Monday, July 14, 2014

A Day in May Pion Papers for Flying Unicorn

Hi there everyone,

School is back...wahooo!! LOL...loved the holidays, they were super duper busy with lots of coming and goings but its oh so good to get back to routine. The boys were keen to see their friends and teachers again, that's always a good sign right?! :)

Well I am back again to share with you all a layout I created with some very gorgeous Pion Papers that Alda sent to me from the Flying Unicorn...swoon they are so  beautiful I had a hard time trying to decide which ones to use! I went with the "A Day in May" papers.  Love the beautiful creams and greens.  

I have a couple of steps to show you on how I created this layout... I apologise for the terrible photos but my only chance now with a baby is to scrap at night and lighting isn't always the best.

"This is Love"

Step 1 - I first of all cover my entire base paper with Liquitex Clear Gesso.  This seals the paper and then it doesn't matter where any of the mediums are added it will still make the colours more vibrant.

Step 2 - I wanted to go for a softer approach on this layout and make the beautiful cream colour background still stand out.  So instead of doing my usual masking with modelling paste I used Liquitex Gel Medium with a Prima Stencil. This acted as a resist when I added some Shimmerz Colouringz in Mama Sings the Blues.

Step 3 - Rather than spraying my Shimmerz I dipped a small paint brush into the bottle and just patted some on in random places and sprayed some water to move the colour along.  If you find there is too much liquid pooling in one area, just dab with some paper towel to remove the excess.

Step 4 - Now I added my paper layers.  I loved getting out my border punches for a change.  This can make your layout look interesting as well as adding more texture and depth.  I generally always rough up the edges of my papers as well.  Here I have also put some strips of washi tape to help break the monochromatic colours.

Step 5 - After that I just add my photo and start layering up my flowers and embellishments :)

Gorgeous metal embellishments from the Flying Unicorn Store.   I have altered in a few different colours of Silks Acrylic Glaze.

How beautiful is the chipboard title from Creative Embellishments.  I have sealed it with White Gesso first then added some Silks Acrylic Glaze in two different colours...Apricot Nector and Solar Gold.

And just going through my holiday photos, I thought I would share this cute one...a little boy is missing his big brothers today :(

Hope you enjoyed my quick tutorial...thanks so much for stopping by :)

Hugs xo

Products Used from the Flying Unicorn Store which you can find HERE:
Pion Papers - A Day In May
Creative Emlishments Chipboard Title
Silk Acrylic Glaze
Petaloo Flowers
Prima Flowers
Flying Unicorn Metals
Prima Stencil

Washi Tape
Glitter Tape
Flair Button


  1. Wow - what an amazing page! Great tutorial - I wish I could create like that :D :D

  2. Loved your step by step and the end result is stunning! Really gorgeous! And your boys are gorgeous too!

  3. Beautiful page Min, sweet photo and love the colours! Oh and there is a picture of your little man, so cute and grown up too fast!! Little spunks you have....they are so blond to my brown haired boys (well Mase a little lighter but not that blond) :) :)

  4. Precious layout! Fun to see and read your process. TFS!:)

  5. GREAT step by step! This is such a stunning layout... & what a GORGEOUS of photo of your 3 boys! :)