Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Flying Unicorn - Mojo Monday Challenge for week of 5-18-2015

Happy Wednesday!  Today, I am sharing a layout for the Mojo Monday challenge at The Flying Unicorn blog.

Below is the sketch drawn by Alda, owner of The Flying Unicorn.  I tried using my photo box, moving the page every which place - but for some reason - could not get a decent photo.  The colors all around the edges are blue and the stenciling is paste mixed with a pretty blue acrylic paint.  IRL it is a combination of lovely blues.  I even used my new camera.

Below is a picture of the sketch by Alda.

Layout Recipe:

Paper:  13 Arts Mental Vacation - Forever Skies (from the Flying Unicorn May Main Kit of the Month)
Bird cut from Monsieur Charles Collection from Flying Unicorn April Kit of the Month)
Medium: Finnabair/Prima Art Basics Texture paste mixed with Steel Blue acrylic paint
Stencil:  13 Arts Mental Vacation Tattered Grid (from the Flying Unicorn May Main Kit of the Month)
Smile from the Dear Lizzy Watercolor Words Collection (Flying Unicorn April Kit of the Month)
Flowers:  Petaloo - Painted with Steel Blue and Winter Blue Acrylic Paints
Mulberry Paper Frames also painted with acrylic paints and (from the Flying Unicorn March Kit of the Month)
Butterflies from stash

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


This is a 6x6 card I made for the May 2015 Prima's Product Pick Challenge.

You can use the link under the picture to check out the challenge.  I pulled in all of the colors of the Product Pick Challenge.  I used some old Prima papers on the card.  I cut several strips of different card stock to go behind the frame and flowers - all from the collections noted below.


Paper:  Prima Sweet Fairy Collection; Prima Annalee Collection; Gold card stock from stash
Flowers:  Prima Pura Adelfila White; Prima Pura Adelfila Berry; Prima Pearl Penache Blue Moon; and Prima Avante Blue
Medium:  Art Basics Soft Matte Gel
Other:  Prima/Finnabair's Art Ingredients Glass Beads Plum
Miscellaneous: Pink ribbon frame from stash

Thanks for taking a peek.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Prima's Archivist Set

I had some scraps of Prima's Archivist papers and decided to create a tag.  The Archivist is a set designed for Prima by Frank Garcia.  

Tag Recipe:

Wooden Tag by Sa Crafters
Frame:  Prima Resin White Frame
Wood Icons:  Archivist Wood Icons - Black Wooden Eiffel Tower and the Wooden sign at the bottom of the frame - Tomber Amourex - which means "falling in love."
Lace:  Golden Braid from my stash and Ivory lace from The Flying Unicorn
Beads:  Prima/Finnabair's Art Ingredients Plum Glass Beads
Pearls:  Viva Decor Copper Pearl Pen
Mediums:  Prima/Finnabair's Heavy Black Gesso
Inks:  Ranger Stains on frame
Adhesives:  Hot Glue
Twine:  Dyed with Ranger Stains

Thanks for taking a peek!

Journal Pages - Pink Again!!

Not sure what is going on with the pink lately.  I've always liked pink - but blue is my primary favorite and I've been doing so many pieces with pink -  I think my sweet friend, Shirley, who loves pink - must have been sending pink vibes to me!

So, just a few more journal pages -  using texture paste, stamps and some plum glass beads scattered around the page.

Journal Pages Recipe:

Mediums:  Prima/Finnabair Art Basics Clear Gesso; Prima/Finnabair's Art Extravagance White Texture Paste; Prima/Finnabair's Art Basics Soft Matte Gel
Color:  Tim Holtz Distress Paints Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concord
Paint:  Whitewash Acrylic Paint
Stencil:  Prima Flora Petites
Bird:  Stash

Thanks for having a peek!

Lindy's Stamp Gang May 2015 Challenge

It's been a while since my last post - there are so many things I am taking care of right now - so my crafting time happens in short time frames.

This 8x8 canvas is for Lindy's Stamp Gang May challenge.  First let me say that I was so inspired by Elena Zemlyanskya's ( a Design Team member for Lindy's Stamp Gang) - that I just had to try one for myself.  If you click on her name - it will take you to her blog.  If you click on this link - it will take you to Elena's canvas on Lindy's Stamp Gang blog and a video tutorial.  

My canvas is not nearly as lovely as Elena's - and I think I might have overloaded it - but it was quite fun.  I used every single color of the month and each embossing powder from the Mega Set this month.  I used tons of old flowers and even some foam flowers and about 8 metal pieces and a couple of tab tops too!

If you click on the link under the picture - it will take you to Lindy's for the challenge details!

Directly above is the Lindy's Stamp Gang Mega Set and I used every single color and every embossing powder on my canvas.  

Canvas Recipe:

8x8 Canvas
Mediums:  Prima/Finnabair Art Basics Clear Gesso; Prima/Finnabair Art Basic's Heavy White Gesso; Prima/Finnabair's Soft Matte Gel; Prima/Finnabair's White Crackle Texture Paste
Stencil:  13 Arts Mental Vacation - Tattered Grid
Flowers:  Tons of old flowers and a few foam flowers from my stash
Metal Pieces:  Flying Unicorn Eiffel Tower and Limb with Leaves; Metal Crown;Tab Tops; Several old eyelets and a piece in the bottom corner that was in my stash - not sure what it is - but it had lots of texture
Color:  Lindy's Stamp Gang: Frenchy's Pink Pouf; Silver Night Silver; Ocean Breeze Blue; Hydrangea Blue and Clam Bake Beige; 
Embossing Powders:  Lindy's Stamp Gang Gold Angel Wings; Silver Moon Turquoise; Hollyhock Scarlet Plum; Morning Glory Azure; Hydrangea Blue Mauve

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!