Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Louise Nelson - Prima Marketing Blog Switch Day 2


Here is my blog post for the Prima and Sizzix blog switch!

Layout – ur way speesh!
Tag – 4 you

Materials List


  • 950682 Jodie Lee Designs Art Journal pad
  • 564704 Hello Pastel Brads
  • 562946 Hello Patel Alphabet Stickers
  • 544232 Alphabet Stickers
  • 551322 SIIC
  • 564124 Trim 
  • Cotton Thread
  • Staples
  • Hero Arts Water Color Wheel paint
  • Sakura felt tip pen

Photo credit: Georgie Daniels Photography

I first began with creating a painterly background for my photos and Sizzix die cut embellishments using water color paints.

Whilst the paint was still wet I blotted up some of the paint with 2 of the Sizzix die cut leaf branches (blot up paint on the patterned side of patterned paper).

When paint was dry I then arranged the cotton thread and adhered my photo to the background.

I cut out 3 lots of the Sizzix die cut flowers, I coloured these with splatted water color paint.

Prima chalk ink was applied to the edges of all the flowers, along with Prima decorative brads and crystals to their centres. The layout was completed using one of the smaller Sizzix die cut branches and assorted small medium and large Sizzix die cut flowers; [as can be seen in close up layout photos].

All the edges of the tag were inked with the Prima chalk ink.

Use the painterly technique as for the background on the tag and allow to dry.

Adhere one each of the larger Sizzix die cut flowers and smaller branch to the tag.

Complete tag by adding sentiment with Prima alphabet stickers and painting them to coordinate with the tag color scheme.

I coloured a strip of trim with coordinating water color paint for the tag, this was then threaded through the hole and stapled in position. Hope you enjoyed my project.