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. 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

May Blue Fern Studios Inspiration!

Hello, Blue Fern Studios fans!

Sandi here with you today sharing a project for Blue Fern Studios. Because I work ahead, only one of my May projects is done using our newest Tranquility collection. However, that gave me a chance to catch up on some faves. 
This month it seemed that "my jam" was using a mix of embossing powders and glitters on a single chipboard piece. So fun!

"Memories Captured"

My new favorite! This is one of those projects that is so sparkly in real life but is hard to capture with the camera. I've used the gorgeous Serendipity papers and layered and stamped them to create a unique effect. The darker pattern is Reminisce, side B. It provides such a dramatic backdrop.

The Deja Vu Atelier chipboard, as well as the Captured Words title chipboard were altered with black gesso as a primer and then glammed with Oatmeal, Garnet and Cotton Candy Embossing Powders along with some Dusty Rose glitter.

The contrast of the Oatmeal Embossing Powder on the blackened chipboard almost gives a silvery sheen. I love experimenting with different combinations! Here I've added a fussy cut butterfly and some of the Courtship Lane Roses and Blooms. I used the Courtship Lane branding strip as a subtitle.  Off to the right you can spy some of the Halftone stamping. 

The title is from the Captured Words set and is treated the same as the Atelier chipboard. To the right and under it, I've layered in a Whimsy Flourish that was colorized with a gelato and then enhanced with some random embossing using Lime Embossing Powder. Again, some Courtship Lane blooms. 

The Aloha Flower chipboard was primed with white gesso, then colored with gelato and and again randomly embossed. For consistency, I've used Lime on the stem and leaves, Cotton Candy on the flower itself. 

Blue Fern Studios products used:
Paper: Serendipity Contemplation, Reminisce, Anticipation and Calling Cards, Courtship Lane branding strip
Chipboard:  Captured Words, Deja Vu Atelier Chippie, Aloha Flowers, Whimsy Fourishes
Stamps: Halftone
Embossing Powder: Oatmeal, Garnet, Cotton Candy, Lime
Glitters: Dusty Rose
Flowers: Courtship Lane Roses, Courtship Lane Blooms

Okay, I'll be back with more in a few days!
Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

My Creative Scrapbook Reveal Day! May Limited Edition Kit

Hello, My Creative Scrapbook fans! 

Today is Reveal Day and I'm on the blog today with my first creation. 
The May Limited Edition Kit features the oh-so-pretty BoBunny Soriee paper collection, some Blue Fern Studios Courtship Lane and lots of Prima Marketing flowers! We have some great BoBunny layered chipboard pieces, gorgeous resins, Prima stencil, a matching Soiree sticker/alpha sheet and a beautiful Blue Fern Studios chipboard gate. Of course, there is co-ordinating trims and some Vintage Emporium wood icons. Loads of product for creating some great projects. 

I'll start the month with this romantic page of this sweet young couple who will  soon be relocating to Costa Rica and then go on to Ecuador to serve 4 years on the mission field. I thought the "Home is where the Heart is"was fitting for them. This photo was taken at their maternity/family photo session last November. 

I layered lots of torn BoBunny papers, bits and bobs from the kit, along with all those flowers to create a great central focal point. My background was created with molding paste, a stencil from the kit and lots of mist, gesso and glass beads from my stash. As you can tell, I had lots of fun on this one! 

I'll share some close-ups and then give you some info on subscribing to the Kit Club and seeing if you can still scoop up one of the May kits! 

That's it for today! 
Thanks so much for dropping by.
I'll be back soon with more from this yummy kit! 

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Sneak Peeks ~ My Creative Scrapbook!

Hello, My Creative Scrapbook fans! 

It is sneak peek day over at My Creative Scrapbook
There are peeks over there of all four kits … something for everyone. 

I was excited to create with the May Limited Edition Kit!
 It is simply gorgeous!

Here are a few sneaks from our Design Team.
Reveal Day is May 5th.
 See you then!