Saturday, November 30, 2013

Flying Unicorn December Kit - Magic

Its time to release our December Kit of the Month and without further adieu we present December's Kit - Magic

Magic is in the air as we see the fairies dance along the edge! Escape to the world of enchantment with our December kit that boasts creative imagination from the paper collections of Kaiser Craft, Pink Paislee and Marion Smith. An array of coordinating embellishments have been chosen to make this time of year pure magic!
Our kits always come with an off the page project for your creative enjoyment. This month we are pleased to offer you a box frame which slides open to a secret compartment, so you can stash a memory or two.

Stretch the creativeness and enjoy the add on collections that compliment the Main Kit!

Awesome inspirational layouts and cards from our Creative Team !

To see more inspiration using our December kit - head on over to the forums

Grab your coffee or tea and head on over to our you tube channel as Jax teaches us this month to make your own shadow box using our kit and the off the page

You can make this layout too! Head on over to our forums as Denise takes us step by step in the creative journey from start to finish to create this magical piece of art !

As you know - we are not a kit club - there are no sign ups - our kits are offered on a first come first serve basis- Scrapbooking should be a passion and not an obligation! So head on over to the store to get yours- once they are gone... they are gone!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christmas Card Inspiration - Flying Unicorn

Hi Everyone!!

Rebecca here with you today. My question to you all, how many cards do you think you can get out of one, yes only one 6 x 6 paper pad. Would you believe me if I told you 29 (TWENTY NINE!!, you have read correctly). 

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I love to set myself a challenge, so I challenged my inner crafter to push one 6 x 6 as far as I possibly could. I took the absolutely gorgeous Teresa Collins Santa's List 6 x 6 and starting thinking and thinking, I pulled out those Christmas stamps that I never use (because I am a lazy stamp hoarder) and got cracking. I made it to 25 cards and thought perfect, 25 days of Christmas, but there was STILL paper left!!. Four more cards were produced

In total I made 17 full size cards and 12 minis (great for putting on Christmas presents). 9 sheets of card stock were used, which created 2 full size cards and 2 minis, with leftover card stock for more minis. I intentionally made the cards fairly basic in order to create fast cards which were not going to over use paper.  As you can see there are double ups and a few triple ups in the below bunch as it is much more time efficient to create a large amount of cards if you create in sets.

So now I ask, who is feeling inspired? Christmas is just around the corner it is most definitely time to get the card production going.

Many thanks for looking everyone, I wish you all a very happy and creative day.

~ Rebecca ~

Monday, November 25, 2013

Mojo Monday - Flying Unicorn

It is that time again wonderful people, it is time for Mojo Monday!! at Flying Unicorn.  I have some fabulous inspiration in store for you today with an amazingly beautiful sketch from Alda and an inspiration layout by myself which is full of color and wonderment.
Please do come join us this week and play along and lets see your gorgeous creations using this week's sketch! 

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Showcasing Lumiere Paints - Flying Unicorn

Hello Everyone!!

Rebecca here with you today to share a couple of projects which have both been hand painted with Lumiere paints by Jacquard. These paints come in a huge range of stunning metallic colors.  An extremely versatile paint which can be easily used on fabric, leather, paper, metal, photographs and wood. The shimmer and shine that comes from this paint is just beautiful. Ok as you can tell, I truly love these paints, I really could go on all day about them, however I shall now shhhh and introduce you to my projects. 

I have used exactly the same process to create both pieces. The basic idea is to glue metal embellishments onto the item you wish to alter, a coat of glue, stick down a sheet of strong aluminum foil, push the aluminum foil around your embellishments, paint, rub'n buff and then seal. I realise this does not explain things too well and I hope to make a quick tutorial for you all to follow up this post very shortly. It is very easy to replicate this look, you will be very surprised.  

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Here is my altered tag....

And an altered box, this box was retrieved from our trash.....and now look at it? Trash to treasure!!

Below is a little experiment I thought I would try. I have had a metal butterfly hanging outside on my wall for quite a wall, it was pretty, yet a little dull. Here is what it looked like previously.

And after a quick (and I do mean QUICK) paint job with Lumiere paints and a little Rub'nBuff here is what my butterfly looks like now.

It is very hard for me to show you the true sparkliness of this upgraded butterfly, it now all shimmery and sparkly. If it was not pouring with rain today here I would go outside and snap a photo in full sunshine.

If you have any questions at all please be sure to ask them in the 'What's new in the Flying Unicorn Store' forum thread. 

Wishing you all a very happy and creative week.

~ Bex ~

Sunday, November 3, 2013

A Mixed Media Gift for Sheridan

When I was in London last month I promised my good friend Sheridan that I would make her a canvas. I said when my husband Lyndsay returned back to London for work that he would hand carry it over to her and personally hand deliver it. It is down to the wire, the paint has only just dried, it is about to get bubble packed and head off in Emirates business class tomorrow morning. I so hope Sheridan likes it, whilst in London randomly Sheridan said to me 'I love bugs!!!', I figure this canvas will be going to a good home. 

Sheridan is an amazingly crafty friend, when I say crafty I do not mean in the sneaky kind of way, I mean in the talented awe inspiring kind of way. We became good friends some 10 years ago when we were both living in Mumbai at the same time. Sheridan taught me how to mosaic and also taught me the art of 'grouping' interior design style. Even though a long time had passed since we had seen each other it was so lovely to see her in London again and just went to show true friendship always stays strong even when distance is involved.

I would like to thank Rach0113 for your AWESOME steampunk dragonfly video on YouTube which is the inspiration behind this canvas (and two other very similar canvas's I have made fairly recently and shown here on my blog). Rach0113 your tutorials are fabulous, informative and easy to follow. If anyone would like to see some of her amazing work please be sure to check out her brilliant blog here. 

Are you reading this Sheridan? if so please note the placement of the dragon fly's, they are all traveling in different directions, I consider this good dragonfly placement ;-). Your canvas will be delivered shortly. 

Wishing you all a fabulous and creative week. 

~ Rebecca ~