Monday, February 17, 2014


Hi all!!! Once again it has been a little while since I last shared a post with you :-(. Thankfully I am no longer sick, haven't been all week now, but I have had a lot going on, which has sadly left me not much time for scrapping or blogging.... So since I have the afternoon free I thought I would make the most of an opportunity to share this layout made for Prima's February Build A Page sketch challenge!! This month's sketch is by Prima Design Team member Lene Bjornerud.... you can find the challenge post here. I absolutely adored this sketch, so much so that it actually prompted a whole series of layouts, and even a few cards, though I will only be sharing the one with you today. I was also really inspired by last months PPP, I'm totally in love with all things blue at the moment, and this color scheme also prompted a few little projects, including a canvas I am still working on as a gift for my Moms birthday next week. 

Here is this month's sketch:

2014 Feb BAP lene bornerud 2 

Gorgeous right!!! I have mirrored the sketch for my layout.... Here is what I came up with:


 For my background I have used paper from the Meadow Lark Collection..... I know its an old one, but it is also a fave!!! I love the big grey flower outlines on the print its perfect for a mixed media background, which was done with my fave Prima netting stencil, mists, acrylic ink, watercolors, gesso and paint. I love the color of the blue on the background, but i can't remember how I got it that shade.... Hopefully I can figure it out, as I would love to do it again!!

I have wrapped some wire together to create a frame for my photo, which I painted white with gesso and then added twine. As you can see I have kept my title quite simple and just used a number 2 from Finn's mechanicals, layered on top of an Ingvild Bolme heart gear.

I have added a few small pieces of a Dusty Attic chipboard flourish which I cut up and painted white with gesso. I love how well these few small pieces complemented all those yummy Prima products perfectly. Adding a great finishing touch to the page.

I have also glued some wire to the backs of some green Prima leaves and then painted it all white with gesso. When it dried I was left with these gorgeous very pale green leaves that matched my layout perfectly. I added them to the frame around my photo.

I found this cute little Prima chipboard birdcage in my stash and i really wanted to use it on here, but something just didn't quite fit so I painted an old metal birdcage white.... again.... and layered it on top.

As always i have used lots of stunning Prima flowers on here.... all different kinds!!! I have also broken apart some of the wood icons, to get more use out of them. I hate hiding 3 quarters of such stunning products behind other things..... saves money to!!!

For my paper layers I have used papers from the Engraver, Printery and Just Us Collections, which as you can see I have added some netting to and my usual calico.

Yes.... I have finally managed to get some new, up-to-date photo's printed out!!! This is my fave out of the set. It will probably be the new photo to appear in almost every project I complete... LOL!!

As always my layout has a lot of dimension.... I'm starting to wonder where I'm going to store them all. I can't get them in albums, and they are really starting to pile up..... If I keep this up I will have to rent a storage shed just to store them all!!!

So that's it from me today.... Got lots to do!!! Its my Mom's birthday on Wednesday and I need to finish her B'day present and card.... which hopefully I will be able to share with you in the next couple of days!!! Not to mention all the other projects i have sitting there waiting, including the other things I did with this great sketch!!
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  1. Beautiful page! And the photo is so cute.

  2. WOW !!!! Just gorgeous.......Love love love the colours and all the texture !!

  3. Your work is just beautiful. I also have the problem of wondering what to do with my layouts that are too "fat" to go in an album. I have mine in a stack too :)


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