Saturday, May 31, 2014

Flying Unicorn June Off-The-Page Project

What makes Flying Unicorn's kit of the month unique is the inclusion of an Off-The-Page project with every main kit. This month's OTP was something else - a small tin garden bench. I knew what I wanted to do with it from the get-go, but I was worried that the end result might not live up to my expectations. Luckily, everything worked out according to plan. Gotta love when that happens!

Here is my weathered garden bench:

I began by priming the frame of the bench with black paint, and painted the "wooden" slats with a wood-coloured glaze. Once everything was dry, I added rusting powder to areas of the frame to age it. At the finishing stages I added some 13 Arts Gesso to the frame and flowers (after all, every birdie poops).

Do you save the florist's wire you cut from your flowers? I do, and it was perfect as trailing vines for this project.

The resin birds were coloured using Prima Color Bloom sprays, which work perfectly on resin. I applied 3 different colours, starting with the lightest, and heat set each layer before adding the next. I then added a little shading with chalk edgers.

My little birdies needed some bird seed, and gold microbeads fit the bill.

The little nest is made from jute twine to give this little birdie somewhere to roost.

If you didn't have a chance to preorder your kit, be sure to pick one up before they're all gone - it's another stunner!

Supplies Used:

From The Kit:
- Tin bench
- 13 Arts Gesso

- Prima Resins: Fly Away
- Prima Color Bloom sprays: Tea Stain, Gold Foil, Worn Leather
- Prima Chalk Edgers: Black Coal, Old Road
- Rusting Powder
- Kaisercraft Mini Blooms: Pink
- Prima Lifetime metal frames

Flying Unicorn June Your Passion Your Art Release

We at Flying Unicorn are so humbled and excited to have the owner of Riddersholm Designs designing with us this month! Before you scroll down to see the amazing June Kit reveal - we are sharing a few sneak peeks from Connie Riddersholm which will be highlighted on June 01, 2014.

We have been blessed to have been introduced to Connie and Riddersholm Designs a few years ago and fell in love with her paper collections from Turquoise Hill to Bello Pastello, along with Vintage Pink and so many more that are all back in stock in the store!
Without further adieu we present June's 2014 Your Passion. Your Art. featuring the long awaited release of the newest collection from Riddersholm Designs Tailgate Marked !

The Creative Team has truly out done themselves this month - Just take a look at all of the eye candy inspiration!
Our kits are amazingly unique and every month we include an off the page project. This month you will receive a galvanized steel park bench ready for you to get creative with.
Some altering inspiration to get you creating!

The latest and greatest embellishments and goodies for you that compliment the main kit and all the add on kits. You can purchase this to add creativity to the stash you have on hand or to mix in with our main kit for more creative yumminess!

A perfect add on for the avid mix media artists out there to the ones that are just getting their hands, and yes sometimes face and feet inked! The colors in this kit compliment all the other kits being offered this month or it can stand alone since it will always come with a canvas so you can play as soon as you receive it !
Our Small Art, Big Passion addon kit can stand alone or mix it in with the main kit. Perfect for card makers, altered projects, tags, atc's and so much more!

We have an incredible month of great tips, techniques along with some amazing videos to teach and and get you creating! Our educators this month will be using the kit to inspire you along, though you can always create and try using your own stash too! So become a subscriber of our You Tube Channel and our forums - You do not want to miss out!

Delaina has created a step by step video creating this amazing layout! Whether you are a beginner scrapper or an avid one there are some amazing tips and techniques on masking and layering for you to try and enjoy! Grab your coffee or tea and Click here to bring you to our You Tube Channel

Are you not in awe of this amazing creation by Lainie... well join us on Friday June 6th on the forums as she gives us step by step instructions in creating this magnificent page using our June Kit. There are some awesome techniques that you will walk away with that you can make your own and create on any project! Click here to take you to our Build Page Section.

We are thrilled that on June 7th Song's video will be posted on our You Tube Channel where you will see her create step by step our Off the Page Project. Song's work is detailed and she shows you all the steps so you will not want to miss watching this video. There is a lot of amazing techniques to learn! Click Here to bring you to our You Tube Channel .

