Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Classy Evelyn Nesbit

When I buy scrapbook collections, I usually load up on every item that comes with them. Then they sit in a drawer until the right photo comes along to make a perfect fit. 
The 1920's fashion theme of the Graphic45 Couture collection was perfectly suitable to scrap the early 1900's super model, Evelyn Nesbit Thaw.  I have scrapped her numerous times and will continue as long as I can find photos of her!  This photo was taken in the early 1920's, when Evelyn was in her mid-30's.  Such a beautiful and intriguing woman!
I'm sure by now that you have guessed that the "E" and "N" stickers stand for "Evelyn Nesbit".  : )
I fussy cut the Couture Magazine and placed it next to the photo.  All of the stamps on the bottom of the layout are also fussy cuts.
Cardstock flowers and a "CLASSY" tag were added decorative elements from this collection.  Various bling brads, a black tassel and beautiful black & teal feathers complemented the 1920's vibe.
I first fussy cut the 1920's model; then 'decorated' her: beaded strand became arm bracelets, as well as a waist long double-wrapped necklace; flat back tear-drop pearls became her earrings.  I placed a single stem rose in her hand to coordinate with the roses on her dress.  Black Soot Stickles enhanced the folds in her gown.  I am so excited how she turned out!

I chose some interesting dies to collage the photo area.

For added sparkle, Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst sprays were used on the Prima flowers.

I had so much fun creating this LO and really appreciate your visit!
Have a wonderful week!   Lisa : )

Products used:

Graphic45 Couture collection - papers; stickers; cardstock elements
Hobby Lobby - feathers; bead strands; tassel; ribbon; bling & pearl brads
Want2Scrap - white flat back tear drop stick on pearls
Spellbinders dies - Luscious Labels One & Resplendent Rectangles
Prima - Queen Mary flowers "Smoke"
LSG Starbursts - Teeth Chattering Teal & Midnight Rendezvous Raven
WeRMemory Keepers - Designer eyelets "Silver Lining"
Distress Stickles - Black Soot & Clear Rock Candy
Wild Orchid Crafts - red stem rose

Monday, March 23, 2015

Springtime Card Plaque

Here is my entry for The Dusty Attic March 2015 Inspiration Board challenge.

The bright and cheerful color palette on The Dusty Attic Inspiration Board reminded me of the beautiful fuchsia plant.
For me, the words "Burst" and "Splash" from the Inspiration Board vividly describe Springtime - bursts and splashes of gorgeous colors from nature are everywhere!

Here is the beautiful color palette from The Dusty Attic!

I coated this chippie with white gesso; then heat embossed the leafy areas with LSG Spring Leaf Chartreuse.  I applied Liquid Pearls in Ocean Blue color to the outlines of each flower and Daffodil color to the stamens.

The open flower petals in this chippie are perfect to hold microbeads!  I mixed together the colors Peony, Bubblegum & Clear. Glossy Accents was used to hold the microbeads in place.

I printed and fussy cut a few cute blue & lime colored butterfly images; made double layer front wings using foam dots for a dimensional effect and then added Stickles for sparkle.  I formed the bodies and antennae with 22 gauge black wire.

I found the cutest Die-namics circle doily dies online and just had to use a couple of them on this card!  I was introduced to My Favorite Things dies by my good friend, Tracy Funk.  You should stop by her blog and be totally WOWed by her creativity!
Finally, some ribbons in coordinating colors made for a nice hanger of my card plaque.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit and have a wonderful day!  Lisa : )
Products used:
White Glitter corrugated cardstock
ColorBox pigment ink - Peony
EK Success punch - Bracket
The Dusty Attic - Floral Corners
Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder - Spring Leaf Chartreuse
My Favorite Things Die-namics dies - Mini Doily Circles
Ranger Liquid Pearls - Ocean Blue & Daffodil
Ranger Stickles - Frosted Lace
Ranger Glossy Accents
Recollections microbeads - Peony, Bubblegum & Clear
Recollections - glitter brads, flat back rhinestones & ribbons

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Real Life Wonder

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
I created a layout using the oh-so gorgeous Bo Bunny Madeleine collection.  I love, love, love this collection!

I enjoy creating layouts using photos that I have taken and this one is no exception. 
I took this photo in June 2009 while visiting my daughter, Brianne, when she was living in the Chicago area attending school.
Brianne showed me this delightful, expertly created nest containing NINE tiny Robin eggs cushioned & surrounded by feathers, dried grasses, etc.  This incredible surprise was inside an abandoned BBQ pit that was on the balcony of the townhome Brianne was renting.  The vent cover on the side of the BBQ pit was missing, making a doorway to a perfect safe haven!  What a SMART MaMa bird!
When I saw the Lindy's Stamp Gang March 2015 Color Challenge, I knew immediately that the colors were perfect for this awesome photo! WOW!  
Here is the beautiful color challenge this month:

Using LSG C'est la vie Cerise from the Tres Chic Magicals set, I colored modeling paste and stenciled the beautiful damask design; followed by splatters in the same color Flat Fabio spray C'est la vie Cerise. The other splatters were made by mixing gesso with LSG South Shore Sand (in the Flat Magicals set Hawaiian Islands). 

LSG Starburst Frostbitten Fuchsia was sprayed on the lace.  Under a light, the gorgeous fuchsia shimmer shines through this white spray.  

All of the resin pieces were heat embossed using LSG embossing powders.
The bird & nest:
  ~nest colored with Golden Angel Wings
  ~bird colored with Desert Moon Turquoise
  ~eggs colored with C'est la vie Cerise
The bird cage & the feather:
  ~both colored with Silver Moon Mistletoe 
The pink flowers were sprayed with LSG Starburst spray Frostbitten Fuchsia & the blue flowers were paint brushed with LSG Flat Fabio spray C'est la vie Cerise.  White raffia was sprayed with LSG Starburst spray A Bit o' Bubbly - a perfect color match to the dried grasses in the photo!

I bought some adorable dies that my good friend Tracy Funk uses frequently in her gorgeous creations.   
I used a couple of them in this LO. 

Hope you enjoyed viewing as much as I enjoyed creating!
Have a great day, Lisa : )
Products used: 

Bo Bunny Madeleine collection:
    ~main LO page 'Songbirds'
    ~die cuts 'Grace'
    ~12x12 Cardstock Stickers Combo page
    ~Film Stickers
    ~Brads & Buttons
Martha Stewart punch set - Vintage Doily
TCW 6x6 stencil - Mini Damask
Lindy's Stamp Gang:
    ~Magicals set 'Tres Chic' - C'est la vie Cerise
    ~Magicals set 'Hawaiian Islands' - South Shore Sand
    ~Starburst sprays - A Bit o' Bubbly;  Frostbitten Fuchsia
    ~Flat Fabio spray - C'est la vie Cerise
    ~Embossing powders - Golden Angel Wings;  Desert Moon Turquoise;  C'est la vie Cerise
Webster's Pages resins - bird in nest
The Paper Studio Spare Parts resins - bird cage; feather
Inks:  Charcoal; Creamy Brown; Jumbo Java; Dark Cherry
My Favorite Things Die-namics dies - Mini Delicate Doilies
Wild Orchids Crafts - Gypsophila flowers on a stem