Thursday, 19 December 2013

A Shabby December with Jelissa

Hi everyone, so glad to be back to share some more of my creations with you
for the last year of the month! We are less than a week from Christmas!

I'm going shabby this month, starting with a layout of one
 of my wedding day photos.


I've layered the laces amongst my paper elements and lightly misted them pink.

I've altered the Heirloom flower to look like the bridal bouquet in the
 photo by misting just only the centre of the flower.

Green Tara products used:

The second layout I'm sharing is a photo from my second maternity shoot.


Here, I've used the ribbons for both layering in the background
as well as for matting my photo.

The jute ribbon adds just the perfect rustic feel to the lalang field
we took this photo in. I lightly brushed gesso on the Green Tara
 blooms for a rugged look, and also sprinkled some mists on the
 Primula to look like my dress.

I pulled out some strings from the jute ribbon and used them here
 as an accent to highlight my floral cluster.

Green Tara products used:

My last share is an altered clothes hanger which I think is at least 20 years old!
 It's a piece of treasure which I found in my dad's quaint little dry-cleaning shop.


The Green Tara flowers add such a soft touch to this little antique piece.

A neat little trick I picked up from Di, our DT co-ordinator, which is to
 twirl the cord of each mini-rose to create a realistic effect.

Green Tara products used:

I hope you like what I've shared with you.
 Until I see you in the new year, happy holidays
 and have lots of crafty fun!



  1. OMG Jelissa! Pure perfection! I love all Projects but I must love the first one because you are sooo pretty on the Picture! You did an Amazing job this month also! Hugs!

  2. Beautiful Jelissa, Not only layouts but also You!!
    And your works are always so sweet.

  3. Love them all Jelissa. You have such a soft and feminine style to your work. I do think the first one is my new fave of yours though.

  4. What a gorgeous post Jelissa. Your work is beautiful and so are you!!

  5. WOW! 3 SUPER STUNNING creations Jelissa....

  6. Absolutely amazing Jelissa!!! Love your style girl, shabby perfection if you ask me!!!

  7. thank you ladies, you're so kind! Unfortunately I have lots of make up on for the wedding and it was 5 years ago. I think we all agree that children can make us look crazy sometimes!

  8. So gorgeous Jelissa... I love the coat hanger... amazing !!!