Friday, January 30, 2015

Happy Heart Month! How could one not love the month of February, with Valentine's Day, it being a short month and also knowing that Spring is really just around the corner. As Jon Boswell wrote "Winter is a lingering season, a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey and enjoy every idle hour." So with this in our hearts and mind, Flying Unicorn is pleased to bring you a passionate February Kit of the Month allowing you to embrace on a creative journey. Without further adieu Flying Unicorn's Your Passion, Your Art, February Kit of the Month :

Enjoy the winter scenery while in the comfort of your cozy scraproom sipping on a cup of tea and altering this wonderful teapot by Kaisercraft - what could be more soothing during these long winter days

From the beginner to the avid mixed media artist our Mixed Art add on kit will surely please you. Our Mixed Art kit will always come with a canvas and mixed media art supplies to advance your skills as an artist.

Flowers, vines,and embellishments oh my! Our Mixed Passion is a collection of everything pretty to add to the Main kit or the add on kits. The colors and embellishments will enhance your Kit of the Month creations or it can stand alone and you can create something magical! So turn the music, make some tea and lock your self away while you create some art
Our Small Art Big Passion is all about the love of making cards, tags atc's and anything in between.From Stamps, flowers, paper and embellishments in between the yummy goodies included will enhance any of the kits or stand alone .
We are thrilled to present great free tutorials, techniques, videos and Build a Page using our Kit of the Month to help you grow in the passion of your art. So stay tuned there is so much more to come in the next week!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

MMU at Flying Unicorn

Hi Friends! Welcome to another fabulous MMU from FlyingUnicorn!
For this MMU challenge, I asked the family to save some toilet paper rolls. Why you ask? To make pillow boxes that I can fill with candy and give away for Valentine’s Day! This is a great recycle project that is super duper easy and fun to do!

Here is my example. I used Prima Cigar Box Secrets paper to cover my rolls and decorated them with assorted items from my stash.

You can find all these items around the house so let’s get started!

What you need:

3 empty toilet paper rolls
Flat tool like a scoring tool
Lid or some kind of circle that is large enough to fit end to end on the roll-I used the bottom of my large Gesso bottle.
Something with a slanted edge to trace around your lid-I used the bottom of a paintbrush


1.       Slightly flatten the roll using the scoring tool 

2.       Cover your roll using paper of choice using adhesive. If you don’t want to use paper, you can always paint it as well!! Get creative!

3.       After your roll is covered-place your lid/circle slightly off the end of the roll and score around the arch firmly to make an indent. You will do this on both ends on the front side and back side of your roll. 

4.       Bend in at your scoring lines to form like this:

5.       Manipulate as needed to get it to bend nicely. I glued one end shut but you don’t have to do that. 

6.       Decorate as desired but make sure you add your candy first!

Now the rules:

1.       Standard rules apply-you can find them HERE.
2.       You must create a set of 3 pillow boxes.
3.       They must be for Valentine’s Day!
4.       You can enter up to 2 sets for the challenge
5.       Entries must be uploaded into this thread and the gallery before February 15 @ 7pm EST
6.       Winner will be announced at 8pm EST on February 15.

A RAK is up for grabs!