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! 


  1. Oh what a great photo.. just love all the details and pops of blue!

  2. This is just gorgeous! LOVING the photo, the colors and the flowers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!