Thursday, April 14, 2016

Lisa's Stunning Mixed Media layout

Good morning!
I often wonder how our designers are inspired to created their beautiful projects.
Lisa Griffith describes how she was inspired to create this amazing layout using the April Scraps Of Elegance kit 'Wonderful'

One of the things she noticed in creating layouts over the years, is that the pages of hers that she liked the most somehow have taken design clues straight from the papers she used. In this case, even though these gorgeous papers by Fabscraps with the soft blues, pinks and browns screamed shabby chic,  when she saw the black ink markings down the sides and around the edges of this paper,  she decided to create something really pretty but with an edge of darkness to it. Another design tip she followed is repeating the look of the black lines with a stencil and heavy white gesso to add texture and to further emphasize that feature of the paper. Lisa says that creating a harmonious overall look by repeating design elements creates a visual rhythm to your work that's pleasing to the eye.  Of course, so many things happen a long the way while you're creating a page that aren't planned, and that's great too!

  She used the Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder called 'Cosmic Blue Violet' on the Blue Fern Studios chipboard 'Small Spring Iris',the vertical lines played into my design perfectly :)

The 'Bird in Cage' stamp is so adorable. She used both the little saying and the bird cage stamp all around the page. She also used the BoBunny Laser Cut Chipboard Tag: 'Trellis', the BoBunny 'Secret Garden' collection brads from the 'Elements' kit add-on, 
and the pink Prima 'Slate' flowers from the 'Floral' add-on.

Thanks for stopping by!


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