Thursday, January 29, 2015

Smile***BoBunny***

The Rose Cafe Collection from BoBunny is so versatile when it comes to themes you may want to scrap. Blues, yellows, pinks, and rosy colors lets you mix and match in many combinations. I picked out the Blossoms in Blush and worked around that color. I mounted the papers on a 12x12 piece of corrugated cardboard. I cut out a square from the bottom paper and saved it to use for the flourishes and butterfly that I cut in my Cameo. I used the stencil and molding paste in the background and stamped it in a few places. I also used the stitch stamp around the edge using the Punch Pink ink.


I die cut the Flourish leaf clusters and butterfly with my Silhouette Cameo. The leaves behind the flowers were die cut from a Spellbinders die.


The smaller leave flourish is the same as the larger one, just scaled down a bit. That is the beauty of the Cameo. Creating any size you want.


  I layered the photo mats on corrugated cardboard, then wet the edges and peeled the paper back a bit. I layered  the mats before pacing the photo on it.


The wood pieces were finished by adding texture paste. Once the texture paste was dry, I rubbed the Blush Pearlescents Paint over it until it was covered.


The frame is a chipboard peice from the Madeleine Collection, which by the way coordinates very well with Rose cafe!

 Thank you for joining me today. Check out the BoBunny Blog for daily inspiration. And stay tuned, Very soon, the Designers will work with  6 new Collections from BoBunny.
Lisa
xo

BoBunny Supplies:
Paper: Post,Dreamers, French Roast, Garden/Rose cafe
Blossoms: Blush Daisy
Ink Pad: Double Dot Pink Punch, Licorice
Stamps: It Is Written Stamp, Stitches Stamp
Stamp Block Set
Pearlescents: DoubleDot Blush
Wood:Kraft Wood shapes Elegant
Stencils:Brocade Stickable Stencils
Combo Sticker: Rose Cafe
Chipboard: Madeleine
Combo Sticker: Rose Cafe





Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Mini Journal Cover Dusty Attic

I am over the moon excited to be sharing my very first Dusty Attic project with you! I am what you call a Dusty Attic Fanatic. I had  a wonderful collection of gorgeous Dusty Attic product before my Design Team package arrived, so I was able to complete the cover for this mini album on time for my post today.
Before I added my elements to my cover, I used a mask and some texture paste to give the cover a textural feel.  I added the Mini Corner #2 to the corners of the album..


The flowers I used are Dusty in Bloom Wild Moss. The leaves are also from Dusty Attic.  To finish the frame and the corner pieces, (I only  used 1 piece of the frame and will save the base for another project) I painted the pieces  by combining 2 different Dusty In Color paints.  Dusty in Colour Oceania and Dusty in Colour Jungle Green. I used more blue than green. Once I mixed the 2 together, I painted the frame. When the paint dried, I used some Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish. Once the frame was dry and crackled, I used the Vintage Photo distress ink on the edges. I placed the photo behind the framed window.


To adorn the spine, I cut off  2 pieces of the French Flourish Border and butted them together. I just discovered that Dusty Attic has the French Flourish 2 pack to coordinate with the border!! I heat embossed the pieces with Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing powder in Desert Moon Turquoise.
  Then I used some Ranger distress ink in Vintage Photo on the edges and adhered the pieces to the spine.

Once again, I mixed together Dusty in Colour Oceania Dusty in Colour Jungle Green and painted the spine that I cut from Grunge Bord. I love using it because it is flexible. Perfect for  mini album spine. I love the color and wanted some shimmer, so I sprayed it with Lindys Royal Peacock Fire Glitz Spray. It leaves a gorgeous bluish shimmer without changing the color of the paint.

The  Door Handle Plate pieces were heat embossed the same as above. I colored some seam binding and strung it through the holes I punched out with my Cropadile. I placed one piece on the front, and the other on the back covers.


