Thursday, July 31

Your Passion. Your Art. August Kit of the Month

Get your Creative On! Flying Unicorn is pleased to share with you our August Your Passion, Your Art Kit of the Month. The August kit is based around the gorgeous papers from Pion Designs -My Precious Daughter. With a gorgeous color palette of purples, pinks and ivories, there is no doubt that your creative passion will be  overflowing! Without further adieu we present the  kit and the creations of the Creative Team

Our main kit is never complete without an off the page project to get you motivated. This month we have a steel glass cased lantern manufactured by Darice that is already fro you to alter. Let your imagination soar and check out some of the amazing inspiration from the Creative Team.
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 this month we have included a 12 x12 rectangle one ready for you to get your mojo going. With a  splash of color blooms mists from Priam Marketing, a little more glimmer in the pearlex and lots of  Flying Unicorn Adornments and Prima roses, its time to get your hands a little  messy and create some art!
Our Small Art Big Passion is all about the love of making cards, tags atc's and  anything in between. With the 6x6 collection of Pion paper, to a flower die manufactured by La-La Land Crafts, sweet thanks you, birthday cards , just becuase cards will be reaching friends and family doorsteps soon.
Flowers, resin, pearl-ex 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 August Kit of the  month creations  or it can stand alone and  you can  create  something Magnificent . So turn the music up  order that pizza for the family and  lock your self away while you create some pure yumminess! 

Tune in this month with the Uni team to learn and create with us! You do not need the  kit to play along or to view any of our videos.  There is something  to learn and  get inspired  for everyone.  
This month our educators are : 

Create with Ayeeda on Friday August 8th when her video goes live on our You Tube Channel and she shows us how to create a piece of art using  products from the kit and  products by 13@rts. 

Robbie has created a fabulous step by step Build a Page Tutorial that  will be showcased on our forums on Tuesday August 5th. So make sure to come on by and  create something spectacular with her! 

Keren  will wow us all with a spectacular You Tube video  on created a layout  using  the  kit  of the month and the add on kits as well .  There are so many yummy techniques and tips  you will not want  to miss out.  Keren's You Tube video will  be available on August 4th.  so mark your calendars, and  become a subscriber of our You Tube channel !

Wednesday, July 30

Ustream tonight at 9:00pm est

We are excited to have Jen as our Educator on our live Ustream channel tonight, Wednesday, July 30th at 9:00pm est.  Come join us as Jen shows us how to create this amazing canvas.
WAIT  .. there  could  be  more ....  you all need to tune in and see if our beloved Escape Kitty will make her Ustream  Debut too ... 

Tuesday, July 29

A very Merry Christmas - in July

Merry Christmas
May the good times and treasures of the present become golden
memories of tomorrow.
Wishing you lots of love,
joy and happiness.

There are a few days to get your Christmas in July project posted  in our Christmas in July challenge on the forums and  her is another  inspirational one from me.  

I love  Christmas Blue - and  still using up some of my paper stash I  created this circle easel card . Using a digital stamp from Sherri Baldy, papers by the Scrapcake ( I still soo miss them), Snow in a bottle(  shh  take a look at the small art bid passion sneak peeks )  and diecuts from Magnolia and Cherry Lynn Designs. 

In order for the easel card to stand upwards you need to secure something with a  little  height  on the bottom base  ...  so I choice a  simple  Merry Christmas  saying . 
I still am so grateful for a RAK gift from Lauire Moore where I took the  idea of the little  "pull me" tags. This is such a perfect idea  for family and friends  so that they  know to pull the hidden message .. how cool is that. 

To create a circle easel card :

After that - its  time to create :)

Monday, July 28

Mojo Monday

Welcome to Mojo Monday! Today we have a beautiful sketch by Alda to inspire you, and a whimsical interpretation by Jax to get your creative juices flowing.

Inspiration comes in many forms, and Jax was inspired to create this canvas based on the Disney movie Frozen when playing with clay with her young sons, despite the heat of summer. 

Because she was using one main focal point instead of the two in the photo, Jax snapped the Prima resin frame in two (easy enough to do by placing it against the corner of a desk and pushing down) and laid the two pieces on an angle inspired by the placement of the two photos.

The 13 Arts Microspheres from the July Your Passion, Your Art kit are fantastic for adding a little extra punch to your projects. Jax used them in two places, on the Thicker alphas and on the background and misted over them to bring out their texture.

Play along for your chance to win!

The Rules: 

01. You have one week to create your project using the sketch as inspiration ( it does not have to be a layout it can be a card, a tag etc )
02. You must post your creation in this 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 08.4.2014
05. All other standard rules apply .

Products Used:

From the July KOM & Add-Ons:

13 Arts Paints: Matte Black & Matte White
- Prima resin frames
- Authentique Classique: Pretty "Neat"
- 13 Arts Glass Microspheres
- Authentique Classique: Pretty alphas "Petite Type"
- Eyelet Outlet Sticky Back Jewels
- 8 x 10 Canvas

From Jax' Stash:

- Martha Stewart Air Dry Clay
- Gesso: Clear and White
- Prima Wire Thread Black
- Prima Color Bloom sprays: Soft Teal, Summer Sky, Cobalt
- Prima Stitches stamp
- Prima Chalk Ink: Old Road, Metallic Purple, teal Damask, Black Coal, Turquoise Stone
- Kaisercraft Sheet Music stamp
- American Crafts Thickers DIY
- Prima Washi Tape
- Tim Holtz Tissue Tape: Symphony