When Fashion & Nature Collide – Holiday Edition

Hugs, Comfort & Joy

Hugs equal love and also give us strength. They heal us, relieve loneliness, depression, anxiety and stress. Most important, hugs create comfort and joy. It’s wonderful to get a hug from your favorite person. What else is wonderful…the hug of a soft blanket, or scarves and gloves that keep us toasty warm. A nice cable knit sweater, warm socks, and a fuzzy hat that snuggle up just like a hug.

Welcome to our December and holiday edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide, Hugs, Comfort & Joy. On the third Wednesday of each month, we will post a new collaborative edition. You will see art, beautiful fashion and accessories styled by Dominique from 3C Style, flowers and beautiful art by Darren from the Arty Plantsman, and original art from me Lisa@Lismore Paper. Be sure to check out each blog for the full edition.

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The Polar Bear

Dominique via Darren found these great wildlife photos with this polar bear. The wildlife brings great happiness to our hearts. The polar bear is a hypercarnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses. Lets not forget about Canada. It is home to approximately 16,000 of the estimated 20,000 polar bears in the global polar regions. Look at Domenic, she and the polar bear are enjoying their environment. I was inspired by the footprint of this enormous bear and Christmas. Darren’s flower, Hepatica Japonica, inspired the purple recolor of the hat, scarf, and gloves.

Styled by Dominique from 3CStyle. Photography by Mr. 3CStyle and Darren from ArtyPlantsman. Paw Art and Recolor by Lisa@LismorePaper. Copyright 3CStyle, ArtyPlantsman and LismorePaper.

The Snow Owl

Such a beauty. To see a snow owl in the wild takes your breath away.
The snow owl is a large, white owl of the typical owl family. Snow owls are native to cold regions in North America. Males are almost all white, while females have more flecks of black plumage. Juvenile snow owls have black feathers until they turn white. Such beautiful feather patterns that inspire artists, pattern makers, and designers around the world.

Styled by Dominique from 3CStyle. Photography by Marie-Claude. Snow Owl-Pexel and Owl ephemera/foliage art restoration and post card collage by Lisa@LismorePaper, Copyright by 3C Style and Lismore Paper. Snow Owl postcard for personal use.

Snow Owl Postcard

The White Moth

White as Winter. The purity of the white moth never escapes me. I love the myth, this is why I was so moved to assist in the making of the first photo below. Because of different beliefs surrounding this, I only want to suggest you look up the myths if interested. Moths are similar creatures and their differences abound but all of these insects fall under the encompassing order name of Lepidoptera. Similarities between Butterflies an Moths include their scale-like hairs that cover their respective bodies and deliver their various recognizable patterns and colors along the wings that we see. (internet).

Styled by Dominique from 3CStyle. Photography of Dominique by Marie-Claude. Photography of Moth by Darren from ArtyPlantsman. Moth art by Lisa@LismorePaper. Copyright 3CStyle, ArtyPlantsman and LismorePaper.

Comfort & Joy – Tags, Gifts, and Style

Pretty packages to our family and friends brings us joy. Cable knits and warmth bring us comfort. With the holidays upon us, we take care in decorating our homes with special trinkets that hold holiday past, present, and future. Just like my favorite holiday story by Charles Dickens, The Christmas Carol. Paper goods and soft lighting are some of my favorite things. I also love homemade paper tags.

Styled by Dominique from 3CStyle. Photography by Marie-Claude. Tag art by Lisa@LismorePaper, Copyright by 3C Style and Lismore Paper. Tags may be used for personal use.

Make your tags with curling ribbon and these tag printables.

Gift Tags PDF

Joy Tags

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Here are a few more of my favorite things…made of paper of course 🙂

I wish you and your family the warmest and happiest holiday season. Many hugs, comfort & joy.

Our next edition When Fashion and Nature Collides will be on January 16th! Happy New Year!!

Much love,

Lisa

 

 

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Halloween Art – Die Willy 1836

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Quite a title, “Die Willy” is a piece from 1836. I really love so many things about this. The back ground characters are my favorite. Vintage Halloween art is fun.

In a scene worthy of modern-day Halloween, a young woman with long hair, wearing a knee-length dress strains to hear a sound or voice. In her right hand is a tambourine. She is surrounded by all manner of eerie and mysterious folk: a bat-like figure playing a violin; a dour female drummer; a black cat; the ghostly head of a bearded man rising from the earth. In the background, a chorus line of skeletons and spectral figures; a full moon illuminates all.

On Wednesday, October 17th, is the next edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide. We are having a Halloween of a good time! Click here to see a past edition. 

Hope your Sunday was spectacular!

Much love,

Lisa

 

 

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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Ephemera Love

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I LOVE ephemera! Actually any vintage graphic that I can add to or modify by sketching or correcting. Restoring anything vintage is what I love to do (as long as it is public domain).
Ephemera are items designed to be useful or important for only a short time, especially pamphlets, notices, tickets, etc. They are now widely used in art journals, printables, atc’s, cards, etc. The typography is beautiful and usually needs a little love, but it is worth the time to restore.
I have been making Christmas paper for Lismore Paper. I especially love the holidays, but have set aside some great little treasures for Valentine’s Day. It’s hard to not lose track of what holiday your supposed to be concentrating on. 🙂
To kick off the holiday season, I am posting this Christmas Paper made by Lismore Paper Co. Vintage ephemera can have a slight blur to it from the printing process back then, but it is still so beautiful and when you add countless layers of  paper with it, the image blooms into something new.
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With much love,
Lisa

Home

There is nothing like spending time at home. Spring cleaning was on the agenda this weekend. It becomes an inspiring environment when everything is sparkling clean. Just a few shots around home. Now I need to get outside and finish up those gardens. Living in the woods has it challenges. Here are a few shots around home.

BathBirchBird soapIn the WoodsLake with Pink skyLaundryLilac BloomOld BooksTea cups and CrownsTower

With much love,

Lisa