Friday, April 29, 2011

Another Color Room Layout...

Hey friends!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter Holiday! Brother Matt came home for the weekend and the boys love spending time with him. I love seeing my little brother too. It was really nice to get together...

(OOOH! I had to stop my blog post for a minute to see Will and Kate kiss...they are adorable!)

I was lucky enough to be featured in The Color Room again. Prima sponsored the site all month long and it was so fun to participate in the challenges. The color palettes were beautiful and I highly recommend that you check it out. The inspiration is wonderful and so are all of the members-it's a very warm welcoming site.


Here is the link: http://thecolorroom.ning.com/

And this is the palette I designed with. A mix of very bright colors that were inspired from some of Prima's newest releases. The sketch was really fun and can be interpreted in so many ways...




I stayed true to the sketch, adding strips of lace along the paper edges and layered papers to build up the background. All of the paper edges were inked and distressed. I did this with Vintage Photo Distress ink and my Tonic edge distresser. I also colored a 6x6 canvas refill page with Patina Glimmer Mist and added it to the background to showcase my photo. This is one of my favorite photos of my niece with my sister and brother inlaw...she is an amazing girl-I adore her!



I clustered the flowers together, adding leaves and Candy Gem sprays with crocheted button centers on the flowers. Then a sprinkle of pearls and rub ons surrounding them...


I ran a piece of ribbon through the grommets of the refill canvas page and filled it in with more flowers and other goodies. I have so much fun mixing and matching things together...I could spend hours doing it if I had the time....



So thats it for today! I have some Live with Prima classes coming up this month and I plan to share the projects with you soon! Thanks so much for stopping by-I appreciate it so much!

Have a great day!

xoxo Cari







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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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