Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sweet Tuxedo ~ Bo Bunny "Madeleine" & Wild Orchid Crafts

New month – new challenge with Lindy’s Stamp Gang!  I’m so excited with these colors!  WOW!
This is my first entry…..with another coming a little later this month.  : )
Here is Lindy’s October 2014 Color Challenge link and color inspiration:

I chose the beautiful, breathtaking LSG Starburst challenge colors Bodacious Blush & Black Orchid Silver for this layout because they coordinated so well with my design thought, as well as the colors of the new & beautiful Bo Bunny 'Madeleine' collection page named “Symmetry”.   This collection will definitely WOW you if you like dainty, vintage! 

I also used color challenge LSG embossing powder Midnight Pewter Obsidian for letters in the title.  I rubbed "OldSilver" color wax on the letters for accent.

I chose the title “Sweet Tuxedo” because the cat in the photo is a tuxedo breed.  This breed is black and white with markings that appear as though they are wearing a tuxedo.  The beautiful young lady is my favorite early 1900’s New York super model, Evelyn Nesbit Thaw.  I have scrapped her many times and plan to continue, as long as I find these gorgeous photos of her.  I am completely intrigued with her.

This beautiful Bo Bunny paper design has hydrangea flowers all over the page.  I was inspired to use my hydrangea punch on some sparkly black paper, giving dimension to the clusters by raising some of the flowers with foam adhesives.  I also had an inkling to trace some of the hydrangeas printed on the paper with a black fine point Sharpie pen and place a tiny black pearl in each center.  I didn’t worry about being ‘neat’ and just “went to town” quickly tracing.  They really stand out, don’t they?!
I sprayed a few areas of this LO with the gorgeous Lindy's Bodacious Blush Starburst!
From these beginnings, I chose Martha Stewart’s “Lace Flowers” punch for framing the photo and then decorating each flower in the punched design with clear bling, as well as rubbing on some “OldSilver” bees wax. 
I chose to use black ribbon-bling on a roll as an accent because the black choker necklace Evelyn is wearing inspired this look.  Bet her necklace was velvet!  

I experimented with the “Oldsilver” color wax on the photo itself!  Pretty cool if you ask me!  I love the look!
I stenciled some of the page with the stunning new Prima “Decor1” stencil.  I mixed gray acrylic paint with my modeling paste until the color tone was to my liking.  To each stencil, I decorated the flower stamen with baby pink colored bling and added a couple of other embellishments as well.
Every gorgeous flower used on this layout is from Wild Orchid Crafts in England (UK).  These sturdy mulberry flowers hold up so well and beautify any project!  Give them a try – you won’t regret it!
I sprayed the large rose & two rosebuds with LSG Starburst BodaciousBlush!  So beautiful!  The mini tassel was also recolored using LSG Starburst Black Orchid Silver.  The mini roses were sprayed with the same and then rubbed with ‘Oldsilver’ beeswax.  WOWZA! 

Placing some of the roses inside a tussie-mussie type metal cone really adds to the vintage look!
Thank you so much for stopping by.  Hope you enjoyed my layout.  It was a pure joy making it!  Have a beautiful day, Lisa : )
Products used:

Bo Bunny Madeleine collection – “Symmetry”

Wild Orchid Crafts flowers
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starbursts – Bodacious Blush & Black Orchid Silver
Recollections black metallic cardstock & sparkly black paper
Martha Stewart “Lace Flowers” punch
Tim Holtz ‘Vintage Market’ alpha strip die
    -LSG Midnight Pewter Obsidian embossing powder
Heidi Swapp – stick on words ‘sweet’
Prima ‘Decor1’ stencil
    -Liquitex Modeling Paste
    -Gray acrylic paint
Viva Inka-Gold – “OldSilver” beeswax
Hobby Lobby – tassel & black bling brad
Recollections – tiny clear bling & pearls; diamond shaped clear bling on a roll; black ribbon bling on a roll; metal bird nest
Want2Scrap – pink bling
Creative Charms – Vintage brad “Pink”



  1. This is one fantastic page, the design and gorgeous details are amazing!

  2. Gorgeous Lisa! I didn't notice that little metal cone at first, beautiful vintage detail! You must have been a cat in your previous life, lol, you even find vintage photos with cats!

  3. wow a stunning piece of art .. love this x

  4. Great layout! Very beautiful colors! Thans for playing along with LSG!!!

  5. Cool layout! Thanks for joining the Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge this month!

  6. I have seen this project before and I LOVE it LIsa!!

  7. Wow Amazing your layout its very cool. Thank for playing at LSG

  8. Wow...So so lovely!! That is a great photo as well!! Thanks for joining us at Lindys for the color challenge!

  9. Lisa, this is so purrrrfectly vintage and lovely!

  10. Such a beautiful project!! Love the vintage look of it so much))))
    Thank you for sharing your talent at Lindy's Stamp Gang!


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