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Wednesday, October 22

Lets make a Rose


“I feel as if I had opened a book and found 

roses of yesterday 

sweet and fragrant, between its leaves.” 
― L.M. MontgomeryAnne of the Island

Happy Playdate Thursday! This is the day of the  week where the creative team and I share a wonderful technique that  will help you grow in our passion of paper crafting. Today, I am  the host of our play date!  Sometimes it is  hard to come up with a technique or a tip that you can learn from. After reviewing  my emails, comments and so many open  promises  it was timeto show you all how I make my handmade roses that I use on my cards and tags. 

In this tutorial I have used the  vintage floret die from Heartfelt Creations, however the same technique and principals can be used with  hand drawn  5 petal point flowers or ones that you cut from your cricut, cameo or any  other diecut you may own. You will simply need three sizes, cut twice and  1/4" difference  from small to medium and 1/4" difference from medium to large. 

Sit back, grab  enjoy the  process  of  making  roses : 


 

Here are a few  once upon a time examples where I used the roses on my tags. 



Hope you enjoyed and lets get creative !! 




Tonight at 9:00pm


Every Wednesday at 9:00pm est 



Are you excited to see the next  great Ustream Show?  Flying Unicorn is  pleased to inform you all that Jax is debuting as our  Ustream Educator this coming Wednesday at 9:00pm est. She  is creating this wonderful layout with some cool techniques and using the  Santoro Gorjuss Collection. You will not want to miss this! 



- Santoro 12x12 paper pack GOR 160101
- Faber-Castell Stamper's Big Brush Pens: White, Cold Grey
- Santoro Gorgus Urban stamp: GOR 907107
- Faber-Castell Aquarelle pencils
- Watercolor paper: Canson XL Cold Press Double Surface
- Liquitex Clear Gesso
- Prima 6x6 Stencil: Stone Wall I
- Prima 12x12 Stencil: Bubbles
- Golden Coarse Pumice Gel
- Pearl Ex Antique Silver
- 13 Arts Gel Medium
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Weathered Wood, Black Soot
- Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool and Foam
- Be Creative (Sookwang) tape: 5mm
- Prima Vintage Vanity Stamp: Advert 1
- Shimmerz Dazzlerz: Gummy Berry Blue
- Silks: Blue Flame
- Prima 12x12 Resist Canvas: Checkers
- 13 Arts Chalk Mists: Yellow Lemon, Yellow Amber
- May Arts Paper Cord Ribbon: Turquoise
- Petaloo Botanicas: Red and Mini White
- Prima Vellum flowers: 577834
- Prima Shabby Chic Treasures: Tassels (892159)
- Prima flowers: 577766
- Prima Resin

Monday, October 20

Flying Unicorn - November Your Passion. Your Art. Preorders NOW Open



http://www.flyingunicornstore.com/category_s/1402.htm

Preorders will be open for a 48 hour period, giving you time to relax and preorder the kit at your convenience.  There are no waiting lists, no rushing to the store, and certainly no obligations!  We will have a limited number of kits available on the last day of each month for full reveal in case someone has missed the preorder window of opportunity.

We are also giving our devoted customers a what  works best  for you, purchase options on the preorders.

Pre-order – Pay Now Option –You may purchase and pay for your kit and/or all the add ons from the 20th–22nd of the  month which  will guarantee your order being  mailed out to you 5 days before the full kit reveal. 

Pre-order – Pay Later Option–Simply reserve your kit and/or the add-ons and pay later.  We will send you an invoice the day of reveal giving you time to pay. We do not hold or auto bill your credit card.  Once payment is received, your order will be mailed out to you.  

Make sure to like us on Facebook, be a member of our forums and subscribe to our newsletter thru our store so that  you do not  miss out on the preorder reminders and other special offers. 

Let‘s Get Creative! 

Alda & the 
Flying Unicorn Creative Team









www.flyingunicornstore.com/category_s/1433.htm

Sunday, October 19

Mojo Monday on Sunday

Welcome to another Mojo Monday on Sunday!  Our November Kit of the month pre-orders open tomorrow and its a wonderful kit that you will not want to miss out on! Today we bring you an autumn fills the  air kind of sketch designed by  me  (Alda) and  a wonderful grungy inspired layout created by Jax. We hope that you find inspiration to play along with the sketch, and make this week a truly inspired one!



Jax used Prima's Time Traveler's Memories papers for her base and layers, building on the worn appearance by layering black gesso with Distress Paints, and topping them off with rusting powder.


The rusting powder was a bit dark once it had finished reacting. To give it a more textured, rusty appearance, Jax sanded over the raised areas, and you can see the gorgeous roughened texture in the photo above. It was almost a pity to cover it up!


The Prima vine from the October kit was perfect for a grungy layout; Jax partnered it with Flying Unicorn Adornment flowers.


For a final touch, Jax splattered Izink on the background. Because she had pretreated the background with clear gesso, the ink sits on top of the paper rather than sinking in.

We look forward to seeing what creative direction this week's Mojo Monday sketch takes you. Remember, there is a $10 gift certificate up for grabs for one randomly selected winner!



The Rules:

01. You have one week to create your project using the sketch as an inspiration (it does not have to be a layout, it can be a card, tag etc).

02. You must post your creation into the Mojo Monday thread in order to be eligible for the $10.00 GC.

03. You may use your project for any other monthly forum challenges except for the 'Anything Goes Challenge'

04. Your project must be posted no later than 8:00pm on 10/19/2014


Supplies used:

Prima Time Traveler's Memories: Falling Roses, Love Affair, 3x4 ATCs
Prima Heavy Gesso: Black
Liquitex Gesso: Clear
Tim Holtz Distress Paints: Antique Bronze, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Broken China
Rusting Powder
Prima Providence Vine: Bay (578251)
Flying Unicorn Adornments: Fairy Garden, Buzzing Around
Prima Resins
Izink: Ambre
Prima Vellum Flowers: 577865

Saturday, October 18

Our Upcoming Ustream Show


Every Wednesday at 9:00pm est 



Are you excited to see the next  great Ustream Show?  Flying Unicorn is  pleased to inform you all that Jax is debuting as our  Ustream Educator this coming Wednesday at 9:00pm est. She  is creating this wonderful layout with some cool techniques and using the  Santoro Gorjuss Collection. You will not want to miss this! 



- Santoro 12x12 paper pack GOR 160101
- Faber-Castell Stamper's Big Brush Pens: White, Cold Grey
- Santoro Gorgus Urban stamp: GOR 907107
- Faber-Castell Aquarelle pencils
- Watercolor paper: Canson XL Cold Press Double Surface
- Liquitex Clear Gesso
- Prima 6x6 Stencil: Stone Wall I
- Prima 12x12 Stencil: Bubbles
- Golden Coarse Pumice Gel
- Pearl Ex Antique Silver
- 13 Arts Gel Medium
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Weathered Wood, Black Soot
- Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool and Foam
- Be Creative (Sookwang) tape: 5mm
- Prima Vintage Vanity Stamp: Advert 1
- Shimmerz Dazzlerz: Gummy Berry Blue
- Silks: Blue Flame
- Prima 12x12 Resist Canvas: Checkers
- 13 Arts Chalk Mists: Yellow Lemon, Yellow Amber
- May Arts Paper Cord Ribbon: Turquoise
- Petaloo Botanicas: Red and Mini White
- Prima Vellum flowers: 577834
- Prima Shabby Chic Treasures: Tassels (892159)
- Prima flowers: 577766
- Prima Resin