I have to confess…I am a Prima hoarder. If there’s anything worth a fortune in my house, it has to be my Prima collection. I have an entire drawer overflowing with Prima canvas, flowers, leaves, vines, charms and crystals. It’s so bad that I dread to open the drawer because 1) I am filled with guilt at how much I have spent and 2) It’s getting more and more difficult to find stuff and 3) close the drawer after I have spent at least 10 minutes searching for that particular Prima item I remember I owe.
It must be an open secret at Made With Love, otherwise Aida would not have assigned this week’s product focus to me. And it’s all about Prima!!!Lol. I had some scraps leftover from my Prima Madeline papers which I could not bear to throw away, so I used them on this layout, combining with the crystal lace and ribbon to form a background on the white cardstock. As usual, I can’t resist misting and splattering a little paint over the white cardstock to ‘liven’ the look a little.
I used a canvas tag to matt the photos onto and the large aqua flower was from Prima’s recent CHA ribbon collection. I topped it off with a 3-dimensional flower center from Prima.
The charms there, are the new products from Prima’s recent CHA. Prima came up with various metal trinkets and embellishments, good for embellishing, mixed media and even for jewellery making!
Another one of my Prima faves is the flocked rub-ons. The texture is amazing! I love the embossed look and feel of the felt when I run my fingers over the rub-ons and I wish I had gottten more of them… They are so versatile and can even be used with other product lines!
Thanks for poppong by my blog and I am so excited to be designing a class for Made With Love, using fully Prima goodness on a birdcage album from Maya Road. There will be nothing but the latest Prima, Prima and more Prima products to play with in this class! The class will commence in June and sneaks will be up soon! Stay tuned.
Some time ago, Sylvia from Maple TreeHouse
wrote to me, offering to sponsor some materials for a layout for me to share on her blog. I was very flattered and Sylvia was really nice and friendly in our e-mail exchanges, even though we have never met before. I was looking forward to seeing the postman and received my goodies, carefully bubble-wrapped and packaged 2 days later. I was definitely impressed by Sylvia’s efficiency, as most sponsors do need to take some time admidst their busy schedules, in getting their supplies delivered to you.
Sylvia sent me some papers, a pack of flowers and a pack of half-pearls. The flowers are pearls are Maple Treehouse’s very own in-house products and I am thrilled at being offered a chance to use them on my creations! I went monochromatic on my layout and cards and this is the first time I kept using colors to a minimum! Just the simple, classy black, white and greys and it was amazing how versatile and well-coordinated the color collections that Maple Treehouse had organised their products into!
This is the first layout I had created with the papers and the flower petals from this collection. The half pearls and blings were a perfect finish for that extra touch to the small flowers and chandelier rub-ons.
A close- up of the embellishments…
With the leftover papers and embellishments, I was even able to create 2 cards and some rosettes cut-out from the Sizzix Die. So yummy and perfectly romantic…
A closer look on the two cards…
Once again, my heartfelt thanks to Sylvia of Maple Treehouse for generously offering these goodies for my ‘scrapping consumption’. I had a fun time playing with them over the long weekend and you will definitely will seeing more of those pearls and blings on my layouts to come! Can’t wait for another long weekend this week to create again…
I wish we only need to report for work and go to school on a 4-day week. That means an extended weekend, more family time and more scrappin’time! I feel so blessed that in the past few weeks, I was able to scrap more and my mojo just kept on running. I think a lot has to do with having an efficient and responsible helper around now. She is not perfect and has her shortcomings but which one of us is totally perfect? I always remind myself that here in Singapore, we should be thankful that we can employ domestic help, else many of us will be struggling with work, family and caring for kids…I am sure without such help, the country’s birth rate will dwindle further…
This is another layout that I had completed over the Easter weekend, combining the latest line from Pink Paislee’s Daily Junque and some of my leftovers from last year’s Sweetness and Old School.
I cut out parts of the paper from Daily Junque and Sweetness, and assembled the parts on the white cardstock which I had misted with Tattered Angels’ Viva Pink Glimmer Mist. I just had to add a bit of Prima to my layout, the laces and the sweet beaded vine which I cut up and rearranged it to spread out under the red metal charm, the little rosettes and leaves.
The red metal charm was from last year’s School Days collection. I pulled off the epoxy sticker on it and cut out the Daily Junque papers to fit into the space left behind. Then I added the ‘Laughter’ metal charm from The Girls’ Paperie to it. You can see the close-up below.