I created the journal with corrugated cardboard and covered the cover, back, and pages with patterned paper from Prima's  Seashore Collection. I used my Dusty Attic paint mixture watered down a bit to give the pages a vintage washed look. I will use the pages for future Dusty Attic art journaling.


Here is the side view of the journal closed.  I painted the edges as well, getting into the grooves.



Mini Corner #2
French Flourish Border

French Window Pane


Dusty In Bloom in Wild Moss

Remember you can purchase straight from the Dusty Attic website now as well
HERE

Visit the Dusty Attic Blog for more inspiration from the designers!

Thank you for taking the time to join me today for my first official post!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

January 2015 Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop

 New Year, New Inspiration!! Welcome to the 1st Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop of the 2015. If you arrived here from the very talented Emilia van den Heuvel's  Blog, you're on the right track. I wanted to do a card this month because  have to start building my card stash for the year.
To prepare the background of the card, I used a BoBunny stencil and texture paste. I used the retired Vintage Word Background PreCut Set in random spots. I then sprayed it with Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst spray in Pretty in Pink Pink.


Then I layered the flowers and leaves. For the stamped flowers, I used the now retired Botanical Floral 1 and 2 Precut Sets. The dies that  match the stamps is the Rose Creations die from Spellbinders. The leaves are the Open Leaf PreCut Set with the matching Custom  Design Die Classic Leaf. I added a pearl to the middle of each flower. I sprayed the flowers with Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst Spray in Caribbean Bue. The leaves were colored with Lindys Maidenhair Fern Green.


I used one of the sentiments from the retired 3363 Inspire Me Sentiments PreCut Set. I cut apart the words. The butterfly die cut that I used is also a retired HC die. I tucked the wings here and there on the card.


I really love that the HC stamp sets are so interchangeable. The old and the new coordinate so well! It just  goes to show you that Classic style never goes  away. It also goes to show you, if you see a stamp set you really love, Grab it!! One day it may be retired.


 The Hop closes Friday January 30th at midnight. Make sure you leave a comment to be eligible to win!
We will announce the winner on our blogs at noon on Sat. January 31st.
The winner receives a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations you just need to email Emma Lou with "Winner of January Alumni Hop" in subject line.

Emilia van den Heuvel
                Lisa Gregory thats me!!
Kerry Urbatch-

 Thank you for joining me today. To continue on the Hop, your next stop is going to be the very talented Kerry Urbatch's Blog.
Have fun and be inspired!!
xo
Lisa


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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Under the Sea Canvas...Lindys Stamp Gang



Greetings from sunny Florida, home of the Weeki-Wachee Mermaids!! If you have never seen a mermaid, then next time you visit Florida, make it a point to go see them at Weeki-Wachee. They are fantastic!!!
If you've never tried Lindys Stamp Gang Products, or if you need to replenish your stash now is the time to order!!   Don't forget the Color Challenge every month! You have a chance to win 1 of  5   $50 Gift Certificates to the store for your Color Challenge winning submission! Just look at the gorgeous palette this month. Don't forget to sign up for Lindy's newsletter for announcements, specials and more inspiration!


I created this canvas on the backside to create a shadow box effect. I lined the inside of the canvas with patterned paper. I created a frame shaped template of the outer part of the canvas using corrugated cardboard and covered it with patterned paper, wrapping around the edges, then attached it to the canvas. This covered the stapled raw seams of the canvas and created a beautiful finished framed. Shannon Berrey shows you how HERE. She used fabric. I used paper. Gotta love Pinterest.


Once my canvas was lined and covered, I primed the raw parts of the canvas with white gesso. Then I went over the entire prepared canvas with clear gesso preparing the surface for my Lindys Sprays. Once it was dry, I used a couple of masks and modeling paste on the prepared surface. Once the paste was dry, I used  variety of sprays in blues and greens over the entire piece. The colors I used are TiffanyLou Blue Starburst Spray, Tilt-a-Wheel Teal Flat Fabio Spray, and Merry Go Round Green Flat Fabio Spray. I used Distress ink in Vintage Photo, using a sponge applicator to age the entire project. The lovely Dusty Attic chipboard Swirl Vine #2, was primed with gesso, then I applied a thick layer of Distress Rock Candy Stickles mixed with a bit of clear Crackle Paint then colored with Frosty Forest Green and Lucky Shamrock Green Starburst Sprays.


