Friday, November 15, 2013

Projects with Prima Optimist Range!

Hi ! Joanne here showing you some of the projects I put together using the beautiful Prima Optimist Range ! This range is full of colours and textures - which blend effortlessly into each other !

List of materials I used:

Prima The  Optimist 6 x 6 paper pad;
Prima The  Optimist Leaves;
Prima The  Optimist Brads;
Prima flowers;
Prima Vintage Vanity Doily Stamp;
Prima Wood Embellishments;
Prima white and black chalk fluid;
Chevron Washi Tape;
Ranger Distress Ink - Black;
I sheet of Black Card Stock (Bazzil Basic);
I sheet of Cream Card Stock (Bazzil Basic);
Black Pigment Liner (Staedtler) - 0.5
Twine - and while lace ribbon;
Glue dots, Scrappy glue, Glossy Accents and double sided tape;


The first project I made is a little mini 'file tab' album - tied together with a little bit of twine for that outdoor feel ! I used some left over black and cream card to form the 'frame' for it - and created patterned paper out of it by using the Prima doily stamp ( which I loved). I then filled it in with some interesting flower photos I took (in my garden) and layered it with the beautiful prima papers and embellishments. I kept the journaling simple by writing it myself - it also has the effect of bringing the album together.

I then made a 12 x 12 layout using again black and white card stock as a frame. I made some really cool pattern paper with the stamp on the white card - and loved the way it turned out. Then I used an interesting black and white photo  - and I cut up loads of the prima paper into squares - mixed in the flowers and leaves to embellish the layout. I loved the way it turned out. Simple but effective.

Finally just using the scraps on the table  - I quickly assembled them and made a quick card ! Try it - so easy and fun!

This is a great range to work with - each of the elements combine so well together - enjoy and happy crafting !


  1. Fabulous Joanne love love your mini album ..

  2. Love the album, the pops of colour on the black are just perfect! The layout is gorgeous too!