Friday, October 24, 2014

The Book of Gratitude and Love- Prima's Ingvild Bolme Product Feature

Today on the Prima blog I'm featuring a project using some new Ingvild Bolme Shabby Chic Treasures and Junkyard Findings.

Shabby Chic is here to stay and who does it better than Prima? With two gorgeous lines by Ingvild Bolme (Shabby Chic Treasures and Junkyard Findings), we have the largest variety of metals and resins to add that GORGEOUS touch to any project your heart desires! 

Over the past year, I've been creating gratitude journals for people. I simply buy a cheap hard cover notebook from the dollar store and alter the covers. This journal is for my mother in law so she can write all the things she's thankful for, inside the book. She loves soft pastel colours and so I used the Coffee Break collection for the background. Then I used some of the new Ingvild Bolme resins to embellish it

Look at the details on the birds and the feathers, aren't they fantastic. And who doesn't love the new Prima Flowers, They are just divine.

846725- Coffee Break- Caffein fix
578503- Coffee Break- expresso flowers
576219- Coffee Break- SIIC
892425- Ingvild Bolme Shabby chic treasures metal door locks
892470- Ingvild Bolme Shabby chic treasures- resin birds
892463- Ingvild Bolme Shabby chic treasures resin garden fountain
961428- Finnabair Art Basics- Soft matte gel 
961411- Finnabair Art Basics- Modeling paste
892388- Ingvild Bolme Resis Chalk edger set
892364- Ingvild Bolme Resis Chalk edger set
573669- Crochet icons 2
891176- Ingvild Bolme Fluid chalk edger- dry sand
577605- Manhattan- Midtown
577490- Melbourne Kangaroo
577865- Sunset Dark
892104- Ingvild Bolme Shabby chic treasures- Victorian frame
559137- 8x10 Alphabet stickers- Welcome to Paris
569471- 6x6 Stencil- six

I do hope that during these times of sadness in the world, we each find a small hope and be grateful and thankful for every little thing in our lives.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

7 Dots October Challenge- TEXTURES

Its that time again for the 7 Dots Studio Challenge and we have a fun one for you today!!
You can play with us in our challenge and maybe you will be our lucky winner who will be able to choose one collection as a prize This month we encourage you to play with textures – we would like to see at least 2 different textures on your project and as always – at least one 7 Dots Studio product.

Our fabulous design team created projects, to inspire you so come check out the 7 Dots blog to play with us:

The rules are simple:
- create any project with at least 2 different textures
- use at least one 7 Dots Studio product
- publish your project on your blog with a link to our challenge
- do not forget to include in your blog post our “inspirational circle” ( you will find it at the top of this blog post)
- use inlinkz and please link directly to your blog post, not to the whole blog
Challenge is open till November, 19th midnight CET
We announce winners by the end of the month. One lucky person will win a 50 USD worth box with OUR NEW COLLECTIONS!!!

Have fun Creating!!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sweet Treasures- Blue Fern Studios

For my second project this month for Blue Fern Studios. I created a layout using the Montage Collection and some bits and pieces from the Blue Fern Garden Collection.

I framed the photo in one of the graduated squares after adding lots of layers. The background is from the Montage collection- Calling Cards paper. I also used the word Sweet from the Arrow word set and the wild flourish bundle.

Of course I embellished with lots of beautiful Prima flowers to match the papers.

Papers: Blue Fern Studios Montage and Blue Fern Garden
Chipboard: Blue Fern Studios
Prima flowers
Prima Color Bloom Peony
Luminarte silks: african jade
Prima Stencil
Prima Finnabair Art extravaganza texture paste white sand
White gesso

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Peace- Blue Fern Studios and Prima Bloom Girl

I really can't believe its October already. The end of the year is just around the corner and I can't believe it will be soon 2015. It feels like it was just yesterday when the millennium started and now we are well into it!!

With our world the way it is nowadays, I felt I needed to create a piece of art that sends some love and peace energy to the world. I painted this "Free Spirit" Peace girl using on a A4 water-colour paper pad and used watercolors and Blue Fern Studios Chipboard to bring her to life.

I used Prima Bloom Girl Free Spirit stencil and Prima's black gesso, to create the outline for this woman.
Then I used Color Bloom sprays to paint her inside the lines.

The Blue Fern Studios Ginger's Poppies were embossed in both Gold and Copper powders. I cut them up into a few pieces to embellish the girl's hair.

The word peace, from the Blue Fern Studios "good vibes" word set, was simply painted in gold acrylic paint.

Blue Fern Studios chipboard: Ginger's poppies, Good Vibes
Prima Bloom Collection- A4 water-colour paper pad
Prima Bloom girl- Free spirit stencil
Prima Color Bloom sprays: worn leather, gold foil, peony, cotton candy, antique gold
Prima Finnabair Art Basics black gesso
Ranger gold acrylic paint dabber
Ranger Princess gold embossing powder
Stampendous copper embossing powder
Prima SIIC- Coffee Break and Time Traveler

I do hope this new year brings the world some much needed PEACE.

May G-d bless you!!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Altered black canvas- Flying Unicorn Mixed Media Art Kit

This month, the Flying Unicorn Mixed Media art kit included a black canvas and it was so much fun altering it.

I created the background using some white paint and the 6x6 The Crafter's Workshop stencil that came in the kit. I also used matte gel medium to adhere some cut-up elements from the FabScraps papers that came in this month's kit.

I used different kinds of Prima metal embellishments such as light fixtures (from the kit), gears and clocks. Most of the metal embellies were painted in white paint. I also added some matching Prima flowers to enhance the texture.

Finally I used some chalkboard journaling cards as canvas layers and as a title.

Black Canvas
Stencil: The Crafters Workshop
White Paint: 13 Arts
Flowers: Prima
Metal Embellishments: Prima
Chalkboard journaling cards: Prima
Stabilo white pencil
White gesso
Soft Matte gel medium: Prima
Pipe Cut-outs- Fabscraps

Hope you have a wonderful day!!

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