Seasonal Foliage Graphics

Mistletoe & Red Berry Sprig

Winter decorating this time of year is all about comfort and cozy. For me, the holidays bring joy. The soft lighting, the dark green and cranberry colors that adorn wreaths, trees, and décor. Decorating your home with the comforts of seasonal foliage allows us to bring the outside in. Botanicals used as backdrops or hanging on a wall is an easy and inexpensive way to layer a seasonal look. 

I love the romance and magic that surrounds the Mistletoe. It is associated with Christmas as a decoration, under which lovers are expected to kiss. I have a sprig of it hanging in my home every Christmas, who doesn’t love extra kisses. Feel free to click on the Mistletoe 8 x 10 below and save to your device.

This image of the Red Berry Sprig sings winter to me. It is simple, but pleasing to the eye. It feeds our winter birds as the cold weather grabs hold. It also reminds me of the rich jewel tones of the season. Feel free to click on the Red Berry Sprig 8 x 10 below and save to your device.

I hope you enjoy these seasonal graphics and they add a bit of seasonal joy to your home or craft projects. 

Much love,

Lisa

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A T-Shirt Teaser – Fashioned By Nature

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It is the ultimate of casual attire. They started out as undershirts for the boys in the military. In the 1950’s after Marlon Brando wore one in A Streetcar Named Desire, the t-shirt finally achieved status as fashionable outerwear garment, and ever since, they have grown wild in popularity. Everyone has t-shirts worldwide. They are simple, comfortable, and easy to wash after a days work or play. The best part they can make a statement about who you are and what you love, support or believe in.

I am so excited to announce that Dominique from 3C Style, Darren from the Arty Plantsman and myself will be launching a new shop, Fashioned By Nature, on Threadless. 

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Every month we have been publishing our posts, When Fashion and Nature Collide. Our fantastic team has created many t-shirts over the past months that we believe in. We are so excited that they will soon be available to purchase under our label, Fashioned by Nature.

This is a teaser to our November Issue of When Fashion and Nature Collide. These t-shirts were created by Dominique, Darren, and myself.

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#eyeCATching – Art by Lisa@Lismore Paper.

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Pawerful – Art by Darren@Arty Plantsman. The Pawerful Cat is my favorite, I absolutely love it!

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Catwalk Attitude – Art by Dominique@ 3C Style. Flowers on scarf by Darren@ Arty Plantsman. I will be sporting this tee proudly!

Our past edition T-Shirts.

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Make a statement and Express Yourself – Fashioned by Nature. Available soon on Threadless

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Hope you join us for our next edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide – November Edition on November 21st!

Visit past editions

October

September

August

Much love,

Lisa

 

 

Black Cat Graphic from 1876

Brick Red Cat 8 x 10

Antique graphics are the perfect medium to create signs, cards, or use for decoration. I am always looking for antique ads to decorate with. I thought this one would be perfect for Halloween with the black cats, color scheme, and dark sky. The only repair made was the color, I decided to leave the torn edges. I am going to decoupage onto a thin board and use for a backdrop to decorate with for the Fall season.

Click on graphic to save to your device. Size is 8 x 10 but can be resized to your project size.

Happy Sunday!

Much love,

Lisa

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Vintage Living

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This Nerium Oleander is a shrub or small tree in the dogbane family. It is most commonly known as nerium or oleander, from its superficial resemblance to the unrelated olive Olea. This image was extracted from a vintage garden magazine. The image has been recolored and repaired. There is a few spots that I could not get quite right because of damage but love the vintage look. Click on the image to save to your device. I really like these graphics printed on old or tea stained paper. They look nice framed, decoupaged, or for cardmaking.

Finding vintage treasures is on the top of my list of fun things to do. I had quite a fun birthday and holiday weekend with my family while shopping for treasures. Here are a few items that I picked up while on the hunt.

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This tin piece and the sign in the pictures above came from Peacock Park. They have many vintage and vintage like pieces.

