Tuesday, April 12

And the winner is............

I'm sorry I'm 3 days late posting my give-away winner.  I've been very much under the weather, my stomach has been giving me fits.
I have a big fear of doctors so I'm self medicating & spending a lot of time google-ing symptoms. 
Thanks to Prilosec OTC I'm better & managed to finish my little nature journal.

The winner is Marie from Lost Bird Studio!
I hope you like it Marie.
Thank you to everyone for entering & for leaving such sweet comments.

Spending time camping last month & being in nature was heaven. 

 I dyed linen & laces the coolest shade of blue/green, similar to the moss covered rocks I saw.

Like Tina, I'm using more color in my work. 
 It must be spirng fever!

6 pages in all.

Lots of fabric & fiber, layered & burned.

A little resin charm made with a pressed wildflower.

I like to tuck things into pockets. 
I got a little carried away, I just kept adding elements.

Bookpages & barkcloth.

The bluebird carries the sky on his back ~ Henry David Thoreau

Side view.

Here's the spine all wrapped up.

Thank you DJ, Lk, & Traci for endless inspiration!


Angela said...

It is so beautiful. Lovely vintage elements and birds...what could be better!

Karen B. said...

Hi Lisa,
it is so beautiful. You have so much talent, girl!!!! Marie is so lucky to be the winner!!
Get well very soon.
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Jenny Petricek said...

Wow! Very impressive journal! Each and every detail is to die for, and looks like it belongs exactly where you've placed it! What an inspiration for my altered book projects in the future!:-)

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Your journal is to die for Lisa. Beyond words. Love all the details. The blue colors are perfect. Congrats to Marie for being to lucky winner.
Wishing you a wonderful day sweetie

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Dear Lisa,
this is the most wonderful book I have seen!!!! WOW, I love it.
So many lovely details and all that lace........I'm just pinching myself.Thank you so very much.
I feel so very lucky!
Hope you will feel better soon.
Big hugs to you,

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

Lisa, One of the most beautiful books I have ever seen. Love the blue colors. So many things to look at. LOVE IT.


Shopgirl said...

Lovely and this blue is really fun to look at. Hugs, Mary

alveen said...

Congratulations to Marie!
What an absolutely wonderful journal you have created Lisa. Wish photos on computer screens were touchy-feely because that is what I want to do. What a delight to the senses!

Dorthe said...

Oh dear friend-
this is a gorgeus ,wonderful giveaway--lucky,lucky sweet Marie,congratulations, dear.
You made a fantastic art piece Lisa,- the blue mutet tones are so beautiful- and I love your little pockets filled with all kind of natures ,-and yours beauty.
You used the most beautiful old laces,too -uhhh swooon-I love it.

And you poor soul, I hope you are all well by now dear- so good you found something to help you.
Love to you-and hugs.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oooh congrats toMArie! lucky, lucky gal! J'adore your mixed media journal! sigh...

sissie said...

Hi Lisa!
Sorry you haven't been feeling well, but I'm sure Dr. Lisa will find the cure! LOL! My son does the same thing. He would rather self diagnose than go to a doctor. I think that he'd could be one.

On another note, you have created the most scrumptous and beautiful piece of art. I'm in love with the colors and the elements you've used. Maybe some day, when I grow up, I can be as good as you!!!


Claudia said...

Beautiful, Lisa! Love the touches of blue - a change for you!

Feel better, my friend. I, too, have a fear of doctors, so I totally understand the self-medicating thing.

Take care of yourself.


bikim said...

so pretty!
bet she will love it!
take care,

Beth Leintz said...

LOVE IT- I love how you layer paper, fabric, lace, words, photo mats and everything else to tell a story. And I love the chunkiness of it. I can see DJ, LK and Traci influence, but you definetly have a style all your own.


Pretty creation - glad you are feeling better! - Angela

Vicki said...

One of the most beautiful journals I have ever seen. Love the cool tones and birds. Just gorgeous. I love Marie. Could not have gone to a nicer gal.

Gail Thayer said...

That's absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors you used, very inspiring......:).
Lucky winner.......

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Congratulations to Marie!!! I'm very happy for her. She is such a sweetheart and deserves your gorgeous journal very well.
I love each of your pages, Lisa. What kind of colors did you use to dye the fabrics and laces? The grayish blue is a fantastic shade. I also plan to use a little bit more color.
Hopefully you'll be fully recovered soon from your stomach problems, sweetie!
Big hugs,

Vic said...


The Rustic Victorian said...

