Welcome to July and welcome to our new Card and Tag challenge! Each month we will feature a new sketch for you card & tag-lovers to play along with. You are welcome to use the sketch for ANY project, although they are perfect for cards and tags, (fondly referred to as CAT.) Riikka, the talented sketch artist, created this month's design for us which features four main elements (think flowers, stamped images, stickers, and more); a sentiment spot, and some textured design in the background (think watercolors, paint, or even glitter!). Interpret this sketch into your projects and please share them with us using the blue inlinkz buttons below each challenge!
"I really enjoyed working with the sketch. I would probably never made this card without it. At the beginning I wasn't sure how to fit four squares in a row on one card until I found cute little butterflies in the Vintage Emporium Watercolor Paper Pad. I only knew I wanted to use this paper. I thought about creating a purple card with touch of black. I've used beautiful Valentina - Ciana flowers and wood from the Salvage District collection, along with a resin mannequin and a pretty doily - what gave me a delicate, feminine card." ~ Emilia Sieradzan
"I interpreted the sketch with many overlapping paper layers put on an angle on top of each other. I embellished my card using two roses, and adding some fiber from the “Aspen Blush” loom kit underneath. For the sentiment part I used a rub-on word, together with a stamped greeting. You create magic!" ~ Riikka Kovasin
Prima Products: 584382 – Vintage Emporium 6x6 Collection Kit, 990541 – A Victorian Christmas 6x6 Paper Pad, 911270 – Julie Nutting 6x6 Paper Pad, 584252 – Watercolor Confections The Classics, 961442 – Heavy Gesso White, 585631 – Rub-On Foil Sheets Golden Girl, 586188 – French Riviera Flowers Deep Blue Sea, 586034 – Loom Kit Aspen Blush, 971397 – Adhesive Rub-Ons, 962067 – Now is the Right Time Cling Stamp Set, 580421 – Water Brush set, 962760 – Brush Set, 963880 – Silicone Brush 2
July's BAP celebrates stars and stripes as the USA enjoys 4th of July festivities! You could also use for sport pictures, baby layouts, etc. This sketch will allow you to feature multiple pictures, grounded by the horizontal lines and star background. If you love journaling, this page has plenty of room for you! The stars are the limit for interpreting this sketch to your own layouts! Have fun with this sketch and share your creations with us.
"What a lovely sketch to play with this month! I tweaked it just a little bit, opting for one photo, instead of three. Instead on the stars I created hearts (which also doubled as my watercolor challenge for day nine of 'Prima's 30 Day Watercolor Challenge'!) ;) This layout is about my first Mother's Day with this little guy. He totally completes me and I couldn't help but use the pinks and oranges on here......super sweet for my bubba and I!! I also had to add in my usual flower clusters and lots of mixed media goodness." ~ Stacey Young
"I totally love the BAP sketch this month and the striped background caught my eye at once! I used the Striped Resist Canvas with Watercolor Confections, Color Bloom sprays and lots of Prima flowers for my page. Prima Watercolor Confections are like the most luscious watercolors I have tried! Finally, I finished off my page with micro-beads, glass glitter, and stamping in black ink. It turned out just the way I wanted it... bright and beautiful!" ~ Jaya Raghuvashi
Prima Products: Resist canvas Stripes- 960636, Heavy Gesso- (961374), Modelling Paste-(961411), Floral petites stencil- 580049, Bubbles stamp- (961831), Oval resin frame- 892104, Butterfly resin by Ingvild Bolme- (891992), Chipboard and more- Garden fable- 579074, Wood door #4- (560690), Wood icons in a box- Leaves and mushroons-(563868), Isabella flowers Dani- 581701, Mini bouquet Bethany- (538576), Royal Menagerie flowers- Lousie-9583293), Royal Menagerie - Elizabeth – (583309), Color bloom spray- Peony (573904), Color bloom spray- Cotton Candy (573737), Watercolor Confections- The Classics( 584252), Watercolor confections- Tropicals (584269), Opal magic acrylic paint- green gold – 963651, SIIC-Cigar box secrets- 576196, Glass glitter- gold rush- 961657, Microbeads- silver- 962562, Wire thread stark white- 572068
Our next BAP layout was created by the talented Tiffany Solario! She created pops of color with the Color Bloom Sprays, Micro Beads, and our Liberty flowers. Her interpretation of the star background of the sketch is reminiscent of the explosion of color that you see in fireworks! How beautiful!
"I created this layout in a 12x12 watercolor paper. I used the Color Bloom sprays with the Watercolor Confections to created a fun background. There is just something about the red, white, and blue combo that makes me smile!" -Tiffany Solorio
"This layout celebrates a new friend I got last winter. The title refers both us being Turisas fans (she’s the No 1 one), but also that I’m kind of her fan girl! The plan is a road trip to see the band in August, so can’t wait!" ~ Riikka Kovasin
"I interpret the star shape under the photo with a composition of triangular-shaped papers, but added stars in the background using a stencil and Color Bloom sprays. The colors are inspired by the PPP palette, but also the color scheme of the band."
Prima Products: 847579 – Vintage Emporium – Maestro, 847562 – Salvage District – Loire Valley, 847418 – Royal Menagerie – Fly Free, 990510 – A Victorian Christmas – La Calendrie De L’Advent, 584382 – Vintage Emporium 6x6 Collection Kit, 962036 – Trust the Magic Cling Stamp Set, 962005 – Don’t Forget to Fly Cling Stamp Set, 961312 – Stars Stencil, 961442 – Heavy Gesso White, 584252 – Watercolor Confections The Classics, 573775 – Color Bloom Sparkling Pastels Sunshine, 573874 – Color Bloom Sultry Shimmer Sorbet, 960247 – Mechanicals Roman Numerals, 963361 – Mechanicals Tin Hearts, 963385 – Mechanicals Mini Knobs, 562984 – Sunrise Sunset Canvas Alphabet Stickers, 963880 – Silicone Brush 2”, 580421 – Water Brush set, 962760 – Brush Set
Hello, color! This month's Prima Product Pick is filled with sizzling colors of summer! How perfect for the 4th of July, BBQs, lazy beach days, or summer baseball games...this palette will work for so many different themes. And did you notice how varied the products are? I spy with my little eye...a few Julie Nutting summertime stamps, NEW alphabets (shhh!), Christine Adolph rub-ons, lots of flowers, a Fiber Arts weave, plus a Bloom Girls bird stamp! Whew!
So, are you ready to jump in? If you've never played along before here's all you have to do. Create a Prima-based project (must be 90% Prima + only Prima flowers please), enter it using the inlinkz button below by the last day in July. That's it! You could be our next BIG winner, and/or have your work featured here! Ready for a little inspiration from our team?
Why not join in the fun this month?!? Not only do we have a NEW Cards & Tags Challenge, 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, tags, mixed-media, weaving, etc...our challenges are adaptable and we seriously LOVE to see you go outside the box when creating!