Saturday, January 31, 2015

This Magic Moment

Welcome to my blog!
I love photographing my flowers and scrapping them, so today I am sharing a LO using a photo taken on a beautiful September day in 2014 of my Trailing Blue Daze Evolvus. They are in a vintage planter that sits on top of a sandstone boulder in my front garden.

While applying a white vignette edge to my photo, I noticed a little "visitor" that I had not seen before, even when I was taking the photo!  Out of all the photos taken this day, only this my good friend, Tracy Funk My Funky Scrapbook Blog, said.....was photo bombed (LOL)!
The title is because it truly is a magical moment discovering this little lizard in my photo!

I wanted a rustic feel, so I opted to use corrugated cardboard as my photo frame, which is an inspiration solely from Lisa Gregory What a Beautiful Mess! I settled on sprays that would best coordinate with the vintage planter in the photo: Lindy's Moon Shadow Mist Van Dyke Sepia and Flat Fabio Toto's Tornado Black. Copper Diamond Dust applied to the corrugated frame and rusty colored hemp tucked underneath add to the rustic feel.

My inspiration to wrap the photo in cording/twine is from the renowned Heather Jacob Art & Life. I've had a cool looking clothing hook in my stash for quite a long time and was finally able to put it to use!  I hooked the cord and Voila!  I love the look!

Thin cardboard (from a cat food box - LOL) was used to die cut leaves that are very similar to the ones in the photo.  I first heavily sprayed with LSG Dark Chocolate Truffle; followed by LSG Van Dyke Sepia; and then rubbed a little bit of Distress Ink Black Soot.  I'm very pleased with the end result!

White manila tags were colored with LSG Dark Chocolate Truffle; then splattered with LSG Van Dyke Sepia.  I used acrylic paint to stamp detailed butterflies in a warm white color so they would really stand out.  The Dusty Attic letters are colored with Distress Ink Rusty Hinge.  A printed sticker 'magic moment' completed the title!  Here is a close up:

I changed up the mulberry paper butterfly by making its body and antennae with Prima black wire thread & added some copper Diamond Dust. 

Butterfly washi tape added some bright pops of color.  White cardstock was punched to make tiny flowers; sprayed with LSG retired Starburst Breakfast Club Blue (beautiful periwinkle with a soft purple shimmer) ~ yet another color that I wish Lindy's would bring back; and a single pearl stamen added to the centers.  I love metal embellishments, so I added a few metal brads and bottle caps.  Lastly, black gesso splatters completed my LO.  This splattering technique is an inspiration from Pascale Bernard Scrap Made in Touraine.

One more look:

I am so grateful for the inspiration I get from fellow scrappers who are so awesomely creative!  The little bits of details in a LO can really make a huge difference in the outcome.  My otherwise very plain LO turned into something that I'm content with and will enjoy looking at in the years ahead, thanks to the influence and inspiration gained from these wonderful scrappers who share their beautiful creations!
Hope you have a great day - always, Lisa : )

Products used:

Basic Grey Clippings collection - "Cotton Dress" page name
Stampabilities cling rubber stamps - Borders
Inkadinkado wood mounted stamp - Butterfly by Brenda Walton
The Dusty Attic - mini ABC Upper letters
Sizzix (Tim Holtz) BigZ die - Garden Greens
EK Success punch - mini Retro Flower
Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays:
    ~Starbursts - Dark Chocolate Truffle & Breakfast Club Blue (retired)
    ~Moon Shadow - Van Dyke Sepia
    ~Flat Fabio - Toto's Tornado Black
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Black Soot & Rusty Hinge
Metal clothing hook
Recollections - mulberry paper butterfly; metal floral brads
Momenta - bronze bottle caps
Cosmo Cricket  - Tiny Type sticker
Wild Orchid Crafts - white pearl stamen
Black cording
Manila tags & cardstock
Diamond Dust - copper colored
Washi Tape
Black Gesso
Warm White acrylic paint
Cardboard - corrugated & thin, solid


  1. Gorgeous, Lisa! The design and colours really draw your eye to the photo (and for me that is the whole point of scrapbooking, creating a showcase for a special photo, not overpowering it). Love the wire thread antennae on the butterfly and the rustic mat behind the photo!

  2. wow oozing with texture and beauty, love it x

  3. Amazing details here that make your layout far from simple yet not cluttered, the photo is still the star attraction. I can see how much work went into this, and it was fun discovering each and every media technique. LOVE your photo bomb guy! So cute!

  4. I meant to comment earlier on this, I guess I got distracted , sorry about that!

    Love the techniques you used on this really beautiful page.

    That copper diamond stuff is so perfect on the mat, and on the butterfly. Did you get that color online?

    Amazing photo bomb,how cute!

    Love the wire antennae, the stamped butterflies, the metal on the photo, how perfect.


Thank you so much for your wonderful comments! I appreciate every one of them!