Flying Unicorn September KOM



The Flying Unicorn monthly, Your Passion Your Art kit is now bigger than ever – overflowing with all the goodies you desire with all our previous kits rolled into one GRAND collection…

ONE month, ONE kit.


The Flying Unicorn now includes papers, an “Off the Page” project, a mixed media collection, and all the coordinated embellishments in one kit, and at one crazy magical Price of 59.99!!






Get excited and enjoy what the creative team has done with the

Flying Unicorn SEPTEMBER 2016 Your Passion Your Art Kit.








Creations from the Design Team





Off the Page




and More …

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Metallic Magic

Metallic Magic

7 Dots has the most unique and creative challenges. This months challenge is all about metallic. Gold, silver, texture, what ever the heart desires.




I am really into the teal, blues and greens, this picture is perfect for the background paper.  This pictures reminds me of magical whimsical adventures. And when Auntie Melissa is around, it is always adventurous.


I  used some metallic effects on the metal leaves along with some paint to add more texture and color.


For an added effect I  used some soft gel and added some glass glitter to the flowers and around the clusters.


I used glass bead gel and a stencil to give more texture to the background, lots of stamping as well.


For more fabuoentires check out 7 Dots Studios


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7 Dots Studios: 9th Wave Deep Water, Dreamer City Lights, Verano Azul Elements, Tags 12×12, Soulmates Chipboard, Thoughts Keeper Clear Stamps, HomeGrown Clear Stamps.

Prima: Color Blooms 2 Dragonfly Blue, Color Blooms 2 Fairy Pond, Garden Fable SIIC, Evergreen, Tag Me, Sprout, Everbloom, Art Basics Soft Gloss Gel, Mechanicals Tin Hearts, Mechanical Grungy Butterflies, Metal Trinkets Stroked Leaves, Tile Lovers Stencil.

Spellbinders Celebrations Trim.

StanOn: Blue Hawaii, Jet Black, Emerald City.

Liquified Glass Bead Acrylic Texture Gel.

13@rts Ayeeda Ink White.

Deco Art Metallic Lustre

Art Glitter Gala Glitz White.

Quick Quotes Powder Puff Baja Blue.

Viva Precious Metal Effect Paint.

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I am always up for a good challenge and I was encouraged (Thanks Mandy) to try this months Words and Paintery. The color combo was a tough combo, but I actually had a picture that might work with it.


Here’s the color combo….not too bad it I say so.

Words & Paintery Challenge August - 16



Lots of love went into this layout in so many ways. I used Color Blooms on the chippies and then added some embossing powder with some sparkle in it.


Paper has so much detail, but I added more with some stamping, and a couple stencils.


For more fabulous inspiration and gorgeous entries click on the challenge picture.

Words & Paintery Challenge August - 16

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7 Dots Studio: Domestic Goddess Women’s Talk, Produdly Handcrafted, Stickers 6×12, Cold Country Word Stickers, Verano Azul Word Stickers, HomeGrown Flair Buttons.

Prima: Art Basics Modeling Paste, Color Bloom Pearl White, Boysenberry, Color Bloom 2 Sugar Plum, Poppy Field, Clear Stamp Threading, Clear Stamp HoneyComb, Circles 12×12 Stencil, Cubes Stencil.

Petaloo: Sugared Blooms Burgundy, Petites Teastained Cream, DIY Dalias Teastained Cream.

Snip Art: love, Hearts.

StazOn Jet Black.

Scrap FX Love Lightbulb Chipboard.
Ranger: Distress Ink Abandoned Coral, Hickory Smoke, embossing Power Polysparkle, Embossing Dabber.

Creative Embellishemnts: Rectangle Flourish Frame

Recollection Rhinestone Stickers

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Prima BAP~Believe


This months BAP/Sketch Challenge.


Here is Riikka’s Sketch she did this month, more great inspiration.


To believe that it seems like yesterday you both were in my arms and now your heading off to school.


I used the Free Spirit Collection, added some oil pastels to the background. I added texture with some gesso.


I also added more texture with one of Andy Skinners stencils Code Breaker, although its very subtle.


Click on banner to see other fabulous entries.


Thank you for taking a peak today. Enjoy your day.




Color Bloomer 2 Brimstone Wings-588861, Color Bloms 2 Sugar Plum-588816, Free Spirit Flair Buttons-572679, Paperclips-573072, Far out-574307, Expressive Paper-846619, Enlightened-846596, Percepptions-846626, Forever Green Hybrid-578718, Art Basics Heavy Gesso-961442, Art Basics Modeling Paste-962975Oil Pastels-814328-Yellow Orange, Orange, Red, Magenta, Lavender, Violet, Sky Blue, Cadmium Green, Yellow Green.

