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Friday, April 17, 2015

Prima DT Call Submissions

Hi everyone, I'm excited to share with you today, my Prima Design Team submissions.  I had a lot of fun creating these projects, and wish all that submitted the best of luck!

Project 1:
I loved the soft colors in the Songbird collection and wanted to carry that into my layout. I created a tree in the background then used the Prima's Songbird Stamps to create the branches.   Stamping them in multiple generations gave me a great depth of field, and offered some interest to the negative space of the layout.   For added texture I also included some drywall tape to the tree trunk. I decided to use the Songbird 6x6 paper pad, to create strips of tattered paper that will offer a platform for my floral spray and photo.  As I was creating it, the platform reminded me  of a tree house.  Prima's Valentine Vine and Kennedy Flowers offer a soft embellishment cluster to the side of the photo, and finish off my "tree" theme.  I added  a few Vintage Trinkets and Shabby Chic Treasures to create additional weight to the vine.      

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Once the layout was dry I created  a mixture of Crackle Accents, Crystal Glass Beads and Glass Glitter, then placed it in the negative spaces of the floral spray and under the photo frame.  This offers a touch of sparkle without a lot of bulk.
Here is a process video of me creating this layout:

Project 2:
Mixed Media Chalkboard  -  Hope is the Anchor.   For this project, I used Prima products to decorate the anchor on the side of the chalkboard. 
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I found this Chipboard anchor and thought it would be great to alter it for the side of the frame.  I decided to add elements to the anchor that represent the quote on the chalkboard.
I started by covering my anchor with Prima's  Jodie Lee Nature Garden Collection Fairy Godmother"  the b-side.  I then began to add color and texture by spritzing the anchor with Prima's  Color Bloom sprays Antique Gold  & Storm Cloud  then I added Utee to the top and heat set.  I love how my anchor now looks like corroded metal. 
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To represent "time" in the quote.  I decided to Use the Prima Finnabair Mechanical Clock with a Prima Wooden clock inside.   The ship on Prima's Seashore stamp is adorable!   I decided to create a 3D ship using this stamp. I stamped it on sticky backed canvas, and chipboard several times, then used foam strips to assemble pieces until I had a great 3D effect.   Isn't this ship just the cutest?  It would be adorable on a layout or card as well!  To keep the canvas from fraying I brushed a quick coat of Gel Medium over the top. To finish off my anchor I added the Prima Cherry Blossom Vine (removing the flowers), the Capri Merlot Burlap Flowers and the Oahu-Hula flowers.   To fill in around the clusters, I added some shells that I recently found on a trip to the beach.  I love how the flowers mimic the texture found in the shells. I used the Finnabair Art Ingredients Mica Flakes Gold Leaf to fill in the negative spaces around the shells and flowers. 
Project 3:
Fairy Bell Shabby Chic Mixed Media Mini Album. My base album is the Prima Canvas album.   I selected the Prima Fairy Bell collection because it has lots of spring elements and maintains my Shabby Chic style. Nestled on each page, are a collection of Prima embellishments including flowers, canvas resist pieces, butterflies, trinkets, metal, and trims.  I also gathered some random supplies of misc.  lace, burlap, muslin, doilies, hymnal pages, and vintage book pages.   I kept everything in soft neutral tones, so that the colors of the Fairy Bell papers could become dominate.  
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Thank you for this opportunity to try out. 
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