Friday, April 15, 2011

Guest Designing for the Color Room...

Hey everyone!


Sorry I have been away so long! I have been really busy with work--Live with Prima is doing so well and keeping me super busy! I have new stores joining the list, the designers have been amazing to work with and last but not least..I am loving the chats with all of our viewers/friends...they are so fun to hang with during the shows! If you haven't gone to a live show-go to the website to see what it's all about! The schedule is listed with project photos and the site is a wealth of information regarding the webcasts...



Here is what else I have been up to:

Prima is sponsoring the Color Room this month and I have been asked to create some work using their color palettes and sketches. If you haven't been to this site-you need to check it out! It's one of the very best challenge sites out there, with an amazing design team, a great community, gorgeous palettes and amazing sketches to get your mojo working!

Here is a link to the site: http://thecolorroom.ning.com/

I am telling you---you are going to love it there!


This is the palette and sketch I worked with. The color combination is awesome! I loved working with it and I wanted to share my creation....




OK-so here is my take on it. I used a photo of my nieces-they are amazing girls-and I layered Prima papers with old book pages. I inked all of the edges using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and my Distresser from Tonic.
I even inked the edges of my photo...

The orange Cabachon lace was toned down with some TA Wheatfields Glimmer Mist and then stapled along side the photo/journaling area.


All of the flowers are layered together, including some Prima Rose trim. I used Sculptured flower centers, tiny velvet flowers (from the Aire Collection) and page pebbles to sprinkle around the flower clusters (and also, in the flower centers themselves).


I used a Tim Holtz die for the journaling area and I slipped one behind the photo too. I just love that die-thanks Tim..:) And do you see the sweet little fairy rub on peeking out from around the flowers? I love adding fun little elements like that to my pages.....



So that is all for now! I am working on another layout to share on the Color Room at the end of this month. I am totally hooked on that place! I will share as soon as it's posted!


And I promise not be gone so long again! Thanks for stopping by!


xoxo Cari

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5 comments:

Wendy aka Bling Queen said...

Beautiful. I am glad I found your blog. Such beautiful work. Wish I had all that yummy goodness to create with. HUGS to you

di said...

Lovely layout! Such dimension it's awesome. Thanks for sharing that site, did not know about it.

MYLIFEMYPUGSMYSCRAPBOOK said...

Oh how Beautiful Cari! Just love your work!!!

Kelly R said...

Beautiful pic and design. Love all those flowers. Also wanted to invite you to my new etsy shop. Lots of prima flowers in my card collection. www.kellyron.etsy.com

phamil said...

OH Cari, that page is gorgeous, you can use any colors and make them beautiful! This is just so rich! Really striking page! Love it!!!