Yes! Welcome to our first day of sneak peeks for our new release- Release #20!!! Woah.. has it really been 20 releases? Time sure flies.
So awhile back, I asked Denise for a girl that was sitting. I guess I was thinking more like I could put her on a bench or chair... she gave me this image...
I was soooo happy! It wasn't what I was thinking, but I liked it even more! You can't really see that good cause she's hiding behind those (Prima) flowers, but she's kneeling. She's so sweet looking, she reminded me of our friend Minako who is actually from Japan (Hi Minako!). I met Minako years ago when she worked at Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut in the Visitor Center. I worked in the office so I knew her, but didn't really talk to her that much. Then my friend Bryant (who also worked at MLMN) started dating her, and we got to know her better. She is the sweetest girl you'll meet! So cute that they met at our old work place. They moved back to Oahu, but we still keep in touch through social media.
So since this image is so sweet looking, I thought it would be perfect to name the image after her!
Before I get to my project, I wanted to just get something off my chest. After an awesome awesome week in LA with my bestie Linda... I came home with tons of craft supplies. So while I was cleaning my room (again) to make room for all my loot, I decided that I should not hoard anymore! I have made a conscious decision to bust into my supplies and not let the fact that "I really love that and don't want to use it all for fear of not being able to get it again" stand in my way. Phew... I feel better now.
Ok on to my project!!! Keeping the above in mind, I carefully opened up my pack of corrugated notecards and decided to start using them! I gave it a coat of gesso for a shabby distress look. Then cut up my new Princess paper by Prima (Gasp!) I love that paper. To keep it shabby, I distressed the edges and used my new Prima chalk inkers (Yay!) around the edges. I did not plan on buying them but now I'm glad I gave into my "just buy it" mentality on my trip cause I love them! Now I'm glad I got the whole set.
Next layer is hard to see, but I actually cut up some cheese cloth. Love the way it looks on a project! And the last layer is an old heart doily- sorry threw away the packaging so not sure what company made them. Then it was time to decorate!
Started by hot gluing the beaded spray I got from Downtown LA. I like these acrylic sprays cause it gives you a nice look without overpowering your subject.
Then I glued down Minako. Over Minako, I added some Prima Flowers! Yep, that's right, using my flowers without cringing!
And the final touch was the purple Petaloo butterfly and Prima bling.
Thanks for stopping by! I have so much more to share with you! I guess you can say I got my mojo back. Totally inspired by Prima Artventure! If you want to read about Lfundoo's and Kiki's Epic Crafty Adventure, check out my blog posts here... or watch Linda's haul's here...
And.. didn't forget about our blog candy! Here's the deal:
1) Leave a comment on THIS post if you would like to be entered to win Minako by 11:59pm on 1/31/14; and
2) Tell me about a supply you've been hoarding! Mine is my Prima flowers.
Don't forget to check back tomorrow!!