Monday, June 17, 2013

Upcycled Formula Tin - Flying Unicorn

Here is a little inspiration project I created for the 'trash to treasure' mid month challenge at Flying Unicorn. Challenge is running from 15th June - 15th July. 

From my recycling bin I pulled out a baby formula tin. For months I have been looking at these tins and thinking 'I really should do something with them'. Thank you for the fantastic kick start Tammy (again I must tell you that your project is amazing!!). I feel like I took an easy option by choosing the obvious tin to recycle, none the less.....

I turned this.....

Into this...

A view from the top...

Products Used

I cut the huge flower out on my Cricut machine and then carefully pieced all 30 petals together. I gave nearly everything a smidge of rub'n buff and distress ink. I think this gorgeous Bo Bunny paper complemented my formula tin rather perfectly ;-).

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Mid Month Muse - Flying Unicorn

Mixed media is a technique involving the use of two or more artistic media, such as ink and pastel or painting and collage, that are combined in a single composition. Muse is defined as a source of inspiration. Now, Flying Unicorn is excited to bring you Mid Month Muse - Mixed Media inspired.

On the 15th of each month we will make available a collection of paper crafting supplies that will sure to inspire and create projects or add to projects that you are or will be creating. Flying Unicorn is looking for you to have fun experimenting and combining various materials for creating art. The items that are chosen will help you discover new styles and techniques. Unleash your passion and lets get creative !

Our creative team let their imagination soar and without further adieu their creations :

Friday, June 7, 2013

EXCITING NEWS! - Flying Unicorn

Hi Everyone,

I have some MOST MOST exciting news, news that I have been bursting to share for a few weeks now. I am pleased to announce that I have joined the amazing creative team at Flying Unicorn. I am over the moon, I cannot wait to bring you all new and exciting projects, starting with the ones below (from my first creative team posting).

Today I would like to share with you two projects, one girly and one grungy, thought I would mix it up a bit. Let's start with girly by showing you my Secret Garden layout. A friend of mine posted a photo of her Mum on Facebook which I just 'had' to scrap, such an adorable shot.

Products I have used in this creation include:-

Double Sided Tape 

Die Cut Flowers
Resin Butterfly

Time to grunge it up a bit!

This week I took a bottle straight out of my recycling bin, I decided it was way too nice a bottle to simply throw away. I set about figuring a way to paint the bottle from the inside without using a paint brush. This process was very simple, I made a mixture of Mod Podge, acrylic paint, Perfect Pearls and water. I tipped it into the bottle and shook it up, it worked perfectly, my bottle was then a wonderful deep sea sparkly blue. Although I ended up covering most of the bottle with paper, I can see pretty glimpses of blue through the peacock feathers and when I tip the bottle upside down the base is gorgeous. So definitely take a second look at your bottles before you throw them out, turn trash into treasure!!. Now let's take a look.

Here is the bottle from the front....

 Taking a trip around the bottle....

 A view from the top....

Products I have used in this creation include:-


Mod Podge Gloss Lustre

Rub'n Buff Antique Gold 
Lumiere - Halo Blue Gold
Lumiere - Inidigo



Bronze Gothic Butterfly
Old Watch Parts
Paper Peacock Feathers (cut with Magnolia Doohickey die)
Cogs (cut with Donna Salazar Sprightly Sprockets die)

Thank you all for taking the time to stop and take a little look at my projects.

Wishing you all a happy and creative week.

~ Bec ~