Friday, February 28, 2014

Prima Sketch

Did anyone try Prima's February sketch?  I did.  My layout is below.

I've used some older Prima papers and rub-ons as well as Prima blooms, leaves and stamps.

I started with a sheet of cardstock and layered washi tape under the photo mattes and a strip across the top of the layout.  Then I sprayed, drizzled and dripped various colours of Glimmer mist over it all.  Yellow, blue, and pink.  I decided it was too bright so covered everything with a thin layer of white paint to tone it down.  Just enough of a layer to wash all the colours out.

I used a rose from Prima's mini motifs screens on each side of my photo matte with blue spray mist. It is subtle, but I like how it turned out.

I used my chevron stencil to create some texture and then drizzled some turquoise glimmer mist over it.

Then I used a small acrylic, floral Prima stamp and pink ink to add some more pattern. And a script stamp with black ink to add further pattern.

The 'I heart U' is a Prima rub-on as are the cute little creatures elsewhere on the layout.
I layered cheesecloth under my layered photo matte and some vellum strips. The zig zag is washi tape.  Check out the store for loads of great washi tape designs.

A cluster of embellishments with a Prima felt 'b' for my Breanna.

And a Prima felt 15 for my daughters age.

I hope Fort St John has contributed a few layouts to Prima's sketch challenge this month.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Prima's February sketch

Anyone want to play along with Prima's February sketch?  I love this one!

Unforgettable Memories has a great selection of Prima products to use on your layout.  Gorgeous blooms and bling...

Check out Prima''s blog for loads of inspiration and to upload your project. And don't forget to let us know if you try it and show us your take on this sketch.

Thursday, February 13, 2014


This months challenge at white with 1 is 'grape'.  This is what I made for the challenge. There are photos below of my background in process and some close ups of the details.

My page is bordered with 7Gypsies musical washi tape and some iridescent purple paper.

I've accented my photo with Prima flowers, Maya Rds snowflakes, Smash post stamps and K&Co stickers (butterfly) with iridescent purple accents.

I used Thickers alpha stickers for my title and purple bling in the center of some of my flowers.

I just love those Maya Rd snowflakes. You get several sizes in a package and a few of each size.  I've used them on a few layouts so far and have lots left for future layouts.

This is the start of my background.  I used a 12 x 12 scroll mask and spread paint across the page with purple Maya Mist for colour.

This is what it looked like when I pulled off the mask.

The purple was very washed out so I added some more purple mist by dribbling it down my page while holding the paper upright.  Love how the dribbles settled in the masked areas and the ridges of the paint as it ran down.