat, used one of the small Stamps to spread a controlled splatter over that piece of paper. I totally admire those ladies that do all of this splattering out of hand. Most of my splattering I prefer to do a little bit more controlled. For the background I added some 13@rts sand, Now it was time to assemble the flowers and shells. Voila!! The title was colored with the same ink. A classic looking card, with an added bit of something.

For the second card I used the from from one of the Prima-Everyday Vintage Printables. I liked the little bird and wanted it to stand out. From one of the other papers I punched out a strip giving the idea of a banister. 

The flowers from the kit were used to embellish with some added Prima - Floral trim. My favorite metal die to make some leaves a bow ribbon and we have our second card.

 Thank you for looking! 

Below the list of used products: 
Tim Holtz - Distress Crackle Paint - Clear Rock Candy
Prima Gesso
Prima - Color Blooms
Petaloo Flowers

Saturday, January 30, 2016

FUL- KOM February - Furever!

Hello friends!

Can you believe it, it's already time for the new kit of the the month. Our wonderful Flying Unicorn-Your Passion Your Art KOM is again chock full with lots of goodies. This month it features the beautiful papers from Riddersholm - Newport line. Below is the first layout with our furry little baby Wesson. He's such a cutie. 

I started of with applying some gesso on the the paper in a random fashion. Then splattered some of the brown 13@rts mist, Prima blue Color Bloom and Prima Cotton Candy Color Bloom.

I cut some strips from some of the Riddersholm papers, backed them with leftover chipboard I keep from flowerpacks and organized my layering. I used the Prima Metal Die - Victorian Lace to make a doily and the Metal Dies - Leaves Large for leaves.

The Chipboard we got in the kits I coated lightly with gesso and after it dried I used one of the stamps with some Brown Stazon to stamp on some detailing. 

After positioning all the layers and the chipboard its time to add the flowers. The big flowers are from my own stash (Prima - Kindled flowers) all the others you can find in our wonderful KOM. 

Tuck in a few leaves, add a metal ornament. The shiny brads are a perfect match. 
Of course my fur baby needed a furry tittle. 

I think we have a purrrrfect match to his fur with these colors. 

Thank you for looking!

Below a list with the used products!

Have a wonderful scrappy day!

Flying Unicorn February Your Passion Your Art Kit Reveal!

The February kit from the Flying Unicorn is the perfect blend of warmth, nature, earthy and nautical. The colors are like a gorgeous sunset over the ocean. Without further adieu, we offer you the February "Your Passion, Your Art" kit of the month.

Papers Side "A"
Papers Side "B"
February is the time to sit and let love into your heart. With that, we know you'll just love this month's perfect "Off the Page" piece. The "Off the Page", or "OTP" as we call it, is included in every main kit. Now that's a LOT of love!

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!

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