Saturday, May 24, 2014


Hello ladies! I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far.....
So, I found a blog recently that I just absolutely love! They posted a sketch a couple 
of weeks ago, and I loved it's simplicity so much that I knew I had to play along. 
The blog is called paperdvizhnik.... so many beautiful layouts, lots of talented girls,
I was just so inspired.


A girlfriend of mine had given me a pair of gorgeous earrings that were silver and full
of rhinestones, so so pretty. So I thought I had to scrap them in some way, hence the 'selfie' (lol).
Then as I was looking at the photo, I thought of this sketch, and all of a sudden I knew exactly 
what I was going to do with it. I loved the simplicity and minimalistic look of the sketch 
and I saw something elegant with silver, gems, and lots of white.

Here is the sketch...

Here are a few close ups...

I found this blog by reading Gayle Price's Bliss and Gesso. She is on the design team
and I wanted to share her post here.... it talks about how we create and I just loved her description 
of what goes into creating a lo, it so perfectly sums up what makes a page unique, interesting, and one that communicates a story or an emotion....I couldn't have said it better myself and I hope 
it's ok to share here ;)....She talks about whether or not you start a project
with a very specific look in mind, or if you stay completely open to the process of creating 
and see where it takes you. I admit to both; there are times when I let the photo, the colors, the 
materials guide where the design eventually goes, but there other times like with this lo, 
that I know exactly how I want it to look....I would love to know your thoughts....? 
How does your creative process go?

I used some new Blue Fern Studios chipboard called 'Ornate Medallions' and 
'Marakesh Panel' designed by Janene atThe Scrapbook Diaries, I love it so much. 
I embossed them in silver and tucked them behind my photo.
So Gayle's post also posed a great question, what's more important, your process or the end result?
I find creating something relaxing, calming, and so rewarding, so I guess I enjoy both equally.....

Thanks for stopping by......
Big hugs, Lisa xo


  1. Beautiful design, photo, flowers and gorgeous colors! Amazing LO!!!

  2. Ah this is stunning, love the texture on your back ground and love the colors you have used too. great photo!!

  3. Hey Lisa, I'm glad I inspired you, and of course it's ok to share my blog post, in fact thank you. I do like to talk about the 'creative process', well mine any way, and I often think I ramble.... I wonder to myself, "is any one actually reading this or does any one really care ?". Your take on the sketch is beautiful...minimalist, black and white but with wonderful pattern and detail echoing the pattern in those gorgeous earings. So happy to hear our challenge at paperdvizhnik has inspired you too.

  4. Good morning Lisa! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the monochromatic theme and your selfie! What a beautiful work of art, my friend. Thank you for sharing your talents with all of us! I hope you are having a great day! ♥

  5. Just exquisite work! So very sophisticated and elegant.

  6. Beautiful! Love the color or lack thereof... love it all!

  7. Oh my! This is amazing! Love the greyscale colouring - so elegant. And yes, you would love Paperdvizhnik!

  8. I TOLD you that your work is breathtaking and always stunning! I can see your gorgeous earrings in your design, beautiful and lush, rich and ornate at the same time as it is restraine and elegant. My creative process varies depending on if I create just for myself or for a DT assignment, often the end result is nothing like what I had in mind but I still like how it kind of morphs. xoxo


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