Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Altered Choo Choo Train Party Decor and BAP for Prima

post signatureNow that I am playing catch up! I wanted to share a few more projects for Prima 
I have created the last few weeks!This choo choo train is one of my all time fave projects! I just used kids building blocks as my base. So fun to make!
I used so much supplies from Prima I cannot keep up lol. I also did  a Ustream on Live
With Prima showing how to do some of the carts, in case you missed it all the shows are recorded! 

Next up i have ...... a layout..... gasp! LOL! i do not do layouts very often, I just leave that to the
experts ! I have never been very good at them lol. But i had to try my hand at the gorgeous BAP this month created by Riikka. Hop over to the Prima Blog and participate with the BAP and PPP challenges! they are always amazingly inspiring! Hugs!

Creating in Faith Bible Journaling

post signatureWell dusting off my old neglected blog here. I figured I would do a little summary in case some of you
don't follow me on Facebook to explain my absence. My mother passed away suddenly and
completely unexpectedly about 2 months ago. my life has just been upside down since then. This year has
been full of ups and downs, but this was a blow I could never be ready for. So, I have been
pretty depressed, nothing has been teh same. I started reading my Bible more though and getting a lot
of comfort from it. One of my fave artists is Jamie Dougherty. She has lines with Prima, and now she has come out with an entire line dedicated to "creating in faith" with Prima. I was over the moon excited to get these amazing and inspiring supplies. We went on a trip to visit some family in Tennessee, so I couldn't take much with me. Just some watercolor pencils a few markers and stamps and inks. And my box of new supplies from Prima. So here are my first attempts at Bible Journaling. Or Illustrated Faith. Whatever you want to call it, I call it refreshing! it is really really relaxing and therapeutic for me! Check out the Prima blog for the master herself, Jamie! She creates AMAZING pages! and the other gals did gorgeous gorgeous pieces as well! 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Watercolor Pin Spin for Prima

post signatureHello amazing ladies!!! Here today with my altered frame for Prima. We were challenged to pick a watercolor Pin on Pinterest to draw inspiration from. The birdie instantly drew me in. 
I know my colors are much more muted ( because I am a coward LOL) but i used tons of watercolor techniques. The Oil Pastels were AMAZING and the watercolor pencil sets with the Prima Paintables are a match made in heaven. Hope you all like it, hop over to the blog to see more inspiration from Melissa!~ And all week we will have lots of watercolor love going on. Hugs!

 My inspiration pin!
Prima Products: IOD Oil Pastels-814328, Watercolor Pencils Scenic Route-576691, Watercolor Pencils Soft Neutrals-576707, Paintables Belle Fleur-814250, Chalkboard Paint Eggshell-577162, Chalkboard Paint-Antique Pink-577155, Chalkboard Paint Egg Blue-577216, Art Basics -Heavy Gesso White-961442, Clear GEsso-961466, Silver Microbeads-962562, Iridescent Gold Mica Powder-963552, Color Bloom Frost Spray-582890, Birds Bloom Stamp Set-980528, Metal Embellishments-583545, Metal Embellishments -583576, Metal Brads Embellishemnts-583514, Royal Menagerie Flowers Louise-583293, Royal Menagerie Flowers Elizabeth-583309, Esparenza Flower Spray Delfina-581923, Finnabair -Paintbrush Set-962760, Relics And Artifacts Chandelier Pendants-941673, Clock Faces-891596, Shabby Chic treasures bench-890780

Friday, August 7, 2015

Crowned Apothecary Tray for Prima

post signatureI had a blast creating with all the new Memory Hardware goodies. They really give that antique feel! I used the Wooden Trays as my base, and went a little crazy with the mediums. I added textures and colors until I was happy. Then those lovely vials, that are already Amber colored were so fun to alter. I filled them with little messages, glitter, beads, even smaller bottles inside of the large one. Which i lovingly created a home using an antique silver fork. The chain was perfect for adding the look I wanted, and every other piece in Frank's collection. I crowned my piece to finish it off, hope you will see some of my creative process in the tutorial. 

First off I grabbed some of the new Memory Hardware pieces to use and gathered any other supplies I knew I wanted to incorporate. This gives me a good jumping off point to choose what to add and what colors to choose.

I wanted a neutral background paper, so I opted to use the gorgeous Garden Fable collection. 
But I stuck with the text print to keep it in the colors I wanted. I glued paper on all my edges and the inside panel of the smaller tray.

