Sunday, September 21, 2014


Well, another month has passed by so quickly!  Time to join another challenge!
Lindy's Stamp Gang September 2014 Color Challenge has such a beautiful color palate!
September Color palette

I chose a photo I took in 2000 during on a European group tour with my daughter.  I was using a Minolta 35mm camera back then.  We were standing next to the rushing waters of the River Inn, Innsbruck, Austria.  Surrounded by the Tyrol Mountains, which are part of the breathtaking Alps, this beautiful picturesque city boasts the Swarovski Haus, Austria's infamous crystal producer, as one of its most enjoyable shops to visit.
First I stamped a design at the top and bottom of the page; then used three embossing powders in the color challenge: Hyacinth Blue Jade (a personal FAVE of mine), Desert Moon Copper Teal, & Madonna Robe Blue Gold.  I did some random stamping on the page with pigment ink color 'Artic Deep' and decorated a couple of them with bling.
I decided to mimic the gorgeous mountains with a checker pattern stencil, which also coordinated with the symmetry of the windows in the buildings.  I used the colors in the photo as my guide.  I chose Lindy's Starburst Teeth Chattering Teal (retired color) because of its opaque white (like the snow caps) and its stunning teal shimmer (like the beautiful blue-green tones on the mountain sides); then I captured the gray tones on the mountain tops by spritzing with Lindy's Starburst Gag Me With A Spoon Gray.
Finally, for the bottom of the mimic mountain, I chose challenge colors Flat Fabios Danny Zuko's Denim & Ocean Breeze Blue, along with a nice coordinating Starburst Mad Hatter Mint chosen because of the minty color in the river and also one of the buildings. 
The shimmers in these sprays are absolutely gorgeous!

For a more dramatic effect, I added pearl colored diamond dust to mimic the snow and then some razzle-dazzle sparkle with Swarovski crystal jewelry beads!
The Swarovski crystals just seemed so fitting.  : ) 
I sprayed the entire layout with all of the above mentioned colors, as well as two more challenge colors Fuzzy Navel Peach & Cowabunga Copper.   I added a darker gray Starburst color Silent Night Silver as well.  Heavier spraying allowed for strategic dripping below where the photo would be placed.
I embossed the title "INNSBRUCK" with Lindy's Adobe Fire
because of its coppery brown color with a beautiful green shimmer.
The green shimmer of this embossing powder is clearly visible in the stenciled ticket.
WOW!   I really love the effect on this!
I colored the date '2000' with LSG Flat Fabio Ocean Breeze Blue
Both the title and year were finished with hand rubbed copper colored wax.
Except for the pale green frosted flower, all of the others were sprayed with Lindy's sprays:
Teeth Chattering Teal (retired), Danny Zuko's Denim, Pearlescents,
This one is so sparkly with the Teeth Chattering Teal color!
Finally, LSG Flat Fabio Ocean Breeze Blue recolored white lilies from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The polka dot flower was spritzed with Fuzzy Navel Peach.
Thanks so much for viewing!  I had a blast creating this layout!

Have a great day!  Lisa : )
Products used:
Prima Ingvild Bolme distress tool
Prima 'Delight Collection' - "Destinations"
Prima cling stamp "Printery"
Prima Finnabair stencil "Checker"
Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powders:
    Hyacinth Blue Jade, Madonna Robe Blue Gold, Desert Moon Copper Teal & Adobe Fire
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starbursts:
    Teeth Chattering Teal (retired), Gag Me With A Spoon Gray, Mad Hatter Mint, Silent Night Silver, Fuzzy Navel Peach & Cowabunga Copper
Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabios:
    Danny Zuko's Denim & Ocean Breeze Blue
Lindy's Stamp Gang Glitz Spritz:
ColorBox pigment ink - Artic Deep
Recollections tiny rhinestones (navy & clear)
Diamond Dust - pearl
Swarovski crystal jewelry beads
Tim Holtz "Chip Block" strip die
Sizzix "Tickets" die
Viva Inka Gold - copper
    Prima 'Annette collection' - "Belina"
    Prima "Frost Canson II"
    Prima "Serenity"
    Petaloo 'Frosted Roses' - "Pistachio"
    The Paper Studio
White Cheesecloth


  1. Pretty! Love what you did with the letters of the title. Thanks so much for joining the Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge!

  2. Oh my ! Amazing backround work. Thank you so much for playing with us at Lindy's Stamp Gang. Love, Marta x

  3. texture and color heaven .... super duper fabulous x

    1. Thank you so much for the encouraging comments! You made my day! Lisa : )

  4. beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at Lindy'sStampGang!

  5. Great lo and background work! Thank you for playing along with LSG!

  6. I love all the little details of your project wow. thank you for your participation.

  7. Stunning piece of what you did here such a amazing job Lisa very inspiring ❤ hugs Amy


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