Monday, April 20, 2015

Life Is Sweet
(Prima April BAP)

I had time to play along with the Prima April Build-a-Page challenge this month!

This is the beautiful sketch provided as inspiration, designed by a fellow Canadian, Keren Tamir.

My layout is full of shabby chic elements from loads of flowers, 
intricate felt borders and lots of pearly swirls.

I started with the "Pixie" paper from the Jodie Lee Nature Garden Collection,
to which I added some molding paste with the Circular Lattice stencil
and some sprays and white paint to create a pretty mixed media background. 

Below you can see the very pretty Die Cut Art Strips that are made of felt. 
I bought a bunch of different styles a couple months ago and this is my first time using them.
 I love the way they give more texture and dimension to my background. 

You all know that I adore flowers!  When creating any project, my favorite part 
is looking through all my baskets of flowers and picking out the best ones 
to fit the theme and colors of my layout or card or canvas.
I own so many Prima flower packs that I have 2 basket full to the brim that I have
to dig through and every single time I find some treasures that I didn't even realize I owned,
like the kraft-colored Hillsboro Brown Sugar set which holds 48 pieces total!  A must-have!

Even though all the Prima goodies on this layout are absolutely beautiful,
I have to say that this picture of sisterly bond, my friends' daughters 
Celeste and Jade holding hands, is, above all else, the gem of my creation. 

Now let's take a look at all Prima products used:
(I've added links to the Prima website whenever available)
Say It In Pearls
Say It In Crystals
Metal Die - Leaves