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

Heartfelt Creations November Alumni Blog Hop

 Welcome to Heartfelt Creations November Alumni Blog Hop!!! I hope you are inspired long this beautiful journey of gorgeous art!! If you arrived here from the fabulously talented  Glenda Brooks Blog, you're on the right track!! I decided to create an Exploding Box for my project this month.


 For the flowers I clustered, I used the Arianna Blooms PreCut Set.
to stmp the design, then the  The Arianna Blooms die to cut them out.


 Here is  close up of the Box Top.


The leaves I used throughout this creation were stamped from the Open Leaf PreCut Set nd die cut with the Classic Leaf Die.


 This is a view of the box exploding open when the box top is removed. I embossed the inside panels of the box using a sewing theme to match the BoBunny Pin Cushion Paper collection I used.


 Here is a view with the box being held up by 2 walls of the box.


This is the floral cluster I created for the middle of the inside of the box.


Thank you for joining us along this Fabulous Hop. Your next stop will be the very talented  Emilia van den Heuvel's Blog.

Don't forget to leave a comment in all the blogs participating in this blog hop today, one random person will be chosen from any of the blogs and will win a $25 Gift Certificate to Heartfelt Creations Store. You have until November 28th to leave a comment.
 We will announce the winner on  Saturday  November 29th. 
 GOOD LUCK!!!
Heartfelt Creations Products used:
Open Leaf PreCut Set
Classic Leaf Die
Arianna Blooms PreCut Set
Arianna Blooms Die
Classic Leaf PreCut Set

BoBunny Products Used:
Patterned Paper: Pin Cushion Toile, Pin Cushion Measurements, Pin Cushion Doilies, Pin Cushion Backstitch/Pincushion
Pearlescent: Butterscotch

Here is the Blog Hop order in case you get lost!!
Giovana Smithhttp://giovana-believe.blogspot.com/2014/11/heartfelt-creations-november-alumni.html
Glenda Brooks:  http://glendabrooks.blogspot.com/2014/11/heartfelt-creations-november-alumni.html
Lisa Gregory:You are here
Emilia van den Heuvelhttp://few-favourite-things.blogspot.com/2014/11/heartfelt-creations-alumni-designers.html
Vicki Dutcher - http://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/2014/11/november-heartfelt-creations-alumni-hop.html
Caroline Duncan: http://stampingsandinklings.blogspot.com/
Amarilys Doria: http://amadrian8.blogspot.com/2014/11/tuesdayheartfelt-creations-november.html
Mary Faus http://merrymstamper.blogspot.com/2014/11/heartfelt-creations-alumni-dt-november.html
Sarah Millerhttp://plainandfancypapercrafts.blogspot.com/2014/11/november-heartfelt-creations-almuni.html
Loretta Lock: http://lovetocreate.blogspot.ca
Gini Caglehttp://ginicagle.blogspot.com/2014/11/heartfelt-creations-alumni-blog-hop-for.html
Alissa Wellshttp://willrunforstamps.blogspot.com/2014/11/things-i-know-heartfelt-creations-blog.html
Lisa Allen: http://toddandlisacreations.blogspot.com/2014/11/heartfelt-creations-november-alumni.html

Friday, November 21, 2014

BoBunny Mix It Up Week.

I love looking through my stash of BoBunny Collections and see what collections can be mixed together. On this layout there are papers from 4 different collections, but you would never know. They match beautifully! I wanted to go for a quilted look, so I mimicked a Nested Prairie Points edging by simply cutting the squares into triangles and slightly stacking them around the page. I did some stamping and faded water coloring as well. 

Dream

 The flowers were die cut using my Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die , stacked and topped with jewels. Blue die cut leaves and Noteworthy Flowers were tucked underneath.
Dream

The frame reminded me of a mosaic frame I have in my home. It was perfect for this photo of my kitty. I picked out papers that matched his eyes. They are golden globes. I tucked a small doily underneath. I did some machine sewing around the framed photo as well as the layout outer borders

Dream

I backed the note worthy with some corrugated cardboard to give it some height, then topped it with chipboard and button. More flowers were tucked on the end of the Happiness sign...

