Monday, April 29, 2013

Prima BAP for April - My first entry!

Following a sketch on the Prima blog, I created this page.  This is my second attempt at a layout this month.  It's been a super long time but I'm enjoying getting back into this type of project.  The picture doesn't give the Pastiche paper, Nature's Garden elements, Prima flowers and stickers justice - it's very shimmery and dimensional in real life :-)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

"Unconditional" layout - first one in a million gazillion years

 I found these veneer sheets on  I wanted to try making some wood embellishments.  They are very thin so I glued small pieces to chipboard.
 I ran the pieces through the big shot and made circles and hexagons - all different sizes.  They turned out great!

 The main 12 x 12 is a piece of chipboard.  I cut a large circle in the chip board and then created a little shadow box which is attached it to the back.

It's hard to capture an image that shows the depth of the shadow box but I really like the effect.  I surrounded the picture with leaves and branches trying to keep everything brown.  I used Lindy's brown sprays to make the leaves shine. The paste used to mask the background is actually wood filler - it was a too light so I used the Vintage Photo dauber to darken things up.  The paper is from Prima's Engraver collection.  

Friday, April 19, 2013

Last project to be entered in the contest - It's a "from this? to that!" project.

So I had this glass terrarium sphere and I thought what could I make out of this? ..And then it struck me!  A crystal ball!
This is a "from this? to that!" project.

The front - lots of flowers,butterflies,charms and trinkets.
A window into the crystal's magic.
The big side bow and crystal flower.

The other side - your fortune looks fantastic!
The inside is filled with sparkly flowers, feathers and fun.
A pretty bird takes flight from within.
A handmade flower spray drapes over the top and ends with a tassled butterfly.
Pretty Prima Crystal Ball.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Project two of my contest entries. This was so much fun to build!

A handmade, chipboard box covered with a frame made of dowels and the TH Ornate On the edge die.  It's a bird cage with some beautimus Prima birds nesting and taking flight!

 The birdcage portion of the frame is on hinges and opens up to reveal a very cute mini album made with the Lyric paper collection by Prima.  Love it!

 Here's the mini sitting next to the birdcage frame. Cute!

The mini is a quad fold made of chipboard.  Each page is covered with the Lyric paper and embellished with feathers, clocks, keys, chain and Prima flowers.  Isn't my grandson the cutest - love him!!!
Opening up to sections 1, 2, 3 then 4.

 Close up view of the Prima goodness!

 Top pockets are in sections 2 and 3 with little double fold tags.  Here are more pics of my favorite baby :-)

 I love "building" projects and making mini albums. This project was a great combo of both!

Here is one of three projects that I hope to enter in a contest.... I don't count on winning but it is so fun to try.

 This mixed media wall hanging combines four tiny (5" x 5") stretched canvas frames brought together with a quarter circle cut from the corners.  The cut outs come together to form the circle for my sun.  I then embellished each with TH flourishes, Prima Romance Novel papers and flowers as well as doo dads from my stash of goodies.  My son is my sunshine and I like how this peek a boo sun hanging turned out!

This is such a dimensional project - 

I wish the cut-out peek-a-boos showed up more but the elements tucked inside are easy to see and love :-)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sunday, April 14, 2013

I love building things! Thank you Graphic 45s Old Curiosity Shop!

 I built this curio cabinet while looking at and loving the cover of the Curiosity Shop paper pack.  I wanted to recreate the cabinet and I really like the results.  The big key, peacock feather, hand in the corner and clocks on top are a daily reminder of one of my all time favorite paper collections.

 Love Graphic 45! Inspirational the 45th degree :-)