Switching things around a bit to freshen up the place is always good, right? We hope you love the new, invigorating PPP design! It still includes some of our fave Prima products, a selection of coordinated colors hand-picked just for you, and a few extra trendy photos for inspiration! All you have to do is play around with it and enter any Prima-based project right here using the "inlinkz" button below by August 31st! You could be our GRAND winner, or have your work featured right here on the blog! Now how cool is that? C'mon and get your entry in! (Photo Credits: Turquoise Envelope, Hair, So In Love Lettering, Throw Kindness Around, Anemonies Illustration, Green Macaron)
We also have some fresh-off-the-press projects for you! Our DT and Educators have joined forces to bring you their own spin on this month's PPP!
"The kiwi fruit and the green colors turned my thoughts to green apples. So I decided to do an altered fairy-tale apple. I used teal-colored blooms, inspired by the board, and added some silver sparkle with Glass Glitter. I also added a delicate butterfly – it’s created by stamping with solvent ink to a transparency." ~Riikka Kovasin
Prima Products: 961398 - 3D Matte Gel, 961374 - Heavy Gesso White, 962500 - Mica Powder Green, 577766 - Rodanthe Seashell, 961435 - Soft Gloss Gel, 892494 - Stamp’N’Add - Angels Wings, 573782 - Color Bloom Soft Teal, 576714 - Watercolor Pencils Basics, 576721 - Watercolor Pencils Spring & Fall, 573201 - Seashore – Say It In Crystals, 564445 - Lady Bird Flower Stems, 574598 - Luna Silver, 960322 - Mechanicals – Flowers Mini, 892319 - Junkyard Findings – Metal Door Signs, 961626 - Glass Glitter Sterling, 962623 - Micro Beads Grass, 962692 - Glass Beads Peacock Green, 961565 - Glitter Set Caribbean Sea
"The PPP color palette is wonderfully fresh this month, which inspired me to pull my watercolor pencils out! I drew the outlines for the leaves and used the pencils to layer color up, mixing with water along the way. I've combined Finnabair circular stamps and a Bloom stencil, once again, adding color from watercolor pencils." ~Fran Westmoreland
Prima Products: A4 Paper Pad-Garden Fable 847333 , Garden Fable- Biennial 580773 , Garden Fable-Evergreen 580827 , Garden Fable-Spring 580810 , Art Ingredients - Glitter Set - Mardi Gras 961572 , Art Basics - Soft Matte Gel (8.5 fl. oz.) 961428 , Art Basics - Modeling Paste (8 fl. oz.) 961411 , 6X6 Stencil - Forget Me Not 579999, Allure- Purisima 7581237, 6x6 Stencil - Lace 580032, 6x12 Stencil-Circles 980429, Watercolor Pencils - Scenic Route 576691 , Watercolor Pencils - The Basics 576714
Ania loved this color combo of the PPP for her holiday photos! Her mixed media background is filled with color and texture yet still light and airy for her beach themed photographs.
Trina paid homage to her hometown on this beautiful layout. Her layout has a lightly textured background with paper pieces, beads and a lovely cluster of flowers that showcase her picture perfect postcard, beautifully.
Prima Products: 846701 – Coffee Break Coffeeology, 847128 – Bella Rouge Les Roses Rouges, 846824 – Epiphany Striking, 847098 – Bella Rouge Bells Fleurs, 846879 – Epiphany at this moment, 581961 – Valentina Gemma, 582289 – Bedtime Story Dora, 581688 – Isabella Nicia, 562946 – Alpha Hello Pastel, 961350 – Modelling paste, 962494 – Mica Powder Blue, 962678 – Glass Beads Turquoise, 962265 – Stencil Cobblestone, 890940 – Prima Distress Tool
Other: Sandpaper, Couture Collection Die, Scrapmatts Chipboard
We hope you are excited as we are to introduce a brand-new-to-us, sketch artist too! Riikka Kovasin is so talented and will be bringing her take on the sketch here and there over the next year! Her first one is a BEAUTY with soft, subtle textures filling the backdrop, along with swishes and floral accents. There's room for a wonderful photo, and lots and lots of journaling! Love it as much as we do? GOOD! Jump on in with any Prima-based project and enter by August 31st for a chance to win a lovely Prima prize...and have your work featured! Need a bit of inspiration to get you going? We have it!
"It was so fun to turn my own sketch into a page! I mimicked the curvy line on the top with a torn piece of patterned paper and used a lot of different mediums to create similar layers to those on the sketch. I stamped the title using two different sayings, and wrote the journaling on top of correction tape to have it showing more from the background. The topic of the page is about the live shows I’m now doing every month – it was a leap of faith, but I enjoy them so much!" ~Riikka
Prima Products: 846626 - Free Spirit - “Perceptions”, 960001 - Sunrise Sunset – “Del Sol”, 846947 - Coffee Break – 6x6 Pad, 960728 - Vintage Vanity – A4 Pad, 961893 - Clear Stamp Messy, 961374 - Heavy Gesso White, 962524 - Mica Powder Gold, 962500 - Mica Powder Green, 573782 - Color Bloom Soft Teal, 580322 - Color Bloom Deep Teal, 573812 - Color Bloom Precious Stone, 891312 - Chalk Edger Rock Moss, 891695 - Chalk Edger Pastel Blue, 891206 - Chalk Edger Teal Damask, 576714 - Watercolor Pencils Basics, 576721 - Watercolor Pencils Spring & Fall, 962067 - Cling Stamp - Now is the Right Time, 962005 - Cling Stamp - Don’t Forget to Fly, 962050 - Cling Stamp - Rust & Dust, 962296 - 7x9 Stencil Alpha, 573072 - Free Spirit – Typewriter Keys, 573201 - Seashore – Say It In Crystals, 970987 - All About Me – Sugardots
"I loved the light-weight, ethereal nature of Riikka’s sketch & tried to portray that in my page about my son. I used dramatic red from the Bella Rouge Collection, in keeping with his passionate temperament! It was really easy getting my grunge on here thanks to the amazing new Prima stamps – so nice & big & really solid & firm’, so no acrylic plate necessary! Just my kind of easy!"-Helen
Prima Products: Bella Rouge Collection – Sentiments – 847135, Bella Rouge Collection – Les Roses Rouges – 847128, Finnabair Stencil – Grungy Grid – 7 x 9 ‘’ – 962319, Prima Art Basics – Heavy Gesso White - 961442, Prima Art Basics – Heavy Gesso Black – 961459, Cling Stamp – 580087, Color Bloom Sprays – Tangerine - 573935, Color Bloom Sprays – Pressed Petal – 573881, Color Bloom Sprays – Antique Gold – 573843, Color Bloom Sprays - Vintage Coal – 573799, Finnabair Art Ingredients – Glass Beads – Butter - 961701, Prima Wire Thread – Brown – 572020, Prima Alphas – 8 x 10” Welcome to Paris – 559137, Sticker – Stationer’s Desk Collection Kit – 814151, Metal Trinkets ‘’Archived” – 579791