Friday, January 27, 2012

Playing With Chipboard!!

Hey scrappers!I'm here to share a few fun creations using some chipboard from Fabsraps and Dusty Attic all from the Flying Unicorn Store.

I have a brand new baby great neice!! So of course, I had to scrap a couple of her pictures!! There is not a better subject to work with than a brand new baby!!

For this layout I used some Graphic 45 "Once Upon a Springtime" Collection. I chose  a Dusty Attic Fairy and Fence to add to it.

I did some fussy cutting and used pop up dots to add the cut outs on the lo to give it a dimensional look. For the Fairy, I used paints left over from the Dec Kit and painted her body first, wings and hair. It's not the best..but it was fun to do!! I then covered her with some Rock Candy. When painting chipboard, be creative! Your chipboard doesn't have to be one color..mix, blend..distress..have fun with it!

 On the fence I lightly brushed some white Crackle Paint with my fingers over it. I then used my heat gun to dry it and took some Aged Mahagony Distress ink on my blending tool and inked it a bit.

 For this first layout I used a mix of FabScraps High Tean and Prima Moulin Rouge papers.

For the first chipboard piece, I chose a flourish from FabScraps and painted it with Peeled Paint Distress ink, let dry, and then used a script stamp to stamp over it..just for a little effect. I then covered it with a light coat of Rock Candy and sprinkled some Diamond Dust on top.
The next two pieces I chose were from Dusty Attic. I chose a DA border trim and candlealbra. I used Glimmer Glam on the candlealbra and distress stain on the border and added a little liquid pearls to top it off. The Glam lets you get a different effect than regular stains or inks. I paint a few coats of the Glam on and then 'pat' a generous amount of it on top of the dried layers.You can cover with Rock Candy or Glossy Accents if you wish also.

I hope you get some scrappy creative time for yourself this weekend!! Visit our GALLERY and FORUM for some inspiration and fun challenges! RAK's are given every month! So come on over..we'd love to have you!

Till next time..Happy Scrappin!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Polar Bear and Pj's Party Crop!!

Hey scrappers!

Just a reminder thru this whole weekend, Jan 20-22nd, we are having a Polar Bear and PJ's Party Crop at Flying Unicorn!

We are having LOTS of fun challenges and games! Prizes are being given away, lots of chatting and inspiration is flooding the forum!

For my challenge, I'm hosting a Polar Polka Dot Challenge!! Here is some inspiration..hope that you join me!

So pop on over to the FORUM for the pj' crop and get your mojo flowing!!! Hope to see you there!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Ruby Rock It-Le Jardin & Mojo Monday

Hey scrappers!

This week at Flying Unicorn, we are putting a fabulous company from Australia in the spotlight! Ruby Rock It has some beautiful high quality scrapbooking goodies that are so fun to work with! I got to work with the gorgeous Le Jardin collection. You can find  this collection as well as their Avalon and Beloved Wedding lines HERE in the Flying Unicorn Store. You also get 10% off all Ruby Rock It products until Jan 22!! 

For my first layout I did, I chose a picture of my nephew and his new baby sister. He's giving her his 'first kiss' and it's such a precious moment to capture. First I cut out a circle from one sheet from the collection and punched around it, taking the cut out piece and using it for a 'frame' so to speak. Misted the outside of a doily with Cadillac Pink Glimmer Mist and added it before I continued on..

The rub ons in the collection are really nice to work with. I cut each word out of one phrase to get it around the arch of the circle like I wanted. I painted some Dusty Attic with Picket Fence Crackle paint and topped it with a beautiful Flying Unicorn flower which I added some Prima leaves on to. I also took a small piece of cardboard, ran it thru my crimper and painted it..then added my masking to it.

