Saturday, December 23, 2017

'Be true to who you are...' a new page for Mixed Media & Art

Hello dear readers! I'm late this month with my project for my favourite 
blog in the whole world....Mixed Media & Art, but here it is.... 
I am so happy to be staying on this team into the 
new year! Thank you Olya for your support and your friendship xo.

'Be true to who you are....'

“Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, 
everything flies and goes away.” 

So I've had a MAJOR dry spell over the last couple of months, and it's scary.
I LOVE creating my crazy drippy pages full of bits and pieces of nature,
lace and flowers, but I have had a serious lack of mojo lately.
So I sat down with the November moodboard from Mixed Media & Art,
and I slowly but surely created this page in my usual wild style.
I used some Blue Fern Studios paper for my background and added some 
vintage lace, old ephemera, lots of Lindy's Gang Sprays, and 
some Prima flowers. I hope you like it!
(and if there's anyone out there with some tips about how to
get my creative juices flowing again, drop me a line!)

Here are a few close ups:

The moodboard was full of greens blues and had a lot of architectural elements
in it, so I tried to copy that look by adding some chipboards covered in white 
Prima White Crackle Texture Paste, and some paper clay mold pieces also from Prima.

Thanks for looking!
Hugs, Lisa xo

Saturday, December 16, 2017

'Loving You' a new layout for More than Words

Hello! Is anyone there? It's been a while since I posted anything on my blog,
but I'm back today with a page I created for the wonderful 
challenge blog 'More than Words'.

'Loving you'

What a treat to be invited to be a Guest Designer this month! I always see so many beautiful
projects on this blog and it's such an honor. I have been suffering with a terrible lack of mojo
over the past couple of months but this challenge was just what I needed to sit down and get back
to what I LOVE...creating layouts with lots of colors, flowers and chipboards.

Here is this month's challenge:

Please visit the More than Words blog here,
to find more information on how to enter.

Here are a few close ups:

I treated myself to some new goodies...I thought that might help kick start my
creativity. I bought Kaisercrafts Christmas paper collection called 'Mint Wishes',
the stamps and a die cut that went with it, and some new Prima flowers in teal.

I also added some 2 Crafty Chipboard pieces; a title, some snowflakes and a graduated
circle, all of them painted white. As the challenge is all about family, I used my favourite winter
photos of my little guy and added some numbers as a nod to how he actually counts down
the days to Christmas :)

Thanks for the visit! I hope to be posting more in the coming days....
I see so many challenges all about winter that I want to try,
I hope that you join in on this challenge,
Lisa xo

Thursday, November 9, 2017

'Grateful Heart'

Hello dear readers, are the leaves turning fiery colors where you are?
I love this time of year so much...
I've been delving into the warm colors of fall with my layouts done
with the 'Falling Leaves' kit from Scraps of Elegance.

'Grateful Heart'

Don't these guys look dapper? Loving these vintage photos I found...perfect for these beautiful 
Blue Fern Studios papers. I am totally in love with this paper and how it looks like old 
peeling wallpaper, papers like this make me so happy :)

I started with a very messy background using watercolors and stamping, then layered on 
some leaves, flowers, the chipboard from this same collection and lots of beads.
I hope you like it:)

You can purchase our kits and lots more scrap products in our online
store here, and don't forget to check out our blog here for
lots of ideas on how to play with our kits.

I would like to enter my page in the challenge 'Cozy Autumn'
on the beautiful blog 'Bee Shabby', please check out the challenge here.

Here are some close ups:

Lots of yummy Prima flowers from the Floral Add On,
I love how the flowers always match the papers in the Main kit.

I painted the Blue Fern Studios 'Organic Corner Vine' chipboard with white
gesso, then I added some 13 arts Pigment Powder in 'Copper' then I layered 
on some 13 arts Gold glitter.

Here is a list of all the products I used from the Main kit,
the Floral Add On and the Elements Add On:

Blue Fern Studios 'Faded Blooms'
Blue Fern Studios 'Organic Vine Corner' Chipboard
Blue Fern Studios 'Amber & Apricot' Chipboard
Blue Fern Studios Paprika Seedlings
Kendra Orange Opal Ribbon
Gold Leaf Brads
Prima Amber Moon Word Stickers
Prima Amber Moon Ephemera
Prima Memory Hardware Parisian Amber Stones

Thanks for looking :)
Lisa xo

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

'In Night's Still Calm'

Hello crafty girls, I am upon the Mixed Media & Art blog today with a new
creation, a watercolor mixed media piece inspired by our new moodboard.

'In Night's Still Calm'

I saw my friend Fiona create something on some vintage paper and I recently
bought a big box of vintage ephemera including some really cool piano books.
I took a large page of music, covered it in clear gesso, and then started thinking 
about my composition. I loved this mysterious and eerie photograph, and wanted
to create a scene that replicates the forest all around her. 
We also have a mixed media challenge on the blog that required use of natural elements,
so I took some leaves from a fern in my garden and glued them onto my page,
then I covered them in heavy white gesso, did some stamping and then painted 
a warm fiery glow onto the middle of my page with watercolors. 
I also added some twigs, some chipboard leaves and a chipboard frame.

Here is our moodboard and also our challenge:

For more info on our moodboard challenge, please go here.
To learn more about Stage 3 of our Creative Art challenge using
natural elements, please go here.

