Hi everyone! It's my day again here at the prima blog. Hope you like what I have to show you today! :-)
My first layout was inspired from the november BAP sketch. I've mostly used the romantique collection on this one. I love the tender feeling of the line and think it suits the photo of me and my daughter. I've used lots of flowers to frame the photo and put in some contrast colors for that little extra.
The crystals totally put a girly touch over the layout.
The resin mini window looks so sweet. I really love the shabby look of them.
The bird's nest is a little match to the resin bird among the flowers.
Item # 843472 Romantique Col. Crumpet
Item# 890773 Resin - Small Birds
Item# 890735 Resin - Mini Windows
Item# 552879 Cradle - Robin -
Item# 551100 Reflections - Printery
Item# 551711 Firefly - Tone
Item# 552565 Essentials 11 - Romantique
Item# 544256 Say it in Crystals & Pearls
Item# 551704 Fleur De Lys - Almond
Item# 552763 Carlotta - Winery
Item# 551995 Parchment Petals - Scroll
For my second layout I was really inspired by the PPP for november. The colors were not me at all. Because of that, I really had fun challenging myself along the way. I didn't use a lot of papers on it, just concentrated on the beautiful prima flowers.
The colors just pop with a autumn feeling! The crocheted flowers gives a softness to the look among the other flowers.
The glitter leaves are so beautiful!
The prima masks are just perfect to give the little extra detail and gives the entire layout a different look.
Item# 551124Reflections - Londonerry
Item#548803 Melody – Love Note Collection
Item# 553494 Aglow - Mica
Item# 553586 Splendor - Terra
Item# 550066 Alphabet sheet
Item# 550448 Toggle - quirky
Item# 551704 Fleur de lys - almond
Item# 552282 Solitaire - Jeweltone
Item# 552794 Carlotta - tropics
Item# 552688 Sherwood rose - truffle
Item# 552558 Essentials 11 - alla prima
Item# 552886 Cradle - sparrow
That's all from me today! Hope you liked what I had to share with you. I know I loved making these for you!
With Thanksgiving coming up this week, we have just one class to share with you on Live with Prima. Tonight's class will feature our fabulous Ruby Violet Collection with our host Cari Fennell. She will share lots of great ideas while creating a range of gifts that you can recreate for the upcoming holidays.
Stop by the Prima Channel on ustream to see this class take place live and see our archived videos from previous broadcasts. You can also view the classes directly from our Live with Prima website or our Facebook Fan Page. Join our live chat that takes place during every broadcast to ask questions and comment while you watch! Create a free log in on ustream.com, go to our channel and start typing in the chat box.
Tuesday, November 22nd at 5:00pm PT/ 6:00pm MT/ 7:00pm CT/ 8:00pm ET
1:00am GMT/ 12:00pm 11/23 ACT (Australia)
Are you looking for quick and easy gifts to create this holiday season? Then this is a class you wont want to miss! Join Cari, as she shares lots gift giving and packaging ideas using a variety of Prima and Ruby Violet goodies. This class is sure to spark your creativity and get you motivated to start making those gifts.
If you missed Lolly's 2012 Calendar show from last Thursday Night, you can see it here! Mom Chops made her debut on Live with Prima to guest with Lolly...this is a fabulous class if you are looking for a unique project to make! It is pure Lolly style...teal and all!
What I love the most is mixing different supplies, materials and shapes to get an unique, eclectic look in my projects. What can be better than multi-shaped, texturized embellishments made by Prima? I think the delicate look of flowers in opposition to hard, cold metal is just adorable - and canvas with a bit of plastic on the top of it? Buttons and soft lace? I love these combinations: they reflect the complexity of our nature, the different aspects of personality and relationships with others.
In the background I used Prima Masks, which are always my first choice when starting the page - I love the possibilities they give: I've got the control over the creative process, decisions where to place patterns or texture. I simply can't create without them now!
529567- Wildflowers Pillar pack
533335- Gallery Roses
530884- Accent gems
What's amazing about Prima products is that they work for almost all of creative activity: altered art, mixed media, scrapbooking, collage - all creative people can find something for them in Prima's collections! I seriously fell in love with all the amazing designs and diversity of the products, so I can't take Prima off of my desk now, and the Printery collection seems to be my all-time-favorite!
In this project - mixed media collage - I used scraps of Printery papers to create a background for my further painting, sticking, and spraying. To get a more vintage, delicate look I used gesso to cover the patterned paper and a lot of gel medium to cover the background I made.
After sticking the photo down, cut-out hearts, and elements I added a second coat of medium and painted it again:) In the end I got this vintage-like canvas, with altered photo and added a resin window as a final touch :)
Prima supply list:
#843519- Printery Col. Signature
#843489- Printery Col. Emperor
#843526- Printery Col. Page 4
#553821- Printery Col. Mulberry paper 6x6
#550790- Writers Tape Khaki
#890735- Resin- Mini Windows
#550516- Trim, 18 yards Per roll- Cream
"Gradation" - mini tray (or mini box)
This a bit of a crazy idea came to my mind when I was looking through the leftovers from my DT creations gathered in a small pile on my desk. I found different types of embellishments: paper, fabric, plastic, metal...finally some flea-market findings and old clock parts too. While playing with them and thinking which boxes should I put them in I made a configuration similar to the one you see in my finished project - starting with delicate and soft, then adding a bit of hardness in every step and finishing with dark and metal elements. I loved the idea from the first moment - I only needed a proper frame or background to put them on display. A small wooden tray was just perfect:) This creation was pure fun!
