Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Flying Unicorn January 2015 Kit of the Month Reveal

Even though I wasn't able to design with this month's Flying Unicorn KOTM because I was away on a trip I wanted to show you all the projects from the Design team because they are just gorgeous!!

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!

Kits and Add On Kits are limited so do not delay in getting yours!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Forever My Family- Prima's Timeless Memories Collection

Prima is introducing all their new collections for this upcoming CHA 2015.
Here is one of my projects using the new Timeless Memories collection 

I love the new Timeless Memory collection because of its earthy tones. I thought this autumn picture of my family was the perfect picture for this collection. I used new Prima stencils and stamps to create texture in the background. 

I used Timeless Memories flowers and embellishments to create the scenery in the background. I really wanted to give the feeling of falling leaves, so I created a downward motion with the leaves and flowers

Don't you love all the cool embellishments. Here is a sneak peek of the collection:
Each gorgeous, thick paper has tone-on-tone designs in subtle, muted tones with slight, distressed touches...perfect for matching any photo or theme you want to explore. A collection of beautiful, slightly-distressed paper designs in the most delicious colors ever will open up the door to creativity whether you want to make cards, tags, layouts, or explore mixed-media projects.

Unique in its offering, this line has a full 12x12 paper pad filled with these gorgeous papers (in addition to single papers, A4, and 6x6 pads) and the most beautiful, vintage metal pieces, wonderful rich-toned flowers, sparkling new crystals, and so much more!

847364- Timeless Memories 12x12 paper pad
847357- Timeless Memories A4 paper pad
580858- Timeless Memories Butterflies
580872- Timeless Memories Flowers
580841- Timeless Memories Flowers
580902- Timeless Memories Flowers
580896- Timeless Memories leaves
579814- Timeless Memories metal trinkets reflections
579821- Timeless Memories metal trinkets recollections
579401- Timeless Memories Say it in crystals
579807- Timeless Memories metal trinkets memoir
579791- Timeless Memories metal trinkets achived
575007- Time Traveler leaves
580124- Cling stamp
580049- 6x6 Stencil floral petites
580216- Cling stamp
562984- Sunrise Sunset alphabet stickers
573805- Color Bloom gold foil
573843- Color Bloom Antique gold
891527- Ingvild Bolme Junkyard Findings typo bulbs 1
891084- Ingvild Bolme chalk edger branch bark
961534- Finnabair Art Extravaganza copper texture crackle paste

Thank you for visiting my blog
Have a Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

7 Dots Studios Dec-Jan Challenge

The Holiday season is here! Do you feel Holiday Spirit? Everywhere around the world people are celebrating Holiday traditions.We welcome you to join our challenge this month at 7 Dotst Studio and create a project about The Holiday spirit, please include a few words about your favourite Holiday tradition and just have fun creating

Come visit the 7 Dots Studio Blog to see what the design team has created especially for the Holiday Season!!

I hope you get to play with us this month!!
Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, December 22, 2014

The Place- Prima's Finnabair Stencils and Stamps

Here is another reveal for Prima CHA 2015.
Finnabair has a new line of stencils and stamps and I just love them!!
Here is a layout I created using one of the stencils.

I used Finnabair stencils and stamps to create a textured cobblestone background on this Timeless Memories paper. This photo was taken at a fort on our recent trip and I thought it would be amazing to be able to replicate the stone effect from the fort on my layout

I used some Color Bloom Cobalt blue and Precious stone to add a matching colour to the background.

847364- Timeless Memories 12x12 paper pad
580872- Timeless Memories Flowers
580841- Timeless Memories Flowers
580902- Timeless Memories Flowers
580896- Timeless Memories leaves
579838- Timeless Memories metal trinkets
961497- Finnabair Art Extravaganz graphite texture paste
962265- Finnabair 7x9 Stencil Cobblestone
961855- Finnabair clear stamps crackle
962029- Finnabair cling stamps old town
566654- Avante blue flowers
892173- Ingvild Bome Junkyard findings street signs
573898- Color Bloom Cobalt
573812- Color Bloom Precious stone
573799- Color Bloom Vintage coal
565930- Mini sachet lakeside

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!! 
and for those who celebrate Christmas, Merry Christmas from me to you!!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

"Good Luck" Elephant- Finnabair Art Ingredients and Mechanicals

I had so much fun designing this "Good Luck" Elephant for Prima using Finnabair's new and old Art Ingredients, Art Mediums and Mechanicals.
This piece will be displayed at the Prima booth during Winter CHA 2015.

