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Friday, January 24, 2014

Timeless Beauty Card using Prima and Maja Design Paper



Hello to all my blog friends on this chilly winter day! I hope your staying safe and warm. Even here in Charleston we're having frigid temperatures at night. 

Today I'm excited to share a card I created for the Friday Focus on Prima at the Frilly and Funkie Blog
 I adore all things Prima, so I'm excited to let you know that for the coming week Prima products sold at The Funkie Junkie Boutique have an extra 15% discount applied. You can find them HERE. I recently acquired some of their Vintage Trinkets, Vintage Mechanicals, and Vintage Baubles and it was love at first sight! I'm showcasing several products from these lines and demonstrating how they set the stage for the theme of my project.


Here's a close up of several Prima products I used. The small clock on the bottom is from the Vintage Mechanical collection, the clock on top is from the Vintage Trinket collection, and the little crystal treasure  is from the Vintage Bauble collection. I wanted to make my Mechanicals a bit darker and more 'time touched', so I applied Gesso followed by layers of  Ranger Old Paper and Walnut Stain Distress Paint. After everything was totally dry I sanded gently to reveal a hint of the lighter paint layer below. The bauble started out white, but I did a little of altering with Alcohol Ink to age it up.   


This is a close up of the opposite corner. Here I used the larger Vintage Mechanical clock and  Vintage Trinket  gears, aging them in the same manner as the other items. If you look in the background you'll see a new product I received from the Frilly and Funkie Boutique. It's from a roll of Linda's rusty tin wire net. I've been wanting to use this since the moment I first saw it, and it was a perfect accent to my project. 


The word 'beauty' is another Vintage Trinket. I did nothing to change it except for a little shaping to add dimension. I kept layering everything up, created some leaves from a Tim Holtz Alterations Die, and some handmade flowers from Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms die. All the gorgeous Prima embellishments pulled my entire project together. They add the perfect touch to everything!  




Thank you so much for coming by to take a peek at my card! If you're interested in any of the products I used you'll find a list just below my post. I wish you a day filled with beauty and wonder! 
Hugs,






6 comments:

  1. Ohhhh my what a beauty Nancy,
    Absolutely adorable and such a darling keepsake. You have choosen such scrummy yummy papers and colours, I love love love all the gorgeous layers and all the amazing detailing you have added. When I first saw it, because of all the visible layers, I thought that it was a little book/journal. You ae such a talented 'angel' my dear friend and it's wonderful to see your talents are put to good use as a Designer for the Frilly & Funky blog.
    Lots of love and warmest best wishes,
    Su
    -x-

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    1. Thank you so much, my dear friend! I miss you!! I sent you a couple of emails this week but I remember you said you were having trouble with one of your addresses, so I don't know if you received them. I wish could pop on over to France and just knock on your door:-))
      Sending hugs and love to you and your family!!
      Nancy

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  2. Gorgeous!!
    Lovely details ♥
    Hugs, Anne

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    1. Thank you so much for your king words, Anne!!

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  3. Nancy, your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the layers, the distressed edges, the embellishments...everything. Stunning!

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    1. Thank you so very much, Susie!! You are so sweet and kind!
      Hugs,
      Nancy

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