Friday, July 29, 2016

Submissions for the Prima July 2016 Challenges

Hi, everyone! I wanted to share some projects I've made the past couple of weeks. I love a good challenge, and my favorite ones are the Prima monthly challenges!

First up, I tried the Prima Product Pick (PPP). Here's the super fun summer palette:

This was a real challenge for me because I don't really love red or yellow, especially together, so this was a real challenge! :) I thought I'd try it out using the Prima watercolor coloring book and confections. Here's what I came up with:

I ended up using the oil pastels for the yellow flowers. I also used the art alchemy paints in rusty red to paint tiny dots on the yellow flowers and the word "beauty." The blue words were painted with the art alchemy deep waters paint. I finished off the color palette adding the brown by placing the watercolor paper in a beautiful Prima wood frame. I would have never thought I would like these colors together, but it's growing on me. :)

Next, I used the Build a Page sketch.

I followed the sketch, but I made some adjustments: I rotated the design vertically, and didn't use stars, but circles. I added some journaling at the top. I used the new Heaven Sent collection, as well as some Prima vines and alphas. 

This is the first of many layouts going into this little man's first year book, and I'll be using the Heaven Sent collection!

Lastly, I tried my hand at the newest Prima challenge for cards and tags. 

I love this sketch, and I knew I wanted to use the Heaven Sent collection because I'm not using the girly pinks for my boy book, but it's too cute not to use!

I love how the sketch showed the large layers, so I decided to curl mine for dimension. I love the look! I added a Prima doily die cut to the middle of the card, and I misted the paper with Color Blooms sprays in cotton candy and peony to kind of blend all of the pinks from the papers and flowers I chose. I fussy cut the baby and the "Baby" title from the papers and popped them up with foam tape. The heart resin is misted with the pink sprays that I used on the doily. I stuck in some of the vellum ephemera under the rolled paper, and added some of the pink crystals on the doily. 

Thanks for taking a look at my projects! I hope you get a chance to play along with these fun challenges too!


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

"Different is Beautiful" Wall Decor

Hello! I'm sharing a piece of wall decor I made using the Prima wooden trays and Salvage District collection. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Salvage District! I already made the same kind of piece using the Tales of You and Me collection, and I really liked how it came out, so I decided to make another one with the Salvage District collection.

So, here it is:

I started out with giving the wooden tray a coat of paint, which was a mixture of black gesso, and the "silver spoon" metalique paint from the Art Alchemy line. Once dry,  I put a wash of diluted white gesso over it. Then I added paper on the inside of each of the trays.  

I fussy cut the "Different is Beautiful" journaling card and placed it in the largest tray over a pice of 2 Crafty chipboard that I inked black. I added some of the Say it in Crystals and a metal piece I had in my stash on the outline of the tray.

On the top of the trays I added the Salvage District vine, and I inked some white flowers from  the French Riviera collection with some VersaMagic "ocean mist" chalk ink. I added some Prima flower trim, as well as some more 2 Craft chipboard in the floral arrangement.

And, I used one of my last cherubs!

 For the middle sized box, I added some more 2 Crafty chipboard, a resin window, and some of the Salvage District ephemera that I white washed. The metal pice with chain is also from Prima. 

For this smallest box, I glued it on top of the other two for added dimension. I thought the bottles/vases ephemera pieces would look great in here, so I added them, layering some of them with glue dots, and added some real glass bottles. The vine coming is Prima. I added some gesso and color bloom mist in "soft teal."

The clock is also Prima. I painted it with gesso, filled it with art stones, sprayed it with more soft teal mist, and added the clock from the ephemera pack. I added some rhinestone chain around the face, and a pretty key to complete the look. 

Here's a closeup that shows the dimension of the bottles and vases. 

Thanks for stopping by!