Sunday, November 30, 2014

'girl in bonnet' a new layout for Blue Fern Studios

Hello ladies...back again to share my last layout of November for Blue Fern Studios using the gorgeous new collection called 'Sanctuary'...

'girl in bonnet'

I started with the dark and mysterious new paper 'Bountiful' then added gesso through a mask, pink and blue paint, washi tape and a piece of 'Blue Fern Frame' chipboard that I painted white and blue.

I love the dark colored papers in this collection, they make a very dramatic background.
Please go here to see the new 'Sanctuary' collection, and also to check out all the wonderful new chipboard designs that are always coming out, there are some really beautiful ones for the holidays.

I found this beautiful girl on Pinterest, I tried to recreate the look of her bonnet with 
bits of lace and flowers.
Thanks for taking a look! I'll be back with two new challenges for you soon,
Hugs, Lisa xo

Saturday, November 29, 2014

'Perfect' a new layout for Blue Fern Studios

Hello girls....
I am dropping in to share another layout I created with the gorgeous new paper collection from Blue Fern Studios called Sanctuary. It was love at first sight with these papers...


I started with the beautiful paper 'Conservatory' and then I layered a lot of pieces of Blue Fern Studios papers including the 'Calling Cards' from the Sanctuary collection and some pieces from the Blue Fern Garden collection in the background and created lots of texture with gesso, masks, paints, stamping and gold micro beads.

For my title I embossed a piece from the 'Chunky Word Set' set in copper to match my copper colored paints. Did you know that Blue Fern Studios are constantly adding new and adorable chipboard designs? To see some of their new products, please go here.....

I also used pieces of the 'Shabby Brick Bits' and 'Ginger's Poppies' which I painted in 
white and then covered in different paints in gold and copper colors. 
We are in the middle of celebrating Thanksgiving here in the States, and I have so much to be grateful country, my family, and of course all of the wonderful friends I have made through sharing this creative passion that we love so much! So thank you to all the lovely ladies that drop by my blog. I appreciate every single visit, comment and friendship so much! 
Tata for now...
Lisa xo

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Hello my scrappy friends :) .....

It's been a bit quiet around my blog sweet parents were here for a visit 
and I wanted to spend every moment with them as we don't see each nearly as often as I would like. As a result I got a bit behind on my creations LOL.

Then along came a box full of Blue Fern Studios goodies and it kick-started my mojo! 
I am head over heels in love with the the new paper collection 'Sanctuary'.
Beautiful rich colors, elegant vintage style at first sight....


Words can't describe how much I love this paper....this one is called 'Meadows of Time'.
The colors are so gorgeous and I just played off of the vintage stamping and bits of old paper in the design. I started by applying gesso with a natural sea sponge to give it a really uneven texture and then added some mists in blue and brown. 

Next I created some layers with some pieces of vintage papers from my stash and Blue Fern Garden paper collection. I added some 'Shabby Flakes' and a piece of the 'Winter Word Set' which I painted white and then sprinkled with white glitter. 

I submitted this layout to the challenge blog called 'Vintage Cafe Card Challenge' for my Guest Designer spot this month. I won their past challenge called 'French Vintage' and they were very kind to feature me.  The challenge this month is 'Waiting for a Miracle'.

Please go here for more details of the challenge. There are so many beautiful shabby designs on this blog, really talented's a real treat if this is a style you love (as much as I do).

Thanks for taking a look! 
Back with more Blue Fern Studios projects soon....
Big hugs, Lisa xox

Sunday, November 16, 2014

'xie' A layout for Pion Design

Hello's a lazy Sunday here....

Dropping in to share my latest layout I designed for Pion Design.


This is another beautiful photograph by Charles Lutwig Dodgson better known as Lewis Caroll. 
This time his subject is Alexandra Kitchin, her nickname was 'Xie'
(pronounced 'Ecksy') and is dated 1873. 

Here are a few close ups of my layout...

I have used papers from the Pion Design collection called 'My Precious Daughter'.
I loved the tags in this collection that are all about dolls.  I created my background using
ribbons, pieces of an old catalogue, stitching and mists.

I also used a piece of Blue Fern Studios chipboard, and some Prima flowers.
You can find Pion Design papers at the following retailers in the US:

Thanks for stopping by...
Hugs, Lisa 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

'tender' a new layout for Scrap the Boys!

Hello girls...dropping in to share a layout I created for the new challenge 
over at the Scrap the Boys...


Liam with his Grandma's sweet!

This months challenge at Scrap the Boys was all about scrapping the softer side of our boys.....
and I thought this photo was perfect.....I kept this layout very light with some 
watercolors, die-cuts and a piece of Blue Fern Studios chipboard.

For more info about how to join the challenge please go here...

See you soon...hugs...
Lisa xo

Saturday, November 1, 2014

'a sorta fairytale'.... November Sketch at Blue Fern Studios

The beginning of a new month always brings us a fresh new sketch from Blue Fern Studios....

'a sorta of fairytale'

I love Tori amos, I have been listening to her music for many years....I found this photo and just loved the colors so really inspired me to do something with pinks and oranges.

Here is the sketch for November....

Fo more info about the rules of the challenge and how to enter please go here...

Here are a few closies....

I started with my favorite paper 'Leslie's Dream' from the 'Ombre Dreams' paper collection. Then I used modeling paste with a Prima mask, to create a flower pattern on the background, and then painted with watercolors. I also added some pieces of 'Marrakesh Panel'.

To listen to one of my favorite Tori Amos songs ' A sorta fairytale' click here...

Also, I have another treat for you...a sneak peek at the new Blue Fern Studios paper line called 'Sanctuary'! I gasped when I saw these beautiful papers, soft delicate colors and beautiful subtle vintage patterns....I am in love this collection, and just can't wait to create something with them! 
For a better look please go here...


Thanks for dropping by! 
Big hugs, stay warm...
Lia xo

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