Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Prima Almanac Collection 12x12 Layout

I have grown to love Prima Marketing. When the Printery Collection came out I was totally struck by that collection. My sister and I HAD to have that collection. We loved everything about it. My sister loved the mistable diecuts, the dress form chipboard piece I love!!( hehe I'm still hoarding it) 

Well when they came out with the Almanac collection, the online stores depicted the colors as orange-ish, beige's and blacks and I wasn't sold. But when I started seeing what people were doing with it!!! Wow I was inspired and just had to get it. When I make a layout I first write down what I want to include in the layout..... such as lace, bling, wood, chipboard pieces, flowers(fabric or mulberry), fussy cut pieces, metals... well you know what ever will make the layout POP!!! 

One day our VERY GOOD friend Mataya was talking about layouts and mini's and we decided that we were going to do layouts for each other and  we would send photos of what we wanted to be memorialized. So we sent her a couple of photos of us that we recently took, she sent us a few of her and her hubs. Well as I started to put pieces of the layout together the project came ALIVE and this is what we sent her........

I did some chicken wire masking in pink and black. I did some stitching on the edges with our sewing machine. I laid down the lace and started layering, or piling up almost everything I had picked out to work with. I pulled inspiration from all of the master pieces I have seen use this collection. When it was done I took pictures and emailed Mataya and couldn't wait to get it out to her. She has been such a great friend to us. We used to live in South Dakota and I truly miss the midwest and I wish I would of found our friendship while we still lived in South Dakota. Thank you for stopping by!!!! 

Have a great day ;) Smiles