Tuesday, February 19, 2013

"P.J."~ Prima BAP February~!

**For my February Giveaway, please go HERE**

Hi! I hope your work has started off well :). My baby girl is sick and the boys I fear aren't far behind- but that is the way of it; when one gets sick, they all get sick. All a part of having kids! We're surviving- just glad I took my turn last week as it makes it easier to take care of them now :).

I got some scrapping done this past weekend- and more importantly, I got to play with my stash of *new* Prima- and I must say, I'm in LOVE! Today I will be sharing with you my February Prima BAP layout and before you know it, I will be back with my PPP. So let's get going!

"P.J."
I've combined a bit of Divine & Engraver here. I started with a base of mist in various shades and some random stamping with distress ink on top of that. Then came some layering of cardboard, a doily, book page, and- thanks to my new Sizzix Big Shot- some die cuts as well :). I have a feeling this new machine and myself are embarking upon a new and exciting relationship ;)~!

Here's the sketch:

And a closer look, if you please:
Creating my clusters are my most favorite thing to do on any project! Finding that harmony of color, various sizes of flowers, trims, and other embellishments is just so much fun :)~!






Isn't my niece Paisley just the cutest?? Kelly commented on how I don't often scrap her- and I really didn't have a good excuse, lol! She's adorable, obviously! So she gets the spotlight today ;).

 Products Used:

I opted for just seed beads on my flourishes, rather than microbeads. I've had many people ask me what I use to adhere my beads (and yes, I've been noticing lots of you suddenly making use of your microbeads!)~ I always use Glossy Accents. I usually use the Glossy Accents to "draw" the path I want my beads to take, if that makes sense :). And I never have a problem getting them to stay where I want them to.

That's all I have for you today! So glad you stopped by- I always appreciate your comments and that you take the time to leave one :). I know how busy life can get- so that you take a few moments to check in makes me happy to have you all as friends :).

Take care,

25 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

OM GOSH!!! Such stunning colours & I LOVE the flower clusters & even more that photo......this is one of my faves to date!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Romy said...

Wowee, this is most probably one of my personal favourites of yours. Such a stunning lay-out and an amazing take on the sketch!

Maryann said...

WAUW this is sooo gorgeous, and the colors here are simply stunning and just make you feel good just by looking at it. Wonderful creation here.

Irina Gerschuk said...

Wonderful project! And the colors are beautiful)))

ellyscard creatief said...

Wonderful creation, I like the colors and the photo is just adorable.
Gr Elly

Susann said...

What a fantastic Layout and such a sewwt picture! A great memory

Greetings, Susann.

Lizzyc said...

Hi.. I love coming by here and I am always so in love with what you create.. I do hope your littlies dont get too crook.. I do remember it all so well when mine were little too.. and then when they go to school the bugs at school get shared around too... well there is so much on this layout that I love.. this is really beautiful..the colors are perfect for your photo, and all the layers.... YUM!! and I am sure your big shot will be smokin as I have one and I love mine!! Take care!!

sun_ray / Светлана Рекунчак / Svetlana Rekunchak said...

Great work! I like it!

pattyo said...

I love this, Erin! Love how the colors bring out Paisley's beautiful red hair. You make the most perfect flower clusters. Thanks for the tip on using Glossy Accents. Hope your family is better soon!

morkaren said...

Hvor er det sødt Erin. knus morkaren.

morkaren said...

Hvor er det sødt Erin. knus morkaren.

morkaren said...

Hvor er det sødt Erin. knus morkaren.

pattyo said...

Ooop! Forgot to add how much I love the banner with the heart string between the pennants!

Vivi Morais said...

Oh, my.... what can I say??? It's fabulous... I loved!!!
xx

Małgorzata Chrobak said...

So beautiful:) I love the flowers:)

Sonia said...

Just wonderful layout my dear friend^_^
Beautiful photo and I adore the details you added^_^
Big hug,
Sonia

Kathleen White said...

You and your sister are so talented! Love what you both came up with this week. Works of ART!!!

carlies said...

Oh my!! How precious!!Beautifully done stunning take at the sketch.

oxox Carla

Laurie LaRiviere said...

WOW!!! I think this is a fave of mine, the colors go so well with the photo and so much to look at, just gorgeous!! curious, how long does it take you to make a layout? :)

Davi said...

Gorgeous!! Love the colors and all the clustered flower are soooo pretty! Love the seed beads, they just add the perfect touch:)

Lynette said...

A true work of art.

Dorthe said...

Amazingly pretty! Love all those flowers!

Zeneva said...

Just beautiful! Love your use of flowers and your colour choices!

Helen Tilbury said...

Stunning page! That little pumpkin is just edible!! (Paislee I mean!!!)

melshappyscrappyplace said...

I love the colors of this layout. So pretty! I also love how you used the beads on the chipboard...genius!