When Fashion and Nature Collide-The Art of Camouflage

Modeled and Styled by Dominique of 3C Style. Pepper Moth Photography by Darren of ArtyPlantsman,com. Art, birch photography, and Collage by Lisa@LismorePaper

Camouflage surrounds us at every twist and turn, its a hidden beauty. I began to think about its concealment or better described as a disguise. For both fashion and nature it seems there is a need and desire to camouflage with everything from our hair, clothing, and make-up. Matter of fact, I camouflage every morning. In nature, it keeps the critters safe and the predators at bay. It’s when we blend these two, it creates a brilliant camouflage of its own that allows a sense of self confidence to bloom. Beautiful patterns and colors that only Mother Nature could blend so flawlessly. If we camouflage parts of ourselves why not do so as a statement and create a radiance that only nature can bring.

Welcome to our November edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide. On the third Wednesday of each month, we will post a new collaborative edition. You will see art, beautiful fashion and accessories modeled and styled by Dominique from 3C Style. Botanicals, critters, photography and beautiful art by Darren from the Arty Plantsman. Botanicals, critters and art from me Lisa@Lismore Paper. Be sure to check out each blog for the full edition and click on the links for free printables. Check out our shop for the original fashion and accessories from all of our editions.

Quote and Collage by Lisa@LismorePaper. Moth photography by Darren of the ArtyPlantsman.
Modeled, styled, and collage by Dominique of 3C Style. Peppered Moth photography by Darren of Arty Plantsman. Birch Art and Birch Photography by Lisa@LismorePaper.

Birch trees hold so much power. They are beautiful in all seasons but are especially magical this time of the year, the changing of colors really make them show their vibrant white. The photo of the birch is one of my favorites and a view I enjoy from my living room. They evoke wonderful childhood memories of my grandmother’s birch trees that lined a small portion of the west side of her property. Most importantly, many unique critters like the Peppered Moth find shelter here as they are camouflaged perfectly. Dominique’s blouse and skirt mimics the tree, the camouflage of nature precisely and elegantly displayed in these pieces. The art work is a pen and ink drawing, the leaves are watercolor set on stained parchment paper.

Birch Tree Art by Lisa@LismorePaper

This paper is wonderful for a nature journal or as a seasonal page. It can also be placed on tags and cards for that nature lover.

Modeled, styled, and collage by Dominique of 3CStyle. Hawkmoth and Stinkbug Photography by Darren of ArtyPlantsman. Hawkmoth Paper by Lisa@LismorePaper.

The Hawkmoth pattern intrigued me. A pattern and colors as striking as a cheetah. It always amazes me how they blend into the earth seamlessly. The fashion and make up industry mimic these colors constantly. How beautiful would a clear moth case with these eye shadow colors look. I know its something I would love. What do you say Urban Decay or Storybook? A Fashioned By Nature line πŸ™‚ What can I say, I’m a dreamer. Dominique’s make up and fashion mimic nature down to her green boots. Darren has captured the Stinkbug and Moth in their element. The pattern paper is taken from the wing of the Hawkmoth, placed and colored with a lighter color of the wing.

Paper Art by Lisa@LismorePaper

This paper is wonderful for a fashion or nature journal. It can also be used for cards and junk journals.

Modeled, styled, and collage by Dominique of 3CStyle. Spider Photography by Darren of ArtyPlantsman. WFNC Autumn Collage by Lisa@LismorePaper.

This Spider which I have called the Maple Spider was photographed by Darren. This amazing little critter has quite a unique pattern, look how she blends into her environment. When I see a spider like this I always think of Charlotte’s Web, one of my favorite childhood stories. In this case, she would have an English accent. The way this spider was camouflaged is brilliant. Dominique’s style makes this my favorite of the edition. The pattern in the coat, the rust color of her blouse, and the layered texture of her skirt and boots really take this to the next level. The setting is truly a nature lovers dream.

The maple tree is one of my favorite trees at my home. I thought it would be a great camouflage for the spider if this little Charlotte chose to spin her web here. This collage is set on vintage invoice paper with a watercolor maple leaf with a cutout overlay.

Collage Paper by Lisa@LismorePaper

We have been busy creating more items for our shop. Here is a peak at our newest creations available now. All of our designs are Fashioned by Nature. They make a great holiday gift for the nature and animal lover that is near and dear to your heart. We have even brought the coffee!! Click HERE to visit Fashioned By Nature!

Product Collage by Dominique of 3C Style. Product creation by Dominique of 3CStyle, Darren of ArtyPlantsman and Lisa@LismorePaper. Copyright on all images as part of the Fashioned By Nature line.

