Friday, April 21, 2017

'Only You'

Hello girls, I have a vintage art journal spread to share today created
with the March Scraps of Elegance kit.

'Only You'


I love doing these spreads and when I saw the vintage images in one of the Scrapberry's papers
included in this month's Paper Add On, I knew what I wanted to do. The cool stamp in the main kit
really added a lot to the design too. I created a messy background using some Lindy's inks, and then layered on some lace, and the Petaloo flowers from the Floral Add On.

The best way to make sure you never miss a kit is to become a subscriber,
more info on that here, and don't forget to check out our blog here.

Here are a few close ups:





Thanks for looking,
Lisa xo







Friday, April 14, 2017

'Black Swan' a new layout for 13arts

Hello friends :) I have a brand new layout to share
that I designed for 13 arts.

'Black Swan'


I saw a super cool challenge on one of my blog surfing sessions,
(when I wen to add my link, it had expired! Nooooo! )
that had the theme of'Black Swan' and I immediately saw something in my head that featured lots of black feathers. I used a beautiful paper from the 'Color Basic' collection by 13 arts, lots of 13 arts mediums and a dramatic and beautiful photo from the movie.
 (Hint if you haven't seen it yet, I recommend it, it's really good.)

To find out where to purchase 13 arts products please go here,
and to check out our blog, please go here.





List of 13 arts products used:

13 arts Clear Gesso 
13 arts White Gesso
13 arts Modeling Paste
13 arts Gel Medium
Paper 'Blue Light'
Paper 'Aria Story'
Paper 'Spring Flowers'
Stencil 'Butterflies'
Stencil 'Postcard'
Rainbow Color Duo 'Navy Blue'
Ayeeda Mist 'Pastel Black'
Ayeeda Mist 'Cobalt Blue'
Silver Microspheres
Glass Microspheres
Blue Decorative Crystals
Black Hex Glitter

See you soon,
Lisa xo



Wednesday, April 5, 2017

'Portrait of a Lady'


Hi girls, I'm back with another garden page....
this seems to be my style lately, just lots of textures, flowers and in this case,
lots of bright spring colors bursting through.

'Portrait of a Lady'


This is my second page with the lovely March kit 'Hello Beautiful'. I always order the Paper Add On each month as there are always some papers that compliment the main kit papers, and this month's add on included some pretty vintage papers by Scrapberry's.

To purchase our kits please go here, and don't forget to stop by our blog to see all the 
different interpretations of our kits by our design team, here.

I found a challenge called 'Boho Style' on one of my favourite shabby chic blogs
called 'Vintage Card Cafe'. I was inspired by the gypsy style of all the photos 
in this post, the vintage flair, and ultra feminine look with lots of lace.
To read an amazing post all about this style please go here, it's really well done :)

Here is the challenge:


Here are a few close ups:



This month's kit had some really pretty lavender flowers that I added here with some
green twine, and some sisal to give the page a natural look.


I also used some super pretty Prima flowers from the Floral Add On,
some of the gold Prima trim, the tiny white pearl beads from the kit, 
the Graphic 45 chipboards,
and lots of gold beads and pearls from my stash.


 Thanks for looking,
Hugs, Lisa xo



Saturday, April 1, 2017

'Believe in Yourself'

Hello my crafty girls.....I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and get some crafty time 
to do what you love...we have a brand new kit from Scraps of Elegance called 
'Hello Beautiful' that I started playing with last night....

'Believe in Yourself'


This kit is chock full of Graphic 45 'Portrait of a Lady' collection...
papers, chipboards, stickers the whole shebang.
Green is not an easy color for me at all, but I saw the rich green of this paper and after choosing
this pretty image from the paper 'Maria' I decided to go wild and crazy and create a little garden
as a backdrop to this lovely girl, full of flowers and leaves. I fussy cut some roses out of one of the papers and tucked them in here and there and I also used a die to cut out some branches.

Here is the kit for March:


To find out where to purchase our kits please check out our online store here.
And don't forget to check out our blog here, for lots of ideas to make with our kits!

