Monday, March 2, 2015

Chill- Prima's March BAP Challenge

Well, another month has passed and we're already in March and with each passing months comes the BAP challenge at Prima.
Below is my layout created for the March BAP:

I loved Jennifer's sketch and here it is below:

 I thought to design a beach themed layout using some of the elements from the sketch.
 I used the bottom part of the sketch to mimi the sand at the beach and the background paper was the water. Most of the products on this layout are from the Seashore collection and they fit perfect with my picture

Prima Products:
813598- Sea Shore Sea memories
813581- Sea Shore Sea horse
574987- Sea Shore Sea turtle
574949- Sea Shore Seaweed
573270- Sea Shore Tag me
813727- Sea Shore Chipboard
961404- Finnabair Art Basics Light paste
580049- 6x6 stencil floral petites

Other Products:
Fishing net: Michaels

Hope you get to play with the BAP and PPP challenges this month.
Have a fantastic day!!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Your Hugs Heal- Blue Fern Studios March sketch challenge

I'm here again with the march sketch for Blue Fern Studios using the new Love Story collection. This is just the perfect collection for valentine's or simply to show your love for someone else.

Here is the sketch below:

This is an old picture of my son. He could be about 7 years old and I've always loved the look on his innocent face here and how he's hugging his stuffed animal so tightly.
He's 13 now, well almost 14 (next month), and I still love his childhood innocence. His hugs are so amazing they heal, hence the title.

I combined the Blue Fern Studios Love Story collection with the Sanctuary collection.
I stamped with the new Love Story stamps and used fussy cut elements around the page.

I used the "heart hugs" chipboard pieces and one of the "ever after" frames to frame the photo.

Papers: Blue Fern Studios Love Story and Sanctuary
Chipboard- Blue Fern studios
Stamps: Blue Fern Studios: Love Story 
Flowers: Prima
Stencil: Tim Holtz
Alpha: recollections
Viva decor black pearl pen
Metal embellishments: Prima
Prima fluid chalk ink: metallic red, metallic silver, black 
coal and sand

I hope you get a chance to play with us this month!!
Have a wonderful day!!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Flying Unicorn March Kit Reveal

We are welcoming spring with arms wide open. Flowers will begin to bloom, the bright sunshine, longer days and sweet soft warm breezes. Spring is just around the corner. Without further adieu, we proudly present our March Your Passion. Your Art , celebrating the romance of Spring!

We are enticing spring to arrive with our kit this month and what a better way to spend a beautiful spring day then on a bike ride. We offer as our Off the Page Project a bicycle ready for you to alter!

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!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Create- Mixed Media Canvas for Flying Unicorn Ustream

Here is the project I created for my Ustream class for Flying Unicorn last Wednesday night.

Its a mixed media project using lots of fabulous products from Prima's Finnabair collection, combined with Flying Unicorn Adornments.

If you missed the show, here is the video below:

You can see some of the fabulous texture the glass beads created. I just loved combining all of these products and playing around with Finnabair's Mixed Media products.  

8x8 Burlap Covered canvas
Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients Glass Glitter: Copper:
Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients Glass Glitter: gold rush
Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients Glass Glitter:crimson red
Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients Glass beads ruby
Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients Glass beads plum
Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients microbeads copper
Prima Finnabair Art Basics 3D matte gel
Prima Finnabair Art Extravaganza gold texture paste crackle
Prima Say it in crystals: coffee time collection
Prima Metallic Chalk edger yellow
Thickers black alphabet
old paint brush
Miscellaneous Flying Unicorn Metal Adornments

I hope you can join us every wednesday on our Flying Unicorn Ustream show
Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Bon Voyage Tags for 7 Dots Studio- with Video Tutorial

I'm up again this month on the 7 Dots Studio blog as its my turn to showcase a tutorial.
I've created two mixed media tags for you today using the 7 Dots Studio Destination Unknown collection.

Here is the step by step video tutorial below:

I wanted to create two easy to make mixed media tags to show everyone how simple it is, to dive into the world of mixed media, without too much effort or fear. I tried to simplify and explain as much as I could so people would want to try out different techniques and mediums

These  cute tags can be given to someone who is going away on a trip or retiring from a job. The possibilities are endless. Hope you enjoy my project and the the video.

Of course I couldn't design these without some beautiful Prima Marketing flowers. The flowers I picked matched the Destination Unknown papers perfectly and I just loved adding them to the tags.

UmWowStudio- Destination Unknown- Seaweed
UmWowStudio- Destination Unknown- Sea birds mask
Prima Flowers
Prima metallic chalk edgers- gold and lead
Prima's Finnabair Texture paste- platinum
Ranger Distress paint- gold and silver
Shimmerz Texturez teal me no lies
Trim: Prima
Beacon Fabri-Tac glue

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!!
Have a wonderful day!

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