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Thursday, January 23, 2014

A few early FEB kit shares (C'est Magnifique)

I'm here with a little tease of what I've made so far with the gorgeous C'est Magnifique February kit, using the same piece of paper twice (front and back). I love this classy paper from Manor House Creations. Up first, is a picture of my grandparents the last time they were photographed together. For this layout, I complimented the kit products with some heart doilies to add more pop of colour. The big gorgeous flowers are from the flower add-on (they are so beautiful!).

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Next, is a picture candid of hubby and I at a wedding we attended 10 years ago. I've been waiting for a black and grey kit to scrap this photo. I adore the black lace in this kit and tucked it here and there, revealing some bits (I will be using more of it on another kit layout too). The pretty flowers are a mix from the main kit and the flower add-on. I even used some of the flower packaging as a mat leaving the signature Prima "create memories" slogan as my title.

Be sure to check back on January 30th when all the C'est Magnifique designers reveal more creations with this kit on all our personal blogs! I think this kit is the most versatile ever and the design team will really knock your socks off!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Dusty Attic January Sketch

I'm back with a project created with the Dusty Attic January sketch. I used the very large scroll #6 (DA0578) and cut it in half to surround my flower cluster. The picture is of my dance instructors. I used the last of my Prima Almanac papers and some Prima packaging to create this layout. The flowers are from Green Tara (I still have lots left over from my time spent on the DT - they are so generous!).

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Nadia's sketches are all so beautiful and Dusty Attic is offering up a nice chipboard prize each month for the sketch challenge. Here is the lovely sketch for this month...

On the chipboard I used a faux reverse crackle technique:
Step 1 - Generously stipple gesso onto chipboard and to create "peaks".
Step 2 - Let completely dry.
Step 3 - Dip your finger into chalk ink and gently rub over the textured bumps to highlight them.

Here is a closer look at the other half of the scroll.

Be sure to enter Dusty Attic's January sketch challenge for a chance to win some beautiful chipboard!