Here are a few close ups:



I created a messy background by adding lots of heavy white gesso, 
some stamping and then using lots of inks to add some colors.
Then I layered on a few 2 Crafty chipboard pieces that I embossed in gold, 
some pieces of the gold Prima trim and lots of flowers.


I also added one of the Prima metal charms that I glued on underneath an image cut out 
from one of the kit papers.


I hope I have inspired you with my wild garden page :)
See you soon,
Lisa xo

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

'Sunset' a new layout for Mixed Media & Art

Hello dear readers, have you seen the new moodboard over at
Mixed Media & Art? It's amazing as always, each of this beautiful
blogs challenges has my mind racing with ideas and this month was no different.
I knew right away I wanted to do something about the ocean....

'Sunset'


I finally cracked open my new pack of 7 Dots Studio 'Writer's Block' papers.....
and I went out and bought some round glass stones at Michael's, they've
got lots of different colors and I love how they look on a page. 
I love the pale earthy colors of this month's challenge.

Here is this months moodboard:


Here are a few close ups:




After I created my background I glued down some pieces of my boy's old jeans
and some torn up cotton lace, and then I layered on some flowers, a few seashells,
and some Prima Art Stones.


I hope I have inspired you a little, see you next month!

Hugs, Lisa xo



Saturday, March 25, 2017

'Nine' a canvas for 13arts

Warm greetings to my crafty friends:) I have a canvas to share that I created 
for 13arts featuring their lovely 'Vivid Vintage' paints in creamy coffee colors.

'Nine'


Aida has created some really amazing paints called 'Vivid Vintage', a collection 
of shimmery paints in beautiful colors.

I used some of these paints in 'Espresso' on the clock chipboard piece and also
on the honeycomb chipboard. I also used some of the paints on the background too,
just mixed with a little water. I added lots of flowers, some torn up lace, and some butterflies that I love so much from the small paper pad from the 'His & Hers' collection.

You can find 13 arts paints at their online store here,
and check out the 13 arts blog here, there are some projects created
with these paints and also two video tutorials to spark your imagination:)


After I had created my canvas I thought the colors needed an extra little something
and I decided to add some pearl orange mist to brighten up my composition.

Here are a few details:



Here is a full list of 13arts products I used:

13 arts White gesso
13 arts Heavy White gesso
13 arts Modeling Paste
'His & Hers' paper pad
'Timeless' Chipboards
Pearl Orange Mist 
Pearl Brown Mist
Metallic Ayeeda Paint 'Bronze'
Ayeeda paint 'Red Caffeine'Vivid Vintage'
Metallic Ayeeda paint 'Red Bronze'
Ayeeda Paint 'Espresso' Vivid Vintage
Honey Comb chipboard
Honeycomb Stencil
Stars Stencil
Brass clocks


See you soon,
Lisa xo



Saturday, March 18, 2017

'Beautiful'

Hello darlings, I hope you are all finding time to crafty this weekend....
It's been a cold, wet and icy grey day where I live which is perfect weather 
to grab a big old cup of joe and play around with what has to be one
of my all time favourite kits from Scraps of Elegance...the
'Watercolor Wishes' kit.

'Beautiful'


 More 49 & Market papers and flowers this time in a beautiful pale purpley blue, which I thought
would be a great backdrop for a pretty vintage photograph. I used some watercolors in 
my background and then just layered up some beautiful amber colored flowers, the Prima brass
time piece and swan, ( love these little birds) and the 'Beautiful' chipboard piece.

You can check out our online store here, to become a subscriber
(the best option as these kits sell out super quick!)
and you can find lots of inspiration on our blog here.

Here are a few close ups:




I love to emboss chipboard, especially with metallic looking embossing powders, it just
totally transforms them (and I love watching the powders melt). Here I embossed this
title with aged gold embossing powders to make it look ancient and time worn.

I used the 49 & Market papers and flowers from the floral add on, and from the main kit 
and the elements add on I used the smooth glass stones, the 'Beautiful' chipboard piece,
the Prima swan and brass clock piece, and then I also added some Prima pearls
from my stash.


Thanks for looking, can't wait to receive my next kit,
Hugs, Lisa xo

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