Mmmm, let's get into some deeper colors for September! This month's Prima Product Pick is based on two gorgeous shades of purple, a dusty blue and a silvery-blue! How perfect for a transition from summery brights to cooler fall. There is so much natural inspiration for us to use! (Photo credits: drumstick alliums, door)
So, which ones are Prima Products? There are Sweet Peppermint Leaves, beautiful Prima flowers, Druzy Stones, wax cord, and gorgeous My Prima Planner accessories! Try any one of these products with the chosen amazing shades of color and join in the challenge fun! We have some beautiful projects from our design team to help you with your inspiration.
"I look at this inspiring collage and dream about the waterfront and big ships, I don’t know why! I created a notebook with natural leather cover and a photo of a big ship on it. It will keep a great memories about travel and life notes. Hope you enjoy it!" ~ Zhanna Khusnulina
Prima Products: Memory Hardware - Amiens Antique Cloches 990329, 12x12 French Riviera-Juste Toi, Moi et le Bleu Profond de la Mer 990794, Chipboard - French Riviera 990909, Gypsy Cord-Esmeralda 588120, Ingvild Bolme- Black Street Signs 892173, Color Bloom - Sparkling Pastels Soft Teal 573782, Mechanicals: Mini Stars 36pc 963354, Art Ingredients-Glass Glitter: Gold Rush 961657
"I was in pure delight when I saw this month's color palette! The pictures were so inspiring! Especially the purple door with blue arch; it just put me in the mindset of 'building'." ~ Miranda Edney
"So, I dug through my stash and found some cool elements to incorporate; like the topper and the nails I placed all around. The new Color Bloom Sprays were so perfect! They matched the palette perfectly!"
"Throw in some gorgeous Relics and Blooms and it was done! I used one of my all time fave flowers, that have been hoarded for so long! The oldie cameo roses! Use those goodies you have stashed, and play along with us. :)"
Prima Products: Druzy Stones Rossibelle-586980, Dark Velvet Art Alchemy Paint-963125, Patina Art Alchemy Paint-963248, Metallic Gold Art Alchemy-963071, Black Tulip Color Bloom 2 - 588793, Dragonfly Blue Color Bloom 2-588830, Pink Crocus Color Bloom 2-588809, Clementina Gypsy Cord-588069, Metallic Foil Shine On - 585631, Christine Adolph Rub On Heart-971304, Rising Spirit Relics and Artifacts-941727, Dresden Wings Silver-942632, Finnabair White Gesso-961442, Finnabair White Crackle Paste-961503, Finnabair 3D Gloss Gel-961367, Finnabair Modeling Paste-961350, Gold Leaf Mica Flakes-961756, Berry Micro Beads-962616, Egg Blue Chalkboard Paint-577216, Cameo Roses-538743, Meadowlark Vine-556167, Mechanicals Bottle Caps-960391, Mechanicals Clocks-960285
"These are perfect inside my Travelers Notebooks and inside my art journals. I use them as tip-ins, or art cards for a bit more color over my writing. They are colorful and affirming, and they make my days better." ~ Bonita Rose
"I don't scrap a lot with the color purple, so I absolutely loved that this palette that pushed me out of my comfort zone. This mix of colors together are just beautiful and I really loved the end result! I used lots of layers and mixed-media goodies, as usual, and sneaked in a couple of gorgeous, old resin pieces." ~ Stacey Young
Prima Products: 847517 Salvage District 12 x 12 Chateau, 847531 Salvage District 12 x 12 Palace Garden, 847524 Salvage District 12 x 12 Palais Royal, 586409 Salvage District Flowers Palais Royal, 583309 Royal Menagerie Elizabeth, 963705 Art Stones, 583361 Royal Menagerie Maud, 577445 London Paper Roses, 586423 Salvage District Grand Garden, 586799 Flowers Versilia, 573782 Color Bloom Soft Teal, 573744 Color Bloom Iris, 584252 Watercolor Confections The Classics, 581886 Esperanza flowers Filaire, 583965 Prima Dies Moroccan Foliage, 582067 Nikko Collection Micheo
The Build-A-Page sketch for September, created by our super talented Riikka Kovasin, features spaces for two photos (or Polaroids!!) and it also carries a mixed-media theme. Just look at all the possibilities in the background! The varied background patterns can be interpreted in any way you wish! You could try Cling Stamps, Watercolor Confections or Pencils, Oil Pastels, Art Alchemy Paints, Color Bloom Sprays...the list goes on!
As always, the sketch is open to your interpretation and creativity! We love to feature your work and would love to see your project in the winner's post!
