Friday, February 12, 2016

February Inspiration from Sandi Clarkson for Blue Fern Studios

"On the Road"

Hello, Blue Fern fans! Sandi here with you today sharing the first of my February projects with 3 different collections. 
For this project, I've chosen the Serendipity range which works nicely with this particular photo of my daughter. As have several others, I've chosen Contemplation as my background layer. It seems to be quite popular! I really went to town on the mixed media with this one  .. it is hard to even see my stamping. 

The Swan Gate is a gorgeous piece of chipboard! I've used it here are a photo layer along with some random pieces of Calling Cards and Chronicle.  The gate was heat embossed with Ginger Embossing Powder with various intensity of heat so that some of the powder is not totally embossed. Then I went over the gate with Gold and Patina metallic rub medium.

Titles are hard for me, so I love that Blue Fern carries so many title pieces. This one was perfect! After I gessoed it to give it some tooth, I just did my favorite thing which is to ink them up! When I was completing my page, I added some copper glitter randomly over the page but made sure to give this title  some chunky love. 

Once again, I've merely gessoed and inked my chipboard piece, even making the little bird the same color as the branch. Then a fussy cut butterfly (Merriment) was added for more dimension and color. Right beneath this branch you can see some of my stamping. 

The B Side of the Chronicle paper is a beautiful damask look, while the A side provided fussy cut flowers. The little bird is from the Glee papers. A Calling Card makes a great title mat. 

A few more butterflies cut from the Merriment sheet finish things off. I've also tucked in an older flower from my stash that matched perfectly and provided some femininity to juxtaposition against the more grungy papers and textures. 

Just one more close-up of that gorgeous Swan Gate.
 A final splatter of white paint and this one was done! 

Blue Fern Studios Products used:
Serendipity Glee, Contemplation, Chronicle, Calling Cards and Merriment

Swan Gate, Mystic Branch, On the Road

Christmas Collage

Embossing Powder:

You may have seen that I have taken on the role of Social Media Director at blue Fern Studios. Woohoo!
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See you next time!


  1. Absolutely STUNNING! LOVING the layers and that photo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I adore your layers...and now I am going to be watching your process video again to see how you create those awesome layers. Beautiful page Sandi. Thank you for your words of encouragement and for being a friend from afar xx