Tuesday, October 28, 2014

'three girls'

Hello friends...hope everyone is feeling fine....

I saw one of my favorite scrapper girls create a video for Lindy's Stamp Gang October 
Challenge and I loved the colors so much I bought the set. An unusual combination for me, 
but I love how it all turned out!


I went looking for a vintage photo on Pinterest, and found this beautiful image of three girls and their dolls....so perfect for the haunted look I was going for in honour of Halloween this week. I started with my favorite 7 Dots Studio paper 'As it was before' from the 'Cold Country' collection, then added 'Clam Bake Beige' to the background, and then layered on the other four colors to this set, 'Royal Peacock Fire', 'Kissin' Kinickie Coral', 'Bodacious Blush' and 'Black Orchid Silver'.

Here is Lindy's October Color Challenge...



Aren't these colors beautiful? You can find more info on the color challenge here...
and to buy this Limited Edition set please go here....


I also want to enter my layout in the 7 Dots Studio current challenge all about texture. Besides color,
textures are the next most important design element to me...Here I have used gesso with a mask, four different types of lace, layered lots of vintage papers, flowers, paints
 and glued tiny beads to add texture to my work.


For more info on the 7 Dots Studio challenge please go here....



See you soon,
Lisa xo







Friday, October 24, 2014

'1859' A new kit for The Scrapbook Diaries!

Hello scrappy ladies...hope everyone is well?
Loving that fall that has finally decided to show itself down here in the south...

I am happy to show you my latest kit designed exclusively for The Scrapbook Diaries....


I am completely in love with the Izink ink called 'Ambre' that comes with this kit, the toffee color is just so pretty, and I thought it looks really great with the light blue. The kit also includes lots of beautiful Prima papers, Prima flowers and Blue Fern Studios chipboards.


This is the bonus layout that can be created with some extra materials that come with the kit. Also included are step by step photo instructions on how to create both these layouts.

Also, The Scrapbook Diaries carry some of the best most exclusive product lines in the US,
for more info please visit their online shop here....

For information on how to purchase the kit please go here.

Thanks for taking a peek!
Until next time,
Hugs, Lisa xo




Wednesday, October 22, 2014

'Memories' a new layout for Blue Fern Studios

Hi all my scrappy girls!

I hope you're all well....dropping in to share my latest layout for Blue Fern Studios....

'Memories'


I bought myself a new set of watercolors and I LOVE them.....
I started with the paper 'Timeless' from the first Blue Fern Studios paper collection
called 'Blue Fern Garden' and then created my background with a new Prima mask, lots of 
texture paste and then added stamping and lots of painting in pretty fall colors....


I added the chipboard piece 'Memories' and also 'Wild Flourish Bundle'.


Lots of yummy Prima flowers and a photo of my sweet little boy.

I also created a card for a friend...


I started with the paper 'Leslie's Dream from the 'Ombre Dreams' collection,
added lots of masking for texture, pieces of the chipboard 'Turkish Panel'
flowers, stamping and then some painting with my watercolors in pink and yellow.


Thanks for taking a peek...
Hugs, Lisa xo





Sunday, October 12, 2014

'remember' a new layout for Pion Design

Hello there....

Dropping in to share a new shabby layout for Pion Design...

'remember'


I had this sweet photo of my nephew and I thought that the paper collection 
'Winter Days' would be perfect. I used both sides of the papers 'Blue Ornament' and 'Images'.


Lots of masking and stamping and lots of lovely new Prima flowers......


You can find all the beautiful vintage Pion papers for sale in the US here....


Please go here for a list of retailers worldwide.



Thank you so much for each and every visit and comment so much!
Your sweet and kind words mean a lot to me....

Hugs!
Lisa xo





Saturday, October 11, 2014

'find joy'

Hello everyone..hope you are all great!

I found a new Russian challenge blog a little while ago called Vintage Cafe Card Challenge,
and I saw a beautiful new theme they had going called 'French Vintage'.  

'find joy'


More details on the challenge you can find here....

We are pleased to offer you a new job))) of this we still have not)))
Need to make a card or page in the style of French Vintage
Accept work until October 25, inclusive)))


Style French vintage (vintage french) - it is nothing like a modern interpretation of the Norman style, particularly in handmade medium and style of Simplicity (Simplisiti), using specific prints.
                
   The main distinguishing features 5 style French vintage (vintage french):

1 Colour: white, maybe sometimes use shades gray-blue, cold pearly pink, cream, lavender, lilac, beige, gray and silver - gray.
2 Print (picture) - monochrome, retro styled under the more likely it is: logo, label, labels, etc.
3 Sophistication, some aristocratic.
4 Artificial aging - wear, patina, crackles, etc.
5 Easy. Simplisiti - clearly expressed the idea of ​​using the lowest possible decorative elements.

