Merry and Bright

Nov 27, 2013

This shadow box is created from plaster then painted and glazed with an antique wash to give it that perfect aged look. It measures approximately 5.5″ W x 7″ H x 1″ D. The outside edge of the shadow box is wrapped with vintage lace, red seam binding and accented with two vintage Christmas picks. The background of the shadow box showcases hand cut words “Merry and Bright” from vintage sheet music from the early 1920’s and a glittery snowflake with an iridescent rhinestone center. I created the doll from plaster using a mold from a vintage doll in my collection. She is hand painted with acrylic paint and given an antique wash. The dolls dress is created from antique doilies and she wears a crown made from a vintage book page sprinkled with...

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3rd Annual Creative Retreat ~ Bellagio ~ Class 2

Nov 22, 2013

I shared a sneak peek of my “Textile Collage Sampler” a few days ago and today I’m sharing a sneak peek of my second class “Charmed Memento”. In this class I’ll show you how to take a simple wooden spool and turn it into a beautiful piece of wearable art. You’ll use pieces of linen burlap and scallop trim to cover the spool then add accents of iridescent rhinestone trim and vintage buttons. You will create a unique charm holder from copper wire that will attach to the base of the spool to display charms like a miniature handmade crocheted doily lovingly created by my mom, a vintage button, a glass bottle you fill with a bit of sand from Lake Como and a chandelier bead ready for you to add words to from a...

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Delight In The Art of Collage ~ Preview

Nov 18, 2013

Friday, was an amazing mail day. I received a copy of my latest book “Delight In The Art of Collage“. So for the moment please just humor me and take a look at how gorgeous each chapter looks. I worked so hard on this book and it doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an advanced crafter there is a little bit of everything for everyone. And of course it has that vintage feel I love so much. I’m so proud of this book I can hardly stand the wait for you all to see it for yourselves. It will be released in January and is currently available through pre-order on Amazon. I love how the designer Amanda Kleiman created a collage of my projects for the Introduction and each chapter. The photographers, Christine...

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Noel Miniature Wreath

Nov 8, 2013

This is the latest mini kit added to my Etsy shop. Once completed this miniature wreath measures approximately 7″ and will certainly add a sparkly festive feel to any area of your home or holiday tree. Since I ship Flat Rate if purchasing more than one kit please contact me so I can create a reserve listing for you with the correct shipping charge. Noel Miniature Wreath Kit Contents 1 Yard Champagne Tinsel 1 Yard Brown & White Twine 24” Tan Seam Binding 7 Chipboard Snowflakes 6 Self Adhesive Pearls 2 Wooden Birds 1 Large Chandelier Bead 1 Medium Chandelier Bead Chipboard Letters ~ Noel 2 – 2” x 3” Sheet Music Patterned Paper Step by Step Instructions with Color Photo Kit does NOT include: Martha Stewart Crystal Coarse Glitter, Folk Art Vintage White Acrylic Paint,...

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Jingle, Jingle, Jingle

Nov 6, 2013

The Jingles and Jingle Bell stamps from my new Antiquated Collection “Winter Girl” stamp set makes me happier than an elf on a sugar high. The jingle bell is the perfect size for holiday cards, tags, layouts, Project Life and your December Daily album. When stamped with Coffee Archival ink, reminds me of the vintage ones I see in antique shops. I used foam squares to attach mine to the card as I love dimensional cards and wanted them to resemble those found strung together and hung for the holidays. I can almost her them jingling. For DIY holiday projects please check out my etsy shop as I have several mini kits...

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Happy Holidays Photo Ornament Kit

Oct 31, 2013

  I’m still going through my stash and putting together mini ornament kits for the holidays and last night, I was able to put together this cute photo ornament kit. FYI, I have a very limited amount of kits. The kit contents are listed below and as always come with step by step instructions and a color photo. Please note, Festive Berries Distress Ink used to color the chipboard frame and Platinum Stickles used to outline the chipboard base and frame are NOT included. Kit Contents: 1 – 4″ x 6″ daisyd’s Snowman Patterned Paper 1 – 4″ x 6″ daisyd’s Polka Dot Patterned Paper 1 – Chipboard Page 1 – Chipboard Frame (Frame will vary see photo for variations) 1 – Small Bottle Brush Tree 2 – Holly Leaves 1 – Button 2...

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Enjoy The Creative Process

Oct 29, 2013

Today, I thought I would give you a little insight into my creative process. This could be scary so consider yourself warned. I have a really hard time slowing my brain down at night which means I’m always thinking of new things to try. Well several nights ago I had an idea of creating a 3 dimensional canvas using plaster with a collage background. That was really all that came to me as I had no idea what would be created from the plaster just that plaster was going to be used. The next morning, after a few cups of coffee I headed for my studio and started getting plastered and before you know it I had a beautiful girl created using plaster and attached to an 11″ x 14″ canvas. While the plaster...