I used lots of Flying Unicorn flowers, along with some Prima and Kaisercraft as well. The sheer trim is from the Le Jardin collection, and the white 'bloomers' are Tim Holtz. The bridge is Shabby Chic Resin from Prima.
 The word 'first' is Websters alpha stickers and I used the scrabble tiles, courtesy of Lisa Gregory, to add the word 'kiss'. You can find her Scrabble Tiles tutorial and her tutorial for using your punch around the circle on her blog.

I made a tag for Valentiines Day with some of the scraps I had..
I did do another LO using the Le Jardin collection, although I'm going to add more to it. After I photographed just didn't look finished, so I took it back to the drawing board to see what else I could do with it. But here are some sneaks of that one.

I will share it when it's completed!!

We can't forget about our Mojo Monday!! This weeks sketch was created by our very fab CT member Tammy! Isn't it gorgeous!!

Thank you all for stopping by and don't forget about our Polar Bear and Pj's Crop coming up on Jan 20th!! Only a few days away! We'll be having challenges, giveaways and some fun games for you to participate in!! Click HERE  for all the details!!

Oh..and I have a secret..we have a VERY special talented Guest Designer coming in February!!! You won't want to miss it!!

Till next time, Happy Scrappin!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Graphic 45 Highlight!

This week at Flying Unicorn we are highlighting one of our favorite companies Graphic 45!!

I think all scrappers know how wonderful Graphic 45 is to work with. The colors, images, quality is amazing and I love all their other products as well.

For my feature week I made a Cosmo Cricket mini using G45 Renaissance Faire  Collection.

For the cover, I went with an idea I saw from Tara Orr. She too had made a mini and I love the way she used the beautiful ladies for the I followed her footsteps in that. Used Prima, Petaloo and Flying Unicorn Flowers. You can see more information HERE on this mini and other Graphic 45 projects that are being showcased this week at Flying Unicorn!

Thanks for stopping by!! Hope you have a fabulous day!!

Till next time..Happy Scrappin!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Internet Scream!!! A new CT Member Joins Us at Flying Unicorn!!!

I am so excited to announce our newest Creative Team member at Flying Unicorn!

Introducing the most talented Shona Keehn!!

Shona is full of creative ideas, techniques and tips to share and we are thrilled beyond belief to have her join our amazing team! Shona also has been chosen as a Guest Designer for Dusty Attic this month too!! Yay Shona!!

Here is a peek of her talent..aren't they amazing:

Be sure to check out her blog HERE

Friend her here in the FORUM

Hope you pop over and check out Shona's's truly inspiring!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

American Idol Hits Flying Unicorn!

Hey scrappers!

Over at Flying Unicorn, we are having such fun with all the new revamping and challenges going on! One of my favorites has to be Alda's American Idol Challenge! The rules are you pick an Artist from the chosen have to scrap a lo using a song title from the artist you chose. I chose Christina Aguilara for my artist.

I picked her song "Beautiful" as my title for my project. I scrapped a picture of my stepdaughter who is turning into quite the beautiful young lady. I used Pion's Studio of Memories collection available at the Flying Unicorn Store. There aren't many places who sell Pion in the U.S but you can sure find it there along with other hard to find paper lines like ScrapCake and Riddersholm. The Prima pillar is also from the store. The punchwork around the circle was made using Martha Stewart Deco Fan punch and I used Lisa Gregory's tutorial.

This next lo is CT work for Flying Unicorn and inspiration for a challenge I'm hosting in the forum "MASKquerade". You have to use a mask on your project to be eligible for the prize..and it's a great prize so I hope you'll join us!!

I used Prima Romantique collection from the STORE and some goodies I got from my favorite local scrapbook store, The Scrap Trap. This is a picture of my son (the blonde cutie pie) with his grandma and two cousins..a long time ago.
I made the birdcage mask myself using Tim Holtz mask sheets and my Cricut. I spritzed the trim with Bell Bottoms Glimmer Mist and used mostly Prima flowers and rubons.

I thank you for taking time to stop by! I appreciate that!! Hope you check out some challenges in the forum at Flying Unicorn! Be creative today!!