Monday, May 25, 2015

Art Canvas- Flying Unicorn May Kit of the Month

My last share for the Flying Unicorn May Kit of the month is a canvas created with the Mixed Media Passion Kit.

It comes with a 9x12 canvas which I altered below.

Most of the Mixed media products used here come in the kit. They are all 13 Arts Products from Ayeeda such as Black Primer, Tattered grid stencil, Gold paint, Mica flakes, Micro-beads, and 3D powder. The mixed media products I added are Tangerine colour bloom spray, Finnabair white crackle paste and Soft matte gel. I also used Shimmerz Dazzlerz Muddy Buddy which comes in the kit.

You can see the gritty texture of the mixed media products below.

Now to explain to you about the embellishments. If you look at the canvas from above you can't tell there's a light bulb stuck in it. That's why i took a side view photo. We recently changed a bunch of our light bulbs to more efficient ones in our house and so I saved all the old ones for my art. I cut a hole in the canvas and stuck the light bulb through. I used glue to hold it together. Then I added some soft matte gel and some mixed media texture on the glass.

The metal pieces are from Flying unicorn and from Prima and they add a touch of shine to the piece.
The ART word is also from Prima and its an altered Canvas word.

Finally, I want to explain what is the big plastic circle under the light bulb. When I opened my Soft Matte Gel from Finnabair I realized that the small bit at the bottom had dried up completely. I pulled it slowly out of the tub and it came out intact. So I repurposed it as a plastic circle and added some mixed media touches.

9x12 Canvas
Light bulb
13 Arts Mental Vacation tattered grid
13 Arts Ayeeda black primer
13 Arts Ayeeda gold paint
13 Arts Ayeeda gold micro-spheres
13 Arts Ayeeda mica flakes light gold
13 Arts Ayeeda colored gravel yellow sand
Prima Finnabair Art Basics Soft Matte Gel
Prima Finnabair white crackle texture paste
Prima Color Bloom tangerine and gold foil
Flying Unicorn Adornments
Shimmerz dazzlerz muddy buddy
Ingvild Bolme junkyard findings typo zippers
Ingvild bolme Junkyard findings steampunk air
Prima canvas art word
Tim Holtz Distress ink pad black soot

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

You Make Me Happy- 7 Dots Studio Ustream Show on Artists Live

I"m excited to announce my new adventure called Artists Live.
We will be featuring live Ustream shows every Monday by different artists from around the world.

Come join us on our Ustream Channel HERE 

 or on our Facebook Page HERE

This was my first project to debut the channel. Below is the link to the video in case you missed it. But if you don't want to miss another show join our Facebook Page. That way you will be notified every week on our upcoming show, including show times, featured artist, projects and products.

I used 7 Dots Studio Thoughts Keeper collection for this project.
Here is the video below:

All shows will be recorded for your convenience.

Product List:
7 Dots Studio Thoughts Keeper No3
7 Dots Studio Thoughts Keeper No6
7 Dots Studio Thoughts Keeper Tags
7 Dots Studio Thoughts Keeper Word stickers
7 Dots Studio Thoughts Keeper clear stamps
Tim Holtz Distress ink pads: Tea dye, Vintage photo, Walnut stain, 
Prima Finnabair Art Extravagance Platinum texture paste
Prima Color Bloom Peony
Prima cling stamp coffee stains
Prima 6x6 brick stencil
Prima Providence collection Paprika vine
Prima Pura- Lalia flower
Prima eminence collection

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Tune in every Monday to our channel above for great inspiration.

My next show is Monday June 1st at 2pm EST.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Joyful- Flying Unicorn May Kit of the Month

My third project this month for Flying Unicorn's May kit is bright and cheery.
I used the 13 Arts Mental Vacation paper and built a mixed media background to frame my photo.

The pastel coloured flowers from Prima, make this layout perfect for spring.
Funny enough I think this photo is from fall but it fit the colours I wanted to use.

I loved creating this bubbled background using Prima stamps and stencils. Then colouring the bubbles with Color Bloom Glistening waves and Shimmerz Pink paint.

Paper: 13 Arts Mental Vacation
13 Arts Mental Vacation stencil
Prima flowers
Prima circle stitch stamp
Prima 6x6 stencil
Golden white gesso
Frame: maggie holmes
Title: Unknown
Shimmerz pink paint
Prima Color Bloom Glistening waves
Prima Ingvild Bolme resin balloon hearts
Tim Holtz distress ink pad worn lipstick

You can get your own May kit in the Flying Unicorn kit HERE
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Grounded- Art Journaling for 7 Dots Studio May Challenge

This month's challenge at 7 Dots Studios is "Trees" and I have an art journaling page for you today!!
Hope you get to play with us this month.
Here is my project below:

Here is the inspiration wheel from the design team:

I loved creating this mixed media page in my art journal. I used a chipboard tree as the theme of the challenge this month is trees. I used pieces of the Dreamer collection to create some layers on the page. Then I used a few journaling titles from the Nature walk collection to tie it all together.

I love this Blue Fern Studios chipboard tree. It makes me feel so strong and safe. I loved using it in this art journaling spread.

7 Dots Studio products

Other Products
Chipboard Tree: Blue Fern Studios
Label maker and labels
Prima Finnabair metal gears
Prima Finnabair Art Basics white gesso
Prima Finnabair Art Basics 3D Matte gel
Prima Color Bloom Antique gold
Tim Holtz Distress embossing powder
Tim Holtz distress ink vintage photo
Golden fluid acrylic turquoise
Prima chalk edger dark bark
Black Thread

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Perfect Photo op- Blue Fern Studios

Here is my second layout for Blue Fern Studios this month using the Deja Vu collection.

Thie second layout was also stamped in the background with a new BFS stamp. I used the widgets stamp to create the texture in the background.

This is an old picture of my son. He must be 3 years old here. I framed it in one of the vintage labels chipboard pieces which I coloured in green distress ink. I also used the seaweed chipboard to add as an embellishment. 

Papers: Blue Fern Studios Deja vu collection
Chipboard: Blue Fern Studios
Stamp: Blue Fern Studios 
Flowers: Prima
Stencil: Prima Finnabair Cobblestone
Shimmerz Texturez Artie Choke
Tim Holtz distress ink pad green moss, lavender

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