Sunday, November 3, 2013

Mojo Monday at The Flying Unicorn

Hey there! Hope you had a great weekend. I got called away unexpectedly to deliver a litter of puppies for work that weren't due until Tuesday, so that put a bit of a wrench in things, but now I'll get some "me" time off during the week. Is it bad to be excited that I have time off while DH is at work and the kids are at school or with their grandparents? It doesn't happen very often, so I'm going to make hay while the sun shines.

This week it's my turn to provide the inspiration for the Mojo Monday sketch at the Flying Unicorn Forums. I took this photo of my two eldest boys on one of the rare occasions they were both in button up shirts, to celebrate their G.G. (great-grandmother's) 98th birthday. It took several dozen tries to get a good one, so it definitely needs to be scrapped!

Call it serendipity, but this piece of paper from Prima's Delight collection (from the November kit of the month) lent itself beautifully to the sketch (designed by the oh-so-talented Alda) - the borders are a near-perfect match.

I started by layering on mediums - gesso scraped across the background, light molding paste through a Prima doily mask and some Shimmerz Spritz in Bed of Roses.

Have you noticed that when using sprays, applying one layer on top of another can rewet it, leading to muddying? To avoid this, I sprayed the layout with Krylon Workable Fixative before adding the next layer of mists, then added Gelatos and stamping, all without compromising the original red spray. I'm loving the Workable Fixative, but you have to remember to use it outside or somewhere with good ventilation, and even then, man does it smell!

Some closeups:

I hope you will join us in playing along with the Mojo Monday sketch this week for your chance to win 

And all November long, for every layout you load into the Flying Unicorn Gallery (it doesn't have to be a challenge entry - any layout you've done that hasn't previously been loaded is welcome) Flying Unicorn will donate $1 to Best Friends Animal Rescue Society up to a maximum of $1000. For other ways to support Best Friends, and for information on a raffle to win a Silhouette, check out Flying Unicorn Gives Back.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week!


From the Flying Unicorn Kit of the Month and Add-Ons:
- Prima Delight "Delicious"
- Prima Delight " Decorative"
- Prima Delight Tags
- Prima Delight Roses
- Shimmerz Spritz: Bed of Roses, Olive Branch, Cotton Candy
- Trim
- Prima Bellas flowers - Pink
- Petaloo Darjeeling flowers
- Melissa Frances Frames
- Studio Calico Wooden Butterflies

From my Stash:
- Gesso
- Light Molding Paste
- Shimmerz Coloringz Mama Sings the Blues
- Krylon Workable Fixative
- Shimmerz Shimmeringz Goldie Lox (mixed into the Water Ink in a Mini Mister)
- Tsukineko Fireworks! Paris Dusk
- Prima SIIC - Leaves - Black
- Jute

1 comment:

Linda Pekrul said...

This is just perfection!