Thursday, February 27, 2014

A Secret Revealed. HeART & SOUL...

 Well my secret is revealed. I am a Design Team Member for HeART & SOUL!!!! Lydell Quin and Cynthia Llorens have joined forces. The Color Room and Scrap For Help have merged to create this wonderful new site with challenges and palettes that will rock your color world!!! I am proud and excited to be a part of this absolutely fabulous Design Team. Come and meet the rest of the artists right HERE.

The March  Palette #166 is the palette I worked on this month. The colors are yummy and remind me of summer sherbert!! The twist is to use JUNK MAIL incorporated into your project. You know, the stuff that clogs your mailbox day after day and you just toss because it is junk!! Well I turned some of that junk to absolute treasure!! And you can too!.

  This layout started with a piece of cream card stock. I am lucky to be on the Splash Of Color Design Team. I used most of my Splash Of Color Product to match my color palette. The photo is my son and daughter in law Ashley. They have been together since 9th grade, got married 2 years after High school graduation, and will be celebrating 8 years of blissful marriage this year.

The piece of junk mail I used were 2 huge Kraft type paper envelopes that a couple of my husbands catalogs came in. I opened up the envelope packages, cut them down to size and then I die cut the flowers using Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and then painted them by mixing my own paints. I mixed up some paints using my Splash Of Color Products. The paper was thick and perfect and held up beautifully to LuminArte's  Primary Elements Artist Pigments. mixed with clear glaze medium to create a gorgeous shimmery paint. I layered the flowers, placed some stamen in the middle and crunched them up for texture. The leaves are an old Sizzix die I have in my stash.I colored the leaves with Splash Of Color Viva Colour Inka Gold Metallic rub in green.

 You can see the underside of some of the petals on the flowers. This envelope paper had a very slight sheen to it and the color did not bleed through and fade out. It held the paint beautifully!! I also used one of the return post cards inside one of the catalogs that came in the envelopes. I did some machine sewing around it and inked it lightly.

The background paper was painted with Splash Of Color LuminArte Silks Acrylic Glaze and Primary Elements Artist Pigments. I watered them down pretty good with some gel medium and water, and created the colors for my background paper.

I also used some Crafters Workshop and Prima Stencils  on the background as well.

I used a metallic gel pen to create my journaling.

 Thank you for stopping by to see my new creation. And be sure to check out HeART & SOUL month after month for new color palettes and wonderful challenges using recyclable materials!! You can help save the world in a beautiful way!!! xoxo


  1. wow eeeeeeeeeeee .. love this and big congrats to you xoxoox

  2. YOU ARE JUST AMAZING....using junk and creating BEAUTY!!!!! CONGRATS on you new DT!!!

  3. Congratulations Lisa! I know you'll enjoy the journey.


Love hearing your beautiful words!!!!