Monday, 16 December 2013


Hello Ladies, and welcome to my tutorial......
I wanted to create a canvas that I could give as a gift to my mother.
so I set about choosing the photo and getting my supplies together.
I have to say this is inspired by finnabair, her work is awesome and
inspires me everyday.....

So here are the supplies I used! 

Lindys Stamp gang - Industrial chic!

Finnabairs 9th wave, Stencil and Canvas sheet from Prima.

bits and pieces listed below.....
I used:
 12x12  canvas***
Helmars 450 glue & double sided tape.
papers from the 9th Wave collection by Finnabair***
 denim, burlap*** and lace***
metal embellies***
Stencils by finnabair***
Modelling paste***
twine, glass baubles, flowers***, vintage book pages.
Lindys stamp gang set - Industrial Chic***
Studio 490 Gold embossing paste***
misc bits and bobs from my stash.
Here we go:
I took the canvas, and pasted a vintage page to the centre of the canvas
so I could keep an eye on my design. I gesso'd over it, its just visible.
I then used the stencil by Finnabair and added modelling paste
for texture and design.
Then I took my photo and laid it over this canvas, and started to build underneath the photos the many layers of paper, denim, burlap, book pages and diecuts you see.

Then Once I was happy with the layers, and the setup of the photo and its surrounds, I moved on to spritzing my background..

After I spritzed my Lindys onto the canvas, I let it dry naturally then replaced the
stencil on the design, and went over my raised areas again with the studio 490
gold embossing paste.

this gave it a splash of gold that I wanted, but not to much, I wanted
the industrial chic colours and the splotching to be the focus!
Now all I had to do was glue down my photo and its layers that I had pre glued
earlier, and add a title.   Bella!

I hope you enjoyed watching me get my hands dirty....I love mixed media and its so
much fun and the possibilities are endless!!!!!
And dont forget, this doesnt have to be a canvas, you  can put this into a layout, just swap out the canvas board for a sheet of 12x12 White textured cardstock.....or you can do this in your art journal,
so ladies, be creative and get scrapping!
Have a great weekend!

Saturday, 14 December 2013



Hello Scrappers,
Welcome to my post today, I have been been tempted for so long to have ago at
a Finnabair style layout and finally I have.......
I Love her work and admire her greatly, and had a blast making this mixed media canvas
using Luminarte Primary pigment elements, and Finnabair mechanicals from Prima and
bits and pieces.
The photo is my family, and Im the baby in the piccie......
The camera cant catch the glimmer in the pigment sprays.....but they are glorious.......


Saturday, 7 December 2013

Orange is..........

Hello Ladies, Mish AKA Bubbachooka here to share a couple of my latest projects.....
I have been busy using my Art Journal......
This I love, I have discovered that you can express yourself however you want!!!!!

Today I want to show you pages I have creted with
Pan Pastels. These are easy to use and make very little mess!
The first page, I have used my stamps, a twilddly bitz chippy tree and my Orange and Purple pan pastels.

This second page, I also used Orange and Purple pan pastels, but I added a few stencils using Versa Inks and dylusions sprays. I topped it pff with 3 black velvet flowers.....I havent added a saying or title, this will come later....maybe.
The last item Id like to share with you today, is a canvas that I have made using the gorgeous
lace you can find in the FUL exotic and gorgeous, I couldnt wait to use it!
I added some Prima mechanicals, Prima flowers and used Lindy stamp gang colours, I also used the gorgeous lush Studio 490 Gold embossing paste with my stencils.....There is even some drywall tape, or gauze and you can find ALL of these in the FUL store!!!!!!!
I hope I have inspired you to get our your journals and try these easy peasy pages.....its so much fun.
Love, laugh and do something crazy everyday!

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Flying Unicorn Kit Reveal - December - Magic

Its time to release our December Kit of the Month and without further adieu we present December's Kit - Magic

Magic is in the air as we see the fairies dance along the edge! Escape to the world of enchantment with our December kit that boasts creative imagination from the paper collections of Kaiser Craft, Pink Paislee and Marion Smith. An array of coordinating embellishments have been chosen to make this time of year pure magic!
Our kits always come with an off the page project for your creative enjoyment. This month we are pleased to offer you a box frame which slides open to a secret compartment, so you can stash a memory or two.

Stretch the creativeness and enjoy the add on collections that compliment the Main Kit!

Awesome inspirational layouts and cards from our Creative Team !

To see more inspiration using our December kit - head on over to the forums

Grab your coffee or tea and head on over to our you tube channel as Jax teaches us this month to make your own shadow box using our kit and the off the page

You can make this layout too! Head on over to our forums as Denise takes us step by step in the creative journey from start to finish to create this magical piece of art !

As you know - we are not a kit club - there are no sign ups - our kits are offered on a first come first serve basis- Scrapbooking should be a passion and not an obligation! So head on over to the store to get yours- once they are gone... they are gone!

Monday, 25 November 2013

BLUE XMAS - Flying Unicorn

Hello Scrappers,
Id like to share with you today my latest xmas layout.. Im not a fan of red and green.....I tend to go for other colours at when Bo Bunny bought out snowfall a few winters ago I was in heaven.....needless to say its been in my stash since then and I have been real hesitant to use it, cause once you use it, its gone!
I found a gorgeous chippy of Santa with his six white boomers, ( white Kangaroo's) from the famous Australian xmas song...six white boomers! So had to use it!!!!!
I used the dusty Attic xmas tree, and followed a tutorial done by Rachiebabe from SB.COM
I fractured the 3 layers of the tree, gessoed, and used white icicles as the snow drifts and decorated with a few blue and silver POP beads.
My Santa sleigh, I used Versa colour ink, Dimensional magic to give it dimension and Mica fragments.....My Boomers are White ink covered in Starburst stickles...... 
I dont have snow photos, this is Australia and our xmas days are usually over 30 degree I borrowed a picture from google and used that....

