Prima August 2012 Build A Page (update 9-18-2012 :winner of the Challenge)
This was created using the Prima Madeline Collection. I've been saving this collection for almost a year. Shame on me! What was I thinking? Beautiful paper is not good just sitting - it needs to be cut up.
This was a photo I took of a friends darling daughter.
This unique bold design by Marie-Nicolas Alliot was really a challenge for me in a fun way.
How did I make my background?
Starting with the rays, I cut a circle of cardboard first, then sliced them up into pie wedges.
After placing them on my paper, I took one large sheet of white tissue paper and laid it on top covering the cardboard slices, coating with Matt finish Mod-Podge. In the photo below, you can see the tissue paper on the edges. I just gave them a nice coating of Mod-Podge and let them dry overnight.
I love Mod-Podge. I used Mod-Podge as a kid on school projects and scouting projects fairly often. I love it even still. It helps me reconnect with little 10 yr old Jen-Jen. My husband probably prefers me to do a little less reconnecting with little 10yr old Jen-Jen thinking she's a little predominant in the house. LOL
None-the-less, I'm a scissors, glue and paperdoll sort of person even after all these years. Say "hello" to your inner child.
OK then, refocusing on the layout....When dry, I gave the tissue paper coated layout a top coat of gesso just to brighten and smooth out any uneven tones.
I ripped little pieces of paper from the Madeline Parfait sheet and glued randomly. I took a Prima Mask and used some molding paste to get some feminine dimension back into my layout. I wanted to soften up my stark harsh rays.
I used a Dusty Attic Sweet Pea Border DA0593 and simply painted it with Adirondack Paint in Snowcap. I wanted to bring in more subtle femininity.
Topped with Prima resin wings and flowers to complete my project.
Prima Supplies used:
• Prima - Madeline Collection - - Parfait
• Prima - Madeline Collection - Ste. Marie
• Prima - Stencils Mask Set - Sublime Screens - Mix 3
• Prima - Resin Collection - Ingvild Bolme - Resin Embellishments - Angel Wings
• Prima - Charme Rose Collection - Flower Embellishments - Meadow Lark
• Prima - Pankita Rose Collection - Flower Embellishments - Summer Mix
• Prima - Say It In Crystals Collection - Bling - Ribbon Borders - Sparkling Spring
Thanks for looking and taking some time to listen to little Jen-Jen blabber on. I do believe little Jen-Jen had a chit chat problem in grade school which has carried over to big Jen's blog and journaling.