Wednesday, September 14, 2016

September Inspiration ~ Blue Fern Studios

Knock, knock! Anyone there??? 
Thanks so much for coming by the blog today. 
I know I've been a bit missing in action!

I'm here with you today sharing the first of my September creations. 
It is always so exciting to go in my scrap room and play with my Blue Fern Studios projects! 
I love being a part of this team. 

"Summer Vacation, Lucy"

I haven't done a "Lucy" page in a while, so this old photo of Lucy fishing is perfect for using my Seaside Cottage papers. I've used both sides of the Splendor paper so that I could slit the grooves between the wood panels and distress them a bit. I've only used a minimal amount of mixed media so that the beautiful images would be dominant. Just a bit of colorizing with Cotton Candy Imagine Mist and stenciling. 

To get a uniform look, all three pieces of chipboard were treated the same way. First they were primed with white gesso, then heat embossed with a combination of Ginger and Chili Powder Embossing Powder. The large lantern from the Seaside Lanterns set got a heavier dose of Chili Powder, It was simply tucked in amongst my flowers and other paper layers.  The Harvest Lilies are new to the store and they seemed to work perfectly for this layout! 

I thought the chain and lantern would complete the corner of this page and indeed, they fit beautifully and balanced the design.  

I love the chunky look of the Summer Vacation chipboard and tried to give it a bit more ombre' look with my two powders. I left sections of the chipboard less heated for an interesting texture. 

A good close-up of the dimension you can achieve with your layers, chipboard and flowers. The photo was framed with Seaside Cottage Mermaid and Calling Cards. 

Blue Fern Studios Products used:

Paper: Seaside Cottage Splendor, Mermaid, Calling Cards
Chipboard: Seaside Lanterns, Summer Vacation
Embossing Powder: Ginger, Chili Powder
Mist: Cotton Candy 
Flowers: Harvest Lilies

That's it for today!
See you in a couple of days with project #2!



  1. This is gorgeous, love the sweet photo of Lucy and love all the blooms!

  2. Wat een mooie lay out heb jij gemaakt.
    Mvg Gina Belgium

  3. This is gorgeous! LOVING the photo of Lucy and loving the colors!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. WOW! You have done it again - such a gorgeous Lucy page!!! I really love the colors and how you embellished the layout just enough, leaving the photo and the gorgeous BFS paper to be front & center. LOVE how you distressed the boards!