13@rts Ayeeda Ink White.

Deco Art Andy Skinner Code Breaker Stencil.

Blue Fern Studios: Number Grid Chipboard

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Love this Moment – BAP

Today I am featuring  a Build a Page I made with the Flying Unicorn August Kit of the Month. This months kit featured the paper Collection Attic Dreams from Studio 75. Enjoy the video and the close ups.





Enjoy the video Process:




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Flying Unicorn August KOM.

Studio 75: Attic Dreams 02, Attic Dreams 6×6 Paper pack, Doily Stencil.

Prima: Resin Icons Fairies, Clear Stamp-555092, Art Basics-962975, Bricks Stamp-850463, Color Blooms Precious Stone-573812, Cobalt-573898 (KOM May 16), Summer Sky-573867 (KOM Feb 16) Crochet Doily-584054.

Petaloo: Fancy Trims Cream, Sugared Mini’s Royal Blue (KOM Dec 15), Sugared Blooms Royal Blue (KOM Dec 15), Darjeeling Garden Rosette Cream.

Snip Art: Love this Moment, Background Bricks.

Ranger: Adirondack Alcohol Ink Sail Boat Blue, Distress Crackle Paint Clear Rock Candy, Distress Ink Hickory Smoke.

Stay-On: Midnight Blue, Cloudy Sky.


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Prima’s PPP

This is my take on Prima’s Product Picks. the color palette is the teals and the yellows. similar to last month’s PPP but with out the red. I think that is what was stumping me last month.


This is just a moth that the kids and I found walking around the yard, and yes I did take a picture of a dandelion.


I love the chip board from Snip Art. With this particular set I used a fine paint brush and color blooms to add the tiny details on the flowers.


It took almost a water color effect.


I used some layering of an older collection for this layout. Old is never bad, and edged with some oil pastels.


I added some detail with some splashes of color blooms.


I was a very pretty moth even on a dandelion.

Thank you for stopping by today. For more fabulous entires check out Prima below.




Prima: Zephyr Collection Zephyr-844493, Zephyr Collection Tempore-844486, Stencil Birdy Nest-584627, Oil Pastels-814328 Yellow, Yellow-Orange, Orange, Almanac Stamp-555146, Moth Wings Stamp-n-Add-892517, Butterfly Wings Stamp-n-Add-892500, Fairy Rhymes Vines-565367, Coffee Break Hot Chocolate-578497, Cafe Mocha-578466,  Cappuccino-578480, Iced Coffee-578510, Shabby Chic Treasures Bugs-892524, Epiphany SIIC-576226, Fairy Pond-588823, Art Basics Heavy Gesso Shite-961442, Art Basic Heavy Gesso Black-961459.

Ranger Archival Ink Dandelion.

Stampin’ Up Tempting Turquoise.

Snip Art Flower Banners.

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This is my Happy Place

This is my Happy Place

The mood board this month at Berry71Blue is just filled with gorgeous earth tones. And me being an earthy, dirt loving girl I am, this worked perfectly. It was just trying to find that perfect picture to showcase my serenity.


The theme to the mood board is Summer Hideaway. And here at the house, it is enough for us to sit relax and escape from the world and enjoy all that is around us.

“Summer Hideaway”


This is one of my hosta’s that is unfurling earlier this spring. I saw the waterfalls in the background and just had to snap a pic.


So this is another layout that does not have flowers. Just lots of layering, and for those who know I hate fussy cutting, some of that on here too.


Surprisingly I looked and looked for a paper collection that would work with the mood board. After some long searching and bypassing great collections that had blues and pinks along with the color palette, I just mixed and match to make it work.


I love my summer hideaway (other than the weeds.)

For more Entries or show off your Summer Hideaway check out



A little glimpse of my heaven.




Riddersholm Design: Newport Hug, Bello Patello BP0075.

BasicGrey: Infuse Paper Collection-Salt.

TCW: Djembe Rhythms.

KaiserCraft: Edges Stamp, Kaleidoscope Die Cut Shapes.

Bo Bunny Serenade Buttons.

13@rts: Mental Vacation Tattered Grid, Ayeeda Gesso.

StazOn Spiced Chai, Ganache.

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain.

MME Bohemia: Boulevard “Pals” Frame.

Stampin’ Up: You’ve Got This, Olive Ink.

Snip Art: Grid Background.

Prima: French Riveria Cling Stamp, Art Basics Modeling Paste, Mica Powder Rust.

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Live Beautifully

“Live Beautifully”
This layout I made for the Dusty Attic Mood board. My colors for sure. I am loving the deep teals, blues and greens.


