Tuesday, February 17, 2015

My kind of shopping


I'm off prompt today on LOAD and instead doing a page about shopping with my mother at our favorite local consignment shop.  We especially like to go right after the New Year when she discounts all the winter things 50% off.  I prefer to buy winter clothes on consignment because it seems winter things seem not to show their wear so much.

One of the things Mother tried on was a leather and feather coat that was priced at hundreds of dollars.  It did not come home with us but she enjoyed trying on. In contrast, I bought 2 sweaters, 1 tunic, a skirt and two Tommy Hilfiger handbags all for under $30.  I love all of it!

For the page, I used a lot of unusual things. I just got a Gelli Plate and I love it, too!  It is taking me awhile to get the hang of getting prints I like.  I probably did about 10 before getting the one I used for the background here.  Part of the fun though are the unexpected surprises you get when playing with paint and stencils.  I plan to do some videos on the Gelli Plate later on.

Also, I created the flower with some fabric scraps. The feathers are in celebration of the exotic coat.



Here's the video at YouTube:



And here is the sketch:



Thanks for stopping by today!

7 comments:

  1. Sounds like you and your mom had a great shopping day :)
    I really like the red jacket you picked up :)
    Great layout, fun sketch.

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  2. Sounds like my kind of bargains! :) Love how your layout turned out. You work with purple so beautifully. I always struggle with it. I especially love the feathers layered up with the flower.

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  3. Love bargain shopping! I wanted to let you know just in case you haven't seen, but there is a gelli plate class by Stephanie Ackerman from True Scrap 5. I took it and enjoyed it so much. I love playing with my gelli plates and this class was so fun. I can't wait to see what else you do with yours.

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  4. So very pretty love the gelli paper,flower and feathers.
    F.U.N.

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  5. What a fun day you had with your mother. Love the page and sketch!

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  6. Love how the photo's travel down the page, great layout!

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  7. Great page design Lisa! Love your flower and what a cool sounding shop!

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