For my crown I used more of the Garden Fable Collection. I used a template from the internet. I lined front and back of both pieces, and then went around all the edges with my oil pastels for a vintage look. While these are flat you will want to add most of your mediums. Then I adhered the shapes together after curving them with my hands. 

After your papers are adhered use the clear gesso to do 2 coats all over . I added a LOT of mediums, so it needs to be sealed really well.

Next I started with my crackle paints. I added the clear crackle very liberally all over my crown and trays. I left this to dry over night.

I also added the clear crackle to a couple of my vials as well. To further age them.
For the small bottle I added a piece of garden fable paper which I rolled on the edge of a paintbrush. It looks super cute up close. 

The next morning I added more crackle mediums and microbeads to my wooden trays. Also a bit of the glass glitter. Then I started filling my bottles and decorating them. For the large bottle,  I added chain , jump rings, glass glitter, and a teeny tiny bottle from my local craft store.

I also added some of the Milagros Relics to the top of the cork and decorated with flowers and the La Rochelle Trinkets, attaching it with the new Antique Jump Rings I spritzed it with water and dropped some alcohol ink on top. After that I used the splattering effect you can get with the Color Bloom sprays. So easy and fun to do! I used the Frost, it showed up perfectly on top of the vintage toned vial.

 I started adhering my bottle into my tray. I used an antique silver fork, which I bent , to hold the large bottle. It looks like the hand is holding onto the handle :) From here you are just having fun and adding all of your embellishments!

I used the Memory Hardware Pearls to fill up another one of the vials. Really pretty and simple!

I played around with my Antique Jump Rings, made a little crown for one of the Relics. 

I lined my crown with the new Montagnag Cord Chain and created loops with it as well.

I added more of the new released metals and flowers until I was happy with the look. 
I also used one of the bloom girl stamps to add in some stamped flowers to my sprays.

All done :)
Hope you found a bit of inspiration to use these AMAZING new pieces from Prima's Memory Hardware.

Supply List
Apothecary Vials-990619
Antique Rings-990626
La Rochelle Antique Trinkets-
Montagnag Cord Chain-990671
Ornamental Metal-583545
Ornamental Metal Drops-583576
Antique Cloches-990329
Memory Hardware Pearls-990398
Oil Pastels-814328
Wooden Trays-941765
Garden Fable A4 Pad-847333
Gracie Vine-556280
Relics n Artifacts Milagros-941581
Garden Fable Sprout Flowers-580803
Art Basics Heavy Gesso-961442
Art Basics Clear GEsso-961466
Texture Paste Clear Crackle-961541
Gold Crackle Texture Paste-961558
Chalkboard Paint Egg Blue-577216
Copper Crackle Paste-961534
Silver Microbeads-962562
Gold Rush Glass Glitter-961657
Color Bloom Spray Frost-582890
Bloom Girl Jing Stamp ( flowers )-980191

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Angel Wings Altered Frame for Prima

post signatureHello lovelies! A couple days late sharing this on my blog, but 
better late than never huh? Lol. For Prima i got to create a project focusing on the 
AMAIZNG Relics and Artifacts line from Sandra Evertson. Brilliant! The whole 
lot of them! Which reminds me, she will be on Live With Prima Tuesday!!!!!! Make 
sure to check her out! (blog post and link here). 
So I had this hanging frame for some time, finally had some fun with it! I have a step by step
of some of the process, if you would like to take a peek :)

Prima Products: Relics & Artifacts Rising Spirit-941710, Ornamental Metal Embellishments- 583088, Magnolia Trim-583002, Chrome Color Bloom Spray-582562, Iridescent Gold Mica Powder-963552, Brush Set-962760, Silver Microbeads-962562, Chalkboard Paint Egg Blue-577216, Chalkboard Paint Eggshell-577162, Platinum Crackle Texture Paste-961527, Light Paste-961404, Clear Gesso-961466, Heavy Gesso-961442, 3d Matte Gel-961398, Resin Butterflies-891992, Gracie Vine-556280, Garden Fable A4 Pad-847333, Garden Fable Sprout Flowers-580803, Something Blue Flowers-575335, Fluttering Flowers Stencil-579890, Wire Thread-572099

Live With Prima Coffee Shadow Box

post signatureHope you all joined me for my Live With Prima show on Thursday!!!
We created this lovely little coffee inspired shadow box , using the Speical
Delivery Kit this month. So amazing! Grab yours herE :)