Wednesday, December 31, 2014

January 2015 Kit of the Month - Flying Unicorn


We fondly remember the year gone by as we embrace with excitement the New Year ahead. A New Year, a new beginning , an empty book with 365 pages to fill. Life lessons to be learnt and passions to grow and enhance our creative soul. Let us begin the new year with an explosion of delightful goodies for the artist in all of us. Without further adieu we present the January 2015 Kit of the month.

Our main kit is never complete without an off the page project to get you creatively thinking outside the page! A place to store your diamonds and pearls or trinkets for the years gone by a jewelry box by Darice

From the beginner to the avid mixed media artist our Mixed Art add on kit will surely please you. Our Mixed Art kit will always come with a canvas and mixed media art supplies to advance your skills as an artist.
Flowers, vines,and embellishments oh my! Our Mixed Passion is a collection of everything pretty to add to the Main kit or the add on kits. The colors and embellishments will enhance your Kit of the Month creations or it can stand alone and you can create something magical! So turn the music, make some hot cocoa and lock your self away while you create some art
Our Small Art Big Passion is all about the love of making cards, tags atc's and anything in between.From Stamps, flowers, paper and embellishments in between the yummy goodies included will enhance any of the kits or stand alone .

We are thrilled to present great free tutorials, techniques, videos and Build a Page using our Kit of the Month to help you grow in the passion of your art. So stay tuned there is so much more to come in the next week!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Gift Bag

Hi there everyone,

We are so close now till the man in red arrives, I know I have 3 little excited boys in my house that are counting down the hours!!

So here is something a little festive for you.

I had this brown paper bag in my pile of "things to be altered" so I decided to create a sweet little Christmas gift bag using lots of pretties from the Flying Unicorn Store.

I started off using some music sheet paper which I had in my stash and then I placed stripes of layers using Websters Paper A Christmas Story range as well as some gorgeous lace.  I then scrapped some Gesso over the top using an old credit card.

Next I added some plasters mesh and then randomly sprayed some 13 Arts Chalk Mist in Light Blue
Oh I love this gorgeous effect. So full of texture!

Now I pile on more paper layers and lots of pretty flowers and chipboard. I have layered 2 different frames both from Leaky Shed Studios. A beautiful mix of Prima and Petaloo flowers...those red flowers are seriously gorgeous!

The bauble chipboard is from 2Crafty and I have used Tickle Me Turquoise from Shimmerz to altered as well as some glitter.

Finished it off by scattering some chipboard stars and sequences.

 Hope you like my little gift bag...its so gorgeous I am not sure I want to give it away!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, see you all in 2015!

Products from the Flying Unicorn Store:

Websters Papers - A Christmas Story
Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard - Garden Circle Frame
Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard - Oval Frame
Prima Flowers
Petaloo Flowers
13 Arts Chalk Mist - Light Blue 
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Grab a Gold Guy
Shimmerz Paints - Tickle Me Turquoise

2Crafty Chipboard - Baubles
Studio Calico Chipboard - Stars
Music Paper

Monday, December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas!!!!

Just wanted to pop by before the craziness of the next few days start and wish you all a very Merry Christmas from our family to yours. Stay safe and enjoy this holiday season with your loved ones.

  Thank you for all your continued support this year and I am looking forward to a very exciting crafty year for 2015!

Melinda xo

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Blue Fern Studios - Design Team for 2015

Hi Everyone,

I have been sitting on some super exciting news for a while now and I am happy to share with you all that I am part of the brand new Creative Team for Blue Fern Studios in 2015. 

I absolutely love using chipboard on my projects and have recently been introduced to the Blue Fern products love them...can't wait to share some of my creative work using their chipboard and papers. 

If you don't already follow Blue Fern you can follow all the happenings on the blog here - there are several options to choose from - plus you can call in to the Blue Fern YouTube channel and subscribe

Here are the official Blue Fern team for 2015:

 Angelica Franssen


  Bente Fagerberg


 Einat Kessler 

 Video Educator

 Elena Morgun

Design Team & Video Educator

 Galina Sazonova


 Jelissa Mei

Returning Video Educator

 Karita Vainio


 Keren Tamir

Returning Designer

 Kim Price


 Marie Josee Hamel

Returning Designer

Melinda Thompson


Ulrika Blomfelt


Yuko Tanaka

Returning Designer

Zaneta Glowa


What an amazing line-up of talent! Can't wait to work with all these ladies!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Happy Friday :)

Just blowing out the! I know its been way to long between post but this time of the year is soooo full on I can hardly think let alone blog!

Last day of school today for my oldest 2 boys...can't believe we have survived another year and boy are we looking forward to the 6 weeks off! Lots of fun things organised, holidays away and of course the much anticipated Christmas with family! I am so proud of both boys this year...its been a huge year on the home front with lots of personal stuff going on as well as at school.  They both have come so far and love watching them grow.

So... many weeks ago now I created 2 layouts..just for fun.  I have to admit I struggle with scrapping "events" like birthdays etc.  not sure why maybe its my style of scrapping.  Because I am a girly girl when it comes to art I often think I can't scrap the birthday pics with! Well I got over it and just decided to do what I love. I have scrapped 2 birthday layouts....I am way behind so the photos are a couple of birthdays ago...*blush* anyway its the moments that matter.. right!?

"4 Today"

Using some MME Cut and Paste papers and loads of Shimmerz.

Finally using my Prima Vellum flowers....just adore them and adore vellum at the moment.  The Vellum bow is from Rainbow Splendor.

"5th Birthday"

Mostly OA papers and some Crate paper along with Pink Paislee stars.  This layout has lots of gold and shimmer and shine... :)

Had loads of fun doing these and the boys love looking at them and reminiscing.

Better keep going..have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Flying Unicorn DT Project - Authentique

Hi there,

I am popping in today to share with you a DT project for Flying Unicorn using some papers from the Authentique Collection: Classique: Pretty. These papers are so pretty and can be found HERE in the Flying Unicorn Store, although not all the paper range is available now.

"Totally Fun"

I have used some Creative Embellishments chipboard in the background, which this particular one (hearts) is now unfortunately not available. 

 I have cut it up and placed randomly underneath and around my photo area.  I glue this down raw and then I started applying Gesso as a base coat and once that was dry I used some Silks Acrylic Glaze in African Jade and started blending it in with my background misting. This technique is totally fun.

Thanks for stopping by today

Products Used from the Flying Unicorn Store:

Lindy's Stamp Gang Mist - Time Travel Teal
Creative Embellishments Heart Chipboard
Kaisercraft Heart Chipboard
Prima Flowers
Petaloo Flowers
7Dots Chipboard
Silks Acrylic Glaze - African Jade

Other Products:
Crafters Workshop Cross Stencil
Washi Tape
Prima Wire
Distress Ink