Sunday 25 May 2014

May BAP challenge

As I mentioned yesterday.. I came across this wonderful blog, Scrapbook Garden whilst having a little 'surf' and I have been reading back all of their posts for May.. do you know they post nearly every day!! I'm so inspired by them.. what a fab find!

One of their posts was about the Prima May Build a Page challenge.. here  where you'll need to scroll all the way down to see the BAP 'bit'. The sketch is a really 'messy' one, which was always going to be a bit of a challenge because I don't have many Prima inks etc.. and the page had to be 90% Prima.. so whats a girl to do? Well.. I used as many Prima products as I could find and came up with more than I was expecting.. I'm one of those people that buys things that I see when I see them, without really realising their brand... and it turns out, I must like Prima a lot as I had quite a choice to choose from. 

In this instance I chose my background paper Prima Printery 'Monogram' some of my old stash, (it's always good to use up old stash..right??). 

This gave me the basis for the LO. I then stamped Primas Rectangular 'Stitch' (No. 570507) stamp in large a diagonal area and added some 'Welcome to Paris (No. 559434)  stamping too. This gave me the background I was after and thought I would add more 'splashes and splodges' later. 

I then matted my photos on black cardstock- this turned out to be the only product I used that wasn't Prima!. Then I cut several elements, the butterfly, bee, some letters etc from co-ordinating papers from Prima Lyric Collection, 'Prelude' and the reverse side of another sheet of 'Monogram'. (I made the title up with co-ordinating letters cut from a piece I'd used previously so I can't name the sheet) I then arranged the photos and elements on the sheet and realised I'd covered up most of my inking and stamping! I thought about this for a while and decided that I really wanted my photos this size.. so I went with the flow and stuck it all down, layering all the elements as I went... even though you can now only just see my stamping!

I finished off with a felt floral flourish (No. 715052), 2 large flowers (No. 553111) from the Allure Mocha pack, a black flower (No. 553098), two pebbles (No. 655350)  and I finished it off with a piece of 'Say it in Crystals' black trim (No. 553876) 

So, after all those embellishments and trim I decided I didn't want to add any more inking, splodges or splatters and I am, overall, happy with the way it turned out.

Thanks for popping by and do remember to let me know you've visited... I'm going to blog another LO later too.. so do remember to pop in again! 


  1. great interpretation of a challenge, lovely page :-)

  2. Thanks again for the link to my blog. Lovely layout - good luck in the sketch challenge. Ann x

  3. Wow superb page and fancy finding all that Prima stuff well done you