Monday, May 23, 2016

Attic Charm ~ Another Blue Fern Studios release!

Well, Blue Fern Studios has done it again with a gorgeous new vintage collection which includes paper, chipboard, embossing powder, glitter, stamps and flowers! These are some seriously gorgeous flowers, too! 

Check Here to see what retailers will be receiving soon! 

I'm already working with this collection and am head over heels! 

Blissful ~ Blue Fern Studios


Last but not least for Blue Fern Studios is my example for the Tranquility Reveal. 
My primary background paper is the B side of the Hushed paper. More Hushed paper was utilized as torn photo layers to help build the background along with a Calling Card. I've done some stenciling and added some random mist colors from my stash. 

All my chipboard pieces were treated the same to create a cohesive look. I've again done multiple embossing powder over clear gesso. 

Some Organic Coins were used as a photo layer and embossed with In the Navy, Nutmeg and Garnet Embossing Powder. Fool's Gold Glitter was also added in for sparkle. The Scalloped Border chipboard is just barely peeking out on each side of the photo. My Blissful title was treated the same as well. 
I enjoyed using the new Tranquility Flowers on this page, so added them generously! 

A better look at that Scalloped Border chipboard and Blissful title. 
You can see bits of the Making Plans stamping that was done as I was preparing my background. I've used black splattered paint as a finishing touch. I also added some black dots to my lilies to make them more life-like. 

Just wanted to share one more image of these gorgeous Tranquility Roses and Lilies. 

Blue Fern Studios products used:
Paper: Tranquility Hushed and Calling Cards
Chipboard: Organic Coins, Blissful, Jubilation, Patience set, Scalloped Border
Stamp: Making Plans
Embossing Powder: In The Navy, Nutmeg, Garnet
Glitter: Fool's Gold
Flowers: Tranquil Blooms, Tranquil Roses and Lilies

That's it for this month! 
I hope you've found something to inspire you! 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

My Creative Scrapbook Video Tutorial

I was sick with the crud for a few weeks in April, so kept my My Creative Scrapbook layouts pretty simple this time. A combination of a late Kit and then being ill but busy really put me behind. 

Anyway, I did manage to do a process video for this page which is geared more toward beginner to intermediate levels. If that is you, then I hope you'll take some time to pop over to my YouTube channel to have a look! 

Thanks so much for coming by! 
There is so much social media out there, it's hard to get around to everything! 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Dream Big ~ Blue Fern Studios DT work

"Dream Big"

This next layout for Blue Fern Studios was so fun for me because it's a little different from my usual style. But with a photo this cute, you just have to let it inspire you!
 This is my sweet granddaughter MacKayla and her new foal.

Since this girl loves going to the barn, I thought this particular paper from Autumn Anthology (Cottage) might fit the bill. I used a few others for layers and stamped the background with the Dreamy stamp.
I grabbed some of the older Chicken Wire chipboard, inked it and tucked it in.

The right corner flourish you see is actually a trimmed corner from the Rose Frame chipboard piece which is almost 11x11 inches. Once again I went with priming with black gesso and adding a combination of fun Embossing Powders. This  time I've used a combination of the paper and the photo for my inspiration.  So, first, Seven Seas, then Tangerine and lastly Honey Embossing Powder. At the end of my composition, I dabbed with white gesso. A couple of Courthsip Lane blooms and that part was done! The little left hand corner piece was treated the same.

Since the Pretty Weeds flowers are right there to the left, let's talk about them. The flowers were embossed with Bonny Blue Embossing Powder while the stems were inked. Love how they brighten things up! 

I needed my title chipboard "Dream Big" (from the Optimist Set) to be light in  color, so I used the Bonnie Blue Embossing Powder again. Then later dabbed with white gesso. Here you can also see that left hand piece of the Rose Frame and more of the Pretty Weeds. And of course, good old Chicken Wire! All that was left was to add some more of the Courtship Blooms.

One more Pretty Weed over to the right of the little house image … which I'm imagining as a barn! :)

Blue Fern Studios products used:
Paper: Autumn Anthology Cottage, Mercantile, Newsworthy, Calling Cards
Chipboard: Chicken wire, Rose Frame, Pretty Weeds, The Optimist Word Set
Stamps: Dreamy
Embossing Powder: Bonny Blue, Seven Seas, Honey, Tangerine
Flowers: Courtship Lane Blooms

I'll be back in a few days with one more! 
Thanks for coming by! 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Laugh Often ~ My Creative Scrapbook

Hi, there! Just dropping by with a few close-ups of my "Lucy" project for May using the Limited Edition Kit from My Creative Scrapbook. 

This layout was actually a pretty simple one. Torn paper, some embossed Blue Fern Studios chipboard and more goodies from BoBunny's Soiree collection along with some yummy Prima. 

I loved these papers so much that there really isn't any mixed media on this one. Just some stamping and the addition of some art stones and splattering of white gesso. 

I've been wanting to use this publicity photo of Lucy from the 1950's but never have had quite the right Kit. The resin mask from Prima was my inspiration to finally use it.