Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Marcy's Glorious Cat Nap

My daughter, Brianne, recently captured this adorable photo of her gorgeous sweetie, Marcy, catching a cat nap! Isn’t this photo absolutely priceless?!  
All stretched out….very relaxed….paws together….head on the pillow....WOW!

A few flowers, die cut leaves, stenciling and beaded trim were all that was needed to minimally embellish this already beautifully printed paper!  I used acrylic gold metallic paint on the chipboard letters as well as sparsely sponged onto the layout for an aged look.  LOVE it!

Watercolor paper sprayed with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Wake me before you go Gold frames the photo and was also die cut into those gorgeous leafy vines.  Adding LSG SB Golden Sleigh Bells (a true “Christmas” gold) to the dark brown ribbon of the bead trim resulted in a beautiful gold shimmer!
Gold Crackle stenciling added a little more “drama” to this page.
Thanks for visiting and have a beautiful day!  Lisa : )   >^..^<

Products used:
Bo Bunny – Autumn Song collection – page named Beautiful
The Dusty Attic – Mini Script ABC set #DA0859
Americana stencil – Royal Tiles
Prima Finnabair artExtravagance Texture paste – Gold Crackle
Spellbinders Shapeabilities – Romantic Vines
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Wake me before you go Gold & Golden Sleigh Bells; Glitz Spritz Blazing Sun
Prima Flowers – Cloissone Bronze
Hobby Lobby Paper Studio Spare Parts – wine colored organza flower

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Piece of my Heart

The psychedelic colors in the Lindy's Stamp Gang Drop Dead Diva set by Limor Webber was a definite must have for me! These colors inspired me to create something in memory of the great Janis Joplin….

My canvas creation has been entered in the Lindy’s Stamp Gang October 2015 Color Challenge!  The Drop Dead Diva Mega Set contains every Starburst spray and embossing powder color in this month's challenge.  I used each and every color in both the sprays and the EPs.

In order, as shown in the LSG graphic, are the beautiful colors used in my creation.
I've provided links to the individual Starburst sprays.

      Bling-y Blond
      Prima Donna Purple
      Sassy Sapphire

The photo I chose of Janis reminded me of her softly singing “Didn’t I make you feel like you were the only man” – a small part of the lyrics to her song Piece of my Heart.   I could picture her hair flowing onto the canvas in psychedelic colors, so that is exactly what I created using modeling paste applied and formed with a palette knife. All of the Starburst sprays were applied with a paint brush and then the entire area was heat embossed with LSG EP Magic Moon Pearls.  This resulted in a beautifully smooth finish!
Punched retro flowers , flower centers and metal peace signs were all colored using the Drop Dead Diva sprays and embossing powders.
I made cool mum flowers out of some of the flower centers; and heat embossed a heart stamp in the Hi Maintenance Magenta color.
Archival Jet Black ink was used to apply the stamps. 
Colored rhinestones in coordinating colors added some bling. 
I had so much fun creating this canvas! 
Thanks for stopping in for a quick view. Have a wonderful day!  Lisa : )

Products used:
12 x 12 White Canvas Panel

Lindy’s Stamp Gang - Drop Dead Diva Mega Set;  Magic Moon Pearls embossing powder
EK Success punches – large and medium Retro Flower
Cheery Lynn Designs – Black Eyed Susan Strip (flower center die)
Inkadinkado clear stamps – Organic Fabric Flourishes; Hearts
Kaisercraft clear stamp – Scallop Lace
Michael’s – metal peace sign beads; ‘J’ metal monogram; colored rhinestones
Ranger – Archival Jet Black ink

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Garden Beauty

I have another beautiful memory to share.  Magenta gladiolas with soft yellow centers bunched together in a semi-circle forming the prettiest back drop for the prettiest statue in my front garden. This beauty is the Blessed Virgin Mother, Mary. This is one of my very most favorite photos that I took on a beautiful Spring day.
Simplicity is always essential when I scrap my garden flowers. I want the focus to be on the photo.
Just a little bit of white crackle texture paste stenciling was applied.  To go with the garden theme, fussy-cut butterflies decorated with handmade antennae and colored Diamond Dust, as well as butterfly washi tape were added.  The intricately detailed doily die cuts really add a feminine touch.
The layout title is computer printed on the same butter tone cardstock as the doily dies using magenta color for the letters.  I came up with the idea to string the letters with some tiny seed beads. 
Thanks for viewing my latest page and have a wonderful day!  Lisa : )
Products used:
Heartfelt Creations paper – Countryside Evening Collection
Prima purple metal die – Doilies One
Prima 6x6 Stencil – Flourish
Prima Finnabair artEXTRAvagance Texture Paste – White Crackle
Wild Orchid Crafts – Medium Green Grass; White Gypsophila on stem; Baby Pink Bead Berry Cluster
Michael’s/Hobby Lobby – washi tape; magenta color flower; yellow berry stems; seed beads
Marvy ½” Round Punch