Monday, October 15, 2018

'be still' for Art Playground

Hello girls,  hope everyone is doing well and finding time to get creative!
I was invited to be Guest Designer again over at Art Playground, a
wonderful challenge blog owned by the super talented
and super sweet Sharon Ziv.
This month's palette had some soft warm browns and I decided to try
a page in a minimalist and very nature oriented theme.

'be still...'

I started with a paper called 'Seeds of Love' from the Vintage Artistry collection
by 49 & Market. I love the grey subtle background print of leaves and it set the mood
for my page. I added some lace, a couple of tags, some feathers and a few
pine cones and acorns from my backyard.

Here is the challenge for October.

More information on how to enter here.

Here are a few close ups:

A bit of a different style for me...although it's hard not to layer on lots of colors
and mediums, I still like how it turned out :) Can't wait to see your interpretation!
I love Sharon's blog, there are some super talented designers and of course
great prizes to be won!
See you soon!
Hugs, Lisa xo

Sunday, October 7, 2018

'I Heard You Singing' for Mixed Media & Art

Hello my sweet friends!
I am so honoured to be able to stay on the wonderful team at
Mixed Media & Art challenge blog for another term!
The moodboards that Olya Kravets creates are marvelous and always spark my creativity.
She is such a talented crafter and her work is amazing!

'I Heard You Singing'


I love vintage styled art, it melts my heart to work with time worn antique style elements.
I started with some old sheet music and added lots of Lindy's Stamp Gang
mists, stamping, an old baroque style frame, lots of flowers and le piéce
de résistance - a vintage enamel butterfly pin I found at an estate sale :)

Here is the mood board for this month:

To find out more about how to join our challenge, win wonderful prizes and 
see some of the most jaw-dropping gorgeous art check out the challenge here.

I would like to enter my project in a challenge blog called Scrap-Chip, they 
have a challenge this month to use the color brown and chipboard, here I have used 
a 2 Crafty Chipboard vine piece that I painted black and then rubbed with gold
metallic paint.

More info on this challenge here.

 Here are a few close ups:

I added some stenciling with a Prima stencil and some gloss gel, 
then I rubbed some Prima gold metallic paint to bring out the textures.

I was inspired by the colors, the moths and all the gold in our moodboard....
Sometimes I sift through all my photos to find just the right one to use,
and I found this one that I had printed of my mum and her mum,
but I had mistakenly printed over it a photo of me holding my baby boy,
and I just thought it would be neat, and the colors are perfect.

See you next month,
Hugs, Lisa xox

Monday, October 1, 2018

'Delight' for Scrapki Wyzwaniowo

Hello friends!
Although it's still sweltering hot down here in the south, I can hardly wait for fall;
cool breezes, the crispness of autumn and the changing colors on the trees.
That's what I felt inspired by to create this page for
Scrapki Wyzwaniowo this month and our new theme - leaves!


I've scrapped this photo before but I couldn't help using it again, it's one of my
favorites, the colors just make me so happy! I used some 7 Dots Studio paper
from the 'Dreamscapes' collection, together with some fall fabric
leaves I bought at Michael's and some Dusty Attic chipboards that I won
from More than Words .
Here is our challenge:

For more info on how to enter, please go here.

I would like to enter my layout in the October challenge at Dusty Attic:

 More info on this challenge here.
I was inspired by the autumn mood and the orange red and yellow leaves.
I used Dusty Word Pack 32 and Dusty Attic Leafy Frame Set.

Here are a few close ups:


Thanks for visiting,
Hugs, Lisa xo

Saturday, September 8, 2018

'Back to School' for Skrapki Wyzwaniowo

Hello lovely readers! We have a wonderful new challenge for
you over at Scrapki Wyzwaniowo, so perfect for this time of year...
Back to School!

