Saturday, December 13, 2014

Lindys Stamp Gang December 2014 Color Challenge


 Welcome to Lindy's Color Challenge for December. and what  way to end the year. With a gorgeous color palette. The blues of winter, the gold the sun shines on winter, and the pop of red for that element of surprise. For my layout I used the December 2014 Color Challenge MEGA Set
The sprays and embossing powders are amazing.  I started by mounting  piece of white card stock to corrugated cardboard using Mod Podge. I gave it a spray with Azure Sea Asters, then edged it with
Tibetan Poppy Teal.
I mixed some white molding paste with some gesso to create a soft paste that I used to mask my background. Then I sprayed Opal Sea Oats for the gold sheen.


Here is  closeup of the layered photo. I heat embossed the edges of the photo using Starbright Gold Green embossing powder. I used the same color on the embossed die cut snowflakes.


Here is  closeup of the masking on the background.


You can see the layers I used. I mounted my square cuts onto corrugated cardboard,then layered them under the photo.


I did some stamping for added texture. 


 The leaves were die cut and sprayed with  Tibetan Poppy Teal and topped with  quick spray of  Azure Sea Asters for the gold sheen it leaves behind. The flowers were sprayed with Rizzo's Rowdy Red. I kissed them with a little white acrylic paint.



Thank you for joining me today for another color filled Challenge!! Please join us this month for  chance to win a 50.00 gift certificate to the Lindys Stamp Gang online store. Check it out, follow the rules and have fun with color!! Then enter your link and view the Linky Tools list HERE...
Good Luck!!
Lisa
xoxo

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Lindys December 2014 Color Challenge

 
Have you seen Lindy’s Color Challenge for December? What a way to end the year! The blues of winter, the gold of the sunshine on winter, and the pop of red for that element of surprise. A gorgeous color palette. For my layout I used the December 2014 Color Challenge MEGA Set.
The sprays and embossing powders are amazing!  I started by mounting a piece of white card stock to corrugated cardboard using Mod Podge. I gave it a spray with Azure Sea Asters, then edged it with Tibetan Poppy Teal.
I mixed some white molding paste with some gesso to create a soft paste, that I used to mask my background. Then I sprayed Opal Sea Oats for the gold sheen.
 
Here is  closeup of the layered photo. I heat embossed the edges of the photo using Starbright Gold Green embossing powder. I used the same color on the embossed die cut snowflakes.
 

Here is  closeup of the masking on the background.


You can see the layers I used. I mounted my square cuts onto corrugated cardboard,then layered them under the photo.


I did some stamping for added texture.


The beautiful leaves were die cut and sprayed with Tibetan Poppy Teal, and topped with a quick spray of  Azure Sea Asters for the gold sheen it leaves behind. The flowers were sprayed with Rizzo’s Rowdy Red. I kissed them with a little white acrylic paint.


 
Thank you for joining me today for another color filled Challenge!
 Please join us this month for  chance to win a 50.00 gift certificate to the Lindys Stamp Gang online store. Check it out, follow the rules and have fun with color!! Then enter your link and view the Linky Tools list HERE
Good Luck!!
Lisa

Blue Fern Studios Last Projects of 2014.

Welcome To December. I leave you with the last of my Blue Fern Studios projects for the year. That doesn't mean I will stop using the gorgeous chipboard and papers though!! This has been an incredible year for me designing for Blue Fern Studios. I want to take the time to thank Leslie, Patter, Valerie and my teamies!!! You have all been so wonderful to work with. I have really enjoyed my time with Blue Fern Studios and feel very fortunate to have been with the company since its inception.
The new collection Sanctuary is simply divine. Each one of my projects today  have been created with the new collection. All of the colors I used is from Lindys Stamp Gang.

For this first layout I used Botanical Garden from the Sanctuary collection.I mounted the paper on corrugated cardboard using Mod Podge, then edge distressed it to revel the cardboard. I used Lindys Starburst Spray in Azure  Sea ASTERS to add the blue to the background. I used Opal Sea Oats on the edges.



