Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Prima picks and my take on it

Check out the beautiful green palette of the Prima picks for this month - so spring-y!!!!!!!!
 And here is my take on the Prima color pick - I created the background paper by painting watercolor paper with cream and white acrylic paint, then stamping very lightly with a Prima clear stamp in Ranger vintage photo distress ink. Then I traced around a Prima mask with pencil and filled it in with white acrylic paint. I used a Prima package for the frame for the photo of a calla lily that I took in the Biltmore green houses. I created the giant flower by painting a white Prima flower with green watercolor paint, spraying a piece of wide Prima lace, 2 Prime Love note botanical flowers, and 2 Prima butterflies with Ranger color wash in lettuce. The flower is constructed of 5 layers, and the big butterfly is glued on the top of a crocheted Prima flower. The leaves are Prima as are the other smaller underlying flowers (I cut one of the tulle flowers in half). The laces are Prima. The quotation is by Katherine Hepburn, and I thought it was perfect because, well, calla lilies are strange-looking flowers!
I really enjoyed creating the background paper and while doing this one, ended up with several more that you will be seeing on future layouts.

 If you are here for the http://paperissues.blogspot.com/ blog hop, go to http://chrisaiton.blogspot.com/2011/03/paperissues-blog-hop.html 

Thanks for reading
Chris

6 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love love love love this Chris! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee all the green, the layers... and loving how you used the prima packaging! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

deana said...

Gorgeous... the photo just comes right off the page with all that clustering of green embellies! :-)

marit said...

I love this 'romantic' looking layout - and the one in your former post too! The background is awesome - quite a technique! The greens and flowers and little 'mystic' feeling... I'm all into it because I just started reading 'Mists of Avalon'...

Mardi said...

Chris these flowers are fabulous. You have a goldmine here I think!

EverydayMe said...

this is amazing... love the colors... {{hugs}} Michelle

Gretchen said...

this layout is just gorgeous!!