Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Prima June PPP - Create Art

Just in time for the July challenges to be posted, I've got my entry for the June Prima PPP photographed and ready to post. This is a project that sat on my desk for awhile as I tweaked things here and there, but in the end I'm really happy with the results.

Here is the June PPP board where I got my inspiration for my 8x8 chunky canvas. Isn't it sumptuous?

I started by covering my canvas in papers from the Bella Rouge collection, inked with some Chalk Edgers, then set about adding layers of lace, torn paper and corrugated cardboard. I painted the cardboard with a dry brush and Prima Heavy Gesso in White, then added some green accents using Color Bloom spray on a paintbrush to get it into the grooves and Chalk Edgers for the peaks. I finished the cardboard off with random stamping with a Prima stamp.

I didn't have a vine in the right colours for the palette, but I did have all the bits and pieces to put one together - what do you think?

To make the vine I used flowers from several different collections and a pack of Prima leaves. I save the wire bits I cut off my flowers, and they came in handy here for the vine itself, to glue to the back of the leaves and for attaching everything together and adding little curly bits. I then wrapped the whole thing in florist's tape for a finished look, and dabbed on a little gesso to tie the flowers together.

I have been hoarding a lot of these bits and bobs, but decided where better to use them than a canvas I can look at every day?

A couple glass beads trailing behind my butterflies give the illusion of movement and keep them  from looking as though they are just hanging there.

Thank you for visiting today!

Prima Products Used:

- Bella Rouge papers: Belle Fleurs, Les Amours
- Vintage Vanity stamp: Triangles
- Color Bloom spray: Lime Wedge, Gold Foil, Antique Gold
- Chalk Edgers: Old Road, Ladybug, Black Coal
- Vintage Trinkets: Clock, Plated Labels
- Heavy Gesso: White, Black
- Stitched Lines stamp
- Wood Icons in a Box: Cartographer
- Bethany Leaves
- Audrey Flowers
- Mini Sachet Roses
- Timeless Memories flowers: Reflection, Butterflies
- Zipper pull

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Tough guy

Hi there! It's been a quiet couple of months for me for posting my scrappy work. Things have been busy for me personally and professionally, and unfortunately my crafting time is what suffers. I have had to make some cards during that time (which I will share shortly, now that they've been given out), but it's been awhile since I've undertaken a layout, so I signed up for the Round Robin Challenge this month at Swirlydoos so that I'd have to buckle down and get one done.

Here is my layout for Team 3, following inspirational layouts from Paula, Jeannie and Ginny.

I recently picked up a couple of great collections from Kaisercraft: Antique Bazaar and Scrap Yard, and couldn't wait to pull them out for this layout since the theme this month was "Boys To Men".

 This is a layout of my youngest a couple of years ago after a visit to the beach (that's sand, not a black eye, but I love the illusion as he is a bit of a bruiser).

I started with a lot of background work using paper strips, then coated everything with clear gesso and added painting with mists, stamping, stencilling and splatters.

I love this Mini Specimens stencil from Crafter's Workshop - so versatile, all the stencilling on this layout is from one stencil!

I pulled some perfect Blue Fern Studios chipboard from my stash. I altered the Circuitry chipboard using copper paint from Lindy's Stamp Gang and blue Distress Paint.

 The BFS Widgetworks was altered with embossing enamel, then splattered, along with the flowers and Circuitry piece, with Shimmerz Inklingz in several colours.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!