 I used the Grunge Frames chipboard, misted it with water and when it was soaked I peeled some of the layers on the chipboard, crunched it  bit (very carefully) and dried it with my heat gun. I primed it with gesso, and colored it with more mist.


 The leaves were die cut and sprayed with Lindys Stamp  Gang in My Mojito Green, then Opal Sea Oats for a gold sheen.


I was  saving a stash of single layer Prima Flowers that I just colored with Lindy's  and layered them for fullness.


I just love the corrugated cardboard peeking through from under the photo.


For my next Layout, I used  Garden Plaza for my base paper. I used Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray in Bougainvillea Fuschia to further enhance the pinks in the paper and did some stamping.


I cut the Roman Clock Set Small in 2 pieces and used it on opposite ends of the layout. I inked it in black. The leaves were die cut and colored with Lindy's in My Mojito Green and enhanced with Magicals then topped it off with a bit of Opal Sea Oats for a dusting of gold. The roses were white and sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray in Bougainvillea Fuschia.


In 
the 
garden
 of 
thy
 heart, 
plant 
naught
 but
 the 
rose 
of 
love.

 I used pieces of the BFS Checker Bits, and the title is from the Arrow Words set which I inked black and added some mist to match the pinks in the layout. The frames were die-cut from Bird Song Melody in the Sanctuary Collection. I also cut the frame from corrugated cardboard and adhered the die cut to for added depth.


I simply adore these Prima Flowers. The color was awesome, but I made it spectacular with Lindy's Starburst Spray in  Bougainvillea Fuschia.  


 Here is a closeup from The Story arrow words set chipboard.


For my next project, I used the Blue Fern Studios December sketch for the design.


The card is a small space, but the sketch is so versatile.The chipboard pieces I used are Jasmine Collage and   arrow Words. I split the Jasmine Collage in have diagonally to  spread it out a bit.


I misted the flowers with Lindy's Moon Shadow Mist in Treasure Island aqua and Starburst Spray in Tibetan Poppy Teal. I  primed the Smile arrow word then sprayed it with Tibetan Poppy Teal  as well.


 This is the bottom half of the Jasmine Collage chipboard.I primed it with gesso, then sprayed it  with Tibetan Poppy Teal. The die cut leaves were colored with My Mojito Green and enhanced with Magicals then topped it off with a bit of Opal Sea Oats.


This is a view of the top half of the Jasmine Collage.


Don't forget to join the Blue Fern Studios December Sketch Challenge.
Thank You for joining me today far my reveal. Thank you for all of the support and love you have given me throughout the last couple of years.I have some exciting Design changes  coming in 2015 and I am very excited about it!! Details coming soon!!!
I hope your Holiday's are Merry and Bright!!
 xoxo
Lisa

Monday, December 1, 2014

Lindy's Stamp Gang December 2014 Color Challenge


Welcome to Lindy's Stamp Gang December Color Challenge. The wintery color of blue, paired with the warm gold tones and that unexpected pop of red...oh my.. The combo is just beautiful!! I started with a couple of papers from DCWV new "The Winter In The Woods" paper pack. Full of blues, golds, and Kraft paper. Perfect for the Color Challenge this month. I mounted the papers on corrugated cardboard,then started the "unlayering"  and distressing around the edges.
I heat embossed the Blue Fern Studios chipboard piece Helens Doily with Starbright Gold Green. It is
amazing how the embossing powders have a 2 toned effect to them.


The Blue Fern Studios Tattered Butterflies were sprayed with Opal Sea Oats Starburst Spray. I then used Martha Stewart micro beads In the same colors as the sprays and glued them to the chipboard.



 The Recollection flowers started out a coral color. I sprayed them with  Rizzo's Rowdy Red  .I love the saturated color you get with just a little spray.


I used some of the embossing powder around the photo. You just have to pay attention and be careful you don't burn the photo. It embossed pretty quickly.


I capped the corners with some metal corner embellishments. I cut apart the The Blue Fern Studios Quatrefoil Panel  then heat embossed it with Morning Glory Azure.


Just another closeup of the corner of the layout.


This is a closeup of the other butterfly.I did some journaling around the doily chipboard.


