Thursday, September 24, 2015

A day at the park 9-29-07

Welcome to my scrapbook blog!  Today I’m sharing a layout that I created using inspirations from renowned artists that I follow and learn from, as well as the gorgeous Fall colors in the Lindy’s Stamp Gang September 2015 Color Challenge. 
Let me show you my creation first:

The stunning beauty in the layout photo is my beloved Grand-Dog, Greta, taken at a dog park in Naperville, Illinois when she lived there with her ‘MaMa’ (my daughter).  Greta is 7-1/2 months old in this pic.  She LOVED to socialize with dogs and run and play.  Our hearts still yearn for Greta because we miss her SO SO much!
The colors in this month’s Lindy’s challenge are super stunning and were perfect for this photo!
The challenge colors I used are Starbursts Marigold Yellow Orange, Tibetan Poppy Teal and Rudolph’s Nose Red (first three colors left to right). The Tibetan Poppy Teal was also heavily sprayed on the main page and allowed to drip.   I also chose my own Starburst sprays to add - Red Hot Poker Orange and Grab a Guy Gold.  A couple of the rolled flowers and the wreath pieces were colored with LSG Moon Shadow Mist Buccaneer Bronze.  The Dusty Attic Ferns were colored with gesso mixed with LSG magical Greased Lightnin’ Green from the Magicals Set Go Greased Lightnin’  
Here are close ups of the flower clusters to show the awesome shimmer - some photos were taken in the sunshine and some not.  Both are beautiful!

I’m very anxious to share with you the inspirations I gained for this layout from three incredibly talented ladies whose astounding creations just make me regularly gaze at them in complete awe. 
Boy, to have just a tiny pinch of their talent!  WOW!
   -Tracy Funk (My Funky Scrapbook Blog) creates the cutest flowers using dies that are for the flower centers. Two beautiful layouts she created in July 2015 are Tammy and Monsie where she made ivory flowers from flower center dies. This inspired me to give this idea a try and I LOVE the results!    
   -Lisa Nazario-Gregory (What a Beautiful Mess) creates hand rolled flowers.  I love the look they give to a layout.  Her 9/2/15 DT layout for Lindy’s is a perfect recent example – Remember Today.   Lisa also inspired me a long time ago to use corrugated cardboard in some of my designs.  I’m very excited with my first-time try at rolling flowers!
   -Pascale Bernard (Scrap Made in Touraine) 6/30/15 Maja Design DT layout Chateau Renault.  She soaked The Dusty Attic Ferns and then pulled the chipboard layers apart, which produced multiple and thinner ferns that could be glued in a way to create a natural look.  I’m so happy with the results of this technique! 
I chose paper complimentary to the beautiful brown color of Greta’s coat. Since the paper isn’t premium grade, I had to glue it to some thicker paper to give it stability and strength.
All of the flowers are die cut or hand rolled using heavy duty watercolor paper.  All are colored with Lindy’s sprays.
The 6-pedal flowers and small "mum-like flowers" are die cut from the Cheery Lynn Designs die strip Black Eyed Susan.  The mum-like flowers were made using the die that is supposed to be for the flower center. I really LOVE these!  I will definitely be making more of these for future layouts!
One final look at the layout - in the sunshine : )
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!  Lisa :)

Products used:
Momenta paper
The Dusty Attic – Ferns (#DA0507)
Cheery Lynn Designs die strips: Black Eyed Susan (#B338) and Wreath (#B216)
Recollections – teal colored pearls
Ranger Liquid Pearls – Ruby Red
Lindy’s Stamp Gang:
   Starbursts – Marigold Yellow Orange, Tibetan Poppy Teal, Rudolph’s Nose Red, Red Hot Poker Orange, Grab a Guy Gold
   Moon Shadow Mist – Buccaneer Bronze
   Magical – Go Greased Lightnin’ Green (Go Greased Lightnin’ set)



  1. Lisa,
    What a gorgeous page, colors, flowers and a beautiful photo of Greta!

  2. Beautiful layout and photo of sweet Greta! I love the flowers you made!

  3. Great project
    Thanks for playing along at Lindys

  4. Beautiful design, colors, flowers, photo, and story! Good luck in the challenge!

  5. Wow Lisa - the colours you've used are amazing! And that shimmer.... sigh. Fantastic!

  6. Wow Lisa - the colours you've used are amazing! And that shimmer.... sigh. Fantastic!

  7. Cool flowers! Thank You for playing with us at Lindy's Stamp Gang!


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