Friday, January 2, 2015

Peace and Love

Happy New Year everyone!
To start 2015, I created a simple layout with a wonderful sentiment - Peace and Love.

I took this photo of my most favorite Jim Shore piece on a sunny day in front of my variegated rubber plant.  Jim Shore designs wonderful figurines.  His Grandmother was a Master Quilter and you can see this influence in his pieces.

I punched and then sprayed a piece of manila stock.  An overlapping of LSG Starburst sprays (both are now retired colors) Passionate Plum (plum with a silver shimmer) and Carpathian Bluebells (periwinkle with a gold shimmer) made a nice, shimmery piece to frame the photo.  Purples & blues are my favorite colors!
I misted Prima's stencil "Flourish" on the main page with LSG Carpathian Bluebells. 
Quite a beautiful color!
Splatters on the main LO were created using LSG Flat Fabio Magical Mai TaiThe lace piece was colored with LSG Starbursts Poinsettia Red Gold, topped with Rudolph’s Nose Red.

I created a 'shadow effect' with two pigment inks when stamping the words Peace & Love.
The edges of the LO are stamped with LaBlanche "Elegant Swirl" in a chestnut color.
The details in this stamp are stunning.
I decorated two matching pieces from The Dusty Attic 'Foliage' pack.  They were prepped with gesso; chalk inked with 'Amber Clay' color and the edges with 'Burnt Sienna'; layered with a color mixture of champagne, carnelian, jungle & pesto microbeads; and then topped with red seed beads.
Wild Orchid Crafts mulberry flowers & long grass were used to create the small flower arrangement.  The ivory calla lilies were recolored with LSG Carpathian Bluebells and the gypsophila on a stem with LSG Poinsettia Red Gold.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I really appreciate it!
Very best wishes to all for a healthy, prosperous 2015!  Lisa  : )
Products used: 

Bo Bunny – Chiffon Vintage
Prima stencil – Flourish
Wild Orchid Crafts – ivory calla lilies, gypsophila on a stem & long grass
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Flat Fabio – Magical Mai Tai
LSG Starbursts –
    ~Carpathian Bluebells (now retired)
    ~Passionate Plum (now retired)
    ~Poinsettia Red Gold
    ~Rudolph’s Nose Red
LaBlanche stamp – Elegant Swirl
Inkadinkado clear stamps – Calligraphy Expressions (words: Peace, Love)
Martha Stewart punch - Vintage Floral
Chalk inks – Red Barn, Red Magic, Chestnut, Amber Clay, Burnt Sienna, Lavender & Sky Blue
Misc: lace, gesso, microbeads, seed beads, manila stock, Recollections bling in light blue & lavender


  1. beautiful design, colors, stamping, microbeads and seed beads!

  2. Beautiful! I love the subtle stamping and stencilling on the background and the beads on the chipboard. I really like Jim Shore's figurines too. :)

  3. Lisa, This is gorgeous, and I'll bet it's really amazing in person. Beautiful figurine, I see the quilling influence! I really love how you created the shadow effect by double stamping the sentiments. Beautiful seed beads, The colors in this layout are so regal. So many techniques from the edge stamping to the stenciling in the middle create an amazing piece of art!

  4. oh wow ... so much beautiful texture and rich color s.... magnificent x


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