Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mixed Media Mini Canvas's



Hi my dear friends :)

I created these pretty little canvas's the other day for Flying Unicorn.  I was short on time but still felt like being creative. So I decided to make these quick and simple canvas's.  They make great gifts and at the same time I was able to experiment with different colours and techniques as well.

"Believe"


Lots of pretties on these canvas's.  I will run you through a list of  gorgeous products I used which can be found in the Flying Unicorn Store as well as a short written step by step....sorry I didn't photograph the steps this time.  

Firstly each canvas was primed with Gesso.  I then used a Crafters Workshop stencil and some Gel Medium and started to build up my background.  Once this was dry I then randomly applied my different mists.  For the 1st one I used the following colours:



To finish off the background of these canvas's I did some random stamping using a Prima Stamp - Vintage Vanity.  

Then my favourite part....adding some beautiful flowers, Prima and Petaloo and Flying Unicorn Adornments :)) 

Lastly, I highlighted the pinks and purples by using Silks Acrylic Glaze in Ginger Flower and adding a spray of water to blend.  I have also brushed over my flowers with some Gesso to finish it off.




"Dream"



This canvas was done using the same steps but I used the following different colours:
- Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst - Cocoa Bean Copper (which is currently not in the store at the moment)





The Flying Unicorn Store stocks a huge range of mix media products so be sure to check them out.

Hope you are having a creative week! :)
Melinda

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Flying Unicorn DT Project


Hello everyone,


I'm back with you today to share with you one of my recent Flying Unicorn projects...something a little more neutral/boyish and vintage.  I have started off with some Authentique Papers from the Accomplished Collection for my base and background and have teamed them up with the gorgeous Riddersholm Papers from the Tailgate Marked Collection as my layers behind the photo. The kraft papers in the Authentique range are great to add whatever colours you want. 

"Heart of Gold"




I love the Creative Embellishments chipboard.  I have used the Heart of Gold title as well as the Antique Bike.


I adore the Flying Unicorn Adornments.  I simply brushed them over with some Gesso and then added some colour using Acrylic Paint. In fact everything has had a brush over with Gesso...gives it that shabby look.



And lots of beautiful flowers...sigh...just love adding them to all my projects.  I have used some Prima flowers from my own stash but you will note there are some gorgeous black Petaloo flowers from the store as well as some new Prima.


That's it from me today...hope you feel inspired to get crafty!

Melinda 


Products from the Flying Unicorn Store:

Other:
Thread
Button
Prima Vine and Flowers
Paper Doily

Monday, October 13, 2014

Once Upon a Sketch - October Challenge

Hi everyone and  Happy Monday to you all :))

The Flying Unicorn CT are guests this month at Once Upon a Sketch Challenge site. They are an amazing site with so much inspiration to help you with your creating!  This months challenge is.....

Journalling Theme: "The women/girls etc in our lives..."


 


You are free to interpret our theme ANY WAY you like. It is for your inspiration and this theme word DOES NOT need to be part of your title or journalling. But please make sure your layout is based on the sketch below and includes journalling (hidden journalling is fine). Acceptable journalling is MORE than just a sentence, or generic writing such as date/place etc. It needs to be present and at least 3 lines long. Remember, hidden journalling (under a photo/tag or behind your page) is perfectly fine but please DO let us know in your post where your journalling is!



And here is my layout of the girls in my life...my sisters and my mum and I at my younger sisters wedding in May this year. Some private journalling on the back...can't do without these girls in my life...


"Great Day Together"



Lots of beautiful Prima products here...Prima papers, flowers and embellishments.  I have also added some Petaloo flowers.  All these products can be found in the Flying Unicorn Store.



Blue Fern circle chipboard and the really really gorgeous vellum bow from Rainbow Splendour which i have added a D'lish fabric bow on top!


 Thanks for stopping by once again...you make my day :)
Hugs and have a great week!
xo


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Something Pretty :)


Hi everyone,

Back to school today for my older two munchkins...the house is sure quiet! Thought I would stop by and share a layout I created last month but never got around to sharing. Just felt the urge to create something pretty and summery :)

"Nothin' but Blue Skies


Created this layout with some new papers from Simple Stories.  Haven't had that brand of papers before in my stash but loved the colours and pretty designs in this paper range.  Photo was taken a year ago while holidaying down at the Sunshine Coast waiting for my baby to arrive :)


Mixed bag of products, love to mix everything up...prima, petaloo and manor house flowers, 2 crafty chipboard, purple pumpkin button and a Dlish Scraps bow.





Oh and we had another birthday in the house on the weekend.  My middle boy turned 6 and had the best day...he just couldn't WAIT for his birthday...feels like we have been counting down for months...lol! :)



Have a great week and thanks for stopping by :)
Hugs xo

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Websters Inspiration :))

 Hi my dear crafty friends :))

I have a couple of layouts to share with you today....I have to be honest and say I created these layouts a good couple of months ago now :(

Anyway moving right along, I still want to share them with you as at the time I loved creating them.
Websters papers haven't been a paper range that I have been drawn to in the past but with these latest releases I think I just about have everything or may be even doubles *wink* :))

The new baby collection "Hello World" is soooo adorable. I can't wait to use it again.

