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


  1. Beautiful page, Lisa - I really, really love it! And, if Janis Joplin were around today - her hair would probably have all of those colors! Dare I say this, but when I was young - I had an 8 track tape of her music - no idea where it's at now, then 1 day - not so long ago, I ordered a CD. When I was visiting my grandson at college a short time ago, he confiscated my CD and borrowed it - so, then I just ordered another!! Again, your page is wonderful! Bought back some fun memories!

  2. Beautiful, Lisa! Love what you did with the modeling paste!

  3. THis is amazing, such gorgeous texture!

  4. beautiful design , photo, hair, and colors, and the flowers are beautiful too!

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  6. Lisa, I am mesmerized by your beautiful layout!! The textured part is incredible!!! You set the mood perfectly with Janis Joplin! Great photo!! Thank you for joining us at Lindy's Stamp gang for the Color challenge!!

  7. This is so clever Lisa'
    Thank you for joining us at Lindys Stamp gang for the Color challenge!

  8. Love your layout and loving the theme and inspiration. Brought back memories for me too. I must try putting the EP over the paste and heat set it. Love your attention to detail on the flowers etc. Thank you for the inspiration x

  9. Had to come back to your blog....Thank you for visiting mine and leaving such generous comments. Isn't this blog world so friendly and positive about other creative peoples work? You have left me very encouraging and uplifting comments and I really do appreciate it, thanks again x I am off now to try the moon pearls over EP, thanks again xx

  10. Very Cool Lisa! I too am a Janis fan and you played her beautifully!! Well done!
    Jackie ")


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