For the Sizzix  die cut Sand-dollar and Seahorses, I used corrugated cardboard. I primed the pieces with white gesso. I sprayed the sand-dollar with Clambake Beige and Steampunk Sepia Starburst Spray, and the seahorses with Fuzzy Naval Peach Starburst Spray. Once dried, I covered the pieces with a thick layer of Ranger Clear Distress Crackle Paint. Once it dried and crackled, I added more of the sprays to each piece. Then used the distress ink to age the pieces.


Now, for the mermaid. She was my inspiration for this whole canvas. I created her with Fimo polymer clay. I learned how to create her from a wonderful video tutorial done by my oh so very talented friend Gabrielle Pollacco. CLICK HERE for the video. Love love loved creating this piece. I may have to do another!!I painted her hair with Clambake Beige Starburst Spray. Then I rubbed a bit of distress ink over it. The tail was colored with TiffanyLou Blue and Merry Go Round Green. Once it was dried, I gave it a spritz of Royal Peacock Fire Glitz Spray for extra dazzle. I rubbed the whole mermaid with Viva Inka Gold Metallic rub for a gilded look. I rubbed the metallic rub over various areas of the canvas. I also sprayed Glory Of The Seas Starburst spray over the whole entire canvas. It just shimmers and glows!!


This gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboard piece "Foliage" was primed with white gesso, then heat embossed using Lindys embossing powder in Reindeer Moss Green Embossing powder. I edged it with Vintage photo distress ink, then added the pearls.


I  am fortunate to have lived within a few miles from the beach my entire life. My daughter collected the shells I used on this canvas on Honeymoon Island.They were the perfect size. I left them natural. Of course I had to add some pearls here and there.


I used  a piece of cheese cloth on the canvas behind my embellies that was colored with Lucky Shamrock Green Starburst Spray.


 
Thank you for joining me today. Don't forget to check back on the Lindys Stamp Gang Blog, as there is always  a ton of inspiration from the designers!! They always inspire me!! I know you will be inspired too.
I love my Lindy's!!!
xo

Friday, January 2, 2015

Lindy's 2015 January Color Challenge and EXCITING news!

Now for my next big secret that I have been harboring for a few weeks now!!!! I'm over the moon excited!! after spending 2 terms as a Seasonal Design Team member at Lindy's Stamp Gang , I have been invited to join them as a Resident artist!!! That's right. I'm now one of Lindy's Elite!!! Thank you Tracey, and Lindy's Family for believing in my work!! 2015 is going to rock my colorful world!!!! http://blog.lindystampgang.com/design-team/
 Now to move on to the exciting stuff!! We have a brand new Color Challenge to kick off the new year! It has some of my absolute favorite colors!  Lavender and purple!! Hey, the Coral isn't so shabby either!! Here is the Limited Edition set I used.  January 2015 Color Challenge MEGA Set

 The background paper is from Bo Bunny and the Collection. I did some spraying on it with Pop Rock Purple and Tea Pot Purple. Then I did some masking with molding paste and when it was all dry, I went over the entire page with Don't Eat Yellow Snow. That left  a shimmery golden hue over the entire layout.


This is just  closeup of the middle. I used a piece of Dusty Attic Brick Wall Panel chipboard, cut into the shape of a climbing trellis. I dabbed it with white acrylic paint. The purple flowers were sprayed with Pop Rock Purple and Jazzy Jivin Purple.


The coral flowers were die cut and sprayed with Cape Cod Coral. Once the petals were layered, I touched the edges with Puff Paint waited until it was dry, then hit it with  craft heat gun and watched the magic happen I added a pearl to the centers.


