Friday, January 24, 2014

Friday Focus: Prima

Hello to all! Nancy here! Today I have the great pleasure of hosting the Friday Focus on Prima. 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.

I wanted to create something that looked as though it was discovered in a long forgotten Victorian hope chest, so I went with sepia tones. I call this card 'Timeless Beauty.'  Maja's Vintage Summer and Vintage Autumn papers were perfect for what I had in mind. The image of the sweet girl comes from the same collection. I distressed all the edges with a Tim Holtz Distress Tool. 

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. All the gorgeous Prima embellishments pulled my entire project together. They add the perfect touch to everything!  

If you're interested in any of the products I used you'll find a list just below my post. I had such a great time playing  with all the Prima goodies and creating this card! I hope it brings a little sunshine and warmth on this chilly winter day. I thank you for stopping by to take a peek and I wish you a wonderful weekend! 




  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,

  2. This is fabulous Nancy! Love the distressed layering and the Prima elements peaking into view. Jenny x

  3. Nancy this is fabulous...I love all the layers and vintage photo!
    Greetings from Slovenia

  4. An absolutely STUNNING vintage piece, I love every single little detail of this gorgeous creation. Anne x

  5. Nancy thisis stunning, gorgeous layers , textures and just an absolute treasure .This is a style I so much admire!Gorgeous use of the prima goodies too hugs trace x

  6. Absolutely gorgeous Nancy! I love all the layers and the distressing of the Prima embellishments. Sue Cx

  7. Ohhh WOW Nancy, this is beautiful.
    Hugs Astrid

  8. Gorgeous vintage piece Nancy, I adore all the distressed layers and you have embellished beautifully. Stunning. Tracy x

  9. Stunning vintage project Nancy - all those layers are just fabulous!! and the distressing of the embellishments just amazing.

  10. Such a beautiful project. I love the layers and the vintage feel of it. It's so well put together and the distressing is fantastic!

  11. This is so pretty and so vintage. I love the monochromatic look and all the wonderful layers and distressing.

  12. What a gorgeous vintage card - lovely distressing on all those layers!
    Alison x

  13. This is so beautiful love the creative design and colour scheme.

  14. Those layers are absolutely luscious Nancy - gorgeous card. Nicola x