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 


  1. Beautiful photo, colors, pprs, flowers, and feathers! The photo is just so exquisite!

  2. Beautiful photo and layout! Love the stencilling and splatters! I've been working on a layout for the LSG color challenge too but I like yours much better.

  3. Great layout! Thanks so much for participating in the Lindy's Stamp Gang challenge this month!

  4. Lisa, you should enter this beautiful work in the birds of a feather monthly challenge at mixed media blog!

  5. Lisa, this is absolutely amazing! I don't even know where to begin! I LOVE birds, and the details here and soft colors are also my favorites, so much texture here with the feathers, and the embossing of the resin pieces, intricate doilies, texture paste....just WOW WOW!! Amazing job with the color challenge, you hit the nail on the head for sure.

  6. Oh, wow!!! Love this project so much!!! The photo fits the whole composition perfectly!!! And all the details are so sweet)))
    Thank you for sharing your talent at Lindy's Stamp Gang!

  7. Absolutely stunning! Love that precious photo and the magic you worked with the BoBunny papers! xoxo

  8. wow just adore your layout with your colors of papers and inks, this is just perfect for our challenge ! so thank you for joining us with the Lindy's Stamp Gang challenge !

  9. What a beautiful and romantic page, great interpretation of the moodboard! Thank you for joining us at LSG!

  10. Ohy, so romantic, cute and delicate work!!!
    Thanks for joining the Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge this month!

  11. Beautiful layout!! Love how you used the colors to compliment the BoBunny papers. Thank you for joining us at Lindy's for the Color Challenge!!

  12. Oh Lisa, What a lovely and cheerful layout, so luv the soft colors and your attention to detail.
    Thanks for sharing. ♥

  13. Lovely project! Thank you for playing with us at LSG color challenge!


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