...are HERE! We're here with two brand-new challenges for June! Playing off of Pantone's colors of the year (yes, two colors this year!), with a slight twist, our Prima Product Pick is fresh and fun. Everyone loves a soft peachy pink, but this palette allows you to go darker with a darker copper orange, or all the way to the other side with a soft pinky salmon. Set alongside cool, refreshing blue, a few neutrals are thrown in for good measure. Pssst: If you look closely you might even see a few sneak peeks of NEW products coming out soon. (Photo creds: copper orange, blue banana)
So which Prima products can we find? A few gorgeous blooms are featured: new planner flowers, alongside patterned roses. Art Alchemy Paints tease us to try mixed-media techniques, while Watercolor Confections provide a perfect medium for adding a painterly effect to our project. Are you getting inspired yet? Our gals really took this month's PPP and had FUN with it. And that's the fabulous aspect of any of our challenges. They are just platforms for you to jump off and customize with your personal style and personal choice of papercraft projects.
Let's get the show on the road with this fun card by Riikka. Can you guess what she created the flower pattern from? "The patterned piece and the metal acrylic paint in the board turned into cards on my take on the PPP! My first vision was actually iconographic art, but I chose to do some pretty flower cards instead. The flower pattern is cut from the Prima Coloring Decor Book, while the other side of the card is painted with the rich Art Alchemy Metallic Paint. Just a few blooms to decorate and the cards are done." ~ Riikka Kovasin
Prima Materials: 585723 – Watercolor Coloring Book, 847722 – Watercolor Paper Pad 6x6, 963095 – Metallique Brass Hardware Acrylic Paint, 584269 – Watercolor Confections Tropicals, 576691 – Watercolor Pencils Scenic Route, 584351 – French Riviera 12x12 Collection Kit, 586133 – French Riviera Saint Tropez, 586539 – Vintage Emporium Verona, 963323 – Melange, 892319 – Junkyard Findings Metal Door Signs, 576110 – SIIC Aquamarine, 580421 – Water Brush set, 962760 – Brush Set
"I wanted to create my PPP project as off-the-page and found the colors inspired me to create something based on the Trevi Fountain in Rome. So, meet King Poseidon, otherwise know as Neptune, whom I created with a Relics & Artifacts figurehead layered with gesso, 3D Gel, and wool, to create his beard. I added a spritz of Color Bloom and dusting of Artisan Powder to give him an aged look. The shimmery highlights have been added with Art Alchemy paints, with additional maritime textures added" ~ Fran Westmoreland
Seriously, Fran??? How did you create this amazing piece! If you've ever visited the Trevi Fountain in Rome you'll now need to make your very own Neptune to remind you of one of the most beautiful cities in the world! :)
Miranda Edney never disappoints! Here she is this month with an amazing altered piggy....whom she named Wanda! Wanda has so much going on! She's stylish no matter which angle she turns...from her pierced snout (complete with nose ring) to her RELICS & ARTIFACTS winged back...Miranda seriously pulled together so many FUN elements together on her pet piggy!
Prima Products: Relics & Artifacts - Regalis Crown - 942670, Relics & Artifacts Ancient Soul Wings 941703, Intergalactic Foil-585624, Adhesive Rub Ons-971434, Artisan Tape Memory Hardware-990879, Finnabair Metallique Paint Patina-963248, Finnabair Metallique Paint Ancient Coin-963057, Finnabair Metallique Paint Rose-963200, Finnabair Metallique Rose Gold-963668, Relics and Artifacts Ancient Skull-941703, Salvage District Flowers-586423, Tales of You and Me Flowers-586317, Finnabair Mechanicals Butterflies-963408, Finnabair Mechanicals Numbers-961626, Finnabair Gold Mica Flakes-861756, Finnabair 3D Matte Gel-961398, Finnabair White Gesso-961442, Finnabair Clear Gesso-961466, Finnabair White Crackle Paste-961503, Color Bloom Spray Chrome-582562, Color Bloom Spray Tea Stain-573836, Color Bloom Spray Soft Teal-573782, Color Bloom Spray Cotton Candy-573731, Color Bloom Spray Empress Gold-580315, Stamp and Add Set-892517, Wooden Gears-556563
We're here again with another sketch featuring more than one photo! This sketch will allow you to include at least two or three pictures. If you love strips of paper you are going to really LOVE this page. Riikka included a simple pooling of color texture on the background (think watercolor pooling, or paste applied with our silicone brush, or any other concoction you can come up with!) Plus there's the wonderful text area that is set sideways...now how fun is that? The sky is really the limit when it comes to interpreting the BAP sketch to fit your style and your photos! So show us what you've got. We'd love to include your work on our next BAP winner's post!
Our very first BAP layout is done by the FABULOUS Robbie Herring! She brings us all to paradise with the soft browns and blues, from French Riviera, included on her beach get-away layout. And do not miss the amazing Mini Art Stone ship helms done with our sailing stencil! How fun is that element? A touch of watercolor pooled in the background mimics the ocean, while a gorgeous vine crawls up the paper strips. Absolutely gorgeous!
Prima Products: French Riviera Collection Respirer l'air de La Mer 990763, French Riviera Collection Journees De Reves et Avenures 990787, French Riviera Collection Chipboards 990909, French Riviera Collection Ephemera 583668, French Riviera Collection Vine 586157, French Riviera Collection Flowers 586164, French Riviera Collection Flowers 586201, Watercolor Confections Tropicals 584269, Mini Art Stones 963712, 12x12 Stencil 572211, 3D Matte Gel 961398, Gesso Clear 961466, Memory Hardware Pearls 990381, Wax Cord Biscuit 576820
Prima Products: Art Basics - Modeling Paste (8 fl. oz.) 961411, 6X6 Stencils - Poppies 580018, Stencil Royal Menagerie: Décor 582975, Watercolor Confections: The Classics 584252, Resin - Reptiles 892623, French Riviera Flowers - Saint-Tropez 586133, Princess- Ava 950958, Princess- Charlotte 950965, Princess- Collage 951023, Princess- Mia 950996, Princess- Lily 950989, Bedtime Story- Lizzy 582319, Times Alphabet 536923
Why not join in the fun each month?!? Not only do we have two amazing winners featured, but we also choose a handful...or two...of other entries to show off! It's one of my FAVORITE days on the blog! No matter what your craft specialty is: layouts, cards, mixed-media, weaving, etc...our challenges are adaptable and we seriously LOVE to see you go outside the box when creating!