Hi there! Happy 4th of July to all my blogging friends who celebrate! It's time for Prima's monthly Build A Page sketch challenge and this month I'm joining along as an official Prima Design Team Member! Yipeee! In case you are not familiar with the Prima monthly challenges, there are just two simple rules: 1. Use as much Prima as possible (and only Prima flowers please!) 2. Enter before midnight on the last day of the month! You have ALL month to play!
I decided to show my patriotic spirit and create a mixed media layout in celebration of the 4th of July!I started with a pretty piece of paper from the Epiphany collection:
I applied a nearly a solid coat of White Crackle Texture Paste then allowed it to dry and works it's magic. Additional design and texture was applied using stamps, embossing powder, white gesso and the floral petites stencil:
I trimmed and framed a small photo of the Statue of Liberty that was taken several years ago when we were visiting NYC:
USA was spelled out using Heavy Black Gesso along with the Alphabet stencil:
I embellished with the following: die cut stars that I added texture to using a crimping tool:
A trio of stamped / fussy cut butterflies and of course a variety of Prima flowers:
I'm entering this layout in the following challenges: For colour inspiration, I joined along with the current ColourQ colour challenge:
~ Stamps and Stencils challenge where the theme is Happy Holidays
~ The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge where the theme is Summer Days (a summer day celebrating the 4th of July!)
Prima products used: Heavy Black Gesso 96149, White Crackle Paste 961503, Stencil Alphabet 962296, Glass Beads Turquoise 962678, Glass Beads Ruby 962661, Glass Beads Crystal 961671, Rust and Dust Cling Mounted Stamps 962050, Epiphany Clear As Day 846855, Lyric Collection 845674, Floral Petites Stencil 580049
Many thanks for stopping by. I hope you all have a fun and safe weekend! Maybe if you find some time this month, you will join along with the Prima challenges showcasing those beautiful Prima products!
Be Sweet ;)