Sunday, August 20, 2017

En Vogue2

Over the past few days I've been working on two layouts of my daughter.  
These professional photographs of her are Vogue style. 
(You can also view the partner layout titled En Vogue1).  
Since the photos are similar, I wanted to scrapbook them similar.  

Brianne is not only a natural beauty, but she's also very photogenic.  
Photography by Jack Potts of Houston, Texas

I was thrilled to have two matching pages from the Blue Fern Studios Mémoires collection in the perfect garnet color to begin creating the two similar layouts.  
Headband ribbon, resembling the open knit sweater Brianne is wearing, 
was adhered horizontally in the center of the page.
The photo is mounted on two pieces of cardboard - one on the top & one on the bottom 
to be able to fit evenly over the ribbon.

I recently received my order from Wild Orchid Crafts and was able to use the pretty red lilies I bought!  
I used silk long leaves from my stash that I removed from some artificial stem flowers.  
  
The color tones & variations in the red lilies are such a great accent with the paper!

I always experiment with colors and techniques using 'test chipboard' - (the pieces you normally throw away).  
After a few different tests, I settled on ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink in Dark Brown 
to color most of the pieces. I love it!  
I used a craft nib dabbed on the ink pad to color all of the intricate 'insides' of the chipboard for an even coloring.  Then I sprayed the pieces with Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio (retired color)Ruby Red Slippers.  Lastly I randomly dabbed on some ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink color Maroon

Starting with the fabulous and intricately detailed Dusty Attic Layered Corners, I used Prima's Finnabair White Crackle to coat the bottom layer.  Once dry, the top finished layer was adhered.  
Look at the color variations in the top layer!

On the sides and below the photo, as well as along the bottom of the layout, is The Dusty Attic chipboard Fancy Trim #5.  These were colored in the same way as the top layer of the corner pieces above the photo. 

Thanks so very much for the visit and hope you can come again!
Have a great day!  Lisa : )

Products used:

Blue Fern Studios - Mémoires Collection - 
Songbird's Drama - Backside

The Dusty Attic - Chipboards - 
Layered Corners

Fancy Trim #5


ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Petal Point 'Nightfall' set - 
(used Dark Brown & Maroon inks)

Ranger - Craft Nibs with Holder
Craft nib Holder

Replacement Nibs


Prima - Finnabair White Crackle Texture Paste - 


Lindys Stamp Gang Flat Fabio - Retired color Ruby Red Slippers 

Wild Orchid Crafts flowers - 

Red-White Mix Lilies

Hobby Lobby - Whisper White Headband ribbon

Adhesives - 

Tombow Liquid Glue
(for chipboard)

Scor-Tape
(for photo)

Beacon 3-in-1
(for Flowers & leaves)


En Vogue1

Over the past few days I've been working on two layouts of my daughter.  
These professional photographs of her are Vogue style. 
(You can also view the partner layout titled En Vogue2).  
Since the photos are similar, I wanted to scrapbook them similar.  
Brianne is not only a natural beauty, but she's also very photogenic.  
She has maroon dye in her hair and don't you absolutely love the heart on her lips?!
Photography by Jack Potts of Houston, Texas
I was thrilled to have two matching pages from the Blue Fern Studios Mémoires collection 
in the perfect garnet color to begin creating the two similar layouts.  
Headband ribbon, resembling the open knit sweater Brianne is wearing, 
was adhered horizontally in the center of the page.
The photo is mounted on two pieces of cardboard - one on the top & one on the bottom 
to be able to fit evenly over the ribbon.

I recently received my order from Wild Orchid Crafts and was able to use the pretty daffodils I bought 
that are a beautiful flesh-cream color with deep red centers!  
I used WOC long grass with them because daffodils have long straight leaves.
  
Let me show you some close ups. I love pretty flowers!


I always experiment with colors and techniques using 'test chipboard' - (the pieces you normally throw away).  
After a few different tests, I settled on ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink in Dark Brown to color 
the gorgeous Dusty Attic Ornate Corner #6 pieces. I love it!  
I used a craft nib dabbed on the ink pad to color all of the intricate 'insides' of the chipboard for an even coloring.  Then I sprayed the pieces with Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio (retired color), Ruby Red Slippers.  Lastly I randomly dabbed on some ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink color Maroon

The Dusty Attic Fancy Trim #2 chipboard under the photo is acrylic painted 
with a mixture of colors (Sand, Fawn & Light Pinkto closely match the Fleshy Cream in the daffodils. 
The edges are inked in Creamy Brown.

Here you can see both chipboard pieces and the brown-maroon color variations.




Thanks so much for your visit and please come again!

