Monday, April 25, 2016

"Dream" Layout for the April Prima BAP

I've been waiting to scrap this picture since this past summer! It's from my 20 year high school reunion. These two amazing ladies with me on this layout were my best friends in high school, and I LOVE them. They are both very special to me, and while we have kept in touch over the years, it was a dream come true to spend some time with them this summer. The Prima Vintage Emporium collection colors was perfect for this picture!

First, here's the Prima BAP:

There are lots of amazing elements in this sketch, and this is my take on it: 

I went for a mixed media background to incorporate a lot of layering and colors using clear gesso, white gesso, and various mists. 

In this closeup you can see the stenciling that I did using the Prima white crackle paste, which is one of my favorite products to use! I also used gold crackle paste on the chipboard flourishes. The lace is older Prima alencon lace. 

This closeup shows some of the misting and coloring, and shows a little bit of the flower clustering peeking from under the photo. 

For the title, I used one of the coordinating wood embellishments, placing it on a resin oval that I filled with crystals and flowers.

Thanks for having a look! 


Friday, April 15, 2016

"Life is Good" Wall Decor

Hi, everyone. I'm sharing this project I made a couple of weeks ago. I've had this pallet from the Bottle Cap Co. for quite a while now, and I thought it would be perfect for a beachy piece of wall decor, especially the new Prima French Riviera collection! I took these pictures on Imperial Beach in California a few weeks ago of my littles. 

I used a lot of new stuff on this project, but I also pulled out some older things, like that cream flower peeking out from under the photo. It's Prima. This picture also shows some shells- painted gold and also a Prima resin one from a couple of years ago. 

I added lots of paper layers, and also some burlap and netting for extra texture. These flowers in this closeup are from the French Riviera collection. The shell was an extra from an album I made at Art Venture in January. It's painted with crackle paint, gold acrylic, then dusted with the Prima artisan powders, and then filled with pearls.

Another closeup of the layers. That frame is chipboard from Blue Fern Studios. I used Stampendous Frantage Aged Ivory embossing powder. I LOVE that stuff! 

You can also see some stenciling peeking out under the layers there. I used a Joggles stencil with some white crackle paste, then kissed it with a light blue chalk ink to tone it down. 

Here's a closeup of a little cluster that I wasn't really intending to add, but I made a little mess/mistake with the crackle paste, and it needed to be covered.

Banners seem kind of natural on a beachy project, and I wanted to highlight that little bottle of sand, so I added them to the left corner. The banners are old- from Maya Road. The anchor and bottle are from the French Riviera ephemera pack. I filled the bottle up with sand I brought back from the beach. 

The title is the Prima adhesive rub ons with the blue foil adhered to it. 

Thanks for checking out my project!


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

"La Vie Est Belle" Altered Frame

This Prima frame is probably my most favorite Prima product ever. I LOVE the look of it! I used a few things from a past Swirlydoos kit. 

I started out by giving the entire frame a coat of blur Glimmer Glam, and then some silver and patina paints just to give it some sparkle. 

I used paper from the Authentique Classique: Elegant paper line. The alphas are also from that line. 

This closeup shows the chandelier that I picked up from Michaels in the jewelry section. The black lace is from JoAnn, and I got it a long time ago. 

I outlined the inside with black tulle that I twisted. On the outside I used tiny rhinestone chain from Michaels. The larger chain with pearls was from a special add on kit from Swirlydoos. And the staircase is a Prima resin piece.

I added A LOT of flowers in black, grey, and blues to bring all the colors of the project together. 

I also added a Prima oval frame that I colored with black chalk ink for the background of the photo. The jeweled swirl is also Prima. 

Thanks for looking!

Monday, April 11, 2016

"By the Sea" Layout

We went to the beach for spring break a couple of weeks ago, and I got some pretty good pics! This is the first of many that I'm excited to scrap. The layout is also for the round robin challenge at Swirlydoos. I got to follow Bec. Here's here amazing layout:

And, this is my take on it:

I kept to Bec's fabulous design pretty closely. Her designs are always so beautiful, so it was easy to lift her. I used the roughly the same amount of flowers, ephemera in the layers, stenciling, and similar chipboards, but made it beachy! 

"Spring cleaning" was also part of this challenge- using old stuff from your stash! So, I used some Blue Fern Studios chipboard from when I was on their design team a couple of years ago. I used Stampendous Frantage embossing powder in aged teal on the "By the Sea" title. 

And the square frame is also from Blue Fern Studios. I primed it with gesso, dry brushed Prima copper paint on it, then touched it up with some teal chalk ink for a patina look. 

I also pulled out some older Prima lace to use, and some Viva blue modeling paste sitting on the shelf.

And, I finally decided it was time to use this big beautiful Prima flower, which I have been saving FOREVER! 

This is the first of many beachy layouts and projects from our spring break trip. 

Thanks for looking!