Hello-hello to all the creative and mixed media fans !!!
Today we continue our exciting  Joint Project "Creative Art"

So, our 3 stage is about nature. All the most beautiful and charming that was created by Nature ! Nature inspires, gives new emotions and surprises us. And every artist. Therefore, at this stage, we suggest you create any work in the style of a mix-media using ONE non-scrap material from the nature and also one more more obligatory element of this stage - LETTERS in any form. You can use any scrap materials and in any quantity and also do any work, the main thing is that there is only one element of nature

So the 3 stage you must use:
Natural materials - no scrap material
Letters -  in any form
Your work is accepted until October 29

Here are a few close ups:

After my watercolors were dry I took some Prima Gold Mica Powder
and mixed it with a little bit of water to highlight my real leaves.

I used some 2 Crafty Chipboard pieces, some leaves and a round frame that I painted
with Prima Gold Mica Powder.

Thanks for looking, and I invite you to join our challenges!
Hugs, Lisa xo

Monday, October 30, 2017


Good morning dear readers, I had so much fun creating this new page with
the kit 'Falling Leaves' from Scraps of Elegance, this time something
light and pretty with a touch of vintage.


I had a best friend once named Autumn when I lived in South Beach, many years ago.
She was a beautiful girl that worked for a make up company
and would give me mini make overs.... we got into a lot of trouble, the two of us :)
This page turned out so light and airy, I used papers from the Blue Fern Studios
'Amber & Apricot' collection in the Main Kit, some Prima ephemera from the 
Elements Add On, and some Prima flowers from the Floral Add On.

You can purchase our kits from the online store here.

I would like to enter my layout in a sketch challenge I found on a blog
called '1000 Moments', it was a simple sketch, but I liked the design.
More details on the challenge here.

I added a few pieces of 2 Crafty Chipboard, here it's a vine wreath painted gold.

Thanks for stopping by,
Lisa xo

Thursday, October 26, 2017


Hello friends, I'm back to share a fall inspired layout created with
the gorgeous kit from Scraps of Elegance called 'Falling Leaves'.


I created this page using lots of the Prima collection 'Amber Moon', loving 
the beautiful autumn colors. I layered some different papers and stickers under 
my photo, together with some of the silk leaves from the main kit.

This kit is one of my favourites so far this year.
To find out how to purchase them, please visit the online store, here.

Here are a few close ups:

I used the following products from the main kit
floral add on and elements add on:

Prima Amber Moon - 'Pumpkin'
Prima Amber Moon - 'Pumpkin Love'
Prima Amber Moon - 'Postcards'
Silk Leaves
Prima Amber Moon - Word Stickers
Blue Fern Studios - Paprika Seedlings
Leaf Shaped Brads
Orange Opal Ribbon
Prima Amber Moon - Ephemera
Kaisercraft - Wheat Stencil
Prima - Parisian Amber Stones

See you soon,
Lisa xo

Sunday, October 22, 2017

'Love, Ruth'

Hi girls, I have been digging into the September Scraps of Elegance kit 
called 'Falling Leaves' and have created some fall inspired pages full of 
rich warm reds and oranges.

'Love, Ruth'

This Blue Fern Studios collection called 'Amber & Apricot' is so gorgeous! I love the
beautiful vintage patterns and the colors are so pretty.  I started with the paper 'Busy Bees'
and then created my background with a 13 arts stencil and some Lindy's Stamp Gang
mists. As I knew I wanted to create a really autumn inspired look ,I picked up some twigs
and some pieces of bark from my back yard and added them underneath my photo,
I love how it looks! My natural elements really play off the beautiful silk leaves
that came with this kit.

Our kits sell out so quick! The best way to make sure you don't miss out
is to become a subscriber, more information here.

I would like to enter a task about autumn  that I found on the beautiful blog 
'Happy Bunny', you can find more info about the challenge here.

Here are some close ups:

I used so much from this amazing kit and the Elements and Floral Add Ons:

Blue Fern Studios 'Amber & Apricot' papers
'Kendra' Opal Orange Ribbon
Brass Leaf Shaped Brads
Silk Maple Leaves
Blue Fern Studios 'Paprika Seedlings'
American Crafts DIY Tag
Prima Memory Hardware Parisian Amber Stones
Blue Fern Studios 'Amber & Apricot' Chipboard
Prima 'Amber Moon' Flowers 'Bramble'

I'll be back with some more layouts with this kit soon,
Lisa xo

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

'Never let go' for 'Create Dreams'

Hello my darlings! I hope everyone is doing well...
I was invited by the lovely ladies at the challenge blog 'Create Dreams'
to design something for their new moodboard all about the color 'Marsala'.

'Never let go...'

I used some beautiful papers from the 'Dreamscapes' collection by 7 Dots Studio,
and some 2 Crafty Chipboard leaves that I covered in black gesso and then
used some pearl pigment powders by 13 arts to give them some shine. 
I feel like I piled A LOT of stuff on this page, and I'm not sure it works....but
there it is, this is what happened LOL.
I wanted to capture the dusky mood of autumn with rich deep reds and purples with
touches of gold.

Here is the moodboard:

Please visit this wonderful blog, they have beautiful challenges,
and inspirational work by their designers.
More info on this challenge, here.

Here are a few close ups:

Thanks for looking!
I'll be back with some autumn inspired pages very soon,
Lisa xoxo

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