Saturday, August 27, 2016

Clay Mermaid Canvas Scraps of Elegance By The Sea


Hello Friends-
Today I am sharing a canvas I created for the Scraps of Elegance Design Team using the August Kit "By The Sea"
If you did not have a chance to see our kit on facebook you can find it here on the website

I was inspired by the kit to use the fabulous Gabrielle Pollacco's youtube video tutorial "Imagine" canvas to create the clay mermaid.  You can find that tutorial here. I used polymer clay following Gabi's tutorial and then I went ahead and did my own thing to her. 

I used a flat  10 x 10 canvas found in the Creativity Add On and covered it in Tim Holtz tissue paper adhering it with Modge Podge. I then coated it in white gesso and wiped some off although there was a lot of print on the tissue you really can't see it now. The texture of the wrinkles was what I was going after.  I smeared Art Extravagance Texture Paste in White Crackle on the background- more along the edges and some in the middle and let it dry overnight.  In this months kit we received Art Alchemy acrylic paint in Opal Magic Yellow Blue. This was in the Creativity Add On you can find it here. I used that as my first coat of paint on the background. We also received Inka Gold in Apricot in the same add on. I began layering color by water down the inka gold and randomly painting that with a variety of other colors. I used a mix of acrylic art alchemy paints and some Shimmerz. The background has a nice effect of varying blues, purples and gold.

The Sea Mermaid Canvas by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August Kit "By The Sea"



In the same add on we received Blue Fern Studios Seaside Treasures Chipboard. I broke mine apart, painted in with coral paint then embossed it with Blue Fern's embossing powder in Coral. The powder was in the Color Add On here
The mermaid was painted in a variety of blues and golds. I used a Shimmerz Tarnished Treasure, layered in some Art Alchemy in Deep Waters found in the color add on and some gold Inka Gold. The hair was painted in a brown Lumiere paint. I then embossed the hair and the Mermaid. I used my favorite gold encrusted jewels found in our store here - and some Seaglass WOW embossing powder also by Stampendous and found in our Main Kit.

The Sea Mermaid Canvas by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August Kit "By The Sea"



I had some chipboard Ferns from when I designed for "Ginas Designs"  and I painted them in various shades of green and brown for a natural effect. I love Lumiere Paint and used them for the ferns. I then embossed them in gold encrusted jewels again. Also found in the Creativity were some beautiful freshwater and glass beads. I mixed those in. 

The Sea Mermaid Canvas by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August Kit "By The Sea"

The Sea Mermaid Canvas by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August Kit "By The Sea"




My title is a chipboard piece from the French Riviera collection. We received a pack of those in the Main Kit. I embellished it with some copper mico beads and deep waters paint. 

The Sea Mermaid Canvas by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August Kit "By The Sea"

The Sea Mermaid Canvas by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August Kit "By The Sea"



I added some French Riviera Say It in Crystals I had on hand along with some seed beads. I used a bit of green prills and sprayed some cheesecloth with Lindys mist in a bronze color to give a sea weed effect within the ferns.

Thanks so much for stopping in and a million thanks to Gabi for sharing her talents so generously. I'm hooked on clay sculpting now thanks to her!



Monday, August 22, 2016

August Scraps of Elegance Design Team Reveal

Our August Kit is out and it's a beauty as they all are!
"By The Sea Kit"
You can find our kits here and all the add ons here


I was inspired to create a Tri Fold Mini Album following a tutorial for the base on YouTube by Papercrafter 45. You can find it here. I used the French Riviera Collection found in the Coordinating Paper Add On here to create the base for my album. 

Sea Breeze Mini Album by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August Kit By the Sea
The Seaside Lilies Flowers by Blue Fern Studios are in the Main Kit and I used them along with the French Riviera Flowers found in the Floral Add to embellish the front of my album. I tucked in French Riviera Chipboard and some Dusty Attic Chippies. Our beautiful color add on included Art Alchemy Deep Waters Metallic Paint and I used it along with Stampendous embossing powders in gold to treat my chipboard. You can find the art alchemy paint here and the embossing powder here.

Sea Breeze Mini Album by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August Kit By the Sea

This is a side view tied with some beautiful dark blue seam binding with a jewel dangle.

Sea Breeze Mini Album by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August Kit By the Sea
This is what the mini album looks like opened up.  I created lots of tags with both the Seaside Cottage and French Riviera collections.

Sea Breeze Mini Album by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August Kit By the Sea
I used some fussy cut pieces from the French Riviera collection and added a little wooden embellishment that I had on hand. I also did a little stenciling in the background and added splatters.

Sea Breeze Mini Album by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August Kit By the Sea
A little close up of the fussy cut pieces.


Sea Breeze Mini Album by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August Kit By the Sea
A little close up of the ribbon closure and dangle. 

