Saturday, August 26, 2017

'Let your light Shine'

Hello girls! I'm back to share my first layout created with the Scraps
of Elegance kit called 'Country Chic' full of 49 & Market goodies.

'Let your light shine'

One of the prettiest papers of the Cottage Life collection included in this kit
is 'Branching Out', which I used as my base and then created a messy
background with heavy white gesso and lots of watercolors.
I also tried a new way of using embossing powder that I've seen some of my favourite scrappers do.
You start with a stencil and use either gloss gel or light gesso, and then while it's still wet,
sprinkle over the embossing powder and dry with your heat gun. I tried it here with the purple
Lindy's embossing powder included in the main kit, and I love how it turned out.

Here is the main kit:

All of our kits and Add Ons sell out super fast so the best way not to 
miss anything is to become a subscriber, more info on that here.
And for some inspiration on what to create with our kits, check out
our blog here.

Here are a few close ups:

I was so excited to see some silicone molds and paper clay in the Creativity Add On
this month! I've been wanting to try them for so long. The molds are so easy to use!
All you do is press the paper clay into the mold, carefully remove, and let dry over night.
You can paint them or use waxes, here I just used a little watercolor on one of the keyholes.

Here is a list of everything I used from the Main kit, the Creativity Add On,
and the Elements Add On:

49 & Market paper 'Branching Out'
49 & Market Teal Roses
49 & Market Cottage Life Layered Embellishments
Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder 'Pop Rock Purple'
Blue Fern Studios 'Country Garden' Stamp
Scrapberry's Metal Charms
Prima IOD Keyhole Mold

See you soon,
Lisa xo

Saturday, August 19, 2017

'You are Brave' for 13arts

Hello girls! We made it! It's the weekend! 
I'm really looking forward to getting crafty with some things I treated 
myself to....I created this new page with the beautiful new collection
designed by Olga for 13 arts, called 'Vintage Moments'.

'You are Brave'

I used the papers 'In the past' and 'Rose Garden' and then I added some 13 arts White
Modeling Paste through the stencil from the same collection called 'Lavender',
and then I added some 13 arts paints and inks to my background.

To purchase this collection, please visit the 13arts online store here,
and don't forget to check out the blog to see how our designers have used the 
new collections, here.

We always love to see your work, so if you create anything with these
new collections, come over to the 13arts Artelier on Facebook and share it with us!
You can find our art group here.

Here are a few close ups:

I used the leaves from the white flower pack and covered them in white gesso.
Once dry, I used some 13arts mist in 'Chalk Violet' to color them.

So far I have played with Aida's and Olga's new collections......
next up is Fiona's! 

Big hugs to you my sweet friends,
Lisa xoxo

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

'My happy place...'

Hello dear readers.....we here in the South are DEEP into the hottest,
stickiest most sun-drenched summer I can remember, and my latest layout
is really a reflection of the beauty and taste of the ocean, the best place to be 
to enjoy the sun.

'My happy place...'

I love this BoBunny paper from the 'Serendipity' collection and the wood pattern and natural 
tones gave me the idea to do a beachy page. I used a chipboard circle from Blue Fern Studios
that I bought from the online Scraps of Darkness store, and also added one from my stash,
a 2 Crafty title that fit my page great.
I also used the Gabrielle Pollaco stamp, the Tim Holtz blue distress ink pad,
the blue gems, the tiny brown bottle and some blue 49 & Market flowers,
all from the June Main kit and the various add ons.

You can purchase our monthly kits here,
and don't forget to checkout our blog here.

I would like to enter my layout in a challenge about sunny holidays that I found 
on the blog 'Create Dreams'. I was inspired by the girls on the beach, the light 
airy colors and the holiday mood.

Here is the moodboard:

You can find more information on the blog here.

Here are a few close ups:

Thanks for looking,
Lisa xo

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

'Always Follow your Dreams...'