I love using Finnabair mechanicals metals in my projects. Over the years I've created different kinds of projects using them. This time I really wanted to incorporate them with Finn's new art mediums, especially her Art Ingredients. I envisioned myself altering some kind of animal. I searched through my house to see if I could find an old trip souvenir that would be easy to alter. Finally I remembered an old box of collectible elephants I had in my basement. I searched through it and found the perfect elephant to alter. I used to collect elephants because it is believed that they bring good luck. Well I was really happy to alter this one and create a unique home decor for my house, I hope you like it!!

Sophisticated chunky sparkle. Glass glitter, glass beads and micro-beads are the perfect Art Ingredients for so many uses! Apply gel or paste on your project, then sprinkle with any of these for absolutely stunning results. Art Ingredients will adhere to any surface when applied over Finnabair's Art Basics gels.

962395- Mechanicals flowers
962432- Mechanicals winged
962623- Finnabair Art Ingredients micro beads grass
962630- Finnabair Art Ingredients micro beads splash
962654- Finnabair Art Ingredients glass beads cobalt blue
962722- Finnabair Art Ingredients glass glitter velvet
961657- Finnabair Art Ingredients glass gold rush
961381- Finnabair Art Basics 3D gloss gel 
961459- Finnabair Art Basics black gesso
961558- Finnabair Art Extravaganza Gold texture paste crackle
576134-  Say it in crystals mineral
573805- Color Bloom Gold foil
573812- Color bloom Precious stone
573898- Color Bloom Cobalt
960278- Finnabair Vintage mechanicals- vintage clock face small
960215- Finnabair vintage mechanicals- medium flowers
960339- Finnabair vintage mechanicals- roses
960322- Finnabair Vintage trinkets small flowers
961053- Finnabair gear trinkets
961114- Finnabair Tassel Trinkets
892425- Ingvild Bolme Shabby chic treasures metal door locks

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!!
Have a fabulous day!!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Thankful- Blue Fern Studios- Sanctuary Collection

This is my last Blue Fern Studios LO for 2014. Its been a fabulous year and I'm really looking forward to another great year with Blue Fern Studios and an array of spectacular designers!!

I used the Sanctuary "Conservatory" paper as a background for this fall layout. This is a picture of my family taken this fall by the woods near our house.

I'm really happy about this layout because I used the new round butterfly frame to frame the photo. The butterfly frame was designed by ME!!! for Blue Fern Studios. Visit the BFS wholesale store to see some more of my designs.
Its really cool to use one of my own designs in my work and I can't wait to see what my other DT members do with them.

here it is:

The frame was painted in golden acrylic paint and then stamped with brown ink to create a textured pattern.

I used the Thankful chipboard as a title. It was simply sprayed in Color Bloom antique gold.

Papers: Blue Fern Studios Sanctuary Collection
Chipboard: Blue Fern Studios
Flowers, leaves and nest: Prima
Ranger brown archival ink
Stamps: Tim Holtz
Stencil: DCWV
Prima's Finnabair Art Extravaganza texture crackle paste: copepr and gold
Color Bloom sprays: gold foil and antique gold
textured moss: unknown

Thank you so much for visiting the Blue Fern Studios Blog!!
Have a wonderful day!!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Happy- Blue Fern Studios- Sanctuary Collection

Today I'm featuring one of the last two Blue Fern Studio layouts for 2014. It has been a great year and I'm looking forward to designing for them for another year!!
For the background, I used the new Sanctuary collection. This is the "Meadows of Time" paper and it fit perfectly with my beach theme.

I used the seaside frame which I painted in two tones of distress paint. This is another photo of my daughter taken on the beautiful beaches of Grenada during our recent trip.

As a title, I used the word Happy from the set: happy, laughter, smile. I covered in in old rose distress paint and then edged it with pastel peach and branch bark fluid chalk edgers. 
The flowers of course are Prima.

Papers: Blue Fern Studios Sanctuary
Chipboard: Blue Fern studios
Flowers: Prima
cheese cloth
TCW sea bubbles 12x12 stencil
Ranger Distress paint dabbers: Copper, Gold, old rose
Fluid chalk edger peach pastel and branch bark
Prima's Finnabair Art Extravaganza platinum texture crackle paste
Prima, Finnabair doily stencil
Prima Color Bloom sprays: antique gold, teal, gold foil

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!!
Have a great day!