Saturday, September 23, 2017

'I believe in fairytales...'

Good evening my crafty friends.
I want to share another layout made with the Scraps of Elegance 
kit 'Country Chic' using lots of 49 & Market papers and embellishments.

'I believe in fairytales...'


I loooove dark, dramatic paper so much, it always makes everything you add to a page stand out so brilliantly! I created one of my signature ultra messy backgrounds with gesso and watercolors, and then added some torn up 49 & Market papers, a butterfly from one of the Tim Holtz ephemera
packs from a previous kit and then lots of flowers and bits and pieces from the 49 & Market
layered embellishment pack. I love how this page turned out; romantic, chaotic and dreamy.

Here are a few close ups:


The main kit included a pretty pack of natural cotton laces that I tore up and added 
under my photo, one of my favourite embellishments to use, I thought it somehow tied in 
with the beautiful gown the young girl in the photograph is wearing.


I finally found this Dusty Attic stencil that I had been searching for for a very long time, 
I love the whimsy and the movement it gives my page. I also used the Lindy's Stamp
Gang blue glitter from the main kit, although I can never quite capture in my 
photos just how much sparkle it adds!

I really enjoyed this kit so much!
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I also added a few of the paper clay pieces I made with this month's 
Creativity Add On, I left them white with just a splash of watercolor
but I imagine there are so many ways to alter these pieces. 
Here I used one of the keyhole molds by Prima.


Thanks for looking, and all your sweet comments,
I hope my crazy pages inspire you somehow!
Big hugs, Lisa xoxox




Thursday, September 14, 2017

'Through the looking glass...' for Mixed Media & Art

Hello dear readers! It's my turn over at the Mixed Media & Art blog today.
The moodboards that Olya and the team create are just breath-taking, and each one
I see inspires me so much! We now have two different inspirations each month,
and as always lots of fantastic prizes to be won.
This is my first layout with the 'Hazy Days' collection by 7 Dots Studio,
and what can I say? I'm in love....


'Through the looking glass...'



I used papers, stickers and sayings from the 'Hazy Days' collection by 7 Dots Studio, some 
2 Crafty Chipboard pieces, lavender shrubs and swirls, and mediums and inks by 13 arts.
I wanted to recreate the scene in the photograph, so I added lots of leaves, branches and flowers.

Here is the stunning moodboard for this month:


I felt inspired by the mysterious forest scenes and the rich jewel toned greens.
To check out the challenge for this month, please go here.

Here are a few close ups:






Thanks for looking, see you next time :)
Hugs, Lisa xo

Monday, September 11, 2017

'Vintage Love' my new challenge at 13 arts

Hello dear readers...I'm back to share a new layout designed for the new challenge I am 
hosting over at 13 arts, called 'Vintage Love', inspired by Olga's latest collection called
'Vintage Moments'.

'My heart lives here....'


I used the paper 'Old Letters' as my base, and then fussy cut some clocks and leaves from the
paper called 'In the Past'. I used the stencil 'Vintage Words' from the same collection with
some white modeling paste and some Ayeeda mists to create my background.

Here is my new moodboard, I hope you like it!


You can find out how to enter on our blog here.
All the 13 arts products I used can be found in the online store here.

Here are a few close ups:





I hope to see you join in the challenge!
To all my American friends, be safe! I am praying for all of you affected 
by the hurricanes, we are at home today with some rain showers,
but a little nervous about what still may come....
Hugs, Lisa xo


Saturday, August 26, 2017

'Let your light Shine'

Hello girls! I'm back to share my first layout created with the Scraps
of Elegance kit called 'Country Chic' full of 49 & Market goodies.

'Let your light shine'


One of the prettiest papers of the Cottage Life collection included in this kit
is 'Branching Out', which I used as my base and then created a messy
background with heavy white gesso and lots of watercolors.
I also tried a new way of using embossing powder that I've seen some of my favourite scrappers do.
You start with a stencil and use either gloss gel or light gesso, and then while it's still wet,
sprinkle over the embossing powder and dry with your heat gun. I tried it here with the purple
Lindy's embossing powder included in the main kit, and I love how it turned out.

