Cards, Tags and more by Annie Carignan

Hello !! Have you seen this beautiful Cards, Tags and more kit this month? It is filled with beautiful products from Prima.  You have plenty of supplies to create beautiful projects like mini-albums, tags, ATC’s, cards, Art Journal spreads, layouts,  the possibilities are endless !

I like to go out of my comfort zone once in a while so I decided to create ATC’s, something I haven’t done very often !  So I chose the 3×4 wood ATC cards.

Here is the kit :

A new year has begun and every January, I always like to look forward and try to make new resolutions for the upcoming months.  That is why I chose to create 4 ATC’s with positive quotes on them.  I will put them where everyone can see them in the house, because they are good for my kids too.

I chose a different 6×6 paper for every ATC and adhered on the wood.  I wanted to put some watercolor on them so I put a coat of clear Gesso on the paper.  I cut out some of the Darice on all 4 and then put some flowers, art titles printery and resin embellishments. The quotes are from my stash. If you would like to do something similar and you don’t have word stickers, you can always type them in Word, print them and cut them.


 

 

 

 

 

Products Used :

Cards, Tags and More Kit:

Prima Marketing – Printery Mulberry Paper 6 x6 paper pad
Prima Marketing Wooden ATC Cards-Lovely Prints
Prima Marketing–Velvet baubles Romance Novel
Prima Marketing-Art Tiles Printery
Prima Marketing-Resin in a box Keys
Darice -Rose Flowers Parade Neutrals

from my stash :

Prima Watercolor

1.2.3 Scrap word phrases

 

 

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Bonheur by Annie Carignan

Hello everyone ! Here I am today with a layout made with this month’s sketch.

Here is a photo of my son very captivated by what Santa is saying to him, even if he was older and did not want to sit on his lap !! I thought these colors went perfectly with this kit. I just love the flowers Poinsettia Kiss from Prima, they go perfectly with the Paper Rose Blue flowers.

I first put a coat of Clear Gesso on the background then I used the stencil from the Mixed Media Kit. I used some gray watercolour from my stash. I used a stamp from my stash with Red ink as a repeat to the flowers and the Red title bonheur.

On the Holly and Berry frame from Creative Embellishments, I put a coat of gel and used the Art Sugar from the Mixed Media kit, I also could have embossed but the color was perfect. I put some of the pearls included in the kit and the Silver leaves.

Scrapbook Kit

Products used:


Maja Designs Joyous Winterdays – Blizzard
Maja Designs Joyous Winterdays – Ephemera
Prima Marketing – Victorian Christmas Poinsetta Kiss
Prima Marketing – Sweet Peppermint Flowers Northpole
Prima Marketing – Paper Roses Blue
Creative Embellishments Chipboard – Holly and Berry Frame
Kaisercraft Pearls – Demin

Mixed Media Kit :

Art Sugar Antique Silver, Kaisercraft mini Holly stencil




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Believe by Annie Carignan

Here is my project that I created with the Mixed Media Kit. I loved doing it ! So much that I put it in my living room for decoration this year.

When I received this kit I thought about it all week. I had an all day crop and I was waiting until then to start working on it. By then I knew exactly what I wanted to do for this project.

This is a souvenir of a magical moment that happened when we were walking in the Christmas Market. It was snowing and all of a sudden, we heard Tinkle Bells. Santa Claus was walking outside and came to see the kids, they were so surprised and speechless !! Here they are listening to him speaking. I will never forget that moment !

In the kit there were 3 paint colours : Red, Green and Linen. I used the Linen paint for the base coat. I used the Holly mini stencil on the surface with some Modeling Paste from my stash. One everything was dry I started to play with the Red and the Green mixed with a little bit of water to create watercolour. I added some splashes of paint to pop the colors. The poinsettias were really flashy so I decided to tone them down a little with the Green paint for the pine and with Red for the flowers. I put White Gesso on the ornaments and added Antique Silver Art Sugar. As a finishing touch, I took some Snow I had in my stash and put it on the pines and the poinsettias. I embossed the wood title Believe with Embossing Powder from my stash.