Sea Breeze Mini Album by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August Kit By the Sea
This is the back of the album. I love the print of this French Riviera papers contrasted with the stenciling and splatters.

Sea Breeze Mini Album by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August Kit By the Sea

You can see the depth of this album with the ribbon tied.

Sea Breeze Mini Album by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August Kit By the Sea
I used a Spellbinders Die for the base then layered my papers and florals over it. Love that lily flower from Blue Fern! You can see my little starfish embossed- a Dusty Attic chippie. 

Sea Breeze Mini Album by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August Kit By the Sea

One more look and another little shell from Dusty Attic!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Scraps of Elegance Mixed Media Canvas

Hello Friends-
Today I have a fun canvas project to share. I created this project with the July Scraps of Elegance Kit "Sunshine and Sweet Tea"
If you missed seeing the kit on my blog or facebook you can hop over to our online store and find it HERE

I used a flat canvas as my base and covered it in gesso, then applied Tim Holtz Tissue paper torn and modge podged randomly throughout the background. I then unwound string and placed it all over the background, covering it in gesso then a layer of Opal Magic Pink-Blue Art Alchemy found in the main kit this month. I then went over different areas with Gelatos in Raspberry and Metallic Blueberry. We have a wide variety of Gelatos in our shop you can find the colors I used HERE.

Mixed Media Floral Canvas by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the July Sunshine and Sweet Tea Kit

I used Primas Art Extravagance White Crackle paste on the edges before applying the gelatos and paint.
Mixed Media Floral Canvas by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the July Sunshine and Sweet Tea Kit

We carry Heartfelt Creations Daisy Patch Flower Stamps in the shop HERE.  I stamped them on papers in the Main Kit and then added color with Gelatos. I also colored some of the Minnie Pearl Prills found in white then colored them with Lindys Mist in California Poppy Gold. You can find the prills I used HERE.
Mixed Media Floral Canvas by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the July Sunshine and Sweet Tea Kit

I was inspired by my friend Lisa Gregory to emboss my Prima Forest Leaves dies with Lindys. I used Midnight Gold, Cosmic Blue Violet, Hyacinth Blue Jade, Merry Go Round Green and Desert Moon Turqoise. I basically just pressed each leaf onto an embossing pad then sprinkled different colors on them to mix them together.

Mixed Media Floral Canvas by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the July Sunshine and Sweet Tea Kit


Mixed Media Floral Canvas by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the July Sunshine and Sweet Tea Kit

The center jar is a Blue Fern Studios Floral Jars Chipboard found in the Elements Add On HERE. I embossed this as well with my favorite Stampendous Encrusted Jewels in Purple. If you have not tried these embossing powders I highly recommend them. You can find some HERE. I also used some glass beads and prills to fill up the jar. 

Mixed Media Floral Canvas by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the July Sunshine and Sweet Tea Kit

The bird is from the BoBunny Butterfly Kisses Printed Chipboard found in the Main Kit. I covered it in Prills and Watermelon Glitter from Blue Fern Studios Imagine Ink. This glitter was found in our Elements Add On as well. Everything was edged in Tea Dye Distress Ink found in the Color Add On HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!









Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Scraps of Elegance Sunshine and Sweet Tea Reveal

Hey Everyone!
 I've got another design team layout to share with you created with the July Sunshine and Sweet Tea Kit for Scraps of Elegance found in our online store HERE. I'm loving how the BoBunny Butterfly Kisses mixes so easily with Blue Ferns Courtship Lane. 

I used a lot of products from the Elements Add On to add details to my page. You can find this add on HERE.
Beneath the photo I layered a soft pink doily from DoCrafts Bright Spot Paper Doilies. I also used some stamping with embossing- the Prima Salvage District Stamps with the Blue Fern Studio Imagine Ink Embossing Powder (the embossing powder is found in the color add on.)
Also found in the Elements Add On are Prima Wooden Embellishments from Salvage District. I used the keys and broke them up to place in different areas on the page.


Layout created by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the July Kit Sunshine and Sweet Tea

I really love the little butterflies floating out of the photo and on to the page. These were created with a really sweet American Crafts Knock Outs Mini Butterfly Punch found in the Main Kit.  I've surrounded the photo with lots of florals and fussy cut blossoms and leaves.

Layout created by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the July Kit Sunshine and Sweet Tea

To add some subtle interest and mixed media effects I used a stencil and Distress Ink around the edges  and clustered near the other embellishments.

Layout created by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the July Kit Sunshine and Sweet Tea



Layout created by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the July Kit Sunshine and Sweet Tea

A little bit of acrylic bubbles in the jar with some fussy cut berries and florals.

Layout created by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the July Kit Sunshine and Sweet Tea

For me no page is complete without florals and lots of them. You can find these in the Main Kit, Floral Add On and our shop. I have a vast stash of florals that I pull from collected from my kits. 




 
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