Monday, July 27, 2015

Leather and Lace

This layout was a long time coming. 
My beautiful daughter and handsome son-in-law married in Venice, Italy in December, 2011.  Near the end of the photo session, my daughter was very cold, so she put on her leather jacket over her very feminine, gorgeous wedding gown.  How cool is that? 

I ordered the custom chipboard title from Want2Scrap quite a while back with this specific photo in mind.  After acquiring the gorgeous Prima Timeless Memories paper collection, I was ready to move forward creating! 

I wanted the title to stand out so I inked it with chestnut brown color and then topped it with crackle.
I really love the soft pastel, grunge of this paper, so I decided to not do anything to change that. The peachy-terra cotta colors of the buildings in the photo resonate perfectly in the colors on this paper. Everything is simply glued in place, allowing this gorgeous paper to be the ready-background. 
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst color Cocklebells Coral was used to color snippets of lace and add shading around the photo, hearts and flowers.
The title inspiration is from the song “Leather and Lace” by Stevie Nicks.  Of course I had to include the lyrics because they are so beautiful!
The exceptionally cute hearts & heart outlines are from The Dusty Attic.  I chose a muted tone for them with Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing color Sunrise Salmon Gold. 
Look how perfectly these beautifully detailed Wild Orchid Crafts mulberry peach roses match the color theme!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!  Lisa : )

Products used:

PrimaTimeless Memories collection – page name: Freedom

Martha Stewart punch Cherish
Want2Scrap - custom title
The Dusty Attic Small Heart Attack Panel #2  (DA-1204)
Wild Orchid Crafts flowers:
   ~Peach/Orange Cottage Roses (QVR-044-25mm)
   ~Peach/Orange Hip Rosebuds (GST-019)
   ~Pale Peach Open Roses (MKX-018-20mm)
Prima flower – Chantelle Medallion (white fabric lace)
Recollections flower faux leather & leaf
Lindy's Stamp Gang:
   ~Starburst spray Cocklebells Coral (soft peachy coral with soft gold shimmer)
   ~Embossing powder Sunrise Salmon Gold
Pigment ink - Chestnut
Ranger Inkssentials - Crackle accents

Monday, July 20, 2015

summer of '49

It was July 1949 when my beautiful mother was nearly 19 years old. 
Look at her posing pretty for the camera! What an awesome photo to scrap!
The beautiful colors of blush/mauve, teal & beige in this paper, as well as the faded diamond pattern, were my inspirations for this layout. Lindy’s Stamp Gang’s gorgeous color Bodacious Blush was used to spray & splatter the page; recolor the lace & open roses; and recolor the modeling paste for stenciling (Magicals set Totally 80's).
I used Distress ink color Vintage Photo to outline each letter and number of the die cut title to help it pop off the page.  I made two paper flowers (one placed next to the title) using the smallest flower on the Sizzix Tim Holtz Florals die.
The adorable Vintage purse size emery boards were a token gift I gave my mother in 2012.  She always kept her nails in shape and loved to use emery boards; usually carrying one in her house dress pocket.  This little gift was still in her purse when she passed away.  So, I waited for the right time to use it on a layout…and this was it! 
I tried something different and used a white paint pen & a ruler to draw a frame directly on the photo.  I really love the result!  
The cute little doilies were layered using teal colored paper offset slightly under the white.  I learned this from talented artist and good friend, Tracy Funk.  Check out the gorgeous layouts she creates with dies! 

I applied gold wax to the resin bicycle so it would coordinate better with the colors in this LO.  Wild Orchid Crafts white rosebuds were recolored using LSG Starburst color Shabby Turbine Teal. 
Thanks so much for dropping by and have a great day!  Lisa : )
Products used:

Prima – Timeless Memories collection – page name: Moments
Martha Stewart punch – French Scroll
TCW 6x6 Template – Harlequin
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starbursts – Bodacious Blush & Shabby Turbine Teal
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical – Bodacious Blush (in the Totally 80’s Magicals Set)
Sizzix dies:
   ~Sizzlits retired dies Endless Love
   ~Tim Holtz BigZ die Tattered Florals
My Favorite Things Die-namics dies – Mini Doily Circles
   ~Wild Orchid Crafts rosebuds (GST-003-6mm)
   ~Prima – Lil Missy #571658 Z& #571672
   ~Prima – Aran Fabric Flowers – Taj Blue
Hobby Lobby – lace; resin bicycle
Michael’s – hand mirror charm; beige leaves; open roses; white paint pen
Viva D├ęcor Inka Gold – Old Gold
Liquitex – Professional Flexible Modeling Paste
Distress ink - Vintage Photo
TCP Studio – Grandma’s Attic mini jewels 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

