Monday, May 2, 2016

Foiling on Anything - Prima Adhesive Rub-ons with Foils

I had to smile about today's post for foils at Prima.  Foiling Fun!  For me, that means foiling on ANYTHING and EVERYTHING!  I just can't get enough of the new Adhesive Rub-Ons combined with the new Foils! 

These little bottles filled with Metallique Paints provided a beautiful background for the Adhesive Rub-ons.  I used flower rub-ons for each of the bottles to give my Mechanicals butterflies a pretty garden to flutter through.

In the close-up, you can see the colors of the bottles that provided a beautiful background for my foiling.  I used the new Metallique Paints dripped into the inside of the bottles for the coloring.  I then used the same colors to paint the butterflies and wire.

Tip:  Be sure to save all the bits and pieces of rub-ons left over from your projects.  All of the flowers that I used were pieces that I had saved after completing larger projects.  They are beautiful and perfect for these small bottles.

Be sure to take a peek at the Prima Blog to get many more ideas for Foiling on Anything!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Prima Design Team Call

It is that time of  year again!  It's Prima's Design Team Call!   I know that so many of you who read my blog, watch for this call every year! 

This year has been a blast working for Prima!  I've really loved being a part of Prima, both on the Prima Design Team and on Live with Prima!  There are so many projects that I've created and I'm going to share some of them today, because OF COURSE, I would love to be on the team again next year!

First up, I have a dress form that I created using Prima's new Sculpting Medium by Finnabair.  Making the dress with the Sculpting Medium made it possible to to use muslin and acheive a very full look for the bodice and skirt. 

For all the details, you can see the complete post on my blog here.

As I mentioned above, I love being a part of Live with Prima.  It is so fun to create something and get the opportunity to share and teach on Live with Prima.  This project was created using Prima's Relics and Artifacts by Sandra Evertson.  It also includes the new Art Alchemy Metallique Paints by Finnabair and Adhesive Rub-ons and Foils by Christine Adolph.

If  you would like to play along, be sure to join me on LWP on April 28.  All the details can be found on LWP's Facebook page!

Prima makes so many beautiful, high quality products.  The new Watercolor Confections combined with Prima's 6x6 Resist Pads worked perfectly together to create these shadow boxed frames.  I can't say enough about how much fun these products are to create with!  Such beautiful and vibrant colors!  Of course, they look great with some of Prima's gorgeous flowers!

You can see all the details right here on my blog.  

Next up is a mask that I created using Relics and Artifacts and Dresden pieces by Sandra Evertson in addition to so many other amazing Prima products both new and old!  I loved using the Prima Gloss Gel combined with Prima Glitters to make the base of the mask.  The embellishments are, of course, amazing because that is what Prima does!  They make beautiful things!

For this project, I took a simple and plain birdhouse and spruced it up using the Prima IOD Moulds and Paper Clay.  The new IOD Moulds make every home decor piece from small to large ones go over the top!  I was able to add all the detail to the gables and birdie entrance so detailed with just a few pieces of paper clay molds.  As always, a few Prima Mixed Media products, embellishments and flowers finished the look.

 You can see all the details right here on my blog. 

Christmas time is quite simply my favorite time of  year!  So using Prima for gifts and ornaments is a perfect fit for me!  This ornament was created as a gift tag that could be used after opening the gift for an ornament for a Christmas tree or even as a little gift all by itself.

 You can see all the details right here on my blog.

The next ornaments were created using Prima's Watercolor Paper, Watercolor Pencils and beautiful flowers and trinkets, also by Prima.  I loved making them and loved the delicacy of the colors on these!  Like the Watercolor Confections, the Watercolor Pencils are fabulous and can be used in so many ways!

 You can see all the details right here on my blog.

Well, of course, I have to include one of the layouts that I've created while on the Prima Design Team!  This one was created for CHA using the amazine Tales of You and Me collection by Frank Garcia.  This collecion, along with all the others Prima releases, has it all!  There are so many beautifully coordinated embellishments that make creating layouts a joy!

 You can see all the details right here on my blog.

And... one last thing that I wanted to include is these cards that feature Prima's Creating in Faith stamps by Jamie Dougherty.  I also used Prima's watercolors and flowers to embellish these.  What a wonderful combination to make cards for the special people in your life!

You can see all the details right here on my blog.

So that is a small sampling of my projects that I've created on my year with Prima's Design Team!  It has been such an honor to be a part of it all this year!

Wish me luck for another fun year! I'm also crossing my fingers and wishing good luck to all the other talented designers that I know will be trying out for the new design team! 


