Thursday, July 25, 2013

July Prima BAP

Hello my lovely friends,

As promised in my last post, I managed this month to get in and do a couple of challenges.  I am nearly scared and nervous to post these up as its been so long since I have participated in a challenge.  But here goes, here is the first one....

The day I decided to sit down and do a challenge, I opened up Facebook and decided to do the first challenge that was sitting in my posts.  So this time, it happened to be the Prima BAP.

The sketch looked awesome and I turned it so my cluster was at the bottom and went from there.  I loved how this one came out. 

"He thinks the World of you"

I have been dying to use the Donna Downey Hollyhock stencil for ages now.  I created the background using the 6x6 mask and modelling paste. 

Then next it has a few layers and shades of Shimmerz to create the shadow effect.  To create this look, and its my favourite way to use Shimmerz, I paint some Shimmerz on and around the image, and with a small spray bottle of water, I start misting away to create pools of colour.  I then push these pools around with my paintbrush, until I get the desired effect.  I LOVE creating water coloured backgrounds.

Beautiful Prima blooms, trinkets and pearls...

Somehow I still have heaps of the resist canvas pieces from a few releases a go now...still love to use them!

Prima papers used here are Almanac Collection...such soft vintagey papers...swoon!

I love to follow this BLOG... the colour combination in this post was were I got my inspiration from.:)) So if you are driven by colour like I am, and in need of some gorgeous colour combination inspiration...head on over.. I love it!

Thanks so much for visiting
Min xo 


  1. great take on sketch, so love the textures and softness, awesome work :)

  2. This is so beautiful Min! Oh love that stencil I want to make something with it too :) Love the site too, thanks for sharing :) We are well, thanks for visiting me at my blog......I hope you are feeling well too, not too much longer now!!! Hugs xo

  3. Bahaha I should really proof read my comments before many times can I possibly say 'too'!!!! LOL!!!

  4. I love the softness of the pale blue and the textured background looks fantastic.

  5. just had a giggle at stacey's "too"

    Well didn't you just go and create a master piece here... gorgeous work and i adore all your clusters of blooms for those handsome boys of yours!

    thank you and i hope you and bub are doing great!

  6. Wow Min I really don't think you should ever be nervous about creating a layout, this is stunning.. and I love the blue you have used.. absolutely gorgeous flowers too.. stunning layout, and thanks for sharing about the color site, such amazing color combos there, very pretty indeed.. I hope you are keeping well!!

  7. Gosh...this is stunning, Min...and super inspiring!
    Hope you are well :) xx

  8. Fabulous layout! You so rocked that sketch. Love all your layering and how you coloured the canvas. Fingers crossed for you.:)

  9. WOW!! What a stunning take on the sketch Min! Beautiful background work and amazing colour combo.
    I just can't believe how big you boys have grown. Just perfect size to be 'big brothers'. ;) xx

  10. Gorgeous work as always! Love that Hollyhock stencil and how you have used it!

  11. Wonderful layout! I love all details!

  12. wow is so nice! O love all the details!