October ushers in a new season filled with chilly nights, gorgeous falling leaves, and crisp apple harvest! (Unless you live in the southern hemisphere, then you have the exact opposite!) Either way our fresh palette will bring a twist of warm richness to your projects. Look for deep navy, cozy browns, aged copper metals, and a touch of time-proven leather! Once you get creating just enter your Prima-based projects using the blue inlinkz buttons under each challenge! Here are a few samples to get you in the creative mood!
"The first things that got my attention on the color mood board were the weathered wood underneath the La Rochelle Antique Trinkets...and the leather on the left. The feeling of the board also turned my thoughts to times long gone. So, I rummaged through the Finnabair Ephemera pouch for inspiration and decided to use one of the pictures from there as the focal point. I used Chalk Edgers, together with the Oil Pastels, to turn the pale wood into weathered one, and also included the wonderful leather-like paper from the Memory Hardware collection into my piece." ~ Riikka Kovasin
Prima Products: 962883 – Finnabair Ephamera pack, 572938 – Wooden ATC Not Too Shabby, 990404 – Leather Paper, 583651 – Paper Doilies, 960582 – Resist Canvas 12x12 Checkered, 990725 – La Rochelle Antique Trinkets, 582746 – Paper clips, 961107 – Mechanicals Pendants, 569617 – School Memories Wooden Buttons, 961992 – Cling Stamp Set Dream On, 961367 – 3D Gloss Gel, 814328 – Oil Pastel Crayons, 890995 – Chalk Edger Black Coal, 891077 – Chalk Edger Old Road, 962760 – Brush Set
October's sketch, by the one and only Riikka Kovasin, is completely amazing with a triple photo spot, condensed journaling lines, a wonderfully lowered title, and a fantastic media-filled backdrop! Our designers on both teams: Design Team and Educators LOVED it so much! here are a few samples for you to get your mojo going!
"I used ink and paper to separate work areas. I like the combination of black and coral...as it is bright and gentle at the same time. This work of love is time. Today, tomorrow, always! Today I show a lyrical mood in my artwork! ~Irina Angold
"I couldn't resist playing with the amazing sketch this month. The Royal Menagerie paper was begging me to use it. I have to admit layouts are definitely not my "thing." I get very uneasy staring at this flat piece of paper! LOL. But using a sketch helps me so much!!!! There are so many ways to interpret it! It just gives a great jumping off point, which I needed!" ~ Miranda Edney
Prima Products: Royal Menagerie 12x12 Queen for the day-847395, Royal Menagerie SIIC-582326, Royal Menagerie Beatrix Flower-583332, Royal Menagerie Diana Flower-583354, Royal Menagerie Matilde Flower-583385, Royal Menagerie Anne Flower-583316, Metal Plaue-583088, Magnolia Trim-583002, Debutante Wood Icons-579555, Pixie Vine-555931, Art Basics White Gesso-961442, Art Basics Clear Gesso-961466, Art Basics 3D Matte Gel-961398, Art Basics Light Paste-961404, Silver Microbeads-962562, Cold Pink Mica Powder-962869, Color Bloom Soft TEal-573782, Color Bloom Worn Leather-573829
“I admire Rikka and I was happy to see that the sketch was proposed by her. I like to work with several photos and create a scene. I took this sketch and used the photos of the son of a great friend scrapbooker, Livia. I followed her history and I'm happy to do this tribute to her. Thank you, Livia! I worked with stencils, light paste, and stamps. I found the result simply incredible.” Luciana Warnowski
Prima products: paper tropics collection #840938, stencil elementals alpha # 962296, prima flowers coy-adele #581121, mechanicals finnabair #961060, cling stamp finnabair net&wire #555399, chalkboard paint #577186, heavy gesso white #961442, ephemera coffe break collection #575878. Other-archival ink pad- jet black, penci-l uni posca, twine- black and white, washi tape, black glitter, and black emerald primary elements
Marilyn Rivera also used just one photo of her and a Prima friend, Jennifer! How fun that two amazingly talented ladies connected through scrapbooking. Marilyn's page follows the basic elements of the BAP sketch, but added a variation of personal style...which is exactly what a great sketch sets a creative mind to do!
'I was inspired by the palette of the oil pastel cover for my project based on this sketch. Prima's Oil Pastels have vivid color & top quality results.' ~HeeSun Kim
Prima Products: #961626 Prima - Finnabair - Art Ingredients - Glass Glitter - Sterling, #576059 Prima - Epiphany Collection - Wood Icons in a Box , #892104 Prima - Shabby Chic Treasures Collection - Ingvild Bolme - Resin Embellishments - Victorian Frame , #565923 Prima - Mini Sachet Collection - Flower Embellishments - Plum , #578251 Prima - Providence Collection - Flower Embellishments - Bay, #575762 Prima - Epiphany Collection - Cling Mounted Stamps, #814328 Prima - Colour A La Cremes - Water Soluble Oil Pastels - 24 Colors, #961381 Prima - Finnabair - Art Basics - 3D Gloss Gel - 8 Ounces
We would LOVE to see what you create with this month's PPP or BAP! You have until October 31st to enter your Prima project! There are only three rules:
1. The project must be Prima-based. 2. The deadline is October 31st at 23:55 ET. 3. You must have FUN creating it! Ready! Set! Go!