Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Flying Unicorn January KOM

The January kit from the Flying Unicorn has a fresh pop of color to usher in the new year. Start your year on a fun and festive note. Without further adieu, we offer you our January "Your Passion. Your Art" kit of the month.

January is a month to start a'fresh. This month, we have the perfect "Off the Page" piece to help keep everything around you fresh as well. Included in every main kit is this handy coaster set.

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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Wish Creative Embellishments

 Hello everyone! Here today to share my last project with you, as my term with CE has come to a end. I want to take a moment to say a BIG HUGE thank you to Nicolle and Doris. These 2 ladies are so amazing and I feel blessed to call them my friends!!

My original project that I was working on was taking to long, and time was ticking for me to get this post up, and going. So I had to work quick, and change gears a little. To get another project done and ready to go. I am still gonna finish my project that I was working on. Who knows you may see it one day too! But for the time being I leave you with a card for now...

The beautiful Dandelion chippy was the inspiration for my title. Also a perfect way to start out the up coming New Year. With a Wish! A wish for Joy, Peace and Happiness. Those are things I think we all search for. The Clock Face chippy is the perfect piece to tie in the flower cluster and dandelion. Super easy to alter as well. For the Dandelion chippy I used gesso for the white top and the little tops to the flyaways. The Clock Face chippy I used a brown Big Brush marker to color it with. Fun easy and quick to do! Here are some close ups..

I also lightly stamped the Distressed Grid stamp for a little added texture in the background.

I hope everyone has a amazing new year! It's been a blast playing along with Creative Embellishment chippies! I don't intend on stopping playing with them either!!! ;)

Creative Embellishment products used:
3 inch Clock Face
Distressed Grid Stamp

Other Products Used:
Dec KOM Flying Unicorn Featuring Riddlersholm "Barn Market" collection
Petaloo blooms

Hugs all!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Just Having FUN!!

Hi everyone! I did some playing!! Yup just plain ole everyday playing... We got a wonderful AJ book in the Dec Mixed Art KOM.. I wanted to do another page.. However I didn't want to think about design per say or anything really. I just wanted to play. This AJ page has no commitment on a post I had to do, or surrounded by a deadline. Just good ole getting back to the roots and having a blast.

 I found a really cool class to take by Kate Crane (she really rocks!) and had fun. I needed something to just make me relax and let go. Her class did the trick... I am way to critical of my work. I will mull over something forever!! Which usually takes a major bite out of my time, usually still not perfect in my eyes. Even though for me these AJ pages are not perfect. They were fun! Even as I see it, I want to judge myself, and critique myself.. lol Then I reminded myself this was PLAY!! Not perfection. So the critique in me can just sit down and hush! LOL Kate's class had things I had seen/done before, and some I had not. Similar items that I have used, and some that I had not seen before. I love the whimsy to her style. In making videos ( I have done a few lol) hers really rocked! So I would say this indeed is a class for all. Experienced and novice. I give her a 2 thumbs up!  So onto my pages..

Playing with the BG was like Oooo I will do this next, and this, and is this too cluttered?!!? Ooo WOW this is bold!! Eeeek add white calm it down! LOL Drawing.. Well doodles.. lol I have a sticky note collection at work. Of just doodling.. Why does it bug me? No hard for me to doodle on a project?? I have sold some of my colored pencil drawings.. I have family who has a watercolor pencil drawing hanging in their home. Yet for me to let go doodle, and not judge myself, or my work is a obstacle I am determined to overcome! Here are a couple of close ups of each page..

The birds are a set of Jamie Dougherty stamps called Birds (Thank you Alda!).. Those was easy for me to color with some Faber Castell watercolor pencils. I love those dang pencils!! LOL Because I can CONTROL THEM! LOL So I guess the control freak gets to have a bit of fun too on this project. LOL The big bird spreading her wings is me I guess... Trying to shake off the, it has to be perfect self. The little bird is my controlling, nitpicking, it has to be perfect innerself. Just to be free and create and let myself allow it!

 Yup Art journaling has been calling my name for a long time. I have dabbled here and there. But for 2016 more I see in my future. This next year will be a healing year for me. I have toned down some of my DT work and will be ramping up playing. Lots happened this last year from illnesses of loved ones. To loosing my Nana. Who was a big time supporter of mine art wise. She has my first oil painting in her bedroom still. Ok here is a close up of the critic side of me! LOL

Thank you for joining me today! Allowing me to just let it all out! LOL Hope you all will hang around and join me with next year's adventures. Where it will take me? Who knows.. But I am gonna find out!

Products Used (well most of them! LOL):

Jamie Dougherty Birds stamps
Dylusions paint in bubble gum pin, Fresh Lime, White linen and Vibrant Turquoise
13 Arts Splash ink in  Turquoise and Pink
Izink in Geranuim
Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paint in black 
Stabilo pencil (thanks Kate ;) )
Faber Castell watercolor Pencils and Bigbrush Pitt pens and black pitt pens
Uniball Signo pen in white (thanks again Kate!) best white pen I have used yet!!
Judikins Microglaze
Tim Holts Chitchat words and label letters and peacock feathers distress ink
Washy tape
plain ole white acrylic paint
Creative Embellishments Distressed Chevron stamp

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

O Christmas tree and CE

Hi all you CE fans out there in cyber land!! Here today to share a Christmas card using CE chippy and stamp! Creative Embellishments has soooo many wonderful chippies to use as showcase chippies for card making!! I chose to use a Christmas tree to be the showcase piece on mine. Here is my card..

