Sunday, August 1, 2010

Prima vista

It's August 1 and that means a new manufacturer of the month at Scrapgal - can you guess this month's manu???? One of my favorites - Prima!  I took this photo at Epcot in the Marrakesh Restaurant (by the way, I will have a posting on the Galblog Tues 8/3 about this layout - hint hint!) - the patterned paper is Flights of Fancy and this photo just seemed to be perfect - I cut apart some of the Prima flowers to create my own chandeliers.
This paper is Pastiche - I put puddles of very wet watercolor paint in the middle and used a short straw to blow the paint outward - this is a really fun thing to do and is actually a technique that some Chinese watercolorists use quite a bit - they are so skilled at this technique that they can create animals and flowers with their blowings. The photo was taken when we lived in the Bahamas - have I mentioned how much I love the ocean and the beach?! LOL! These flowers are actually vintage velvet - a lucky find. The brass piece is packaging from something unknown - it just looked cool to me and I just had to save it - I actually had a couple of these and used one once before on a layout.
Hope you come over and check out the other Prima layouts by the DT and also check out the new members of the DT who were announced today on the Galblog!
Thanks for reading and see you soon

23 comments:

McMGrad89 said...

Just gorgeous, Chris. You are so creative in the way you use products. I would have never thought to make chandeliers out of the flowers. AND the brass bracket, what a find! Sometimes I see things that are unique, but then think, I don't know when would use it so I throw it away. Keep it up and congrats on the guest post.
Annemarie

marit said...

Stunning layouts Chris! Chandeliers out of flowers... now that's some idea! LOVE IT!!!! The colours are great! Love the way you blew the paint on the page...it seems difficult to let it flow in the right direction this way, but hey, that's the point I guess. Have a great weekend dear!

Amy Muffoletto said...

Oh my... I am in love with your beautiful pages... I love the watercolor technique.... your layers are fabulous and you are just so amazing. Thank you for your inspiration today!!! Julie sent us that link for the misting and painting blog.... you should enter your watercolor straw blowing one.... Love you!!! Hugs,Amy

JessiW said...

I love both of those...beautiful...I remember doing that blowing technique as a kid...so much fun and it looks great on your layout!!

lenas said...

Hi Chris, you really produced some stunning work!! Chandeliers made out of flowers... so clever!! And I just LOVE that lace!! On the secons LO I adore the color of the ink and that brass piece... WOW!! Never, I say NEVER throw away anything like that, there will be a day when it's just the perfect item to add to your work. This LO proves it!! Have a great week!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee both of these Chris!!! You are soooooooooooooo amazing with all your different techniques!! WOW WOW WOW!! I wish I could do the things you do! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Valerie said...

My goodness - these are gorgeous!! I love both of them and can not wait to try that techinque with the straw. I love how it made that blue paint look like a wave splashing on the shore.
Thanks for sharing this at The Studio!

missusem said...

Thanks for playing with us at The Studio. Love this technique you've used! The paints and flowers are fabulous!

Jeanet said...

Wow, beautiful Chris!!Love the paint and I love how you made those flowers into chandeliers!
Have a wonderful day!

Rebekah said...

Ditto everything above :) Love it! x

Rebekah said...

Ditto everything above :) Love it! x

Jenneke said...

Wow Chris, gorgeous layouts!!!!! LOVE the colors, the paint and what you did with the flowers!!
GREAT work!!!

XXXJenneke

deana said...

Prima certainly works for you, Chris! Love your beautiful LO's & how you used the lace trim! :-)

Summer said...

Gorgeous work!! Found you at The Studio Challenges!!

Sandi said...

Absolutely lovely! I also "found" you at The Studio.

家唐銘 said...

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Hanneke said...

I love your LO's they are both so gorgeous!!! And I love your signature!! Did you make that??

lisa said...

Beautiful LO's. I love your use of paints.

Irini said...

Stunning layouts.....I too love your use of paints

Nic said...

Beautiful LO's Chris, I love the paint blowing technique! Thanks for playing along with us at the Studio.

Mama Tuttle said...

Beautiful layouts. .. i love the paint blowing technique that you used!

Tessa Buys said...

So pretty! I love that blown paint technique :).

Cassie Box said...

This is amazing!!! Takes me back to the good ol' ScrapGal days...I love it! It's up on Paper Issues right now. http://paperissues.blogspot.com/2012/05/prima-vista.html