My Gladiolas

Here is a simple layout that I created for my Flower Scrapbook.  I took the photos in June 2010.  It was a very healthy year for my gladiolas!  These are two of my most favorite photos of them.  They are the prettiest light pink with magenta edges and gorgeous yellow centers.  
I let the design in the paper be my guide and decided not to do too much decorating.  Like all of my flower layouts, it’s about the photos for me to look at and reminisce in the years to come.
I found a cute 3D sticker of a singing Robin on a branch in my stash.  It gave me the idea to ‘hang’ the larger bird cage using pearlescent blue embroidery thread. 
I did some simple embossing in white with shadings of blue on the bird cage:
I emboss-painted the wooden flowers by using a yellowish color for the centers and baby pink on the petals, leaving a small outer edge for magenta colored pigment ink (in an attempt to mimick the colors if the gladiolas). Clear tiny rhinestones added some bling to the centers. 
Since the printed bird cage on the paper has jewels hanging from the bottom of it, I decided to add a couple of pink beads to hang on the other bird cage that I embossed in white and made the bird blue.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!  Lisa : )
Products used:
Pink Paislee Spring Jubilee collection – page named Bash & a fussy cut of the bird with the crown
Michael’s – wooden flowers & bird cages
Martha Stewart punch – Vintage Floral
EK Success – glitter number stickers
K&Company Susan Winget – Robin on a branch
   Recollections – Snow
   Stampendous! – Blushing Pink
   Lindy’s Stamp Gang – Dandelion Yellow Green & Morning Glory Azure
Pigment inks – Pink & Magenta

Friday, July 10, 2015

Reach ~ Find

I selected a couple of photos that I took in September 2014, during a visit to my parents’ grave, to create a layout with.  This is the statue of Jesus looking up to Heaven that is right by their grave.  The frame I made using Prima wire thread encompasses the same hand in both photos.  The close up photo was taken on the other side of the statue at an angle from below.
The page named "Antiquity" in the Bo Bunny Somewhere in Time collection was the perfect teal color I was looking for! It’s a green-teal; not a blue-teal, although in my layout photo it appears more bluish.
I started by applying a light coat of gesso; then stamped a crackle & a script design with Archival black ink; stenciling was done and then splatters of white & black gesso near the photo area. 
The flowers and the black stamens are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I recolored white magnolias with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst spray Jack in the Pulpit Teal.  It is a beautiful, very green teal!  I also enhanced the color of the black roses using LSG Flat Fabio spray Toto’s Tornado Black.

Here are the flower clusters up close:

I really enjoyed scrapping these photos and I hope you enjoyed viewing my layout! 
Have a great day!  Lisa : ) 

Products used:
Bo Bunny Somewhere in Time collection – page name: Antiquity
Kaisercraft clear stamp – Crackle
Bo Bunny clear stamp – Powder Mountain (script)
Prima stencil – Flourish
Wild Orchid Crafts –
   ~White Magnolias (QVR-028)
   ~Jet Black Roses (MKX-036)
   ~White Lilies (MKX-135)
   ~Mixed Pastel Cosmos Daisies – Set B (MKX-376)
   ~Mixed Red & White Sweetheart Blossoms (MKX-638)
   ~Black Double Head Pearl Stamens (MKX-571)
Lindy’s Stamp Gang – Starburst: Jack in the Pulpit Teal; Flat Fabio: Toto’s Tornado Black
Prima wire thread – Ink Black
Recollections – teal colored stick on pearls