Here is the main kit:




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miss anything is to become a subscriber, more info on that here.
And for some inspiration on what to create with our kits, check out
our blog here.

Here are a few close ups:



I was so excited to see some silicone molds and paper clay in the Creativity Add On
this month! I've been wanting to try them for so long. The molds are so easy to use!
All you do is press the paper clay into the mold, carefully remove, and let dry over night.
You can paint them or use waxes, here I just used a little watercolor on one of the keyholes.


Here is a list of everything I used from the Main kit, the Creativity Add On,
and the Elements Add On:

49 & Market paper 'Branching Out'
49 & Market Teal Roses
49 & Market Cottage Life Layered Embellishments
Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder 'Pop Rock Purple'
Blue Fern Studios 'Country Garden' Stamp
Scrapberry's Metal Charms
Prima IOD Keyhole Mold


See you soon,
Lisa xo



Saturday, August 19, 2017

'You are Brave' for 13arts


Hello girls! We made it! It's the weekend! 
I'm really looking forward to getting crafty with some things I treated 
myself to....I created this new page with the beautiful new collection
designed by Olga for 13 arts, called 'Vintage Moments'.

'You are Brave'


I used the papers 'In the past' and 'Rose Garden' and then I added some 13 arts White
Modeling Paste through the stencil from the same collection called 'Lavender',
and then I added some 13 arts paints and inks to my background.

To purchase this collection, please visit the 13arts online store here,
and don't forget to check out the blog to see how our designers have used the 
new collections, here.


We always love to see your work, so if you create anything with these
new collections, come over to the 13arts Artelier on Facebook and share it with us!
You can find our art group here.

Here are a few close ups:





I used the leaves from the white flower pack and covered them in white gesso.
Once dry, I used some 13arts mist in 'Chalk Violet' to color them.

So far I have played with Aida's and Olga's new collections......
next up is Fiona's! 

Big hugs to you my sweet friends,
Lisa xoxo

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

'My happy place...'

Hello dear readers.....we here in the South are DEEP into the hottest,
stickiest most sun-drenched summer I can remember, and my latest layout
is really a reflection of the beauty and taste of the ocean, the best place to be 
to enjoy the sun.

'My happy place...'


I love this BoBunny paper from the 'Serendipity' collection and the wood pattern and natural 
tones gave me the idea to do a beachy page. I used a chipboard circle from Blue Fern Studios
that I bought from the online Scraps of Darkness store, and also added one from my stash,
a 2 Crafty title that fit my page great.
I also used the Gabrielle Pollaco stamp, the Tim Holtz blue distress ink pad,
the blue gems, the tiny brown bottle and some blue 49 & Market flowers,
all from the June Main kit and the various add ons.

You can purchase our monthly kits here,
and don't forget to checkout our blog here.

I would like to enter my layout in a challenge about sunny holidays that I found 
on the blog 'Create Dreams'. I was inspired by the girls on the beach, the light 
airy colors and the holiday mood.

Here is the moodboard:


You can find more information on the blog here.

Here are a few close ups:




Thanks for looking,
Lisa xo

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

'Always Follow your Dreams...'

Hello my sweet crafty friends. I have another layout to share that I made using
the 'Birds of a Feather' kit from Scraps of Elegance using the BoBunny 
collection called 'Serendipity'.

'Always follow your dreams...'


I cut out the two blue birds from one of the kit papers and glued them down the sides, 
I adore anything with birds as that's Liam's nick name he's had since he was this small :)
I added some heavy white gesso and some watercolors and then added a clock
chipboard and a sweet title from 2 Crafty, some BoBunny die cuts and chipboards 
 from the Main kit, and some flowers from one of our previous kits.

You can find our kits and many more crafty supplies at the 
Scraps of Darkness online store here.

Here are a few close ups:





See you soon,
Lisa xo
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