We have set up the Flying Unicorn page on the Best Friends site where monetary donations can be made as well to help us reach this years goal of $3000.00 in charitable donations.
Angelica here to share a project that i did for a friend. She, like me loves sweets -especially chocolate- so I thought I'd surprise her with a candy egg. I took an old easter egg and paited it with black and white acrylic paint, used an old tootyhbrush to sprits the color. I cut out a vintage image of a cute little baby sitting in a nest and dressed him up properly in a witch-costume for toddlers.
Time to pick out decorations :) I decided to do a kind of "moon shine-ish" egg, So I grabbed Lumiere paint, silver stickles, and black paint dabber, and started to paint my embellishments.
Some paper leaf painted with Halo Blue Gold from Jacquard, sisal and moss from my stash( to create a little birds nest) tiny glass jars from Tim Holtz, black feathers, a chipboard branch and spider web from Dusty Attic and a silver border from Teresa Collins ...And then I went to bed. Today when I woke up I was not happy at all with that blue-ish tones...so I changed the entire color scheme to autumn colors. So now it looks like this:
Here are some closeups, where you can see some of the little witch toddlers favorite toys : a shrunkend skull inside a glas bowl and a worm in a jar
And his pet, a black widow spider named Alfie.
That´s all folks! Happy Haunting :)
Hi everyone :)
Angelica here to share a banner I created for my craftroom, using Leaky Sheds Medallion Banner Panels, and Flower Leaf Corner.I have had this quote from Albert Einstein in my head for a while, and really wanted to put it on my wall somehowe, and with this banner I finally did it. the quote reads:" Creativity is contagious. Pass it on." The papers I have used are from Kaiser Crafts new line Curiosity Collection, and I´m totally in LOVE with those papers! Embellishments are Primas : Resin Frame, Mecanicals Leaves,Wood Icons and Canvas Border. I have altered some of the alphas, as well as the Flower Leaf Corner from Leaky Shed(which I have cut in pieces to suit my needs) with Stampendous Chunky Enamel in white, and the rest with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze. The Gorgeous flowers are from Bo Bunny, and then there are some vintage stuff from my stash. I have´nt decide whether I will hang it horizontal or vertical, so until then they will be separate.
So here they are:
These chippies are truly awesome, so versatile and fun. Check them out in the store :)!
Have a lovely weekend
|Leaky Shed Frames 3 per pack|
|Flying Unicorn Lace|
Flying Unicorns has teammed up with Leaky Shed this month in featuring some of their wonderful chipboard that is now available in the Flying Unicorn Store . Chipboard is easy to use, gussies up your page, card, tag or project, and now can be found RIGHT HERE! And I say YIPPEE to that!
Today, the Flying Unicorns features some work from Creative Team members Jackie Clark - belovedly known as JAX, and Jennifer Snyder.
Leaky Shed with JAX - Jackie Clark
I love chipboard. I am a chipboard junkie. So needless to say, when the
Flying Unicorn Store started stocking Leaky Shed Chipboard I was excited.
And it does not disappoint in person; I have used up every single piece of
my first shipment aside from one little keyhole waiting to be used.
I have two Leaky Shed projects to share today. The first is a layout featuring this cool photo of my niece my sister-in-law took this summer. Kailey is a gregarious young lady, and the "Live, Laugh, Love" chipboard was perfect for a layout featuring her.
Teresa Collins Santa's List papers: Santa, Postcard, Red Flakes
Leaky Shed Studios Chipboard: Barn Swallow With Crown, Bird Cage, Keyhole Plain
Ranger Emboss It Dabber
Stampendous Embossing Enamels: Aged Gold, Aged Ivory, Aged Black
Prima Chalk Ink: Shabby Tote
I really love this chipboard! Great quality at a great price for sure!
For this LO I used the Flower Corners in small and the Flower Corner Chip. I cut them in half so I could use them more as 'vines'. I used Distress Stain in Peeled Paint and a Viva Pearl Pen to decorate the chippies with.
I also use on of the smaller Victorian Oval Frames to frame my title. I love the frames! They come in a pack of 3 and they're only 3.98!! On the frame I used Stampendous Shabby Embossing Enamel in Blue.
Another project I did was a tag using their Julie Nutting Chippies..LOVE LOVE LOVE these!!!
I used Copics to color my chippie and I wanted to do something different..so I added some Shabby Embossing Enamel in White to parts of her skirt. I messed up a tad going over a bit of the section of the skirt. I really want more of these chippies to play with!