Here is the beautiful color palette this month. Why not give it a try and join us this month for the December Color Challenge. There will be five (5) winners of $50 Gift Certificates to the store!


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BoBunny Winter Layout using "Altitude"

 It doesn't snow in Florida, but that didn't stop me from Photoshopping snow onto the photo of my daughter. The new collection "Altitude"  by BoBunny is simply beautiful! The cool blues and the warm purples compliment each other beautifully. I mounted the 12x12 piece of patterned paper onto  piece of 12x12 corrugated cardboard so that I could distress the edges. I painted some white gesso onto the background and did some stenciling.
 
  
The layered chipboard was flocked by a few handmade flowers. I sprayed some Lindy's Starburst spray in Azure Sea Asters. It is a gorgeous 2 toned blue that matches the paper perfectly and leaves a golden shimmer behind.


The flowers were die cut, layered and puffy pint was added to the edges. You can follow a tutorial I did in the past for similar flowers. Poinsettia Flower Tutorial 
 I also created the little pine cones using Sizzix Tattered Pine cones die.


I mounted the photo on a piece of corrugated cardboard  to give the layout some depth.

Thank you for stopping by. 
xoxo
Lisa


BoBunny Products Used: 
Patterned Paper: Blizzard, Flurry/Altitude: Billiards/Wild Card
Buttons:  Altitude
6x6 Paper:  Altitude
Layered Chipboard: Altitude
Noteworthy: Altitude
Jewels: Frosted
Stickable Stencils: Brocade
 

Other products Used:
Puffy Paint
Golden texture paste
Sizzix Poinsettia Die
Corrugated cardboard  
Sizzix Tattered Pine cone Die 
Lindys Azure Sea Asters Starburst Spray
white gesso



Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Creating a Faux Canvas Background by Lisa Gregory


Good morning my Lindy's Stamp Gang Lovers!! Here I am with another layout using this months colors from the November Color Challenge. For this page I created a faux canvas. I started out by mounting a piece of 12x12 white card stock onto 12x12 corrugated cardboard. I ripped up and wrinkled some Tim Holtz tissue paper and used Mod Podge to adhere it to the base I created. Once it was dry, I mixed  a little clear gesso with white gesso and painted my whole background, adhering the papers down and in place. This created my canvas for the gorgeous Lindys color. I stamped the background using a  mask and used  some soft charcoal ink, then I used the same mask with some texture paste randomly over the background. Using the sprays in the Limited Edition Color Challenge Mega Set. I sprayed parts of my background with water then immediately sprayed the colors over it letting it drip over the textured parts. I used a small paintbrush and painted in some of the color.I lso used the same paintbrush to create the spatters on the page.


 The leaves in the floral cluster were pulled off of a silk plant bush and I sprayed them with Frosty Forest Green and Brushed Nickle Starburst Spray.


 I ripped up some Bo Bunny paper from the Rose Cafe collection I had left over from a project, edged them with Sweet Violet Purple Teal and a Bit O Bubbly, then mounted them onto my prepared surface using corrugated cardboard underneath for depth.The Blue Fern Studios chipboard from the Lyering Stems set was heat embossed with aurora amethyst, then spayed lightly with Sweet Violet Purple Teal to get some of that shimmery blue on there.


My flowers were a lighter shade of lavender to start with. Once I sprayed them with Sweet Violet Purple Teal, the color changed to a rich plum with blue highlights. The smaller hydrangea flowers were baby blue, and I sprayed them with Tainted Love Teal. The color soaked into the veins of the flower which bought out the texture. Simply beautiful.
 

 Here is  close up of the textured background. I adhered a few jewels here and there on the background for  a little sparkle.


The Blue Fern Studios Vernda Cage set birdcage was simply sprayed with a Bit O Bubbly.


The Blue Fern Studios word adore from the adore, love cherish set chipboard was sprayed with Sweet Purple Violet Teal.


Thank you for joining me this month. I hope you have been inspired to pull out some color and create a masterpiece!!! Picasso has nothing on us scrappers!!! Don't forget to join us for the November Color Challenge.You have until the 30th to get your entry in!!
XOXO
Lisa