Here are some close ups :

Mixed Media Kit:

Prima – Impasto Paint Poppy Red
Prima – Impasto Paint Bottle Green
Prima – Impasto Paint Linen
Prima – Art sugar Antique Silver
Prima – Opal Magic Wax Vintage Silk
Darice – 8” Poinsettia Pick
Darice – Woodword Script Believe 9.5”
Darice – Pallet Wood Sign 10.5 x 10”
Kaisercraft Mini Stencil – Holly

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Challenge Winner and Merry Christmas

Hey everyone Kim here, I had a regular post scheduled for today. Instead, I’m going to spread some Holiday cheer by announcing the winner of our November Mood Board Challenge.

Here was the Mood Board for November:

Congratulations to our winner: Donna Bailey Sergent.

This was Donna’s wonderful entry:

It was a hands down favorite with the judges. We love the way she used texture, especially on the feathers. The overall design is just gorgeous. Great job Donna.

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Noel by Annie Carignan

Hello everyone ! I am presenting today another layout made with the December Scrapbook Kit. 

For this layout I used a few mediums included in the Mixed Media kit but you can use just about any products you have at home to get the same results 🙂  I used a stencil with Magic Wax from Prima on the background but Modeling Paste would do the trick just as well.  I cut out different images from the Maja Design paper collection to put behind the photo.  I also used a snowflake punch from my stash and some wood snowflakes too.  

As I was cutting the edges of the papers I noticed that they could be used later.  I started to roll them like  I always do before getting rid of them and then I thought to myself : why not use them as decorations ? You can see that I used a few on my page 🙂

Of course I put those beautiful Silver blue flowers  that went perfectly with that collection and also added some “snow” here and there.  The title  Noel is something I had in my stash but I didn’t like the color so I put some gel on it and put the Art Sugar from Prima included in the Mixed Media kit.

Scrapbook Kit:

  1. Maja Designs Joyous Winterdays – Make Decorations
  2. Maja Designs Joyous Winterdays – Cozy Inside
  3. Maja Designs Joyous Winterdays – Ephemera
  4. Prima Marketing – Paper Roses Blue
  5. Kaisercraft Pearls – Demin

Mixed Media Kit:

  1. Prima – Art sugar Antique Silver
  2. Prima – Opal Magic Wax Vintage Silk
  3. Kaisercraft Mini Stencil – Holly
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15th Anniversary from Annie Carignan

Hello everyone!! December kit is here and I am super excited to share my creations for this month.  December is a special month for us because first of all, my husband and I met in December, there is Christmas of course AND my daughter was born in December.

This background paper reminded me of our wedding because we got married in the Winter but also because my dress and the groom’s accessories had light blue in them.  This was the perfect kit for Winter photos :). We will celebrate our 15th Anniversary in January so why not do a layout about that day 🙂

This is a pretty simple layout where I did not use a lot of mediums except some splashes of White Gesso on the background and some gel to fix the snow and the Art Sugar from the Mixed Media kit.

I used different layers of paper behind the photo and lots of Pearls.  I used the Holly and Berry Border from Creative Embellishments that I painted White.  I just love the little Shovel !!!

I loved adding the Art Sugar everywhere, I think it adds great texture and color to the layout.

 

 

Material used :

Scrapbook Kit:

  1. Maja Designs Joyous Winterdays – Playful
  2. Maja Designs Joyous Winterdays – Frost
  3. Maja Designs Joyous Winterdays – Cozy Inside
  4. Creative Embellishments Chipboard – Holly and Berry Border
  5. Darice – Sweetwater Roses Mint
  6. Kaisercraft Pearls – Demin
  7. Kaisercraft Pearls – Pearl
  8. Darice – Mini Shovel
 

Mixed Media Kit:

  1. Prima – Art sugar Antique Silver
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November kit 4th reveal by Annie Carignan

 

Hello everyone ! I am sharing today my fourth project for this month.  The focus on this layout is the beautiful resin frame from Prima which is included in the Mixed Media kit.

I coated some clear Gesso on this White 12×12 cardstock. Then I used stencil from the mixed media and Modeling Paste.  I stamped the background with ABStudio stamp and put some color with aquarelle paint from my stash.

I cut different peaces of flowers, leaves and clocks from what I had left over from the scrapbook kit and added them under the photo as well as peaces of chipboard that I painted white.

