Thursday, February 4, 2016

NEW PRIMA IOD Moulds and Flowers

As you might have noticed from looking at my blog, I love birdhouses!  I can't seem to help myself when I see one that I want to alter.  The new Prima IOD Moulds are simply perfect for adding beautiful details to any home decor item and make this birdhouse special!

For this birdhouse, I started by using the borders to add to the gables of my birdhouse. It gave it a wonderful detail that was lacking before adding the moulds.

The next place I used the IOD Moulds was around the opening in the center.  By moulding the paper clay and cutting out the center while it was still damp, I was able to make it work and leave an opening for birdies to sneak into.

These also work perfectly to coordinate with my Prima Resin Bird.  Both items take color so well!  I used Prima Color Bloom to add the soft teal color and the a touch of silver paint to make the high spots stand out to show the lovely dimension of these pieces

Of course, no Prima project is complete without adding beautiful Prima Flowers!  These are new flowers mixed with some old ones to complete the look that I was going for!  I don't think there is anything that Prima Flowers can't take over the top!

Note:  The metal roof is made from thin metal sheets that I embossed and simply glued to the top. 

Finally, don't forget the little details to finish off your project.  Prima Snowflake Paste is perfect for any wintery project.


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

NEW PRIMA Watercolor Confections, 6x6 Resist Pads and Flowers

I had the opportunity to create with the new Prima Watercolor Confections for CHA projects.  Let me tell you that these are amazing!!  They are so pigmented and come in the cutest containers!  A little bit goes a LONG WAY, too!

By starting with the new 6x6 Resist Pads, I was able to create some little shadow box frames that will look nice in my home.  This is the Resist Pad that goes with the Tales of You and Me collection.  It's beautiful!

Here is a photo of the first one I created.  I chose to use the black printed pages for this project to coordinate beautifully with my 6x6 shadow box frames.

This close-up shows some of the dimension.  The resist pad is also especially versatile with the pages that have beautiful elements that you can cut out and use as embellishments to add dimension.  And LOOK at theses NEW FLOWERS!  They are perfect with watercolor backgrounds!

Here is the second one of the set.    It is very similar to the other one so that it will coordinate with the first one.  I chose to use the same colors and the same types of embellishments, too.

Don't forget the Watercolor Confections when you are wanting to coordinate your ribbons, trims and other embellishments with you projects.  I colored them all, even the wood with the confections and it worked perfectly!

Start watching for these in your LSS or favorite online store!  You are going to WANT these!!


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Canvas Journal for Tresors de Luxe

This was created using beautiful trim and a key charm from Tresors de Luxe!  I also used a lot of beautiful pieces from my Prima stash.

I picked up this canvas journal from Michaels and went to town adding lots of my favorite things.  It starts with a background of mixed media and builds from there! 

The Tresors de Luxe trim is so beautiful and it makes this special for decoration, as well as journaling.

You can see the gorgeous key from Tresors de Luxe better in this picture.  It is such a great size and adds so much sparkle and shine to this project.

Of course, sparkle and shine leads to more sparkle and shine, so I added rhinestone picks and Prima micro beads to keep it going across the entire project. 

Be sure to take a moment to check out Tresors de Luxe!  There are so many beautiful things to use there!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Decorative Frame for Tresors de Luxe

This was created using beautiful pieces from Tresors de Luxe.  The pieces that are included are the beautiful trim piece and the butterfly.  I plan to use this much like you would a tassel and tie it to a grouping in my guest room.

This project starts with an inexpensive frame that I picked up from Michaels and with lots of pretty pieces ends up something that can be added anywhere in your home.

You can see the Tresors de Luxe butterfly a bit closer here.  It is gorgeous and so sparkly!  It makes a great addition to any project!

One small piece of Tresors de Luxe trim gives this the length that I needed and adding some mixed media touches to it gives it the look I was wanting.

The colors and so many of the touches were inspired by the Mood Board at Treasors de Luxe!  There is a challenge each month that you can participate in.  You don't want to miss it!  The PRIZES are AMAZING!!  


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

VIntage Emporium and New Flowers from Prima

I created this hot air balloon for CHA.  I used the new Vintage Emporium Collection, some new Prima Flowers and of course, Prima Doily Dies!  It was such a fun project to create.  Of course, it's always fun to create when you have brand spankin' now products that are so fabulous!!!

There was a reason that I used the dies, too!  My balloon is layered doily dies that I paper mached around a balloon.  (I used a layer of tissue paper for the first layer.)  There are lots of openings that allowed me to use Prima Lumies tucked in so it would light up.  I was super happy with the way it turned out.  The Lumies are threaded from the bottom through the straws and into the balloon.  To turn it on, all you have to do is turn it over and give the Lumies a twist. 

You can see some of the lovely new Prima glittered flowers in this photo.  I used both new and old things that I loved to embellish it.

The banner and the 'basket' were made from the new Vintage Emporium papers. 

You don't want to miss a single day on the Prima Blog!  All the new CHA releases are there along with  so much inspiration from the design team!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Frosty Bird House for Live with Prima

I'm always so excited to teach on Live with Prima!  For my class tonight, I'm going to show you how to make this Frosty Wintery Birdhouse.  It is fun to make!  I'm also going to show you how I used the brand new CHA release of the Prima IOD Moulds and Paper clay.

You can see this little bird is all snug and warm in his Frosty Home.  He even has lighting provided by the terrific and fun to use, Lumies!

Hope you will be able to join me tonight!!  If you can't make it, be sure to check back because I will be adding the video when it's completed to this post!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

NEW PRIMA Rub-ons and Foils

MORE beautiful products from Prima!  The new rub-ons and foils from Christine Adolph are AMAZING!!!  

I could seriously use these on everything!!  

This is a charger that I had laying around here.  I was able to use some of the new foils, summer release dies and of course beautiful new Prima Flowers to make this piece to set out in my home.


The rub-ons are really easy to use.  They apply almost effortlessly and the foil goes on like a dream! In addition to beautiful images, there are also so many words and phrases to use on your projects.  Trust me... you are going to LOVE these!!


I put the rub-ons on transparency paper and then cut out the pieces to add some dimension to my project.  It worked so well!  

Be sure to go by the Prima blog to see what the other designers have created.  We have been sticking these things to everything!!  They are so beautiful, you just can't help yourself!