Congratulations to Marie, what a wonderful creation! I do love to gather from nature...such gifts we are given. Wonderful photos from your camping trip.
Happy Spring!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Oh, that book is really something! Just gorgeous.

Charlene said...

Lucky Marie!!!!!! And I KNOW she will LOVE IT!!! Hope your tummy is better soon.

Erica said...

Absolutely stunning!! Have you thought about teaching this as a class? hint, hint :)
I won't be able to attend Paper Cowgirl this year because it's the same weekend as my niece's birthday. I hope to see you sometime soon!

Cindy said...

What a beautiful journal! I love the details. I can tell you LOVE what you do, it shows on every page

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

So sorry you were sick Lisa, glad you are feeling better. Congrats to Marie, what a lovely heartfelt gift to treasure.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I am so in love with your delightful art Lisa! Your art inspires ~ Thanks for the blessing! ~ Katie

Lovey said...

Awesome and congrats to the winner!!

Storybook Woods said...

Congratulations Marie, Wow, beautiful Lisa. I want the girls and I to try making some pages like this!! oxoxo Clarice

Primitive Echoes said...

I love it! Love all the different elements. What a treasure.

Rebecca said...

Congratulations to the winner and I love the new book! Love the color you chose also. I think I am planning on Feb, I emailed DJ to see if she is giving workshops when I was going to be out there in June but no... she will be in Italy, only wish I could go to that one...talk about hitting two birds with one stone. Italy is on my next country to visit.
Anyway, blessings to you today and I hope you feel better.

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...


Anonymous said...

Oh, Lisa!!!! GORGEOUS!!!! The bling thing - brooch next to the rusty piece on the front....perfect! Love it, love all the blues and browns!
Hope you're feeling better. Thank you again for stopping by and commiserating with me about my broken bones!

suziqu's thread works said...

Dear Lisa
Your little journal is beyond beautiful. I know how much thought has gone into it
believe me but the pleasure derived from the creation is soul fulfilling!
The laces, ribbons, images and colours are like brothers and sisters to each other all melding into a most beautiful artpiece.
Marie is truely over the moon having received your precious gift.
Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog.
Hugs from Suzy

Suz said...

What an incredible post. Your journal is just exceptional. I love your dyed colors. So soft and subtle.
I hate doctors so much but I hope you won't self-medicate if this continues. I just shudder when I think that my healthy husband's stomach ache was cancer. I am not meaning to scare you, I know you are probably going to be fine. I am still in shock, I guess. He just wasn't that sick. Marie is lucky. She is also a really nice person and I am glad that she won!

Something Special said...

Oh, I love your nature journal very much. Please feel better really soon! Oh and I don't visit doctor's either.

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Hey Lisa, I just posted about Binky La Faye's shop and thought you might want to check it out. Such gorgeous displays. Have a great week, T

Linda Carole Bloom said...

I'm a new follower and wanted to say that I LOVE your nature book. I'm a scrapbooker and sew for my etsy shop, but have never ventured into the art books - maybe I will give it a try - yours inspired me. I also purchased and downloaded the beautiful blog book, and am going to start reading right after I post this. I've only been blogging a couple of moths. Hope your tummy is better!
Love, Linda

Rustique Gal said...

Lisa, this came out so pretty! I just love all the lace and pockets and charms and everything. I must learn how to loosen up and let fly like this!
I also love birds on anything.
Have a great week!

Karen Valentine said...

Can we say... GORGEOUS???? What a very lucky winner!!! I can't believe I failed to make it over here for the giveaway! Have a wonderful Easter my friend!

vicki said...

Oh my Lisa! This is what I get for being SO behind on visiting my favorite blogs- I am so so sorry that I missed this fabulous giveaway! This beautiful journal might just be the most incredible thing that you have ever created ( not counting your beautiful children!!)

Wow- is all I can say! Congrats to the VERY lucky winner!

( I do hope you are feeling better by now--)

Gerri Herbst said...

So absolutely gorgeous. First time visiting, Love your style.

smokeysmom said...

Lisa, I just received the two beautiful kits I ordered through your etsy shop! OMG! The kits are wonderful, love the lace, pins and ribbons, especially the rose trim! Thank you so much! I can't wait to play! Hugs, Maggie

smokeysmom said...

I meant to say the two "Inspirational Kits" (collage) I purchased from your shop - they're just stunning! Thanks honey:)

Little Leslie said...

Gee, I just love all the elements and color. Your jour nal is the most beautiful one I've seen, and I used to be a stationery rep. Congratulations on a work of art!

24 Homes said...

what a beautiful ideas and pictures! thank you so much for sharing. greetings from the Netherlands,