Hello my sweet crafty friends. I have another layout to share that I made using
the 'Birds of a Feather' kit from Scraps of Elegance using the BoBunny 
collection called 'Serendipity'.

'Always follow your dreams...'

I cut out the two blue birds from one of the kit papers and glued them down the sides, 
I adore anything with birds as that's Liam's nick name he's had since he was this small :)
I added some heavy white gesso and some watercolors and then added a clock
chipboard and a sweet title from 2 Crafty, some BoBunny die cuts and chipboards 
 from the Main kit, and some flowers from one of our previous kits.

You can find our kits and many more crafty supplies at the 
Scraps of Darkness online store here.

Here are a few close ups:

See you soon,
Lisa xo

Thursday, August 3, 2017

'Dream, Live, Love'

Hi girls! I'm back with another 13 arts layout, this one featuring Aida's new
collection, 'Art Journey'. Aida has been someone that I have looked up to for a long time...
I remember years ago I first saw her art posted on, and it was then that I was
just discovering the mixed media world and I was so in love with her layouts.
It's such an honor to be on her team and design with her products :)
This collection, is fun, funky and really playful, just like how I imagine
Aida is in real life :) One day I hope to meet her in person.

'Dream, Live, Love'

This layout is all about my son and how much I adore staring at his sweet little face,
even while he is sleeping :)
I started with the paper 'Dream' and wanted to created a light airy page all about
the hopes and dreams I have for him as he grows up.
I used Aida's new chipboard set as a focal point of the page, and lots of 
Ayeeda's Paints on my background.

You can find this new collection and all the amazing embellishments,
stencils, cool stickers that go with it here in the online store.
And to see these great new collections in action please check
out Aida's blog here.

Here are a few close ups:

Here is a list of 13 arts products I used:

13 arts Gel Medium
13 arts White modeling paste
13 arts White gesso
'Dream' paper
'Art Journey' 6x6 Paper pad
'Art Journey' Chipboard set
Stencil 'Vintage Words'
Stickers 'Small Words'
Stickers 'Small Messages'
Ayeeda Mist 'Cobalt'
Ayeeda Paint 'Navy Blue' Rainbow Watercolor
Ayeeda Paint 'Lilac' Rainbow Color Duo
Ayeeda Paint 'Violet' Rainbow Color
13 arts Beads 'Cream'
13 arts White Flowers

I also was so happy to see that included in package this time was some paper clay and some
small silicone molds...I've been wanting to try these for a long time! They are so easy to 
use too, just press the paper clay in the mold, carefully remove, and then let dry overnight.
That is how I created this heart frame under my photo. I'll be using more of these little molds 
in my future projects for sure. You can find them in the 13 arts store right here.

See you soon,
Lisa xo

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

'Miss You' a new layout for 13arts

Hello my lovely readers...I hope you all are enjoying the long hot last 
lazy days of's been a bit quiet over here on my blog, but busy behind
the scenes playing with the beautiful new 13 arts collections....This time I used
a new line called 'Vintage Moments' designed by the super talented
Olga Heldwein. This collection made me gasp out loud as I unwrapped it....
gorgeous colors with a nature theme and a cool vintage mood, straight 
to my heart.....

'Miss You'

One of the very few photographs of my English maternal grandmother Irene when she was young.
These photographs are so precious to me; a life line to a woman I only have distant
childhood memories of. Perfect for these lovey papers.

Here is the whole collection:

You can find this and all the matching elements in the 13 arts store here.

Here is a list of 13 arts products I used:

13 arts White gesso
13 arts Gel Medium
13 arts Modeling Paste
'Nostalgia' Paper
'Vintage Notes' paper
Chalk ink 'Dirty Pink'
Chalk ink 'Lilac'
Ayeeda Mist 'Pearl Brown'
Small pearl beads
Gold microspheres
White Splash Ink
Stencil 'Scales'

Thanks for looking,
Hugs, Lisa xo

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