Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Mardi Gras Paisley

Another day of scrapping instead of doing 'necessary' duties around the house!  LOL!
  Scrapping is much more rewarding!

This is the final Glamour Shots photo I'm scrapping of myself, taken in 1993 at age 32.  
I'm a purple-holic (times a million) for those that don't know me.  
I knew which paper collection to dive into and that is Maja Design's Enjoying Outdoors collection!  
I usually don't scrap on "busy" printed paper, but the flesh colored background with the absolute perfect match of fuchsia color in the flowers to the earrings & vest I have on just could not be overlooked. 
I took inspiration from other papers in the same collection to frame the photo. 

The colors that emerged during the creation process reminded me so much of Mardi Gras.
  Being a Louisiana girl, I couldn't pass up the chance to use it in my title....
and you will see close ups of the fleur di lis embellishments later.  
Also, I'm drawn to the paisley shape.  I always have been and I don't know why.  
With the nice swirls in my vest and the oh-so-phenomenally-gorgeous Dusty Attic paisley chipboard
it just seemed fitting to title this layout "Mardi Gras Paisley". 

I emboss-painted the beautiful paisley chipboard because it deserved to be multi-colored!
 Blue Fern Studios Imagine Ink embossing powder Celestial gave some outline and WOW what sparkly! 
The green is BFS Summer Leaves that has gold sparkles in it and the gold is 14 Karat.  
The fuchsia color is simply inked in Perfect Plumeria & topped with Frosted Lace Stickles.
  Bling and metallic nailheads added some extra interest to the piece.

Now for the girly flower arrangements!  
I must first start with Carrie's (my dear, sweet friend who makes gorgeous flowers!)
 beautiful purple-plum-periwinkle flowers!  
OMG! They were so perfect to add the extra "Oomph" I was looking for!

Here are close ups at different angles of the flower arrangements.  
All of the darker purple flowers were handmade by Carrie!  
How perfect that she placed beautiful gold beads and a stick pin top to the centers!  
I gotta say it again....it was meant to be!

Check out the two fleur di lis embellishments.  
I rubbed gold wax on both of these pieces for added "goldness".  

More flowers:

Thank you again so very much for visiting and any comments are always read and taken to heart.  
Have a wonderful week!  Lisa : )

Products used:

Maja Design - Enjoying Outdoors collection -
Autumn Picnic

I'm Happy

Feeling Good

What a Beautiful Day (backside)

Martha Stewart Punch set - Crotchet Loop

The Dusty Attic - Paisley #3

Jolee's Fleur di Lis

Tattered Lace dies -
Paradise Ferns

Ornate Leaves

Sizzix - Big Shot

Prima Flowers - lavender

Wild Orchid Crafts - 
MINI Purple Mix Sweetheart Blossoms

Purple Bead Berry Spray

Blue Fern Studios Imagine Ink embossing powders - 


14 Karat

Summer Leaves

Ranger Stickles - Frosted Lace

Viva Decor - Inka Gold - "Gold"
Bling - Lavender, green, gold nailheads
VersaMagic Chalk Inks - Perfect Plumeria & Purple Hydrangea
Michael's - glittery gold cardstock; oval purple fiber bead; metal fleur di lis charm

Saturday, February 4, 2017

In Tuxedo

After receiving my fabulous birthday happy mail from my sweet friend, Carrie Williams
I had promised that ***There will be more about these goodies in a future post*** : ). 
She made me some beautiful flowers in my two most favorite colors - purple & blue!!

I knew that I had to make something with dramatic flair because that's how the flowers make me feel!  
I had just received a photo from Ralph's brothers that he still had in a frame tucked away.  
I sure miss my dear friend Ralph. 

I had totally forgotten about this particular Glamour Shots photo of me!
I was ecstatic that the background is a perfect match with the blue flowers!! 
I guess it was just meant to be!
I found elegant, but dramatic black and white glittered paper in my stash to use.  

I prepped the center of the paper with clear gesso and after it was dry I applied watered down 
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst color Tea Pot Purple to produce a subtle color.

I punched one side of some beautiful shimmery jet black paper and applied lavender rhinestones.  
The Dusty Attic chipboard piece from the Wrought Iron Trim Set was painted with a mixture 
of clear gesso & LSG mica powder color Tweedle Dee Denim from the Mad Hatter Magicals Set.  
Drips of LSG Tea Pot purple were added and the very best part is that it has a blue shimmer - WOW!  

To the center of this beautiful chipboard, I placed a plum toned Fleur di Lis. 
Using jet black archival ink and a craft nib, I colored the beaded edging to bring it out.
 You can see the Tea Pot Purple color on the chipboard in this photo!

I added pitch black glass glitter to the bodies of the lovely Petaloo dark blue velvet butterflies.

I did my best to do justice to these gorgeous flowers!!  My biggest hope is that Carrie likes how I've used them! 
I layered the leaf die cuts using lavender cardstock (a beautiful match with the flowers)
 and the same shimmery jet black paper that is under the photo.

To the purple flowers I spritzed Lindy's Glitz Spritz Scintillating Silver for some shine.
Snippets of black lace that I tattered the edges gave that little bit of needed shabby chicness.

~Enjoy viewing Carrie's fabulous flowers ~

I LOVE how this flower isn't fully opened!
Goodness the lavender and blue look fabulous together!

I just LOVE this little beauty!

The silver shimmer shines in the light!

Thanks for visiting and please come again some time.
If you are interested in Carrie's handmade flowers or scrapbooking kits, 
pop on over to her Etsy Shop Dear Zae!   

Products used:

Michael's - Recollections glitter & shimmer papers; purple and dark blue rhinestones
The Dusty Attic chipboard - Wrought Iron Trim 

Jolee's Boutique - Dimensional Fleur di Lis

Spellbinders Shapeabilities Dies - Romantic Vines

Sizzix - Big Shot

Sizzix - Magnetic Platform

Martha Stewart - Edge Punch - Zigzag

Petaloo - Flora Doodles - Dark Blue Velvet Butterflies

Finnabair - art ingredients - Pitch Black Glass Glitter

Lindy's Stamp Gang - Tea Pot Purple Starburst; Tweedle Dee Denim Magical; Scintillating Silver Glitz Spritz