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3 Wishes ~ For Sale

Oct 28, 2013

I’ve decided to start making art to sell. I have lots of ideas in my head and hope my style of art inspires you to create your own piece or purchase mine. I’ve listed this 8″ x 8″ canvas titled “3 Wishes” in my Etsy store. This piece is one of a kind and includes vintage items such as handmade doilies, handwritten ledger paper, sheet music and book pages. The vintage spoon rests upon a stack of vintage buttons and the Frozen Charlotte Dolls I created from plaster using molds made from dolls in my collection. The papers are covered in layers of bees wax and accented with crystal rhinestones. The price for this piece is $125.00 and includes shipping. Here’s to a creative day filled with loads of inspiration. If you follow me on...

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Society Lady ~ Card

Oct 22, 2013

Today I’m showing you how to create a simple all occasion or notecard using my Antiquated Collection Society Lady stamp set. First using Coffee Archival ink stamp the image of the lady onto cardstock or patterned paper. I used a sheet from the Pink Paislee Cottage Farms line. Next, cut a piece of patterned paper slightly smaller than the front of the blank notecard.  Using a Fiskars scalloped circle punch, punch a scalloped circle into the patterned paper piece in the lower right corner as shown in the photos. Apply Platinum Stickles along the outer edge of the large patterned paper piece as well as along the edge of the punched scallop circle as shown in the photos and let dry. Trim the area around the stamped image so it is a bit larger...

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Sweet Little Girls ~ Card

Oct 17, 2013

This card is stamped using my Antiquated Collection ~ Sweet Little Girls stamp set. Can you tell I have a serious crush on Coffee Archival Ink? It is now my go to ink when I need something permanent. It’s the perfect shade of vintage brown. The little girls can be colored using Distress Markers or Copics but again, as I did in yesterday’s post I left them simply stamped on solid cardstock. I love how the stamped images look as if I just cut them out of a vintage magazine. The patterned paper used on this card is Pink Paislee ~ Cottage Farms Collection. I think the modern design mixed with the vintage girls works perfectly...

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Sweet Darling ~ Card

Oct 16, 2013

Seam Binding and Archival Ink make for a fabulous combination. I wanted a little something different for the title of my card so I decided to stamp the wording onto seam binding. This effect reminds me of the cute satin tags I’ve seen on baby items in antique shops. And the best thing is this is a beautiful and super simple way to create unique titles for cards, tags and layouts. I mean really could it get any simpler? We are talking, ink & stamp, that’s it! The patterned paper used on this card is by Pink Paislee. It’s their Cottage Farms Collection. What I love so much about this line is that it can look vintage or modern. I tell ya, that Rebecca is so awesomely talented and super sweet. I’m thrilled that...

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Stitching Some Time Away

Oct 9, 2013

Before leaving on my epic road trip with mom and dad I started this embroidery piece. I thought it would be a fun project to work on when there was a little bit of down time. Well, I finished it last night and could not wait to show you the results. The aprons remind me of the kind my great great aunts would have worn while cooking in the kitchen of the old homestead. I’m such a vintage girl at heart. And if the aprons look familiar well they are my Antiquated Collection Stamp Set ~ Misses’ Apron. I just lightly stamped the images onto natural muslin using Coffee Archival ink then started stitching...

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Thrifty Paintbrush Holder

Oct 8, 2013

While wandering around an antique store in Maine, I came upon this adorable planter. I was going to pass on it as I really didn’t need it but aunt Brenda talked me into it as she knew I thought it was really cute AND it was only $6.00. Then dad chimes in and says, “Lisa, all this stuff is about want, not need” which is so true. So now I have an adorable vintage planter that will be the cutest paintbrush holder ever! Plus, I have the added bonus of happy memories when I look at it. Also, the awesome frame around my photo is one from #rhonnadesigns app. If you haven’t checked it out you really need to do so, it’s amazing and so...

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Delightful Arty Crush ~ DJ Pettitt

Oct 4, 2013

“Delightful Arty Crush” is a feature I have on my blog which showcases artists who’s work I admire and find inspiring. It features a wide range of artists from collage, textile, encaustic and lots of other amazing mediums. I’m sure you will find each artists work just as inspiring as I do and I hope you will visit their blogs and other links included in their feature. The images I share with you are just the tip of the iceberg in regards to their awesomeness. Today, my “Delightful Arty Crush” featured artist is, DJ Pettitt. DJ creates some of the most amazing books and art journals. Each one is created with beautiful textiles and adorned with beads, a little embroidery, buttons and more. She also enjoys painting with acrylics on lots of different mediums. FYI…...

