Thursday, November 29, 2012

** Cards and Ink ** Flying Unicorn Ct work

Hey all Have a couple of cards to share with you today. I also wanted to draw focus to inking your your cards to tone down a color or create a little bit of depth. Yes even cards can benefit from this little technique!! First here are my cards before any inking is done..

As you can see the card on the left is REALLY bright with the red and white and the card on the right needs a little more punch.

Here is the red card after inking with some TH distress ink. I used bard red and Walnut ( I use walnut A LOT!!).. You can find these inks in the Flying Unicorn store.

It is slight and not harsh. I didn't get to heavy handed with the ink. But now the red isn't as blinding as it was before and you can see the detail in the CS. I used the ink all over the red. On the edges of the white in random areas with the red and the walnut.

Ok how about making images pop a little better. Here is the card on the right. 

I inked all the edges of each piece.. Now this does show up way lighter than it actually is IRL. But there is more of a break between each layer than before. You can see the details better I think. Just a thought for you to consider when you are making your next card! 

Products used:

Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage Collection, PP and elements.
Flowers are Petaloo
Twine is also Teresa Collins Christmas Collection
Digi Stamp Sylvias Wee Stamps (Thank you Alda for sharing this web site!)
Inks Tim Holtz Distress inks and my blending pen, markers, and ink pads.
Deer is Petaloo
Big letter U is Maya Road Chipboard letters.
Circut Cart Art Philosophy
Cherry Lynn Holly vine (top behind deer)
MS punches
Ribbon from my stash

Most all can be found in the Flying Unicorn store or its equivalent! Hope you have fun and take some time to play with cards they are FUN!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Christmas LO with Teresa Collins **Flying Unicorn**

Hello Scrappy World!!!!! Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!!

Teresa Collins has me baby pic napping!! LOL Yes that is right I picnapped a baby! Ok so it was agreed too.. I have a wonderful friend were I work show me a pic of his adorable Grand baby. She was and is soooo Gorgeous I knew I must scrap her for him! Told him he could give it to the Misses for Christmas! Oh and did I ever know what PP I was gonna use..Teresa Collins Baby!! The Christmas Cottage Collection! You can find these gorgeous PP in the Flying Unicorn Store, and guess what?! We happen to have a sale going right now for 30% off!!!! Trust me you will want and NEED these PP! Ok let me show ya...

 Isn't she Gorgeous!! She matched these PP and it was a meant to be situation! Oh and Petaloo and Maya Road got in on the action too! I used the Bling, Brads, decorative edges and bakers twine from the TC Christmas cottage collection too.. The Letters are Maya Road that I inked to match. The cute little Reindeer is Petaloo and all the flowers as well! Let me get you some close ups of it..
 I loved playing with these PP and all the yummy Petaloo!! Here are a couple more close ups!

 The flowers are drop dead gorgeous! You also get the leaves with them!! Soooo Cool!

 I have more of this paper line (because I really do love it!) and you will see more projects with me using it! This line is perfect Christmas PP! Ya know its right around the corner!! So run while the sale is still going on at the store and pick ya up some!! Here is the link again. Flying Unicorn store Oh and this collection is PACKED with Awesome embellies to use as well!!! Hope you enjoyed and have awesome weekend!

Monday, November 12, 2012

**More Yummy KOM LO's Using Nov KOM** My faves!

Hello everyone! Happy Monday and Happy Veterans Day too!

 I have some more LO's of the KOM to share with ya today! I so much loved all the PP that you could fussy cut cool little pieces out of to layer your LO with! These two LO's was my big time layering LO's. Lots of PP and Lots of fussy cutting. These are my faves of this kit! Here is the first one.
 My DD is a senior in high school this year and I had just taken some of what will be her senior pictures. The clocks the type writer and the bold letters everything just seemed to me to fall together with this LO. I had just purchased a Lablanche stamp from the store that is a one sided bracket and I used it back to back stamping to make the frame around her picture on the left hand side. The rest besides the pearls are in this kit! I even used a Prima package.. Let me get ya a couple of close ups!

