Sunday, December 27, 2015

Faith Margaret

Hi there my crafty peeps....I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday!
I am back today with a layout that I did for Scraps of Elegance 
using the December kit called 'Silver Bells'.

'Faith Margaret'

Continuing on with my obsession with brown lately, I chose this beautiful Authentique paper called 'Tidings One' and then used the turquoise Petaloo flowers, and the white Prima resin from this month's add-ons. There are so many pretty Christmas papers to work with this month. I also added a few elements from past kits, the paper doily and the Prima metal flourish.

Here is the December kit 'Silver Bells'...

These kits sell out super fast! To find out how to purchase please visit the store here.
To visit the blog and see all the beautiful projects with this kit please go here.
And don't forget to check out our Face Book group here.

Here are a few close ups....

As I was creating this layout I realized that this is the female companion to my layout 
John Edward that I also created with a Scraps of Elegance kit a while back. 
Same daguerrotype photograph, and beautiful vintage styling that I adore....
the name Faith Margaret also just came to me, so here she is :)
I love the idea of creating characters in art, imagining who these strangers were...

I used some 2 Crafty Chipboard pieces here, 'Corner Holly Vines', and 'Elements' 
that I embossed in copper and gold.

I am so happy to announce that I have been invited to stay on the Scraps of Elegance 
design team for another year! Thank you so much for the opportunity to create my strange 
vintage art with such beautiful kits...always full of beautiful papers and lovely flowers.

Thanks for stopping by!
I appreciate every visit and every comment,
looking forward to enjoying another creative year with all my crafty friends :)

Thursday, December 24, 2015

'Silent Night'

Hello crafty friends! If you're reading this post, you have probably snuck off to go take a breath and relax for a few moments amongst all the crazy preparations of this holiday season. 
( I plan on doing some of that too :)
I have created an art journal page today using some beautiful vintage images from Pion Design to remind myself what we are really celebrating this magical night....

'Silent Night'

I have used the beautiful 'Glistening Season' collection: 

and two images from 'Grandma's Attic':

To find a stock list of where to purchase Pion Design papers, please go here.
To visit the blog for inspiration, please go here.

This will be my last post for Pion Design, it's been a wonderful year and
I have enjoyed their sweet paper collections very much! Thank you for the wonderful opportunity.

Here are a few close ups:

I created my background with heavy gesso and a star stencil, then did some
random stamping, and then added some Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays, 
some gold microbeads and then finally some Prima gold mica powder.

I had a few fall leaves on my desk that I picked up in my yard, and I found the deep rich 
red gave a beautiful contrast and texture to the light blue sky. I also added a few 2 Crafty Chipboard
pieces, 'Clock Face Frames' and 'Star of David'.

May your holiday be filled with love, peace and joy!
Hugs, Lisa xo

Tuesday, December 22, 2015


Hi girls! well, the countdown is on! Are we ready for Christmas?
I am wishing for some snow, but there's no way that's going to's just  too mild this year.
So I decided to create my own winter scene....


This is my latest creation for 2 Crafty Chipboard using the beautiful and 
delicate 'Fine Snowflakes' and 'Cherished Moments' that I 
painted white and then added white glitter on top. 
To find a stock list of 2 Crafty Chipboard, please go here.
And to visit the blog full of gorgeous and fun projects, please go here.

I was so inspired by two new challenges I found.
The first challenge had the most gorgeous ethereal moodboard I have ever seen...the blog 
is called Paper-Maraca, I believe they are a chipboard manufacturer, which fit my layout so well.

The colors and the soft, misty winter scenes really moved me, I am totally in love with brown 
these days and I love to combine brown with different colors. 
To find out more about the challenge please go here.

The second challenge I would like to enter is found on 'Thirst for Creativity' for Sketch #33.

I really loved the design and the snowflakes caught my eye :)
To read more about this challenge please go here.

Here are a few close ups:

I embossed the little deer from the 'Deer Set' in 'Midnight Gold' Lindy's Stamp Gang 
embossing powder and then sprinkled it with glitter. I also used some of my favourite 
Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays in 'Whale Watch Blue' and 'Buccaneer Bronze'.

Thanks for the visit, 
Hugs, Lisa xo

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

'Blue, Grey and Silver'

Hello girls:)'s finally getting chilly where I live, so when I saw the icy new colors for Decembers Words & Painterly challenge, I found one of my sons winter portraits and away I go...

'Blue, Grey and Silver'

Even though I design for Scraps of Elegance, I also purchase the Scraps of Darkness kit each month, as Melinda picks out the best papers for all of our kits...this layout was created with the gorgeous wintery December Scraps of Darkness kit called 'Silver Bells'. I used this super cool BoBunny paper, the winter pinecone stencil and the little silver snowflake charms from the kit and added in my own flowers, some 2 Crafty Chipboard snowflakes, and some silver beads.
To find out where to purchase our kits please go here.

Here is the new color palette...

To see all the Words & Painterly designers take on this new challenge, please go here.
And check out our Face Book group here.

And a few details....

I love this paper!... the white birch trees matched the background in my 
little boys portrait perfectly.

I hope I have inspired you to create something a bit frosty and join in the challenge!
See you soon,
Lisa xo

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Hello it's December...already!?!?!
I always promise myself I'm going to start all the holiday preparations early, but it never quite works out that way...I haven't even decorated my house yet!  I was invited to Guest Design by the lovely girls over at Scrappolis....and I loved the sketch they sent me. 
I wanted to create something red and white with a wintery feel..


I used some new 13 arts paper, a 13 arts snowflake stencil and some watercolor paints. 
Don't the cookies look yummy? 

Here is the pretty sketch up over at Scrappolis...I hope you'll pay them a visit.
You can find the new challenge here.

Here are a few close ups...

I would like to enter my design in a challenge I found on another beautiful Russian
challenge blog called ScrapMagic....I was so inspired by these photos....
the colors, the winter white mood,  and of course the cookies!

Here is the moodboard, you can find the challenge here.

I am so excited for Christmas this year...
I hope I have inspired you to create something festive :)
Hugs, Lisa xo

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