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My Life In A Dinghy

Sep 18, 2013

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you gave a group of artists the same template and asked them to create something in their very own unique style? Well, I have always wondered this and decided to act on this idea. I sent emails to my favorite artists in the craft industry, those who replied stating they could participate I then followed up by emailing them a template and two rules… 1. use the template I sent and 2. the base of their project had to be made from a toilet paper roll… yes, you read correctly a toilet paper roll. I was so happy to have enough artists wanting to participate that this new blog feature “My Life In A Dinghy” was created. I will post each artists amazing dinghy...

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Milk Glass

Sep 17, 2013

I have a serious love for milk glass. When I spot pieces of it when I’m out looking for trinkets to use in projects I think of every way possible I can use it in my studio. So today, I thought I would share with you some of the ways I use the pieces I’ve found. This little sherbet dish holds some of my favorite glass buttons. I placed the little bird on top of the buttons just because it looked cute. This is a small ashtray. I place beads in it when I’m accenting embroidery pieces or sewing them into flower centers. This is a great way to keep lose beads in one spot when stitching. These items… candy dish, cups and saucers, bowl and sugar and creamer are perfect to use as...

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Delightful Arty Crush ~ Charlotte Lyons

Sep 13, 2013

“Delightful Arty Crush” is a feature I have on my blog which showcases artists who’s work I admire and find inspiring. It features a wide range of artists from collage, textile, encaustic and lots of other amazing mediums. I’m sure you will find each artists work just as inspiring as I do and I hope you will visit their blogs and other links included in their feature. The images I share with you are just the tip of the iceberg in regards to their awesomeness. Today, my “Delightful Arty Crush” featured artist is, Charlotte Lyons. I fell in love with Charlotte’s work several years ago.  I’m not sure how I stumbled upon her but one of her gorgeous samplers caught my eye and I’ve been hooked on her work since. Charlotte’s style is so...

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Antiquated Collection ~ A Merry Christmas ~ Sneak Peek 1

Sep 9, 2013

Today, I have something fun to share, a sneak peek of a project I created using a new Antiquated Collection stamp set. It combines two of my favorite things… vintage and Christmas! And I kid you not, I literally squealed when I pulled this stamp set out of the envelope. I LOVE it so much. I created all weekend so I have sneak peeks ready to share all week long. See ya back here...

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Delightful Arty Crush ~ Andrea Singarella

Sep 6, 2013

“Delightful Arty Crush” is a feature I have on my blog which showcases artists who’s work I admire and find inspiring. It features a wide range of artists from collage, textile, encaustic and lots of other amazing mediums. I’m sure you will find each artists work just as inspiring as I do and I hope you will visit their blogs and other links included in their feature. The images I share with you are just the tip of the iceberg in regards to their awesomeness. Today, my “Delightful Arty Crush” featured artist is, Andrea Singarella. If you have not seen Andrea’s blog “Everyday Beauty” you must give it a visit. Andrea creates the most beautiful Vintage Trinket Jewelry, adorable special occasion Prize Ribbon Rosettes and elegant Bookmarks. I’m certain you will truly find her...

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Antiquated Collection Card Class

Sep 4, 2013

I will be teaching my Antiquated Collection card class at Creative Cards and Crafts the weekend of October 18th & 19th. Please contact the store for class times and fees. It’s going to be a super fun creative weekend. Class Description: In this Antiquated Collection class I will show you how to assemble 5 beautiful 4” x 5.5” vintage themed all occasion cards using patterned papers from the Pink Paislee Cottage Farms line as well as stamps from my Antiquated Collection stamp line with Pink Persimmon. Once all five cards are assembled and accented using Stickles, Pearls, Seam Binding and Decorative Stick Pins you will be ready to correspond with friends and family. Please Note: I will bring a limited amount of stamps from my Antiquated Collection stamp line. If you would rather a...

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Birdcage Home Decor Accent

Aug 27, 2013

This primitive style birdcage was created with wire and you guessed it…. plaster. I truly love the creative freedom plaster gives me. I discovered when creating with plaster, perfection is acquired with it’s imperfect result. This is a freedom I’m shocked I’ve come to embrace as you know with my paper art I’m not this way at all. Everything has to be precise. I find it really interesting how I embrace these two mediums so differently. I’m going to continue adding vintage bits and baubles to the birdcage as I find them as well as a few inspiring words on the bird’s tail feathers. I envision the base of the bird cage having a poem or some kind of wording wrap around it but I’ve not found the perfect saying quite yet. So this...

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