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....

'Wonderful...'


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 photos....here 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

Sunday, July 22, 2018

'Upon a shore....'

Hello my dear readers! 
It's my turn to inspire you with the new summer moodboard at 
Mixed Media & Art! I loved the summer theme and couldn't wait to create
my project inspired by the peace and calm of the ocean.


'Upon the shore....'


I bought some seashells, dried roots and some kind of netting that looks like
a fisherman's net at Hobby Lobby where I also found a little photo frame in the shape 
of a starfish, cute right? I covered the back of a canvas with Prima white crackle paste,
then used some light watercolors and then set about gluing down my frame,
the netting and then lots of seashells and some Prima flowers and Prima art stones.

The July moodboard:


More info on how to join our challenge this month is here.

I was also totally in love with a challenge one of my favourite blogs, 
More Than Words.... which was to be inspired by the word 'beach' and to use real shells! 
This photo of my little man daydreaming was taken on one of our summer vacations.....
we are counting down the days until we go to Florida in a few weeks, I can't wait!
I always comb the beach for treasures and try to take a few home with me.



More info on this challenge here.


Here are a few close ups:







I hope everyone is having some wonderful summer adventures,
much love,
Lisa xo

Monday, July 16, 2018

'Shine' a new layout for Scrapki Wyzwaniowo

Hello friends!
I'm back to share the layout I designed with our July theme at Scrapki Wyzwaniowo, the sun!
I hope everyone is enjoying summer so far, here in the South we are in full swing,
and we're spending lots of time in the pool to cool off.

'Shine'


I was so thrlled to receive my DT package from Tusia, filled with two new 7 Dots Studio
collections, 'Air Mail' and 'Garden Party'. For this page I used the papers
from the 'Garden Party' and I ripped up a few of them and glued some strips down the
middle of my page, and then I cut out a lot of butterflies from one of the papers and
colored then with watercolors. I also used a stencil from the 'Air Mail' collection on
my background with some black gesso and also the stamps from the 'Garden Party'.
You can check out the new collections here.

Here is this month's theme...


I hope to see you join in, there's always great prizes of the new collections!
More info on how to enter here.

Here are a few close ups:




I also used a large ornate frame and some oversized letters from 2 Crafty Chipboard,
and painted them with black watercolor paint. 



Thanks for looking, see you soon,
Lisa xo

Thursday, June 28, 2018

'A garden of one's own....' for Memuaris blog

Hello dear readers, I'm back to share a page I created inspired by the brilliance of 
Virginia Woolf.

'A garden of one's own....'


I've never been great at titles but I have found a solution in these little Prima alphabet stamps...
I never can find the right materials....alphabet stickers, chipboards, word stickers?
But as I was creating this design (which turned out so much more chaotic than unusual)
this title - a little play on Mrs. Woolf's words - popped into my head.
Yes, a woman does need a space of own's own...if only to sort out the chaos,
the wonder, and the emotions we struggle with..... just as she did.

I was invited by the lovely ladies at the blog called Memuaris to be a Guest Designer.

Here is the wonderful sketch I followed:


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

Here are some close ups:



I used the beautiful 'Tattered Walls' paper collection by Blue Fern Studios,
I just adore the vintage patterns and colors. I used two different papers
to follow the sketch and lots of watercolors and stamping.


“When, however, one reads of a witch being ducked, of a woman possessed by devils, of a wise woman selling herbs, or even of a very remarkable man who had a mother, then I think we are on the track of a lost novelist, a suppressed poet, of some mute and inglorious Jane Austen, some Emily Bronte who dashed her brains out on the moor or mopped and mowed about the highways crazed with the torture that her gift had put her to. Indeed, I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.” 
― Virginia WoolfA Room of One's Own


See you soon,
Lisa xo
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