Friday, April 22, 2016

Sculpture Medium from Prima Marketing

Have you seen the new Sculpting Medium from Prima?  It was just released, but I was lucky enough to get to play with it for CHA samples.  This stuff is so COOL!  I created this dress for my dress form using Sculpting Medium with muslin.  So what does it do?  It makes your fabrics, flowers, etc.  very stiff!  This is awesome because that allows all your work to hold it's form.  So COOL!  I loved working with it!

A good example is this fabric bow, flowers and leaves.  They all have Prima Sculpting Medium applied, so they all still look exactly like this!  It allowed me to make the fabric look really full and make the dress opening without any worry of it drooping over time!  Did I say this stuff is COOL?

If you worked with muslin before, you know that it is very light weight.  Look how this bodice on my dress stands up even with all the color, glue and beads applied.  It's not going anywhere and again, it will stand the test of time.

Finally, one more photo to show the details.  The sculpture medium works beautifully on the Prima fabric flowers.  I can't wait to give it a try on other flowers, fabrics and anything else I might want to experiment with!

Be sure to check with your favorite scrapbooking supplier to find yourself some of this!  You are going to love this new product from Prima!


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Card with Prima Boxed Flowers

Hi everyone!  I made this card for Prima's Blog using some of the Gorgeous Prima Boxed Flowers.  There are so many choices with the boxed flowers and each one is just as beautiful as the others!  They are also such a great value!

For this card, I used some of the white flowers.  These are so beautiful and I love how easy they are to alter to fit any project.  

For this card, I used the Watercolor Confections to color both the card and the flowers.  With all the products that Prima makes, there are so many ways to add color to the white Boxed Flowers.

AND... don't forget about all the terrific Prima embellishments!  I used Resist Tags, Wood Icons, a Prima Stencil and even some Prima wire to embellish!  

As always, don't forget to check out the Prima Blog for even more ideas!!  There are always so many beautiful projects to inspire!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Salvage District

Hi everyone!  I wanted to share a layout that I created with the Prima Salvage District collection. The versatility of this collection is amazing!!  This collection makes me happy!

The green flowers sit so beautifully on these grey backgrounds. In fact, any colors would work perfectly with these backgrounds!

The sticker sheets make gorgeous embellishments and I love all the brads and wood pieces.


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Prima Wood Chandelier

Have you seen the new Prima Wooden Chandeliers?  If not, you want to take a look at them!  There are 2 styles and each of them is beautiful!  This one is the Bohemian Chandelier.  I had a blast decorating it!

A few things that I want to mention about these... they come packed flat, they are light weight and they slide together easily when you are ready to use them.  What's more... they slide apart easily if you want to take them apart to store when not in use!

Being about to decorate them flat, makes it so easy to add special touches!  I used a stencil with modeling paste to add all the beads in a beautiful pattern.

In the next photo, you can really see the patterned beading.  I even added it to the back of my Relics and Artifacts chandelier pendants to pull the whole look together!

As a Final touch, I added Prima flowers and ribbons.  I love the way this all pulled together!  It was fun to decorate!

The possibilities are endless with how you can use them. I can see them at weddings, parties, showers...  they would be adorable in a little girls room... or even a big girls room!  What about a corner in your craft room?

I can hardly wait to see what you will do with these!  The design team has had so much fun decorating them!  You can see some examples on the Prima Blog so be sure to stop by there!


Monday, March 21, 2016

New Prima Relics and Artifacts

Have you seen the new Prima Relics and Artifacts pieces by Sandra Evertson?  These are so terrific and fun to play with!  Sandra sent me this butterfly and I used it to decorate this piece. 

This decorative purse started out life as a wooden box.  With a few additions, it is now a purse that can be displayed or even used as an evening bag.  

I added a chain handle and then the fun began!

I used several color of Prima Color Bloom to the butterfly to start.  These resin pieces color beautifully and easily with the color bloom.  I then added some beads, ink and Prima Metallique paint to finish it off.  The center piece clock was created from the Prima IOD Moulds. 

The background includes paper from the Salvage District Collection.  Micro beads applied with a Prima stencil make a great base to build on!  Last but not least, lots of Prima metal pieces fit perfectly and add lots of dimension!

Attached to the handle, I used more gorgeous Relics and Artifacts Crosses and little metal Prima Pieces.  I love how these compliment the wooden purse.

It just didn't seem complete without decorating the back!  I used  a few Prima metal pieces to make it coordinate with the front.

This was a lot of fun to make!

Today on the Prima Blog, you will lots of inspiration from the Relics and Artifacts team!  There are beautiful examples of the new Relics and Artifacts!  Be sure to take a look!