Sunday, November 4, 2018

'12' a new page for Scrapki Wyzwaniowo

Good morning dear readers....we have a brand new challenge for you this
month over at Scrapki Wyzwaniowo! This month it's all about creating something 
with a monochrome look.

'12' you can tell from my title my boy has hit 12 and although he still can be
sweet to his mama, we're going through some tough times and it's making me think a lot
about how he needs some stricter rules and some coaching on taking on
the responsibilities of a becoming a young man.
I've found myself a little bluesy over realizing that with him growing up,
it also means him pulling away from us as parents and that's been tricky for me too.
I bet there's a lot of moms out there than can relate :)
This photo was from our last vacation where we saw his 'moody' side,
but I love how my page turned out just the same :)

I hope you feel inspired (or challenged like I did) to use only one color!

To find out more about our challenge, please go here.

Here are a few details:

I used some Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays on my background, some 7 Dots Studio
papers from the 'Yuletide' collection, lots of Prima flowers, a few Tim Holtz silver metal
 butterflies and some Dusty Attic chipboards painted white.

I also added some pieces of ripped up jeans, and it added some dark contrast 
to the whole page...I had an idea that I am going to make a junk journal about my
son using denim.....I've been wanting to make one for so long, I think I finally
found the inspiration to start one.

Thanks for looking!
Hugs, Lisa xo

Friday, October 26, 2018

'Dreamer' for Mixed Media & Art

Hello dear readers!
I'm back to show you my new page created with the dark fantastical
moodboard we have for you this month at Mixed Media & Art.


I used some Blue Fern Studios paper and some large butterflies to create a dark
page full of dreams and fantasies.

Here is our moodboard:

I was inspired by the vintage mood, the birds nest and the winged things.
You can find out how to enter the challenge here.

Here are a few close ups:

I hope you feel inspired, 
Until next month,
Lisa xo

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

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