'Book worm'

These photos are from a few years ago, but they're cute as all get out, and I love how
I could play with the color red, something I never really do!
Grab some photos of your little ones first day or even a 'vintage' photo
of one of your own first days and come and play with us!

I used the 'Air Mail' 7 Dots Studio collection (again!) and it just really fit the theme.
I always slather on some heavy white gesso and then splash some watercolors on my 
background before decorating. I went rummaging through my stash and found an 
old sheet of Prima chipboard with a school theme that I've had for years!
(Don't throw out old good scrap embellishments - you never know when 
you will feel inspired to use them!) And I also found an vintage Cracker Jack 
box (remember that candy with the prize inside?) and it added a cool look.

For more info on how to enter, please go here.

Here are a few close ups:

I used the 'Air Mail' collection stamp set and also the stencils in the background,
then added some thread, buttons and some pieces of old jeans, and to my 
amazement, no flowers! 

Thanks for looking,
Hugs, Lisa xo

Sunday, August 19, 2018

'Create art'

Hello my crafty friends!
It's my turn to share my page created with our brand new moodboard at
Mixed Media & Art
It's got a very artsy feel to it and like always makes me want to get messy
with inks and paints.

'Create art'

The first thing that popped into my mind with these photos of palettes and brushes are
the super fun art classes I have been enjoying with my son over the summer holidays.
We have several of his paintings displayed around our house, and he really 
enjoys being creative which of course makes me very happy:)
I used some 7 Dots Studio papers and some old ripped up jeans to add a boyish feel.
I took the colours orange and blue, and added a few paintbrushes
to tie the theme all together. 

To find out more about our challenge please go here.
Lots of great prizes to be won!
Here are a few close ups....

I hope to see you join in the fun!
Until next time,
Lisa xoxo

Sunday, August 5, 2018

'So sweet'

Good morning my lovely readers!
Summer is the time to spend time with our kids, handing out, enjoying the sunshine,
and hopefully enjoying some holidays! Our new theme at Scrapki Wyzwaniowo is 'Fruit'....
so perfect for the best season to enjoy sweet fresh treats straight from the garden,
let's scrap these memories!

'So Sweet'

The paper 'Hand Written' from the 7 Dots Studio collection 'Air Mail' was the perfect
backdrop for some photos of my guy enjoying watermelon...
I used an 'Air Mail' stencil with heavy white modeling paste in the background,
and then added some Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays, some Prima wood letters and
a few 49 & Market flowers.

Here is our challenge this month:

For more info on how to enter, please go here.
You could win one of the new collections!

Here are a few close ups:

See you soon!
Lisa xo

Thursday, July 26, 2018

'Wonderful....' a new layout for Art Playground!

Good morning my crafty friends!
Have you seen the wonderful new blog called Art Playground yet?
I have followed Sharon Zlv - she goes by Noomish,
for quite a while now.... her dreamy totally gorgeous
layouts are so beautiful and inspiring and I love her romantic style.
You can find her Youtube channel here.
Well, she has started her new challenge site where I have been truly blown away by
some of the art from her design team, and she asked me to Guest Design with the
July moodboard and this is what I created....


I used some Blue Fern Studios paper from the 'Tattered Walls' collection together with an
old Blue Fern Studios title chippie and round chipboard wreath from my stash, and then added lots of watercolor splashes and 49 & Market flowers. The theme this month is 'Tell Your Story',
and the way I do that with my pages is by using old family it is my grandparents.
Using these photos mean a lot to me as I don't have that many of them, and they are a way
to connect with my family past and keep their memories alive.

Here is the July palette:

For more info on how to join in the challenge please go here.
I really enjoy looking at every post on this blog, and I hope you help me 
support Sharon on her new adventure...we all love a good challenge don't we?
I know my creative juices start flowing when I see a wonderful color combo
or thought - provoking theme.

Thank you so much Sharon for the invitation!

Here are a few close ups:

I hope I have inspired you to tell your story?...
come and play with us!

Lisa xo
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