Sunday, 19 April 2015

Prima Design Team Call 2015



Hello artsy friends! Today I have something very special to share with all of you. While visiting the Prima blog one day, I saw that they were having a design team call.  After my heart skipped a beat, I decided to toss my hat in the ring and try out! I am thrilled to be trying out for the team! Below are the results of my hard work and fun. 
I have always been a Prima girl, right from the beginning of my crafting experience. Prima was one of the first paper pads I bought and some of my first embellishments. I always reach for Prima pieces when crafting. This is why I felt that being part of the Prima team would be a great fit for me.
 First up is a mixed media canvas I created.  I chose to use this round canvas for its unconventional shape and used some of my favorite colors and pieces in it. This canvas features many of my favorite Prima Pieces.  I just adore the metals, resin and stencils!


I have created a start to finish process video for this piece as well. You can see all the beautiful Prima pieces I used on my YouTube Channel HERE
My next project is my Finnabair Sunrise Sunset Art Journal. I have been using this art journal a lot and left the cover for a while, but thought this was a good opportunity to give it some Prima love!  Originally it came to me looking like this:
So you can see it offers up a great deal of space for embellishment.  I started off with my gorgeous Finnabair Vintage Vanity Paper. I love this paper line!  It had the neutral background that I wanted to start with and the color tones worked perfectly with the direction I was going.
I took some of the paper and tore it into strips and layered it with some of my paints in blues and ivory tones. Once I had that as a base, I got out my sprays and texture pastes and used the Prima Sunrise Sunset Flower Stencil.  I then used my Fairy Belle Script stamp in black ink and my background was complete, now for the embellishments!
First up -  my Prima Wildflower Pillar flowers I had in my stash (a staple for me!) I love these blooms as they come in many different sizes and they take sprays, paints and inks so well. I sprayed them in coordinating colors  and added some fun centers to them. You can see one of the Prima Vintage Trinket Zippers on the larger bloom. I then used some more of the Junkyard findings and also a pen nib from my stash for the remaining centers.
I got out some of my Prima Wood Icons, Resin Butterfly in Black, and of course my favorite Junkyard finding and Shabby Chic Treasures. I added some of the Prima Mechanicals Numbers to the handle of a well loved paint brush and got out my Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink in Teal Damask and added some colour to the brush.  I also used the Rusty Keys Chalk Ink on the Clock Wood Icons as well.  The Create bulb is from the Junkyard Findings collection and I added one of the Waterworks pieces to to top of it for some fun.  You can also see some of the Waterworks around my "ART" stamp.
Next up is two cards I made. Both are unique and different. On the first card, I used the Prima Lyric paper for the background. It's one of my favorites; just love the pinks!  I fussy cut out several more pieces of the collection and layered them on the right side, using foam tape to add further dimension. 
Once that was complete I used my sprays in the background in coordinating colors, using my brush and dipping it in the bottle to get the color where I wanted it to go.
Next, I used the gorgeous and beautiful Prima pieces. I used the ballerina to the left, and added some wings from the Stamp and Add Stamp Set to her back and one of the Prima Clocks behind her head.  The bird on the right is from the wooden Princess Collection, and I use the Prima Mechanicals Roman Numerals on top of the bird. I added the love sentiment to the bottom
and added my flowers and Prima wax cord for a final touch.


Last, but certainly not least, is my favorite Prima Bloom girl! Ok, I don't really have one favorite, because they are ALL my favorites! This is Bloom Girl Sharon, and I had a blast creating her as the focal point on the card.  I again used the Prima Lyric paper for the background on this one, and stamped my Bloom Girl on. I then got my sprays out again and my trusty paint brush and used the sprays in a watercolor effect.
First I gave the areas I wanted to "paint" with my sprays a light misting with water, then went to town adding different shades and tones to her. I really wanted to convey the message of spring, so that is where I went with my color palette.
Once the sprays were dry, I used my modelling paste and the Prima Sunrise Sunset Flower Stencil.  I mixed some glass beads  into the modelling paste to give some extra texture, and used the stencil on the top butterfly and a wee bit down in the far right corner. I love the effect of mixing things into my modelling paste!
After everything was dry it was time to play. I knew I wanted to add some my favorite Prima Wire Thread in Lime, but I wanted to use it a bit differently. I thought to myself, "Self, what would I love to do in the spring time?" Well my first thought was get out and ride a bike! I got out the wire thread and played around with it until I had created a simple little bicycle.  It was so easy to do and fun as well. I was pleased with the outcome. Next, I used more of the Princess Collection wood icons butterflies and roses, and added some lovely Prima Flowers and Explore sentiment.  The finishing touch was the wax thread from Prima tied with a tiny bow in the left hand corner.
I thank you for taking the time to check out my blog post today, and I hope that you will pop back here and visit soon. Thanks for stopping by!