This last one is Leaky Shed's Waterbury Medallion Banner Panels (set of 3). I also added another Victorian oval frame.
I wasn't sure what type of banner I wanted to make, but I chose to make a She Art Banner for my craft room. Sorry about the quality of pictures..it was gloomy at home when I took them.
I used Prima Julie Nutting stamp for this panel.I stamped her on several different papers and fussy cut them out to put her together.
This next panel I used a template from Gabi Pollacco.I glued the frame on half of the panel and the other panel..just wanting something different
This last girl was done free hand..not one of my better girls, but that is ok!
Other supplies used on banner: Prima Nature Garden Collection, Studio 490 Embossing Paste, Aged Enamel Embossing Powder in Bronze, Petaloo Flowers, Lindys Mist, Flying Unicorn Metal Adornments, Kaisercraft Script stamp, Kaisercraft Crackle Stamp.
I hope you get right over to the store and grab some of these fabulous chippies before they fly off the shelves! You won't be dissapointed!
Lynne here, and today I'm sharing two projects made with Leaky Shed Studio chipboard. I was so excited when Alda announced that she would be carrying their products in the store.....because, well, they're gorgeous!!!
Here's my first project.......
Live, Love, Laugh
Love that sentiment, and it's perfect for this picture of my daughter and grand-son playing, while on a photo shoot. Of course, I embossed the title with Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder.
I used a few pieces from my stash to make this cluster.
My background was first misted, then I added some Molding Paste through a stencil, and misted again. While the sprays were wet, I splattered on more sprays, and let the colors blend together. You can also see a bit of stamping and more stencilling in the background.
Papers: Prima - Sunrise Sunset - Del Sol
Chipboard: Leaky Shed Studio - Live Love Laugh
Sprays: Lindy"s Stamp Gang in:
Embossing Powder: Lindy's Stamp Gang - Midnight Sapphire
Stamp: Tim Holtz - Boundless Flight
Stencils: Prima/Finnabair - Lace, & Dylusions - Number Jumble
Die: Cottage Cutz - Leafy Foliage
Inks: Stazon - Azure and Midnight Blue
Molding Paste: Golden
Distress Inks: Tim Holtz - Pine Needles & Walnut Stain
Flowers: Prima, American Crafts, Recollections and I Am Roses
Packaging from Prima & Canvas Corp
Misc. Embellies: Prima, Gina's Designs and stash
And the second........
The chipboard frames were inked, then I stippled on some fiber paste, and added two colors of Inka Gold, and finished off with a bit more inking.
Love that FUL key!! I've been saving it for a special project!!
Chipboard: Leaky Shed Studio - Victorian Oval Frame Set
Papers: Kaisercraft - 75 cent Collection
Metal Embellies: Flying Unicorn & Tim Holtz IdeaOlogy
Rubon: Kaisercraft - Marigold
Distress Ink: Tim Holtz - Vintage Photo
Fiber Paste: Golden
Chalk Ink: Prima - Rusty Bucket
Pitt Artist Pens: Faber-Castell - Black & Light Flesh
Punch: Martha Stewart - French Scroll
Stickles: Ranger - Wild Honey
Flowers: Prima, Petaloo
Leaves: I Am Roses
Angelica here today to share a home deco that I´ve done from our gorgeous October kit. I really love to work with miniatures and to create something unique to decoreate my home with, so this little wooden house that came with the kit was perfect!
I have painted all the edges,railing and windows with white gesso. Then cut out pieces of paper from the kit to cover the walls.All edges are distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Ink To add a homespun feeling I glued pieces of burlap to the roof, and white washed it with diluted Gesso
The leaf banner is made from the mistables and the jute twine that came with the kit.I have used Ayeeda water Ink to paint the leaves-Love that color!
Then I started thinking about who might live in the house, and decided that it was a bird family, and their best buddy, the scare crow. As you can see they have started to decorate their house for upcoming festivities :)
Hope I inspired you to create your own home deco!
Have a lovely Thursday
Lynne here, and welcome to another What Can You Do Wednesday!! This week, I'm going to be featuring.......Halloween, and Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays.
I had this great idea.....first I should tell you, when I decorate for the Holidays, I like my decorations to be different. I love the mix of shabby with grungy, retro, elegant....different! I purposefully purchase items, that I won't see everywhere, and love to add colors, that you wouldn't expect in the mix.....different! I'm really not into the traditional colors, and of course, I carry that on with Halloween as well.
