Sunday, November 22, 2015

John Edward

Hello friends :) I am excited to share with you my first layout created with the brand new 
November kit from Scraps of Elegance called 'Tracey's Country Kitchen'.

'John Edward'

The first thing I thought of when I looked at this beautiful daguerrotype photograph was 'what a dandy!' but I wasn't sure what 'dandy' meant, so I looked it up - 'Dandy'(also known as a beau or gallant[2]) is a man who places particular importance upon physical appearance, refined language, and leisurely hobbies, pursued with the appearance of nonchalance in a cult of self.[3] Historically, especially in late 18th- and early 19th-century Britain, a dandy, who was self-made, often strove to imitate an aristocratic lifestyle despite coming from a middle-class background.
I think this word fits this handsome young man to a T :) I was really inspired by the rich golden browns in this photo and when I saw the blues and browns in this month's kit I thought it would be perfect for a vintage layout. I started with the BoBunny paper 'Provence Toile', and then created some layers with some scraps of old book paper from my stash.  I loved the chipboard piece that came with the kit - I used the Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder that came with the Elements Kit Add On called Midnight Gold, and some chunky gold embossing powder on top, and then cut it up into different pieces.
Other things I used from this months kit are the small BoBunny paper pad, the Prima flowers from the Floral Add On that I covered in 'Vintage Photo' brown ink, and the BoBunny brads.

Here is the kit for this month:

This month's kit is named after our very own Scraps of Elegance Design Team 
Video Educator Tracey Sabella, please visit her blog here.
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Here are a few close ups:

I used a black watercolor pencil to add some writing and some circles around the page.

I would like to enter my layout in Challenge #6 that I found on a beautiful blog called 
'Zhazhda Tvorchestva' (Thirst for Creativity), using brown, beige and blue. 
For more details on this challenge, please visit their blog here.

I love how this one turned out, I hope you have felt a little inspired by it...
Hugs, Lisa xo


  1. Your work is always inspiring Lisa and this layout is no exception! I love the contrast of the warm Browns and the cold blues and that circular design is to die for!

  2. Stunning! It's amazing how you got to the end product using the kit. Looking at the kit then your work is quite amazing. Always inspirational!

  3. Wow Lisa, this is so very impressive. I too don't know how you pulled these elements out of the kit,but then you possess a magical quality. The small details give so much life to the page.

  4. It´s like a painting! Work of art! Awesome and stunning!

  5. This is such a beautiful page. It is masculine and sophisticated and yet still has your "delicate" touch. You always inspire me.

  6. Wowsers Lisa!! This is such a gorgeous page again! You create such beautiful art!

  7. Your work is amazing! Thank you for sharing in our mission. Blog "Жажда творчества"

    1. We want to invite you to be our guest designer.


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