 This is a picture of a columbine I have is my gardens and works perfect for the mood board. There is so much beauty in my gardens and they are so full of life with all the flowers, birds and little creatures that live there. Perfect fit.

This layout is very simple and pretty. Very small subtle details, that pull the colours out.

I used some silks and blending to add colour to the chippie and also touched up the flowers to soften them up.

For more Inspiration and fabulous entires Click below.


Thanks for stopping by today.



Dusty Attic: Wild Flowers #1, Live Beautifully.

FabScraps: Splashes 2.

Shimmerz Paints: Coloringz Oh Say It Ain’t So, Vibez Jeni B Bleu, Spritz 4 Leaf Clover.

13@rts: Ayeeda Ink Silver, Ayeeda Ink Black.

Silks: Teal Zircon, Oyster, Celadon, Pink Anthurium, Pretty Peridot.

Prima: Royal Menagerie Diana, Royal Menagerie Mary, Wood Texture Stencil, Art Basics Modeling Paste.

Kaiser Craft: Sparklets Sea Breeze.

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Forever Friends

“Forever Friends”

So another challenge over at the More Than Words Challenge Blog. And this one is just as good as the rest. So with that being said, right to the layout.


Photo Credit: HeeSun Kim

Left to right: Me, HeeSun Kim, Keren Tamir, Barbara Patrick, Lydia Guijt.

The challenge this month is about friends. And what can I say about my worldly friends. I have had the pleasure of becoming friends with many amazing artists from around the world. Friends who share their art, inspiration and a little piece of their world with me.  And with the crafting community as passionate and caring as they are these with be forever my freinds.


And I have had a few opportunities to meet some of my worldly friends in person. And many memories and ever lasting bonds where made.


So the creative challenge was to incorporate circles.  I started with is stencil and ink, then I used a stencil with some modeling paste, added some detail with a white and black uniball pen.


After working on the background I stamped “friend” sporadically on the background. I added some more circle chippies in the corresponding colors to match the paper.


I added some finishing touches with some oil pastels and shaded some of the circles and added some splatters.

For more awesome inspiration from the Design Team and check out the other entries, click on the pic below to link you back.


Thank you my world friends for stopping by today.




Go Scrap: Street Art Collection-The Wall, Street Art Collection-Bricks, Cobblestone.

Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Flat Fabio Kissin’ Kenickie Coral, Starburst Black Orichid Silver.

Shimmerz Paints: Texturez Brick Wall.

Stampin’Up: My Friend Stamp Set.

13@rts: Scarlet Letter Chipboard Collection, Ayeeda Ink White, Ayeeda Ink Black.

Creative Embellishments:Rings For So Many Things

Prima: Finnabair 1212 Circles Stencil-960445, water Soluble Oil Pastelsb White, Dark Grey, Black-814328, Art Basics Modeling Paste.

TCW Coffee Splotch Stencil.

Cosmo Crickets Wood Tiny Text.




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“Bloom, Grow, Thrive”

Here is a layout I made for Mixed Media Place mood board using some of the the goodies that come in the  Flying Unicorn August KOM.


Lots of pictures today as I walk you through the process.


I always start out using Clear Gesso to prime my paper.


Yep I fussy cut, but I used some of the elements that come with the paper to added extra embellishments. The flowers are from my gardens.


I fumbled around with the layout to see what looked good.


Using some color, I sprayed and painted the chippies.


I stamped the background to add some more detail.


I also added a flourish stencil, and mixed some Mica powder with some gesso to make a subtle blue paste for another stencil. And then back to the assembly.


This paperline works perfect for this mood board, It was just a matter of finding the right picture to add to it.





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Flying Unicorn August Kit of the Month: Lemoncraft Just Love Me 01, Lemoncraft Just Love Me 05, Prima Quartzite-586775, Prima Aire Collection-549558, Prima Stamp-555092, Prima Resin Fairies-573324, Color Blooms 2 Wild Raspberry-588779.

Prima: Stencil Cubes-960976,  Color Blooms Summer Sky (Feb 16 KOM)-573867 Color Blooms Soft Teal (June 16 KOM)-573782, Color Bloom 2 Spring Dandelion-588748, Pixie Dust Fixative-963590, Onxy-586751, Almanac Stamp-555146, Mica Powder Blue-962394, Mica Powder Blue Opal Magic-963545.

Creative Embellsihemtns: Flourish 2, Mini Ornate Title Frames, Flourish Word Set.

Stmpin’Up: Bashful Blue Ink, Primrose Petals.

13@rts: Ayeeda Ink Silver, Ayeeda Gesso White.

DecorArt Gesso.

donna Downey Segnature Stencils Flourish.

Ranger Embossing Dabber.

Lindy’s Tamp Gang Embossing Powder Angel Wngs Sapphire.

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