"You are so Loved"


Lots of gorgeous flowers here Prima and Manor House and some super cute Hot Air Balloon chipboard..can't remember the manufacture.




This layout was created with the "Sweet Routine" papers, as well as some American Crafts scraps....swoon they are so delightful!! I have never been a fan of purple but its making a come back in a lot of paper ranges and the shades are just so stunning.

"Cherish"






2Crafty Chipboard flourish, Straws and Heidi Swapp word title made this layout really come together :)




And look who turned 1 the other week!!!! Can't believe my baby has reached his 1st birthday already...man that year just flew and I can honestly say I have thoroughly enjoyed his first baby year. oh yeah we have had our moments but all in all he has been such a good bubba!



School holidays are nearly over :((( but we have had the most fun! Can't believe we are heading into the last school term of this year!
Bye for now :)
xo

Friday, September 26, 2014

Pion Designs - My Precious Daughter Collection by Melinda Thompson


Hi All,

Its Melinda Thompson here with you today to share a couple of projects I have recently completed using the beautiful Pion Design - My Precious Daughter Collection. Lots of beautiful soft pinks, creams, browns and purples...such a gorgeous collection of papers.  You can find them HERE in the Flying Unicorn Store.

"Love My Grandma"



I am loving all the new flowers that are in the store.  This layout features some new Prima flowers and Petaloo flowers....such a stunning combination. 


Beautiful Shimmerz Inklingz were used in the background over my masking.  I have used Beets Me and Me & Blue....you can find these in the store HERE.


The chipboard heart is from Kaisercraft which I have just painted with some Silks Acrylic Glaze in Solar Gold.




My next project is a sweet card made by some leftovers from this layout.





The larger chipboard flower is from Kaisercraft and the smaller chipboard flowers are from Prima.  I have painted them with Silks Acrylic Glaze in Ginger Flower.


Thanks for visiting :)
Melinda

Products Used from the Flying Unicorn Store:
Pion Papers - My Precious Daughter
Prima Flowers
Petaloo Flowers
Flying Unicorn Metal Adornments
Kaisercraft Chipboard
Kaisercraft Pearl Brads
Prima Cystals
Shimmerz Inklingz
Silks Acrylic Glaze
Maya Road Metal Heart Clip

Extras:
Manor House Flowers
Washi Tape
Heidi Swapp Stickers
Twine
Prima Vine



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Flying Unicorn & Manor House Creative Team Projects

Hello to you all :)
I have two projects to share with you today.  Flying Unicorn stocks some of the gorgeous Manor House products which you can find HERE.
I wanted to share a layout I completed recently for Manor House Creations using the very gorgeous "Beautiful You" paper collection as well as lots of stunning blooms!

This paper range begs to be fussy cut so I cut out some of the flowers in the paper and arranged them on my layout. I used plain white cardstock for the base...which is so unlike me...but these colours look amazing and so crisp against a white background.

Also, this is my last creation for Manor House as I have stepped down from my position for personal reasons.

"Time Flies"
Melinda Thompson - August 2014

Some closes ups.....love the hot pinks and bright yellows together.  I have mixed a matched flowers from new and past releases, the different sizes and styles look amazing together.  I have also used a Felt Doiley in Hot Pink and a lace flower (Lullaby) to add layers behind my photo.

Melinda Thompson - August 2014-4

Love these chipboard frames which you can find HERE in the store.  I have altered them by priming with Gesso first then adding some Shimmerz Inklingz in Pink a Boo and then while it was still wet I sprinkled it with some Shimmerz Enamalz in Gold Digger...its so sparkly.. :) Then for added interest I added on some cute little chipboard hearts up the side.

Melinda Thompson - August 2014-2

Melinda Thompson - August 2014-1

The background was also created with a 6 x 6 Crafters Workshop Template - Crossed and 13 Arts Modelling Paste and then a combination of Shimmerz Inklingz in Gosh Garnet & Pink -A-Boo
Melinda Thompson - August 2014-5


My next layout I created using a mix of different manufactures.  I love to mix and match. I have used Pion Papers from the A Day in May Collection, Riddersholm Papers from Tailgated Marked Collection, Finnabair Vintage Vanity A4 Papers and a piece of Authentique paper from the Accomplished Collection all can be found in the Flying Unicorn Store. I love the strong bold colours in this layout...something a little different for me :)

"Perfect Addition"
Sweet stunning flowers from Petaloo and Prima...I just adore lots of flowers on my layouts.


The Leaf Chipboard is from Fabscraps which I painted in Silks Acrylic Paints in Teal Zircon as well as some Flying Unicorn Metal Adornments.





Hope you are all well...
Thanks for stopping by :)
Hugs xo