I loved the collage photos and I thought the 5 requisites were interesting. I love the look of really distressed white paint, so I though I would try to create a shabby page with only black and white......
 it was really hard to not add color!

Here are some close ups....




The paper is the new Epiphany line from Prima. I added lots of masking, stamping 
and some Blue Fern Studios chipboard that I painted white.


“Women and fiction remain, so far as I am concerned, unsolved problems.” 
― Virginia WoolfA Room of One's Own

So glad you dropped by,
Until next time...
Lisa xox




Tuesday, October 7, 2014

'believe' a layout for Fairy's Challenge

Hello girls...I hope you're all doing well this week...

I was really pleased to be asked to be a Guest Designer at Fairy's Challenge, a Russian blog I 
visit often. I see some incredibly talented girls on this site, and this month there is a sketch 
by Ira Rulya.....

'believe'


So I found this photo of some magical fairies in the woods, isn't it beautiful? I loved the dark eerie forest scene and I thought that the 7 Dots Studio paper from the 'Nature Walk' collection would be perfect. I started with some masking in the background with a doily stencil and then drew some black circles around the photo with a black watercolor pencil. Then I added some gold paint, stamping, black thread, twine, black beads and flowers. 

Here is the sketch....


Here are a few close ups of my fairies......


You can find Fairy's Challenge blog here.....and the October sketch details here.....



Thanks for looking! 
Until next time,
Lisa xox








Saturday, October 4, 2014

'Techno Boy' A new layout for Scrap the Boys!

Hi there! I'm back again to share another challenge with you....

It's time to focus on the boys in our lives with a theme this month of
'Tech Savvy' over at 'Scrap the Boys'!

'techno boy'


Liam loves to write and listen to electronic music with his Dad which isn't surprising as he is a singer and has been ever since he could talk. From Barney, to Backyardigans to Bruno Mars, he sings all the time! So for this month's theme I took a photo of him in the 'man cave' where all the music happens...(now getting him to practice his piano is a whole other story! lol)

I wanted to make this page really grungy so I used 7 Dots Studio paper 9th Wave that I love, 
great colors and textures, and added lots of painting, masking and stamping. 
I used some Blue Fern Studios chipboard called 'Broken Rings' that 
I painted black and some Prima alphas.


Please go here to see the new challenge over at Scrap the Boys....
I always love creating something for this blog as it really gets me into
a different mood, and try a different style....


Thanks for taking a look...
Hope to see you join in!

I appreciate every visit and comment so much....
Hugs, 
Lisa xo






Friday, October 3, 2014

Blue Fern Studios October Sketch Challenge

Hello girls...Happy Friday!

It's hard to believe it's October!!! I am so ready for fall.....it's finally (!)
starting to cool down a bit....

So we have another beautiful sketch challenge from Blue Fern Studios with
a chance to win an amazing prize pack with some awesome chipboard! 


Here I used the paper 'Now and Then' from the new collection called 'Montage'. I did a lot of stamping and painting in the background and added some chipboard called 'Leafy Bough' that I painted white. 

You can find the whole 'Montage' collection on the Blue Fern Studios site here.....
(and I have a secret.....ANOTHER new paper collection will be released in November!
stay tuned here for the full reveal coming soon........)

Here is the beautiful sketch for October...


Here are a few close ups...


Don't forget to check out the Blue Fern Studios youtube channel here...for
some amazing inspiration!


You have until the end of the month to enter....hope to see you there!

Thanks for taking a look, back again soon with another challenge for you...

Hugs,
Lisa ox




Wednesday, October 1, 2014

'Beautiful' a new layout for Once Upon a Sketch!

Hello girls.....

I wanted to share the layout I created for the blog Once Upon a Sketch. I was so honored to 
win the August sketch challenge which was all about the men in our lives. 
Well, the October theme is the women in our lives, and I immediately thought of my mum.

'Beautiful'


I found this photograph of my mum by the sea, and so it lead me to a nautical theme with
pretty turquoise and sand colored inks. I used some new Prima flowers, some Blue Fern Studios 
chipboards, and some new Finnabair glass beads which are finding their way onto every layout 
I've made recently;) I also added some seashells too.

Here is the wonderful sketch by one of my favorite scrappers Nadia Cannizzo....


You can find all the rules on how to enter October's challenge here....



I really love how Once Upon a Sketch tries to focus on journaling, as I think it adds so much to 
a layout. I'm awful at trying to include somewhere in my design (and I hate my handwriting ;)
So I wrote some journaling on the back about how much my mum means to me, she is a 
beautiful person both inside and out, and she has always been there for me.


Thanks for taking a look, I hope you give it a go!

Hugs, Lisa xo












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