I stamped the dragonflies onto white cardstock using archival ink in black. Then I painted on the Lindys in Pop Rock Purple, Cape Cod Coral, and Jazzy Jivin Purple.Once it dried I used some Stickles for Sparkle.


I layered my stamped dragonflies to make them appear  as their wings were fluttering. .


I sprayed some white cheescloth with Jazzy Jivin Purple and tucked it under the photo I found on Pinterest.


Thank you for joining me for my 1st Blog Post of the year!! I am excited to be bringing to you lots of beautiful inspiration this year!!Visit Lindy Stamp Gang for the details on how to enter the Color Challenge.
xoxo Lisa

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

I Am a 2015 Dusty Attic Designer



  I can finally let out one of my huge secrets I have been keeping for a few weeks! I was about to bust doing this happy dance by myself these last few weeks!!!! This is truly a dream come true for me...I was invited to join the Dusty Attic Design Team for 2015!!!!! (((squeeling with delight))) Jennifer Hedger and the Team have been sooooo warm and inviting...So how do I really feel??? Shock and Awe is the only way to describe it!! 

http://dustyatticblog.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/happy-2015-lots-of-news.html


 
and another
 BIG CHANGE...
 
Dusty Attic is bringing to you this year is now a
MOOD BOARD
(instead of the monthly sketch)
with a brilliant prize of
$100 gift voucher
 
 So come and visit the blog for all of the exciting news and details of what 2015 is in store for you at Dusty Attic. 
 
 
xoxo
Lisa 
Everyone have a wonderful, safe, healthy, happy and creative New Year!!!!
 

Lindy's Stamp Gang Listen To Your Heart

 I love that Lindy's Stamp Gang gives you a gorgeous color  palette every  month for the Color Challenge, so there is no guessing. But you are free to use the Lindy's Colors you have on hand. With so many colors to choose from, it is so easy. As December comes to an end, I am sharing my last Lindy's project of the year. Another winter themed layout. I love the wintry blues in the palette, but the touch of gold and the pop of red, really warm things up. I wish you could see the shimmer in real life. The photos just don't to it justice. Once again, I used a 12x12 piece of corrugated cardboard as a base, and simply adhered a piece of 12x12 cardstock to it using Mod Podge. I brushed the Kraft with gesso giving it  light coat, then used the sprays in  while after the gesso was dried, I did some masking using molding paste and did some stamping. Under the frame I used a small piece of corrugated cardboard stripped of most of the top layer and treated it as I did the background. I touched up the finished background with a touch of gesso here and there.


The flowers were sprayed with Rizzo's Rowdy Red Flat Fabio spray. I die cut some leaves and sprayed them using T-bird Turquoise then topped it off with Azure-Sea-Asters.


I sprayed the butterfly with Rizzo's Rowdy red, then heat embossed it with Starbright Gold Green embossing powder.


I used my Silhouette to cut the corner vine from some Kraft paper. I painted it with white gesso, then sprayed it with Tibetan Poppy Teal. You can see bits of spackling tape (purchased at Home Depot) on the layout as well. I use it for added texture. You can see the closeup of the edges of the layout curled back, revealing the corrugated cardboard underneath.


I found a great little silver resin frame at Michaels for 1.00. I gave it a good coat of gesso and let it dry. Then I heat embossed it with Starbright Gold Green then sprayed it with  Tibetan Poppy Teal.


Here is a closeup the frame. I love the look of patina!! That is the look I was trying to achieve. With the bits of blue and green in the Tibetan Poppy Teal, it came out perfect over the gold!! I love how some of the color just settled into the crevices of the frame.






You have util midnight tonight  to get your December Color Entries in!!! CLICK HERE FOR THE RULES
I have absolutely loved my last 2 terms on the Seasonal Design Team this  past year! What a glorious colorful ride it has been!!!! Thank you Tracey and Gang for a great ride!! I wonder where 2015 will take me??? We shall soon find out!!! Stay tuned for some really exciting news!!!
xoxo
Lisa