"I made the brutal layout about me and my husband. Words on it: «You and me. Fire together and always». I like the idea from the sketch to use two photos. I picked two photos of us from one series. I made the background for the layout with black gesso and blue-gold acrylic paint. Brutal black and rich gold. What could be better?" ~ Nastya Istorkina
Prima Products: Cartographer Clear Stamp - 990091, Clear Stamp - Read To Me - 960841, 12x12 Stencil: Cubes - 960476, Craftsman Black Box - 844806, Craftsman Mechanic - 844769, Craftsman Widgets - 844783, Rondelle Polonaise - 844660, Acrylic Paint-Opal Magic Blue-Gold - 963675, Prima Dies - Vintage Clock - 584955, Journaling Spot Stickers - Lifetime - 563509, Pulse- embellishments - 812454, Mechanicals - Winged - 962432, Vintage Center - 961077, Art Basics - Heavy Gesso - Black - 961459
"I really love this sketch because it gives a lot of room for your own interpretation. I used a lot of mediums to create gorgeous layers of texture for the background." ~ Tiffany Solorio
Prima Products: 584337 - 12x12 Salvage District collection, 961374 - Heavy White Gesso, 961466 - Clear Gesso, 586188 - French Riviera, 582883 - Wood Texture Stencil, 565985 - Mini Sachet Surf, 961404 - Light Paste, 963323 - Art Pebbles, 963576 - Rust Paste, 963361 - Tin Hearts, 963712 - Mini Art Stones, 963705 - Art Stones, 573782 - Color Bloom Soft Teal, 588830 - Color Bloom Dragonfly Blue, 580322 - Color Bloom Deep Teal, 961541 - Clear Crackle Texture Paste, 573836 - Color Bloom Vintage Metal Tea Stain
"This month’s BAP sketch, by Rikka Kovasin, is simply fabulous and perfect for showcasing more than one photo. This challenge inspired me to create something with layers. So I decide to create a mixed-media page with Art Basics Modeling Paste to add texture and interest to my project. I’ve layered a couple pieces of pretty sheets from Almanac Collections, an old one, but still one of my favourite collections. Once the background was complete, I embellished with a combination of Mechanicals, Junkyard Findings, and paper die cuts. I hope you like my interpretation." ~ Monika Huculak
Prima Products: Almanac Collection Wordsmith: 844165, Art Basics Heavy White Gesso: 961374, Art Basics Modeling Paste: 961350, 7x9 Stencil Dots & Stripes: 962326, Vintage Ephemera: 962890, Ephemera: 962883, Junkyard Findings: 891657, Junkyard Findings: 891633, Clear Stamps - Advert: 960940, Clear Stamps - Messy: 961893, 6x7.5 Cling Stamp Don't Forget to Fly: 962005, Vintage Mechanicals Flower Large: 960308, Mechanicals Mini Stars 36 pc: 963354, Prima Dies Crochet Doily: 584054
And finally to our Cards & Tags sketch for September! You are welcome to use the sketch for ANY project, although they are perfect for cards and tags, (fondly referred to as CAT.) This sketch features one large element (think Prima flowers, stamped images, stickers, or you could even use small photos!); a spot for some gorgeous background texture, a sentiment spot, and layered elements with the sentiment and large element. Interpret this sketch into your projects and please share them with us using the blue inlinkz buttons below each challenge!
"For my card, I've used beautiful Heaven Sent collection which is suitable not only for baby projects, but for any project. I like the colors included in the collection - pastel pink, pastel turquoise, mint, and shades of brown." ~ Emilia Sieradzan
Prima Products: 847982 12x12 Heaven Sent - Sweet Angel, 847955 12x12 Heaven Sent - Sweet Lullaby, 847968 12x12 Heaven Sent - Joyful Arrival, 847975 12x12 Heaven Sent - Special Delivery, 588335 Heaven Sent Flowers - Emma, 588397 Heaven Sent Flowers - Ellie, 583293 Royal Menagerie - Louise, 586126 Heaven Sent Say It In Crystals, 584092 Prima Dies - Forest Leaves
"The card sketch this month is absolutely amazing and versatile. I used the “Heaven Sent” collection to create the card. I used a vintage-inspired die-cut to anchor the individual design elements of the page. I cut the sweet balloon image from the patterned paper and placed it within the beautiful flowers and ephemera from the collection. I also added a single flower to the top of the card with a stunning resin leaf." ~ Robin Shakoor
Prima Products: 588342 - Heaven Sent Flowers - Sophia, 588366 - Heaven Sent Flowers - Amelia, 587222 - Heaven Sent Ephemera, 892579 - Shabby Chic Treasures - Resin Leaves, 584009 - Prima Metal Dies - Embroidery Doily
"I made these tags to use with some "Truth Wraps" I created. I used the sketch - and created these two tags! I love including something positive and encouraging when I'm sending anything in the mail! I used Color Bloom sprays, some stencils I had on hand, and a Creating in Faith stamped sentiment on each tag, and some fabulous Prima flowers!" ~ Bonita Rose
We have some great challenges for this month! Join in the fun with us and enter your projects!