Sunday, July 20, 2014

2Crafty - Patriotic Star Box



2Crafty - Patriotic Star Box
The month of July feels like a great time to be patriotic.  With the World Cup now behind us,  and so many people cheering on their country, I  would  place a bet almost everyone who uses a computer had some sort of exposure to the fanfare and excitement of the game.  Where ever you live, there are times when we all feel patriotic, are proud, and have a love for our country.  


I used that patriotic pride as my inspiration for my star box. After covering the box in appropriate themed paper, I pulled out an interesting choice of 2Crafty Chipboard as my focal piece - the 'Corner Christmas Star Spray'.   Don't save this beauty for just the Christmas season!   It's way too beautiful for that.  

I thought it was perfect as a representation of the stars in the United States flag.  I stayed simple and painted a base coat of white, then added embossing enamel to it.  No need to get all fancy.   Let the wonderful chipboard piece make the statement. 




Next I grabbed the small 'ATC Word chipboard set' and chose "Treasure".  I treated it with the same covering of paint and then embossing enamel.  Treasure is used as a double meaning here - treasuring my country as well as what is placed in the box. 

Next, in the image below, I decided to use the 'Flower Medallion 'as the base of my cluster.   The 'Flower Medallion' is also treated with paint and embossing enamel for uniformity.  

Here are the images of the pieces I used.  You can see how detailed and wonderful the pieces are.  Once again, here are the names of the pieces I am using which can all be found on the website here: 2Crafty Products

 ' Corner Christmas Star Spray', 'ATC Word chipboard set' and the 'Flower Medallion'




The finishing touches on my box include some gold trim glued around the box, some inking on the box for accent, and the small American Flag stuck into my cluster as a bow.  I grabbed a flag from a recent parade I attended.  I try not to keep all little goodies I pick up, but those mini flags are always saved. 

 
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Supplies:
2Crafty Chipboard - ATC words 1
2Crafty - Corner Christmas Star Spray
2Crafty - Flower Medallions
Authentique Anchored Collection - Cruise ANC002 (checked strips on the side of box)
Authentique Anchored Collection  - Secure ANC003 -(red layer)
Authentique Anchored Collection  -Still ANC018 ( blue layer)
Prima Wire Thread - Stark White - 572068
Prima Wire Thread Red
Prima Lace
Prima Color Bloom - Tea Stain 573836


Friday, July 18, 2014

Prima Card with Specialty Flowers


Prima Specialty Flowers

The new release of flowers from Prima will know your socks off.  The brilliant burst of colors, sizes and variety offered this season is remarkable.   The flower I am showcasing is the Fairfield Collection - with this color being "Sugar".   You can find all the newest releases here on the Prima Blog. 

I made a quick card to feature the flower using the Epiphany Collection and Prima dies.   I also misted the butterfly stick pin with Color Bloom mist is Tea Stain and dried it with a heat gun so the butterfly has a golden sheen to match the card. 





The new flowers shall be blooming soon to all your favorite scrapbook stores.

Prima Supplies:
846848 Prima Epiphany Collection - Manifestation of Love paper
846855 Prima Epiphany Collection - Clear as Day paper
576400 Prima Epiphany Collection - Stick Pin
892210 Prima Junkyard Findings - Jeans Plates
572785 Prima Metal Dies - Doillie
573805 Prima Color Bloom Mists - Gold Foil
573836 Prima Color Bloom Mists - Tea Stain
Prima Fairfield Flower - Sugar
Trim

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Prima Coffee Break Collection - Altered Coffee Pot


Prima's New Coffee Break Collection
(You can find the original post here at Prima)

This collection is fun, fresh and so very relevant to so many coffee drinking, caffeine thriving people.  It's beautiful yet playful as well, so I made a fun piece with an old water pitcher that I had...we'll pretend it's a coffee pot.  

Below is the entire collection.



So this is...

I created this by ripping pieces of patterned paper and misting it with water to get wet.  Then adhering to the metal water pitcher using gel medium. If you are not familiar with gel medium, it acts like a wonderful glue type product - think ModPodge only so much better.  I dip my fingers in the gel medium, spread on the metal surface, then lay my payer of paper down and  top with more gel medium.  

I added some bright and coordinating tissue paper inside the pitcher so that I did not have to cover the entire inside of the pitcher.  

The flowers  are new this season from Prima and are vines!  yes, mini vines are back!  and the heavens parted and the angels sang...ahhhhhh vines. These are gorgeous.  The new collection is called Winthrop -Tourmaline and are delicate and soft pink. 


I used the Prima leaf die to cut some leaves for my cluster.  I misted them with Prima's Color Bloom Lime Wedge and dried with a heat gun.  The process of wetting and heat drying seems to make the paper stiffer and more durable for dimensional projects.   Tuck here, tuck there - done.



Some finishing touches were made using  Prima's new Weave trim is Buff wrapped around the bottom and Prima's new lace trim in "Cloud" color wrapped in the center of the pitcher.  

The stenciling is some using Finnabair's new Heavy White Gesso from the Art Basic line over the new Prima stencil .575922.  

 In stores soon!  Thanks for stopping here.

Prima Products:
846725 Prima Coffee Break Collection - Caffeine Fix
846718 Prima Coffee Break Collection - Aromatic Blend
846732 Prima Coffee Break Collection - Fill It to the Rim
573850 Prima Color Bloom Mists - Lime Wedge
572839 Prima Metal Dies - Leaf
575922 Prima Stencil
572785 Prima Metal Dies Doilie One
Prima Trim
Prima Lace
Prima White Flowers
Prima Pink Mini Cluster Vines Winthrop Tourmaline - 655350577711
Prima Finnabair Heavy White Gesso 655350961442


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Prima new Releases: Cigar Box Secrets Rooster


Prima's new Cigar Box Secrets Collection

You can see the entire collection here, at Prima but below is a sample of the papers in this collection.


The colors in the Cigar Box Secrets collection are so rich, wonderful, and vintage perfection.  The papers remind me of old world nobility - and in my wild imagination, roosters do as well. I thought a rooster could wear these colors and patterns with flair, pizazz and style.

Prima also introduced some great new fibers and threads that make great accent pieces for feathers on my Rooster.  




My rooster is created using a metal rooster form that I found in a clearance bin at a craft store. Boy do I love clearance bins. I guess the most difficult part was determining what patterns were going to be used  since this collection is just overflowing with gorgeous colorful prints. 


Look for this collection to ship soon! Thanks for stopping here. 

Prima Supplies:
846909 Prima Cigar Box Secrets -  Robusto paper
846923 Prima Cigar Box Secrets - Figurados paper
575854 Prima Cigar Box Secrets - Clear Stamp
846886 Prima Cigar Box  Secrets - Perfecto
846893 Prima Cigar Box Secrets-  Presidente paper
847012 Prima Cigar Box Secrets- A4 Paper Pack
572792 Prima Metal Doilies Die
575922 Prima  Stencil
961077 Prima Finnabair  Mechanicals- Vintage Trinkets
Prima  string
Prima Cigar Box Secrets -  Flowers
Gesso