Monday, May 23, 2016

Let's Face It 2016

Just thought I would share some portrait work I've been doing with an online class called
"Let's Face It 2016" it's run by Kara Bullock you can find it here
There is a new lesson every week by a different instructor and the class is suitable for you no matter where you are at in your journey. 

I've done some portrait work in graphite with 3 views - front facing, 3/4 and profile. It is really amazing to see my growth. I do not draw and paint as much as I would and you really need to be doing all the time to practice. Practice makes all the difference. :)

Week 3

Week 11

Week 19

I have also done two painting lessons:

Week 4 - lesson with Petra Stein
(LOVED this lesson)


Week 6- lesson with Karine Bosse

(This lesson was a huge challenge and I need to do it again. It is on wood - I've never painted a portrait on wood before and also used watercolors, absorbant ground and oil pastels. The lesson called for a mixed media background but I did not like mine at all. I tend not to line this type of background on my portrait work. I ended up covering it up and using acrylics) I really dislike this painting but we learn from every piece we work on. 

May Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance Kits

May Scraps of Darkness "Soulshine Kit"
...featuring Blue Fern Studios new Tranquility papers....
The main kit is sold out but you can still get these gorgeous papers as the add on is still available here
You can find our Scraps of Darkness kits here


May Scraps of Elegance " Belle Journee Kit"
...featuring BoBunny Soiree collection, Prima French Riviera Flowers, a CW stencil, Blue Fern chippie and so much more!
This beautiful kit is available here along with add ons...



Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Tales of You and Me Tag - Frank Garcia Design Team



Just a quick share today on behalf of the Frank Garcia Design Team....

A new tag featuring Tales of You and Me.....



Tales of You and Me Tag by Lisa Novogrodski for The Frank Garcia Design Team using Tales of You and Me
I layered the Tales Of You and Me pattern paper amid florals, chipboard and ephemera...
My latest obsession as you have seen is adding book page rosette flowers that I make with a Tim Holtz Die and book page fringe just made with fringe scissors...



Tales of You and Me Tag by Lisa Novogrodski for The Frank Garcia Design Team using Tales of You and Me

The cute little chipboard girl from the Tales of You and Me Chipboard pack and the cute wood butterfly from The Archivist Wood Icons make a great pair!

Tales of You and Me Tag by Lisa Novogrodski for The Frank Garcia Design Team using Tales of You and Me

Shabby details in the zig zag machine stitching, seam ribbon bow and beautiful Memory Hardware Trims tucked in. I've used the Monpazier Gilded Trim and the Cours Mirabeau Floral Lace...

Tales of You and Me Tag by Lisa Novogrodski for The Frank Garcia Design Team using Tales of You and Me

Topping each book page rosette off with the little numbers from the Tales of You and Me Ephermera Pack. I've thrown in some Victorian Christmas Florals as well. Love how you can mix so many collections together with Franks products!

Supplies:
579586 - The Archivist Wood Icons
581749 - Flowers- Isabella Vidette
575304 - Flowers -Something Blue
583439 - Flowers- Victorian Christmas
991050- Trims Cours Mirabeau Floral Lace
991036 - Trims Monpazier Gilded Trim
990913 - Tales of You and Me Chipboard
583675 - Tales of You and Me Ephemera
990800 - Notre Jardin Secret











Saturday, May 7, 2016

Frank Garcia Design Team Blog Hop


Welcome to the Frank Garcia International Scrapbooking Day Blog Hop!

Each designer is featuring a project of their choice created with their favorite Frank Garcia collections. Of course there is also a giveaway up for grabs!


The hop begins at Prima- simply visit each designer on the hop - leave a comment on each blog and/or follow them if you are not already a follower and you will be entered to win! Simple as that! 
A winner will be announced on May 15th!

Blog Hop Order:
Lisa Novogrodski (you are here)


If you have been a follower of mine you know I like to do the "unexpected" and use products in a way that deviates from the traditional. I COULD create a layout, card, tag or mini album but this time around I thought I would do something a little quirky. I've taken Franks " The Archivist" collection and added some art doll fun on these ATC's.

These are super fun to create and trade with other artist friends.

Art Doll ATC by Lisa Novogrodski using The Archivist for the Frank Garcia Design Team

I started off each ATC with a base sheet cut to size from The Archivist 6 x 6 Paper Pad. I then used The Archivist note cards as my next layer. Some pieces of the note cards were cut up and layered under the art dolls. I stamped each ATC with the Cartographer Clear Stamp. 


Art Doll ATC by Lisa Novogrodski using The Archivist for the Frank Garcia Design Team

I used The Archivist Brads and the Eiffel Tower from The Archivist Wood Icons on the front of my art doll. 
Art Doll ATC by Lisa Novogrodski using The Archivist for the Frank Garcia Design Team
This one eyed beauty has The Archivist Wood Icon magnifying glass painted and embossed over her eye!

Art Doll ATC by Lisa Novogrodski using The Archivist for the Frank Garcia Design Team

I painted and embossed the Memory Hardware Villeneauve Antique Rings and added them randomly on this doll.  I splashed drops of Bloom Sprays in Vintage Metal Worn Leather and Tea Stain on all the ATC's. 

Art Doll ATC by Lisa Novogrodski using The Archivist for the Frank Garcia Design Team
On this ATC I used the Genoville Antique Screws and Vincennes Metal Pulls also painted and embossed for grungy look.

Art Doll ATC by Lisa Novogrodski using The Archivist for the Frank Garcia Design Team

Hope you enjoyed my crazy ATC's! 
Have fun on the hop....

Your next stop is Delainas Blog!

Supply List:
579586 - The Archivist Wood Icons
578978- The Archivist Notecards
990268- The Archivist 6 x 6 Paper Pad
579333 - The Archivist Brads
990626- Memory Hardware Villeneave Antique Rings
990732- Memory Hardware Genoville Antique Screws
990343 - Memory Hardware Vincennes Metal Pulls
990107- Cartographer Clear Stamp
573829 - Bloom Spray Vintage Metal Worn Leather
573836- Bloom Spray Tea Stain
91206- Chalk Edger Teal Damask


 
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