We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas weekend. Today on the Prima blog, Anna Dąbrowska has created a few artistic pieces she would like to share with all of you.
Happily ever after... These words are the perfect description of the relationship I have with my husband. Since we first met in 1996 we've always liked each other and considered us as good friends...all changed in 1998, one dark summer night, when we had a long, interesting conversation. Few weeks later he called me, then he visited me... and now, after so many years we are married. He's my best friend and my husband in one and I hope we'll be always together.I wanted this layout to be both romantic and eclectic, with a small dose of artsy feeling, that's why I decided to use modern and elegant Alla Prima papers combined with gel medium, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and gesso. I love mixing styles, so I used grungy chipboard's and metal gears together with beautiful, feminine flowers - in my opinion, it is a perfect match, just as me and my husband!
- Item# 843397 - Alla Prima Col. Chiaro
- Item# 843380 - Alla Prima Col. Ferrulle
- Item# 551032 - Clear Stamps
- Item# 921644 - Paintable Quilted Words
- Item# 890797 - Resin - Bird Houses
- Item# 552596 - Jardinere - Alla Prima
Wintertime is not very popular theme among scrapbookers – but I think cold, winter colors may be very inspiring. You don't need a lot of color to create an interesting, detailed composition – in fact, the less colors you use, the more details and small elements yo can add. Here we have only white, black, a bit of brown and two shades of blue – but you've got an impression that the page is rich and well filled with elements. It is because of the stamped background combined with altering the photo : main patterns stamped one on another give a modern, interesting look which is a perfect background for scrapping. The photo which I used is made in late 70ties – it is my Mother in her winter coat – I really adore that authentic vintage atmosphere, which I find on this shot.
- Item# 843298 - North Country Col. Snow Fall
- Item# 551155 - Reflections - North Country
- Item# 552589 - Jardinere - North Country
- Item# 550967 - Clear Stamps - Londonerry
- Item# 551025 - Clear Stamps
- Item# 544980 - Clear Stamps
- Item# 550929 - Clear Stamps - Printery
- Item# 550905 - Clear Stamps - Pixie Glen
- Ranger products:- Distress Ink: Faded Jeans, Vintage Photo, Weathered Wood.- Archival Ink: Jet Black, Cobalt.
I absolutely love how the "North Country" collection go with the plain craft background: these reds, greens and blues are in beautiful contrast to the cardboard brown and composing a layout with these colors is a pure pleasure. I also did some background stamping here, with 2 different colors of ink: Crimson and Coffee, which goes nicely with the patterned paper colors. This is maybe a bit unusual take on the winter layout - but why not? These papers give so many possibilities that it seems to be a great idea to try something "different".
The final touches are brads, crystals and my favorite paper clips - it is simple, but thanks to colors - it looks quite rich and interesting.
- Item# 545031 - Clear Stamps
- Item# 843243 - North Country Col. Wonderland
- Item# 843304 - North Country Col. Maine Meadow
- Item# 843311 - North Country Col. Glacier Roads
- Item# 551254 - Chipboard - North Country
- Item# 551599 - Say It In Crystals
- Ranger products:- Distress Stain: Walnut Stain- Distress inks: Walnut Stain- Archival inks: Crimson, Coffee- Liquid Pearls: Opal
My life isn't organised, I don't have much time for my friends and family and I know that sometimes it hurts somebody. As long as it is me, who is in pain, it is ok: I asked for it, right? But when this situation is a source of sadness or pain of the others I feel sad, sorry and ashamed. One of the affected people is my grandma, the oldest member of our family. It is so hard to explain how many feelings I have for her: starting with these warm and bright ones to those darker, full of fear and anticipation... and will to forget about the hard truth: she is fading, we loose a bit of her everyday - and I am still not brave enough to accept it and watch it happen.
Journaling: You disappear, you fade and I am still not brave enough to believe in it.
I've made this journal page on 2 Prima chipboard packages - I loved the design and colors of them - I used the elements of packaging before in my layouts, but here they are the background - and the patterned papers too! To embellish it I cut out hearts and printed flowers from the packaging, I punched the strips and torn it into pieces. The extra touch is given by strips of torn Prima Canvas and cotton tape. The pages were colored a bit with glimmer mists too. The other elements are plain yellow tapes, some doilies, and rub-on
- Item# 550813 - Writers Tape - Cotton 4 Prima packages
- Item# 920722 - ScreenPrinted Canvas
- Item# 550479 - Trim, 18 Yards Per Roll - Twill Black
- Ranger product:-Gesso- Distress Ink - Walnut Stain- Manila Tag
Thank you for stopping by the Prima blog today, and taking in Anna's beautiful work. If you would like to see more of her inspiring work make sue to check out her blog.