Monday, May 2, 2016

Home Decor with Prima...

Hi Everyone...I hope you are all enjoying your May Bank Holiday weekend...a new month and a new week which means it's time to head on over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's "Show Us Your Metal" challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because

and the theme for this week is...
this week we are creating something to decorate our could be a canvas...a wall hanging...a candle holder...coaster...whatever takes your fancy and we are showcasing... 
you don't have to use them to join in but we would love to see how you use them if you do. 
If you visit here'll know I've got a bit of a thing for canvasses...not sure how many are currently stored in the cubbyhole but I just couldn't resist looking out some Prima goodies and adding to the collection...
I started off by priming my 8" x 8" canvas with a layer of gesso and once dry I fixed down torn strips of paper from Prima's Life Time A4 pad with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and to take away the stark whiteness of the gesso...applied a thin wash of Gathered Twigs Distress Paint all over with a damp baby wipe.
I used Tim Holtz Halftone and Rings Stamp Set inked with Gathered Twigs Distress and Black Archival Inks to create some background this stamp's gone right to the top of my favourites list...
and added Prima "The Archivist" Statement Stickers sealing them down with Distress Collage Medium Matte...
giving me a base to apply Vintage Photo Distress Crayon which I rubbed in with my finger and then removed some of the crayon from the surface of the stickers with a slightly damp paper towel...
I mixed the Art Basics 3D Transparent Matte Gel with the Art Stones and applied randomly over the canvas...
and used Wendy Vecchi's Crackled Textured Paste with the Splatters Mini Stencil from Set 3...
Then it was time to colour the beautiful Penmanship flowers from Prima with Tattered Rose Distress Spray Stain and colour the leaves with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink...
I fixed Prima Mechanicals to the centres of the flowers...
and metal numbers that I had in my stash along with sentiment stickers from "The Archivist" Statement Stickers Pad. To finish I dripped Picket Fence and Tarnished Brass Spray Stain over the canvas to create a random splattered look.

You can find all the products I used over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp online store...just click on the links below...

Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and as always you all have the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says StampYou have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2 pm CET to join in...

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I can't wait to see what you all create this week
so have fun and happy crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Fabulous, I'm inspired to make one now xx

  2. Fabulous, I'm inspired to make one now xx

  3. Fabulous! I love Prima products!
    Linda xxx

  4. oooh this is absolutely gorgeous Kath!! I love how you added the texture and I will be ordering some of those art stones too. The colours and details are fabulous! :-)

    Lols x x x

  5. This canvas is so beautiful Kath! I love those art stones, they give some wonderful dimension, the flowers are gorgeous - and those leaves look so 3D Love this - lots!! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. Great card Kath love all the textures


  7. Wow Mrs. What a fabulous array of textures. Love the finished look. You have some amazing talent Kath. Hugs Rita xxxx

  8. Your canvas is fantastic! Love all the textures! hugs xx Zoey

  9. Fab creation! This is totally out of my comfort zone, but after seeing your canvas, I'm thinking I may need to give it a go.

  10. What a wonderful piece Kath. I love the colours and the texture.
    Toni xx

  11. This is truly beautiful, Kath. Such gorgeous texture and lovely details.

  12. Another stunning canvas Kath x Love all the wonderful details and textures. The flowers are amazing too

    Annie xx

  13. Gorgeous, Kath! Loving all the detailing and texture!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  14. Thus is beautiful. I was initially drawn by your lovely colors (dusty-rosy-goldy)... So much to see here! :)

  15. Kath, it looks like you had a lot of fun with your canvas! It turned out beautifully!!

  16. This is gorgeous, Kath. I'm swooning over all the wonderful texture you've created. Awesome! Cathie <3

  17. Gorgeous canvas Kath, fabulous background and the Prima flowers are beautiful. Thanks for sharing it, Deb xo

  18. Your canvas is so gorgeous, Kath. I love the beautiful soft color scheme and the fabulous texture you created. :)

  19. Fabulous canvas, Kath! Love all the texture and the wonderful prima flowers! So pretty! Hugs, Sandra

  20. Gorgeous canvas Kath! I adore this soft color palette and all the textures you've added! Barbara

  21. This is lovely! What a pretty calm beige on the background! Love all the textures you gave it and the patterns. Lovely flowers, all matches together perfectly! Hugs, Marzena

  22. Fabulous canvas Kath and I love the soft colour palette and that gorgeous textural background ~ it's such a pretty project! Hugs xx

  23. There are always such clever little details in every single piece you do! I walk away from your blog wanting to copy everything you've thought up, so thanks for using so much brain power on my behalf! I thought the way you repeated the same alphabet letters was nothing short of brilliant!!!

  24. Gorgeous canvas Kath!! I particularly love the use of the letter stickers, what a fantastic idea. And all the texture is wonderful.