Monday, August 26, 2013

PRIMA WINTER!



Our last and final season is Winter.  We're almost done?? Say it isn't so!  But at least in this case, the ending has a happy side.  The various blogs involved in the hop will be awarding their prizes.  On my blog, I'm going to give you the rest of today to post your comments and pick the winner tomorrow morning. I hope this is OK and felt it was only fair to those who might be working and couldn't post early.  Please check back tomorrow to see if you won!

First up is a seasonal winter tag that doesn't scream "Christmas."  The papers used on this tag including the dolls clothing are from S.E.I. that was available about 2 years ago.  It was a soft teal, red, and gray color scheme and I have used the heck out of this paper.  Again, I covered her arms with a shirt to match the tights. The frosty border punch on the bottom and top is from Memory Box. I just love their dies.  The window is from Poppystamps and the scene inside the window is a snowy village from Cuttlebug embossing.  The sentiment, stamped in Encore Green Metallic ink, is from PTI.  I finished her off with some real vintage seam binding we found at my mother in laws when we cleaned out her house.  The glittery plastic snowflakes are from Michaels.  I also used that "faux lace" technique on her skirt with the white dots.  
The next tag is "definitely" Christmas.  The houses background was from the front of a greeting card I received one Christmas.  Yes, I save them too! The vintage images are Tim Holtz and the December 25th sticker is Anna Griffin.  After I was finished, I sprayed the tag lightly with adhesive spray and used trickled on some Mica flakes.

My final project for winter and for the hop is a scrapbook page.I'm not a big scrapbooker but I do occasionally get motivated.  I thought this would be a fitting final project.  The background paper I believe is from Visions of Christmas by K&Co.  Can you tell that company is a favorite?  There's a lot going on on this page to talk about.  Punched border snowflakes are a Martha Stewart punch as is the punched border on the red mat.  The bow in the upper left is two ribbons tied together which perfectly matched the background color!The little flags are topped with a small page of Chritmas music, crowned with a snowflake and the Prima name.  The wings were sprayed with perfect Pearls Sunflower Gold.  The chipboard itself is Dusty Attic.  There's lots of Stickles all over the dolls clothing.  In the upper right hand a gold glittered star shines over all.  I call this page The Heavenly Prima Choir.
Well we've come to the end of our Prima Mixed Media Dolls hop.I want to thank everyone who visited and left such kind comments.  It's very gratifying.  I also want to give a nod to my fellow blog posters.  They are a great bunch of gals and we're spread all over the place geographically and all of us have never met in person but only online.  Isn't the internet wonderful! There is some talk and "rumors" of another hop with a different theme in the fall.  Not sure, just sayin'.....This has been more fun than I imagined when Diane Hover our "fearless leader" asked me to participate.  A special thank you to her.  Love ya' Di!  If you have any questions about the projects on my blog, please feel free to contact me.  My email is under my profile.  I'd love to see the work you do that was inspired by our hop and be sure to share on Pinterest.  Thanks again and enjoy the rest of your summer.  


22 comments:

Mulberry Mindy said...

I love the Heavenly Prima Choir, Mary! I love your beautiful wintery and Christmas tags, too! But your scrapbook page really caught my eye. I had to enlarge it to see all the wonderful details! Thanks so much for all the wonderful inspiration during the hop, I am looking forward to working with you again in the future.
Mindy
http://mulberrymindy.blogspot.com

ParkNSlide said...

Love all 3 of your fabulous designs. I wish I could see the sparkle and detail in person. Lots of inspiration here. I have shared, followed and posted also. Thanks for a super fun blog hop.

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Mary!!!

Parabéns pelas cores utilizadas nas suas criações natalinas. Belíssimos!!! Visitei e deixei um comentário no blog da Diane, Darlene.

Beijos

Scrap for Joy said...

