Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Merry Card

Hello everyone. This is going to be a small series that I wanted to share of some of the Christmas cards I created this year for some wonderful friends. I had a great time making them and I am entering them in the Frilly and Funky Challenge. It is clear that I love all the traditional colors of, gold, red and white and the basics on my cards are hand-stitching, lots of layers, die-cutting and some odds and ends. The designs were all inspired by the amazing Dorota Kopec (I'm such a fan,) but with a huge Christmas twist. 
 I love that even though the designs are similar, the mix of papers and embellishments can change everything so much.
 This photo gives an idea of the layers and dimension.

Thank you for stopping by!

Noel Card

The second card for the Frilly and Funky Challenge was completed in much the same manner as the others, except I used layered circles for the focal point.
 I also used Liquid Pearls to adorn the circumference of the circle.
...more sprigs....
 ...and more twine.
Thanks so much for visiting!!!

Peace on Earth Card

Similarly, with the third card for the Frilly and Funky Challenge, I used another Martha Stewart punch and I carefully staggered the layers so it looks like a shadow. I really like to mix papers from different collections and it is so easy to do with several Christmas lines.
 I used a pretty Petaloo flower and some berries. I also found these great bejeweled sprigs at a local store and they made great fillers.
 Again, I added some foliage from some Tim Holtz dies.
 I also added a bit of twine to each card for a little more dimension.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by!!!

Christmas Time Card

For my fourth card for the Frilly and Funky Challenge, I wanted lots of ruffles so I used a Martha Stewart punch to get the desired effect.
 I also love using up my stash and I put together this pretty flower combination.
 I actually used a sticker (which I rarely ever do but need to revisit doing) as the focal point on this card along with the sentiment from Tim Holtz dies.
Thanks so much for visiting!!!

Christmas Ornament Card and Happy New Year!!!

The fifth card for the Frilly and Funky challenge was created similarly as the first, with the circle cut out in the center and an ornament.
 For this card, I fussy cut the ornament and outlined it in Stickles for a glittery effect.
 I picked up this awesome vintage crystal trim and used it to frame the center ornament.
 Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful New Year!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Wintry Layout for Flying Unicorn

Hello everyone, this is my final post as a member of the wonderful Flying Unicorn Creative Team. I have had the most amazing experience being a part of such a talented and incredible group of people. Thank you so much for letting me share my love of creating with you these past couple of years!
I wanted to share a simple wintry layout I made with the December Kit. I started out with the gorgeous Barnmarket paper from Riddersholm Designs. I added stenciling with Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink in Teal Damask.  I loved the lacy Prima Elemental resist stickers from the Mixed Art kit, which I painted with the Shimmerz Paint from the Main Kit and then wiped away the excess leaving the white lace to show. I used the negative of the sticker for the bottom border.
 I did some additional background stamping, using the Prima stamp from the main kit and Black Coal Chalk Ink.

These gorgeous chipboard pieces were from Creative Embellishments and were included in the Small Art, Big Passion kit and I gave them two coats of gesso.
I layered the photo of my mom (on the right pushing the buggy) when she was a little girl. Then I added the gorgeous floral Prima vine from the Mixed Passion kit and added a little extra gesso. I finished off the layout with a couple of die cut snowflakes and sparkly gems.
Please don't forget to check out the December Kit and remember there is always the Pre-Order option so that you don't ever miss a kit!

Monday, November 30, 2015

The December kit from the Flying Unicorn has warmth and rich rustic charm - easily adaptable for the Christmas season as you can see by the inspiration board and for everyday projects.

Without further adieu we offer you our December - Your Passion. Your Art kit of the Month

December seems to be the month we send our love, appreciate and best wishes to all our friends and family. This month, we have the perfect "Off the Page" piece to help you with well wishes.

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 on its own! So turn up the music, make some tea 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, embellishments and pretty things in between! These yummy goodies 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!

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