Friday, May 30, 2014

CSI 125 Guest Detective

The Flying Unicorn Creative Team have been Guest Detectives at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration for the month of May, and today the fifth and last Case File opens. Thank you Debbi for having us once again; I have really enjoyed solving this month's Case Files!

The colours in this week's Case File were perfect boy colours, so what did I choose to scrap? A photo of my dog! It was just one of those things - when I was searching for a photo through my files, this one, with all its green grass, popped out at me.

Here is Case File #125, currently open for investigation.

I started with a neutral background so I could layer on the media. 7 Dots Studio's Cold Country papers were perfect, and they even included the shade of grey and pale blue on the colour palette.

Some Silks in Pretty Peridot through a Quatrefoil mask took care of one of the colours and some of the evidence. I splattered on some bright teal mist, but it wasn't making enough of an impact, so I added some teal stencilling.

For the pale yellow green I dribbled on some mist, and I added a little more pale blue with chalk ink.


- Quatrefoil pattern
- Buttons
- Clocks


- Button on the journalling spot

I hope you'll check out this week's Case File and try your hand at solving the case!

Thanks for stopping by today - I always appreciate your visits.


- 7 Dots Studio Cold Country papers:  
- Silks: Pretty Peridot
- Prima Stencil: 12x12 Quatrefoil, 6x6 Checker
- Shimmerz Dazzlerz: Gummy Bear Blue
- Prima Chalk Edger: Turquoise Stone
- Faber-Castell Pitt Pen: Black/Small

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Once Upon a Time Art Journal Page - the Evil Queen

It's my turn on the Flying Unicorn Today post to share a "just because" project I've been working on, and today's project is another page from my Once Upon a Time art journal, featuring the Evil Queen (aka Snow White's evil stepmother). Stealer of hearts (literally), purveyor of poisoned apples, this lady is baaaaad, and she has flair!

The combination of Prima's Julie Nutting Tasha stamp and Stationer's Desk papers conveyed the drama of the character beautifully. This time I stayed pretty true to the stamp, though I did swap out her low ponytail for Mindy's bouffant.
I absolutely love the drama of this dress. It is great for mixing patterns and layering. I wanted to showcase the gorgeous red and grey of the Stationer's Desk papers while keeping the Evil Queen's dress dark and dangerous. Doesn't she look like someone who might slip you a poisoned apple?

When making tags or art journal pages (whether you're layering paper or layering media) it's all in the details.

The Evil Queen keeps the hearts she's stolen in boxes; a couple of pieces of heat embossed chipboard were perfect, and I love that the heart has an almost luminous feel.

I didn't have any black alphas of the right size, so I coloured these  using black chalk ink - easy peasy.

It can be difficult to show details on hair when using black ink on black paper; I added Pearl Pen to add some definition to both her hair and the background, and gave her a headdress of lace. The chipboard piece was painted with Dazzlerz, which added dimension and shine.

I love the chunky crystals from Prima's releases this year, and added one from the Cartographer collection to the centre of the compass.

If, like me, you happen to have a thing for paper dolls, don't forget, there's still plenty of time left to play along in Jen's Parade of the Dolls Challenge, which runs through the end of the month. Stamped dolls, printed dolls, hand-drawn dolls - all dolls are welcome! In the meantime, I just had a new doll stamp delivered and I need a fix!


Prima Stationer's Desk Collection
Prima Julie Nutting stamps: Tasha & Mindy
Blue Fern Studios chipboard: Blue Fern Bits, Picture Perfect, Quatrefoil Garden Panels
Bisque Liquid Pearls
Prima Divine Canvas Alphas
Black Chalk Edger
Viva Pearl Pen in Black
Shimmerz Dazzlerz in Spun Sugar
Prima Cartographer Say It In Crystals

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Flying Unicorn Kit Pre-Orders * new *

Scrapbooking should be a passion and not an obligation…

The sneak peeks of the June kit are now up! This allows you to preorder and purchase the main kit and/or all the add on kits.

Preorders will be open for a 48 hour period, giving you time to relax and preorder the June Your Passion Your Art kit and all the addons at your convenience. There are no waiting lists, no rushing to the store, and certainly no obligations! We will have a limited number of kits available on the last day of each month for full reveal in case someone has missed the preorder window of opportunity.

Click Here to preorder yours!