Saturday, 16 November 2013


Hello Ladies,
While out shopping recently I stopped by the charity store, I love these places, lots
of treasure to be found for not much cash.....and lots of vintage clothes to cut up!
I bought a vintage photo frame from St vincents de paul.....$2 it had no glass....but lovely timber. I made this little canvas using a canvas corp burlap canvas from the FUL store, some embellies from my past kits and a few bits of vintage lace.....once I had the burlap canvas ready, I glued it down to the backing plate on the photo frame, and viola.....ready to hang.....vintage style!

Have  a crafty week!

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

A Blue Xmas with the Bubbachooka AKA Mish

Hello Ladies, and Welcome to my little post today.....Well Xmas is just around the bend and wow it got here fast this year....
Im not sure everyone is the same, but Im over red and green....I bought myself aa green tree but thats it, everything else is other colours this year.....So id like to share with you a couple fo tags that I have made using my fav scrappy colours, Blue and brown. Yep a Blue xmas!!!!!
This first tag has 8 layers....yep 8. I used a Prima tag that you can find in the FUL store, the 8.5" ones, and added a layer of Prima Journal tag, and some lace, a chippy flourish and frame and topped it off with a wooden Kaiser Reindeer! ITs teal and brown with lots of lace ribbon.....I inked the words in two tone and finished them off with dimensional magic....I used dimensional magic on the reindeer as well.
This next tag is a little more "vintage" I used the same size tag, but this time I used my cuttlebug to cut out the Tim Holtz "Noel 25" and two toned them with inks and dimensional magic again, then I pulled apart a cheap xmas card from last year, ripped off the plastic frame, that had a distinct vintage feel and put a vintage image of xmas underneath.....I topped this off with some little blue Petaloo blooms.....
and lastly I made a little ATC from the scraps on my bench afterwards....I love this old Bo Bunny paper, it was their Xmas release a few years ago and I loved it, Im almost sade to use it....hmmmmm Scrappy Hoarder......thats me.
I hope all you ladies out there have a Scrappy Xmas and find loads of new stash under the tree, and while most of you celebrate in the bitter cold and snow ( ya lucky ducks) think of us Southern Hemisphere Belles sweltering in 40 degree Celcius heat, dishing up cold meats, cold seafood and salads! Hoping like crazy it isnt so hot your flip flops ( we call them thongs) dont melt on the driveway!

Saturday, 9 November 2013



Let the bidding begin!

Our silent auction to help Best Friends Animal Society has begun! For your viewing pleasure we are showcasing bits and pieces of the different lots that can be won by you (as long as you are the highest bidder!) Click on over to the forums, bid for your favorite lots, and you may be lucky in not only helping an incredible charity, but getting some amazing goodies as well!

You can also help us reach our $3000.00 goal this month by:

  • Donating directly - every dollar helps! 
  • Join our 1000 upload challenge and load your finished projects in our forum gallery! 
  • Create a fur baby project and load it in our forum challenge

From the Flying Unicorn Creative Team and myself, we thank you each and one of you for supporting Flying Unicorn Gives Back !

Thursday, 31 October 2013


Every year in the month of November, Flying Unicorn sponsors "Flying Unicorn Gives Back." This year, we've chosen a nationally recognized charity, Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah.

For each project that is uploaded to our forum gallery, Flying Unicorn donates $1.00 to a maximum of $1,000 and. we've always reached our goal. With your help this year we will again.! Flying Unicorn also donates 5% of all sales during the month of November to the charity. Finally, do not forget to mark your calendars for our Silent Auction November 8th - November 16th .We have set up the Flying Unicorn page on the Best Friends site where monetary donations can be made as well to help us reach this years goal of $3000.00 in charitable donations.

Best Friends' mission of No More Homeless Pets tries to place dogs and cats who are considered "unadoptable" into good homes, and to reduce the number of unwanted pets through effective spay and neuter programs. Since its inception, the number of dogs and cats being destroyed in shelters has fallen to approximately 5 million a year. There has been much progress,but there is still much more to do. Best Friends made national headlines with

their intensive efforts in rescuing so many animals in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina..
In honor of Best Friends, and the November Kit of the Month -Hear'ts Twilight - I would like to share with you the extra special project I made using the Kit of the month :

This is my Gorgeous Bella, she was a rescue, and she was almost dead from a severe beating
when found, I rescued her and Love her dearly!

So hop on over to Alda,s blog and get started on your journey..

Heart's Twilight is now available with an amazing and fun off the page creation- take a look:

Do not forget to join Alda and Shona this month with their process of making the below layouts. Alda will show you step by step on our You Tube Channel, while Shona has done a complete Build a Page for you all!

WAIT! There is a little more before you hop on over to Alda,s blog

Want to win a Cameo-Silhouette?

Every $5.00 donated to Best Friends via our donation page will give you a chance to win!

Additional details can be found on our forums.

So now you have found me,  hop on over to for some additional eye candy fun and thank you for your support in giving back !