Now that it is officially fall, let's get into some gorgeous, rich colors! October's Prima Product Pick is based on vibrant purple, a dusty mauve, taupe, and a light khaki! There's no better way to go from the bright colors of summer to the deeper colors of fall. Fall gives us so much natural inspiration - leaves, natural grasses, and fall flowers! (Photo credits: photographer, purple leaves)
Which Prima Products did we pick? There are Memory Hardware Artisan Powder and Remnant Fragments Vintage Sequins, Sequins, and Flower Bundles! 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.
"This month, I had the joy of creating a project from the incredible Prima products that are featured here. Aren't the colors and textures just incredible? It has such a cozy, yet elegant feel! I created a fairy who's in charge of tending the flowers and sprinkling around a bit of magic. She embodies innocence and joy.
Prima Products: Artisan Powder - 991968, soft gloss gel - 961435, texture paste white crackle - 961503, art Alchemy dark velvet - 963125, Finnabair glitter - 961596, Color Bloom - sugar plum - 588816, Color Bloom Black Tulip - 588793, Rossibelle Flowers - 590529, Gilded Night leaves - 590383, Sequin - 991968, Artisan Powder Parisian Rosewood - 991661, Rossibelle flowers - Arabella - 590543, 12x12 Watercolor panel - 585662, Stencil - Foliage Lover
"I love this PPP, such rich colors and inspiring materials. I decided to create an altered art project. I chose to decorate a boring green bottle of lemonade. I added some wonderful texture and had fun with Finnabair metallic acrylic paints, gorgeous Prima flowers, and little gold accents. I love my new velvet-gold bottle!" ~ Nastya Istorkina
Prima Products: Art Basics: Double-Sided Texture Brushes - 963873, Art Basics - Heavy Gesso - Black - 961459, Art Basics - Heavy Gesso - White - 961374, Art Basics: Mixed Media Silicone Brush 1" - 963897, Art Extravagance- Texture Paste - Graphite - 961497, Art Basics - Modeling Paste - 961411, Art Extravagance- Texture Paste - Gold Crackle - 961558, Art Alchemy-Acrylic Paint-Metallique Gold Rush - 963071, Art Alchemy-Acrylic Paint-Metallique Dark Velvet - 963125, Memory Hardware Artisan Powder - Parisian Rosewood - 991661, Dresden- Daisy Chain Small - Gold - 942816, Art Basics - 3D Gloss Gel - 961381, Prima Flowers - Hollybrook - 590444, Prima Flowers - Gilded Night - 590383, Flower Bundle - Lavender - 590079, Prima Flowers - Jacaranda - 590352, Rhinestone Chain pack - Amethyst - 943080, Rossibelle Druzy Stones - 586980, Memory Hardware Remnant Fragments - Vintage Sequins - 991968, Vintage Center - 961077, Jute Trim - Straw - 576851
"Fall is my FAVORITE Season! So I loved this month's color palette. I went out into my yard and grabbed a handful of twigs and fallen leaves to incorporate into my canvas. They are perfect for mediums, after a coat of soft gel and clear gesso! I hope you like my home decor piece!" ~ Miranda Edney
Prima Products: 3D Wood Alphas Hexagon 1"-587413, Memory Hardware Crystal Stones-991999, Memory Hardware Remnant Metallic Beads-991982, Artisan Powder Parisian Rosewood-991661, Artisan Powder La Chapeliere-991203, Druzy Stones Sweet Peppermint-991807, White Bundle Flowers-590024, Color Bloom 2 Pink Crocus-588809, Color Bloom 2 Wild Raspberry-588779, Art Alchemy Paint Steampunk Copper-963064, Art Alchemy Paint Dark Velvet-963125, Art Alchemy Paint Blackberry-963149, Glass Glitter Copper-961640, Mulberry Mica Flakes-961725, Berry MIcro Beads-962616, Finnabair Sculpture Medium-963019, Finnabair Soft Matte Gel-961428, Finnabair Clear Gesso-961466, Finnabair White Gesso-961442, Engraver Flower Vine-565640
The Build-A-Page sketch for September, created by our super talented Riikka Kovasin, features spaces for multiple photos (or Polaroids!!), a stripe theme, and room for lots of little embellishments or a mixed-media background. The varied background patterns can be interpreted in any way you wish! You could try striped paper, or make your own stripes or patterned background with our 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 be so happy to feature your work in the winner's post!
