Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Prima Time Travelers Memories -Altered Butterfly Wall Decor





Prima Time Travelers Memories Collection
(You can see the Prima Blog post here) #travelingwithprima



This is a metal wall hanging I created using Prima's new Time Travelers Memories collection.  It's a magnificent collection with warm vintage appeal. When looking at the patterned paper, I decided I needed to showcase how amazingly gorgeous the prints look together.

Below is the original metal butterfly base I bought at clearance  - though you can kind of see why it was on clearance.  A bit drab and frankly boring.  And it's big spanning over 12inches wide. So now you have both big and drab.  Ho hum.

With a little imagination and help from Prima Marketing, let's transform this into the beautiful butterfly it deserves to be! 


Step 1.  I traced the butterfly onto a sheet of  white copy paper to get my base paper layer.  My base layer is  Prima Time Travelers Memories -Tickets Only ( product 813918).

Step 2.  Set the butterfly tracing on a photo copier to reduced the size for the smaller wing layer. This layer is  Prima Time Travelers Memories Collection -Dark Lines (product 813895).

Step 3.  I mounted the smaller wing set onto cardboard.  The I cut the wings apart to make two segments.


Step 4.  I wanted my wings to be angled so I have a little secret that I found works well.  I used an everyday hardware hinge glued to the cardboard to keep the wings angled. Works like a champ!


Step 5.  Before I glued the hinged layer to the metal frame, I added some foam to support the wings.  If you look at the photo below, you can see the foam peeking out from underneath the second layer.  Keeps them nice and secure.

Step 6. I created a third layer of  smaller wings using  Prima Time Travelers Memories Collection -Roses ( product 813864).  I also backed them with cardboard and cut them in half.  This allows the wings to rest nicely on the layer underneath.  



Step 7.  I cut a decorative butterfly body from  Prima Time Travelers Memories Collection - Priceless Moments (product 813925).  When I saw this paper, I knew right away that it was great for the body of my piece. 


Step 8.  Final step is to decorate with finishing touches.  I created ornate markings on the wings using Time Travelers Memories Collection  -Wood Embellishment clock faces and topping them with Time Travelers Memories Collection -Brads

I added some interest to the head by adding Time Travelers Memories Collection -Flair Buttons.  This also gives the appearance of delicate antennas.

I used the Time Travelers Memories Collection  -Wood Embellishment ornate keys in my floral cluster as "picks" instead of keys.  They are magnificently ornate and add just the finishing touch I needed in my cluster to complete the vintage style look.



Thanks for spending a few moments with Prima Marketing and the new Time Travelers Memories Collection .#travelingwithprima


Prima Time Travelers Memories Altered Butterfly
Prima Supplies:
813918 Prima Time Travelers Memories Collection -Tickets Only
813895 Prima Time Travelers Memories Collection -Dark Lines
813864 Prima Time Travelers Memories Collection -Roses
813925 Prima Time Travelers Memories Collection - Priceless Moments
572686 Prima Time Travelers Memories Collection -Flair Buttons & Clear Stamp
572860 Prima Time Travelers Memories Collection  -Wood Embellishments
572730 Prima Time Travelers Memories Collection -Brads
567506 Prima Flowers -Engraver Collection
571504 Prima Flowers LeMia
574697 Prima Flowers Talia Tenacious
misc trim


Monday, April 7, 2014

Flying Unicorns Small Art -Big Passion April





We are thrilled to reveal our April 2014 Your Passion Your Art kit of the month! This kit is filled to the brim with the long awaited 7 Dots Collection Cold Country ! A vintage, artistic feel with lots of one of kind goodies and mixed media enhancements to allow you to create with passion your works of art!

Our Small Art Big Passion add on kit is perfect for card, tag and atc makers! This add on kit is a wonderful enhancement to the main kit and all other add on kits ..

I thought the Julie Nutting Doll Stamps would be great for these papers.





Our Small Art Big Passion


Supplies:
Our Small Art Big Passion
  • FabScraps  –RetroTwist Collection –Floral Dreams C65003\ floral wishes C65004
  • retro flower c65007
  • Silk periwinkle
  • silk french lilac
  • Bella trims BWT28 Black
  • Prima Flowers mini sachet plum 565923
  • Prima Ingvild Bolme Dark Bark
  • FabScraps  –Retro Twist Collection –Romantic  Bird C65002
  • Black Ribbon/trim
  • Text Stamp or sentiment
  • Purple   Paint - Silks Periwinkle 
  • Card for background
  • Mini flowers
  • Gesso
  • Prima Doll Stamp 910280



FabScraps - Retro Twist Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Romantic Bird
FabScraps - Retro Twist Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Retro Flower
FabScraps - Retro Twist Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Floral Dreams
FabScraps - Retro Twist Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Floral Wishes





Sunday, April 6, 2014

Maja Design - April Mood Board




Maja Design - April Mood Board

The Mood Board is up for April. It is fabulous and spring-like and gorgeous. We know you'll be inspired.

Please post your work to the blog by April 23. All postings must be sized 600x600. If you are unsure of how to resize, just drop me a message here and I will help.

Draw your inspiration from the coors, the image, the poem, or the words.

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

OUAS - Flying Unicorns


Once Upon A Sketch teams up with Flying Unicorns


This month, the Flying Unicorns are special guests at  Once Upon A Sketch.  We are using the April Kit to express our interpretation of the sketch below.   The theme of the accompanying journaling is "an event that changed my life".    The sketch is by the talented Nadia Cannizzo. 

Since  today is our wedding anniversary and the day  of the reveal for April , I wrote about a wonderful weekend get-away in 2012.  

The April kit from Flying Unicorns features 7Dots Cold Country papers and I accented it with some Dusty Attic chipboard and then embellishments and flowers from Prima Marketing. 




Join us over at Once Upon a Sketch and at the Flying Unicorns.   If you click here, you c an see what the other members of the design team created. 

Supplies:
7Dots Studio Cold Country #SDPP0094
Bo Bunny Stamps -Stained Textures 10105762
Splash of Color Silks - Glaze- Bolivian Blue
Splash of Color Silks - Glaze- Mon Beams
Splash of Color Silks - Glaze- French Lilac
Prima Stencil 960438
Prima Flowers -Joulee Violet 567118
Dusty Attic Chipboard Decorative frame #1 DA0207
Black Web Weave trim
string pearls
Clearsnap Mixd Media Inx - Patina