September has sneaked up on us! Those lazy summer days are a fond memory as school has kicked back in session and the air is starting to turn a bit crisper! Hopefully the fall season will allow a bit more time to scrapbook and play with your Prima products! If so we welcome you to join us each month for our sketch and palette contests! The BAP sketch is absolutely gorgeous (and was designed by a brand-new sketcher), while our PPP is filled with the amazing textures and colors with a few new Prima release sprinkled in!
Love this beauty? We are excited to present another new sketch designer to you! Keren Tamir designed this gorgeous page showcasing lots of white space, botanical butterflies, artsy drips, and fun background stamping. Doesn't this one look like a FUN one to play along with? We welcome you to join in and submit any Prima-based project by the last day of the month for your chance to be featured on our blog, AND win a fabulous prize! (Click on the blue "inlinkz" button below to enter.)
Along with our challenges each month we also introduce our FABULOUS Guest Designer! For September we have the gorgeous Olga Heldwein!
Hello all Prima Fans! I'm Olga. I'm from Poland, but currently I live with my boys and crazy cats in Berlin. I love scrapbooking and mixed-media arts. Every evening I try to do something creative. I like to share my passion, so I often do some videos and workshops. Most are mixed-media techniques. I like the messy style...with lots of splatters and metal embellishments.
I'm so excited to be Prima's Guest Designer , and I hope you will like the inspirations that I prepared for this! :) I don't like to waste things, so I often make some altered arts, or use everyday "trash" in my works. Saving things and giving them a brand-new look is the thing I like the most.
Isn't this gorgeous? Olga's layout is made with August's Special Delivery kit (there are only a FEW left so grab it now before it's gone!) The colors and products work perfectly to help you create a masterpiece like this! Olga even has a video of the layout for you. (now, how awesome is that?!?)
Of course we have a few more amazing projects to show you!
What if a sketch is not really "your" style? Well, Maiko certainly felt that way, but she pushed herself and look at the beautiful layout she created! "This is not my style, but I love it in the end. I had a fun time using color bloom and modeling paste! I imaged my thought in this: "Every cloud has a silver lining. Believe in myself...my dream will come true!" ~Maiko
We love how Camilla used Prima flowers to create wonderful flow on her gorgeous page! "Keren has created such a fabulous sketch for us in September. I was so inspired by the divided spaces and also the script spaces." ~Camilla
Prima Products: 846848 Paper Epiphany collection – Manifestation of Love, 846879 Paper Epiphany collection – At This Moment, 556280 Gracie Vine Almanac, 578817 Flowers Epiphany – Manifest, 577599 Manhattan – Lady Liberty, 578244 Capri – Zinfandel, 569945 Butterfly Resin, 891992 Shabby Chic Treasures Resin, 562977 Lyric Alphabet Stickers, cheese cloth, black seam binding, old book page
Anna chose an artsy approach to using the sketch. Taking full advantage of the white space, she used our new art mediums to create gorgeous texture and dimension...along with bold splashes of Color Bloom sprays! Just look at all of those beautiful touches!
Prima Products: 846763 Forever Green Paper, 846879, 846886 Cigar Box Secrets Paper, 846701 Coffee Break Paper, 961299 Finnabair Bubble Stencil, 814038 Time Traveler Clear Stamp, 891909 Chalk Edger Pack, 573867 Color Bloom Sprays: Summer Sky, 573737 Cotton Candy, 961442 Art Basics Gesso, 961411 Art Basics Light Paste
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Rich colors, divine patterns, and scrumptious new products are all mixed together to create this month's Prima Product Pick! If you love LOTS of rustic texture you are going to be very inspired to play along. Just submit a Prima-based project based on the color palette and/or products and submit by the 30th! We will be featuring a few of the projects on our blog, as well as posting the fabulous winner! (Enter below with the blue "inlinkz" button!)
Olga's frame is simply GORGEOUS! Let's see what inspired her! "Warm autumn colors are so nice to work with. I altered the deep photo frame with Prima goodies and add a little bit of color from Color Bloom sprays." ~Olga
Wendy's project is just breath-taking! "I have a fondness for old books and was inspired to use one to develop my project with the Sep PPP color palette. I carefully chose and found the perfect book that fit into the theme of the PPP - nature, love, landscapes, and the most beautiful text of love and sweet ramblings. I wanted to capture the earthy and autumn tones of the PPP so decided to title my mini-book, ‘Fall Ramblings’. The sweet little fox in the picture of the PPP inspired the metal embellishment of a sleeping fox I used on one of my pages. The softness of the fox fur inspired the use of the feathers throughout my book. The old books in the images inspired the ephemera used on the cover of my mini book as well as the pages of book text throughout my mini. How about the tube of lipstick in one of the images? I used this image as inspiration for the inked lips stamp that ‘kissed’ the book text paper." ~Wendy
LOVE beautiful texture and patterns? It's all right here on Fran's stunning card! "These warm, rich autumnal colors inspired me to combine rustic, natural items in with a mix of papers collections; Coffee Break, Cigar Box Secrets and Forever Green along with those gorgeous Prima flowers! I have spritzed the flowers Color Bloom mists - it adds a beautiful sheen and helps to bring the colors of the flowers together harmoniously." ~Fran
Prima Products: 4" x 6" Journaling Notecards - Cigar Box Secrets 575731, Melbourne Flowers - Outback - 577537, Capistrano Flowers - Cola - 577377, Cigar Box Secrets Flowers - Belicosa -578657, Pinwheel Stencil - 7" Round -575984, Weave Trim - Mushroom - 577100, Shabby Chic Resin Treasures - Fly Away - 891480, Forever Green 12x12 Paper - Orchard Fresh - 846800, Coffee Break 12x12 Paper - Sugar 'N Cream - 846756, Instascrap- Transparencies - 971229, Instascrap Frames - 971267, Art Extravagance- Texture Paste - Copper Crackle - 961534, Color Bloom Mist - Gilded - 573911
What a sweet palette for a new baby boy! Kelly's layout showcases so many FUN elements while keeping the focus on her handsome photo!"What a perfect palette for this photo! My favorite part about working with a color palette is first choosing my background paper, then building up my mixed media background by adding and blending all of the colors from the palette..layering Color Blooms, chalk edgers, and Art Basics until it all works just right. Then I choose a handful of embellishments to match - so easy!" ~Kelly
Finishing out our vast showing of projects is Elena's beautiful card filled with vintage wonder. From the Time Traveler papers to the stunning array of flowers, each product is perfectly combined for stunning results!
Products used: Time Traveller's Memories": Forever Roses -0813864, The Traveler - 0813901, Moment in Time - 575007 Flowers: LA tela - 571108, Le Mia - 571559, 574956, Color Bloom: Gold Foil - 573805, Antique Gold - 573843