Dream

 Thank you for joining me today for the Mix It Up Layout I created. I hope I inspired you to start mixing your collections.
Don't forget to visit the BoBunny Blog for lots of inspiration from the fabulous Design Team !!
 

BoBunny Products used:
Patterned Paper: Wild Card,Wild Card/Bistro; Rose Cafe/ Sugar Chevron, Double Dots,
Jewels:Happy Tails
Noteworthy: Rose Cafe
Layered Chipboard:Rose Cafe
Stamps: It is Written, Distressed Textures
Buttons: Rose Cafe
6x6 Paper Pad: Somewhere in Time, Rose Cafe
Doily: small

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Lindys Stamp Gang November Colors Blog Post


http://blog.lindystampgang.com/color-challenge-info/

I wont get to lengthy in words as this post is photo heavy.  I love to create mini albums. I wanted to use neutral colored paper on this one so that no matter what colors I used, it would all shine through. I love how Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays and embossing powders can be used on so many types of materials. Just on the cover of this mini, I used embossing powders and sprays on fabric, wood, paper, and  metal. With beautiful coverage. The November Color Challenge Colors this month are rich, warm and wonderful!! Before  and after I adorned the cover, I sprayed it with A bit O' Bubbly Starburst Spray. That was my base.


For the dollar store frame, (yup $1.00) I removed the backing so that it lay flat on the surface of my cover. I then heat embossed Twilight Blue Silver all over it. I topped it with Tainted Love Teal Starburst spray  and let it settle in the grooves. It gave it kind of  a patina Finish. The wood dragonfly and NOTED word were sprayed with  Red Hot Poker Orange Starburst Spray. All of the flowers were also spayed with  the Red Hot Poker Orange Starburst Spray and A bit O' Bubbly.    


 It is difficult to see in the pictures but I heat embossed Queen Sheba Silver on the edges of the pages. I also heat embossed the clips and charm to match using the same color. 


I created the closure by heat embossing some Tim holtz metal clips with Queen Sheba Silver , attached  a chain (Joanns Fabrics find in the trim isle) with some jump rings and hung  a Prima trinket.


I used Primas Cartographer A4 paper pack. I did use a few pieces from Romance Novel 6x6 paper pack. This is the back of my mini.


For the spine, I adhered some white rose fabric trim (Joanns)  using hot glue. Then I sprayed it with A bit O' Bubbly Starburst Spray. Then just dabbed some Red Hot Poker Orange Starburst Spray here and there. My album  was inspired by Frank Garcias Boheme III mini album for Prima Live. Frank is the designer for the Cartographer line.


I had been hoarding this Prima vine forever. It was a cream color before I sprayed it with Red Hot Poker Orange Starburst Spray. I tucked a few additional flowers in and round the vine.


I wont comment on each page, but I will say the tags, pockets and sliders were all created from the scraps I had after cutting the papers for my pages.


 I created this little slider for pictures or journaling. It is held together loosely with  brad so that it slides out easily.


Here is  closeup of my waterfall feature. You can use it for journaling or pictures.

Thank you for joining me. I hope that you are inspired to use your Lindys products on a variety of materials. Don't forget to join us for our November Color Challenge this month. as you can see the colors are fantastic!!  Grab yourself  the  November Color Challenge MEGA Set.
You will be inspired.
xo
Lisa

BoBunny Featured in CREATE magazine

The BoBunny Family and some of the designers had the opportunity to be featured in Create Magazine this month. We created from 4 different sketches. a double layout, a single  layout, a card and a tag.. Let me tell you how fabulously beautiful everyone's creations turned out!!. You have to go see. The sketches are fabulous. So follow this link and get your sketch downloads. I enjoyed working with the sketch, with the best part being the measurements provided. This made the whole creating process so easy.I opted to do the double page layout.
This is my first time creating a double page layout. It was a lot of fun. I used the Fright Delight paper collection that was perfect for an old Halloween photo of my kids and their friends.
 

 I cut the photo apart and matted the pieces on the base, putting them back together.


This is the left side of the double layout. 


This is the right side of the double layout. 


