Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Lisa's Love Letters- Scraps of Elegance

Have you seen our beautiful February Kit...named after me? Lucky gal I am. You can find the kit here titled "Lisa's Love Letters"
You can also subscribe to our kits so you don't miss out on any! Gosh that would be a shame. ;)

Well now with a name like that I just had to search for a photo suitable for such a beautiful kit with a "Love Letter" theme!

I snagged this photo from Dreamstime and did a little editing to it on my own. A little texture to make it look like a vintage post card. :)

I wanted to create a shabby vintage style layout. What I love most about our kits both the Elegance and the Darkness is that you can get any style out them. So versatile. As you may have seen with my last project I created a very artsy mixed media painting. Now I've got a shabby style layout! Perfection!

I used a lot of florals on this one. Some found in the kit and some from my stash. Really been digging in the stash lately trying to get some things used up!

While I kept a shabby theme I incorporated lots of mixed media! Gesso, texture paste, sprays and mica flakes.

I used chipboard from the kit which I cut apart and rearranged on my page and added a few pieces from my stash. I varied my coloring on them with different mists and Lumiere paints then used crackle over it.

For this hinge I used the same but added some distress embossing powder. Love that effect!

Once again with a chipboard butterfly. 

Don't forget we have a facebook community with lots of fun things going on. Monthly swaps, art journal workshops, and fun challenges!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Mixed Media Portrait Painting Canvas Video Tutorial

Hi Everyone! 
This week I'm sharing a project I created with the Scraps of Elegance February Kit "Lisas Love Letters" creativity and color add ons.

In case you missed them this is what they look like. You can also find it here.

I used the canvas along with the mists, stencil and silks. I created a mixed media portrait painting. The face was started with one of Jamie Dougherty's Bloom Girl stencils. This one is "Sharon." I just used the outline of her face and some of her features then made it my own.

At the moment I'm not into drawing hair. I think we all question our journey and style when we are taking drawing classes as you tend to pick up the instructors style and think you don't have one of your own. As I am developing my own- no hair seems to be the common theme for me. I enjoy using other elements for hair rather than the traditional flowing locks. LOL

A few close ups of her and you can see the video below!

Take of tour of my process video right here!
I hope you enjoy!


Friday, February 6, 2015

Scraps of Elegance "Lisas Love Letters" Video Reveal

Have you had a chance to see this beautiful kit 
for February
 by Scraps of Elegance?

I posted photos of the kit but seeing it in person is what really makes it come to life!

Check out my video as I open my treasure box this month!

You can find all our kits here each month!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Scraps of Darkness/ Scraps of Elegance Educator Call

Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance are having a call for educators!
Could it be YOU?

Check out all the details here  on our blog and see if you have what it takes to join our wonderful team!!!!
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