The Prima Product Pick and colour challenge for April really took me out of my comfort zone...I am Greens and Browns and earthy colours and now I had to work with these Spring colours!!! But I did enjoy playing with something out of the ordinary for once...Although this page in the end had a mind of its own! I had my photos, design and papers all set out, even had al the paper mats cut and positioned, and then I started with the texture and misting...lol...and everything changed! By the time I was done misting, nothing worked any more and I had to do a roundabout on all of it!!!
In the end I used this photo of my three kiddies taken in 1991..at least their clothes matched the colours of the palette as well...
I started by white washing the background paper, a sheet of Prima's Script Pad with Gesso and a wet wipe. Thereafter I added a border with some Gesso. I applied Seedless Preserve Distress Stain with a sponge, misted with water and dried with my heat gun. Then I spritzed some of the same colour on with a mini mister. I made the blobs with Peacock Feathers Distress Stain.
I also used Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink and a Prima mask to add the yellow dots. The punched elements were part of a mat that I cut and ended up being used as elements tucked between my flower clusters.
My flowers are a variation of different Prima flowers and snippets from a Cherry Bloom Branch.
On top of all the inking, I also sprayed some Goosebumps Texture Spray on the page.
This is a Amore Cherry heart and a Beads Petal Pin, both from Prima...
I also tucked some Resits Canvas pieces that I inked with the Squeezed Lemonade Ink in between the clusters...
I used the following papers...although it's only snippets of them...
Divine Collection: Canzone
Lifetime Collection: Quilter
Lyric Collection: Overture
Thank you for visiting my "Spring Garden"...hope you enjoyed your brief visit!!!
There is a garden in every childhood,
an enchanted place where colors are brighter,
the air softer,
and the morning more fragrant than ever again.