I punched out the birds resting on the vine and added them together with the flower cut-outs and the doily to the top left. The doily was from Pink Paislee’s Parisan Anthology collection. I cut it out and misted it in blue. Love love love that shade!
Once again, thanks for coming by my humble blog. Singapore’s going to have her elections soon and we have to cast our votes for our estate. A lot of excitement going on around here! And since Adah’s school is goign to be used as a polling center, she is having another short week next week. Yippee!
I took a number of pictures for this little altered project that I have completed over the week. I had lots of fun converting two 20 by 20 cm canvas into a shadow box frame and now it’s happily displayed in my living area. I will probably admire it for a while more before I decide to bring it down to MWL for display.Lols!
This is the front of the first canvas board. I painted the canvas boards yellow and added gold mica flakes from Golden at the borders. This was followed by lots of fussy cutting of the papers from Basic Grey’s Curio collection, before layering teh cut-outs on to form a garden scene. I also added chipbard stickers, Prima felt gate,a hambly ornate cut-out and the green ribbon from Websters Pages to complete the look.
This is the second canvas and I opted for a similar look as the first. There was also lots of fussy cutting and layering.
Finally, when the two canvas boards were completed, I attached them together using hinges. This is how it looks placed together. I loved how the gold mica flakes caught the sunlight and sparkled under the light when I was taking the pictures. It really adds a different touch to the look.
I then embellished the interior of the ‘shadow boxes’ now, adding on my favorite Prima laces to the border. I wanted to cover up the staples used to fasten the canvas onto the wood. For the ‘shadow box’ on the left, I added a family picture from our trip to Australia last October. That was the latest family photo we had. The rest of the time I was usually the photographer!
I added Prima flowers, flocked rub-ons and Say-it-in Crystals Swirls to embellish the photo. Converting that back part of the canvas into a shadow box meant that I had some depth to play with though I had to be mindful that the shadow boxes can still be closed together after all that layering and embellishing.For the ‘shadow box’ on the right, I cut out a piece of cardstock and converted it into a holder for a mini album that I made.
This is the mini album book that I had made to be stored inside the shadow box. It contains all my favourite pictures from our trip together. It’s my first time creating a mini book and I opted to sew it together using a thick piece of felt string. Definitely fun to see the end result! I think I will be exploring other ways to create mini-books soon! I also had to remember to go easy on the embellishing and not create too much ‘bulk’ as it had to fit into the thickness of the shadow box…
Did you see the lovely Prima bird and birdcage Prima charms that I have tied onto the book? They are prefect for such projects and mixed media work. I have used up my current pack of charms and I will have to check out MWL to stock up. Hopefully there will be a stray pack of two still lying around…fingers crossed…
This is the interior of the canvas boards, converted into shadow boxes, fully assembled! I was so happy after completing this, I could shout for joy!
I have been good the past few weeks. I scrapped almost immediately and every new collection that I had bought! I feel less guilt now since the stuff are put to use but I have neglected on practising my photography after the last shoot I did for my girlfriend’s baby and I have not been taking pictures of my own kiddos! (Note to self: I MUST take more pictures of Adah and Asher.)
I scrapped this using Pink Paislee’s Daily Junque collection. I like this collection. The colors are bright and filled with vintage reminders, the typewriter, the tiny spray of flowers, the banners, the bicycle and the colorful bird. This collection is so versatile for scrapping almost anything, summer pictures, holidays, daily stuff etc. Pink Paislee really outdid themselves again! Then again, I always end up swooning almost every new collection from CHA…Lols!
Just a very simple layout this time with cut-outs mainly from the 12 x 12 journalling diecut sheet. I lined up the banners and added another one from Jenni Bowlin across the top right hand corner to form part of the title. The school badge was from one of Pink Paislee’s collection last year- School Days. I had a tough time cutting out the badge from their transparency because it was so thick! Woah..I definitely grew some muscles after that. The cute little bicycle was from Tattered Angels.
Here’s some close-up shots.
The little row of rosettes is from Tim Holtz and I brushed on Glimmer Glaze in brown and Pink. I cannot resist adding a little mixed media stuff into my layouts these days. Just some simple efforts but I feel it makes my layout truly mine and personalised.
I brushed on Ranger’s Distressed Cackle Paint in clear crystal onto the chipboard bird to get this cracking effect. I liked how it turned out…When using mediums, I usally try to let them dry overnight as I believe natural drying brings out the effects better. Also, I am too lazy to bring out my hot gun or hair dryer. And I like the surprise that awaits me when I wake up in the morning and rush out to check out my layout and run my fingers over these stuff! Such an addiction…tsk tsk tsk…