I used the chipboard banner in place where the banner is in the sketch!! Perfection!!


I created journaling  strips and found this cute litte poem on the web. (no pun intended!!)


I die cut all of the leaves and created the flowers from the paper using various dies.  They are listed at the end of this post.


Here is another flower cluster I created. 


 I loved all of the embellishments that go along with the paper collections. I made use of quite a  few on this project. Layering them created lots of dimension.



 I mounted the base paper onto cardboard (My new favorite thing!). Then I wet and peeled back the edges and sprayed them with some Lindys Starburst Sprays in a couple of different colors.


I hope you enjoyed my post today. Don't forget to check out the November Issue for Create Magazine to get to know the story and the people behind BoBunny, and to see what the DT has created for your inspiration. The sketches are fun!!

BoBunny Supply List:
Pattern Paper 12x12: Fright Delight EEK!, Diamonds, Skull Tastic, Creepy, Spiders, Spooky, Party/ Fright Delight Collection
12x12 Chipboard: Fright Delight
Combo Sticker: Fright Delight
Dimensional Sticker: Fright Delight
Layered Chipboard: Fright Delight

Other Supplies used:
Corrugated Cardboard
Lindys Stamp Gang Moonshadow Mist Moonlit Mulberry, Gossamer Gold
Mod Podge
Spellbinders Dies: Bitty Blossoms, Rose Creations
Sizzix Dies: Susans Garden Black-Eyed Susan
Impression Obsession Die: Leaves Die Set
Sizzix Big Shot

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

2 Layouts and a Gatefold album by Lisa Gregory

Welcome  to November! That  means 3 more designs from me to inspire you from Blue Fern Studios.

For this first layout, I was in a purple kind of mood. I used Ombre Dreams paper in  Joyces Dream. I loved the purple and blue tones in the paper. I did a little masking with molding paste and chose sprays to enhance the colors. I mounted the paper on a piece of corrugated cardboard and did some distressing  around the edges.



Surrounding the photo I used Tattered Diamond Bits chipboard that were sprayed with spray in 2 colors. I also took apart the Organic Vine chipboard and used it in 2 places on the layout.


I took 1 piece from the Gingers Poppies Set and used embossing powder on it. Then I sprayed it with spray for added color and shimmer.


 I tucked some of the Tattered Diamond Bits in between the paper and cardboard in my peekaboo spots around the edges.


For my next layout I wanted to go for the golden theme of Autumn. I used the Montage Collection in Invitation.


I heat embossed gold embossing powder on the Royal Monarchs butterfly. Then I used some German Gold Glass glitter on spots of the wings. Once it was set. I glued on some rhinestones in different colors. It looks like jeweled brooch. This brooch was my inspiration. I didn't want to distract from the beautiful intricate details of the Monarch butterfly, so I only added a few rhinestones.

 I treated the Treasured Floral Frame  the same as in the butterfly.


I heat embossed the Blessings chipboard from the Spiritually Speaking set. 


This next project is a 6x6  Gate Fold album. I found I could use the word cutouts on the inside along with some room for journaling, or photos, or both!

I used the Blue Fern Garden paper collection in Boudoir for the front, back and inside covers.
I am not happy with my plain cover at all...This one will be a redo!!!



The inside tiers were made from a variety of tags, small pictures and wording  from Ombre Dreams and Montage.


 I created 3 tiers to the Gate Fold album. There is plenty of room to add pictures and journaling.


 The backs of each section would be perfect to place small photos.


I added a small clasp closure to keep the album closed. The Spring Frame was heat embossed using  embossing powder. There is a gold undertone that simply shimmers in the powders and the coverage on chip board is amazing!


Thank You for joining me today for my Blue Fern Studios November Blog post. I hope you visit us often as the Design Team always has gorgeous inspiration for you. Don't forget our Sketch Challenge as well as the arrival of the new Blue Fern Studios paper collection "Sanctuary"!! We are very excited!!
 xoxo
 http://bluefernstudios.blogspot.com/2014/11/november-welcome-and-sketch.html

 Here is the gorgeous new collection "Sanctuary"
coming soon!