Tuesday, 15 April 2014

ART JOURNAL CHALLENGE

Welcome ladies to my challenge.....


This mid month challenge is to embrace the mixed media and art journal pages and our creative aspects of art! All Art Journal pages and Canvas projects can be posted here .
 
This month I want you to use old vintage pages from a book, doesnt matter how you use it, as long as its a vintage or old page from a book that is altered in some way....
 
I showed you what I did in my WCYDW post.....I used a stamp and a punch to alter my paper pages....
 
This page below is the left page above, with some additions.....I stamped a couple words
on paper and added the saying myself.....
My pages were cut roughly, not square and the stamps are from different sets for effect.......
you can also use magazine pictures from glossy mags....


This page was me just mucking around with my blog name!
I love this womans sassy outfit! meeeoooow!
 
So ladies I want to see those journal pages, you can make a tag to if you dont have a journal, or a page.....but get scrapping and show me what you can do!
Mish over and out!
 
 
 

You can enter as many projects as you'd like, otherwise our Standard Challenge Rules are in effect.

Challenge closes at 8pm EST on May 14th, 2014.

Here is the wonderful RAK that is up for grabs:



 

So lets go scrapping ladies!
 
 


WHAT CAN YOU DO WEDNESDAY

Hello Ladies
 
This week for WCYDW Im tying this in with the Art Journal challenge
that im running from today as well......
I thought I could give you a few hints and ideas for your journal pages!
 
Old books, I love them and finding ways to use them in my scrapbooking is fun!
I got all inspired by my CT buddy bex, remember her chocky box in February.....
Well Ive been dying to this since then....
so here we go:
 
you find a page from a vintage or old book, and you get your fav stamps out.'Now I had
a humungous sunflower stamp that I was given and I had no idea what to do with, it was too big!
So, I got a page ready in my journal using some TH distress paints and some watercolour pencils.

Then I grabbed my large stamp and archival ink and because I had no block big enough
I got the brilliant idea to use my C plate from my cuttlebug! ta da instant acrylic block!
and stamped my flower onto a page.
 
now for the fussycutting.....grrrrr I hate this part!
then I used matte medium to attache to my page.
so now, I wanted to add some more colour and paper for that messy grungy look!
Then I used a charcoal pencil to outline my flowers and papers.......
im happy so far......now.....for the saying.....hmmmmmm
 
 
So this is my finished result, Im happy with it, but you can go as messy, grungy, use stencils, and modeling paste and all sorts,
this was the opposite page......its as yet unfinished.


 
and this one is from another set of pages im working on......
youll see more of this one over in my Art Journal challenge
 
So Ladies, lets get those old vintage books and put them to good use,
this is a fun way to use some of your fav stamps that you havent used for a while
in a new and fun way......
Use a punch as I did for the flower designs, and dont for get that crazy trick,
if you dont have a acrylic block big enough and you have a cuttlebug, then use your plates!
(great for multiple stamping at once with more than one stamp)
 
Happy scrapping!
Mish
xox
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Monday, 31 March 2014


We are thrilled to reveal our April 2014 Your Passion Your Art kit of the month! This kit is filled to the brim with the long awaited 7 Dots Collection Cold Country ! A vintage, artistic feel with lots of one of kind goodies and mixed media enhancements to allow you to create with passion your works of art!


Our kit is never complete without our off the page project and this month we provide an unfinished wood 3 drawer chest that stands eight inches tall !
We are so excited to share some sneak peeks and okay one amazing layout by our Guest Designer and Co-Owner of 7 Dots Studio - Tusia .... Check back tomorrow for a full reveal of her amazing creations !!








Our Small Art Big Passion add on kit is perfect for card, tag and atc makers! This add on kit is a wonderful enhancement to the main kit and all other add on kits ..


Mixed Art add on kit is for beginners and enthusiasts who love mixed media and creating journal pages, layouts, with lots of textures and details! Our Mixed Art kit always come with a canvas to allow your to create works of art that can be displayed in your home. gifted or to practice your techniques. Its about finding the passion in you and creating! The colors of the Mixed Art compliment the main kit and other add ons allowing you additional items and mediums to play with.




Mixed Passion, the prettiness of it all. This add on kit is filled with additional flowers, trims and embellishments that enhance the main kit and all other add on kits. It can stand alone and be used with your stash - the possibilities are endless!
http://www.flyingunicornstore.com/category_s/1308.htm


Our Educators this month our Creative Team Members Lynne and Tammy. Join Lynne this month on our You Tube Channel on April 6th 2014, as she creates an incredible layout with lots of techniques to assist your growth as an artist. Tammy has created an outstanding layout and takes us step by step On April 8th 2014, to create the same with amazing techniques.




Flying Unicorn believes that art should be a passion and not an obligation - we have no kit sign ups - they are sold on a first come first serve basis - once they are gone they are gone - so CLICK on over to the store and get your Kit and all the addons now !

Happy Creating !

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

STEAMPUNK SHADOW BOX WITH A SECRET

Ladies,
here today to share with you my Steampunk shadow box I made using a TH shadow box kit and Steampunk Debutante papers from G45
 
Next I made the back, using a gorgeous chippy to make the G45 paper pop!

 
the lid has had the clear insert removed and chicken wire chippy put in its place......
 
but this little baby has a secret, youll have to wait and see......
 
 

 
Hope you like this steampunk trip.......secret will be revealed soon!

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

SCRAP AROUND THE WORLD MARCH MOOD BOARD

This month the Flying Unicorn Creative Team are fortunate to be Guest Designers for Scrap Around the World. 

Their mood board is awesome in design and colour this Month....
 

Here is the layout I created for the mood board!


I took the vintage items and colour in the board and took it to my layout.....
This layout uses Maja's Awesome Autumn papers and I love the lady in pink.....
Be sure to stop by SATW and take a peek and drop inthe Flying Unicorn forum,
its a great group of Ladies who love to share!
 
 
 
***Don't forget to play along with our current challenge Here***