Loved making those flowers! So so much fun!!
 Large black  letters to really make the title BOLD and stand out.. I think I really enjoyed all the layers in this.. LOL I couldn't stop myself!! Ok have another LO to share with loads of layers on it too!

 I have had this Pic of her forever to scrap and never really had PP that I wanted to use it with. So I just kept putting it back.. Then this Kit came along and wham! There ya go.. Perfect PP!! Love this Authentique PP!! Oh my at the images on the PP and the quality is amazing as well! That key on the flower was fussy cut.. It was still stiff! Now hows that for amazing PP?! You mist these what ever ya want to.. Actually both the Teresa Collins and the Authentique is perfect for distressing, misting and fussy cutting! They will stand the test of what us scrappers throw at them!! Ok back to this LO.. lol got off track I know.. Yapping.. heehe.. Anyways the photo has a refection of me shooting the pic of her in her sun glasses.. the snow was really bright that day and well that is how the title was born! Now how about a few close ups of this one?! 

Just had to get a shot of this key! LOL Well I really liked it! Thought it looked really cool!! But the whole time I was cutting it thought yeah it gonna be flimsy and not realistic looking. Boy was I wrong! That says something about these PP I tell ya!! Love them!! Oh and must not play down those gorgeous blooms that came in the kit with that VINE!! Wow!! Oh my did I have fun playing with the flowers!! Yummy!!! Here is another close-up..
Check out all those cool pieces to fussy cut out and make cool looking embellies with them.. Got another close up of this as well!

The only thing that I added from my stash was the trimming at the bottom and the Flying Unicorn roses that are white.. But if ya gotta have those roses well head on over to the store.. Alda has these babies in many many colors!! Some of my most FAVE flowers to use!!.. Here is the link to the Store! Thank ya so much for looking and reading my chatter today.. lol But I really loved playing with this kit and these are my fave LO's using it!! Have a great day all!! Hugs!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

**KOM NOV Projects** Flying Unicorn

Here is some LO's from me! This kit Was amazing to work with!!! I love it to bits!!!! One I used the PP from the kit the other is almost a 100% from the kit! Just a little lettering that was used from my stash.. Which was from the August kit.. The rest is all From the NOV!
The blooms in this one is from Flying Unicorn store. Petaloo and Flying Unicorn flowers. The swirls oh yeaj you can find some beautiful swirls in the store too! I used this LO for our CSI 44! All PP  is from the kit! and  the journaling as well! Couple of close ups!

The little yellow blooms are from my hoarded stash.. LOL but they worked oh so well with this PP!!

Next LO!
In this LO all except the lite title area is from this AMAZING kit!! I fuss cut all the blooms and used my Cricut to cut out the house and the diecut piece! This is one of just a small few pics of my Grand parents! This PP was perfect for a heritage LO!! Here is some close ups of it as well!!

Just LOVE those Kaiser craft bird houses!!!!
Prima bling! What else can ya ask for?!

Oh and can forget that AMAZING OTP!!! WHoo hoo

I was CRAZY over all those cool PRIMA birds! I think I used them in everything I did!!! The gorgeous blooms that come in this kit have been some of my Favorites to date!! I figured out how to merge the PP to the burlap to make a canvas to work with! I also used a mask in the back ground but you can also see the burlap canvas coming through the PP! This turned out to be my DH favorite project that I have done! Let me get you some close ups of this as well!!
Oh and those yummy banners are in the Kit as well!!!!
Love how the burlap shows through the PP!! This kit IS CRAZY AMAZING!!!!! Love every bit of it!
Be sure to get your hands on one of these amazing KITS!! Before they are all GONE!!!! Here is ya a link to the store! Flying Unicorn Store.

***KOM November***

Flying Unicorn
Proudly Presents

This month's kit Solace for the Heart brings you an array of paper collections from Authentique, Cosmo Cricket, Teresa Collins, and Anna Griffin. Matching embellishment have been gathered from Kaiser Craft, Prima, Manor House and so many more !

Yes, you get the Off The Page Project with your Kit of the Month-This month we bring you by Canvas Corp 10x10 Stretched Burlap Canvas!