So back to my idea....a pumpkin, all lavished in beads and sprays, and Ferro. I could see it so clearly in my head. And I started working on what I saw......unfortunately, what I saw didn't transpire unto my pumpkin.......epic fail!!!! If it had been paper, it would have gotten the ripdown!! At that point, I could have thrown it out, and started on a different project, but I figured I had nothing to lose, so why not try something else.
I'm actually going to show you the step by step pics, that I took, because it's easier to show you. First, grab your pumpkin, a stencil and some kind of molding paste.
This step took a while to do, because I could only do one rib of the pumpkin at a time.
Add some kind of paste or Ferro, to get texture.
Mix glue and water together, and dribble it over the top of your pumpkin, and between the ribs. Then pour a seed bead mix over your glue.
Add more glue/water mix, and add glitter, and micro beads.
Yep, that's it....that's where it all went wrong. It just didn't work for me. So I caved, and pulled out the gesso!!! I slathered the gesso all over that poor old pumpkin. Then I heat set it. Now, I already have paillettes (sequins) on there, and you know they're going to melt, so I was careful at the top, but not so much at the bottom. Did you know, that foam expands when you heat set it? Yes, more texture!!
You'll have to forgive me, because I got so busy on this next part, that I totally forgot to take pics. I pulled out my Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabios and Starburst Sprays, and started spraying the whole thing. Here's how it looks now.......
I added some bling on the paillettes, cut a few leaves from scraps, and more bling on the leaves. I did touch up the stem with some more Ferro.
Love the flecks of shimmer peeking through the Flat Fabios! And if you look at the ribs, you can see the dents, made by the expanding foam.
Look at all of the texture I got, by covering those beads!!
I have to say, this is totally my style, and I love that it's ........well different!!
Thanks for looking!!
Embossing Paste: Studio 490 Metallic Gold
Stencil: Diamond Border by Dylusions
Ferro: Viva Decor in Iron
Sprays from Lindy's Stamp Gang, in:
Flat Fabios: Ocean Breeze Blue and Caribbean Blue
Glitz Spritz: Cactus Gold
Bling: Kaisercraft and ZVA Creative
Distress Ink: Tim Holtz in Vintage Photo
Hi everybody :)
Angelica here today to show you some different ways to use Faber Castell Gelatos. I´m going to "paint" wet-in -wet, distress, stamp, and use a resist technique. They are one of my favorite colors to play with because they are so versatile. I will create a grungy background, which I will use later for a project.
So here we go: I use watercolor paper, because it´s more sturdy and you get nice effects from the colors.
I start with painting with some gelatos directly on a plastic mat.
Then I spray the colors with water to dilute them and make them float into each other. Then I grab my watercolor paper, which I have wet with water earlier, and flip it onto the color. Allow it to drip, and take another paper to soak up the excess color.
This is how it looks so far. As you can see I have created crackles by tearing the papers and glued them together again. But before i glued them, i distressed all edges with my black gelato, spayed it and rubbed the color with my fingers.
Now it´s time for the resist part. I grab a stencil from Crafters Workshop, a bottle of goosebumps and a paintbrush. pour out some goosebump on a plate and paint over my stencil with it. The areas covered by the stencil will soak in the colors later.
Then I take my gelatos and paint randomly over the surface, wit no rim or reason. I love to be surprised by the effects of my colors:)
Now it´s time to spray with water and use my fingers to move the color around.Dry with a heat gun and maybe add some more colors.And this is the result. I used some metallic gelatos as well, and you can see a bit of a shimmery effect on the page
Time to stamp. And you can do that as well with the gelatos.But first I paint the areas with gesso, otherwise the gelato color won´t stick. I use some grungy stamps fom Kaisercraft, spray gently with water and rub the gelato directly on the stamp. And stamp away..You get a nice subtle watercolor effect.
Before this last step, I have created a bit more structure by adding modelling paste with another mask from CW.Then I randomly paint some letters on my page, using another stencil from Crafters workshop. I use a water brush pen, and gelatocolor which i ´ve rubbed on my mat. Pick some color up with the brush-don´t let the brush be too wet-and simply paint inside the mask.
I have added some gesso with my fingers, and blended with diluted color, and scratched it witm my nails...and my fingers are totally covered with all sorts of medium , but now it´s finished:)!And that´s it! Easypeasy:) So if you haven´t tried to play with gelatos yet, hurry to the Flying Unicorn shop and grab some!
And this is the finished layout-made for the OUAS October challenge, where we are participating this month :)
Have a Lovely wednesday!