Thursday, July 28, 2016

'No fear of depths...'

“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.” 
― Anaïs Nin

Hello my lovelies, I'm back to share with you a layout I created for
2 Crafty Chipboard using some of their new pieces.


I usually feel quite overwhelmed with Graphic 45 papers, they're very pretty, but so intricate 
and finely detailed that my usual messy paints and gesso splattered style doesn't seem to work....
(well just a little bit here to look like bubbles :)
But I immediately thought to fussy cut this beautiful mermaid riding that goldfish and my idea was born :) 
I added some 2 Crafty Chipboard pieces, a vintage photograph of the author herself and away we go! 

2 Crafty Chipboard pieces used:

'Fishing Net Bits'
'Cartia's Swirl'

I created this layout using my June Scraps of Darkness kit which you can 
purchase at the Scraps of Darkness online store here.

To see my 2 Crafty post, please go here.

What a beautiful quote from the author Anäis Nin, you can read more about her here.
I first discovered her and the works of Henry Miller after seeing the film
'Henry and June', the story of their affair in Paris in the 1930's.
She not only thought outside the box, but she passionately and unforgivingly
lived outside of it, damn the consequences.

I try to challenge myself to transform chipboard pieces and turn them into 
something that doesn't look like cardboard! Here I covered the starfish with
a thick coat of heavy white gesso and then hit it with high heat to make the gesso 
bubble up. Once it dried, I colored it with orange Lindy's Starburst spray.

“Do not seek the because - in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.” 

Kisses, Lisa xo


  1. Woow, Lisa!! Just a fabulous ocean of beauty!!

  2. Lisa this LO is gorgeous! I love all the details!

  3. Stunning Lisa! G45 is so awesome to create collage work with. They have the best images to cut and layer! xo

  4. This is absolutely fabulous! What I love about you is that you can create a masterpiece no matter what products you are given! And that my friend is called TALENT!


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