Thursday, June 28, 2018

'A garden of one's own....' for Memuaris blog

Hello dear readers, I'm back to share a page I created inspired by the brilliance of 
Virginia Woolf.

'A garden of one's own....'

I've never been great at titles but I have found a solution in these little Prima alphabet stamps...
I never can find the right materials....alphabet stickers, chipboards, word stickers?
But as I was creating this design (which turned out so much more chaotic than unusual)
this title - a little play on Mrs. Woolf's words - popped into my head.
Yes, a woman does need a space of own's own...if only to sort out the chaos,
the wonder, and the emotions we struggle with..... just as she did.

I was invited by the lovely ladies at the blog called Memuaris to be a Guest Designer.

Here is the wonderful sketch I followed:

To find out more about this challenge, please go here.

Here are some close ups:

I used the beautiful 'Tattered Walls' paper collection by Blue Fern Studios,
I just adore the vintage patterns and colors. I used two different papers
to follow the sketch and lots of watercolors and stamping.

“When, however, one reads of a witch being ducked, of a woman possessed by devils, of a wise woman selling herbs, or even of a very remarkable man who had a mother, then I think we are on the track of a lost novelist, a suppressed poet, of some mute and inglorious Jane Austen, some Emily Bronte who dashed her brains out on the moor or mopped and mowed about the highways crazed with the torture that her gift had put her to. Indeed, I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.” 
― Virginia WoolfA Room of One's Own

See you soon,
Lisa xo

Sunday, June 24, 2018

'Bees' for Scrapki Wyzwaniowo

Hello crafty friends! I'm back with a pair of tags that I made
for Scrapki Wyzaniowo and their challenge this month...bees!

'Winged Things'

I started with some thick watercolor paper that I cut the tags from and then covered it
roughly in vintage dress pattern paper pieces, lots of white heavy gesso, and then from there
added some washi tape, stamping and some Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays in 'Tea Pot Purple'
and 'Bayou Boogie Gold'. The background paper is 'Figgy Pudding' from the 7 Dots Studio
collection, 'Yuletide'.

Here is our challenge:

We would love to see join in! There are always wonderful prizes
of 7 Dots Studio collections to be won, more info on how to enter here.

Here are a few close ups:


I just recently received my design team package filled with the brand new 7 Dots Studio
collections, 'Garden Party' and 'Air Mail'...I'm in love! I've never had
the entire collection before, the stamps, stencils AND stamps!
Thank you Tusia! I'm a lucky girl xoxoxo
These word stickers I used are from 'Garden Party'...
you can see the whole collections here.

I found my golden brass bees from a shop of Etsy, aren't they sweet?
I also added a bit of honeycomb chipboard from 2 Crafty.
I hope you feel a little inspired to play along!
Hugs, Lisa xox

Saturday, June 16, 2018

'Rhapsody in Yellow"

Hello lovely readers, I'm back! 
I finally wrestled up some mojo to create a page inspired by the brand new 
moodboard for June at Mixed Media & Art, filled with bright sunny yellow
and a touch of cool blue.

I used the 'Captured Adventure' collection from 49 & Market and some yellow
cotton trim that I found on one of my treasure hunts.... I had no idea how I was going
to use this trim at the time...and then here comes the June moodboard and
I thought it fit the whole theme perfectly!

Here is the lovely moodboard:

For more info on how to enter please visit our blog here.
Our challenge this month is called 'Emotional Outburst' and you can use
the sketch or be inspired by the photos, the colors or the textures.

Here are a few close ups:

I also added some Prima clay molds, a piece of 2 Crafty Chipboard, and of course, my
go to for color - Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays. I used 'Azure Sea Asters', 'California
Poppy Gold', and 'Pineapple Paradise'. I just received 10 brand new bottles of
Lindy's that I won in one of their challenges and I can't wait to play with them.

Thanks for looking, and I hope to see you join our challenge!
Have a wonderfully crafty weekend..
Lisa xo

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