I started with covering the wooden box with small bits of paper tape to get some texture and painting it a bit with gesso to lighten up the grey color.
Using gel medium as a glue I placed the embellishments in the "windows" of the box - starting with a pink paper flower and finishing with a piece of metal hardware.
The idea I had on my mind was "Gradation" so I embellished the top and bottom of the box with lace and pieces of grungy chipboard. I put the cotton trim on the sides of the box too.
Next step I did was painting with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists in shades of pink, silver, gold and black and drying it with a heat gun.
Finally I added the chipboard title, covered the whole project with metallic paint. Pure messy fun!
#547639- Dvita - Shalimar Collection
#547547- Precious – Cute as a Button
#930028- Vintage Trinkets
#538705- Cameo Roses
#529567- Wildflowers Pillar Pack
#530884- Accent Gems
#551353- Say It In Crystals
#545406- Alencon Collection
Thank you for coming to take in Anna's beautiful work. We hope you find inspiration form her post today.
Hi Prima fans, Steph here with a very special project to share with you.
Years and years ago, there was an annual competition held called "Make it Meaningful". The idea behind the competition was to inspire scrapbookers to create their most meaningful albums ever. I will never forget the year Vanessa Reynes won. Although her album was really gorgeous, it wasn't her design, or choice of product that captured me, it was the theme of her entry.
Vanessa decided to dedicate her book to her little girl, so that if she or her husband ever weren't around, (I mean you honestly don't know what is around the corner), her daughter would have a book to go to, for advice during the main events of her life. Vanessa's book had hand written letters from her and her husband, for her daughter's 18th, 21st, Wedding and 1st Baby. I remember thinking, if I ever have children, I want to create one of these books for them. Well, I have already made one book for my eldest daughter Emma, so I needed to create one for my baby girl Madison.
So here is my 2nd, and last Letter's to my Children book. I have used the stunning Pixie Glen Collection, and a lot of beautiful Prima embellishments.
So where do you start in creating a book like this? A talented crafter, Jane Tregenza, encouraged me to make a book using old Reader’s Digests which she had used for projects many times. What a brilliant idea !!! Once the pages have been gently removed from the book, the cover is a wonderful start to making a precious heirloom that your children or grandchildren will have with them for the rest of their lives. You can use any old book that takes your fancy, giving you choice of size and width in which to work with.
I have created 4 double pages are made out of bazzill and punched with Decorative Punches. The decorative edges make the book look so beautiful and individual. I have added a transparency sheet for added interest, because I love the idea that you can see through pages in the book and peak at what is underneath. The other inclusion within the book, is the addition of plastic envelopes. Its nice to mix the envelopes up a bit, you can purchase them from any News agency. Keep your eyes open for little home made envelopes and pockets that you can use or alter during the creation of your project.
The other envelopes in the book have been made either with a die cutting machine or just gently tearing open the flaps on an envelope and tracing around it to obtain the shape.
The key to remember, is the more pages your add, you need to adjust the spine width of those pages. That way I know that it will fit beautifully when the pages are nested on top of each other.
Binding the book together is really easy. Open you book to the middle page. You are going to mark where the holes need to be punched to bind out book. Here is the inside of my book. Depending on what size your book spine is, will determine the measurements and space between your holes.
Once you have measured and marked the spine with dots as markers as to where to punch, proceed lining the dots up with the Crop-o-dile and punching the holes. You will find with a book the size of mine (8 double pages) the Crop-O-dile works beautifully, penetrating both the pages and the cover with ease.
Once all the holes have been punched you can then use ribbon or thread to bind your book together. I have tied bows on the outside of my book, to emphasise the binding aspect of this project.
I have then gone ahead and wrapped tulle around it and added some beautiful Prima metal trinkets.
Now your book is bound, you can go ahead and embellish your book. Use pattern papers, embellishments, rub-ons, chipboard, anything your heart desires. I couldn't wait to dive into my Prima stash, so much variety and gorgeous products to work with.
One other thing, when creating your book remember to add pockets, flaps or hidden journaling, and personalising it for the intended recipient.
Here are some of the milestones letters that you might want to include in your book.
Last Day of School
Advice on Love
Even if I am blessed enough to be present at my children’s life milestones, just the thought of knowing that these letters are there to read, on each special occasions is so precious to me. I know they have been thought about and carry my heart and soul in them.
843168 - Window View
843175 - Garden Gate
843182 - Pyske Cuts
843199 - Chip-a-Twitter
843205 - Rose Arbor
843212 - Devon
843229 - Cornwall
843236 - Dartmoor
551177 - Reflections
551100 - Reflections
552077 - Meredith
552930 - Melody
552404 - Miss Kate
544553 - SIIC
921200 - Flocked Iron Ons
930042 - Vintage Trinkets
890707 - Bird Houses
551179 - Tiny Treasures
548865 - Corrine
540678 - SIICBling Bird
532062 - Vintage Heirloom Rose
I believe that every mum (mom!) or grandmum, should make one of these, especially us crafters, who sole reason for creating is usually our children or grandchildren. Not only will it enrich our lives with retrospection and legacy - but our children will be blessed knowing just how much they are/or have been loved.