Monday, May 28, 2018

Keep On ~ Keepin' On TAG

Hope everyone had a very nice Memorial Day and also that everyone thought about & prayed for loved ones and ALL that serve (or served and/or lost their valuable life) in our military!
I was determined to relax today, so I decided to be creative and join a challenge too!

I am so inspired by an awesome artist, Nancy Dynes, whose work I absolutely love!
She made a card with a 'belly band' and it really caught my eye!
Thanks to Nancy for this inspiration!

I've entered my tag in the More Than Words May 2018 Mini Challenge.  
The word to use is "Keep".  
This tag was made to remind myself that anything is possible....just keep moving forward!

I started with natural chipboard that I cut to form my tag. 
To this I adhered paper on the front and back & then inked the edges in a very dark navy ink.

I chose 49 and Market papers and flowers.  
Here are some photos.

I used the font "Gabrielle" to print my sentiment.

Thank you so much for visiting and have a wonderful day!  Lisa : )

Products Used:

49 & Market - 
Cottage Life - "Provence"
(backside used for tag background)

Scents of Nature - "Blue Petals"
(top left used for the title)

Blossom Blends - Bluebell

Botanical Blends - Navy

Botanical Potpourri - Navy

K&Company - Susan Winget - 
SW Nature Collection
(green paper used for leafy die cuts)

Botanical Grand Adhesions

Botanical Die Cuts
(used the Dragonfly)

Tattered Lace Dies -

Ornate Leaves

Michael's Recollections - 
Boho Kraft Doilies

Natural Jute Twine

Tsukineko Versa Magic Chalk Ink - 
Night Sky

Grafix 12 x 12 Natural Chipboard - 
Adhesives - 
Martha Stewart Glue Gun

Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Glue


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

I Came.....I Saw.....Now where's my snacky?

Quite a long time ago I posted this very expressive photo of my precious Lucy 
on FaceBook and asked for layout title suggestions.  
Such awesome responses with great ideas!
These suggestions inspired me to come up with a title that fits Lucy perfectly!
So thank you very much to all that helped to inspire me!

This stunning paper is from 49 & Market's Cottage Life collection.
The purple & blue tones are just gorgeous!
First I made subtle splatters of Lindy's Stamp Gang's Starburst color Afternoon Delight Denim. 

Using Creative Embellishment's chipboard pieces, I chose the Calligraphic Frame
All chipboard was first prepped with gesso and then heat embossed.
The frame has two colors - Blue Fern Studios' Pansy & Lindy's Stamp Gang's Pop Rock Purple. 
I really love how it turned out!

Next I used Creative Embellishments Flourish Set 2 which has two pieces - one small & one large.
These were sprayed with two Lindy's Starburst greens - 
~retired color~ Gator Gumbo Olive (deep olive with bronze shimmer)
Green with Envy Green (khaki green with soft gold shimmer)
Ranger Crackle Accents was randomly applied.

The floral parts of the flourishes were carefully colored with a paint brush 
using Lindy's Starburst Afternoon Delight Denim
These were then topped with Ranger Glossy Accents.
Each piece was finished with pretty lilac colored pearls.

The title is spelled out using The Dusty Attic ABCs.
These are the Teeny Tiny ABCs.
Here I used Blue Fern Studios' fabulous EP In the Navy!

And here I used LSG EP Pop Rock Purple and then inked the bottom of each letter 
with Tsukineko Versamagic Chalk Ink color Night Sky which is a deep Navy Blue, 
but it turned out more purple, which is just fine with me (aka Miss Purpleholic).
These are both the uppercase & lowercase ABCs.

I recently loaded up my stash with many new Cheery Lynn Designs border dies. 
This beauty is Border #5.

Here are a couple of photos of the flower arrangements I made. 
I used Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, as well as a couple of silk artificial Salvia.

The die cut leaf under the curly wild rose is from Cheery Lynn Designs.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful week, Lisa.

Products used:

Papers ~
49 & Market
Cottage Life Collection
Page name "Provence"
(for main layout)

Scents of Nature Collection
Page name "Fly Away"
(side B used under photo)

Maja Design
It's Christmas Time Collection
Page name "Wrap the Gifts"
(side B used for die cuts)

Dies ~
Cheery Lynn Designs
Border #5

SF-1 Leaf

Chipboard ~
Creative Embellishments
Calligraphic Frame

Flourish Set 2

The Dusty Attic
Teeny Tiny ABCs

Uppercase ABCs

Lowercase ABCs

Sprays, Inks & Embossing Powders ~
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Spray "Afternoon Delight Denim"
                             - Embossing Powder "Pop Rock Purple"

Tsukeniko VersaMagic Chalk Ink - 
Night Sky

Blue Fern Studios

In the Navy

Mediums ~
Crackle Accents

Glossy Accents

Tools ~
Big Shot Machine

Magnetic Platform

Floral ~
Heirloom Paper Leaves - Plum color

Wild Orchid Crafts
2-Tone Lilac Heather
Blue Cosmos Daisies

Pastel Cosmos Daisies
Set C (used yellow)

35mm Purple Curly Wild Roses

10mm Navy Open Roses

2-Tone Lilac Sweetheart Blossoms

Purple Sweetheart Blossoms

Bling ~
Michael's - Lilac Pearls; Silk, artificial Salvia in deep purple & lilac
Navy Blue Rhinestones

Adhesives ~
Martha Stewart Glue Gun


Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Glue

Liquitex Professional Matte Gel

Tombow Mono-Glue