Have a great day, Lisa : )




Products used:

Blue Fern Studios - Mémoires Collection - 
Songbird's Drama - Backside

The Dusty Attic - Chipboards - 
Ornate Corner #6

Fancy Trim #2



ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink - Petal Point 'Nightfall' set - 
used Dark Brown, Creamy Brown & Maroon inks 
Ranger - Craft Nibs & Holder
Craft Nib Holder

Replacement Nibs


Lindys Stamp Gang Flat Fabio - Retired color Ruby Red Slippers 


Wild Orchid Crafts - 
Cream-Deep Red Daffodils

Green Long Grass


Hobby Lobby - Whisper White Headband ribbon; Sand, Fawn & Lt. Pink acrylic paints


Adhesives - 
Tombow Liquid Glue
(for chipboard pieces)

Scor-Tape
(for photo & ribbon)

Beacon 3-in-1
(for flowers)

Monday, August 7, 2017

A daughter is a gift from Heaven

I've really been enjoying scrapping recent photos of my beautiful daughter, Brianne.  
My life would not be complete without her.
This mixed media layout has become a favorite and will definitely be framed in my scrap area : ).

This month's challenge at Lindy's Stamp Gang immediately attracted me because I'm a total purple-holic 
(I know, you're tired of hearing me say this...but it's so true!
AND the challenge also includes one of my very most favorite colors Whale Watch Blue!!!!  YAYAY!  
Purple & blue look absolutely outstanding together!!

Check out Lindy's stunning August 2017 color challenge!


The perfect start was a rosy-flesh toned paper that looks a lot like Lindy's Starburst color Bodacious Blush.  This is the only Starburst color that I didn't use from the challenge.
I prepped my page with clear gesso first. 
  
Lovely Blue Fern Studios large corner chipboards were heat embossed - 
1st a double embossing with Lindy's EP color Midnight Violet; then a single topping of Hibiscus Rose Orange
WOW!  Look how phenomenal the final color result is!!! 

Once I knew the placement of the photo, I randomly stamped in jet black archival ink using Blue Fern Studios Tattered Newsprint.  Then I stenciled a flourish design using Lindy's EP color Cosmic Blue Violet.  
Whale Watch Blue Starburst was sprayed on top of the stenciling, followed by splatters of Voodoo Violet Blue & Open Arms Amethyst.   Then I ended with white splatters of a gesso-water mixture.  
The final layout has more splatters in all of the above colors & the addition of Whale Watch Blue.  : )

Looking at Brianne's beautiful photo, I got an overwhelming sense of pride and love, 
so the title became what I wrote on the photo using the awesome Signo white Uniball pen!

Since Heaven plays a part in my layout, I decided to add some metal embellishments that I heat embossed.  
The moon is done in Cosmic Blue Violet & the stars in Midnight Ruby.  
I traced the face of the moon with a black Sharpie marker.

Some more close ups of the background with the stamping & cute metal stars ~

The splatters are so lovely!  
Open Arms Amethyst are the splatters that have the darker edge. YUM!

A seed bead mix (lavender, blue, green & pink) was added to the corner chipboard pieces.


I recolored white cheesecloth with Whale Watch Blue and glued it in place using a paint brush & matte gel.  
Several Starbursts from the color challenge were used on some of the flowers. 

LSG Flat Fabio color Chateau Rosé was lightly sprayed on white cottage roses & on white gypsophila.  
When the tiny gypsophila flowers were dry, I used a fine tip paint brush to touch the petal tops 
with Open Arms Amethyst.

Whale Watch Blue was applied with a fine tip paint brush to white carnations.


Miniature white Sweetheart Blossoms were recolored with Whale Watch Blue!
Look how pretty they look next to the Chateau Rosé colored rose.





Thank you so much for your visit and please come again!
Have a great week!
Lisa : )


Products used:

Prima - Timeless Memories paper collection - 

EK Success Punch - Flourish Scroll

Lindy's Stamp Gang
  ~Starburst Sprays ~ 
       Open Arms Amethyst, Voodoo Violet Blue, Whale Watch Blue
  ~Flat Fabio Spray ~
       Chateau Rosé
  ~Embossing Powders ~
        Midnight Ruby, Hibiscus Rose Orange, Midnight Violet, Cosmic Blue Violet

Blue Fern Studios
Jubilation Corners chipboard

Tattered Newsprint Clear Stamp


Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz Stencil - Flourish 

ColorBox Pigment Inks - 
Raisin

Colonial Blue


Momenta Metal Stickers - moon & stars 

Sanford - Signo Uniball White Pen

Adhesives - 






Flowers - 
Recollections (Michael's) - Rhinestone Black Flowers
Wild Orchid Crafts
Cottage Roses (25mm)

Carnations

Gypsophila

MINI Sweethearts

Purple mix Lilies

2-Tone Antique Blue Open Roses (25mm)

Purple mix Open Roses (15mm)

Purple mix Carnations

Vintage Color mix Open Roses (10mm)