Monday, April 18, 2016

The Perfect Moment ~ Blue Fern Studios

Hello, everyone!
I'm back with you today sharing another of my April Blue Fern Studios Products!
Since I felt that I hadn't really got to dig into my Timless papers, that's where I went.

I prepared my background with gel medium and black gesso pushed through a stencil. Then I  used some gold mist to bring out the yellow tones in the paper. I finished with the Postal Texures stamp to remind myself of my Grandma's faithful correspondence.

The photo of my brother and me with our Grandma Key was taken on her small farm in Indiana. She was such a special lady, always had a kind word, worked hard, raised 10 kids and loved her flower garden. She was so faithful to write me and there was always a mention of how her flowers were doing .. or that she couldn't wait for Winter to be over so that she could get outside. So, I had to pull out my fave BFS chipboard, Ginger's Poppies and put them on her layout!

I prepared the Poppies, as well as the Paisley and Vine Flowers with white gesso, the used gelato for color and went back with my embossing powder in Garnet.  Before I went to heat the powder, I sprinkled in some Pyrite Glitter, just to give the flowers a hint of shine like dewdrops.

Just a close-up. 

 Additionally on the Paisley and Vine leaves, I did some stamping with Postal Texture stamps, always a nice touch!

Lastly I added some dimensional flowers and berries and a random key laying on my desk. Nothing is complete these days without some added glitter or microbeads, so I've added some black chunky glitter.

Just a couple of dimensional shots!

Blue Fern Studios Products used:
Paper: Timeless Artistique. Abode and Calling Cards
Chipboard: Ginger's Poppies, Paisley ands Vine Flowers
Stamps: Postal Textures
Embossing Powder: Garnet

Glitter: Pyrite

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I appreciate those people who still visit my lonely blog!


  1. Beautiful layout of a special memory!

  2. This is simply GORGEOUS! LOVING that background and the flowers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. What a lovely memory and you worked it beautiful!! I love work with vintage photos. xo :)

  4. Such beautiful memories. Do you still have her letters?

    1. Yes, Lili, I have many of her letters. Maybe not some from when I was a young child but I have lots of them and they are cherished!