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!


  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.

  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.

  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.

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

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

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

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


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