Friday, March 2, 2012

Zva Creative *** and a LO of a special friend...

This is a special layout I did to celebrate my friend Lynette. Lynette is an amazing woman. Lynette and her husband Kobus are in ministry and started The Vistarus Mission in South Africa. In 1998 Kobus and Lynette received a calling to serve the poor and disadvantaged in their community. They answered this calling by establishing a Dream Centre or a Haven of Hope for individuals in need; thus Vistarus was born. Their vision includes to:
The Upliftment of the community with specific reference to the spreading of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, teaching of life skills, creating employment opportunities and related activities.
Lynette and her family are amazing..And, she is also an amazing scrap artist who serves as a Design Team member for Scrap Africa...A wonderful site for challenges and inspiration!!
Lynette knows the meaning of my title...It is near and dear to her heart...


I created the Jewelled Cloisonne Flowers and paired them with the sweet
Elegant Rose Buds in Lavender [FLBK-03CB-150] from Zva Creative. I painted the stamped flowers (Heartfelt Creations Innocence Stamp set) with Glimmer Mist using a 2 tone technique. I painted the inside of the flower in Pineapple first, and while still wet, painted the outer petals with Purple which bled slightly into the yellow. It gives the flower a realistic look. I just added yellow Flower Soft in the middle.



The beautiful Zva crystal swirls, Imposing - Lavender/Grape Crystal [CR-05CA-121] sparkle with amazing brilliance.

The next piece of beautiful Zva is Flutter - Lavender Crystal/Pearl -[CRB-04CA-143]. Perfect in the corner just draping the photo. I love the color of the grape and Lavender.

The title comes from some of the art work that Lynette created recently. Please visit her blog to see her inspirational work. It has heartfelt meaning. The word Surrender was die cut from 2 different sets I own from QuikKutz. The tiny letters I created in Photoshop. The butterflies are from a file I created. they are white and yellow Glass Wing butterflies and I will post the file for you to use at the end of this post
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I only ask that you use these butterflies for your own personal use. If you would like to use them in another capacity, just email me. It was bought to my attention that my butterfly files were used on another site and the artist was claiming them as her work. I work really hard creating these files and although you don't have to mention where you got them when you use them, I would like everyone to respect the artists rights. Sorry for sounding whiny. But it just upset me because I was once accused of doing the same, although it was proved that my files were always my files that I created myself, and I did get an apology.
Happy Scrapping....

19 comments:

dstandard said...

Gorgeous page
!

Denise said...

Gorgeous! You are the queen of flowers girl!! I agree..I use your butterflies all the time and ALWAYS say where they are from..it's the right thing to do. no one should take credit for someone else's hard work. Have to do some of these flowers! LOVE!!

madscrappertoo said...

Such a pretty lo girl!! beautiful!

Cindy Gay said...

A special layout for a special friend! Particularly like the photo and the color combo. Great job with the flowers.

angelwing said...

ВЫ настоящая фея в сказке цветов!

Lizzyc said...

Hi.. an amazing layout.. i love the lavender and yellow together, they really compliment each other so well.. and your flowers are always stunning.. so professional and perfectly created for your layouts.. i thank you for all the butterflies and things you share with us. i appreciate your generosity...

Dara Lynn said...

What a beautiful tribute page to your friend! It just goes to show how we can make a difference in this world.

kashagray5 said...

Those flowers are absolutely gorgeous! I have to try these and I'll make sure I give you credit. I have undiagnosed ADHD so my mind sometimes is on too many things at once....hee hee. I lost all those butterfly pic's you posted over at Swirlydoo's. My computer got flooded. But thanks for all the inspiration!
Have a great weekend!
Mandy

Lynette said...

Lisa, I am in awe...each close up photo of total perfection. I can see how much love you poured into this layout and feel so tremendously honored.

xx

Lisa West said...

Hello, I have been through a couple of your flower tutorials...again. Thanks so much for the directions on these beauties!!! I think I'm addicted. Lisa

misty said...

Thanks for the tip on the flowers! I'm going to have try them, they are so gorgeous! What a wonderful tribute to your friends work in the ministry!

Sandi Cl~ said...

I think this might be one of my all-time faves of yours! Thanks for the butterflies .. I do use them and always credit you.

Luz Maria Bruna said...

Lisa I can imagine how happy and proud of her friend must be Lynette.What a precious gift you made to her!

Mardi said...

thanks for leaving instructions for the flowers ...I made some and love them. I might try the same technique on the butterflys.

Debbi Tehrani said...

That was a beautiful gift for Lynette! Gorgeous page! Your flowers and butterflies are fantastic!

Desire Fourie said...

I have hopped over from my blog friend Lynette's blog A Work in Progress after seeing her latest post with your beautiful layout you made for her. You are truly talented and I just love your gorgeous butterflies and flowers.
Hugs
Desire

Lucille Nielsen said...

This tribute to your girl friend is so beautiful. Everything about this layout is wonderful--your flowers, colors etc.etc.-- Now I am wondering where are your leaves from? Would love to use it on one of my layouts.
Thank you--

Lucille Nielsen said...

This tribute to your girl friend is so beautiful. Everything about this layout is wonderful--your flowers, colors etc.etc.-- Now I am wondering where are your leaves from? Would love to use it on one of my layouts.
Thank you--

Jan Garber said...

The flowers you've been putting on your pages are breath taking! I love that you shared step-by-step instructions on how you did them! Mine will never look so pretty!