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While going to lunch, we stumbled upon a sale of antiques. The couple are antique dealers in a nearby town. I believe they were trying to free up some space. I was really hoping to find some antique paper, but unfortunately on this trip, I didn’t see any. I enjoy decorating with these pieces. I also purchased an antique trunk from the early 1900’s that I fell in love with. It needs some work, it’s awaiting some TLC in the barn right now. I will share the restoration in another post.

It’s always fun to do some vintage living. Unfortunately, we don’t have the opportunity to do this often, but it made my birthday weekend special.

For more vintage fun, visit my Pinterest account by clicking on the icon, Lismore Paper.

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I hope everyone who celebrates had a wonderful Labor Day holiday!

Much love,

Lisa

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Garden and Fashion Ephemera

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Besides looking for the next new art supply to try, I’m always on the hunt for ephemera. Antique illustrations have a patina that make them special. Finding old garden periodicals that have hit the public domain are like Christmas. Many are in need of repair from age, light, or water damage. Once they have been restored, they make such beautiful clipart to create a new piece.

Last night I stayed up way too late to work on the wine colored dahlia that I have layered into the piece above. Bees, fashion, and art are some of my favorite things 🙂 The dahlia was pulled from a garden periodical from the 1800’s. The color has been restored and some of the petals on the bloom and foliage were repaired.

This is set to print as an 8 x 10 but can be resized. Free for personal use. Click on the image to save to your device.

I hope you have a beautiful Sunday!

Much love,

Lisa

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Poppy Botanical Post Card

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There is just something about the beauty of poppies, commonly known as the Black Opium Poppy,  Papaver somniferum, or the breadseed poppy. This is a species of a flowering plant in the family – Papaveraceae. It is the species of plant from which opium and poppy seeds are derived and is a valuable ornamental plant, grown in gardens. Its native range is probably the eastern Mediterranean, but is now obscured by ancient introductions and cultivation.

The Black Opium Poppy is a gorgeous purple that is so deep in color, they are almost black. See it in its natural state. They offer such a beautiful addition to the garden.

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Click on the post card above, size 3.5 x 5 inch (post card size). I am offering this free for personal use. These are great for small art piece, decoupage, scrapbooking, card, or large tag.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Much love,

Lisa

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Product Review: Faber-Castell Artist Pens

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I have been asked what medium is my favorite. This is something I cannot answer with a simple reply. I do have one constant that I always go to, and that is my PITT Artist Pens made by Faber-Castell.  Photos of pens is credited to the Faber-Castell site.

PITT means Pigmented India Ink. These pens are offered in multiple nib sizes and in an array of colors that brings great versatility to pen-and-ink drawings without the mess. Pitt Artist Pens are great for sketching, journaling, cartooning, and drawing. They also stand up when using with other mediums, even watercolor. All of these pens are waterproof when dry, odorless, acid-free, and won’t bleed through paper. My favorite, these pens do not bleed and smudge, I have tried. Once it is dry, and it dries quick, it is there to stay. That fact sold me. There is nothing worse than destroying a piece by a bleeder. Your artwork or journaling will hold up throughout the years.

The Superfine, Fine, Medium, Bullet and Brush nibs hold up, I have not had one bend or break, mindful of acceptable pressure. I have to admit, I can be a bit hard on my pens at times. They also travel with me in my purse with my itsy art journal, so this says a lot about their durability. Another great thing to mention, the cap is made to prevent dry out, they will work like new until the ink is gone.

When I doodle, I do not sketch first. I just grab an ATC (Artist Trading Card) and use a PITT Artist Pen. These doodles are as they are, mistakes and all. Here are a few of my doodles using the XS, S, M, and B PITT Artist Pens…

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Here is a restored piece using the M pen. This is a vintage piece that had heavy damage which was not corrected with software.

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Here is an original piece using the B pen, it works like a brush. I must admit you will work a bit slower with these type of pens. This piece I did for the collaboration, When Fashion and Nature Collide.

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Another thing I love about this five-star product is Faber-Castell has a positive carbon footprint and cares about the environment. Read more about that here. I am also looking forward to reviewing the Big Brush pens with nibs you can switch out with wear. How fantastic is that!

These will be my next purchase and I will be sure to review these.

 

Do you have a favorite brand?

 

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Much love,

Lisa
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