I used the Gorgeous Spiral tree chippy. Cards shouldn't be hard to make. This chippy was easy to dress up for my card. I covered the chippy in gesso then painted over it with some 13 Arts glitter paint. I used the G45 "Christmas Carol" collection to make my card. I used a coordinating paper to my base color of blue to back my tree and star for the tree. The Background beneath the tree I used the wonderful Grunge Music sheet stamp.  Stamped in opposite corners. I did this to give the light BG a little more umph. Layered everything up and Bam a card is born! Lots of fun to give special cards to those you love! Here are a couple of close ups..

Yummy and sparkly just as Christmas should be!! Perfect resting spot for my flower cluster to lay. One more close up!

Hope to see you out there playing and making lovely Christmas cards with CE chippies! Lots of fun!!

Creative Embellishments Products Used:
Spiral Tree
Grunge Music Sheet stamp

Other Products Used:
G45 "Christmas Carol" collection
Petaloo blooms
13 Arts Glitter paint
Cheery Lynn doily Die
Cheese cloth

Thank you for Joining me today!

Hugs Tammy :)

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

A Christmas Tree Star with Petaloo

 Hello everyone! Today I have a project to share with you a Star Christmas tree topper and a tute using Yummy Petaloo flowers!!

 We was asked to do a project around our Christmas traditions. For me, as I thought of that request the first thing that popped in my mind was my Nana's house and how we gather every year in a large living room at her house. This has always been where my most fondest memories growing up has been. Waiting on the loved ones to come in, and no matter how late it was we didn't start without them. We would always start out the evening with the reading of the birth of baby Jesus from a old bible that my Nana has had for many many years. After that then we would start with the little ones and pass out gifts. My Nana's little tree would have lots of gifts stacked under it and around it. The room would be packed with us all (very large family!) and gifts. Under that little Christmas tree would also hold a coconut. I am not sure why, but it was always there. My Uncle would always break it up after the gifts was cleared and we would share some of that fresh treat. Nana's tree has many of the same ornaments, and tree topper as it did when I was growing up. The tree topper was a star. The star to me and to many is a symbol of the birth of baby Jesus.  The one that lead the wise men to where he would be found in Bethlehem. I don't get to have Christmas with my Nana this year and that makes me sad. But she will have the best Christmas of all so that makes me feel a little better. In honor of her, I created a Christmas star tree topper, and included a tute as well. I hope you all enjoy!! :)

I happen to have on my hands a Darice Grapevine star on my hands from a Flying Unicorn KOM. It was a OTP that I didn't get to complete.
This is How I made it.. Complete with little lites too! :)

First I gessoed the whole star front and back, to give it a snowy feel. I didn't deeply saturate it with the gesso, as I wanted some of the wood rustic look to shine through. Then I started my layering process. I started out with a Pack of Petaloo Botanica Berry clusters and the leaves from the Botanica Blooms in Sugared Mocha and the New Dogwood Vintage Velvets (love these!!). I glued the stems to the wood beneath. This is gonna be covered up. Just make sure you have them attached well.  Here is a photo of this layer..

Now I am ready for my next layers of blooms.. I used the white Botanica Poinsettias and the Sugared Botanica Blooms. Then added in a twine bow..
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I added in another White Poinsettia and another Botanica sugared in Mocha. I am dancing them around to create my custer.. I also add in a another Dogwood bloom too.

The last kiss on top is a larger size of the White Poinsettia on top. Covers up the last hole and completes the cluster..

After my glue is dry I turn it over and add in my lites. I got them from the Dollar Store. They have a little battery pack (no electric or risk of fire ;) ). Here is pics of how I attached them to the piece..

After this was glued down and the battery pack as well. I then started covering my cluster with mediums. First Gesso..

I wanted my piece to flow with the star beneath, adding in the gesso would tie that together.. Now I add in a bit of shimmer with 13 Arts white and silver paint..

You could stop here.. But I am a huge fan of blue.. So I added in a little misting to my White Poinsettias with a little spitz of 13 Arts Turquoise mist.

Yup, I think I am happy now with the way it turned out. ;) Here is a couple more photos of the completed project..




Super fun and soooo easy to make! Hope you enjoyed! Merry Christmas all!! :)

Petaloo Products Used:
Botanica Holiday Berry Cluster Picks
White Poinsettias
Vintage Velvet Dogwood Blooms in Teal
Sugared Botanica Blooms in Mocha

Other Products Used:
Darice Grapevine Star
13 Arts White and silver glitter Paint
Lites from the Dollar store
Huggs Tammy :)