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

Monday, August 18, 2014

13 Arts Fly Away Collection - Flying Unicorn


Good Morning to you all,

Hope you all had a lovely and relaxing weekend :)


I am back again to share with you a layout I created using some very gorgeous 13 Arts papers from the new Fly Away collection which you can find HERE.

I have also teamed it up with a stunning piece of 13 Arts Doiley chipboard.  Don't be afraid to cut your chipboard up...here I have cut the doiley into 4 pieces to create a circular flow to my layout.

"Together"


I have painted the chipboard with 13 Arts Gesso layering it on my base and then then on my photo.


I have added some beautiful Prima and Petaloo flowers to my doiley cluster along with some Flying Unicorn metal adornments. The title of my layout is also from 13 Arts...its is part of the Word Accents set.


Once I had this all in place, I added lots of mediums for further enhancement.  I have used on my chipboard, Prima Color Bloom spray in Soft Teal, Lindy's Stamp Gang Glitz Shots in Medieval Gold and Gecko Green.  For some final touches and some sparkle I used some Shimmerz Blingz in Gold Glimmer.



Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Till next time...
Melinda


Products from the Flying Unicorn Store:
(Please note, some of these items may no longer be in stock)

13 Arts Papers - Fly Away
13 Arts Gesso
13 Arts Modelling Paste
Crafters Workshop Stencil
13 Arts Chipboard - Doiley and Word
Flying Unicorn Metal Adornments
Flying Unicorn Lace
Petaloo Flowers
Prima Seashore Flowers
Prima Crochet Embellishment
Prima Shabby Chic Angel 
Prima Color Bloom Spray - Soft Teal
Lindy's Stamp Gang Glitz Shots - Medieval Gold, Gecko Green
Shimmerz Blingz - Gold Glimmer

Other Products:
Twine
Fabric Bow
Prima Flowers
Washi Tape
Paper Straws

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Flying Unicorn and Sketchabilities #120

Hi my crafty friends :)

For the month of July, Flying Unicorn are sponsors for the fabulous site Sketchabilties.  The Creative Team were asked to join in on the reveal of sketch #120.



Here is my take on the sketch...

Using the gorgeous Nirvana range from Marion Smith Designs which can be found in the store HERE.




I pulled an older Crafters Workshop mask from my collection which I hadn't used yet....gasp! and I think its now one of my favs :)....its the Bingo Card mask.  I used Shimmerz Texturez in Tidy Widy over this mask...love the shimmery subtle effect this gave my background.  Lots of stamping as well.


Gorgeous flowers from Manor House some have been altered and stunning chipboard from Creative Embellishments which you can also find other various styles in the store HERE.






 Products from the Flying Unicorn Store are:

Marion Smith Designs – Nirvana Papers
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Mists – Grab a Guy a Gold, Tune Travel Teal
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Glitz Shot – Royal Emerald
Shimmerz Texturez – Tidy Widy
Silks Acrylic Glaze – Teal Zercon
Creative Embellishments Chipboard

Thanks so much for stopping by today :)
Hugs xo

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Riddersholm Inspiration for Flying Unicorn

Hi Everyone,

I have a new project to share with you all using some stunning Riddersholm Papers from the Tailgate Marked Collection which you can find HERE in the store. I love the vintagey feel to these papers and the patterns are exquisite :)

I started off with my usual masking and stamping on the background and this time I wanted to add a pop of bright colour to these papers so I used some 13 Arts Ayeeda Pearl Mist - Pearl Sky Blue. Such a vibrant gorgeous blue.


I have added lots of stunning flowers from Petaloo and Prima and some gorgeous Flying Unicorn Metal Adornments.  I love to alter this with some colour using Silks Acrylic Paints.


Once I had everything down I wanted to add some white back into the back ground to make the colours really stand out. So I used a Prima Triangle mask and randomly masked some triangles over the top of my already altered background.  Love the effect here.





Thank you so much for stopping by today and letting me share this project with you.

Till next time
Melinda

Products from the Store:
Riddersholm Papers - Tailgate Marked Collection
13 Arts Mist - Pearl Sky Blue
Prima Flowers
Petaloo Flowers
Petaloo Butterflies
Flying Unicorn Adornments
Prima Metal Embellishments
Memory Box Diamond Stencil
Silks Acrylic Glaze


Other:
Prima Stamps
Kaisercraft Stamp
Prima Mask
Twine
Prima Vines

Monday, July 28, 2014

Pretty Cards for Manor House Creations

Hi there everyone,

I am back today to share with you all some sweet cards I created using the gorgeous Manor House Creations "Thoughts Wandering" paper range as well as their beautiful flowers.  I haven't added any sentiments to the card as I will wait until they need to be used :)


For this card I have used cut some strips from the "Beautiful" paper and added some Silks Acrylic Paint in Ginger Flower to the background along with some water to spread it out.  Then I added my layers. How super pretty is that gorgeous pink lace flower!




Products Used:
Thoughts Wandering Papers
Vinette - Chestnut
Ornate Frame 
French Lace (Pink)
Gelato - Cherry
Country Roses - Cerise



Oh I love the chipboard bike with that cute heart shaped seat...just adorable, I couldn't wait to use it! I have painted the bike in Silks Acrylic Glaze in Iridescent Gold and then touched it up in places with some more Silks Acylic Glaze in Solar Gold as well as some glitter.  I have also used in my background a Nouveae White feature frame which I have added some gorgeous Twinkling H20's to it for a water coloured effect. 



Products Used:
Thoughts Wandering Papers
Nouveae White Feature Frame
Gelato Cherry 
Rustic
Cuties Pies - Orange
Thoughts Wandering Blossoms
Wooden Elements - Bicycle


This was a super quick card featuring two different frames layering one on top of the other. After I added my base papers I got the first frame which is the Botanical Frame, spritzed with some Shimmerz in Pink Stilettos and immediately turned it over onto some paper towel and pressed it down. Then I added the second ornate frame and just added some glitter to the border of it.  I also ripped the end of the Denim Rosette and let it naturally curl for a shabby look.



Products Used :
Thoughts Wandering Papers
Botantical White Feature Frame
Ornate Frame
Country Roses - Azure Blue
Denim Rosette
Starlight


Thanks so much for stopping by today :)





Wednesday, July 23, 2014

There's these boys....


Hello my crafty friends :)

I have a fun one to share with you all today...I created this layout a few weeks back, just wanted to do something for myself, something bright and fun.  

I have used lots of different manufactures here in this layout....I love to mix and match :)

The main papers are from the Studio Calico Lemon Lush collection. I have mixed them with some Amy Tangerine, My Minds Eye and Glitz.

"Love"


Beautiful flowers from Petaloo and Prima and some adorable 2Crafty chipboard.  And I still love my sequins :)

 


And my littlest man is 10 months old today and in the last few weeks he has started walking!!! Every day he is getting more and more confident..where has my baby gone!  No stopping him now...


Bye for now :)
Thanks for stopping by today..
xo

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
Shimmerz
Prima Stencil

Extras:
Twine
Washi Tape
Glitter Tape
Flair Button