I used some of the Finnabair glaze on the frame and art stones to create texture.

  

Here are some close-ups :


 

 

 

Material used :

From the Mixed Media kit :

Prima – Icing Paste Rose Gold

Prima – Art Stones

Prima – Stencil Flourish

Prima – Montchamp Imperial Resin Frame

Creative Embellishments Chipboard – Corner Flourish

From the Scrapbook kit :

Flowerful Life paper

49 & Market Vintage Shades – Yellow

Creative Embellishments Chipboard – Keys

AB Studio – Rubber Stamp ID 106

Tres Jolie – Ivory Lace Trim

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Mixed Media Monday

Hey everyone Kim here, today I am sharing my project I made with with Mixed Media Kit. If you don’t know about our mixed media kits, let me tell you about them. The kit is filled with not only mediums, but a project so you can use our kits right out of the box.

Here is our November Mixed Media kit. It is filled with the new Icing paste medium from Prima.  It also includes 3 sizes of embroidery hoops and canvas. You can create your own mixed media hoops. You can subscribe to our kits here.

Check out the kit:

Here is what I created using the kit:

How about some close ups:

Lets talk about the background first. After I put the canvas on the hoops and decided on which side I wanted to work on, I took the stencil and the icing paste paste to make the background. Once that was done, I began deciding how I wanted to arrange my hoops.

Once I had the arrangement set up I glued my hoops together. While the hoops were drying, I heat embossed my chipboard piece.

I then decided to add a doily behind my frame before I attached it. I just wanted something peeking out behind it.

Now it was time to start embellishing my hoops. I moved my flowers all around until I was happy with the groupings. I made sure I used some dimensional tape under some flowers so they pop off the project. Plus it makes it easier to tuck bits and pieces under them.

After all the big embellishment were done, I started adding all the little details that really make your project. I used a butterfly and some floral ribbon from my stash. The sentiments are also from my stash.

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“Faire des folies” with Annie Carignan

Hello again everyone !

I am sharing today another layout that I made with beautiful November Scrapbook Kit where we had ABStudio gorgeous products, 49 and Market and Prima flowers along with great chipboards from Creative Embellishments.

For this layout I wanted to work with the feathers, which are not something I normally use so this was a little bit of a challenge for me because I never know where to put them !  So I had this idea of using all of them so they would be the focus of my page.

First thing I did was  gesso the background, then I cut little peaces of paper for the top and the bottom that I adhered making a triangle directed to the center and reaching the bottom. I used AB Studio stencil with Paste.  I took the feathers and adhered them from the top to the center, and from the bottom to the center also. I painted them with white gesso.  I put some  Icing Paste to give color just a little and added   the trim lace on top and bottom.  I finished by adding flowers, tags, bird and Art Stones.

Here are some close-ups :

 

 

 

 

Material used :

Papers :

Incredible adventures

Field of flowers

Flowerful life

Embellishments:

49 & Market Vintage Shades – Yellow

49 & Market Seaside Blooms – Natural Blush

49 & Market Blossom Blooms – Linen

Creative Embellishments Chipboard – Feathers

AB Studio – Rubber Stamp ID 106

AB Studio – Stencil ID 110

Tres Jolie – Ivory Lace Trim

Mixed Media Kit:

Prima – Icing Paste Rose Gold

Prima – Art Stones

Prima – Love Story Flowers Charlize

 

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Annie xxx

Live in the Moment

Hi everyone, Kim here. Today I’m sharing a feminine layout created with the November scrapbook kit. The kit features papers from AB Studio. For a full list of kit contents please check here.

This kit is so versatile. You can create masculine or feminine layouts with it. It’s full of texture and colors that can go both ways. Here is the kit:

 

Here is my layout create with it:

I went with the soft pink, yellow and green colors from the papers.

Here are some close ups:

I used the mask from the kit to add more texture to the background. This paper was also great for fuzzy cutting elements. I used a lot of those pieces here too.

More of the fussy cut elements, along with the lace, resin feather and metal clock from the kit.  You can see a bit more of the stenciling as well.

There are some great tags to fussy cut as well. I used one here, along with the fuzzy cut leave elements. More lace and a resin clock from my stash.  I added pink and white splatters to complete the look.

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