Tuesday, September 15, 2015

seriously nine

Hello girls! It's been a bit quiet on my blog....so many ideas but not enough hours in the day to work on them! 
It's the middle of the month and time for a brand new challenge at Words & Painterly.
This month's color palette is perfect for the beginning of fall.

'seriously nine'

I loved the orange and deep blue colors for Septembers challenge. I took this photo of my nine year old boy and when I posted it on Instagram, I wrote the caption 'seriously nine' as I see him maturing and having serious, pensive moments and asking me thoughtful questions. I wrote some journaling on the back about the changes I see in him.

Here is the challenge for September.

For more info on how to enter and to see the beautiful work by our 
design team please go here.

Here are a few close ups...

I had an idea to use some denim on this layout so I tore up an old pair of his jeans 
and used strips of a back pocket underneath my photo, love the texture it added.

I wanted a really grungy look so I did a lot of masking with a 13 arts stencil 
and then used blue and black ink on the background.

Thanks for looking!
I hope you'll join in :)
Lisa xo


  1. Wow Lisa! I love this! So many details and layers and a gorgeous colour combo.

  2. Gorgeous, rich, full of colour and texture. Love it !

  3. Wow! Love the added texture with the denim and the use and mix of colours is, again, amazing! My eldest is also 9 and I am finding it a really interesting age as they mature into another stage. Their thinking process changes and they become more thoughtful about the wider world around them....well, that's my experience anyway. :)

  4. How do you do that? Add an orange flower to a boy LO, and make it look so darn fabulous and boy grungy???!!!! BRILL! LOOOOOVE the denim & it's really great to see a page of your lad. He looks a cool dude in the making here!!!

  5. LOOOOOVE this Lisa. Perfection plus.

  6. Masterful layering. I adore how you adjusted the colors in the photo to blend in with the strong bright colors.

  7. This is simply brilliant Lisa! You mastered those bright colors and I loooved the denim idea! My boys are still toddlers but I will have to remember that idea for when they grow up! Beautiful layout!


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