I hope you enjoyed this edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide. There will not be a WFNC December edition. We will see you in 2020 after we enjoy spending the holidays with our loved ones. I have some serious decorating to do πŸ™‚ Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving (if you are in the U.S.) and a magical Christmas season! Until then you can check out someΒ our past editions.

Much love,

Lisa

60 thoughts on “When Fashion and Nature Collide-The Art of Camouflage

  1. I love your Birch tree art so much ––it tells a story! I can see this piece in a children’s book. I smiled when I read that Charlotte’s Web is one of your favorite childhood stories. Mine as well. This is a fantastic post, Lisa. Great work.

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  2. This month’s theme was such a cool one to work on Lisa!
    I share your love of Birch trees. They are attractive at any time of the year. Your artwork really captures their spirit!
    I love what you did with the moth wings too!
    Your maple photo makes a superb setting for the spider and the resulting artwork is stunning – this is my favourite outfit this month too.
    Have a lovely break over the holidays – though I know we will be in touch :). x

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    1. I agree! Birch trees are magical ❀ Thank you, I enjoyed working on this theme this month with you both. That spider you captured is phenomenal, everything about that piece is awesome. Your photography is magic my friend. I hope you have a fantastic holiday, but you know you will here from me daily 😊 xo

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      1. I hope I do hear from you daily. I will miss working on these posts over the holidays but we all need to concentrate on other things for a little while.
        Thank you and I was delighted the spider was both pretty and co-operative! x

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      1. Well it’s quirky, if you take a step back and look at the design – you don’t see the birch trees first, well l didn’t l actually saw the birch trees second, the beige back ground took the place of the trunks for me and l saw ivy creeping up trees on a sunny day, then l thought no, these are birch trees – then l saw them πŸ™‚

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  3. Those birch trees are fantastic! They caught my eye right away because the birch was the first subject I ever learned to paint when I took a watercolor class. This installment is just wonderful. I love the idea of camouflage! You see it everywhere if you just keep an eye out. Bugs, fashion, trees…all so much fun!

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      1. I don’t paint these days. Although I got al of my supplies sorted last winter with the idea that I would pick up a brush again. Maybe this winter, but I’m trying to learn photography so that might be creative outlet these days. Hugs and love back! πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ€—

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  4. Congratulations on yet another wonderful collaboration. Your drawings are all beautiful, but my favourite is definitely the birch. Like you, I have a birch tree in my garden that I love. Wishing you lots of new sales. The apron is on my wish list.

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  5. There is much to love about your November edition, Lisa. Your birch art and the moth paper are just fabulous. And you wrap them together so well in your collages. I can picture all three being great gift wrapping paper. Have a lovely break and see you in the New Year. (Wow, I’ve just processed that information!)

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    1. Thank you! ❀❀ The birch was such a fun project. I love wrapping gifts and wish Darren and Dominique were close enough to have a gift wrapping party πŸ’• I hope you have a magical Christmas and New Year! Looking forward to 2020 😊

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  6. Such a wonderful post, Lisa!! πŸ˜€ Totally love your Birch Tree Art – you’re so right: birch trees are pure magic and look fabulous in every season! πŸ˜€ And the Hawkmoth paper is fabulous – so awesome to imitate a cheetah look with them!! It’s always a real joy watching how you three work so well together and bring us the fruits of your combined labors each month – bravo to all of you! ❀

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  7. You know I would find this post intriguing… being a nature girl and all. I often wonder why we don’t see more camouflage fabrics in fashion? I know animal prints are supposed to be all the rage the last couple of years, but I loathe them truly. I guess because I see a lot of “mature” women wearing these prints and they remind me of old “cougars” giving it a last ditch effort to get attention! Oh well, they’re just not for me. I love your moth wing design, and the birch is gorgeous. Tree bark has some of the most beautiful hues, depending on time of year and moisture in the atmosphere… even fungus could be fun to look at!

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  8. Thank you!! This made me laugh! I often see the same thing while shopping. I truly love the tree type camouflage myself, the hues are marvelous. Fungus is especially beautiful with its texture and always imagine the fairies using mushrooms for shade.

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  9. Such creativity Lisa. That birch print is so inspired! I have enjoyed reading all your posts. I admit it is a bit late, but life gets on the way sometimes. I do feel that sense of exhaustion coming from you all (especially Dominique). You are all so busy with so many aspects to your lives… A break will do you all some good. Christmas has its own set of demands, but I hope you get to enjoy yours with some good company and lots of love. ❀️

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    1. Thank you! Its never late my friend and I hope you are doing well. I think a little break will make us all fresh again especially with the holidays coming. Im so excited for them. I hope you are settling into your soot for winter and have a wonderful Christmas! Many blessings to you πŸ’—

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