As always, I am wowed with your projects, Mary! I am so glad I can enlarge each picture to see every lovely detail! Your work is always flawless! Thank you for being the enabler for these wonderfully, fun paper doll stamps! I love playing with them and I'm already thinking of new ways to incorporate them into my projects.
This blog hop has been loads of fun but BOY! has this month flown by! I know we'll keep in touch....what will you inspire me with next???
Happy Hopping!
xoxo
Joyce

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OMG Mary what FABULOUS creations! Each one gave me new ideas that I can't wait to try!
It has been a WONDERFUL journey with you ladies on this hop and I have learned so many clever tips/tricks from you all!
Thanks for inspiration and friendship! Maybe we can do it again some time! Hope to see you around blogland! HUGS from OHIO!

Davi said...

Both tags are beautiful, love the aquas on the first and the second equally beautiful with the lovely layers and more traditional colors! GREAT scrapbook page also ;)

Larisa said...

Great coloring.. awesome papers! Love your card and tag!

Diane said...

Beautiful, gorgeous creations Mary...wow...love your scrapbook page with the angels...I want to do one, now....and the mica flakes on the tag...how creative is that...all are stunning and perfection!! Thank you so much for joining in the hop and hoping we can another one soon...I have learned several inspiring things from you on this hop...thank so much!!

MiamiKel said...

Oh my goodness gracious, these are DIVINE!! Angels! That is over the top creative and such a wonderful addition to the winter/Christmas theme. So much detail, beauty, just stunning work! THis has been the most wonderful month long hop ever! :)

Lisa said...

Oh wow, all of your project are just gorgeous!! I love the tags!! The scene you created on the first on is fabulous!! And I love the scrapbook page!! It looks amazing!! I'm so glad to have met you through this hop!! Thanks for all of the awesome inspiration!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Karon said...

WOW - Fabulous tags and I love the LO showcasing all three. Great thing to add wings! Beautiful papers. Been a fabulous 4 week hop :-)

karon(dot)hughes(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Great idea to use the embossing folder to create a scene in back of the window. The colors are very pretty on that doll.
I did sign up for your blog.
Carol b
Cburnsstar@aol.com

Debbie Peysen said...

Awesome. I love the second tag where the dress matches 25. Actually they all are wonderful. The scrapbook page is so full of little details.

Thank you for all the work you did this month. I have so enjoyed it.

Debbie P
deb.peysen@suddenlink.net
a follower

Createology said...

Lovely Winter Dolls. I have truly enjoyed your wonderful blog hop. Thank you. How fun to have all of this inspiration from which to finally try out my Prima stamps. Creative Bliss...

Alvina said...

Wow, beautiful winter projects, I love those dolls, thanks for sharing all 4 season projects!

alvinascreations.blogspot.com

Gretchen Wilson said...

What a wonderful job of getting ready for the Christmas season, these girls are ready to party in one way or another, This has been so much fun.

Kathy Salido said...

I have really enjoyed seeing all your wonderful tags, thanks for sharing your talents!!
Kathy
Salido99@msn.com
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOW- you have outdone yourself- each is fantastic!!! Loving all of the techniques on the first, loving the Christmas' feel to the 2nd and an awesome Scrapbook page! Thanks for a fab hop- loved all of your 'seasons' with the girls!

Sherrie K. said...

Oooh my gosh, how beautiful your projects turned out!!! I love the gorgeous details and the colors are fabulous! These doll stamps are so fun and would love to get my hands on one..thanks for sharing!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

SiskiyouSue said...

I wanted you to know how beautiful I think your tags are. I've visited twice but was interrupted and didn't get the chance to post... Life! I love the sparkle and embellishments you have used, really fits the season.
SiskiyouSue
suekimmet@gmail.com

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

so cute! I love them all. Follower and hollysilva911@hotmail.com

Crafty Moni said...

Your tags are adorable! Love the way you dressed the dolls up for the winter, all the extra detail really was a great touch:)Thanks for sharing!

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

moni023 at yahoo dot com