Friday, February 12, 2010

Ranger and Prima...Match Made In Heaven!

Hello friends!
Today-I am featuring a couple of projects I created using Prima and some Fabulous Ranger products. And we are doing a little blog hop with some of the Prima Design Team Members, Prima and Tim Holtz! How fun! Be sure to check out what the other girls have made-everything is gorgeous!

I created this Tin for the Donna Downey Inspire workshop. This is going to be one of my Mini Worshops I'll be teaching in May. I used a Prima Tin and painted it with Adirondack Sandal Paint, Vintage Photo Distress Ink and Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. Then I embellished with some Prima goodies-Canvas Dress Form, Pearls, Gems, Felt Stem, New Pastiche Paper and Flowers. This tin can be used as a traveling container for your Ranger tools, Stamps, Prima supplies and more... It can also be used for Home Decor...the sky is the limit!
And this project has to be one of my favorites to date! This is a Valentine Mail Box. I used Prima's 8 x 8 Canvas Album and added paper to the sides to create the box. I spritzed with water using my Mini Mister and added ink to the cover. Then I inked a new Donna Downey Flower stamp with Lipstick, Fire Brick, Mahagony and Peeled Paint Distress Inks and stamped onto the surface. Then I used the Mini Mister again to spritz water over the image for a watercolor look. Careful not to spritz too much-it will distort your image if over saturated. I dry brushed Lettuce Adirondack Acrylic Paint on the other side. I applied Shell Pink alcohol ink onto the Prima Chipboard letters using my Alcohol pen--this worked great to get in all the nooks. Then inked the letters with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and applied Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint as my final coating. I adhered my letters over the painted area using Farbi-Tac. I added some of Tim's metal flower charms to the flower centers too.

The "lid" is a piece of Prima's packaging. I gessoed, and painted it using Claudine Helmuth's wonderful products. Her paints are so creamy! I nked the surface with Vintage Photo, and then painted on the Rock Candy Crackle. It looks like leather..I love the result! I added Prima's E-Line pearls along the top-mixing and matching as I went.

The sides are a patterned paper from Prima's new Shabby Chic Line-a gorgeous script pattern, inked and scored to resemble the side of a bag.

I plan to put my Family's Valentines Day cards and goodies in this mailbox. I think they'll love it. And until then-it makes for a very nice V-Day decoration in my home....
Here are the links to the other blogs. Have a great time viewing all of the cool projects along the way!
Have a great day! I'll be back soon!

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13 comments:

Fryne said...

totally love your creations - as always!!!

ZettiBetti said...

This sooooo gorgeous!! I'm gonna have to try it. TFS x

joei said...

Cari, thanks for your nice comment, your blog was the FIRST one I saw last night, I LOVE ALL OF THEM!!!

Christiane said...

CARIIII, this is to die for!!!!
hugs!!

Janinek said...

Your projects are just stunning. I love the way you use the times alphas in a large block of text, just looks fantastic.

Lori Renn said...

Gorgeous creations!!

Shemaine Smith said...

Cari your projects are just breath taking! I always love admiring your work girlfriend.

ellen s. said...

those are so fun! i love that and have to try the bag...beautiful

stephanie said...

Love your creations.

phamil said...

Cari what a cool project! I love the "lid", I use the green backing for leaves lots of times!!! LOL! Love the red flowers too!!! Ranger and Prima are a great match! I really like Prima & Websters together too!!

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