"I love this sketch so much! I've decided to repeat the strips in my project with Watercolor Confections and the flat brush pen - the perfect duet for it :) And the final chord has been made by little gold sequin pieces!" ~ Olya Kotlyarova
"I always think it's so fun to see everyone's take on one sketch! We all look at things, oh so differently. I decided to complete this simple layout in my Decorated Journal using some simple Prima elements. I used my Cobalt Color Bloom spray and sprayed down the paper, then I spritzed some water and let drip down a bit. Such bright blue color! Next, I added some beautiful leaf adhesive rub-ons, and finished it off with gold foil. Then I finished the page with some of my fave Prima flowers. For me, for this layout, these photos of my daughter are the star of the show. No words are necessary!" ~ Bonita Rose
"There were a lot of things to love about this month's sketch. I chose to use a few of the details of the sketch, and then I let my own style dictate where my layout ended up. I really loved the stripes and used embroidery floss as a nod to the stripes. I also chose to stick with the basic placement, as well as the three pictures. Instead of using three separate poses, I chose a favorite, printed it in color, black and white, and dialed down the saturation for the third picture." ~ Robbie Herring
Prima Products: Rossibelle Lucky Charm 847814, Rossibelle Vintage Memories 847777, Rossibelle Ephemera 587048, Rossibelle Chipboard 586973, Rossibelle Flowers - Harper 590550, Rossibelle Flowers - Melody 590581, Rossibelle Flowers - Genevieve 590598
This Build-a-Page layout comes from one of our AMAZING Prima Educators, Luciana Warnowski! She was so happy to help us out by making a layout from this month's sketch! She also incorporated the color palette of the Prima Product Pick, which, when combined with the BAP sketch, equals one gorgeous creation.
Last, but not least, is our Cards & Tags sketch for October! You are welcome to use the sketch for ANY project, although they are made to be perfect for cards and tags! This sketch features layered paper, a place for a large element that flows with the two ribbons, and the sentiment place centered with the whole composition. Interpret this sketch into your projects and please share them with us using the blue inlinkz buttons below each challenge!
"I have combined CAT challenge with PPP, as I really like colors included in October PPP. You can find these gorgeous colors in Rossibelle collection. These beautiful purples look great with ivory and touch of gold." ~ Emilia Sieradzan
Prima Products: 585440 6x6 Collection Kit - Rossibelle, 847807 12x12 Rossibelle - Sweet Souvenirs, 586973 Chipboard and More - Rossibelle, 590482 Rossibelle Flowers - Hazelboro, 590574 Rossibelle Flowers - Aubree, 588731 Rossibelle Flower Chain Trim, 587093 Confetti Metal Dies - Circles, 584092 Prima Dies - Forest Leaves
"With great joy, I followed this month's sketch to create my Christmas Card. I used the fantastic papers and accessories from the Sweet Peppermint Collection." ~ Marta Piekarczyk
Prima Products: 6x6 Collection Kit - Sweet Peppermint 991418, Clear Stamp - Sweet Peppermint 991456, Clear Stamp - Read To Me 960841, SIIC - Sweet Peppermint 991579, 3x4 Journaling Notecards - Sweet Peppermint 991593, Art Basics - Clear Gesso (8.5 fl. oz.) 961466, Texture Paste - White Crackle (8.5 oz.) 961503, Art Extravagance: Sculpture Medium - Neutral Beige 963026, Memory Hardware Artisan Powder - French Sage 991692, COLOR BLOOM 2 – GOLDEN OREGANO 588854, Prima Flowers - Evergreen 590406