Thursday, July 20, 2017

Perfect Moment

Guess what?
Another Brianne layout!  This time a girly/grunge one!

As I've mentioned before, my daughter has been doing some modeling shoots in Houston and the photographers give her digital photos in exchange for the opportunity to use them for advertising.  
She has become a bit popular lately so I'm a happy camper with all of these awesome photos of her!
Photography by Kiera Grant

Kept this one simple because the photo speaks volumes!

I chose Bo Bunny paper from my stash that has a chevron pattern.  
I also didn't want to 'conform' to the usual horizontal chevron so I turned the paper to be a vertical chevron.  There are printed words in the background, but that doesn't bother me that they are also sideways. 

The photo has a grunge feel about it so I accentuated the jet black of Brianne's leggings by 
stenciling butterflies with a mixture of modeling paste & jet black mica powder.  
I dabbed the same paste mixture all over the layout with a coarse sponge to create a grunge look.

Then I dabbed the same mixture with the coarse sponge on some chipboard corner pieces. Cool!

Bringing out the colors in the photo, I created a very simple flower cluster.
I added back stamen and fun fur for added texture.

Lastly, the chipboard title by The Dusty Attic was heat embossed in Blue Fern Studios Imagine Ink color Stormy Seas to add some sparkly to the page : )  Under the title I glued the throw-away pieces from the beautiful new die cut I just got - Spellbinders Fairmont Decorative Element that was used under the photo.

I so appreciate your wonderful visit and hope that you have a great weekend!  Lisa : )

Products used:

Bo Bunny - Wild Berry Chevron

Recollections - Black cardstock
Prima (Finnabair) Elementals Stencil - Butterflies

Liquitex - Professional Flexible Modeling Paste

Lindy's Stamp Gang - Blazing Black mica powder in the Magicals Set "Neon Graffiti"

Art C - coarse sponge dabber

The Dusty Attic chipboard - Perfect Moment

Blue Fern Studios Imagine Ink EP - Stormy Seas

Spellbinders Die - Fairmont Decorative Element

Fun Fur - Black
Wild Orchid Crafts - 
Blue Cottage Roses 30mm

Mixed Open Roses 20mm
(used fuchsia colored ones)

2-tone Yellow Sweetheart Blossoms

Adhesives - 
for flowers

for photo and die cut frame

for chipboards

Saturday, July 15, 2017


I certainly feel that my daughter Brianne is enchanting in this photo!

My feelings always dictate the papers and other embellishments used in my work.  
I kept going back to the Kaisercraft Be-YOU-tiful flowered paper to use for this photo.  It just felt so right!  
I think I made the right decision.  Doesn't her photo look gorgeous on this paper?
Photo taken by Myon Morgan

I chose a striped paper in the same Kaisercraft collection and placed it underneath the beautiful 
Marrakesh Trellis chipboard by The Dusty Attic, which was first heat embossed in a pure white.  
Brianne's beautiful photo was placed at an angle for interest and adhered with foam squares.
Then black rhinestones were added to the white chipboard.
Next I chose the really pretty Dusty Attic Morrocan Border that I cut to desired length.
It was also heat embossed in white.

I was so inspired with the outlined, lacy look of the white flower printed on the paper,
that I used a flower stencil and a Signo Uni-Ball white pen for tracing.

I was so amazed at how striking this white pen looked against a dark background 
when I first saw it on a gorgeous layout created by my dear friend Carrie "Never Lose Your Shine".  
I was (and still am) so WOWed with this layout! It's one of my faves that she's created. 

I just can't keep up with all of the wonderful products out there, 
but there is always another artist using something that catches my eye!  
And boy did Carrie's layout really catch my eye!

Anyway, I had to STOP from stenciling because I was having so darn much fun!  LOL!
(This is definitely a technique that you will see from me on future layouts!)

Prima's very stark white flower, with its pink micro glitter on the petals, couldn't have been more perfect!  
Grouping it with some metal lacy flowers coordinates magnificently 
with the feel of the outlined flowers on the paper.  
These metal flowers were recolored with Tim Holtz Adirondack Pitch Black alcohol ink...NICE!

Doesn't the lacy metal flower and the white stenciled flower look great together?

Finally, the small, but glittery title fit beautifully around one of the metal lace flowers!

Thanks so much for visiting!  Please come again!  Lisa : )

Products used:

Kaisercraft - Be-YOU-tiful Paper Collection - 
Amazing (main page)

Splendid backside (under photo)

The Dusty Attic Chipboard - 
Marrakesh Trellis

Morrocan Border

Prima Flower - 
Symphony Blend Andante White

Momenta Metal Lace Flowers - 

Michael's Recollections - 
Black Glitter Alpha Stickers

Adhesive White Pearls

EP "Snow"

Americana Stencil - Jacobean Floral

Signo Uni-Ball White Pen - 

Want2Scrap - Baby Black Rhinestones

Adhesives - 
for paper underneath photo

for under photo

for white flower

for metal lace flowers

for chipboard

Friday, July 7, 2017

Think it Dream it Do it!

These fun photos of my daughter immediately brought the title words to mind! 
I wanted something 'dramatic' so I chose a very white linen cardstock 
and framed it in burgundy-wine color for the layout as well as each photo.

The wonderful new Sizzix alpha-numeric script dies by Tim Holtz have been so much fun to work with 
on my newest layouts!  I can't say it enough times how awesome these dies are!  
Here are a couple of close ups.

Martha Stewart's Punch all over the Page "Stained Glass Pattern" added embellishment all on its own!

Thanks so much for dropping by and have a great weekend!  Lisa : )

Products used:

Recollections (Michael's) linen cardstock - burgundy & white
Martha Stewart Punch all over the Page - Stained Glass Pattern

Sizzix - Tim Holtz alpha-numeric script dies

Tattered Lace dies - Pearl Foliage

Wild Orchid Crafts flowers - 

35mm Deep Turquoise
Curly Wild Roses

2-tone Yellow Sweetheart Blossoms

Burgundy Aster Daisies

MINI White Sweetheart Blossoms

Adhesives -

for flowers

for photos

for alpha dies

Sizzix die cutting tools -