a symbol of plenty; an ornamental container shaped like a goat's horn; an abundant supply of good things of a specified kind
synonyms :an abundance, a plentifulness, a copiousness, lavishness, a bounty
Time for me to share a project.
Remember this wee sneak peek from a few weeks ago?
Well that wee sneak peek comes from this ...
I started off with the following :
Popsicle sticks - yep, a few plain old naked popsicle sticks turned into something that looked like this ...
I mixed some gesso, some paint and some powder on my non stick craft mat.
Have to admit it was quite thick and I just kept adding to the mix until I was happy with the consistency - but I have to be honest here I really did play and mix.
I plastered it on to my popsicle sticks quite thickly when I applied it.
And I was definitely unsure how it would turn out.
I painted them and left them overnight to dry properly - in fact if I remember rightly I might have left them for close to 24 hours, or thereabouts.
I was absolutely stoked with the way they turned out.
I will never look at a plain old popsicle stick the same way again.
I cut a piece of corrugated cardboard [the packaging from a Flying Unicorn box] and I adhered the popsicle sticks to the corrugated cardboard and then I recycled another piece of packaging and adhered to the underside to tidy it up and make it look a little more presentable.
I then layered and embellished with flowers, muslin, a variety of foliage - some of my metal dies had a really good workout, so too did my Cuttlebug.
I popped on a few sequins and added a little gesso as well.
That was my cover.
Now this cover is on the front of a mini album.
I kept the inside reasonably flat and I didn't add too many lumpy, bumpy embellishments, so that it would sit closed.
I stayed with the same colour scheme inside, green, black, pink, purple and yellow and a little teal blue - using the Prima Garden Fable note cards, flowers and leaves and I used a navy cardstock for the background.
From the Flying Unicorn store :
Prima Garden Fable flowers [currently out of stock]
Happy creating everyone.
Until next time.
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Let‘s Get Creative!
Alda and the
Flying Unicorn Creative Team
Just sharing a layout I did using paper from Lemoncraft's Never Ending Summer Collection.
For this layout I also used the new Tim Holtz Alterations Die from the store. This particular die is called "Mixed Media" and it sure sold out fast! For the flowers I chose to use the Petaloo DIY Flowers which I misted with Shimmerz
Ever since I saw a layout from Jacqueline Moore I have been hooked on rolling my paper to add some dimension into my LO. I topped them off with some wooden embellies from a previous Flying Unicorn kit.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Today I am sharing my OTP from the October Your Passion, Your Art kit.
I have always been in love with Lynne Woolgar's altered pumpkin from a few years back and wanted to recreate something similar. My assistant at work has a little girl who is obsessed with Frozen, so I decided I would try to make it look Wintery.
I started by painting the pumpkin white so I could have a base. I then used lots..I mean lots of Shimmerz. to get the color I wanted.
For the leaves, I first painted them white (they were orange and yellow) added some more microspheres and misted again with the Shimmerz. I topped them off with some True Snow. I love this stuff! It is amazing and so great to put on Christmas cards and other Winter themed creations!
So back to my box. This is a cigar box I bought at a flea market. This one happens to be a cool black wooden box. I did absolutely nothing to the box except pull the brand stickers off and smell the inside of the box...mmmmmm. Reminds me of my grandpa who smoked cigars back in the day.
Step 3. Now that the main anchor flower is secure and well supported with something, the back of the cluster looks like a hot mess. No worries! This is where the magic of embellishing comes into play. I pulled out the gorgeous weave trim that came in the main kit and used that to cover all that unsightly horror behind the flower. I tied a giant bow and glued it to cover up all the mess. The bow needs to be large enough to cover messes AND large enough to be taller than the anchor flower. It needs to be seen. I left long bow tails because they will be used to help cover messy areas. I secured my bow with dabs of glue to the anchor flower and I glued down the bow tails to the box. They can't flutter about if they are meant to cover messes.
Step 4. Start building the cluster. I like both sides of the cluster to resemble each other without being exactly the same. They don't need to have similar flowers but I think they need to be similar in color. I also like one side of the cluster to be slightly longer than the other, including the ribbon piece. I stray from symmetry. That's just me.
The cluster is pretty much done. I've added all the flowers and leaves that I care to add. To fill in the bare spots, I love to add snippets of stuff. In this case my "stuff" happens to be cheap floral berries cut apart and glued down.
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Flying Unicorn - Your Passion Your Art Kit - Oct and Mixed Passion AddOn Kit
Petaloo Dahlias - Yellow 1467109
Petaloo Flower Center Daisy Centers - Ivory 4200009
Petaloo Darjeeling - Wild Blossoms Large Craft Brown
Prima Vines 578251
7 Dots Lost and Found - "213" SDPP0129, "Elements" SDPE8029, "Labnotes" SDPP0130
I have a special project for you today.......the October OTP Pumpkin!!! Love me some pumpkins!! If truth be told, I really prefer the decorated/altered ones, than the edible kind!!!
Here's a pic for you......
There will be more pics at the end of the video. Enjoy!!
Pretty cool right?? I was thinking, if I added wheels and some tiny horses, I would have Cinderella's Pumpkin Coach!!!! Hehehe
Thanks for watching!