Sunday, July 5, 2015

After the Rain

I created another layout for my Garden Scrapbook.  Nothing extravagant – just a simple page to admire in the years to come. I photographed my miniature red roses after a rain.  Although only about the size of a US quarter, these tiny roses are pure perfection!  I LOVE the way water droplets sit on flower petals!
I chose a page named ‘bash’ in the Pink Paislee Spring Jubilee collection.  After randomly stamping the page, I stenciled raindrops using Liquitex flexible modeling paste (my most fave to use!).  The clear stamp in the Kaisercraft Botanical collection is so gorgeous!  I love the butterflies and script in it!
The title is ironically printed in a font named “Before the Rain”.  This was my title inspiration! : )
I love the Wycinanka intricate cut outs from Wild Orchid Crafts! 
I made a futile attempt to draw a rose on The Dusty Attic chippie.  It came out ‘ok’ but really seemed to just be a distraction, so I covered it with a beautiful large wild rose from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Finally, I punched the edges of the layout and added shiny red sequins that I got from my dear MIL’s stash after she passed away.  I dearly loved my MIL.  She was an AWESOME seamstress. 
Have a great day!  Lisa : )  ^..^
Products used:
Pink Paislee Spring Jubilee collection – page named Bash
Martha Stewart punch – Vintage Floral
TCW 6x6 stencil – Mini Raindrops
Kaisercraft clear stamp – Botanical collection
Wild Orchid Crafts – Wycinanka frame cut out; red tone mulberry roses
The Dusty Attic – Rose Vine #DA0638
Ink colors – Grass, Pastel Lime, Charcoal
Butterflies – printed & fussy cut
Red Sequins – dear MIL’s stash

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sweet baby Edwin Gabriel

This is an infant baby layout of my Dad using a photo taken in early 1927.  Dad had the prettiest dark, curly-wavy hair and boy does he have a head full of hair in this photo!  I have always LOVED my dad’s middle name, Gabriel (the archangel who told the Virgin Mary that she would bear the Son of God).   

I was going to scrap this in a vintage-grungy style because of the aged photo, but changed my mind and decided to go with a pastel baby boy theme instead!  I’m really glad that I did!  I have a baby paper collection that I bought in 2010 when I first started scrapping.  The papers were ideal to scrap this photo because they have somewhat of an aged look about them. 
Starting with the title, I embossed the chippie word ‘Sweet’ with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Madonna Robe Blue Gold. The store bought wooden word ‘baby’ from my stash was already painted.  The metal foot prints were embossed with LSG Oakleaf Olive Gold color.
Along with a few leftover baby things from my stash, I added polka dot & footprint ribbon that I stitched with embroidery thread (that’s the extent of my sewing talent). 
Aren’t the letter beads precious?
I tilted the photo not only to go with the diagonal lines in the paper, but also to include something else that would fit inside the frame.  If you look closely, there is a stuffed rabbit toy to the left of the baby.  Isn’t that precious or what?!
You can see it in this close up:
I created a little banner and cut out flags from the same paper collection, placing foam dots between two layers and tying cute bows with a darker blue embroidery thread.
Randomly placing larger flags on the layout allowed for a full view of the baby items printed on the paper.
The red cap & baseball buttons were stitched to the ribbon. 
These represent something very special!  My Dad was a HUGE fan of the St. Louis Cardinals NBA team!  Their colors are red and white.
Wild Orchid Crafts & Recollections flowers had the perfect colors for this layout!  I sprayed white lace with Lindy’s Starburst color Fuzzy Navel Peach to match one of the colors in the diagonal lines.  This lace was placed in random areas on the LO. 
I really enjoyed creating this page!  I know my Dad would love it.  He enjoyed looking at my scrapbook pages and always said that Brianne (my daughter) would have wonderful keepsakes.  I am so blessed that he told me those words that I’ll never forget. 
Thanks so much for the visit & have a wonderful day!  Lisa : )

Products used:
The Paper Studio – Sweet Pea paper collection
Want2Scrap – chipboard title word “Sweet”
Lindy’s Stamp Gang products:
   embossing powders Madonna Robe Blue Gold & Oakleaf Olive Gold
   Starburst spray Fuzzy Navel Peach
   Art Minds baseball buttons
   Bead Landing Alpha beads
   Pastel roses
   Wooden teddy bear & ‘baby’ word
   Berry stem
Wild Orchid Crafts:
   Pastel Chrysanthemums
   Yellow/Orange Sweetheart Blossoms
   Pastel Cosmos Daisies
   Hobby Lobby lace
   Inks-Chestnut Roan & Cyan
   Metal foot charms
   Chipboard baby duck frame