Yes, we sipped a bit into February, but we absolutely LOVE Georgie's work so we had to feature her! Georgie Connelly is our newest Guest Designer! Check out her amazing projects, follow her social media to see more, and leave her some love in the comments!
"Artistically, I love working with various styles including brights, shabby chic, grunge, dark and gothic, modern and contemporary. Colours just entice me, the way they can ebb and flow together… I adore how they are enhanced by mediums used beneath, around, or over them (which is why I love Prima’s mediums to the moon and back!). Okay, so I enjoy most things… I can’t sit still, I have to be tinkering with something artsy, keeping my hands busy and I always have to try something new! Anything arty/crafty/painty (is that a word..?), I worship it all!!! My biggest love though, is mixed-media within any of these forms. The possibilities are beautifully endless…You can see even more of my creations on my social media! Visit my Blog – Little Blue Craft Box, Pinterest, Instagram, or YouTube!" ~ Georgie Connelly
We love to connect you with our guest designer's home country. Today we get to experience a little peek of beautiful Dorset in southwest England! "An infamous sight of Corfe Castle for us country folk here in Dorset. ;) If you want to read more about Corfe Castle, you can find more information here!"
Now this is what you've all been waiting for! A peek into our guest's creative process! >>>"This layout was tons of fun to make! Creating the stenciled background was just magic. Combining 3D Gloss Gel with Blue-Gold Alchemy Paint, Splash Micro Beads and some of Finn’s white iridescent glitter from the Ebony and Ivory set it, the gel holds it in there, suspended – like magic and very pretty…"
"I used the sophisticated paper tones from Salvage District for the background and layers of the focal picture, as well as their word and sticker elements that come with the 12x12 set."
"Some of my favourite Wood Icons from a fabulous older set were included too, Epiphany – I love that collection. Flowers used were Galerie D’ Orleans, Deep Blue Sea, Mini Sachet – Frost and Flower Bundle – Mint."
"Nestled amongst the flowers and hidden around the layout, some metal embellishments. I cannot say how much I love these from Prima, they add such a different dimension to any piece of work you’re doing. I used some of Ingvild Bolme’s pieces and Finn’s vintage mechanical metal pieces, even turning one of the Mechanicals more shabby chic in style with a coat of Blue-Gold Alchemy."
"When finishing up, after hitting the raised parts with White Gesso, I also went over those points with the Platinum Crackle for a bit extra sparkle and shine."
Prima Products: Salvage District 12x12 Paper Collection, Art Basics Clear Gesso, Art Basics Black Gesso, Art Basics White Gesso, Salvage District Galerie D’ Orleans, French Riviera Deep Blue Sea, Mini Sachet – Frost, Flower Bundle Mint, Clear Mica Flakes, Blue-Gold Alchemy Paint, Color Bloom Soft Teal, Color Bloom Glistening Waves, Color Bloom Cobolt, Melange, Micro Beads Splash, Finnabair’s Glitter Ebony and Ivory, Epiphany Wood Icons, Mechanicals Screw Head Brads, Shabby Chic Treasures Metal Door locks, Shabby Chic Resin Treasures Marvelle
"I do enjoy making tags like these and they look great adorning those ‘brown paper packages tied up with string’ as part of gifts for friends. The plainer background allows them to shine and ‘pop’ in their own right."
"I love the Street Signs by Ingvild Bolme, I used the black version for this tag, but use both sets frequently. I think they stand out from a project beautifully as a focal point to draw the eye in to your creation."
"I started with Epiphany papers, using gesso and stencils with modelling paste to prep the background. I layered more papers and used one of my all time favourite resin pieces, from Garden Fittings – whenever I see this bridge used in peoples’ art work, I feel like I could walk straight over it and get lost in amongst their work – a new world to see! I love what it represents and felt compelled to use it in this piece."
"I used a couple of Isabella flowers along with a yellow one from the iconic Flower Bundle collection. I believe there was a big celebration around the world of crafters when they came back J."
"Color Blooms in Lime and Sunshine to add extra splashes of colour, and Micro Beads in Pollen and Black with Mini Art Stones. Then finished up with White Gesso and French Riviera Crystals."
Prima Products: Epiphany 6x6 Paper Collection, 6x6 Stencil Spark, Art Basics Modeling Paste, Art Basics White Gesso, Epiphany Wood Icons, Flower Bundle Yellow, Isabella Ricardo, Shabby Chic Treasures Garden Fittings, Black Streets Signs, Mini Art Stones, Micro Beads Black, Micro Beads Pollen, French Riviera Say It In Crystals, Mechanicals Grungy Butterflies
Georgie is so talented! We just want to give her a big thank you for creating these gorgeous projects! If you love Georgie's work, make sure you check out her social media.