Monday, June 17, 2013

Cabin In The Woods - New 13 Arts at the Flying Unicorn

The new 13 Arts line Faces of Spring is now available in the Flying Unicorn Store.  These gorgeous papers just scream spring and summer and spending time outside.  13 Arts' current challenge is to create a project that incorporates the theme of a house, uses at least one recycled material, 2 types of media and a stamp or transfer, and I couldn't wait to jump in and play and here is what I came up with:

This is my in-laws' gorgeous, rustic summer cabin where I have spent at least a couple of weeks each summer since Evan and I were 16 years old.  It truly is our happy place.

I started with Spring Morning for my background and did some masking with my new standby, the Prima Static mask and molding paste.  I misted over this then added some additional definition to the raised areas by swiping them with a Turquoise Stone Chalk Edger.  I also flicked some of my new Ayeeda Water Ink in Brown over the background.  The layers are all cut from the Only For Girls paper.

I wanted my chicken wire masking to be shadowed, so I started out by inking over the stencil with Black Coal Chalk Edger and once that was good and dry I offset the mask slightly and went over it again with white gesso.

To satisfy the stamping portion of the challenge, all of my chippies have been stamped with script stamps.  These Prima Wooden Icon Houses and Buildings were first covered in Stampendous Aged Embossing Enamel in Ivory before being stamped and having their edges inked.

I used corrugated cardboard for my recycled element, you can see it sticking out above the adorable little Maya Road Canvas Banners (they were included in the Embellishment Add-On of the June KOM and I've used them on everything - I just ordered another 2 packs last night!)

 Another must-have for me right now are Flying Unicorn Metal Adornments.  I dry embossed this one, then inked the edges with a Chalk Edger.

I used a couple Prima Engraver floral vines to give my photo something to rest on, and distressed all around the photo with a wire brush to give it a weathered look.

If you've picked up your 13 Arts Papers and Media be sure to give this challenge a go - it closes on the 23rd and there is a fantastic prize up for grabs.

Thank you for stopping by!

The End Of Google Reader - Are You Following Your Favorite Blogs on Bloglovin' yet?

Are you following me on Bloglovin' yet?  As you may have heard, Google Reader is being phased out on July 1st, which means that for those of us who use Google Reader to review the blogs we follow for new content we need to find another platform.  Enter Bloglovin'.  Not only do they provide similar features to Google Reader, they have actually improved on the format and e-mail you a daily recap of the blogs you follow including a clickable thumbnail picture.  I've made the switch and am loving it.  Bloglovin' has an easy transfer system set up which will allow you to effortlessly continue following the blogs you're currently following on Google Reader.  I hope you'll make the switch, and would love it if you would follow me over there.


Wilma Voermans said...

Beautiful! Love how you did the houses!

AgnieszkaD said...

Wonderful page! Thank you for playing along with 13@rts :)

Unknown said...

I really really love this, Jax, looks absolutely fantastic!! The houses are too cute and your stenciling is amazing!

Aida Domisiewicz said...

Really beautiful page!!! I love it!

Matilde said...

It's stunning! Thanks for playing along with 13 arts :)

Lakuna said...

This is such a lovely page! It makes me dream about holidays. Thank you for joining our challenge at 13arts.