Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving BAP with the Flying Unicorn

Hi everyone and Happy Thanksgiving to all my US friends out there!  While the boys in the house are watching some football on TV, grab a cup of coffee or tea and sit back and enjoy a Build a Page tutorial featuring the NEW 7 DOTS Thoughts Keeper collection and lots of other goodies from the Flying Unicorn store. Ok lets get started!
 

Select your two pieces of paper to use…trim one down to 11 x 11 and keep those cut off pieces for later on.
 


I took a couple of punches and did around the top sheet of paper. After that was done I inked the edges of both with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink.
 


Next I applied some gesso to an old brick stamp in my collection and did some stamping with the gesso.


 
Have you seen the NEW yummy Shimmerz Coloringz in the store….the new colors are all so amazing! Lets use a couple and add some color to this background! Do not be scared..apply that mist now! This is going to add some color behind where the photo and embellishments are in the end. Bits of color peeking out.


 
13 ARTS Mask and some Golden Molding paste. Just adding more layers to that background.
 


Remember those strips of paper from step one…tear those and add down the center of the page now. STAMPING TIME!!!!! Yippee…grab those favourite stamps out and lets get at it. I just love how you can add your own pattern to the paper. Look at those leaves I stamped on the two corners…love it!
 


Distress my photo with the Prima tool and mount it on some cardboard. Cutting the cardboard smaller will leave room around the edges under the photo for tucking in embellishments.
 


I go to thrift stores and buy up lace doilies…and yes I cut them up and use them on my creations. If you do not have any…tuck some lace in under your top sheet like in my corners.
 


SNACK TIME! Weeeee gotta love cheezies. Wash those hand after as you do not want orange finger prints on your creation hehe.

 

I added some May Art Trim down the center of the page.
 


This collection comes with a sheet of fun pieces to use on your creations…I tore out a couple to use.


 
Add your photo and the torn collection pieces.
 


Get out those embellishments…Petaloo flowers, Bo Bunny gems, Creative Embellishments chippys and a lovely Flying Unicorn adornment.


Add all of your embellishments with the Beacons glue..this glue is so amazing…I have stopped using a glue gun, not only did I burn myself a lot but I found that pieces fell off all the time. The Beacons glue allows you to move things around for a minute and once it dries..it is there for good.  My next step involves ShimmerzInklingz!


 
Shimmerz Inklingz…..these are little pots of shimmering transparent paint. They are hard and activated with water…add some sprays of water and let sit for a few seconds…stir it up with a paintbrush…you can add as much water as you like! I like to mix to a creamy consistency. Stir it up and flick that paintbrush on your creation to add some little drops of shimmering color! Cover up that photo so you do not get any on it J
 


Here you can see how the Shimmerz Inklingz are like molten shinning color on your page. Check them out in the store…the little pods are so inexpensive and really they will last you for months! LOVE that adornment too!


 
Few more close-ups. I hope you like my BAP…have fun!



Sunday, November 23, 2014

Daydreaming - Mojo Monday and the Flying Unicorn


Hi everyone and Happy Mojo Monday from the Flying Unicorn! This gorgeous sketch was created by Alda and it was so much fun to create with it! The photo is my niece and her cutie pie son. All products are from the Flying Unicorn store.


 
 The paper is Prima’s Stationers Desk collection..I adore this paper line! Flowers are Petaloo and Prima and the chippys are all Creative Embellishments.


Couple more closeups of it finished off with some droplets of Shimmerz Inklingz.
 
 

Well that is it for today…don’t forget for all your scrappy goodies to head on over the Flying Unicorn store! Everything on this layout is available there! Take care and Happy Scrapping! 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Remembers - Creative Embellishments Layout

Hi everyone! Shona here today with a layout to share…have you seen all the NEW chippys in the store! They are yummy and I could not wait to play with some. I have used the new Ivy Wreath frame to bring attention to the center of my page and added focus to this fabulous photo of my niece. The papers are Prima Stationers Desk from the Flying Unicorn store.
 
I cut the chippy piece to tuck in and frame not only the photo but the embellishments around it.
 
In the background I have also used the CE DistressedCheckered stamp. Seriously check out the stamps..they are amazing!
 
To finish the layout off I have added a few pieces from the Moroccan Lattice Panel. This piece is definitely a huge fav of mine and I tuck it in here and there on a lot of my projects! Little drops and drips of Shimmerz Inklingz were my last touches made.

 
Don’t forget to check out the monthly challenge and play along with us!  Make sure to share all of your creations on our Facebook page. Take care and happy Scrapping!


Creative Embellishments Products Used:
 
Ivy Wreath frame
 
 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Happiness - Mixed Media layout with Shimmerz


Hi everyone.....and Happy Friday to you all! Today I am up on the Shimmerz blog and I have a mixed media layout to share with you …and I wanted to play with some of my new Shimmerz products. The papers are a new collection from Riddersholm called Vintage Venture and are available at the Flying Unicorn store.


After I did some background masking I added some of the new Well Blue Me Down Coloringz…this is going to be a new fav color…its amazing! I added it underneath where the clusters will go and I adore the way it pokes out and adds some vibrant color to this layout. I heat set this and added some Don’t Be Suede Coloringz along beside it now. The two blended perfectly with each showing brilliantly in the background.
 
 

After the layout was complete I added some drop and dips of the two Coloringz, Bold Blimmer Blingz and Bass Knuckles Inklingz. I just adore the say this layout of my daughter and grandson turned out!
 

 

Head on over to the Shimmerz Facebook page…there are always giveaways happening! Share your Shimmerz creations with us too!

On your next Shimmerz order, mention my name (in the notes to merchant) and Stacey will send you a something FREE!!!! Swing on by our Facebook page for lots of inspiration. Take care and happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Scrap Around the World and the Flying Unicorn

Hi everyone! This month the Flying Unicorn is a major sponsor at Scrap Around the World challenge site…and the CT got to play along with the gorgeous November Mood Board! It is so easy to play along. Here is this months mood board!


 There are so many ways you can get inspired - the music note paper,
rough twine, flowers, rich colours, bicycles, sunflare, lace & doilies,
woodgrain & script fonts.  The choice is up to you! 
Here is my take on the mood board...I adore this photo of my mom when she was about 17 years old...cutie pie! I used Prima Epiphany Collection and flowers and lots of yummy Shimmerz goodies..all from the Flying Unicorn store!





Have a great week everyone! Take care and happy scrapping! 
 
 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Fabscraps Elegant Chic - Graceful


Hi everyone!! Today I have another layout created with the NEW Elegant Chic Collection from Fabscraps…I am just loving this collection and all the fun embellishment pieces to go with it! This is one of the rare photos that I have of my mom..she was very young there…she was so elegant!
 


 
I adore Fabscraps metal embellishments…and I have added a couple to this layout.
 


The collection is loaded with lots of die cuts to add to your projects!
 


 
Beautiful Flowers and lace trims from the Flying Unicorn store.


 

My final touches…some drops and drips of Shimmerz Inklingz…the colors just add to this vintage layout.
 

 

Ok that is it for today… Make sure to swing by our Facebookpage and Blog for more inspiration! Take care and happy scrapping! Below are the directions for this layout.